Originally Posted by mcrs
Nope. For some people who've never been living outside of the US, then they start thinking that the time table for the universe revolves around the States' PST, CST, EST. We go with GMT for universal timing first of all. And, as for the "Date Line
", it is pretty fixed already, as shown on this picture below. You can blame it on the Brits who very much demarcated this "Date Line
" along the area of the map since the early 1900's. Yupe, Like Hill60 had said, Australia is indeed one day ahead of the States for any foreseeable future. Hence, Australians will get their new Iphones first before Americans do. [/URL]
1) The IDL is imaginary and manmade. Not that it's not a straight line. Understand what the IDL is used for and why there are only 24 time zones if you think there are ares on the world that have more a 24 hour difference.
2) There are 24 hours in a day. Another manmade construct (the French tries metric time after the revolutionary war. It was a nice idea but it failed in favour of the, probably earliest, Babylonian numbering system).
3) As of this posting it's 6:45am on Thursday, 23-AUG-2012 where I am -and- 11:45pm in Sydney, Australia. It's not 11:45pm Friday, 24-AUG-2012. The only honest things you can say is that the day starts
in Australia before time zones to the West of it.Edited by SolipsismX - 8/23/12 at 6:54am