1359DST (my last off topic post)
- Aug 1, 2005My last off topic posting
NGUYEN Ivy Wrote: There's someone on this forum who thinks way
otherwise. If you awaken and sleep at the same (absolute) time daily
for years on end, you can easily get used to that, and suddenly
throwing in a missed hour can be a problem.
Pyster Responded: Humans are incredibly adaptable creatures. Those who
have serious issues adapting to time adjustments are the minority.
piebaldconsult Wrote: Do you know of any other laws (or whatever)
that require people to conserve resources?
Pyster Responded: Force Flush Toilets. NO FLUSH TOILETS in places like
Arizona. Water Bans. Forced Recycling. EPA/Environmental laws.
Building insulation requirements. Hotwater efficiency ratings.
Fuel/Emmisions laws, Energy Star Compliance, Etc... In some
socialist/communist countries, they have stringent energy consumption
piebaldconsult Wrote: That the government has no place deciding for
the people how they should conserve resources, especially when the
plan they choose is the least likely to work.
Pyster Responded: The purpose of government is to provide a frame work
in which it's ppl thrive and ascend. Regulating how resources are used
falls into this category.
piebaldconsult Wrote: That adjusting our workday an hour earlier in
the summer does not conserve significant resources <SNIP>
Pyster Responded: If this is true, this is the only valid argument
that can be offered. But you, and other anti-DST zealots, have failed
to find evidence that DST #1 does not offer energy savings. #2
consumes more energy. Studies are flawed, yes, but they are all we
have in the end, aren't they.
piebaldconsult Wrote: Let each individual decide for himself what
plan works best for him.
Pyster Responded: Not to sound corny, but the needs of the many out
weigh the needs of the few. The `few' wanted slaves. The `few' don't
mind pouring mercury into the sky/seas. The majority is not always
right, but it is the needs of the majority that governing bodies must
consider most while trying to balance individual freedoms. Energy
conservation for the masses vs- sleep schedules of the few? Come on.
piebaldconsult Wrote: (Always assuming that DST does indeed
significantly conserve resources in our wasteful society (and getting
moreso everyday), the U.S. I mean, no offense to the wiser cultures
around the world.)
Pyster Responded: 77 other countries embrace the concept of DST. Are
you speaking of some of the wiser countries that do not embrace DST
that still use mercury and sulfuric acid to pan for precious metals
and dump that right into their water table?
"B. Andrew" Wrote: At a risk of being scolded for being Off Topic, I
need to stress that anything deviating, rather than working toward an
acceptable world standard, is a futile exercise. Hence the purpose of
ISO 8601 and a number of other world standards we seem to accept and
Pyster Responded: ISO 8601 supports time adjustments based on
UTC/Zulu/REAL TIME and therefore has no issues with DST.
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