[mythtv-users] MythTV does not handle daylight savings properly

Craig Treleaven ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Wed Nov 7 00:16:59 UTC 2012

At 6:29 PM -0500 11/6/12, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>On 11/05/2012 05:12 PM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>>On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Michael Watson wrote:
>>>People generally think of time, as it is in there current time zone.  Given
>>>that most Myth Installations are not portable, there is no reason a User
>>>should be confronted by UTC Times at any time.
>>For the non-power rule user, they do not.  As Mike Dean said, power
>>rule users need to know much more, and timezone conversions are
>>now part of that required knowledge, and like a lot of other things, will
>>probably become automatic, and something you do not think about,
>>after a short period of time of using the convert functions.
>>Personally, I just run all the devices I can on UTC (including my
>>watch, mobile phone, clocks on wall, in the vehicle).  It takes but
>>a moment to do the math in my head to subtract the 7/8 hours
>>needed to respond to someone who actually insists on local time.
>Not only have I been saying that we need to get rid of DST across 
>the US, I would also love to get rid of time zones and have the 
>entire world use UTC in their daily lives.  I'd have no problem 
>whatsoever having breakfast at noon and lunch at 5pm and dinner at 
>midnight, nor putting in a grueling day of work from 2pm to 10pm. 
>Unfortunately, it seems I have to convince most everyone else in the 
>world.  The only reason people think that noon is lunchtime is 
>because that's what they're used to--but if they grew up having 
>lunch at 5pm...

Nope, can't support you on that one Mike!  It was a good Canadian 
that developed standard time:  Sanford Fleming.


 From Newfoundland to British Columbia, we've got 5 time zones and, by 
God, we're gonna keep'm!!  ;)


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