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Doesn't save me any energy. I'm as tired after a 23 hour day as a 25 hour day. More, even.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:47 AM
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Scientologists live on a 28 hour day schedule.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:50 AM
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Actually I rather like Beck.


Posted by: Bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:10 AM
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I was heartbroken when I realized this meant waking up at 6 was going to be that much harder next week, since I can't fall asleep until after midnight. My time clock was permanently altered by working night shifts.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:11 AM
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Boy! Akron/Family sure did blow, and presumably still are blowing!

A far cry from the fucking awesome show they put on in 2005 or whenever. I would blame the sound but the openers sounded great. And this is their second night at the venue.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:12 AM
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I know! I have to be up and out of the house by 6 tomorrow. 6PM, yes, but I'm not looking forward to it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:13 AM
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I hate you, Sifu.

And dommage, ben. Sounds like a tragedy - but at least the openers were good?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:15 AM
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Huh, where'd my comment go?

The openers were surprisingly good. Citay.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:20 AM
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Huh, where'd my comment go?

Sacrificed at the altar of Daylight Savings, I expect.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:22 AM
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A false god if ever there was one.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:24 AM
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What false god that makes these crops so freakin' easy to harvest?!?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:25 AM
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Every year in the spring farm kids make a little Daylight Savings Man out of a sheaf of wheat.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:28 AM
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I always said studying history could be dangerous, but no one ever believed me. Until now.

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Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:28 AM
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13: so really, that story: what the hell? That's an engineering disaster for the ages.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:33 AM
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Indeed. I want to see the follow up on how the hell a building just collapses. (And, also, to give credit where credit is due, the article is the subject of a blog post at EotAW).


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:40 AM
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I like Beck.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:58 AM
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Just as it became possible to get up at the crack of dawn, they moved dawn.


Posted by: jim | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 5:52 AM
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He sucks that much.

Dude, have you heard Modern Guilt? Easily his best album since Mutations. It made me want to synchronize my thetans.


Posted by: inaccessible island rail | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 6:59 AM
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15: Probably some innovative design that didn't have all the bugs worked out. Does anyone remember a big article in the New Yorker five-ten years ago about the Citicorp Center in NY? It had some exciting new structural design. Halfway through the construction, some engineering intern said to his boss "Hey, I've been checking the calculations for practice, and I keep on getting them wrong -- it looks to me like the building's going to fall down in a 20 year gale. Can you show me where I'm messing up?" And the boss couldn't find the error, and kicked it upstairs, through a couple of iterations until it got to the genius who designed the silly thing who said "Huh, that is a problem. Bolt on some more structural reinforcements!"


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 7:13 AM
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I like Beck.

Me too. Why you gotta be a hater, Stanley?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 7:15 AM
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13: Goodbye, Heinrich Böll archive! Oh well, never liked him anyway. But this:

Böll - most famous outside Germany for his novel Group Portrait with Lady

Really? I have never heard of this book.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 7:30 AM
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12. Also 17. And 44, when it happens.

Of course I'm still on Winter Time. And will be for another two or three weeks. Yay.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 7:31 AM
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DST is awesome. Why should sunlight be wasted on morning people? Much better to have extra time to play outside in the evening.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 8:29 AM
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I think Heinrich Böll is most famous outside Germany for "Billiards at Half Past Nine" and "The Lost Honor of Katarina Blum". Then "Group Portrait With Lady" is tied for third with "The Clown".


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 8:43 AM
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DST is awesome. Why should sunlight be wasted on morning people? Much better to have extra time to play outside in the evening.

I thought we were changing to normal time, and DST was the time that adds more sunlight in the morning in the winter.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 8:44 AM
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24: Yeah, I definitely would have said one of those two for his most famous, inside or outside Germany. Hello, Volker Schlöndorff movie!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 8:48 AM
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25: No, DST is summer time, when the sun reaches its zenith at 1:00 PM, as God intended.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 8:56 AM
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what i find disturbing that it seems floating either april or march, the beginning date, no? don't remember the last year's day, i woke up to find the late hours, but it was not me, i was punctual as always
i'm glad to find that black tea does not make me gag, green tea bags always do that for me, i thought something wrong with the tea processing, if i drink tea in the morning before eating anything i always have some nausea, which never happened before back home


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:07 AM
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I like Beck too. Must be the over 40 crowd.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:12 AM
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DST sucks. You want more daylight in Summer? Come in early. Where do you get off making me come in early?

