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what time Zone it indicates?

 
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On the forum under the
Last Post column the time indicated represents what Zone?

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It is in the Mountain Time Zone, which is currently using MST (Mountain Standard Time) which is equivalanet to GMT - 7. Of course in a couple of days most of the Mountain Time Zone will be using Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), which is GMT - 6.
 
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I just posted a message at 8:56am CST. The last topic timestamp was 7:59am. So I am guessing it's Mountain time + 3 minutes ahead.

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Yes, it's often off by a little bit. As far as time zone though, there's a note at the bottom of most pages in the saloon:

All times are MST (US) = GMT - 0700

 
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Is there a particular reason why MST is displayed instead of other time zones?

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the server that JavaRanch is running on is sitting in Colorado --- hence Mountain Standard Time.

http://www.ejip.net/contact.jsp
 
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now i am afraid it is daylight saving mountain standard time
 
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Originally posted by Jessica Sant:
the server that JavaRanch is running on is sitting in Colorado --- hence Mountain Standard Time.

http://www.ejip.net/contact.jsp



Thanks for the answer!
 
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[RJ]: now i am afraid it is daylight saving mountain standard time

There is no such thing. We are now on Mountain Daylight Time, MDT. Only the state of Arizona (excluding the Navajo Nation, but including the Hopi Nation which is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation*) actually uses Mountain Standard Time year round. The rest of the mountain states subscribe to the extreme silliness that is Daylight Savings Time.

I was actually in Phoenix this weekend for a wedding, and I managed to postpone DST for one more day (all of Sunday) as a result. Sadly I'm back in one of the backwards states now (Colorado), having lost an hour of my life... (which I suppose is less significant than the 3.5 hours of my life that were lost waiting for America West to find a working plane and crew to transport their overbooked flight from Phoenix to Denver...)

* I was thinking - do the Hopi Nation and Navajo Nation have embassies within each others' territory? And if so, does the Hopi Embassy follow Mountain Standard Time, while the Navajo Embassy follows Mountain Daylight Time? Damn, Tony Hillerman could write a murder mystery based around confusion over the time at which various events take place. If he hasn't already...
 
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What is daylight saving?
 
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In most of the U.S., for some strange, unknown, archaic reason, during the first (i think) sunday morning in april, we turn all our clocks forward one hour. This then effectivly causes everyone to miss the start of events for at least a few days, because some people think it's 10am, and others haven't quit caught on to the fact that it's really 11am.

Seriously, compared to sunrise, you get up an hour earlier, go to work an hour earlier, get home earlier, and eat dinner earlier. then, you still have an hour or so of sunlight to play outside (or whatever).

In October, we reverse the process, and turn the clocks BACK an hour, giving everyone an extra hour of sleep, and confusing us all over again.
 
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That is gonna to cause problem for people who come to US on 1st april. They lose 1 hour worth of time. Why is this process continued when it doesn't look to be useful? What happens to computers clock ? What about scheduled jobs in computers etc.Will it not cause problem.
 
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
In most of the U.S., for some strange, unknown, archaic reason, during the first (i think) sunday morning in april, we turn all our clocks forward one hour. In October, we reverse the process, and turn the clocks BACK an hour, giving everyone an extra hour of sleep, and confusing us all over again.


Has this been done especially for benifit of farmers?
 
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Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:

Has this been done especially for benifit of farmers?



 
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The primary reason for daylight savings time is that it saves fuel by maximizing the amount of sunlight during waking hours at various points during the years. I believe (although I'm not sure) that the first time it was mandated on a national scale was during WWII as a conservation effort.
 
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THIS article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch sheds some light (pardon the pun) on the origin. Although you may or may not believe his reasons.

Computers in the U.S. pretty much handle DST on their own. My PC automatically updates it's clock in the middle of the night when i'm asleep. i think Windows has an option "does your location recognize DST or not".

and if you're coming to the U.S. from overseas, your going to be losing/gaining more than just one hour anyway, unless your coming from Central/South America.
[ April 29, 2005: Message edited by: fred rosenberger ]
 
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