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    Default Daylight Savings Time

    North America went through the hassle last weekend, while Britain has to deal with the heavy burden two weeks later. Last year, for example:


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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    I think they might need a bigger truck or a crane....
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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    Is there anybody left who is still in favor of the clock moving thing? Serious question.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Is there anybody left who is still in favor of the clock moving thing? Serious question.
    Not me - but I'd want to stay with summer time - I love the lighter evenings.

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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.
    Are you willing to accept a compromise and join NDT? Newfoundland Daylight Time (30 minutes ahead).

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    I'm still in favour of moving clocks forwards and backwards for summertime. I like lighter evenings too.

    Wasn't it originally designed so that factories could stay open longer during daylight hours and save fuel? I think we still need the latter today.
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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.
    Ugh. Not only do I not know what day it is, now I don't know what time.
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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    I find that changing clocks doesn't actually change the time. The sun still comes up at the same time. Noon at 1pm? Gimme a break.

    Changing the clocks changes a hundred points of reference during the day and is confusing to me. I solve the problem by leaving all my clocks in one time zone all the time, and then just considering people around me (banks, stores, etc.) to be in a different TZ for six months. From internet work I'm so used to applying an offset anyway, but for home use there's just way too many to consider.

    PS: If you come to my house, you'll see a little sticker by some of the more prominent clocks which says "PST UTC-8" which I put there for the benefit of guests.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    I wish it were standard time 12 months of the year.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    Like Chrissy I love lighter evenings. Then there's always that one night during the summer where there's still a hint of daylight at 9pm. I dislike when it becomes dark at 4:30pm....

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    I like the longer evenings also, but they happen by themselves anyway.
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    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    Dr. Inkenstein--it was a dark and stormy write!

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Is there anybody left who is still in favor of the clock moving thing? Serious question.
    Are you willing to accept a compromise and join NDT? Newfoundland Daylight Time (30 minutes ahead).
    Only if NST is 30 minutes behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Is there anybody left who is still in favor of the clock moving thing? Serious question.
    Are you willing to accept a compromise and join NDT? Newfoundland Daylight Time (30 minutes ahead).
    Only if NST is 30 minutes behind.
    oh no

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    Is there anybody left who is still in favor of the clock moving thing? Serious question.
    I understand the principles and motives behind changing to/from Daylight Savings Time, but I'm not in favour of the it. In fact, I find it really annoying.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    Luckily, I live in Arizona where we donít exchange in such silliness. Long ago, we decided to reserve all of our silliness for the state legislature.

    Personally, I enjoy the early daylight in summer when Iím up and about and most others arenít.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking with dogs View Post
    Personally, I enjoy the early daylight in summer when Iím up and about and most others arenít.
    Well luckily the early daylight has nothing to do with the clocks so you can enjoy it all year round.

    Welcome to the forums by the way.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    I will gladly accept Fred's suggestion to compromise - and have been of the same mind for years: split the baby and be done with this nonsense, i.e., come October we "fall back" one half hour and . . . don't mess with the clocks anymore.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    One of the benefits of living in Japan was never messing with the clocks. A whole modern country that doesnít bother with such silliness. Imagine.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    India is a huge country and they don't do Daylight Saving there. Indian Standard Time, UTC +05:30.

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    Default Re: Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I will gladly accept Fred's suggestion to compromise - and have been of the same mind for years: split the baby and be done with this nonsense, i.e., come October we "fall back" one half hour and . . . don't mess with the clocks anymore.
    That's not how it works though...Newfoundland Standard time is UTC -3:30 and Newfoundland Daylight time is UTC -2:30, so there is no compromise.

    I like the sun at its highest point at the same indicated time all year. Just think of the wear it will save on the stones.

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