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Old November 3 2013, 07:09 AM   #1
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Time changed... When will it end.

So, the clocks just "rolled back" and I have to ask when the pratice of daylight savings will be put to rest. I've always hated it, and been opposed to it since grade school.

We live in a 24hr modern world. Powered by on tap electricity, tv, the Internet, and legally addictive stimulants. We have no purpos to this long outdated and pointless pratice. Let's just be done with it already.

End rant.
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Old November 3 2013, 07:17 AM   #2
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

Come to Arizona and Sheriff Joe, Data. I haven't had to change my clocks in 23 years. Just bring your own horse, as some still think it's Wyatt Earp days out here.
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Old November 3 2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

Considering that most of the U.S. is now on Daylight Saving Time for nearly two-thirds of the year, maybe it would make more sense to simply have DST all year round. But then children would be waking up and going to school in the dark.

Aaaah, screw the children.
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Old November 3 2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

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Considering that most of the U.S. is now on Daylight Saving Time for nearly two-thirds of the year, maybe it would make more sense to simply have DST all year round. But then children would be waking up and going to school in the dark.

Aaaah, screw the children.
I think the time shifting does more harm than good with young people... with people in general actually. More people get sick, suffer sleep disruptions, car accidents, etc. If the problem is kids getting up in the dark, just have them come in an hour later.
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Old November 3 2013, 08:22 AM   #5
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

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... the pratice of daylight savings...

I've always hated it, and been opposed to it since grade school.
I'm curious: why?

Set aside, for the moment, that "24hr modern, powered by on-tap electricity, tv, the Internet, and legally addictive stimulants" world in which you say we live now. (Legally addictive stimulants; what means this, anyway - that they're allowed by law to be addictive?)

Why did you hate and oppose daylight saving time before now - before the internet and all of the rest? Did you really hate it, or is that merely hyperbole? Do you, in fact, actually remember a time when there was no internet, and do you understand the nature of institutional inertia?
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Old November 3 2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

we've only had DST 25 years now and it's just one huge nuissance. It was introduced in order to save electricity but it's utter b-shit. The light you save in the evening is needed in the morning instead. And all this clock-switching, trains having to wait 1 hour to be back on time again etc costs actually more money than it saves.
Add to it the physical problems the time shift causes everyone.
I totally fail to see any advantages of DST. And since in this globalized world we have to deal with different time zones anyway, there's absolutely no reason why we should stick to the nonsense of the sun not being in the zenith at 12 o'clock for almost 8 months a year.
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Old November 3 2013, 11:42 AM   #7
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

It's not like I notice it.
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Old November 3 2013, 11:45 AM   #8
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

I hate it because I never get that extra hour of sleep. I always wake up at the original time, so here I am awake at 5:30 am instead of getting up at 6:30.
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Old November 3 2013, 11:54 AM   #9
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

The bar where I work is open until 3am. As a result of DST, we stayed open for an extra hour tonight, which people enjoyed. Plus it's a whole extra hour for me to make tips!
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Old November 3 2013, 12:02 PM   #10
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

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It's not like I notice it.
We've had it (well British Summer Time) nearly 100 years in the UK (and we're a much smaller island ) it's just a part of life. Probably confuse us more not to change it now.
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Old November 3 2013, 12:02 PM   #11
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

Meh. It's not even a nuisance. If people "hate" it, it's for hating's sake.
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Old November 3 2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

Springing ahead is far worse than falling back.
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Old November 3 2013, 01:01 PM   #13
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

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So, the clocks just "rolled back" and I have to ask when the pratice of daylight savings will be put to rest. I've always hated it, and been opposed to it since grade school.

We live in a 24hr modern world. Powered by on tap electricity, tv, the Internet, and legally addictive stimulants. We have no purpos to this long outdated and pointless pratice. Let's just be done with it already.

End rant.
So, screw the people who need the extra daylight?
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Old November 3 2013, 02:33 PM   #14
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Springing ahead is far worse than falling back.
Agreed.
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Old November 3 2013, 03:17 PM   #15
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Re: Time changed... When will it end.

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Springing ahead is far worse than falling back.
Agreed.
Whichever way, I hurt my head equally bad.
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