[Wikipedia-l] GMT

Anthere anthere5 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 23 18:27:44 UTC 2002

What's more, GMT is now deprecated in favour of UTC,
Coordinated Universal Time (the initialism shows you
it's the fault of the French that Greenwich is now
which is based on the oscillation of caesium ions,
with leap seconds added from time to time to keep the
in line with the sunlight, more or less.
-- Toby Bartels
   <toby+wikipedia at math.ucr.edu>


Except they aren't: Paris (and all of France) is one
hour ahead of GMT.
(No big deal, but I wanted to correct this before the
error snuck into
Vicki Rosenzweig
vr at redbird.org

GMT is deprecated in favor of UTC ???
Funny, I never realised you were not using GMT :-)))

Precision : Paris (and all of France) is one hour OR
two hours ahead of GMT, depending on the season (we
switch in spring and autumn). We decided to go ahead
or backward for energy saving many many years ago
(probably around 1974 ?).


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