One more worry? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I have a simple question, Is it worth worrying about the fact that Russia can look forward to this situation: For 7-12 hours they will have experienced roll-over while U.S. military hasn`t? Is this a non-issue?

-- bud (bud@computers, April 16, 1999


If they do a first strike, it's irrelevent. If they don't it's their ass!

-- R. Wright (, April 16, 1999.

If I was Ivan I'd be worried ;)

-- Andy (, April 16, 1999.

I was kinda wondering about this myself.

I don't know about the Russians, but the US Military is on "zulu" time aka Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Which is basically the meridian that goes through England.

Certainly less than 7 hours at that point.

Obvious question, if they roll over first, they would have to "strike" us and be done before their rollover. So if the nukes don't fly by say, 9pm GMT, we should be ok. (I hope)

Anybody know what time the Russian Military is on?


-- Jollyprez (, April 16, 1999.

Russia is on EET = GMT +2 so there will be 2 hrs time difference between US military and Russian military. You bet that this is already known and put into the big picture. Btw. Z-time or GMT is EST -5. Rickjohn

-- rickjohn (, April 16, 1999.

Where in Russia are you calculating that time? East or West? It is a big place with several time zones.

-- winna (??@??.com), April 16, 1999.

I would imagine there will be a lot of fumble-fingers on both sides trying to reset TOD clocks to get an edge :)

What a stramash!

-- Andy (, April 16, 1999.

The Russians DO NOT have to nuke us!

Y2K will do it for them!!!! Duh!!!

-- smitty (, April 16, 1999.

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