[tz] Utah may drop DST

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Thu Oct 16 13:15:51 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014, at 08:41, Patrice Scattolin wrote:
> What you suggest though could be useful to set watches or microwaves to 
> the correct local time using OTA data like the clocks that derive their 
> time from atomic clock radio signals. To my knowledge that signal 
> doesn't include any TZ info. Seeing the low value in these devices I 
> doubt there will be pressure to pay for the infrastructure for such a 
> solution.

The atomic clock radio signal is in UTC. You have to configure the clock
for a base timezone, but the signal does include embedded DST
information at the day level (the clocks are hardcoded to make the
transition at the next 2:00 local time).

AIUI it's centrally located for the whole country, so they can't send
"what timezone you are in now" data the way cell phone towers can.

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