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DST sucks

I don't get why people invented DST (Daylight Savings Time, also called Summer Time). It's quite annoying and it seems I have to deal with it TWICE in spring this year. That's because I'm currently on my way to MontrΓ©al for the PHP QuΓ©bec conference where I will be talking on Encryption and Data Security.

Already tired from the Skiing trip to VrΓ₯dal of the past few days I now had to get up an hour earlier than the already early wake up time of 4.30am. Does not make me happy, and because North America (including Canada) switch to DST next week, I'll have an hour less sleep there too.


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From Wikipidia (

"When the U.S. went on extended DST in 1974 and 1975 in response to the 1973 energy crisis, Department of Transportation studies found that observing DST in March and April saved 10,000 barrels of oil a day, and prevented about 2,000 traffic injuries and 50 fatalities saving about U.S. $28 million in traffic costs."

Small annoyance for medium benefit, I guess.

Hope you're enjoying Norway -- it's a great country!

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