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Old 03-25-05, 04:55 PM   #1
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Daylight Savings Time (DST)

Daylight Savings Time begins next weekend! More daylight so I can go out and bike late!
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Old 03-25-05, 04:59 PM   #2
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Yay! Now the sun will set at 7:30 in my area!
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Old 03-26-05, 12:56 AM   #3
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Horray! Thursday nite crits start up... group rides will be longer and faster at night, people will actually show up. I will have to charge my HED lighting less often for work... yah!
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Old 03-26-05, 07:21 AM   #4
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I can't wait. Its light now in the morning which is nice but since on weekends usually im asleep.
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Old 03-26-05, 07:25 AM   #5
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I HATE it. Early light and early dark is way better.
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Old 03-26-05, 03:07 PM   #6
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No change is the best.
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I HATE it. Early light and early dark is way better.
For morning people. That would suck for people like me. I haven't been able to fall asleep before 1am in 15 years. Late light rocks.
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Old 03-26-05, 03:35 PM   #8
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Indiana does not recognize DST...we don't change our clocks.
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Yea! I can sleep in an extra hour without the freaking sun waking me up.
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Old 03-26-05, 04:22 PM   #10
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DST owns.
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I hope you all relize that it doesen't get light or dark any sooner or later. All you are doing is moving the hand on your clock a notch. Indiana and Arizona seem to have their heads on straight.

I say we all just go by universal meen time and 24 hour clocks and do away with peti crap like time zones, anti-meridian/post-meridian, and daylight savings. One time everywhere. Really what do we need high noon for anyway, why not high 06:00 or 17:40? If everyone did it it would be a quick painless adjustment and soon everyone would wonder what anyone would want with all the extra fluff we currently use.
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I hope you all relize that it doesen't get light or dark any sooner or later. All you are doing is moving the hand on your clock a notch. Indiana and Arizona seem to have their heads on straight.
Umm...yeah...
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Time zones cannot be removed. The minute you use one time, we would just wonder if 1300 hours is morning, afternoon, evening or night.
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Time zones cannot be removed. The minute you use one time, we would just wonder if 1300 hours is morning, afternoon, evening or night.
So your saying you don't have windows and you ride inside or what? If you did live in a sealed building why would it matter if it was morning noon or night? Noon isn't really noon with time zones anyway, in the summer(June 22 2005) at my house the Sun's transit (due south/at it's highest altitude) is at 1:12PM local time(PDT). On the same day in Las Vegas(same PDT time zone) solar transit happens at 12:43PM local time, in the winter its 12:15PM and 11:45AM respectively.
Why would it matter if I walked into my house and twirled a clock's hands around to say 20:12 (coordinated universal time (UTC)). And everything would be 24hour so their would be no converting.
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Because I correspond to people from different time zones. Let's say, "I woke up at 1400 hours today". What does that mean? Is that late, or is that early? Or say "Sir, do you think it's good to start the festival at 1700 hours?" I would go and say "Is that 5 hours before bedtime, 2 hours, or 1 hour after sunrise?" You still have to know the difference between the locations - time zones readily provide that information.
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So your saying you don't have windows and you ride inside or what? If you did live in a sealed building why would it matter if it was morning noon or night? Noon isn't really noon with time zones anyway, in the summer(June 22 2005) at my house the Sun's transit (due south/at it's highest altitude) is at 1:12PM local time(PDT). On the same day in Las Vegas(same PDT time zone) solar transit happens at 12:43PM local time, in the winter its 12:15PM and 11:45AM respectively.
Why would it matter if I walked into my house and twirled a clock's hands around to say 20:12 (coordinated universal time (UTC)). And everything would be 24hour so their would be no converting.
No one is forcing you to use DST. If everyone elses uses it around you, but you refuse to. Good for you. You'll just be an hour late for everything.

I can imagine some humours conversations to your boss about being late.
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Old 03-27-05, 12:42 AM   #17
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Bah! Can't save daylight or time. I save money...for bike stuff.
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Better to get dark at 5-6pm,the dam house cools down faster in the summer and i dont have to wait until 8pm for shade to wash my car. All states should be the same. The way it is now.
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Because I correspond to people from different time zones. Let's say, "I woke up at 1400 hours today". What does that mean? Is that late, or is that early? Or say "Sir, do you think it's good to start the festival at 1700 hours?" I would go and say "Is that 5 hours before bedtime, 2 hours, or 1 hour after sunrise?"
It depends on what time you go to bed.

Today for instance I'm going to bed at 14:30 utc which right here today is about 30minutes after initial solar illumination, tomorrow it will be similar.
You know astronomers start their 24 hour day at noon(or they used to, I don't keep up on some things), so 13:00 for them is the middle of the night.


Oh and I left my old watch on standard time for ten years straight and you know what.... the sun didn't rise or set any sooner or later, and I made it to work when my watch said 6 everyone else came in when theirs said 7 yet we arrived at the same time
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