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Challenge

There’s a $10 bill here at AMD corporate headquarters for the first person who can name one—just one—advantage of Daylight Savings Time. I’m not talking about how much everyone enjoys the extra light at the end of the workday; I’m talking about a tested, proven, and verifiable benefit to humanity.

Stumped? Yeah, that’s what I thought.



03.30.2010, 1:39pm
by Pam Pyrc
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Government propaganda would have us believe that it allows us to save energy by having more daylight therefore using less electricity.

“Studies done in the 1970s by the U.S. Department of Transportation show that we trim the entire country’s electricity usage by about one percent EACH DAY with Daylight Saving Time.” I know, 1970s…right?

I am not saying I believe the argument or supporting it. So I do not expect the $10.00 :o)


03.30.2010, 2:31pm
by Aaron Bragg
Aaron Bragg

A government study funded by a government bureaucracy purporting to lend credence to a government mandate? Why, it must be true!

Good thing you’re not expecting to win. I’ll set aside a quarter for you, though, just for playing.


03.31.2010, 12:58pm
by Pam Pyrc
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Quite generous of you. That’s more than I anticipated. I’ll collect my bounty at our meeting next week.


10.04.2013, 11:59am
by Pam Pyrc
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I don’t believe I ever collected my quarter. So, with interest over the past three years, I think that I am now owed a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. I’ll settle for the 10 year if you can get your hands on one. 🙂


10.04.2013, 12:12pm
by Aaron Bragg
Aaron Bragg

I’m sorry—who is this?


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