Re: Time drift in amd64
On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 10:24:30AM +0100, Martin Dickopp wrote:
> Both of you are joking, I take it. But just in case someone is tempted
> to take this suggestion serious: The sun position does *not* peak at
> 12:00 "winter time" or 13:00 summer time. The deviation can be an hour
> or more, and furthermore it changes every day.
The sun does peak the same time every day, but it's only at noon exactly
if you are in the right place on the planet (for your time zone). If
you are east or west of that the time will be off a bit, but it will
still be the same every day. The earth is pretty consistent in rotating
at a steady speed. Otherwise sundials wouldn't work very well.