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    It's never bothered me, although now I'm in new Zealand the clocks changes and seasons are inverted even though the months remain the same. Dec through Feb is summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    It's never bothered me, although now I'm in new Zealand the clocks changes and seasons are inverted even though the months remain the same. Dec through Feb is summer!
    Happy Autumnal Equinox!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    That's interesting.

    Funny how a lot of people have no idea that they can go to work any time they like. It's an agreement with your employer, and not with your clock. And stores can keep whatever hours they like in most cases. You doctor is free to set your appointment at 9am instead of 10am or even anything else. This idea that what the clock "says" dictates when something is to happen is plain lunacy, but many people actually think of time that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
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    That's interesting.

    Funny how a lot of people have no idea that they can go to work any time they like. It's an agreement with your employer, and not with your clock. And stores can keep whatever hours they like in most cases. You doctor is free to set your appointment at 9am instead of 10am or even anything else. This idea that what the clock "says" dictates when something is to happen is plain lunacy, but many people actually think of time that way.
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    I've naturally been waking up an hour earlier for the last two weeks anyway, as happens every year, so I can only assume I'm in favour of it. Well, my body is. The conscious bit of me tends to look at the clock and groan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    I've naturally been waking up an hour earlier for the last two weeks anyway, as happens every year, so I can only assume I'm in favour of it. Well, my body is. The conscious bit of me tends to look at the clock and groan.
    I would expect that your body is reacting naturally, as do most creatures, to the amount of sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post

    Funny how a lot of people have no idea that they can go to work any time they like. It's an agreement with your employer, and not with your clock.
    Well, a lot of people can't negotiate the start of their work day. I am one of them. Quitting my job and profession would be my only option.

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    I've naturally been waking up an hour earlier for the last two weeks anyway, as happens every year, so I can only assume I'm in favour of it. Well, my body is. The conscious bit of me tends to look at the clock and groan.
    I would expect that your body is reacting naturally, as do most creatures, to the amount of sunlight.
    Possibly weevils are more sensitive to the rhythms of nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
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    That's interesting.

    Funny how a lot of people have no idea that they can go to work any time they like. It's an agreement with your employer, and not with your clock. And stores can keep whatever hours they like in most cases. You doctor is free to set your appointment at 9am instead of 10am or even anything else. This idea that what the clock "says" dictates when something is to happen is plain lunacy, but many people actually think of time that way.
    This is true, and it is also true that our societies are industrialised and commercial. With that we are saddled with 'trading hours' (or as they are otherwise called 'business hours') which are dictated by that other centuries-old commercial creation -- 'banking hours'. That banking transactions now occur electronically with mere numbers being exchanged, that work for many can be done remotely via the internet is only now beginning to yield real changes in how many of us live and work. Sadly much of this change is being driven by COVID 19.

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    Absolutely. We’ve done year-round daylight “savings” time in the US and it sucked.

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    I just wish "they" would pick a time and stick to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I just wish "they" would pick a time and stick to it.
    How about midnight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I just wish "they" would pick a time and stick to it.
    How about midnight?
    I prefer 2:30pm. It's less confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I just wish "they" would pick a time and stick to it.
    How about midnight?
    I'll quote an interesting bit of minutia for you: 'You are guaranteed two minutes rest in the Australian Army. That is between 2359 and 0001. Nothing official happens in the Army between those two times because those officers running things won't know which "day" is meant, and that's bad for us the Infantry.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyIvan View Post
    I just wish "they" would pick a time and stick to it.
    How about midnight?
    Yes... my local time.
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    I like the idea of no time changes and for the next change, in autumn, moving the clock back 30 minutes--essentially "splitting the difference". A lot of folks want "the extra hour" of sunlight after work for personal pleasure reasons (to play gold, garden, etc.) but there is the issue of the loss of the morning hour of sun which forces children to wait for the bus in darkness and/or walk to school in darkness. Adults have to drive to work in darkness. I also wonder if the loss of the sun in the morning makes people get up later and lose an hour of exercise time. Since DST was enacted on a wide scale as a result of a world war and revived for another world war, maybe we should put it to rest until the next world war. I suspect when WWIII happens DST will be a moot issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    That's interesting.

    Funny how a lot of people have no idea that they can go to work any time they like. It's an agreement with your employer, and not with your clock. And stores can keep whatever hours they like in most cases. You doctor is free to set your appointment at 9am instead of 10am or even anything else. This idea that what the clock "says" dictates when something is to happen is plain lunacy, but many people actually think of time that way.
    those things do benefit from folks agreeing on what time it happens to be.
    I'll meet you for lunch whenever the hell I feel like it is a difficult arrangement for the other party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    That's interesting.

    Funny how a lot of people have no idea that they can go to work any time they like. It's an agreement with your employer, and not with your clock. And stores can keep whatever hours they like in most cases. You doctor is free to set your appointment at 9am instead of 10am or even anything else. This idea that what the clock "says" dictates when something is to happen is plain lunacy, but many people actually think of time that way.
    those things do benefit from folks agreeing on what time it happens to be.
    I'll meet you for lunch whenever the hell I feel like it is a difficult arrangement for the other party.
    I think I'm being misunderstood. My point is that people are free to agree on any time they like.

    For example, some stores open at 8am, some at 10am, and some vary. They don't need daylight time to do that. Students go to school at 8am in some parts. I've seen 8:30, and the norm that I'm familiar with is 9am. But the school changes it from time to time. All this has nothing to do with daylight time.

    This all reminds me of people who put their clocks 10 minutes (or so) ahead to keep them from being late. To me that's crazy, because it's not what the clock says that dictates the time. They could get up 10 minutes early and it wouldn't effect the time one little bit. It only changes their relationship to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Is there anybody left who is still in favor of the clock moving thing? Serious question.
    No. I hate it. I want summer time, even though I know winter time is the "correct" time astrologically. We even had a vote in Europe and majority were against moving time.

    On the 23 hours day I seriously feel the 1 hour. That's usually the entirety of my free time per day. On the 25 hours day it feels like the day just drags on and on and never ends. Who would have thought just one hour could have such an impact on our perception?
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