Question about Epoch

I’m under the impression at Epoch is January 1, 1970 00:00:00
yet in irb I do Time.at(0) and it returns:
=> Wed Dec 31 17:00:00 Mountain Standard Time 1969

Is the five hour difference MST -> GMT ?

TIA
Stuart

Dark A. wrote:

I’m under the impression at Epoch is January 1, 1970 00:00:00
yet in irb I do Time.at(0) and it returns:
=> Wed Dec 31 17:00:00 Mountain Standard Time 1969

Is the five hour difference MST -> GMT ?

Yes.

Hal

On Wed, 5 Jul 2006, Dark A. wrote:

I’m under the impression at Epoch is January 1, 1970 00:00:00
yet in irb I do Time.at(0) and it returns:
=> Wed Dec 31 17:00:00 Mountain Standard Time 1969

Is the five hour difference MST -> GMT ?

TIA
Stuart

yup.

mussel:~ > ruby -e’ p Time.at(0).utc ’
Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1970

-a

errr…7 hour difference, just to correct myself, but got it ! Thanks.

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 07:05:31AM +0900, Dark A. wrote:

I’m under the impression at Epoch is January 1, 1970 00:00:00
yet in irb I do Time.at(0) and it returns:
=> Wed Dec 31 17:00:00 Mountain Standard Time 1969

Is the five hour difference MST -> GMT ?

Err…seven hours? Yes, that’s the MST -> GMT difference.

Steve P.
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