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Old 02-29-20, 08:03 AM
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Daylight Savings Time Next Weekend

Whew, hitting the road this AM, and it is still pitch black out.

Daylight savings time next week!!!! So, darker in the AM, but at least some evening light
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Old 02-29-20, 09:06 AM
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Arrrgh.
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Old 02-29-20, 10:11 AM
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Yes! Great for outdoor activities..
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I leave the clock by my bed set to this. I know it's a game we play with ourselves but really wish they would switch to this and leave it.
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Old 02-29-20, 12:42 PM
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I have heard we might do away with it here in IL after this next one. Good riddance.
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Old 02-29-20, 01:48 PM
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I have heard we might do away with it here in IL after this next one. Good riddance.
And I hope my increasingly ignorant state will follow suit. Spring ahead a half hour, aaaaand done!
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I expect that it'll be the weed-friendly states that'll be the first to un-eff DST.
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Old 02-29-20, 05:37 PM
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Oh, with some luck, we'll have a checkerboard pattern with half the country choosing daylight savings time, 12 months a year, and half the country choosing standard time 12 months a year. Ok, toss in a few that shift based on seasons, and a few that just choose an average (half hour advance).
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Old 03-01-20, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
And I hope my increasingly ignorant state will follow suit. Spring ahead a half hour, aaaaand done!
That's been my wish for years.
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DST clock adjustments always bring out the grumps.

Changing clocks and adjusting to time differences is no different than taking an airplane ride between time zones.

DST is a triumph of man over nature.
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Old 03-01-20, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
DST clock adjustments always bring out the grumps.

Changing clocks and adjusting to time differences is no different than taking an airplane ride between time zones.

DST is a triumph of man over nature.
Rotflmao.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...ying-ditch-it/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayl...ime_by_country

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Old 03-01-20, 03:34 PM
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Rotflmao.

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When you're done rolling on the floor:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/sci...t-saving-time/

Conclusion: Anti-DST fascisti are a bunch of grumps who don't recognize a good thing when they see it.
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Old 03-01-20, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Oh, with some luck, we'll have a checkerboard pattern with half the country choosing daylight savings time, 12 months a year, and half the country choosing standard time 12 months a year. Ok, toss in a few that shift based on seasons, and a few that just choose an average (half hour advance).
This already happens. Traveling across Arizona it is possible to need to change your clocks half-a-dozen times.

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DST clock adjustments always bring out the grumps.

Changing clocks and adjusting to time differences is no different than taking an airplane ride between time zones.

DST is a triumph of man over nature.
Except it isn't. Lowers productivity, confuses people trying to track something simple....and it doesn't gain anyone anything, unless maybe you're a golf course owner. People crazy enough to want to ride bikes early, have lighting anyway. People wanting to camp outdoors near time-zone borders have to either deal with being bright out at silly hours (sunrise at the solstice at 0400 or sunset at 2200).
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
People crazy enough to want to ride bikes early, have lighting anyway. People wanting to camp outdoors near time-zone borders have to either deal with being bright out at silly hours (sunrise at the solstice at 0400 or sunset at 2200).
I wrote this trying to do a morning project and beat the rush. As it was, only marginally successful with doing so.

But, in general I'm NOT a morning person, and am happy to have the extra summer evening hours. Whew, it is nice to have sunlight until 9 PM.

Perhaps I should write to my State Representatives suggesting they do a mid-summer double daylight savings time, or perhaps even mid-summer triple daylight savings time.

Just imagine sunshine till midnight.

I just dislike losing all those evening hours when we get pounded with "standard" time in the winter.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I wrote this trying to do a morning project and beat the rush. As it was, only marginally successful with doing so.

But, in general I'm NOT a morning person, and am happy to have the extra summer evening hours. Whew, it is nice to have sunlight until 9 PM.

Perhaps I should write to my State Representatives suggesting they do a mid-summer double daylight savings time, or perhaps even mid-summer triple daylight savings time.

