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Re^2: If I were to compete in an Olympic event, it would be:

by vagnerr (Prior)
on Feb 24, 2006 at 12:26 UTC ( #532522=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: If I were to compete in an Olympic event, it would be:
in thread If I were to compete in an Olympic event, it would be:

You may have heard of luge (sp?) where instead of going down the bobsleigh run in a perfectly sensible bobsleigh. They do it feet first on what can only be described as a tea tray. In skeleton they do it head first!


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[stevieb]: it's a reminder to re-inforce it :P
[atcroft]: james28909: That particular questions was a bit of trick, actually (depending on the country you are in). More interesting is, if you are trying to subtract from an epoch time, for instance, you might have to consider when/if DST occurs for a location,
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[atcroft]: james28909: Although if your program is using a database, you might be able to "pass the buck" to the database and ask it to do the date change for you....

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