Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

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Oh a wise guy, eh? Wake up and go to sleep!
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This fucking shit again. The day every one of us has to waste an hour of our time changing clocks back an hour. And for what? For no good reason whatsoever, that's what.

At least some of our clocks are a bit smarter and know to do this silly change on their own. After all, a clock should just know what time it is. That saves us a little time. Real time. Not that fake daylight crap, without which we would not be wasting any time at all.
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All it changes is which end of the day I have to commute in the dark.
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And in a million dollar facility, the boss insisted I hang a clock that does not sync to the GPS master. Guess who gets to climb a ladder and manually sync this piece of shit every week or so?

Mother fucking puss bucket son of a bitch!
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"Mother fucking puss bucket son of a bitch!"

Noted and stolen.
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I live to serve. :)
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Shouldn't we call it Daylight Spending in the spring? :|
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Night Dark©, the new superhero. :mrgreen:

I don't give a fuck, every day is Sunday and I keep my wristwatch on Winter time: too lazy to change the setting.
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You, sir, are my new personal superhero! :)
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And here we fucking go again come this Sunday. Please sign this utterly useless petition to end DST once and for all.
https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/ ... vings-time
Sure, it's a waste of time but so is DST.

Based on 100 million people wasting 5 minutes changing clocks twice a year, and given an average life expectancy of 80 years, I estimate 23 lives are wasted.

At least a few of those 23 are going to be children.

Please, think of the children. :x
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And here we fucking go again. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

Yet another 23 lives are wasted changing clocks.
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If they can't decide whether it's better to remain on summer time or winter time year round, why not split the difference and set the clocks between the two? That's only 30 minutes difference from either option so hardly enough for people to make a fuss about.
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Rob Lister wrote: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:52 pm And here we fucking go again. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

Yet another 23 lives are wasted changing clocks.
I wonder if it would be better if they changed the clocks on a Friday instead of a Sunday?
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If you do not change your clocks they get smelly and sticky.

--J.D.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Rob Lister wrote: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:52 pm And here we fucking go again. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

Yet another 23 lives are wasted changing clocks.
I wonder if it would be better if they changed the clocks on a Friday instead of a Sunday?
At noon. :x
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For some months to come my wristwatch will show the official time. 8)
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https://i.imgur.com/GtzhteV.jpg
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Pedantic Objection: The instruction for the sundial is only correct if the next house is 15 degrees longitude away. Otherwise just renumber the dial (or have it inscribed with two sets of numbers).

And one for your grandparents:
VCR: Nothing to adjust, since it's always blinking 12:00 anyway.
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So sorry you missed my semiannual bitching update. I posted it at 2 am sunday morning.

Anyway, at least others are getting onboard
(Newser) – The movement to spring forward year-round gained a big supporter Monday, when President Trump tweeted: "Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!" Three Republicans from Florida introduced legislation in Congress this month that would put an end the November change back to standard time, the Hill reports. A similar measure went nowhere last year. At the moment, federal law permits states to stay on standard time all year but not daylight saving time, per the Los Angeles Times.

While research shows daylight saving time can affect mental and physical health, Psychology Today reports there are steps that can prevent problems when the time change rolls around. As for why we do it, the tale that Benjamin Franklin is behind the concept might not be accurate, per Forbes, but it might be all about the Benjamins—often encoded in tax and energy policy. An unrelated monetary benefit? The Brookings Institute found that daylight saving time means fewer evening robberies, with no corresponding increase in morning robberies.
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Saw on Reddit:

If they would just make "spring forward" happen at 4pm on a Friday, it would be a lot more popular.

I thought, yeah, maybe that's the ticket. Doing it on a Monday morning is a mistake.
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Leave it at Standard Time. Just relax. Thanks.
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Either way, just leave it.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:22 pm Trump just Tweeted that he didn't like DST.

Psst! Lister!

