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Cake day: Jan 28, 2022

> Mark your calendars: The Steam Summer Sale will be offering sizzling savings on all sorts of games from June 23rd at 10am PT to July 7th (also at 10am PT).

I have not personally been in discussions/arguments at least twice every year, but I understand it is something that has been going on since daylight saving time was introduced (maybe 1895).

I do want to point out according to Wikipedia this has been tried before in the 70s and was very unpopular at the time.

1973–1975: Year-round experiment

During the 1973 oil embargo by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), in an effort to conserve fuel, Congress enacted a trial period of year-round DST (P.L. 93-182), beginning January 6, 1974, and ending April 27, 1975. The trial was hotly debated.

Those in favor pointed to increased daylight hours in the summer evening: more time for recreation, reduced lighting and heating demands, reduced crime, and reduced automobile accidents.

The opposition was concerned about children leaving for school in the dark and the construction industry was concerned about morning accidents.

The act was amended in October 1974 (P.L. 93-434) to return to standard time for four months, beginning October 27, 1974, and ending February 23, 1975, when DST resumed. When the trial ended in October 1975, the country returned to observing summer DST (with the aforementioned exceptions)

Hopefully this time around people will implement more artificial lighting to prevent accidents and such from happening as often (if it goes through).

The writer makes it sound pretty awful, but I wouldn’t mind trying them if they were really cheap. According to this

the small squares have been designed to be eaten in either four or six-piece meals, and the company is offering meal boxes that range from sweet to savory, priced from USD $5.50 to USD $7.99

I’ve tried meal replacement/complete meal drinks like Soylent and Super Fuel, which aren’t too bad once in a while and don’t taste completely awful. I think the same crowd/target demographic might like the squares.

Appendix 4: Yawn, this is the 87th time someone has claimed that Google search is dying in the last 20 years. This is a big meme in the SEO world.

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” - Google, probably

You’re right, there’s been a new article bashing Google every few months for the last 20 years straight. It’s probably nothing.

Still, it is a bit interesting that this short and simple post is now one of the most upvoted things of all time on Hacker News. There must be a lot of people who resonate with it this time around.

I don’t think it’s Hacker News only that feels like Google is somehow lacking something or doing something that does not mesh well with users. Previously, I had been using DuckDuckGo (for various reasons) and if I needed to I would just use the !g bang to see some alternative results (I believe DDG primarily relies on Bing search among others).

On Tildes, there was a post about alternative search engines, and a user recommended Kagi. It’s currently in beta, but it seems to do certain things pretty well. The big caveat which I’m on the fence about, is that eventually they want to move to a $10/month subscription. The idea of paid search is new (to me) and something I might be on board with. It could be a potential solution to search becoming terrible due to advertisements/advertising though.