At lunch today my sister and I discussed various geekish subjects include VMware, Progress database semaphore usage, and customers who do amazingly stupid things like backing up their databases to the very same hard drive their application runs on.
We also discussed global warming, interesting vocabulary choices in recent Iraq reporting ("Religious unity vs. sectarian violence"), and the usual family catch-up stuff.
At some point my sister asked if Daylight Savings Time has been extended. I've never been a fan of this nonsense anyway, but something clicked from our earlier conversations and I experienced an epiphany:
We need GWT, or Global Warming Temperature (never to be mistranslated as "George W. Temperature"). During Congressionally mandated months, observed temperatures will be adjusted downward. Ten or twenty degrees should be plenty, at least for now. This would prevent global warming much more than stifling scientists who want to cause trouble by suggesting that we might be in real trouble here.
I think there's a Cabinet position waiting for me.
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