You ==> :godwin:

:p
Nope, nope, mooseface.
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If people can't decide whether to use permanent summer time or permanent winter time, why not split the difference and do a (once only) shift of half-an-hour: then never alter the clocks ever again. Surely people shouldn't complain too much about a mere thirty minutes of extra light or dark in the mornings/evenings?

What makes it even more stupid is that DST doesn't begin here in the UK till Sunday 31st March at 1am. We always alter our clocks on the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October. So as well as the usual confusion just caused by altering the clocks, you get an extra two weeks or so of added confusion when contacting people in foreign countries or flying there - the time offset is an hour different (plus or minus) compared to the rest of the year.
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Honk!

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ceptimus wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:46 pm If people can't decide whether to use permanent summer time or permanent winter time, why not split the difference and do a (once only) shift of half-an-hour: then never alter the clocks ever again. Surely people shouldn't complain too much about a mere thirty minutes of extra light or dark in the mornings/evenings?

What makes it even more stupid is that DST doesn't begin here in the UK till Sunday 31st March at 1am. We always alter our clocks on the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October. So as well as the usual confusion just caused by altering the clocks, you get an extra two weeks or so of added confusion when contacting people in foreign countries or flying there - the time offset is an hour different (plus or minus) compared to the rest of the year.
Society would argue over which half of the hour to shift.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 am Saw on Reddit:

If they would just make "spring forward" happen at 4pm on a Friday, it would be a lot more popular.

I thought, yeah, maybe that's the ticket. Doing it on a Monday morning is a mistake.
I probably already wrote about that, but the Froggies made the same blunder with their revolutionary calendar: from one holiday/week it went to one holiday/10 days. (And under the Ancien Régime, with all the saints having a yearly named day, roughly one day out of three was some kind of holiday – so ditching the saints wasn't popular either…)

Ergo this needs a modern solution: wristwatches/phones with GPS, some puny algorithm, and presto, everybody can enjoy True Personal Solar Time©. Cool, no? :P
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Just posting here that daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 3. We need to get ahead of this fallback and write (not email) our congress critters and tell them -- nay, demand of them -- that they need end this bullshit once and for all. I JUST got used to the spring-ahead! When you write, tell them this is your greatest issue, the only issue you even care about. A make or break at the polling place. More important than that The Wall, et all, abortion, Russia, strippers, whoring, Epstein, Syria, impeachment, and Hunter Biden COMBINED!!!eleventy11! because not a fucking one of those will impact your life EVER, unlike DST, which has fucked you up twice every year since you been birthed.
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Relax
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https://i.imgur.com/1oFgHuw.jpg

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ed wrote: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:54 pmRelax
Completely relaxed as I get out of bed when I wake up, eat when I'm hungry and go to sleep when I'm tired. Need no stinkin' watch to tell me what to do. (One of my friends said I now live the life of a baby. Pure jealousy, of course.)
A good nap also helps fight post-prandial asthenia, and conforms to biological human activity cycles. :)
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↑ Only last weekend of March for us. Why such a hurry?
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Witness wrote: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:00 am ↑ Only last weekend of March for us. Why such a hurry?
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Enjoy getting up in the middle of the night.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:23 pm Reminder: Another round of ritual humiliation this Sunday. :cowbell:
Sunday, March 8. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
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I'll be sure to twist my garden sundial around slightly to make it read "correctly" after the end of March, but I won't do it at the designated time because the sun needs to be A) above the horizon, and B) visible enough to cast a shadow. It will happen sometime in April though, probably.
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According to the National Conference of State Legislators, lawmakers in 32 states are considering bills that would change the current system of splitting the year into about eight months of daylight time and the rest, standard.

“It’s been a hot issue,” said Jim Reed, an NCSL official. And it’s getting hotter, he added. Every year more state lawmakers are considering changing the system. The preponderance are pushing for year-round daylight time, although Congress has forbidden states from doing so.
https://www.inquirer.com/news/daylight- ... 00307.html

Well what the fuck is congress going to do if the preponderance just sez FUCK YOU!?

I'm putting my foot down!