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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:17 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I appreciate you, Dosraider.
S'ok.

I think you misinterpreted what i do at bars. I SERVE the drinks.
I do not drink them. I have actually given up drinking alcoholic beverages completely.

Though, you are still right. I have no real use for more sun... except actually, for my new found sundays. (they closed the restaurant that i used to work in on sundays, so now i have no shift)
I really would not mind if the sun always rose at 8:30am on a sunday.

My pondering is this: if people seem to enjoy the relocation of the "day" in summer... why do they not keep it all through winter too?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:15 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Because in the long run, it'd be pointless.



Larry Laffer wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_Saving_Time
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:32 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry Laffer wrote:
Because in the long run, it'd be pointless.

What Larry meant:
The whole idea is pointless, and always was.
Meh
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Right! Further pointless!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:09 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I've read that page... I don't understand to which part you are referencing?

"In the long run, it'd be pointless" isn't a clear statement. What do you mean?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote



Two main reasons for DST: leisure activities for the masses and saving energy used on electric lighting of all kinds.


Let's assume dosraider has the following sleeping pattern:

He wakes up at 7am and goes to bed at 1 am.

Let's also assume for the sake of this example that he's on the GMT and that he turns on the lights in his house right after the sun sets.

Now, between April and November, should he not observe DST, he'd waste a minimum of one hour worth of daylight(April/November) and a maximum of 4(mid-June). Of course, he'd still go to bed at the same time, so that's 5(mid-June) to 6(April/November) hours worth of lights on.

As to why'd be pointless? Most people love going out and about when the sun is up. If they were to go to work/school and come back from work/school during the dark, effectively missing most/all daylight, the effective hours worth of "leisure activities" saved over one year tends to be nil(you may save some during summer-time but lose roughly the same amount during winter-time).

Ergo, in the long run, we wouldn't win anything from it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah! I get you now.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:17 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Angry
And here we go again ....... clock shift.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

*yawn*


Not like we've slept any less or anything...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:54 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

We've still got a week to go here in the USA and Canada... (AKA America and America's hat)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha.
I lol'd for real at that.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:37 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured the advice acquired from my time spent at the bottom of the world will suffice...
"Sleep, just like food, drink & sex only matters to those that aren't getting enough. You can get any of these regardless of whether the moon or Sun is out*"

*Disclaimer: I'm not guaranteeing any quality or taking responsibility for accidents caused by following this advice.
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