[time-nuts] GMT

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jul 30 02:59:24 EDT 2005

In message <009801c5948e$b8802580$0500a8c0 at darius.domain.actdsltmp>, "Bill Hawkins" writes:
>The WSJ says that the UK still uses GMT. When the NASA person
>called out "On my mark..." time during pre-launch activities,
>it was specified as GMT.
>What relationship does GMT have to UTx time? The hill in Greenwich
>is now just a museum, right?

The difference is that the UK government defines GMT and therefore are not
bound by the foibles of UTC if they don't want to be.

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