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Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
« on: November 02, 2016, 05:23:07 pm »
Well, this Sunday, we have to push the clock back one hour yet again. I have no opinion on this subject, but is there anyone on KB who doesn't have anything good (or bad) to say about this?

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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 05:36:57 pm »
    it doesnt really bother me, since due to my work schedule, its always light when i get up and dark when i get home, no matter the time of year.

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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 06:05:43 pm »
    It doesn't bother me one way or the other . . . . . though I do think it's pretty silly that, in the US at least, Daylight Saving Time -- which is NOT 'natural time' runs from mid March to the first of November. That's 7 and a half months. For OVER HALF the year we're operating on NOT normal time. :o :o :o That makes no sense to me.

    Makes me feel like it would just make more sense to re-define noon (or not) and just keep it the same all year.

    On the plus side, you hardly have to remember it anymore because all connected devices will fix themselves automatically. ;D
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 06:51:02 pm »
    On the plus side, you hardly have to remember it anymore because all connected devices will fix themselves automatically. ;D

    Except WiFi-only Kindles.  ;D ;D


    Put me in the category of "don't care." I'm retired and it literally doesn't matter.


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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 07:01:10 pm »
    Nay. I'm glad I live somewhere where this stupidity isn't practiced.

    If they want to change the time, then change it half an hour, and make that permanent.

    The real problem is the time zones are so badly set in the first place. If they adjusted the zones, particularly for far north and south, where it really matters, we wouldn't get this stupid time changing every year.

    I live not far from a state border. We dont change time, the other state does. People on both sides of the border work in the other state from where they live. And the time differential is just stupid.
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 07:41:50 am »
    Absurd !

    The entire modern world should be on a Universal/24 hour clock.
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 08:03:23 am »
    Assuming we don't all move to Zulu (UTC) time, I'd prefer that DST went away. It makes no sense to me that for part of the year noon is 12:00pm, and for another part of the year noon is 1:00pm. If people want more daylight after they get off of work in the summer, then they should adjust their work schedules accordingly -- not change every clock.

    As some farmer friends told me when I was growing up in rural Ohio, the cows don't know nothin' about daylight savings time, and expect to be milked at the same time every day. ;)

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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 08:54:01 am »
    It probably made more sense when originally conceived in terms of light requirements for industrial activity. Makes less sense now.
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    Re: Daylight Saving Time: yay or nay?
    « Reply #8 on: November 03, 2016, 10:06:06 am »
    It makes absolutely no sense to change to DST every year.  The Spring change has always been hard for me and the older I get, the harder it gets.  And to make matters worse, sometimes the Fall change also messes with me.
    Just pick one, or split the difference and leave it the heck alone.

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