In a ground combat scenario, autonomous weapons could be a good thing. Right now, soldiers are tasked with protect others as well as themselves, and in most situations the safest resolution is to kill the antagonist. A machine or robot wouldn't suffer from emotional lapses in judgment (anger, hostility). A robot may have better weapons skills, so instead of a kill shot, may only need to wound. A robot would be more willing to put itself in harms way to protect a living person.
The programming required for such a machine would be incredibly complex, but controllable with defined precision. A human soldier can't be controlled or programmed, and history shows that humans make a lot of bad decisions when it comes to the use of deadly force.
Canada = 1.4-1.8/100k
U.S. = 4.7-6.6/100k
It's amazing how some people will defend the American way of life while being completely blind to the American way of death.
DST takes an hour of sunlight in the morning and moves it to the evening. Here in Toronto, the longest day of the year (June 21) has the sunrise at 4:30am and sunset at 8pm under STANDARD time. Under DST, that becomes a 5:30am sunrise and 9pm sunset.
This has nothing to do with school kids. This is all about shifting our clocks so that we have more sunlight during our awake hours. When we switch to DST in March, sunrise shifts from 6:40am to 7:40am. Sunset shifts from 6:15pm to 7:15pm. It works out very well. So why don't we stay in DST?
Well, on the shortest day of the year (Dec 21) sunrise is 7:48am and sunset is 4:44pm. DST would give us a 8:48am sunrise. DST during the winter would be really frickin' depressing.
Although, to be fair, Saskatchewan here in Canada is perpetually in DST time. They've aligned their time zone permanently with one zone to the east. Their sunrise on Dec 21 is almost 9am!