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2004/9/8 [Science] UID:33424 Activity:nil
9/8     OK, I think daylight-saving time is kinda stupid, but i thought of
        *one* benefit in modern times.  During the summer, electricity demand
        spikes during the day as people run their air conditioners.  There is
        also an evening spike as people come home and turn on TVs, lights and
        ovens.  By setting clocks forward in the spring, it makes people get
        home later in the 'solar day' when it is cooler.  This way the 2 demand
        peaks overlap less and it reduces the amount of electricity required
        at peak.  Anyone have some thoughts?
        \_ if you can't think of any other benefit, you're a moron
           \_ Jeez!  Who pissed in your coffee?
              \_ just go with it, dude.  if this guy can start a two page
                 flamefest about daylight savings, i'll be deeply impressed
                 (not to mention entertained.)
        \_ Doesn't setting the clock forward make people go home earlier?
        \_ Here's my 2 cents on why I think we use DST (something I wrote to a
           friend a few years ago): /tmp/daylightSavingsTime.txt.  --- yuen
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