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    05 Sep '14 13:43
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I think you better go back to the drawing board. A sun on one side or 2 suns, one on opposite sides of Earth will still produce the same time zones we have now because at the perifery there would be sunrise and sunsets and in the middle it would be high noon. You can't get around that on a round planet.
    Maybe, and I'm just saying maybe, the bottom is in another dimension?
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    05 Sep '14 14:06
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Maybe, and I'm just saying maybe, the bottom is in another dimension?
    Australia.
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    05 Sep '14 14:17
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Maybe, and I'm just saying maybe, the bottom is in another dimension?
    the 5th dimension great band stees
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    05 Sep '14 14:30
    Originally posted by redbadger
    the 5th dimension great band stees
    Didn't they sing that great old song We are living in the age of asparagus?
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    05 Sep '14 14:59
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Didn't they sing that great old song We are living in the age of asparagus?
    Yes and of course their early 70s hit "Occasionally My Love".
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    05 Sep '14 15:00
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Australia.
    exactly.
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    05 Sep '14 22:52
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I think you better go back to the drawing board. A sun on one side or 2 suns, one on opposite sides of Earth will still produce the same time zones we have now because at the perifery there would be sunrise and sunsets and in the middle it would be high noon. You can't get around that on a round planet.
    Follow the conversation back. Talking about a disc!
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    09 Sep '14 09:15
    In the Soviet Union, all train schedules were posted in Moscow time. Don't know whether this is still the case. Doesn't that solve the time zone problem? Just declare all times to be the same as some arbitrary fixed one. Greenwich anyone?
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    09 Sep '14 12:582 edits
    Originally posted by moonbus
    In the Soviet Union, all train schedules were posted in Moscow time. Don't know whether this is still the case. Doesn't that solve the time zone problem? Just declare all times to be the same as some arbitrary fixed one. Greenwich anyone?
    That would work if everyone decided to sleep at the same time, go to work at the same time regardless of daylight or nightime. We usually sleep when the sun goes down, at night. Not many people can get used to sleeping in the daytime hours.

    The rich get rich, the poor get poorer if that were the case. Around London, with GMT, everyone is normal. The further away the closer you get to permanently sleeping in the daytime and your health would suffer.

    Here on the east coast of US, we would have to go to bed at 3 PM while Londoners went to bed at 8 PM or so. Or 4 PM vs 9 PM say. Then the US is up at 11 PM or midnight and have to work through the night. That is only 5 hours difference. It would really mess with our circadian rhythms.
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    09 Sep '14 13:48
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That would work if everyone decided to sleep at the same time, go to work at the same time regardless of daylight or nightime. We usually sleep when the sun goes down, at night. Not many people can get used to sleeping in the daytime hours.

    The rich get rich, the poor get poorer if that were the case. Around London, with GMT, everyone is normal. The furt ...[text shortened]... ugh the night. That is only 5 hours difference. It would really mess with our circadian rhythms.
    True enough but after millennia our bodies would have adjusted to it.
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    09 Sep '14 22:55
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    True enough but after millennia our bodies would have adjusted to it.
    After 4 years in NZ I've still got jet-lag!
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    10 Sep '14 07:49
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    After 4 years in NZ I've still got jet-lag!
    What is it like living in NZ? People friendly? Can you own land as an expat? Did you get your Wolfgang name because you like Mozart? Are you planning to stay permanently?
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