Our (US) $s at work.

Temlakos temlakos at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 23:43:49 UTC 2005


taharka wrote:
> Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> 
>> Two years from now, folks running older versions of RH or FC for which 
>> no glibc update was issued will have their clocks stop showing correct 
>> time for most of the year.
>>
>> That's because Washington has screwed around with Daylight Savings 
>> Time, again. They don't have anything better to do inside the Beltway, 
>> apparently.
>>
>> I always thought that daylight time was a joke. It's totally stupid, 
>> and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I am aware of the official 
>> excuse for daylight time, but I still think it's stupid, it's dumb, 
>> and idiotic. If anyone is really serious about saving energy, they 
>> should simply change the timezone permanently.
>>
>> Starting in 2007, the so-called "standard time" will actually be in 
>> effect for less than half a year. Standard time won't really be the 
>> standard most of the time. Isn't it amazing? The US is now the 
>> laughing stock of the entire world. You can almost see everyone point 
>> their fingers across the Atlantic: “Those dumb yanks, they can't even 
>> make up their mind what time of day it is, most of the time!”
>>
>>
> Hmm.... laughing stock of the entire world but, longer lines of folks 
> breaking their necks to get into this country legally or illegally ;-) 
> Coming to the very country they're laughing at :-))
> 
> taharka
> 
> Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.
> 
> 

Besides which, I /hope/ no one is trying to suggest that the USA is the 
only nation in the world that keeps different times in the summer and 
winter.

Temlakos




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