Just imagine sunshine till midnight.

I just dislike losing all those evening hours when we get pounded with "standard" time in the winter.
No matter what you do, days get shorter at either morning/evening in the winter. They're called seasons. The further north you go, the bigger the difference...unlike say Hawaii or Puerto Rico which basically doesn't have seasons.

Screwy DST rules can sound great....until you try to do any kind of business outside of your immediate voter-control. DST has gotten so byzantine that there are times even our computers and their engineers cannot keep it straight at times across 200+ countries and their rules ever changing never mind all the software products.....And all the headaches and lost productivity--doesn't get us much of anything to show for it.

Come early-to-late-summer, here at 40*North in Nebraskka....I actually only WANT TO ride in the dark. It is too HOT out to ride after dawn. 90% humidity and 90+F lasts until passed midnight here come summer. So those shifted daylight hours really aren't even a positive anyway....they force me to be on my bike no later than 0500 to avoid heat stroke.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
When you're done rolling on the floor:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/sci...t-saving-time/

Conclusion: Anti-DST fascisti are a bunch of grumps who don't recognize a good thing when they see it.
Fascisti, interesting.

The length of a day only gets longer because a hemisphere is "getting closer" to the summer solstice for a given year.

The shortest day in winter in somewhere like Kansas City is about 9 hours and 25 minutes, while the longest day in summer is about 14 hours and 55 minutes. Governments changing the time twice per year don't make that happen, nature does.

Daylight Savings Time (DST) change from Standard Time (ST) only pushes up the opening time and closing time for businesses and schools, but the day length doesn't change due to a time change.

If this country were to move the clocks only half an hour forward this coming spring and leave it there, would the half hour "lost" before sunset be noticed? Would the half hour "gained" after sunrise be noticed? Or, would we get used to it in a few years and wonder why we didn't do it sooner?

Of course, the "half hour split" would never happen unless the whole world jumped on board. So, pick either ST or DST and stick with it.

Look at the parts of the world that have given up on time changes. Russia, China, Japan, etc. Even a section of Canada with a larger sunlight hour change from one extreme to the other, than most of the USA, has adopted full time DST, and another in Canada has joined Russia, China, Japan, etc.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayl...ime_by_country

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And no matter how long the sun is in the sky in relation to the time on a clock, working folks still have to be to work on time the next day.
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But, in general I'm NOT a morning person, and am happy to have the extra summer evening hours. Whew, it is nice to have sunlight until 9 PM.
I'm not a morning person either, but I have to get up for work anywhere from 4:30am to 6:30am depending on where my first stop is that day. Which pretty much means most mornings are dark to me.
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European parliament votes to scrap daylight saving time from 2021


https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...time-from-2021
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
I expect that it'll be the weed-friendly states that'll be the first to un-eff DST.
Almost...one county in Oregon sticks with Idaho. Guess which one I'm in?
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Vampires and drunks hate DST, this is well known.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
People wanting to camp outdoors near time-zone borders have to either deal with being bright out at silly hours (sunrise at the solstice at 0400 or sunset at 2200).
Funny that you mention that. I had to deal with the switch on two days during last year's MT and ID tour. After the fist day of riding I camped in western MT, in the mountain time zone. The second night I camped in eastern ID, in the pacific time zone. So the first night it got darker later and lighter later than it did on the second night, when it got darker earlier and lighter earlier.

The third day I went from ID into MT then back into ID. When I got to Lookout Pass on the border I had to ask an employee there whether the wall clock was on MT time or ID time. (Cell phone was off because there had been no service most of the day.) He said they keep it on ID time. He also pointed out a big tree that is right on the official border.
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In December, the sun sets at 4:07 pm. Let's spring forward and not mess with the clocks anymore.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
This already happens. Traveling across Arizona it is possible to need to change your clocks half-a-dozen times.

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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Just imagine sunshine till midnight.
Sounds awful. Better to have long early morning light to get things done before work and then early sunrise so the evening can start.
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