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Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2018-11-04 04:05:14 UTC
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Dorothy J Heydt
2018-11-04 04:53:55 UTC
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Steve Coltrin
2018-11-04 14:56:20 UTC
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Don't forget yours!
The Pi will automatically do its thing while we sleep.
If my quick mental inventory is correct, there are 21 objects in my
house that have some timekeeping capacity[1]. Ten of them set
themselves - and the others I don't bother with, because I don't care
in the least what time they think it is. (One of which is an _actual
clock_ which I just haven't gotten around to goodwilling yet.)

[1] Excluding decommissioned computers, phones, etc. and a telescope
mount which forgets its time when it's unplugged (and which I don't
expect to ever use again), and possibly excluding a 'smart' TV which I
do not allow to be smart.
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Greg Goss
2018-11-05 12:22:18 UTC
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If my quick mental inventory is correct, there are 21 objects in my
house that have some timekeeping capacity[1]. Ten of them set
themselves - and the others I don't bother with, because I don't care
in the least what time they think it is. (One of which is an _actual
clock_ which I just haven't gotten around to goodwilling yet.)
I actually would use the kitchen clock, which has been gradually
setting itself towards Standard Time for the past couple of weeks. I
expect my roommate will re-set it. She's been advised to change the
battery while it's off the wall. Why is it so hard to align a wall
clock onto a simple nail when putting them back?
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Dorothy J Heydt
2018-11-05 13:57:23 UTC
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Post by Steve Coltrin
If my quick mental inventory is correct, there are 21 objects in my
house that have some timekeeping capacity[1]. Ten of them set
themselves - and the others I don't bother with, because I don't care
in the least what time they think it is. (One of which is an _actual
clock_ which I just haven't gotten around to goodwilling yet.)
I actually would use the kitchen clock, which has been gradually
setting itself towards Standard Time for the past couple of weeks. I
expect my roommate will re-set it. She's been advised to change the
battery while it's off the wall. Why is it so hard to align a wall
clock onto a simple nail when putting them back?
Because while trying to put, not the nail into the hole, but the
hole onto the nail, you can't see either one.
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Greg Goss
2018-11-05 12:25:20 UTC
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[1] Excluding decommissioned computers, phones, etc. and a telescope
mount which forgets its time when it's unplugged (and which I don't
expect to ever use again), and possibly excluding a 'smart' TV which I
do not allow to be smart.
I still remember Windows 95. At 2:00 AM on the specified date it
reset itself to 1:00 AM. An hour later, it was 2:00 AM on the
specified date ...
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Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2018-11-05 17:41:04 UTC
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[1] Excluding decommissioned computers, phones, etc. and a telescope
mount which forgets its time when it's unplugged (and which I don't
expect to ever use again), and possibly excluding a 'smart' TV which I
do not allow to be smart.
I still remember Windows 95. At 2:00 AM on the specified date it
reset itself to 1:00 AM. An hour later, it was 2:00 AM on the
specified date ...
It really burned us at a place I used to work. We had nightly jobs
that did a lot of important summary and update tasks. I think they
ran at like 2:30am, so the Spring Forward completely skipped over the
trigger time. Why we weren't running those servers in GMT I'm not sure..
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Default User
2018-11-04 18:28:06 UTC
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Comics synchronicity:

https://www.gocomics.com/bc/2018/11/04


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Lynn McGuire
2018-11-05 18:10:07 UTC
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https://www.gocomics.com/bc/2018/11/04
Brian
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Robert Carnegie
2018-11-05 00:01:56 UTC
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Mine was last weekend, I think. Although... now you mention...
Lynn McGuire
2018-11-05 05:47:41 UTC
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My two brothers and I climbed all over the Stonehenge rocks in 1973 when
we lived in England. I can assure you that they do not move. At all.

BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.

Lynn
Robert Carnegie
2018-11-05 10:10:03 UTC
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My two brothers and I climbed all over the Stonehenge rocks in 1973 when
we lived in England. I can assure you that they do not move. At all.
BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.
Lynn
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge>,
restoration / restored / etc.

...reminds me I'm due for a dental check up.
Greg Goss
2018-11-05 12:26:15 UTC
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BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.
You don't need to specify "except". On Sunday, we got RID OF DST.
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Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2018-11-05 17:38:14 UTC
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BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.
You don't need to specify "except". On Sunday, we got RID OF DST.
My proposal is double daylight time. In November we jump ahead *another*
hour. Darkness at 5 sucks..
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Scott Lurndal
2018-11-05 18:45:25 UTC
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BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.
You don't need to specify "except". On Sunday, we got RID OF DST.
My proposal is double daylight time. In November we jump ahead *another*
hour. Darkness at 5 sucks..
hear! hear!
Dimensional Traveler
2018-11-05 21:08:38 UTC
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BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.
You don't need to specify "except". On Sunday, we got RID OF DST.
My proposal is double daylight time. In November we jump ahead *another*
hour. Darkness at 5 sucks..
hear! hear!
If we absolutely MUST adjust our clocks (a premise I don't agree with)
then let's just move them half an hour ONCE and be done with it.
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Dorothy J Heydt
2018-11-05 22:27:54 UTC
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BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.
You don't need to specify "except". On Sunday, we got RID OF DST.
My proposal is double daylight time. In November we jump ahead *another*
hour. Darkness at 5 sucks..
You're going to have darkness in some portion of the 24-hour day
anyway. Six months of it, if you live at one of the poles. If
you live at the equator, it'll be pretty much 12 hours
year-round.

"In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to be by day."
--Stevenson
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Cryptoengineer
2018-11-06 03:20:54 UTC
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BTW, DST sucks. Except for "Fall Back", I like that one.
You don't need to specify "except". On Sunday, we got RID OF DST.
My proposal is double daylight time. In November we jump ahead *another*
hour. Darkness at 5 sucks..
Britain did just that during WW2, to save energy

"British Double Summer Time"
https://www.timeanddate.com/time/uk/time-zone-background.html

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