re: Delta R/B 24908 decay

Walter Nissen (dk058@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:53:16 -0400 (EDT)

Bj"orn is correct that 1319 UTC is 0919 EDT, but this is not the same as 
9:19 pm.  1319 UTC is 9:19 am EDT and 8:19 am EST. 
Please always provide UTC date and time.  Use YYYY-MM-DD (or maybe 
YYYY/MM/DD) and HH:MM:SS.SSSSSS.  The punctuation seems to serve little 
purpose, so I often write YYYYMMDD HHMMSS.SS.  If you don't operate 
routinely in UTC, and might be making a conversion error, especially in a 
transitional month like October, please also provide your village idiot 
time and your presumed conversion, so analysts and readers can detect any 
possible ambiguity.  If you observe during the "defined hour of 
intentional ambiguity", please explain that. 
Please do not quote large portions of previous messages, except under 
unusual circumstances.  That is friendly behavior on UseNet, but not on a 
mailing list.  Usually 1 or 2 lines of quote is quite adequate. 
Walter Nissen          
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