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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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  • by jimshatt (1002452) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @03:21AM (#41904929)
    And while we're at it, why not abolish the entire concept of days. I'll be happy with 28-hour cycles. 6 cycles in a week, with 4 10-hour workdays (+ 10 hours leisure + 8 hours sleep), and 2 long weekend cycles. I know my biological clock is already tuned to this :)
  • Fades the curtains (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Turminder Xuss (2726733) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @03:43AM (#41905055)
    I heard of a woman in Queensland who complained on the radio that DST faded her curtains quicker. Everyone laughed, but if she opened and closed them at the same time each day, then she was right. For a given value of right ....
  • by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @05:55AM (#41905699)

    I am fine with gaining an hour. Losing an hour sucks. So I think instead of moving clocks forward an hour in the spring, we should just move them back 23 hours. The end result is the same time, and you have an extra day on the weekend.

    Unless you have to work on the weekend.

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

    by danbert8 (1024253) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @08:24AM (#41906557)

    If we are free to adjust our standard working time as necessary, then why not just get rid of time zones all together. Just use UTC and everybody get used to the idea of going to work at 10PM and getting home at 7AM if that's the side of the planet you live on and you want to work during daylight.

  • by AbRASiON (589899) * on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @08:27AM (#41906571) Journal

    We get more sunlight in summer.
    No back off, we get more PERCEIVED sunlight in summer.

    It's a good thing a very good thing - as someone who suffers with SAD (oh boy) the "extra" sunlight is just fantastic. Summer is a warm, happy time - with lots of light, time to get home from work and still DO THINGS.

    It blows my mind people swear black and blue about DST, it's mind boggingly backwards. It's certainly a quirky fix but you're not going to see us changing peoples lives to be 'work at 7, finish at 3' are you? It's never going to happen.
    Winter is depressing and awful, to be honest - I'd prefer 2 hours of DST all year round. Yes, all year round. I realise it's stupid and we should just do things earlier but we won't do things earlier - it's not going to happen. DST 2 hours earlier - while also extremely unlikely is at least a pipe dream I can wish for.

    Winter, leave just before sun up, leave work just after sun down. I'd much rather leave for work well well before sun up, leave work while sun remains up.
    I spent a couple of days in Paris in their summer 2010 and it was glorious. The sun was still out at if I recall, 9:30pm - it was amazing and brilliant.

    If anything, summer we need the 'extra hour' less than we actually need it in winter -we should be 2 hours forward in winter and only 1 hour forward in summer - it's backwards as it currently is.
    (From a state in Aus which follows DST - thank god! I absoloutely love it)

  • by swm (171547) * <swmcd@world.std.com> on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @01:41PM (#41910203) Homepage

    How congress broke daylight savings time
    http://world.std.com/~swmcd/steven/letters/dst.html [std.com]

  • Re:Oh I just love (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Fishead (658061) on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @06:39PM (#41913535)

    Don't get me started on trains and time zones!

    I'm employed by a railway, and have to accommodate 2 time zones every day. The town is located in the mountain time zone and so uses MT. The trains however come from the west in Pacific Time, head north to the main line, then go back west to the coast. In order to keep it simple, they just run Pacific Time.

    I leave for work using the clock on the stove. I leave at about 6:50 AM and arrive for work at 6:00 AM. At the end of the day, I leave work at 3:00 PM and get home at about 4:10 PM.

    Just today we had a safety meeting that was scheduled in a conference room at a local hotel. Invites were sent out using "Town Time", but this wasn't stated in the email. Everyone in my department showed up an hour late. One of the old guys was vocal... that was awesome.

    Since I have had this job, I have become a time change HATER. I like the DST right now because the sun is just coming up when I am starting my day of work, but I hate the change. It just makes my life more complicated than it needs to be.

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

 



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