Re: [OT] times and habits

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 04:48:34 +0200
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On Thursday 01 May 2014, you wrote:
> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 9:58 AM, smf <> wrote:
> > Unlike year, month and day, weeks and weekdays are a completely
> > artificial
> > 
> >> invention that has no connection with astronomy.
> > 
> > The majority of people work normal jobs and they expect to get up and go
> > to bed on the same day with the work they do being on the same "day".
> > 
> > They would get confused if they get up at dawn on monday and after
> > they've had their mid morning coffee it's now tuesday. This would affect
> > different countries in different ways.
> > 
> > Local time does really make things easier.
> Speaking as a person who has worked many different shifts, the clock and
> when I get up are completely arbitrary.  I can get up just as easily at
> 2:30am local as I can at 1pm local, or any time in between.  So long as I
> have had 8 hours of mostly uninterrupted sleep, before I am awoken, I'm
> just fine.
> The only thing that IS hard is when my shifts aren't consistent; rotating
> shifts are brutal.

most of the time i neither know what time it is, nor what weekday - if i 
really want to know i can always ask my computer :)


Unix *is* user-friendly; it's just picky about its friends.

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