[tz] ICANN contacts Egyptian government about recent last-minute clock change
mj1856 at live.com
Sun Jul 24 04:19:14 UTC 2016
Some details on this, and more on my blog here:
From: Arthur David Olson<mailto:arthurdavidolson at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:55 PM
To: Paul G<mailto:paul at ganssle.io>
Cc: Time Zone Database list<mailto:tz at iana.org>
Subject: Re: [tz] ICANN contacts Egyptian government about recent last-minute clock change
> If subscribing to this mailing list hasn't made me a party to an international conspiracy, I'm going to have to adjust my resum?.
The time zone cabal dates to 1989 (see below).
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Thanks to these Timezone Caballeros who've made major contributions to the
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On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 9:40 PM, Paul G <paul at ganssle.io<mailto:paul at ganssle.io>> wrote:
I think we should have known ahead of time because of the global conspiracy - time zone, leap second and metric system division. If subscribing to this mailing list hasn't made me a party to an international conspiracy, I'm going to have to adjust my resum?.
On July 23, 2016 8:52:18 PM EDT, Howard Hinnant <howard.hinnant at gmail.com<mailto:howard.hinnant at gmail.com>> wrote:
ICANN's paltry psychic skills... One would think tarot card reading training would be mandatory.
On Jul 23, 2016, at 7:03 PM, Arthur David Olson <arthurdavidolson at gmail.com<mailto:arthurdavidolson at gmail.com>> wrote:
"ICANN thrown into confusion by cancelation of Daylight Saving Time" does make it seem as if it's ICANN's fault, no?
On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu<mailto:eggert at cs.ucla.edu>> wrote:
Baher Esmat of ICANN contacted the Egyptian government asking it to give us more notice about clock changes next time. This found its way into the popular press earlier this month; here's the English-language version:
Al-Youm A-M. ICANN thrown into confusion by cancelation of Daylight Saving Time. Egypt Independent 2016-07-08. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/icann-thrown-confusion-cancelation-daylight-saving-time
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