>When we run out of fresh water, the real wars begin.
Thank God that we can desalinate water then; and that desalination plants, while more expensive, aren't going to increase the price of water to the point you'll be afraid to take a shower. Might be afraid to fill the pool, though.
Might also be afraid to grow vegetables - and that affects everybody in the country.
Ha! The study linked shows that switching to year-round DST is what would save lives. So it's a lack of DST that kills people. You should follow your own links before you post.
It's not the presence or the lack of DST that kills people. It's the pointless change between "standard" and "saving" time that kills people.
For my own lifestyle, I would prefer year-round DST. Yes, it's completely irrational, and we should collectively switch to an 8-4 work day instead of a 9-5 work day, but we have to work with what we have.
I work a 7-4 workday (you get paid for lunch? wow!). But if you're going to fix things, I propose we go to an 8-day week - work 5 days and get 3 off. Two-day weekends are just too short. Since the days of the week are named after the heavenly bodies, we should name this extra day (between Sat and Sun) after Uranus. We can call it Assday. It's the day when you sit on your ass doing nothing.
Luckily for me it seems that the thief did the usual thing: Dumped the SIM card, wiped the phone, and switched it off. It's probably had its IMEI changed by now and been sold on to some oblivious punter, possibly some oblivious punter in another country. Still, the potential for serious issue is making me have second thoughts about replacing the phone with anything capable of doing much more than calling. My question is this: Are there any serious solutions out there for Android that secure against theft?"
I miss daylight savings, at my latitude (Brisbane, Australia) in summer it gets light at 4:30 am. Install all the block out blinds you want, the birds still go nuts and early risers will be out making noise. I don't know why our state doesn't have it, slightly further south they do.
Maybe your state realized that merely changing the wall clock isn't going to make the wretched birds shut up.
Of course not - that's the general idea. You change the wall clock so that "normal" hours for people match the wildlife. He wouldn't be bitching if the birds started at 5:30 (which the clock would read if his state went on DST).
In the UK, it's Scottish farmers who want the early day light. There have been some experiments here with regards to either abolishing it or doing a "double day light savings" (essentially changing to CET).
I didn't bother to read your links (this is
now exporting some 100 billion gallons of water a year
Can someone explain to me how this sentence even makes sense? It seems to imply that the sate is somehow losing water forever by shipping it abroad. But when the water is consumed, whether in China or California, it will eventually make its way back out into the Pacific Ocean, which is the ultimate source for all of California's water. So once the water is used to grow a crop, for the purpose of California's future wetness, it doesn't really matter one iota where the crop ultimately gets consumed.
It should probably read "now exporting some 100 billion gallons of fresh water. When we run out of fresh water, the real wars begin.
I have my own ideas, but I'm curious what others think: What combination of distro and UI would you recommend for an old, basic-level user who is accustomed to the XP interface and adverse to change?" My Grandmother seems happy running KDE on Debian.