Results from energy companies are coming in, and the word is that moving Daylight Saving Time forward three weeks had no measurable impact on power consumption. The attempt by the US Congress to make it look like they were doing something about the energy crisis has been exposed as the waste it is. But the new DST is probably here to stay — letting the bill expire would mean re-patching a lot of systems again next year. So much for saving energy.
Actually, I think it used more energy since all of us sysadmins were working late. You know what that means . . . coffee pots brewing everywhere!
Stupid politicians . . .