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« on: March 21, 2010, 10:51:40 AM »

does the forum time change w/ daylight savings time?
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 01:23:30 PM »

I imagine that, since it's based in some part of the world other than the US, that the answer is no. I know there are a few, but there aren't many countries outside the US which follow that backwards tradition.

(No, I am in no way bitter or otherwise against the idea of daylight savings time. I am completely neutral about it in every way.  16 )
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010, 01:40:07 PM »

I imagine that, since it's based in some part of the world other than the US, that the answer is no. I know there are a few, but there aren't many countries outside the US which follow that backwards tradition.

(No, I am in no way bitter or otherwise against the idea of daylight savings time. I am completely neutral about it in every way.  16 )

other parts of the world do actually do daylight savings time - its just you yanks are jumping the gun and did it last week - we all do it next week :P

if my memory serves me correctly - the forum does switch over as does the game - however the scripts do not - so those scripts that are not hourly will go off in the old time zone example :- if the spawn new server cron script goes off at 6am every day then it will still go off at 6 am however we will all be 1 hour ahead so it will be going off at 7 for us - that make sense ? lol
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2010, 02:50:14 PM »

I'm clearly not well traveled.  16

I still think it's a backwards and pointless practice, though.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 04:48:50 PM »

the stress for it is supposed to be bad for you too
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2010, 11:53:32 AM »

It is fairly retarded, wasn't it made for the trains or something?
It's jsut to f**k with our heads and make us lose an hours sleep  21
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2010, 04:50:34 PM »

 to "preserve daylight"
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2010, 09:57:05 PM »

I always wondered just how it "preserved daylight" when the motion of the Earth is unaffected. We could just knock the clocks back a half hour at this point and split the difference. "Preserving daylight" is pretty pointless these days anyway given the bright artificial lighting we have at our disposal.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 03:56:31 AM »

i cant speak for any other country but here in the uk although DST was invented and banded about before hand the actual notion of it wasnt fully adobted until world war one when some bright spark decided it would help save on candles if the sunlight lasted longer - so they decided to move all the clocks forward so that instead of getting dark at 7pm it would get dark at 8pm instead thus saving 1 hour of candletime and thus allowing candles to last longer.

i dont have specific details but allegedly they even moved it back 2 hours during one of the wars as the supply of candles/oil got very low.

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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 05:43:13 AM »

Let's just move time back a week and save ourselves a weeks work  21
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2010, 03:34:09 PM »

I always wondered just how it "preserved daylight" when the motion of the Earth is unaffected. We could just knock the clocks back a half hour at this point and split the difference. "Preserving daylight" is pretty pointless these days anyway given the bright artificial lighting we have at our disposal.

that and who actually sees the sky

think of it, in schools they treat the kids like mushrooms
1. the keep them in rooms w/ no sun
2. they feed them crap
3. ect.
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 06:26:50 PM »


I always wondered just how it "preserved daylight" when the motion of the Earth is unaffected. We could just knock the clocks back a half hour at this point and split the difference. "Preserving daylight" is pretty pointless these days anyway given the bright artificial lighting we have at our disposal.
that and who actually sees the sky

think of it, in schools they treat the kids like mushrooms
1. the keep them in rooms w/ no sun
2. they feed them crap
3. ect.

OMG this has to be the most awesome thing Bontrose has ever said in the history of HP!  laugh

I have to use this analogy now.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010, 07:22:14 PM »

guess hes recently watched the departed.
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2010, 08:01:41 PM »

Are you saying bontrose wasnt being witty and original? NO WAI  atention
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2010, 09:31:34 PM »

guess hes recently watched the departed.
Are you saying bontrose wasnt being witty and original? NO WAI  atention

What? Impossible! He wouldn't plagiarize!
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