South Pole.

From: Doc Shipley <>
Date: Fri Oct 22 16:35:41 2004

Ethan Dicks wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 10:54:49PM -0400, John Allain wrote:
>>Hey, here's a semintelligent, if OT, question.
>>What time zone is at the South Pole?
> Well... the easy answer is "whichever one we want".
> In fact, the one we have selected is the one that matches where our flights
> come from so it's easy to synchronize operations. That means NZST/NZDT,
> since our flights come from McMurdo, and their flights come from Christchurch,
> NZ (yes, we are at GMT+13 right now, and we _do_ observe daylight savings
> time, even though the sun is up 24/7)

   I did a bunch of work last year for a client whose datacenter is in
the Pacific time zone, but they're an online stockbroker, so all their
servers and most of the desktops at the datacenter site are "3 hours
off", to match Wall Street time.

   It was weird. I learned to account for it OK, but I never really got
used to it.

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