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Fall Back one hour

Postby unjonharley » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:47 am

Storm Sandy has brought attention to the emergency KIT..

Time change batteries in everything.. Even if they are battery/hand cranked..

Pour off the stored gas into the van and refill the jerry cans 15gal.

I eat out of my stored food and shop to replace every month. So eat up deep stored foods/water and replace..

Check medical kit for any outdated and replace

Remove and fluff ( in dryer ) stored blankets and shelter,

Wash KIT container and refill..

Start and run two generators.. Put in a small amount of fuel to run for a half hour.. Run fuel tanks empty.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:53 am

Might as well make it a party while you're at it.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Elliot » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:59 am

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Good and well.

But I would like to talk to the people who are in charge of this preposterous changing of the clocks twice every year. I cannot help but think that somewhere somebody is laughing his head off for having conned half the world into doing something so stupid -- something that causes so much confusion and wasted time, missed appointments and so forth.

Kudos to Arizona and any other state that refuses to participate in the madness!
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:22 am

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Do I remember one winter when the Government decided they would Help The USA Save Energy, and eliminated this whole "fall back" nonsense.
We ended up going to school in the dark.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:24 am

Oh, and Elliot, talk to this moron, it was his fool idea:

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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Elliot » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:29 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:We ended up going to school in the dark.

This phenomenon is easily solved. Countless businesses and organizations operate different hours by the seasons -- a garden center, just as an obvious example. Much easier to use logical "summer hours" and "winter hours" as called for, than to fool with something so fundamental as The Time.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Elliot » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:32 am

Oh, and yes, Benjamin Franklin was brilliant, and wise and much more -- and also a notorious prankster. That just might explain it! :lol:
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:34 am

<Elliot paints his faces and runs around shouting: "FREEDOM!">

(Actually, we are going back to Standard Time after a summer of Daylight Saving Time. So everything is okay now.)
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby unjonharley » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:40 am

It's still a good bench mart (time) to refresh the batteries, fuel, food, first aid and the water filters.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:28 pm

Elliot wrote:Oh, and yes, Benjamin Franklin was brilliant, and wise and much more -- and also a notorious prankster. That just might explain it! :lol:

YEah, I heard he went to the burn in 1996 and 1998.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Box Burner » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:52 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Oh, and Elliot, talk to this moron, it was his fool idea:

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During his time as an American envoy to France, Benjamin Franklin, publisher of the old English proverb, "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise", anonymously published a letter suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight. This 1784 satire proposed taxing shutters, rationing candles, and waking the public by ringing church bells and firing cannons at sunrise. Franklin did not propose DST; like ancient Rome, 18th-century Europe did not keep precise schedules. However, this soon changed as rail and communication networks came to require a standardization of time unknown in Franklin's day.


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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:59 pm

I seem to recall him also doing some work vis-a-vis this thing called liberty.
Or maybe that's another Ben Franklin.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby maryanimal » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:40 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Oh, and Elliot, talk to this moron, it was his fool idea:

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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Sham » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:44 pm

Isn't it, spring back, fall forward? Maybe this explains why I'm always 2 hours late for everything.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Box Burner » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:49 pm

Shambala wrote:Isn't it, spring back, fall forward? Maybe this explains why I'm always 2 hours late for everything.


You mean spring back fall on face don't you?
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby ygmir » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:13 pm

I think he means spring back and home there's something yummy behind you.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Rice » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:34 pm

I love living in Saskatchewan. One of the few places that does not have daylight savings time...

4 pm is always 4 pm, regardless of the time of year.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Elliot » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:03 pm

stretch80 wrote:4 pm is always 4 pm, regardless of the time of year.

AMEN -- and I'm not even religious.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Sham » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:35 pm

stretch80 wrote:I love living in Saskatchewan. One of the few places that does not have daylight savings time...

4 pm is always 4 pm, regardless of the time of year.

What a weird concept. That's just craziness!
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby knowmad » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:37 am

Yes, that probably is nice. but do you know what year it is?
For a period of 170 years (1582–1752), both dating systems were in concurrent use in different parts of Western Europe. The Latin equivalents for O.S. and N.S., which are used in many languages, are stili veteris or stilo vetere, abbreviated st.v. and meaning "(of) old style", and stili novi or stilo novo, abbreviated st.n. and meaning "(of) new style". The Julian calendar had drifted by 11 days from the solar calendar (due to its excess of leap years), so dates differ between the systems.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:04 am

Fuck, you mean it's not even today? Now isn't now?

How confusing. When is now then????
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby ygmir » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:12 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Fuck, you mean it's not even today? Now isn't now?

How confusing. When is now then????


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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby knowmad » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:10 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Fuck, you mean it's not even today? Now isn't now?

How confusing. When is now then????

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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:22 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Fuck, you mean it's not even today? Now isn't now?

How confusing. When is now then????



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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby BBadger » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:26 am

Daylight Savings Time still has use today with energy conservation, and often gets modified during "energy crisis" type situations to reduce power consumption. The most recent change was during Dubya's reign (2007), when DST was switched from April 2 - October 29 to March 11 to November 4. How much energy those 30 or so days really saved is debatable. All I know is that the switch coincided with the exact week that I had to travel somewhere in Europe so I had to deal with that DST clock change twice which threw me off quite a bit.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Nipple » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 am

ygmir wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Fuck, you mean it's not even today? Now isn't now?

How confusing. When is now then????


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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:36 pm

Apropos of not very much at all:
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby gyre » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:09 pm

I hate dst.

They move up prime time tv, so kids spend less time outside.
Fucking brilliant.
Actually when it gets hot here, no one is going outside if they have a choice anyway.

It's calculated that morning accidents rise sharply.
Who could have seen that?

Now my computer has thought it is another time for a week.
I have to reset everything manually.
Those hours are worth something to me.
I don't use half my clocks because it's too much fucking trouble.
Half the tv stations have had different times all week.
Recording timers won't work.

If you want to get up early, get the fuck out of bed.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:38 pm

I hate getting out of bed while it's still dark. Unless I'm going hunting or something. But I work by the clock (unless the rest of you I guess). Better be at work, whether its still dark out or not.
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Re: Fall Back one hour

Postby Rice » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:14 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:I hate getting out of bed while it's still dark. Unless I'm going hunting or something. But I work by the clock (unless the rest of you I guess). Better be at work, whether its still dark out or not.


In the summer here the sun is up around 4am, in the winter it is up around 9am. For me, it is weird to have the sun rise and set at the same time all year around...
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