Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

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Should Daylight Savings Time be changed? How?

1) Keep it "as is."
8
14%
2) Make DST year round.
15
26%
3) Do away with it.
35
60%
4) Keep it, but tweak it a bit.
0
No votes
5) My country doesn't have DST, and I'm glad it doesn't.
0
No votes
6) My country doesn't have DST, but I wish it did.
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 58

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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:21 pm

majpooper wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:23 pm
In the 90s I had an assignment in Japan. I was telling a Japanese person about DST. He thought I was kidding him. He told me that time of day is based on the earth's relationship to the sun and "even the USA can't change that." What could I say? So . . . . no DST in Japan.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by BG405 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:11 am

Meant to post this reply ages ago, got distracted .. as usual .. :oops:
PETR0NIUS wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:07 am
Why do we have clocks in the first place? To establish a STANDARD by which we can coordinate our activities. DST is utter madness. The Bureau of Standards should have squashed this thing because it perverts the meaning of the word "Standard".
Exactly! Couldn't have put it better myself. :wink:
majpooper wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:23 pm
He told me that time of day is based on the earth's relationship to the sun and "even the USA can't change that."
I don't know of any nation capable of advancing or retarding the Earth's rotational position by 15°. Even if this were possible, without causing world-covering tsunamis, ripping everything on the surface from its roots followed by liquification and subsequent resurfacing of the Earth's crust, doing this would be the ONLY logical reason why clocks would need to be adjusted. Period.

It simply is not logical. There appears to be a net loss in the balance between benefit and cost, when all the time-wasting & inconvenience caused to millions of citizens is taken into account..
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by xenopeek » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 pm

The EU Commission is running a poll for EU citizens on whether to abandon daylight savings time (summertime) within the EU. You can vote till mid August.

I've made a new topic with the details: EU polls citizens on abandoning daylight savings time
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by BG405 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:20 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:44 pm
The EU Commission is running a poll for EU citizens on whether to abandon daylight savings time (summertime) within the EU. You can vote till mid August.
Excellent. :D

It's about time.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by lsemmens » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:14 am

WIll they put their clocks back to allow for late pollsters? :D
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Seadreamer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:55 pm

DST like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. marks a life altering event. Love it or hate it, it is significant in the measure of your days and it an event that marks the beginning or end of a period in your life. Look foreword to it or look foreword to hating it, it is what it is. I'm retired and don't give a hoot, every day is Saturday. I get up when I want and go to bed when I am tired.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Portreve » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:40 pm

Schultz wrote:
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Schultz » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:38 pm

Halfway now through July, and DST is playing havoc on me. It's hard to get enough sleep when you need to be in bed an hour before sunset to get a full 8. :?

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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:05 pm

for 20 years, I lived in Arizona and they never changed times, period.

loved it.....

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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Portreve » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Schultz wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Halfway now through July, and DST is playing havoc on me. It's hard to get enough sleep when you need to be in bed an hour before sunset to get a full 8. :?
I know exactly how you feel. I've had this job now for over two years, and my start time is pretty early.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by sdibaja » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:46 pm

I live at 32° N so the summer/winner sun day change is not radical, and I am retired also.
DST is a major annoyance, but it is not really high on my list of things to concern myself with.

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