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    Daylight Savings

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    Benjamin Franklin first proposed it as a joke, to get French aristocrats out of bed at a reasonable time. Apparently somebody didn't get the punchline.
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    I'm with Homer Simpson on this one: "stupid farmers!"

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    I'm doing a half marathon tomorrow. This is really not the night I want to lose an extra hour of sleep.
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    Geez... there's 9 clocks in this house, and every single one requires a different method to set the time (not counting the ones that set themselves).
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    Meanwhile, down here in New Zealand, we have two or so weeks of daylight saving left, then it's clocks back an hour, sucks. Winter's coming. Wishing you guys an awesome summer.

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    DST ought to be year around. I like the hour of light in the PM much more than the hour in the AM.

    They ought to also move Feb 29th to between June 30th and July 1st. I'd appreciate the extra day every four years during the summer much more than during the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    DST ought to be year around. I like the hour of light in the PM much more than the hour in the AM.

    They ought to also move Feb 29th to between June 30th and July 1st. I'd appreciate the extra day every four years during the summer much more than during the winter.
    +1 on DST being year round. What good reason is there for switching back and forth? I never thought of leap day in June, but I like it!
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    As someone who goes on a morning ride before 7am on weekdays I like it.

    Now that we back on summer time it's again back to pre-dawn starts.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazydad View Post
    +1 on DST being year round. What good reason is there for switching back and forth? I never thought of leap day in June, but I like it!
    I say just get rid of February altogether. Move it to between May and June if you got to put it somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    DST ought to be year around. I like the hour of light in the PM much more than the hour in the AM.
    Or, we be reasonable and we split the difference and reset the time by half an hour and never be bothered again. What's so sacrosanct about when the big hand is pointing up?
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    DST stands for "just shoot me now"
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    We should adjust the calender altogether to have 30 and 31 day months and move the equivalent of Feb 29th to one of the 30 day months nearest to an equinox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    We should adjust the calender altogether to have 30 and 31 day months and move the equivalent of Feb 29th to one of the 30 day months nearest to an equinox.
    while fixing that
    september should be 7
    october should be 8
    november should be 9
    december should be 10
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by metabike View Post
    I'm with Homer Simpson on this one: "stupid farmers!"
    I don't understand. What do farmers have to do with daylight savings?
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I don't understand. What do farmers have to do with daylight savings?
    After consulting Wikipedia, nothing.

    Apparently, I had the misconception that DST was put into effect to provide more time in the fields for the farmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    while fixing that
    september should be 7
    october should be 8
    november should be 9
    december should be 10
    Absolutely!
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    Remember how you woke up on Sunday morning and had to set the clocks ahead one hour . . .totally feeling like you got gypped out of the morning?

    Well, I solved that problem and I woke up this AM NOT feeling at all like I got screwed out of time. Easy fix by the way.

    I set the clocks ahead yesterday and only used my watch and the computer clock as the correct timepieces. ALL other ones were displaying incorrect time . . .until I woke up.

    This n-word aint gonna loose no mo time to some gubmint mandated thingy.

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    We don't change our clocks until the 25th in the UK. I never understood why we bother- parts of France are west of us, yet they're an hour ahead. Seems more sensible to me to just stay on GMT all year round, and adjust your schedule rather than the clock if necessary.
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    I hate stupid daylight savings time. Call me an old fuddy duddy but I expect that it will get dark in the evenings.
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

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    Mixed feelings. I have an interview tomorrow in the next town over. If I get it, I should be able to ride home in the daylight (I just have a name and time atm), so that's a plus. But the extra daylight will make it harder for me to get the little beasties to bed. I can just hear the "but it can't be bedtime- the sun's still up!" cries now...
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    I lost an hour to tending to a vomiting 10 yr old in addition to the hour the black helicopters took away from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    DST ought to be year around.
    Good thinking. That way every kid in America can wait for the school bus in the pitch black all winter. Now it's only a few weeks.

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