Exactly. But they want everyone else to get up earlier too!
Your right that my comment was slightly confusing since the "CET option" is actually "Single/Double Summer Time" but you're wrong if you think it wont mean 10 am sunrises. You're using London latitudes. From the Lighter Later site: "At Christmas in Edinburgh, for example, the sun is only in the sky between 8.44am and 3.42pm." So if we add an hour to 8.44 we get
... 9.44. And go further north? Then we get to 10. From Wikipedia: " it would mean that, in northern Britain and Northern Ireland, the winter sunrise would not occur until 10:00 or even later".
Take an opinion poll after months of sunrise after 9 am (BST all year), or even 10 am (the CET option) and see if people still agree. The RoSPA figures are just guesstimates based on the assumption that the rise in morning accidents wont offset the fall in evening ones. They're not facts.
Not so fast, I'm in the UK too and I vehemently disagree with this ridiculous idea. In fact it would make more sense to move the other way (lighter earlier) given our latitude. But really there's no need to monkey about with the clocks.
It's hard to imagine a subject on which there are more ill-informed opinions amongst supposedly intelligent people than Daylight Savings Time. Just read the arguments for and against here for confirmation. In the summer months sunrise is earlier and sunset is later so there is more light at both ends of the day. Daylight Savings [in its "Spring Forward/Fall Back" form] artificially shifts an hour of light from the morning to the evening. Whether this is a good idea or not is pretty much down to lifestyle choices. There's no underlying logic to it. Most people (including myself) wake up earlier in the summer. DST essentially removes the option for us to use those extra hours of daylight constructively by pretending it's an hour later than it is so we have to go to work instead.
But why do you have to steal an hour of the morning's warmth and light to achieve this?
Have you been on the Bucky? BST means there's an hour less daylight in the mornings and an hour more in the evenings for the summer months. You have the benefits completely back to front. Perhaps you're thinking BST is the norm and putting the clocks back is the benefit. If you want more light in the mornings then you should be shifting to GMT-1 in the winter and shifting to GMT+1 in the summer. Although this would make sense the two hour shift would not be popular.
It's not advantageous to me in the slightest if it gets dark at, say, 10 pm as opposed to 9 pm in the summer. Why would it be?
They're not anticipating a post-Apocalyptic "Mad Max" landscape, just one where banks collapse and/or the government steals their savings. This has occurred in many countries within living memory to a greater or lesser degree.
Nice. Bizarre racist abuse as you can't counter my arguments. Fyi, I and my ancestors have been in Britain since time immemorial.
Allowing multiple TVs per household per license does not contradict my statement that it's a tax on hardware. My objection - as you know perfectly well - is the lack of any reasonable mechanism for opting out of watching BBC channels and not having to buy a license.
The BBC's funding mechanism is so utterly indefensible that it almost renders any discussion of quality moot. A tax on hardware which goes exclusively to one content provider??? This is just ridiculous. Of course it manages to produce the occasional high quality programme but overall the standard is mediocre and falling. Also senior management are drawn from a very small soi-disant intellectual liberal elite.
"Another partial boon to FOSS communities is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA)." I guess when you're in jail for watching your DVD on a Linux box on the grounds you subverted the DRM you'll have that to console you.
Games? What do games have to do with it? How can these idiots be so muddled in their thinking? If disasters create a need for this sort of labour then build a platform and let people who want to help download a a client and get assigned some chunk to work on. The server aggregates results and assigns the chunks. Spread the word via social media when there's an urgent need. Job done. I don't play computer games at all these days but I'd be happy to tag images for an hour if it would help responders to a disaster. This utterly mistaken idea that this concept needs to be coupled with gaming can only have come from a sort of 'cargo cult' view on computing. Oh, look at all these geeks playing computer games all day, we need to harvest them for our tasks, so lets embed them in the games...