EST, EDT, UTC, and the Robot

Time zone map of EDT

Just in case you were wondering, the Anti-Robot Inundation Army is headquartered in the US Eastern Time Zone – Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) [UTC-4 or UTC-5, e.g. either 4 or 5 hours behind prime meridian time].

ARIA is presently under the tyranny of the semi-annual switch between Daylight Savings Time (or in this zone Eastern Daylight Time. EDT) and Standard Daylight Time (EST). This means that part of the year we are UTC-5 and UTC-4.

Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). 
Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Having this information is important to ARIA mostly for silly Web app programming and sometimes for examining server logs and stuff.  Is it important to you? That’s up to you.