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November 15, 2022 // Web version //

TimeMachiner. Tech, culture, nostalgia. By Aaron Crocco
Inside Today's Issue:
California Platin’
Good Sport Stallone

Read to the end for a tweet revealing the true procrastinator.

Hey there! It's Tuesday and here's a fresh issue of TimeMachiner. A big hello to everyone who's new this week. Thank you for giving me space in your inbox. 🙌🏻

Last week because Daylight Saving Time ended, it caused TimeMachiner to send an hour earlier. Fun, right? Not really because my work on the issue wasn't done and the below note wasn't included:

If you're in America: Vote.

If you're in another country where you do vote: Vote on your next election day.

Imagine my annoyance when the issue went out with only two stories and no musings from yours truly. But, such is the world of email. There's no un-send or undo feature once my words have been pushed into the ether of the interwebs. So, let's move onto the crux of things:

Daylight Saving Time sucks. There, I said it.

The idea that we are saving anything is just poppycock. The idea of shifting the clocks to get more daylight at the end of the day is a nice idea. It's one I enjoy. Standard time is not my jam, especially when it's dark by 4:30 in the afternoon. There was a point where the US Senate thought it was time to do away with DST and stop the insanity.

Like most of the US government: it went nowhere. The once-in-a-lifetime bill that received full 100% unanimous support went to the US House and just... died? 🤷🏻‍♂️

DST, or rather the changing of the clocks, is something that benefits nobody. Our sleep cycles are affected. Statistics have shown the change leads to more health and accident-related incidents. In fact, the US (and not even ALL states) is one of the few countries that even do this twice-a-year clock shuffle.

When our internal clocks are offset from the solar day-night cycle by even one hour we develop what sleep experts call “social jet lag.” Studies have shown social jet lag increases the risk of metabolic disorders such as diabetes,raises the risk of heart disease and stroke, worsens mood disorders such as depression, affects the digestive and endocrine systems and shortens our sleep duration. It can even reduce life expectancy


So, as someone who's been waking up for multiple days at 6:30 AM because my internal clock is all messed up, and on behalf of my mail system that got last week's not-quite-complete issue out to you, I ask that we please end the practice of "saving" daylight.

It spends exhaustion.

Onto the rest of today's issue!


Here's today's Random Factoid: The phrase "hands down" comes from horseracing. It refers to a jockey who's so far ahead that he can afford to drop his hands and loosen the reins (usually kept tight to encourage a horse to run) and still easily win. Source


Last Week's Results:

Hey, this was another victim of DST! So it's from 2 weeks ago. 😒
Which movie is the most overrated?

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California Platin’
It only took fifteen years for e-ink to find another use besides the driving technology behind the Kindle and other eBook readers. A bill was signed into law recently in California allowing this tech to do something that will make life easier for everyone: be a license plate. Jonathan Gitlin at Ars Technica has…
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It's been... a week in the tech sphere. So much so that I felt the need to write about it all in a Lightning Round update because it stretches far and wide. For starters, there's the trainwreck that is Twitter & Elon Musk. To call it a crisis is an understatement. A billionaire with…
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Good Sport Stallone
There are few movie stars that have endured and worked as hard as Sylvester Stallone. The man we all know as Rocky and Rambo has never left the business of entertaining us. It also seems the man who seems like a tough-guy action star has a great sense of humor. This clip from the…
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