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Personal daylight saving hours

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Whilst working on a scheme to make the sun dark on one side and then stop the rotation of the Earth ouch, just to avoid having the set the clock backwards and forwards, just hit my thumb, I came up with a better idea.

One very large type fresnel lens type solar reflector between us and the sun..bacofoil would seem about right.

The light is reflected radially to a humongous (please forgive these abstruse technical expressions) number of mini-reflectors.

These reflectors, by dint of angling small bits of bacofoil on chopsticks get to to change their own angle viz solar reflector/big blue-green round thingy below...

Anyway, by dint of GPS tracking any subscriber can have daylight anytime they like, reflected onto them by one of aforementioned mini-reflectors.

So, for example, feeling a bit mis in December? Simply ping the array and ate voylar a little Saharan sunshine direct to you. Too bright outside to sleep, simply ping it away.

Premium Membership comes with a multi-reflector combo suitable for defrosting a car windscreen or lighting a barbecue...

not_morrison_rm, Feb 08 2014

This idea slightly tweaked http://www.dailymai...-giant-MIRRORS.html
[bhumphrys, Feb 09 2014]

London Skyscraper http://www.nbcnews....elts-cars-v20307661
[MisterQED, Feb 10 2014]


       I see so few problems with this that I have to wonder why it has not already been done.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 08 2014

       Baked by Joshua
theircompetitor, Feb 08 2014

       Actually, I have decided that making the sun dark on one side and stopping the rotation of the Earth is a better idea.   

       That way everyone would have about 180 days to get to the light or dark hemisphere of the Earth, as they so wish.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 09 2014

       It would save on lenses and bacofoil if you first opened out the earth and made it flat so all parts faced the sun.
pocmloc, Feb 09 2014

       //first opened out the earth and made it flat   

       I can imagine turning up at the council with the planning application for that...and the subsequent NIMBY's
not_morrison_rm, Feb 09 2014

       [bogsleep] Interesting - building and supporting a 60-mile-high greenhouse would ordinarily be quite hard. However, a 60-mile-high greenhouse built over the entire Earth's surface should be self-supporting, with no support from the ground at all.
hippo, Feb 10 2014

       Gentlemen....let's play nicely...c'mon shake hands...I saw that!
not_morrison_rm, Feb 10 2014

       The only problem is that who ever tried to do this would be murdered by astronomers, but if you can solve this I think it would be very popular in Arctic regions in winter, that is with the exception of the a fore mentioned astronomers. So maybe include one of those dark side of the moon observatories in the initial estimate too. Also I think if we hack it then it would make a great death ray like that great building in London.
MisterQED, Feb 10 2014


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