Daylight Savings Time

I don’t like DST. I think it should be abolished. It serves no purpose.

But for those people who say “I want my hour back” I have two things to say.

1) You’ll get it back in the Autumn
2) Be glad you weren’t alive in 1582/1752

Here is the output of the *nix command “cal sept 1752″

September 1752
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Notice the dates:  1 , 2 , 14 , 15 , 16
Wait, what?! In 1582, Pope Gregory issued a Papal Bull changing from the then current Julian calendar to the new Gregorian calendar. Because the astronomical dates had gotten out of sync with the calendar dates, this change was to bring them back into alignment and prevent it happening again (you can find the details of the change any number of places).

Since not every country and/or religion followed the authority of the Pope, it took several centuries for most of the world’s countries to follow suit. A few still follow the old Julian calendar, and I believe some others follow some other calendar system

So, to those who complain about that hour, I say: would you rather have temporarily lost an hour, or permanently lost 11 days?

Because, in the end, there’s no difference. In your lifetime, you will have lived the same number of days, hours, minutes and seconds in either case.

Just pretend you stayed up an hour later to watch porn or ST:TNG or something.


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