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Daylight saving

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Sotakoira Musti, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    It already happened in Greece.
    Well we are anything but short of sunshine here but I also hate it cause it gets dark sooner during the winter and makes absolutely no sense...

    I mean who wouldn't want THIS sunshine to last as long as possible? IMG_20201024_122715.jpg
     
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  2. Walden

    Walden TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    It's a nuisance and completely unecessary. It's not that it makes our lives unbearably difficult... but every year, for a couple of days one moans: "WHYYYYYY?" ;)
     
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  3. stxrus

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    While we don’t change here I like DST stateside.
    We don’t watch much tv but bring on the same time as EST makes the things we do watch come on at a reasonable time. Calling stateside is easier. Overall I like it
    Being close to the equator our days and nights are almost equal in length
     
  4. Junkyard Dog

    Junkyard Dog Friend of Leo's

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    I’m mostly on telework right now, so it really won’t matter.
     
  5. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    I really think that is a misconception about having DST for farmers benifit.

    Farmers work from can till can't, and often later. So it's really no concern what time it gets light.
    And yes, there is some awesome lighting on newer equipment.
     
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  6. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    The sun still comes up every morning no matter what time we say it is .
     
  7. Alamo

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    Pfft, daylight saving! :rolleyes:

    if they could store it, I'd think otherwise.

    bring it out of storage in winter, when you need it most :cool:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark.jpg
     
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  8. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    As a wise man once said..."One way or another this darkness has got to give." This year not so concerned about daylight savings time. Fall back, Spring forward...no big woop.;)

     
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  9. lupowitz

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    This is a classic!!!!

    I absolutely understand his sentiments ! :)
     
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    "...arriving at the right time .." too :)
     
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    I get up in the dark no matter what time of year. I'd prefer my son's bus driver was operating in daylight.
     
  12. stxrus

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    As a kid DST was wonderful. You could stay outside and play for what seemed like forever. Winter sucked when it got dark around 5:00ish. But we’re back in school so it wasn’t as big a deal
     
  13. ricardo1912

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    Here in the UK we've slavishly adopted every EU directive except that one. So we're constantly an hour different to the rest of Europe. It's outmoded and studies seem to show that drivers are more likely to have accidents at the end of the day. When it is darker.
     
  14. maxvintage

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    I post this every year, but I literally wrote the book on this. it's out of print now but there's kindle edition

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049H92LS/?tag=tdpri-20

    Objections to daylight saving were never really from Farmers: when it was introduced in 1991 objection typically came from

    A: people who lived at the border between two zones, and thus experienced almost two hours deviation from solar noon
    B: people whose job required very early rising--miners for example--who found that they had to rise in darkness all year and try to sleep when the sun set later than usual
    C: Hollywood, which feared people would stop going to movies.
     
  15. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    We start at daylight
    That point in the day changes a bit due to the season
    Whatever
    Clocks tell how many hours we worked
     
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  16. getbent

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    yes! to quote the great Devo: 'Freedom of choice is what you've got, freedom from choice is what you want.'

    thought question: if we saved enough daylight couldn't we power all the electric cars with it?

    it is rhetorical.
     
  17. tery

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    Mr. Rooster knows what time it is .

     
  18. imwjl

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    I'm really selfish like others in similar spots on the map. Screw the economy. Live music from the city's biergarten can reach our bedroom windows. There's a short time in the year when DST lets lets' the bands and beer stop at 9 PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays with a little bit of daylight left. Kids and dogs are allowed in the biergarten. People gather for outdoor sports and then come back for for food, drink and music. It's so pleasant to not just have that but head home when there's just a little bit of light at about 21:07 on the clock. Social cohesion is more than lots of people realize.
     
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  19. RedRhino

    RedRhino TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I like DLST.....more time to play my Tele.....
     
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