(My son's school bus will be at the stop at 6:30 am tomorrow. Any of you proponents who'd like to help get him out the door should drop me a line).


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:28 AM
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I like Beck, and I love DST. My most firmly held public-policy position is that we should have DST all year long.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:32 AM
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the Citicorp Center in NY?

Do you mean the one in midtown east, the one on great big black stilts, the one that looks like a Bauhaus domicile for a Dark Lord? Christ, that building already makes me extremely nervous.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:54 AM
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Billiards at Half Past Nine is what Böll is most famous for in the U.S., but I think Group Portrait with Lady is second. Evidence: those are the two on my bookshelf, and I've never read them and have no idea how they got there, which means I must have picked them up for $0.50 at some library book sale on the basis of "hey, I've heard of that".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:55 AM
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Wikipedia has the disturbing details about the Citigroup Center.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:58 AM
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32: It's on 53d between Lex and Third -- I'm not sure if you're thinking of the right building. It is on stilts, kind of, but it's gray/silver rather than black.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:59 AM
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oh, Happy International Women's Day!


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:59 AM
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You ant-DST people all must hail from souther areas. Having the sun still up after leaving work at 6 feels like God's own breath of hope after a long, cold time of suffering.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:02 AM
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Tea in the morning makes me puke, read. I gave up coffee for about a year and had tea instead, but I got sick of puking every day.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:04 AM
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So you would have had to wait another two weeks until sunset got there on its own. I'd rather not have to lose the hour's sleep.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:04 AM
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38: It took a year to figure that out?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:11 AM
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the tea prepared from tea bags? or you prepare real tea in the teapot with brewing?
if that, i don't know what to think, maybe i (sorry, you too) have an ulcer then


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:12 AM
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the disturbing details about the Citigroup Center.
Hey, I used to work in that building. I'm so glad they fixed it.

I'd rather not have to lose the hour's sleep.
Complain, complain. You get it back next fall.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:13 AM
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38: Golly, same with me. Will happily drink tea in the afternoon, but in the morning --instabarf.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:13 AM
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We are morning people, with the assitance of caffeine. We have been trying to stop drinking diet coke (and less coffee) and drink more tea.

Our current favorite is plum oolong. mmmmm good.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:15 AM
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assistance, darn it.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:17 AM
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If morning tea is making your stomach hurt, maybe you're drinking overly tannic tea? Consider steeping it for a shorter time or switch to a lighter blend. Tea in the morning sometimes makes me want to throw up too, and I'm too much of a coffee addict anyway, so take all of this advice with a cup of salt.

That Citibank building is a terror. I'm never going within a block of that thing again.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:17 AM
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41: I was making teapot tea with Scottish Breakfast. I love it, and it's very tasty, but definitely, the barfing had to stop.

40: I thought I would get used to it, but the effect increased over that year. I thought it was better than being a coffee addict, but it's not.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:19 AM
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I join in 40's mystification, and 46 might be what's going on. Not in the mornings or systematically, but every so often I'll have an overbrewed cup of tea, and it's surprisingly nauseating. It's like flipping a switch: it's a perfectly harmless beverage until it hits some level of strength, and then suddenly it's barftastic.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:21 AM
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stop drinking diet coke

Never!!!! It is the breakfast of champions.


Posted by: Idealist | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:32 AM
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so black tea seems okay
back home i always drank milk tea, so milk perhaps blocks that, tannin or what induces nausea
i never actually vomit though, just feel like i'm about


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:34 AM
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I've come to appreciate chugging energy drinks first thing in the morning for that eye-twitching goodness.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:35 AM
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it seems floating either april or march, the beginning date, no?

It was changed from April to March in the US a couple of years ago, IIRC.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:35 AM
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Milk tea is easier on the stomach, for sure. Most of my puking happened when I didn't have enough milk.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:35 AM
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True, come to think of it. Bad memories of nauseating tea are all about tea with lemon and honey, not milky tea.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:37 AM
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Never!!!! It is the breakfast of champions.

