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Creation Reviews and UTC [message #20151] Mon, 23 May 2005 14:57 Go to next message
Bjorn Freeman-Benson is currently offline Bjorn Freeman-BensonFriend
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I received an email from a member today who said that he wanted to
attend today's Creation Review, but nobody was on the phone at 1500 UTC.
Unfortunately, he got the time conversion wrong and was an hour early.

I find this page to be very helpful in doing the time zone conversion:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

I also created dedicated links to the timezone conversion for each
Review on the calendar page:
http://www.eclipse.org/org/processes/index.html

As an example, today's review's link is/was:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=5 &day=23&year=2005&hour=15&min=0&sec=0&am p;p1=0
Clicking on this link, I find that 1500 UTC is 8:00am PDT.

Apologies for any confusion that Eclipse being a world-wide phenomenon
(and hence needing to use UTC rather than any specific timezone) is causing,
Bjorn
Re: Creation Reviews and UTC [message #20154 is a reply to message #20151] Tue, 24 May 2005 13:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Lamont_Gilbert.rigidsoftware.com

Is there a difference between UTC and GMT?

CL


Bjorn Freeman-Benson wrote:
> I received an email from a member today who said that he wanted to
> attend today's Creation Review, but nobody was on the phone at 1500 UTC.
> Unfortunately, he got the time conversion wrong and was an hour early.
>
> I find this page to be very helpful in doing the time zone conversion:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
>
> I also created dedicated links to the timezone conversion for each
> Review on the calendar page:
> http://www.eclipse.org/org/processes/index.html
>
> As an example, today's review's link is/was:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=5 &day=23&year=2005&hour=15&min=0&sec=0&am p;p1=0
>
> Clicking on this link, I find that 1500 UTC is 8:00am PDT.
>
> Apologies for any confusion that Eclipse being a world-wide phenomenon
> (and hence needing to use UTC rather than any specific timezone) is
> causing,
> Bjorn
Re: Creation Reviews and UTC [message #20157 is a reply to message #20154] Tue, 24 May 2005 15:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jerome Lanneluc is currently offline Jerome LannelucFriend
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http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/e u/gmt.html ;-)

CL [dnoyeb] Gilbert wrote:
> Is there a difference between UTC and GMT?
>
> CL
>
>
> Bjorn Freeman-Benson wrote:
>
>> I received an email from a member today who said that he wanted to
>> attend today's Creation Review, but nobody was on the phone at 1500
>> UTC. Unfortunately, he got the time conversion wrong and was an hour
>> early.
>>
>> I find this page to be very helpful in doing the time zone conversion:
>> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
>>
>> I also created dedicated links to the timezone conversion for each
>> Review on the calendar page:
>> http://www.eclipse.org/org/processes/index.html
>>
>> As an example, today's review's link is/was:
>> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=5 &day=23&year=2005&hour=15&min=0&sec=0&am p;p1=0
>>
>> Clicking on this link, I find that 1500 UTC is 8:00am PDT.
>>
>> Apologies for any confusion that Eclipse being a world-wide phenomenon
>> (and hence needing to use UTC rather than any specific timezone) is
>> causing,
>> Bjorn
Re: Creation Reviews and UTC [message #20163 is a reply to message #20154] Sun, 29 May 2005 06:23 Go to previous message
David Williams is currently offline David WilliamsFriend
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On Tue, 24 May 2005 09:26:38 -0400, CL [dnoyeb] Gilbert <Lamont_Gilbert@rigidsoftware.com> wrote:

> Is there a difference between UTC and GMT?
>CL
>

I can't resist ... though "off topic" for Eclipse.
The 'time' is the same.

But GMT is the deprecated :) abbreviation, and
UTC the "modern" abbreviation. And, if anyone wonders
how "UTC" got to be an abbreviation for "Coordinated Universal Time",

"In 1970 the Coordinated Universal Time system was devised by an international
advisory group of technical experts within the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU). The ITU felt it was best to designate a single abbreviation for
use in all languages in order to minimize confusion. Since unanimous agreement
could not be achieved on using either the English word order, CUT, or the
French word order, TUC, the acronym UTC was chosen as a compromise."
[From http://tf.nist.gov/general/misc.htm]
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