Re: [OT] To synchronize system time witn NTP-server with no winter time shift whole year - how to?
On Tuesday 31 March 2009 00:39:46 Mike Bird wrote:
> On Mon March 30 2009 16:12:57 Tom Furie wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 04:47:38PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > > Now, I want to stop arguing about the descriptions. But just one last
> > > shot. I believe it is factually incorrect to say that you 'lose an
> > > hour' in switching from standard to summer time. It is conventional
> > > wording, it is manifestly untrue. But if people say it often enough,
> > > it becomes something that is used in syllogisms as if it were a fact.
> > To be slightly pedantic about it, if you go to bed at whatever your
> > usual time is before the clocks change and still have to get up at the
> > same (clock) time in the morning as you did the day before, then you do
> > lose an hour of sleep, that night. Then again, by the same argument,
> > seven months or so later you get that hour back, so it all balances
> > anyway.
To be unpedantic and factual, what officially happens here in the UK is that
we lose an hour of clock time. The clock hour between 01:00 and 02:00 does
not exist that night. Clocks are deemed to move from 00:00:59 to 02:00.
When we move the other way we gain an hour of clock time. Clocks move from
01:59:59 to 01:00:00.