Back away from the diet coke, Idealist. Now get back in that pool!


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:56 AM
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I'm totally psyched about daylight savings. I hate standard time and dread the switch every year. I'm excitedabout having it be light at 6PM.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 10:59 AM
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I don't quite get why summer hours are the ones that need meddling.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:10 AM
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Mmm. I'd be perfectly happy with year-round DST, I just hate the switching.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:13 AM
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Coffee has just been reported to greatly reduce cirrhosis risk. I seem tobe part of that dataset, based on my recent blood tests.

Tea in the morning on an empty stomach also nauseates me, but it's very, very possible that I brew it wrong.

In Hong Kong I saw Chinese wrinking milk tea, and it just seemed wrong. Maybe they've been perveretd by the British. But for a Mongol to drink milk tea would be perfectly normal, of course.

Read if you're still around, are Lopsang Sioochong and Russian Caravan like Mongol teas? Because that's what I imagine.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:17 AM
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It was changed from April to March in the US a couple of years ago, IIRC.

However! The timeserver with which my computer synchronizes hasn't been updated to reflect that!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:25 AM
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sorry, i never tried Lopsang Sioochong and Russian Caravan, can't tell, maybe i'll try it if i find them
sometimes i recall i read somewhere something when shopping, at unfogged too, read i mean, and buy it to try
it's Georgian green tea, with milk and salt, some people don't like it, even the smell, i had a roommate, a korean girl, she doesn't eat meat or drink milk i guess, so she moved out after one month, coz my niece happened to be visiting me and she likes to cook unlike me
so the roommate said she can't stand the smell, though i think our food does not smell any stronger than kimchi or pizza


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:29 AM
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It is the switching. Split the difference and never switch again, says I.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:42 AM
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Coffee and DST will be pried from my cold dead fingers.

Coffee has just been reported to greatly reduce cirrhosis risk.

Had a death call yesterday that looks like the guy might have managed to intentionally drink himself to death. 48 year old alcoholic. Found by his sister on the kitchen floor.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:55 AM
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How do you intentionally drink yourself to death? Chug grain alcohol?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 11:57 AM
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The fact that DST appears to be a fairly effective, is more evidence to me that humans are not going to cut it in the long run. If we must resort to fooling ourselves with parlor tricks with the clocks rather than simply changing the times that we do various activities, well good fucking luck.

It reminds me of how annoying Manhattan/New York is with the late times for so many activities (like brunch in the afternoon). So much extra energy burned so folks can affirm that they really are urban sophisticates by doing everything in the dark. We're not Iowans! We're really, really not!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:08 PM
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I can not fathom why someone with otherwise excellent musical taste such as Stanley could hate Beck. Feel indifferent to, sure. But hate? Beck "sucks"? I am baffled.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:15 PM
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52: And while I 'm complaining, the unilateral move of the times in the US is a pain in the ass for those who do a lot of work with folks overseas. (most of the world changes March 29th this year). Puts a goofy little 3 week period when the time is off a week. Plus I get tired of explaining that no there is not a setting on the computer that makes it all come out right, that if you have a mixed US/European meeting that you have to choose which time zone to follow and the other folks are off by an hour (in fact on the computer it almost always follows the time zone it was originally made in which folks sometimes lose track of). Plays havoc with recurring regularly scheduled meetings.

And I want some good fucking European cheese with this whine. And I want it now. Not an hour from now.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:16 PM
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Sorry, JP. It's illegal.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:19 PM
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Will happily drink tea in the afternoon, but in the morning --instabarf.

Hmm, this is how I am with coffee, not tea. But Diet Coke is my savior anyhow.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:24 PM
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How do you intentionally drink yourself to death? Chug grain alcohol?

