OT - DST

Around here school bus drivers are the bottom of the food chain. Wonder how many kids, nationwide, are going to get hurt going to school in the dark the next few weeks?
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Wonder why you think there's any reason to suppose the number will be any higher than it was two months ago, when it was dark with*out* DST?
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On Mon, 12 Mar 2007 12:12:07 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@milmac.com (Doug Miller) wrote:

I was wondering the same thing.
In December, some kids went in AND returned from school in the dark. <G>
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In December it was dark every day at the same time and gradually got darker and or lighter over a period of weeks.
With DST the mornings are "suddenly" dark again. No adjustment period, like the gradual darkening of days in December.
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Doesn't make it any darker....
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I wonder how much money it costs to turn all the clocks back? Apparently this was the idea that actually got implemented in 1929 by the Germans to conserve fuel during WWI IIRC.
Global warming is a concern to many and now we add another hour to the day light!
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lighter later in the day but darker in the morning.
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Yeah that's what they want you to believe. ;~) I hope the hood went in easy.
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*snip*
What? You mean we don't add another hour to the day light? *mental image of the world collapses*
DST is just a stupid human trick. Alarm clocks are human torture devices. Caffeine is used to keep you awake due to the above.
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I dunno, how many were hurt a month or so ago when it was just as dark in the morning as it is now?
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wrote:

In Houston it is almost a weekly occurrence that you hear of an accident involving a school bus. 6 to 8 weeks ago all mornings were dark and the days were gradually getting lighter since then.
Suddenly this morning it has gone back to Dark again. Its the sudden change that prompts accidents, not the natural gradual change.
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I hope there's never a solar eclipse that affects Houston. They'll probably have to reopen the Astrodome as triage for all the accident victims.
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Yeah, what's with that?
Didn't they teach the asshole transplants, who now make up most of the population, to drive in the dark before they came down here to Texas?
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"Dave Hall" wrote in message

It's called latitude?
IIRC, the FIRST time it was ever that dark at 7AM in this area was on March 11, 2007.
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I think it is an early profit-grab by the batteries people. They keep telling us to change all the batteries in the smoke alarm when the Time changes. Also, they're in Cahoots ( a small town in Alberta) with the watch makers, who operate under the philosophy that 'things break when you screw around with them' and it's just their ploy to sell more watches. Now get this little-known conspiracy agenda......most people don't know how to reset their digital watches and DVD/VCR players..and, the idiots we all can be, we have lost our manuals to help us change the time. So, off we go to buy new ones, those that come with manuals, so we can be on time again....some even get new cars because the clock in the radio needs resetting.
There is more to The New DST than meets the eye...and I'll tie it into Iraq and the neo-cons by this afternoon and fire up a website and make CNN by midnight.
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"Robatoy" wrote

I'll go ahead and invoke Goodwin's Law right now to save the trouble later (whenever later happens to be this time of year).
GDR
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Wonder how much money is really being saved, especially given all the extra energy that was required to modify all the systems to account for this new start time.
[Don't have a dog in this fight, AZ doesn't do DST. Amazingly civilized; not having to wake up today jet-lagged despite not going anywhere]
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wrote:

As a network admin, it was a pain to implement. But hey, we would have just been goofing off reading users' email otherwise, so it isn't really a net cost. ;-) And this is presumably a one-time thing. At least until the next time they decide to change it. And if you get jet-lag from a one hour time change, you must be very, um, sensitive. ;-)
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According to a recent study at UC Berkley, it doesn't save anything.
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Since every one is working, shopping and waking up when it is lighter and hotter in the summer I suspect that more energy is used as a result. When DST was originally implemented in Germany it was 1929. Not too many air conditioners were being used like there is today. They wanted to save energy on lighting not cooling.
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