Saturday's Question of the Day

By: ricderr , 1:49 PM GMT on November 02, 2013

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Well here we go once again, where we move our clocks in what is some maniacs way of saving us an hour of sunlight. Oh I know I rarely answer my own questions but come on folks, twice a year my sleeping schedule gets screwed up and for the next two weeks I'm going to be either up late, not wanting to wake up or just plain confused. OK, I'm confused on a daily basis so I guess I should say I'll be even more confused. Set the clock at one times and for the love of God, leave it alone, which leads to the QOD:

Do you like or dislike our semi-annual time change?

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23. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:27 PM GMT on November 07, 2013
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22. Patrap
3:07 AM GMT on November 03, 2013
Men

Meh'

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21. ihave27windows
2:31 AM GMT on November 03, 2013
Quoting 19. ycd0108:
I think RenoSoHill's comment #259 on Fishless' place says it all.


I saw, and it is flippin' brilliant!
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20. beell
1:41 AM GMT on November 03, 2013
Taken in context, I'm not sure if that meets the qualifications of TMI-but it's close, Mary.
:-P
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19. ycd0108
1:10 AM GMT on November 03, 2013
I think RenoSoHill's comment #259 on Fishless' place says it all.
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18. ihave27windows
12:11 AM GMT on November 03, 2013
Quoting 16. beell:
Can you imagine? Without fail, every day at 5AM, someone herds you into a brightly lit barn and straps your more sensitive parts to an uncaring, unfeeling, loud, and cold piece of sucking-stainless steel. Probably the least pleasurable aspect of a day-in-the-life of most dairy cows. There are probably exceptions in the bovine and human species but this may not be the time or place to explore that possibility.

If you're a cow, your long-term memory is not the greatest but your sense of circadian rhythms are superb. 6 months is plenty long enough to set that rhythm.

And then, one frosty November morn, Farmer John rousts you from cow slumber an hour early? I'd be a bit cranky.

After a few days, the cows adapt and resign themselves to the change. Milk production and temperament creeps back to normal. A similar recovery in productivity and mood noted in most humans.

Moo!


I guess you never saw a woman pumping her breasts for her baby. Uncaring, unfeeling plastic sucking machine...being engorged is worse! Probably TMI, but, oh well! haha!
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17. theshepherd
8:49 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Quoting 16. beell:
Can you imagine? Without fail, every day at 5AM, someone herds you into a brightly lit barn and straps your more sensitive parts to an uncaring, unfeeling, loud, and cold piece of sucking-stainless steel. Probably the least pleasurable aspect of a day-in-the-life of most dairy cows. There are probably exceptions in the bovine and human species but this may not be the time or place to explore that possibility.

If you're a cow, your long-term memory is not the greatest but your sense of circadian rhythms are superb. 6 months is plenty long enough to set that rhythm.

And then, one frosty November morn, Farmer John rousts you from cow slumber an hour early? I'd be a bit cranky.

After a few days, the cows adapt and resign themselves to the change. Milk production and temperament creeps back to normal. A similar recovery in productivity and mood noted in most humans.

Moo!


Amen.
Everyday the cows here on the ranch start walking from the south pasture to the north pasture at 4:30 PM.
The more I watch them, the more I think they have things all figured out.

They just want their treats and then they just want to be left alone.

Except for Cowboy, the Charolais bull. He thinks he's a puppy.
Happy happy happy.
:)))




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16. beell
7:27 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Can you imagine? Without fail, every day at 5AM, someone herds you into a brightly lit barn and straps your more sensitive parts to an uncaring, unfeeling, loud, and cold piece of sucking-stainless steel. Probably the least pleasurable aspect of a day-in-the-life of most dairy cows. There are probably exceptions in the bovine and human species but this may not be the time or place to explore that possibility.

If you're a cow, your long-term memory is not the greatest but your sense of circadian rhythms are superb. 6 months is plenty long enough to set that rhythm.

And then, one frosty November morn, Farmer John rousts you from cow slumber an hour late/early? I'd be a bit cranky.

After a few days, the cows adapt and resign themselves to the change. Milk production and temperament creeps back to normal. A similar recovery in productivity and mood noted in most humans.

Moo!
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15. ricderr
7:21 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
The cows did not like the time change either.



i knew there was more than just a good steak as a reason to like cows
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14. RobDaHood
6:59 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Quoting 13. beell:
I've milked cows back in the day. Using cold, stainless steel, electric milkers. Take it on faith. The cows did not like the time change either.

That might be the best reply yet.
Animals know better.
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13. beell
6:40 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
I've milked cows back in the day. Using cold, stainless steel, electric milkers. Take it on faith. The cows did not like the time change either.
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12. airman45
6:38 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Don't like it. It is an ancient monster that needs to be done away with. Some states don't observe it(Arizona, Hawaii, parts of Indiana). Europe changes one week earlier than the U.S., which makes that one week interesting when scheduling telecon and video teleconference meetings with our HQ in the U.S. Our Bahrain office, and all of the Middle East, do not change. Can't the world have one standard on this??
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11. RobDaHood
6:26 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Lets see...twice each year productivity suffers from interrupting folks sleep patterns.

Put it in the middle and leave it alone.
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10. ricderr
6:23 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
ahh yes shep....start early and stop early.....i had always heard it was safer for the kids walking to school in the morning...all i know is it messes with my sleep
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9. GrandCaymanMed
5:24 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Time change is annoying when I was living in the US. I wish they didn't have it.
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8. auburn (Mod)
5:24 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Ohh remember when you change your clocks..change the battery and test your smoke alarms!!!!
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7. auburn (Mod)
5:21 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Better than working swing shifts..
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6. theshepherd
5:15 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
LOL :)

I'm retired. Who cares?

But, when I was still working in construction, we loved it.
Especially the Site Contractors. They like to go to work as soon as it's light enough to see dirt.
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5. MisterPerfect
3:55 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Without a doubt, I absolutely love the time changes. There are fewer pleasures in life than adjusting clocks. The mere thought of time changes gives me a semi-stiffy.

Time changes > anything else
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4. oregonbirdofprey
3:43 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
As we get older and time accelerates to the point that weeks seem like days...I don't really notice an hour one way or the other.
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3. Patrap
3:30 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
The History of Daylight Saving Time

The idea of daylight saving time was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 during his stay in Paris. He published an essay titled “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” that proposed to economize the use of candles by rising earlier to make use of the morning sunlight.

See, all dat swinging time in Paris' gave ol Ben a Idea.

Imagine dat?

; )
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2. ihave27windows
3:26 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Didn't all this Daylight Savings Time start with the energy crisis in the 70's?

It's some sort of conspiracy headed by the former electric companies monopoly to make me pay higher electric bills!

I dislike it, and wish they would leave the clocks/time alone!

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1. Patrap
2:07 PM GMT on November 02, 2013
Time is a illusion, Love is the immortal clock, don't let it run out on oneself.


..Ticking away, the moments that make up a dull day, you fritter and waste the Hours in a off hand way...


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