> > I thought they messed around with it so they could get up later in
> > the winter. I'm all for DST in the winter, and double-DST in the summer.
> > Andy
> But surely all that extra sun just fades the curtains faster ?
> I know at least one town in NZ and one in Arizona where they don't
> alter their clocks
All of Arizona stays on Standard Time year round. They don't need or
want the extra daylight!
>All of Arizona stays on Standard Time year round. They don't need or
>want the extra daylight!
Well, I tried hard, but reading this, I cannot resist: Know that Israel
(latitude ~= Arizona ?) does have DST and the changeover date is changed
every year (sometimes twice) by the minister of the interior. Keeping
several machines on a heterogenous network up to date with this random
number generator is not funny at all. I have been known to show up at work
1 hour early/late once a year or so in the last few years (sometimes they
move the change date on very short notice - like 2 weeks or less). Windows
and Unix hosts have their own ideas about when the DST starts/ends and the
ensuing hunt for mistimed machines can go on for weeks ;-( So there is no
need for GF's to s**** the clocks, as they have a government minister for
this here. This DST business reminds me of a certain Chaplin film where
other devices were used to make people 'more efficient'.
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