Yeah, he had a couple pretty big bottles of whiskey next to him on the floor, and it looked like he'd purged a bit at the end. Supposedly had been talking about suicide for a while. There was a loaded .44 mag on the floor of the bedroom that was unfired. He also had been trying to stop drinking, with really bad DT. Maybe couldn't take it, fell off wagon so hard his body shut down? He was also diabetic. Hard to know for sure as he didn't leave a note or anything.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:27 PM
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You people whose responses to tea, but not coffee, or with things reversed, baffle me.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:28 PM
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31: I totally agree. Daylight Saving Time year round!


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:32 PM
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However! The timeserver with which my computer synchronizes hasn't been updated to reflect that!

Aren't most time servers set to UTC and the time zone files on your computer take care of things like DST? Are you sure you updated your TZDATA?


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:37 PM
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someone with otherwise excellent musical taste such as Stanley

This point may be where you're off. My reaction to Beck's music is a subjective "blech!" but I'd be hard-pressed to sound convincing if asked to explain it. I would say something like, "It's too noisy on purpose and that's annoying" or "the beats are boring" both of which are vague and unconvincing.

Basically, I'm not trying to convince of my weird preferences here. Just noting them.

For the record, I hold similar unfirmly-supported-but-firmly-held opinions of many (but not all) Pearl Jam and Led Zeppelin songs.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:39 PM
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"Trampled Underfoot" is the greatest Zep song. Maybe the only really good one. Otherwise, diss away.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:44 PM
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The wikipedia article in 34 links to a non-gated (because illegally posted) version of the New Yorker article LB mentioned.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:47 PM
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73: perhaps the cause was a setting in /etc/conf.d/clock.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 12:54 PM
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Nope!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:05 PM
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I am glad that drinking Diet Coke instead of coffee/tea in the morning is becoming respectable.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:05 PM
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The British used to change to British Summer Time a week before the U.S. switched to DST, so we were out of whack then too.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:07 PM
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Nope!

is /etc/locatime an actual file or a symlink? If it is an actual file it could be from an old zoneinfo file.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:09 PM
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/etc/localtime that is.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:10 PM
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It's a symlink to /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:12 PM
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Beats me then. Maybe the time server really is configured to send timezone corrected times which would be weird, but possible.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:16 PM
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You people whose responses to tea, but not coffee, or with things reversed, baffle me.

Both coffee and tea come with a lot of strange substances that cause different reactions in people - though, in my case, I think it all has to do with differing concentrations of caffeine.

I am glad that drinking Diet Coke instead of coffee/tea in the morning is becoming respectable.

I am not sure about respectable; when I drink it in the morning I do it shame-facedly in my office at 7:30, whereas if I brave the jitters that come with the higher doses of caffeine from coffee, I do it without shame in front of my class.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:18 PM
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Is that zoneinfo file up to date? I remember having to fix a bunch of those a few years back when they started moving the DST changeover date around.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 1:24 PM
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Sunset here at the tropical 40th latitude was already at 6. Moving to DST this early is just idiotic. I can't fathom all you people who evidently wish to awaken predawn for 8 months out of the year, as opposed to the 2-4 that the earth's tilt and society conspire to effect.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:20 PM
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Is that zoneinfo file up to date?

Oh, that must be it.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:31 PM
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I've seen Beck play live twice, both in intimate and strange surroundings. The more straightforward was at a hilltop mansion near my house at a fundraiser for a free health clinic, where he put on a live Mutations/Midnite Vultures-era show with a small band in a medium-size backyard. A few years before that, an art gallery mounted a retrospective of Beck's Fluxus grandpa's work, and in the parking lot Beck played a weird, jammy show that involved someone dressed up as a dolphin with an enormous penis. The night after that, his little brother pushed a piano off the roof of the gallery. I still see the little brother around town.

The weekend that my bass player came to L.A., he found himself invited to a party where he wound up sitting in on a basement jam with Beck. Los Angeles could only go downhill from there.

I haven't loved anything he's done from Sea Changes on, so comparing the new stuff to Mutations is aces for me.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:55 PM
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I love Sea Changes.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 2:59 PM
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I didn't realize Beck ever actually played at his own shows. I thought he just jumped onstage at other people's.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 3:00 PM
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But, my music tastes might be suspect since we recently were really enjoying a cd in our car, when we suddenly realized it was Stanley.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 3:02 PM
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What kind of music does your daughter like, Will?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 3:09 PM
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Anything with a beat. She loves Bob Marley and Tinariwen.

