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Regarding timezones: I would rather live ...

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A timezone or two to the east
  923 votes / 4%
More than two timezones to the east
  921 votes / 4%
A timezone or two to the west
  1909 votes / 9%
More than two timezones to the west
  1346 votes / 6%
My current timezone is where it's at.
  14375 votes / 68%
I'll explain my complicated answer below.
  1630 votes / 7%
21104 total votes.
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Regarding timezones: I would rather live ...

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  • Slow Down The Earth (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Dr. Hok (702268) on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @05:45AM (#37324724)

    I seem to live about 2 timezones west of where I am and I don't think moving would help. Mornings are just something I can't do.

    I wish our earth would rotate slower. My personal day length is somewhere around 26 hours. I have experimentally verified it during long holidays (when I studied physics I used to have 3 months of summer holidays with enough funding and nothing to do), where my perceived day would rotate roughly one cycle in a fortnight.

    When I talked to others I found that this is more os less the same for a lot of people. I wonder why we haven't managed to adapt to a 24 hour cycle. Or maybe we did adapt, but our no-longer-hunter-and-collector lifestyle makes us un-adapt.

  • Re:None of the above (Score:4, Interesting)

    by MaXintosh (159753) on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @11:57AM (#37328186)
    Fun fact: Most of Alaska should be one or two timezones behind where they are. The state is UCT -9. Geographically, every non-SE part should be UCT -10, -11 or ±12. But since time is so screwed up in the state's non SE-bits (Either endless light or pretty much none, with rapid changes between the two), UCT -9 works in a pinch. Of course that fact underlines how useless DST is in the north.

    Okay, I lied. That fact wasn't even slightly fun.

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles

 



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