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Old November 12 2013, 11:54 PM   #76
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

Not necessarily hate, just...annoyance, really.

Time is, or at least should not be, subject to the whims of people who just decide it's an hour earlier or later. It should be as near to absolute as possible. Just decide on a standard and STICK WITH IT.

I agree with the concept of time zones, because different parts of the globe are under different levels of sunlight at any given time. But the concept of DST is a useless affectation. Let people just shut the fuck up and *accept* however dark or light it is at any given time.
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Old November 13 2013, 12:47 AM   #77
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Time is, or at least should not be, subject to the whims of people who just decide it's an hour earlier or later. It should be as near to absolute as possible.
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Old November 13 2013, 01:11 AM   #78
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

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Let people just shut the fuck up and *accept* however dark or light it is at any given time.
Holy Not-Morissette Irony, Batman!
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Old November 13 2013, 01:19 AM   #79
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

"Not-Morrisette"?
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Old November 13 2013, 01:38 AM   #80
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Let people just shut the fuck up and *accept* however dark or light it is at any given time.
Seriously? Was this written without recognizing the irony of your own position on the matter of time?
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Old November 13 2013, 01:59 AM   #81
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

^ Honestly I can't remember what I said about that. Enlighten me.
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Old November 13 2013, 02:03 AM   #82
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You're complaining about a time change, then telling people to not complain about time changes. Hard to not see the irony in that position.
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Old November 13 2013, 02:26 AM   #83
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

I am sorry, I can see how that seems inconsistent. Let me rephrase: There should be a single, unified time standard that does not involve any changes whatsoever. So I should, in effect, have told people not to complain about a LACK of time changes.

If that still seems awkward, well, that's as clear as I can get right now.
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Old November 13 2013, 02:31 AM   #84
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

Everyone is free to live by universal time if they so wish. It's just that hardly anyone does.
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Old November 13 2013, 03:53 AM   #85
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

Let's all just split the difference and adjust the time by 30 minutes. That will be the new universal time.
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Old November 13 2013, 06:03 AM   #86
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

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Holy Not-Morissette Irony, Batman!
"Not-Morrisette"?
He's referring to singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic," which became the subject of debate over her misuse of that term.
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