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Re: To synchronize system time witn NTP-server with no winter time shift whole year - how to?

Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 2009-03-29 11:49, Paul E Condon wrote:
> [snip]
>> A few weeks ago, my Lenny system switched over from displaying time in
>> MST
>> (Mountain Standard Time) to MDT (Mountain Daylight Time). It did this, I
>> believe, because the switch-over is mandated in the official locale
>> coding
>> for this region (Colorado). I would like to now how to take a pass on
>> this
>> switch-over part of the local locale. And how to do it ahead of time, so
>> that for me, I don't have to find an unwanted task of undoing a unwanted
>> change waiting on a Sunday morning. My version of what I think OP was
>> asking for is a variant of locale that does not honor local mandates for
>> switching to and from summer-time. It is very much a cultural thing. 
> That's the point: it's cultural.  And it's not an important moral issue
> like Jim Crow.  So why go against every other clock in CO, UT, WY, NM &
> MT are now in MDT.

Because summer time is a *bad* thing. Having a consistent time without
an artificial shift twice a year is the *right* thing.

Besides it has nothing to do with democracy except that the ruling
politicians of the time thought it might be a good idea to try on their
subjects. In the meantime it has proven to be a lot of hassle with no
(or very little) benefit and - at least in my country - the vast
majority is in favour of abolishing this enslaving of millions of


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