When I want her to behave, I play "If not for you" by Dylan.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 3:14 PM
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Ooh nice. I didn't know Tinariwen.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 3:26 PM
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I heard about them from NPR.

We dance around dervish-style at night. She loves it.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 3:31 PM
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Gentoo is fucking with me:

All the old timezone data files belong to glibc.
At some point in the past, things were split up; the tzdata files now belong to a package called timezone-data.
I can't upgrade to the timezone-data system because portage won't, in installing one package, replace files owned by another. To get around this, one much upgrade to the new glibc.
However, the new glibc has the new timezone-data package as a dependency.

Catch-22!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 3:50 PM
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Well if it makes you feel better you aren't the only one to run into this.

Gentoo-Linux-Package-NOT-merged-due-to-file-collisions-problem-and-solution

I don't remember running into this problem though.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 4:07 PM
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COLLISION_IGNORE, huh.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 4:09 PM
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Huzzah!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 4:11 PM
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Puts a goofy little 3 week period when the time is off a week.

Fortunately, one doesn't have to worry about this when dealing with Asia, since hardly any country there uses DST.

The US sure evangelizes on DST, apparently. Both Japan and Iraq had it imposed on them, and got rid of it soon after regaining sovereignty-in-name (1948-1951 and 2003-2007 respectively).


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 6:10 PM
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JRoth: Get a dawn simulator. Then it will be light by the time you get going. What time do you get up anyway?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 6:32 PM
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101: Or more accurately one has always had to deal with the negative effects of DST changes, but folks who work between those countries and DST ones are used to it. It really is mostly an issue between Europe and US which people assume are in sync, or remembering that Canada went along with the US change while Mexico did not.

The country I deal with the most in those time zones is Australia, where the date change turns one 2-hour relative time change into two 1-hour ones (including WA for the time being which is in a DST "trial" period).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 6:50 PM
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What time do you get up anyway?

It was just starting to be light at 6:30 am here; I imagine quite a few people have to be up before that.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 8:57 PM
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The US was out of sync with Europe before the move, wasn't it? Something like the US being one week later instead of a few weeks before.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 8:59 PM
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i calculate it's still only 10pm yesterday's time and can't go to sleep, feels too early
but should, will get too tired tomorrow


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03- 8-09 9:23 PM
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The time change is usually a great goodness to me and last year I loved the time change coming sooner rather than later but this year it really fucked with me. Last night I basically could not sleep. That wasn't entirely the fault of the time change but the time change is what started it and kept me awake to the point that the utility work down the street and flights of mind kept me wide-eyed well past any sane hour.

Also, I hate Beck. His only redeeming moment is his appearance in that episode of Futurama.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 8:24 AM
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For a while now, we've wanted to move the babies' bedtime from 6pm to 7pm without having to endure an additional hour of total crankypantses in the evening. Thanks, DST!


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 8:46 AM
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Last night I basically could not sleep.

Me too. I must have fallen asleep for a short period of time, but my dreams were about tornadoes and dying horses and crying babies so I don't really count it as restful. Stupid daylight savings!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 8:49 AM
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105: Something like the US being one week later instead of a few weeks before.

You're right I had forgotten that it was a week off in the spring (Europe was last Sunday in March versus first Sunday in April). I think everyone just wrote that week off as a confusing mess, but it really is not different than what I complained about above. (And BG mentioned the same in 80.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:10 AM
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It's nice to have the cats back to a later feeding schedule. The fat cat gets his food from a timed dispenser, and for a while there it was happening at 6 AM and 6 PM. We have to feed the skinny cat while the fat cat is eating, otherwise ... well, there's a reason he's the fat cat.

Changing the time on the dispenser would require using the instruction manual, so we never did that.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:40 AM
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94: Can I recommend one of my favorite groups, Soweto String Quartet? They play some regular string quartet stuff but their masterpieces are traditional African songs played on European string instruments. Great music, plus major swipple points 'coz they're all ethnic and shit.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 03- 9-09 9:52 AM
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