Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

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Should Daylight Savings Time be changed? How?

1) Keep it "as is."
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15%
2) Make DST year round.
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24%
3) Do away with it.
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61%
4) Keep it, but tweak it a bit.
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No votes
5) My country doesn't have DST, and I'm glad it doesn't.
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No votes
6) My country doesn't have DST, but I wish it did.
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No votes
 
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by lsemmens » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:06 am

I can't work out how I ever found the time to go to work! :D
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:04 am

lsemmens wrote:
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I can't work out how I ever found the time to go to work! :D
I tried it for a while. There are only so many pictures of ducks and geese you can take, the eagles were elusive, and 10,000 landscapes...

Also, music was on the back burner because our drummer had issues with his hip and knee. So I got a day job. Of course, now the drummer is ready to go... :?
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by 151tom » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:07 pm

It serves no purpose and creates confusion for some.

I hate it.

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

Post by Luna Moon » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:56 pm

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:49 pm
You don't use as many candles in the summer, do you? :lol:
Do you use those candles only for one hour? ;) :D

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

Post by JerryF » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:01 pm

karlchen wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:49 am
A day has got 24 hours, no more, no less. There is no way of tweaking this number. So DST does not give us more time per day.
DST was invented at a time when oil started to get expensive. Way back in the 70th of the previous century. It was meant to help us save energy.
This has never worked out anywhere. Missed its goal.
But causes a lot of hassle whenever the clocks have to be turned back by one hour in autumn or turned forward in spring.
Get rid of this foolish nonsense as soon as possible.
You're correct. DST doesn't give us more time per day, but it does shift the daylight to a later time in the day so that there's more light in the evening (I'm in the USA).

But, I agree, stop the madness! :evil:
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Post by lsemmens » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:44 pm

One question... How do I stop my curtains from fading with all this extra sunlight..........................................[runs]......[Hides]:D
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by AZgl1500 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:57 pm

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It's that time of year again, here in the USA. Daylight Savings Time. Clocks will move ahead one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday. What are your thoughts about it, for those who live in a DST country? Like it? Hate it? Get rid of it? Make it year round?

Several states in the USA are putting a stop that nonsense.
Here in Oklahoma, the legislature is voting on it now.

pure nonsense, IMO.... but now that I am retired, it just don't matter anymore..... I quite frequently don't go to bed until the sun starts lighting up the eastern sky :mrgreen:

then I get up about noon around the time the forums are starting to wake up again. :D

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

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm

Luna Moon wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:49 pm
You don't use as many candles in the summer, do you? :lol:
Do you use those candles only for one hour? ;) :D
Not here We use them for a few hours.

Especially if you live near Boston after the last 3 weeks! :shock:
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:25 pm

AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:57 pm
Schultz wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:07 pm
It's that time of year again, here in the USA. Daylight Savings Time. Clocks will move ahead one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday. What are your thoughts about it, for those who live in a DST country? Like it? Hate it? Get rid of it? Make it year round?

Several states in the USA are putting a stop that nonsense.
Here in Oklahoma, the legislature is voting on it now.

pure nonsense, IMO.... but now that I am retired, it just don't matter anymore..... I quite frequently don't go to bed until the sun starts lighting up the eastern sky :mrgreen:

then I get up about noon around the time the forums are starting to wake up again. :D
Like I always say, timing is everything!
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by ddayhtx » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:39 pm

It doesn't really affect me in a noticeable way. My wife however, swear it's the reason for her being late. And she leans on that until the next time change. S :?

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

Post by BG405 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:11 pm

ddayhtx wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:39 pm
My wife however, swear it's the reason for her being late.
An extra hour in bed could well result in her being late. :shock:
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by xenopeek » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:07 am

65% says do away with it. That's a clear majority. Now who do we call to get it done? :D
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by anjomor » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:35 am

Do we have a choice?
My body clock needs to adjust... :oops:

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

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:01 am

xenopeek wrote:
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65% says do away with it. That's a clear majority. Now who do we call to get it done? :D
That's a good question. They've been talking about it here (US) since I was a kid.
I'm not gonna say how long that's been, but I can tell you, trying to get people together on this is like trying to herd cats...
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by xenopeek » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:42 am

It's the same with the calendar. There's a replacement for our current one. Forgot the name but it switches to 13 months of 28 days each, so that 1st of every month is on the same day of the week. Not just from one month to the next, but from one year to the next. It calls for 2 special days which wouldn't fall on a day of the week or in a month but are extra: new year's day and leap day.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:53 am

xenopeek wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:42 am
It's the same with the calendar. There's a replacement for our current one. Forgot the name but it switches to 13 months of 28 days each, so that 1st of every month is on the same day of the week. Not just from one month to the next, but from one year to the next. It calls for 2 special days which wouldn't fall on a day of the week or in a month but are extra: new year's day and leap day.
I never heard of it, but it sounds great for those of us who are triskaidekaphobic... :shock:
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Post by trytip » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:36 am

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

Post by vansloneker » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:29 pm

It's great, but I hate the changes, it upsets me a lot. I could do without it, was born in a world without daylight savings.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Pjotr » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:56 pm

xenopeek wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:42 am
It's the same with the calendar. There's a replacement for our current one. Forgot the name but it switches to 13 months of 28 days each, so that 1st of every month is on the same day of the week. Not just from one month to the next, but from one year to the next. It calls for 2 special days which wouldn't fall on a day of the week or in a month but are extra: new year's day and leap day.
Sounds a lot better.

By the way: our months are essentially a weird amalgamate: the irrational Roman month count after the reform by Julius Caesar. The month whose name means "7th month" (september) is the 9th, the name meaning 8th month (october) is the 10th, and likewise with november and december. All because two leap months (now July and August) were added in the middle....

And how about the names of the week days: German Gods in countries with a germanic language, and Roman Gods in countries with a latin derivative as language.... Somehow the Christianization never succeeded (or bothered) to change that. :lol:
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Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

Post by Luna Moon » Tue May 15, 2018 5:15 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:56 pm
By the way: our months are essentially a weird amalgamate: the irrational Roman month count after the reform by Julius Caesar. The month whose name means "7th month" (september) is the 9th, the name meaning 8th month (october) is the 10th, and likewise with november and december. All because two leap months (now July and August) were added in the middle....
Interesting. I didn't know there were two months added. But your explanation of the names makes sense. I never realized it though. But I also got confused that some countries start their week with Monday and others with Sunday. Well, I guess that happens when humans try to press nature into number systems ^^

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