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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by xouper » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:43 am

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:
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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:05 am

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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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Anaxagoras » 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.
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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:22 pm

Trump just Tweeted that he didn't like DST.

Psst! Lister!

You ==> :godwin:

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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:47 pm

Leave it at Standard Time. Just relax. Thanks.
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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:55 pm

Either way, just leave it.

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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:58 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Trump just Tweeted that he didn't like DST.

Psst! Lister!

You ==> :godwin:

:p
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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:28 pm

Making it permanent is the same as not having it.

Just set the clock once and change the time zone map if necessary.
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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by ceptimus » 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.

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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:41 pm

While we're at it, what's up with time zones?

Instituted for the convenience of a bunch of railroad barons back in the 1800s. :evil:













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Post by Doctor X » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:01 pm

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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:15 pm

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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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Witness » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:48 pm

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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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:49 pm

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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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by ed » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:54 pm

Relax
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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:10 pm

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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:00 pm

What is that above the muzzle of the pistol? A turd emoji?
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Re: Night Dark Savings Time begins (in the USA)

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:06 pm

ed wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Relax
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. :)