I hate "Fall Back."

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by lklawson, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. VinnieD

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    High noon is the point at which the sun is at its highest point in the sky. It is the same time year round. Dawn and dusk change due to the tilt of the earth causing a shorter path from horizon to horizon. You can change your clock all you want, but the sun does not care. You can call it 1pm in the summer, but the sun will continue to be at its position of high noon.

    Accept that seasons change, and adjust with them.
     
  2. gasman42

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    I agree with that.. Just plain sucks.. Getting dark at 5:30 not too good when you get off at 7:00
     

  3. Yes. Yes he is. In fact, that yard looks awfully familiar to me.
    Like...I dunno, my grandpa's. Almost identical in fact.
     
  4. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member


    Or when you work night shifts, 5pm to 5am..... I'll go a week not seeing much sun at all..... Depressing as hell
     
  5. gasman42

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    Yep I bet that does suck
     
  6. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    I hate the night rotation. Mines gotta be coming up soon. I've been on swing day shifts for 3 years now. 4 months of 10 pm to 6am screw up your body and life.
     
  7. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Neighbor has been on graveyard, midnight to 7, for 2 years. Swing shift here is 7p to 3a, and days run 7a to 7p. 2 cars and 2-3 deputies per shift on patrol with 1-3 deputies on reserve manning the station. Sheriff and Under Sheriff take turns being on-call from 7p to 7a.

    That doesn't include detectives and the posse.
     
  8. Actually no, they aren't; in fact, that's why we have equinoxes and solstices. Due to this tilt and movement of the tilt, it changes. I live in England; trust me, it is not the same year round. In the winter here, the sun is highest around 11:00 AM. In the summer, it's around 1:00 PM. We only change by an hour like everyone else, which means the sun changes its position over the course of an hour through the seasons. In fact, we have to calibrate our sun trackers every few months because of this fact, otherwise we can lose our orientation on the antennas.
     
  9. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    One set of 8 gives me 1,200 watts. I had the second set on a temporary frame this summer but when construction started I had to take them down. Plan is to put them on the roof but it might be next spring before I get to that. I have to make racks to hold them 30 degree tilt up off the roof(need 45 degrees in MN)
     
  10. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I was considering putting panels on my garage roof, but I have one huge ass tree in the front yard that throws a really long shadow, so I think I'm going to stick to the yard between the fence and field where the horseshoe pits are.
     
  11. Any chance you could throw a reflector somewhere nearby? Not sure how much it would cost you, but you might be able to offset the shadow by installing one of those.
     
  12. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    95' x 25' of open land I can use that doesn't take any shade at all. Probably just use that area since it's just horseshoe pits right now.
     
  13. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    We work 7 days straight. Start 2pm to 10 pm for 4 days then swing to 6am to 2pm then 4 days off and come back but work 3 2 to 10 swing to 4. 6 to 2 then 3 days off. Then there is the night shift we all rotate to about every 3 years. Swing sucks get home at 10 and have to be back a 6.
     
  14. I did that when I was deployed, although we didn't get the days off. Usually it was a Friday you'd work days, then you'd come into swings on Saturday, repeat each week. It was for the most part nice and flowing, but dear Lord it sucked when you switched from mids to days. We staggered the crews so there would be some relief, but at least two people had to pull sixteen hours during those days.
    Luckily for regular work we got a Panama Schedule; three on, two off, two on, three off, two on, two off, repeat, switching between mids and days on twelve hour shifts every four weeks. Twelve hour shifts from 8 to 8.
     
  15. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    When I started at the casino we switched shifts every week until we ganged up on the boss and said enough! We had 4 guys who wanted to work midnight to 8am, then it went by seniority for the other 12 of us. I worked 4-mids for 6 years before getting on days.
     
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    Seriously, frickin' stop. My grandpa worked at Grand Casino and later Mystic Lake for a number of years when he was younger (though I have no idea what he did there, it was when I was little).
    This is starting to get creepy as Hell.
     
  17. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Never worked for those two! I did give classes to some of their technicians though! How we kept a 99.9% slot machine up time! Even Vegas casinos sent techs to us to see how we did things. 1 down slot machine can lose $30k plus a day
     
  18. Doesn't matter. From now on, I am convinced you are my grandpa masquerading. How's it going, Papa?
     
  19. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    LOL every visit Jackpot Junction? I helped build that casino! Installed the first slot machines they got in. Packed into tiny little rooms off the bingo hall. One of the moron security guards snagged his pepper spray trigger and gassed a room. I was one of the few who could walk in and pull people out without a mask.
     
  20. histed

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    MaryB - Da GodMudda. Horse heads and "sleepin wid da fishes" Flyboy call you "Papa" I'm calling you Don Marileone - and I ain't pi$$in you off!! Glad you're on "our" side. :eek::rofl: