Alex LIVINGSTON alex at
Sun Jan 14 22:31:10 UTC 2001

At 00:10 +0700 2001-01-12, Robert Elz wrote:
>     Date:        Thu, 11 Jan 2001 09:44:25 +1100
>     From:        Alex LIVINGSTON <alex at>
>     Message-ID:  <a04330100b68292dc0db1@[]>
>   | And it's not just because "S"
>   | stands for "standard" in the former case and "Summer" in the latter:
>   | it stands for "standard" in both cases! Sometimes I'm ashamed to be
>   | Australian.
>In Victoria at least, the S that is current now is "Summer".
>It comes from  the Summer Time act, which specifies that
>Eastern Summer Time is what it shall be called.  It doesn't
>actually specify the abbreviation (acronym) but it is a
>pretty obvious step...

In NSW, even though it is "summer" time, it is still legally also 
"standard" time! See

Nowhere in the act containing this are abbreviations defined.


PS: Robert, do you have any idea why your mail's time-stamp offset is 
given as "+0700"? Are you (or is your mail server) on Christmas 
IT, Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052
Fax: +61 2 9931-9349 / Phone: +61 2 9931-9264 / Time: UTC + 10 or 11 hours

At end of today, Monday, January 15,
   time since epoch (1-1-1 at 00:00:00)
     = 730500 days = 2000.04106861 average Gregorian years
   time since 2nd millennium, 20th century, 200th decade, 2000th year
     = 15 days = .04106861 average Gregorian years

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