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Stardates for Global Meeting Times

5:00 am Eastern US / 11:00 am CET / 9:00 pm Australian DST, unless you live in Queensland...
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With all of the recent legislation changes regarding daylight savings time flips, sometimes it becomes a real nightmare to figure out the right times at which to assign a global conference call, (unless of course you live somewhere in Central Europe which seems to always get the best deal for meeting times). I propose we start utilizing a stardate system, based on the current circumferential position and rotation of the earth with respect to the sun and the Big Dipper constellation to assign global meeting times. Surely this would be less confusing.
RayfordSteele, Nov 13 2007


       It's called UCT or GMT, no?
phoenix, Nov 13 2007

       Above 40 ° N the Big Dipper is visible all night long throughout the year. Portions of it are visible at certain times of the year all the way down to mid-latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere. There goes the Aussie, New Zealand, and South African delegates.
4whom, Nov 13 2007

       All times are referenced to GMT, so it would have to be GMT.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 13 2007

       Clever people, those Icels.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 13 2007

       2 no bones should = 3+   

       knocking up for votes...   

       not that I actually have a clue on the idea but... stardates <sigh>
po, Nov 13 2007

       You wouldn't actually have to view the Big Dipper, just have some predetermined position that it is in at some predetermined lat / long that assigns some arbitrary date code function in some arbitrary Commodore 64 timeserver.
RayfordSteele, Nov 14 2007


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