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Tool-tip timestamp shows a Z

Tooltip shows 2009-06-27 00:00:00Z

It's present in the "Question Asker" one, as well:

And the "answerer" one:

Is this some form of usage I'm unfamiliar with, or is it a bug?

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marked as duplicate by random, jjnguy, BinaryMisfit Oct 14 '09 at 10:04

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Z = Zulu.

As in all time is based on UTC or GMT.

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I still don't understand why all these times can't be displayed in the user's local time zone... It'd certainly be far more useful/usable.

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But then it'd be harder for people to figure out when cap rollover was! And there would be endless whining! – Margaret Oct 14 '09 at 3:32
Except that you could default it go GMT and on your preferences where you'd change it, changing your timezone would then change a display saying when the rollover was, etc. That's an easy problem to solve. – cletus Oct 14 '09 at 3:44

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