Three Hours, Twenty Four Hour, Five Hours discussed on Morano in the Morning


Six but a a nine seventy the answer you're about to embark on an audio adventure in which nothing is off limits politics movies organized crime and the social issues that really Q. it's all on marrano please welcome the man who all the talk show host one of the and all the politicians come to see live at AM nine seventy the answer Frank Morocco the rooster knows when to grow you know one he doesn't know when to crow because it's five o'clock in the morning or at six o'clock in the morning morning the rooster crows when the sun comes up when it's time to get up he does that no matter what time zone is in he does that whether it's daylight saving time a day like spending time or standard time or whatever I you don't you one of my favorite books is the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy S. staying with the literary theme of today's show and if they would see one of my favorite moments in the book and it's a great book if you haven't read it it's it's hysterical and they basically I'm not giving anything away when I tell you that there's two people and they start out as the two main characters in the book and for Ford prefect knows that the world is about to end and he knows that the earth is about to be destroyed and he says to his friend Arthur let's go to the pub and he finally convinces his friend to go to the pub and Arthur does not know that the world is about to end and Arthur and Ford orders five points for each of them hello this is from five points in the middle of the afternoon it it's yeah no he says at lunch time and Ford says to him time is an illusion lunchtime doubly so and every year I rail against this absurd spring ahead fall back system of time zones and I have become more and more of the belief that time as we know it is nonsense it's just nonsense it is an artificial man made creation designed to inconvenience people and there are a pair of Johns Hopkins professor's who want to change the way that we keep time on this earth and I just read this article on this in the Wall Street journal yesterday and if yeah if it what's the wallstreet journal this weekend so you pick up the journal this weekend it's on page two by Joe Craven McGinty who read interesting column whom she touches upon some interesting things have to do with numbers from time to time and Steve hanky is an economist Richard con Henry is an astronomer and these two gentleman are lobbying for the abolition of local time zones and replacing them with something called universal coordinated universal time or UTC is they call this is the basis for the twenty four hour time zone that's used in space that's used by airlines that's used in the financial industry that's used on computer clocks that's used by the National Institute of standards and technology it makes all the sense in the world for all the world to be on the same time I can't tell you how confusing it is when I have to email aghast that's in California or Great Britain and even though I say in my email can you come on at nine o'clock eastern they'll then have to break out there to colder ring what are your five hours ahead or are you six hours that are you three hours ahead of you for awhile and now it's daylight saving the owner of the guest is in ours on all I reserve isn't doesn't celebrate daylight saving time so no usually have three hours ahead but now you're only two it's so stupid letters just have one universal time zone just like they do on the international space station now people what the basically this would mean that the sun would be just starting to set up around midnight across most of the United States some people say oh my did that mean we have to go shopping when it's dark outside now you're still rise with the sun just like the rooster and you still retire when it's dark but the times displayed on our clocks and our watches word align with coordinated universal time so there's no reason for us to have the silly local time so yeah this may seem a little confusing may seem a little wacky but as these two Johns Hopkins professor's pointed out the change is already happening in all the areas that I just mentioned and it's it's not just a matter of convenience and simplicity it's a matter of safety or efficiency yeah if you want to know it with airlines for instance they adopted the universal time code to avoid dealing with all these local time zones which is a logistical nightmare for coordinating arrival and departure times and calculating all the fuel needs based on the life of a fly so it's pretty clear the simplicity of UTC coordinated universal time I can't imagine the case for keeping local time eight seven seven nine seven zero two nine nine nine what do you think eight seven seven nine seven zero two nine nine nine now this is happened in the past not major shift I know but it's happened in the past according to doctor hanky it was originally the son that gave us our reference points we had more than three hundred shun zones in the United States now that was troublesome but somewhere all roads which needed to operate according to reliable time tables in order to avoid collisions and deliver passengers on schedule so for those reasons the railroads began to Whittle down the number of time zones to something more manageable and in eighteen eighty three they adopted the rail road standard time a system that was voluntarily accepted by cities and towns that's where we got our four times on front so it's always from eighteen eighty three that we have the four time zones before that you go from coast to coast you know blue California New York you'd encounter thirty different time zones and you know what that was compute and we need thirty we don't need for let's have one.

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