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Pandabird #1 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

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Just curious, rather annoyed with seeing everything announced in "Cest/CET", googling a time converter, comparing it to GMT, get a hunch, just to realize it's still wrong.

 

 

Is it that hard to use standard GMT+/- when announcing the time? Nobody use it anymore? is it outdated?

 

 

Yes i am aware that cet stands for "central european time"

 

But i was kinda sure GMT was more,,,, international

 

They never taught us any CET in school. Doubt any nordic/western country did.



TheLordFlasheart #2 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

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GMT is less used, now its UTC.

hucca1 #3 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:31 PM

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CET is the most important time zone in Europe. GMT is more of a British only thing. Just educate yourself a bit and google it for fun.

Edited by hucca1, 16 April 2014 - 01:33 PM.


Wabbit_Slayer #4 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:32 PM

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  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark (mainland)
  • France
  • Germany
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  • Serbia
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  • Spain - except Canary Islands, which are on wet/west
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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LazzerChicken #5 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:35 PM

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GMT(UTC) is outdated. It was withdrawn in late 70 I believe.

Its even banned in some countries to use GMT as it confuses people.

 

CET is used by whole EU as a standard.



Fish__Food #6 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

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View PostTheLordFlasheart, on 16 April 2014 - 01:28 PM, said:

GMT is less used, now its UTC.

Yeah right, it's been UTC since 1972, most here were probably born after this, yet we still stick to GMT.



Valvalecia #7 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

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View Posthucca1, on 16 April 2014 - 03:31 PM, said:

CET is the most important time zone in Europe. GMT is more of a British only thing. Just educate yourself a bit and google it for fun.


Where I live we only use GMT, and personally I've never heard CET used outside random sites in the internet.



Kalkalash #8 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

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As far as I know, usually everything is in CET, which is the most common time zone in Europe. It's not that hard to use it. Just take the time and the number of hours that there's time zones between. For Finland for example, it's always CET+1.

 

I find using GMT/UTC much more confusing, as it changes. (So UK isn't always UTC, sometimes it's UTC+1)


Edited by Kalkalash, 16 April 2014 - 01:38 PM.


Fish__Food #9 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

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View PostLazzerChicken, on 16 April 2014 - 01:35 PM, said:

GMT(UTC) is outdated. It was withdrawn in late 70 I believe.

Its even banned in some countries to use GMT as it confuses people.

 

CET is used by whole EU as a standard.

But it isn't a standard GMT or more correctly UTC is a standard.



Pandabird #10 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:38 PM

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So our government is badly outdated in addition to being weak and corrupt

 

 

thanks for the answers guys.

 

Was surprised seeing sweden/norway using Cet lol our schools tell us lies (at least they apparently did in the 90's <.< "GMT is global and all important countries use it" yeah right)



mnha #11 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

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View PostLazzerChicken, on 16 April 2014 - 02:35 PM, said:

GMT(UTC) is outdated. It was withdrawn in late 70 I believe.

Its even banned in some countries to use GMT as it confuses people.

 

Including Brits. The amount of times I've seen GMT confused with BST is staggering.



Yndy_ #12 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

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Being in a EEST country, I use CET (but not CEST) on a daily basis when discussing with our business partners from abroad. Otherwise, we'd never know the time of our meetings/conf calls :)

AN225 #13 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

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View PostPandabird, on 16 April 2014 - 01:24 PM, said:

Is it that hard to use standard GMT+/- when announcing the time? Nobody use it anymore? is it outdated?

 

The fact it is standard for you it does not mean it's standard for them :)

 

It's like you asked Brits couldn't they drive on the right side of the road as it is a standard.

Or Americans couldn't they use kph instead of mph.

 

Standards vary around the world mate :)



kevenh_66 #14 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

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:? UTC 'replaced' GMT

 

Being 'old fashioned' (or just old!) I still use GMT & BST :P


CET is UTC+1 (source wikipedia)

 

EDIT: Blimey, old & slo - lots of posts posted while I wrote mine :(


Edited by kevenh_66, 16 April 2014 - 01:41 PM.


CptBarney #15 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

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never knew they stopped using GMT lol i knew about CET though when my teachers was teaching us geography but still never knew they changed GMT to UTC.

 

so many ruddy words so little time.



ChroTal #16 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

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All relevant european countries are on CET. (CEST is summer time)

 

GMT would work too, but honestly why make it more complicated for 90% of european population, just to make it easier for Brits?



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    View Postmnha, on 16 April 2014 - 01:39 PM, said:

     

    Including Brits. The amount of times I've seen GMT confused with BST is staggering.


    yes but they post CET when they mean CEST and that's not confusing?



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View PostChroTal, on 16 April 2014 - 01:40 PM, said:

All relevant european countries are on CET. (CEST is summer time)

 

GMT would work too, but honestly why make it more complicated for 90% of european population, just to make it easier for Brits?

Because it is polite and better to use a standard rather than a local time. It might apply to more people, but a standard is always the same.



Private_Bufu #19 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:43 PM

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Gues im to old school then, GMT for the wins, i convert my CEST straight back to GMT and im not a brit.

Edited by Private_Bufu, 16 April 2014 - 01:44 PM.


Pandabird #20 Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

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Alright, time for me to officially re-educate myself (btw i'm not british)

 

So If CET is 15.00

 

I'm @ GMT+2 and the time is 15:45 here

 

 

It means 15.00 CET will be in 15 minutes, correct?






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