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On Daylight Savings Time:

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I endorse it, and live where it's observed
  4941 votes / 17%
I endorse it, but live where it's not observed
  352 votes / 1%
I don't care enough to care
  4101 votes / 14%
I dislike it, and live where it's observed
  15917 votes / 55%
I dislike it, but live where it's not observed
  1095 votes / 3%
Why aren't we just using Swatch Internet Time?
  2262 votes / 7%
28668 total votes.
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  • Re:Oh I just love (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @03:05AM (#41904553)

    It sounds like you want to fuck standard time, not DST. A word to the wise: Standard time gets around.

  • by craznar (710808) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @08:30AM (#41906117) Homepage

    She was right - for all values of right.

    In the hotter climates, people close the curtains in the afternoon to prevent the hot sun coming into the house, then open them after sundown for the evening and early morning.
    So any change which alters the relative proportion of sun against closed curtains vs open curtains will indeed add 1hr of sun exposure per day to the curtains.
    By 'the same time every day', most country folk will mean their habits remain constant.

    Similarly, cows produced less milk in day light savings - not because cows know about day light savings, but because they didn't. The trucks turned up earlier, the cows milked at the same time... less milk.

    But the real critical issue in Queensland as far as I'm concerned, is the 15+ UV rating at 10-2pm, which then extends to school exit times during day light savings.

    DLS is designed for areas close to the polar circles, not areas close to the tropics.

    Rant over ...

  • Don't like it (Score:4, Informative)

    by GameboyRMH (1153867) <gameboyrmhNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @10:00AM (#41906851) Journal

    Having lived where it was observed it was a PITA, plus it only wastes energy. [phys.org]

  • by sproketboy (608031) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @10:04AM (#41906881)

    Just looking at the negative economic effects [wikipedia.org] should convince people that's it's a really bad idea.

  • Re:Oh I just love (Score:2, Informative)

    by IMarvinTPA (104941) <IMarvinTPA@NoSPAM.IMarvinTPA.com> on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @10:43AM (#41907327) Homepage Journal

    Because the definition of Noon, 12:00, is when the sun is at its highest point.

  • Re:Oh I just love (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @10:56AM (#41907491)

    It only takes me 1 day to adjust, but my cats still wake me up at 5 am. It takes them a week or two.
    Cats don't know.

  • by pavon (30274) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @12:20PM (#41908591)

    I absolutely hate it. In the desert it is too fucking hot to spend time outside in the afternoon/evening during the summer. The morning is wonderful, nice warm sun but it hasn't gotten too hot yet. I would love to spend hours outside every summer morning exercising, tending the garden and just hanging out, but I have to be at work at a fixed time and some bastards thought it was a good idea to steal an hour of wonderful morning, so they can give me an extra hour of dreadful scorching evening. And since the sun sets latter I have to waste more energy getting the house down to a reasonable temperature before bedtime. This is one of the few things that Arizona got right, I wish the rest of the southern states would figure it out as well.

  • Re:Oh I just love (Score:5, Informative)

    by arb phd slp (1144717) on Friday November 09, 2012 @09:24AM (#41931013) Homepage Journal

    You can't switch to self-feeding when a cat is an adult, but if you start when they're a kitten, and they grow up never having the experience of being hungry, they won't overeat. They'll nibble just what they need throughout the day. And they leave you alone instead of begging for food. (They might still wake you up because they're bored, but that's a separate problem).

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