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Old 03-09-2011, 11:41 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Mark Rehorst View Post
As I understand it, the firmware in Kindle is based on unix/linux. The system clock in all unix/linux computers is set to GMT/CUT and the clock display is based on the time zone relative to GMT/CUT. The Kindle may be time stamping files based on the system clock time, not the displayed clock time. If you are on the pacific NW, you are at GMT -8 time zone.

The reason to set the system clock in all unix/linux systems to GMT is to allow easy, accurate comparison of data located in different parts of the world. Small differences in time can make a big difference in some types of financial and legal transactions.
That explanation probably appeases me!

I certainly wouldn't want my One-click to upset the financial world too much by having the wrong time stamp!
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