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O T - I miss daylight savings!
martym
20/05/2014
8:13:40 AM
On 20/05/2014 ajfclark wrote:
>But it would be either way so why not have sun in the evening?

That's real daylight saving:
Work midnight to 8am; have dinner and go out for a while, come home do some chores and eat lunch... Go to the pub till 6pm!
Get some rest and up at 11pm for work...
kieranl
20/05/2014
9:18:36 AM
On 20/05/2014 martym wrote:
>On 20/05/2014 ajfclark wrote:
>>But it would be either way so why not have sun in the evening?
>
>That's real daylight saving:
>Work midnight to 8am; have dinner and go out for a while, come home do
>some chores and eat lunch... Go to the pub till 6pm!
>Get some rest and up at 11pm for work...
In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called night shift, not daylight shaving :)
martym
20/05/2014
11:21:57 AM
On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called night
>shift, not daylight shaving :)

how did you operate on computers?

I worked in an Audi factory in Germany on rotation - 6am-2pm was actually the best shift... although 10pm-6am was actually better than 2pm-10pm - because even though your eyes were hanging out of your head by the end of the shift, at least you had a bit of an afternoon time... the 2pm shift basically meant you had no free time - you'd wake up around 9am do some chores and be on the bus to work..
kieranl
20/05/2014
11:40:52 AM
On 20/05/2014 martym wrote:
>On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>>In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called
>night
>>shift, not daylight shaving :)
>
>how did you operate on computers?
We ran the batch jobs that were scheduled (on paper, no electronic scheduler here), loaded tapes, disk packs (massive thing, probably stored something huge like 1 Mb of data), kept the paper up to printers, made sure the printers were kept vacuumed clean so they didn't catch fire, etc. The Saturday night shift got to print the week's GL trial balance - usually 24 boxes of 4 part stationery and the next shift got to decollate (split it up). That was at the now defunct Try Another Airline. I was on the new system which only took up about 20% of the building while most of the building was occupied by the live old reservation system.

White Trash
20/05/2014
11:51:00 AM
On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>On 20/05/2014 martym wrote:
>>On 20/05/2014 kieranl wrote:
>>>In my days as a computer operator (?extinct species) that was called
>>night
>>>shift, not daylight shaving :)
>>
>>how did you operate on computers?
>We ran the batch jobs that were scheduled (on paper, no electronic scheduler
>here), loaded tapes, disk packs (massive thing, probably stored something
>huge like 1 Mb of data), kept the paper up to printers, made sure the printers
>were kept vacuumed clean so they didn't catch fire, etc. The Saturday night
>shift got to print the week's GL trial balance - usually 24 boxes of 4
>part stationery and the next shift got to decollate (split it up). That
>was at the now defunct Try Another Airline. I was on the new system which
>only took up about 20% of the building while most of the building was occupied
>by the live old reservation system.

so no scalpels or hacksaws then?
kieranl
20/05/2014
11:55:33 AM
On 20/05/2014 White Trash wrote:

>so no scalpels or hacksaws then?
No, the system engineers used magnifying glasses and tweezers.
earwig
27/05/2014
4:08:20 PM
One reason for not having more daylight saving.

martym
3/10/2014
9:49:06 AM
Did anyone hear the guy on the ABC talking about "permanent" daylight saving - with an extra hour in summer? Essentially what he meant was changing the clocks forward an hour.
There seem to be two camps (morning vs afternoon people)

His arguments were:
- Improved mental health - more sunlight is directly associated with health
- Less accidents on roads
- Lower crime rates as most crimes happen at night
- Better for physical health, more time to excercise in the afternoon.


You can imagine, the callers were opposed to his suggestion!
"rather come home in the dark than eat breakfast in the dark"
"what about the farmers!?"
"I'm not taking my kids to school in the dark"
"I jog along the beach every morning..."
lacto
3/10/2014
4:09:31 PM

>"what about the farmers!?"
>"I'm not taking my kids to school in the dark"
first light is currently 5.30. goes to 6.30 with daylight saving so not much of a problem for most farmers the real problem is on extreme heat days particularly milking cows . the bonus is power is offpeak till 7.00 ESTime so an extra hour to finish in off peak @ 20 cent a kwh difference worth $5 to $10 a day to most dairy farmers
who starts to take their kids to school at 6.30 !!!!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
3/10/2014
4:36:56 PM
On 3/10/2014 lacto wrote:
Re
>>"what about the farmers!?"
>>"I'm not taking my kids to school in the dark"

>who starts to take their kids to school at 6.30 !!!!

Soft!!!!
Why when I were a lad we usta get up at 8 pm, an hour before we went to bed (how's that for daylight saving!), so we had time to shine our school-shoes before walking 10 miles to school, in the dark, to -




... learn the Canadian anthem, "He's a lumberjack, and he's ok", etc.

Heh, heh, heh.
martym
3/10/2014
5:39:40 PM
On 3/10/2014 lacto wrote:
>
>who starts to take their kids to school at 6.30 !!!!
His argument was daylight saving all year round.
BA
4/10/2014
2:02:11 PM
On 3/10/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>Soft!!!!
>Why when I were a lad we usta get up at 8 pm, an hour before we went to
>bed (how's that for daylight saving!), so we had time to shine our school-shoes
>before walking 10 miles to school, in the dark, to -

And just for M9s information, that sketch originally appeared in "At Last The 1948 Show" and was mostly written by Tim Brooke-Taylor who came to prominence in "The Goodies". The Pythons also reprised it their recently broadcast show on the telly.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5/10/2014
7:49:48 AM
On 4/10/2014 BA wrote:
>And just for M9s information, that sketch originally appeared in "At Last
>The 1948 Show" and was mostly written by Tim Brooke-Taylor who came to
>prominence in "The Goodies".

Thanks for the background info BA.

>The Pythons also reprised it their recently broadcast show on the telly.

And wasn't it fantastic! Glad you caught it. I considered sending you & dalai a PM to let you know it was on, but figured you wouldn't read it, as like me, you would have been watching it instead of being on Chocky!

Although timeless for content in many ways, I couldn't help but think while viewing the actors; my my, haven't we all* aged...
(*includes myself, heh, heh, heh.)
~> We need more daylight saving to rejuvenate us?
dalai
5/10/2014
5:50:03 PM
On 5/10/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:

>And wasn't it fantastic! Glad you caught it. I considered sending you
>& dalai a PM to let you know it was on, but figured you wouldn't read it,
>as like me, you would have been watching it instead of being on Chocky!

Watched it too M9. Entertaining as always... ;-)

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