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    Oh boy! Another ridiculous decision by the current administration!

    What a fucking joke!

    Let's all check our computers and VCR's, while at the same time sending our kids to school in the dark.

    A true leader would have never signed this. The more dependent we are on foreign oil, the more vulnerable we are to terrorism and other undesireable situations.

    At least we can keep our lights off for an extra hour a day.

    Like a time change is really going to alter the way one uses electricity. Bullshit!


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    Daylight-saving change could confuse gadgets


    When eBay's clocks failed to jump forward an hour in 2001 to reflect daylight-saving time, the timing on auctions ran into snags, prompting some head-scratching from sellers and bidders.

    At the time, eBay blamed the glitch on a bug in Microsoft's Visual C++ code. Microsoft had released a fix.

    On Monday, President Bush signed a sweeping energy bill that will lengthen daylight-saving time by four weeks starting in 2007--raising the possibility of a smaller-scale repeat of Y2K-like problems.

    For most computer users, the effect would likely be an inconvenience at worst: Their computers will be updated with new software by then, or configured to connect to network time servers that will know the correct time. But because not everyone's computer is networked or updated, some glitches could occur--especially in consumer electronics devices that aren't designed to be reprogrammed.

    "If they're running systems that are not auto-updated, they'll have to be cognizant to make those changes themselves," said Mike Wendy, a representative for the Computing Technology Industry Association. "That will involve a modicum of some sort of education to the community to ensure that that occurs."

    Companies may have to assign additional resources to the shift, Wendy added, perhaps designating some employees to work "two to three hours on a Sunday night before the change" to ensure that the patches do the job.
    For its part, Microsoft promises that its software will be altered to reflect the new law. "We're aware of the upcoming change, and will make sure that Windows handles the transition smoothly," Peter Houston, senior director of Windows servicing strategy, said in an e-mail message.

    More complex networks of computers, such as systems that run power plants or financial institutions, would likely have to undertake more intense reprogramming, which could prove costly, said Robert Cresanti, vice president for policy for the Business Software Alliance.

    "Those systems are generally nonstandard and so they're unique to that institution," said Cresanti, a staff member on the Senate special committee on the Y2K rollover. "I think there'd probably be some more work that needs to be done there."

    Rep. Fred Upton, R.-Mich., and Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., proposed the daylight-saving shift as an amendment to the mammoth Energy Policy Act of 2005. The measure tops 1,700 pages and covers everything from nuclear power facilities to energy-efficient buildings. Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives signed off on it before heading off on their August recess.
    Under the bill, Americans in the 48 states that currently observe daylight-saving time (Arizona and Hawaii don't) would move their clocks ahead by an hour starting on the second Sunday of March, rather than the first Sunday of April. They would set clocks back an hour on the first Sunday of November, rather than the last Sunday of October. The changes would take effect beginning one year after the law's enactment or March 1, 2007, whichever date comes later.

    The four-week extension could save the equivalent of 100,000 barrels of oil per day in energy use, the House Energy and Commerce committee claims.
    The bill charges the Department of Energy with evaluating the precise effects on energy use and gives Congress the option of reverting to the 2005 daylight-saving time schedule after the study is complete.

    The government's reasoning behind daylight saving time is that people will use less electricity for lighting if they have extra daylight later in the evening. The practice first took hold during World Wars I and II but quickly became optional for individual states during peacetime. Only with the Uniform Time Act of 1966 did the government establish a single time-change pattern for the whole country. Before this year's bill, that pattern had not changed since 1987.

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    Here's an idea: Let's just go ahead and set our clocks ahead to 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVH FANATIC
    What a fucking joke!

    Let's all check our computers and VCR's, while at the same time sending our kids to school in the dark.

    A true leader would have never signed this. The more dependent we are on foreign oil, the more vulnerable we are to terrorism and other undesireable situations.

    At least we can keep our lights off for an extra hour a day.

    Like a time change is really going to alter the way one uses electricity. Bullshit!


    How does saving 100,000 barrels make us more dependant on foreign oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere
    Here's an idea: Let's just go ahead and set our clocks ahead to 2008.
    I like your idea.

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    Just ditch day light savings all together.
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    Yeah what a stupid idea to try to save some energy. What will they try to do next?

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    Since when is saving energy a bad thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    Just ditch day light savings all together.
    Isn't there a couple states that don't recognize day light savings? Seems like Arizona and Indiana doesn't but I'm not sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    Isn't there a couple states that don't recognize day light savings? Seems like Arizona and Indiana doesn't but I'm not sure...
    Hawaii....
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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    Hawaii & Az.

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    Parts of the midwest do not recognize it. Some parts of IN and TN for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere
    Here's an idea: Let's just go ahead and set our clocks ahead to 2008.
    Hell yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150
    Hell yeah!
    President Rudy!
    No no. Christopher Walken
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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    "You may recognize some of these chemicals. Let's start with cyanide...The one the Aum Shinrikyo cult attempted to use to commit mass murder in a Tokyo subway in May 1995...The same cyanide produced routinely--1.4 million tons per year--for use in the production of plastics, adhesives, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and so on. It seems that those who put small amounts of cyanide in subways are terrorists. But those who produce it in mass quantities and contaminate broad reaches of soil, water, and air, killing countless living beings, are not terrorists, but rather capitalists, and are counted among the finest and most powerful people on the planet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebrian
    Isn't there a couple states that don't recognize day light savings? Seems like Arizona and Indiana doesn't but I'm not sure...
    Welcome to my state - only half of Indiana observes daylight savings.
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