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Is Daylight Saving Time Bad For You?

hoytt Re:One size does not fit all (333 comments)

It's the same here in the Netherlands. Around June 21 twilight lasts past 22:45 and around 04:30 you'll see the eastern sky turn red again.
Not to mention the fact that the Central European Timezone runs from the Poland - Belarus border (~23 degrees east) to the western most tip of Spain (~9 degrees west), which is further west than Great Britain.

We had it somewhat solved prior to world war two. The Netherlands had its own GMT +00:20 timezone which went quite well with the fact that Amsterdam is about five degrees east of Greenwich.

more than 3 years ago
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Funds Dwindle To Dismantle Old Nuclear Plants

hoytt Re:Actually... (315 comments)

I don't think you meant the North Sea.

about 5 years ago
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Under my immediate control are X USB drives; X=

hoytt How about Firewire? (412 comments)

Firewire 800 all the way. Yes, it costs more, but it's quite a bit faster.

about 5 years ago
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Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested By Amtrak Police

hoytt Re:London Underground (675 comments)

It seems the linked page focusses on information for people who want to shoot photos for ads and similar things. Although I'm sure they'll also apply it to a trainspotter shooting some photos.

more than 5 years ago
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Amtrak Photo Contestant Arrested By Amtrak Police

hoytt Shooting trains in Europe (675 comments)

I've shot plenty of train pictures in various European countries and so far I've only experienced problems in Marseille this summer. I was asked to stop taking pictures by a gentleman with a somewhat official suit and a walkie-talkie. My lack of French at that point made it smarter to follow the instructions rather than ask him what the exact problems were. In both Germany and Switzerland no one even came to ask what I was doing while taking pictures. Especially Switzerland with all the different railroads and rolling stock is a country where you might end up with a small group of people all shooting the same trains.

more than 5 years ago
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Japan Tests New Bullet Train

hoytt Re:InterCity Express (539 comments)

It may be able to reach 350 km/h but in the ordinary time table ICE3s don't go past 300 km/h (186 mph) and only on lines built for it (Hannover - Berlin, Koeln - Frankfurt, Hannover - Wuerzburg/Fulda, Stuttgart/Karlsruhe - Mannheim). On regular track it reaches speeds up to 200 km/h.

more than 9 years ago

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