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    Earth Hour

    From an email to me from the Uni
    The University of Adelaide will do its bit for 2008 Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March by turning off most of the lights on its four campuses for one hour at 8pm.
    I wonder what lights they will be turning off at 8pm on a Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    From an email to me from the UniI wonder what lights they will be turning off at 8pm on a Saturday.
    The lights are off and nobody is at home !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    From an email to me from the UniI wonder what lights they will be turning off at 8pm on a Saturday.
    Perhaps there are lights which are on for security reasons. Also is it possible that some buildings, like libraries, might be operating past 8pm on a Saturday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Perhaps there are lights which are on for security reasons.
    Aha but those lights will be left on. From the email again.
    Quote Originally Posted by email
    Some lighting will be maintained on each of the campuses to ensure a safe and secure environment for students, staff and the public.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Also is it possible that some buildings, like libraries, might be operating past 8pm on a Saturday?
    My first thought on reading the email was "surely we aren't going to have to sit around in the dark for an hour in the library". But the main library (so I assume all) isn't open that late on Saturday. Actually I believe it is closed all easter weekend.

    The thing I find funny is, unless the uni usually has superfluous lights on, the only lights you will get to turn off are the lights in rooms that have people working!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    Actually I believe it is closed all easter weekend.
    Is Easter celebrated a week later in South Australia than in the rest of Occidental Christendom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Is Easter celebrated a week later in South Australia than in the rest of Occidental Christendom?
    That is an interesting turn of phrase. I might have preferred "unorthodox".
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Is Easter celebrated a week later in South Australia than in the rest of Occidental Christendom?
    Errrrrr, oops.

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    Celebrated with CO2-spewing hot air balloons—one launch is the equivalent of 10,000 60W lightbulbs burning for an hour! Appropriate since alGore is full of hot air.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
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    Sheeple Training

    I deliberately put on every electrical appliance on in the house for that one hour., as my protest against this excuse for a mass training/conditioning excercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mangafranga
    From an email to me from the UniI wonder what lights they will be turning off at 8pm on a Saturday.
    They are also going to to have light off for an hour from 3pm to 4pm on February 29th next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    I deliberately put on every electrical appliance on in the house for that one hour., as my protest against this excuse for a mass training/conditioning excercise.
    I have a gut feeling that the benefits of day light saving are often overestimated/overstated.
    But it is also a great conditioning exercise!
    I was told day light saving ends yesterday. As a result my daughter missed her dance performance and was very upset (and the rest of the family as well).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    I deliberately put on every electrical appliance on in the house for that one hour., as my protest against this excuse for a mass training/conditioning excercise.
    That's what they wanted you to do. Government operatives were monitoring the grid and were easily able to identify dissidents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    I deliberately put on every electrical appliance on in the house for that one hour.,
    A much better idea than the clods who drove to Mt Cootha or Kangaroo Pt to celebrate and watch the city (they hoped) turn the light out. Of course they were totally ignorant of the fact that their drive emitted more CO2 than they saved by turning the lights out — typical green morons.

    And the latest in greenie hypocrisy: Richard Branson pontificating about the evils of CO2, but of course he had to jet over to Australia, then fly in a private chopper to preach to us!

    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    as my protest against this excuse for a mass training/conditioning excercise.
    Quite possible: those who want to control the sheeple will remove liberty gradually so the sheeple don't object too much. We see this with the ever increasing tyranny of the Airport Gestapo with their petty and ineffective confiscations and body searches.

    After all, Chairman KRudd has gullibly accepted the Guano Garnaut Report, which in turn gullibly accepts the hugely politicized IPCC report from the monstrously corrupt UN, so wants to reduce by 60% all the time, not 1% for an hour.
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    Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    They are also going to to have light off for an hour from 3pm to 4pm on February 29th next year
    Tongue firmly in cheek I s'pose - there is no Feb 29 next year!
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