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    Re: Time
    From: Nigel Gardner
    Date: 2000 Nov 10, 4:18 PM

    The time zone boundaries are 7 & 1/2 deg (sorry I have forgotten how to get
    the half character) East and West of Greenwich then 15deg (and are
    immutable) and are referred to as Rick said as +4 or -3 or whatever, they
    are also lettered westward from Greenwich so +4  would be Delta time. M is
    +13 , presumably to allow the Aleutians to have Daylight Saving Time,
    continuing the alphabet westward we end up back in the Greenwich time zone
    as Zulu. Standard (or sometimes called Legal) times can be a bit weird, for
    example New South Wales is 10hrs but the town of Broken Hill kept 9.30 and
    I believe that in the US the city fathers of some places have decreed some
    peculiar local standard times. A friend of mine tells me that he came
    across one place that had a very odd time in order to get round State
    drinking laws. The major example of fiddling the standard time way from the
    zone time is for territories straddling the Date LIne.

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