Re: [111attendees] timing

Robert Moskowitz <> Thu, 29 July 2021 15:41 UTC

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On 7/28/21 8:36 PM, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> The daylight savings time fetish is really quite weird. Claims are 
> made about the amount of money/ time will be saved that invariably 
> turn out to be references to other predictions.

Michigan is west of the eastern median and really should be in Central 
time.  Actually was at first but the political power in Detroit back 
then wanted to be in the same timezone as Wallstreet and got Michigan 
moved eastern to suit them.  The west side of the state really suffers.  
During double daylight experiment, half the upper peninsula was moved to 
Central time, it was so bad for them. With the talk to make Daylight 
time permanent there is talk of moving Michigan to Central time where it 
belongs as being in sync with Wallstreet is no longer so strong.

Time zones.  The Talmud discusses why they are needed.  The Kuzari has a 
whole section on them.  Nothing really 'new' about them.

> Oh and solar noon varies by almost a quarter of an hour over the 
> course of a year where I come from so the chance of me living long 
> enough for accumulated drift due to lack of leap seconds being 
> noticable is quite small.

Astronomy 101 covers the mid-day sinusoidal oscillation.  It is why the 
earliest sunset is NOT the winter solstice and the latest sunrise is 
like Jan 3rd.  (all important details for setting times for Jewish 
prayer times)

What is that music lyric?

"time, oh time.  Where have you gone?"