Abolish daylight saving time. Move the parts of Michigan in the Eastern timezone into Central timezone. Enjoy 1,000 years of peace and prosperity.

"Most of Michigan is in the United States Eastern Time Zone. Four counties (Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, and Menominee) in the western Upper Peninsula that share their southern border with the state of Wisconsin are in the United States Central Time Zone."

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Also TIL, Detroit's timezone used to be GMT-05:32:11

Stick that into your tz database


@george I need to get around to writing my joke-manifesto for local solar time everywhere.

@sstrudeau if there are 100 centihours (pronounced "centaurs") in all 10 hours of the day, I'm on board.

Also the days should be sidereal, which converts to 23h 56m of Old Timey.

@george I mean if we're going to make time a function of your longitude (which is my proposal) all clocks will need GPS & all travel calculations will involve clock adjustments for east/west vectors, we may as well go to base 10 time units. Why not?

@sstrudeau @george

"Excuse me, do you have the time?"

Looks up?

"Noon? Ish?"

I came across the Slow watch a couple years ago, and if I ever become a Swiss watch wearing guy, this is the one I'd want. It has a 24 hour dial, and only an hour hand; no minute hand, no chronometer. Approximate time.

@Vaguery @sstrudeau @george

@dzombak @Cornellbox @sstrudeau @george I used to have one that had the Genetic Code instead of the standard numbers on it.

Like this one (but on a cheap plastic promo from some chemical supply company)


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