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[OT] To synchronize system time witn NTP-server with no winter time shift whole year - how to?



On Mon March 30 2009 16:12:57 Tom Furie wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 04:47:38PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > Now, I want to stop arguing about the descriptions. But just one last
> > shot.  I believe it is factually incorrect to say that you 'lose an
> > hour' in switching from standard to summer time. It is conventional
> > wording, it is manifestly untrue. But if people say it often enough,
> > it becomes something that is used in syllogisms as if it were a fact.
>
> To be slightly pedantic about it, if you go to bed at whatever your
> usual time is before the clocks change and still have to get up at the
> same (clock) time in the morning as you did the day before, then you do
> lose an hour of sleep, that night. Then again, by the same argument,
> seven months or so later you get that hour back, so it all balances
> anyway.

In which case, you wouldn't mind randomly sleeping sixteen hours or
zero hours with equal probability because in the long run it all
balances anyway?

--Mike Bird


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