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I Love Standard Time

I haven't been posting much in my LiveJournal lately. Twitter seems to be where I'm really hanging out now. Since most of my friends use FaceBook, I have my tweets show up there as status updates so my friends can think I use FB, too. Lately, I've actually been doing a better job of kinda keeping up with stuff on FB. Maybe I'll start being more active here again, maybe not. I still think LJ is the place to be for when I want to post longer things about what's going on, I just haven't had the time to do much of that in a long time. I've even got a post mostly composed about getting a game-used baseball at one of the games I went to last summer, but I just am not getting around to pulling it out of my head and putting it on the computer. I still read LJ every day, though, so I've been mostly keeping up with what a lot of you are doing.

Anyway, I was looking at my calendar recently and noticed that Daylight Saving Time is around the corner. It reminded me how much I love Standard Time. I figured I'd write a little note up here encouraging everyone to enjoy Standard time while we have it, 'cause we'll start the Great DST Lie before you know it.

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meep
Feb. 13th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Aw dammit.

How I hate DST. And we have to be on the clock of the rest of the world now, because of my job and D's school.
drmellow
Feb. 14th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
The horror!

I envied how you guys stayed true while the rest of the world lied.
virtual
Feb. 14th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
Bush's cute stunt with changing the time frame of DST rendered my VCR obsolete (not the only reason it was headed that way obviously but it didn't help). I'm sure forcing it to be landfill food (yes, I recycled it) made things better somehow or something.

The net result? People consumed the same amount of energy, maybe a bit more as a consequence of the change. Only thing that changed was the time offset of the peak in the daily cycle.

Imagine all the carbon burned to download and install firmware and software updates for various devices that rely on time-of-day clocks. Then there is non-fixable hardware replacement and all the ensuing waste generated to dump, or energy and materials consumed to recycle.

The change was worth it?
drmellow
Feb. 14th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
Also, DST kills.
justinpinnix
Feb. 14th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
I disagree
I disagree. Standard time SUCKS! I hate it being freaking dark when I get home. It means I never get to do anything other than go to work and sit in this junky house all night. Or, if I do need to work late, that's one less hour I have before time "getting shot in the parking lot" time.

Standard time is the true enemy. How come during the winter, when the days are at their shortest, we move the clock back an hour to make it dark EVEN EARLIER? That's just stoopid!

So yes, we should stop changing, but where we should leave it is DST!
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