The great Polish Sea from Raymond Chen's blog



  • I thought this was a funny wtf, I never noticed it before but my Time Zones tab is missing Poland. Time zones are difficult enough without having them changing.



  • Arise, Poland!  Arise!

    That timezone map has caused
    trouble before.  A couple pixels representing Kashmir in a "does
    not belong to either country" color managed to get both India and
    Pakistan so frenzied that Windows was, as I recall, banned in some
    places.



    Considering the ephemeral nature of political boundaries and timezone policies, it's probably not wise to base a UI on them.

     



  • At least they did not split up the Polish territory between Germany and Russia in the map. Imagine the political consequences...



  • [quote user="VGR"]

    Arise, Poland!  Arise!

    That timezone map has caused
    trouble before.  A couple pixels representing Kashmir in a "does
    not belong to either country" color managed to get both India and
    Pakistan so frenzied that Windows was, as I recall, banned in some
    places.



    Considering the ephemeral nature of political boundaries and timezone policies, it's probably not wise to base a UI on them.

     

    [/quote]Yes, I read about that. That was in Raymond's blog too, I think.

     

    As for the original link, I was laughing out loud at Raymond's reply to the first guy's comment. Some people shock me when they manage to remember to breathe each day.


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