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Why Dr. Drang Likes Daylight Saving Time

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Dr. Drang, back in March 2013:

If we stayed on Standard Time throughout the year, sunrise here in the Chicago area would be between 4:15 and 4:30 am from the middle of May through the middle of July. And if you check the times for civil twilight, which is when it’s bright enough to see without artificial light, you’ll find that that starts half an hour earlier.

This is insane and a complete waste of sunlight. Good for a nation of farmers, I suppose, but of no value to anyone in our current urban/suburban society except those people who get up and go running before work. And I see no reason to encourage them.

Good bit of follow-up to the DST discussion on this week’s The Talk Show.

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eins78
1435 days ago
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…and about those programmers dealing with time: http://youtu.be/-5wpm-gesOY
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gglockner
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Gruber's son must not take the bus to school early in the morning. In Seattle, the bus departs in the dark for the weeks leading up to standard time. Kids hate getting up so early, and it's not safe for the little ones. This would be true in other northern cities like Boston and Minneapolis.
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skittone
1435 days ago
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Exactly. We're not an agrarian society anymore. We don't need light in the morning, we need it in the afternoon and evening, for modern schedules. Our next leap forward should be permanent. That would simplify things, too. And the time changes mess everyone up twice a year.
JayM
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There is no reason it is dark when I get home right now. I do not mind leaving to go to work in the dark, but not when I get home. Next spring we should move forward 1 hour (or half an hour) and never change our clocks again.
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Social Engineering a Telemarketer

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Okay, this is funny.

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Courtney
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No, this is punishing someone in a low-paying crappy job because you don't like their employer. That's not funny, that's holding an individual is responsible for a system's problems.
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Romanikque
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This is a great way to start my day
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expatpaul
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Love it
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christophersw
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This....
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tgb
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Brilliant!
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Please Give Edward Snowden His Medal of Freedom Already (techcrunch.com)

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IE on Windows Phone Now Spoofing iPhone Safari’s Useragent String

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Totally understandable on Microsoft’s part, but man, what a sign of how much the iPhone has turned the industry upside-down. IE used to be the browser whose useragent string others had to spoof.

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rtreborb
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This is sad for so many reasons.
aaronwe
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And shameful that so many websites are still so standards-incompliant that other browsers have to pretend to be Safari to work. It's 2014, and we're still hacking browsers like it's 2002.
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benzado
1536 days ago
Wouldn't it be rich if this was to improve support for Sharepoint?
benzado
1536 days ago
Wait, *Safari* is still pretending to be Netscape ("like Gecko") so this is really just another step in a beautiful matroska doll tradition.
aaronwe
1536 days ago
It's Mosaic all the way down!

Show HN: Markov chains explained visually (setosa.io)

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Stripe Open-Source Retreat (stripe.com)

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