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Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

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... to see it ended, full stop.
  19108 votes / 74%
... to extend its duration.
  1555 votes / 6%
... to shorten its duration.
  343 votes / 1%
... to keep it as is.
  2106 votes / 8%
Doesn't matter; I just ignore it anyhow.
  2382 votes / 9%
25494 total votes.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

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  • Remove it (Score:4, Interesting)

    by neo8750 (566137) <zepski@zeps[ ]net ['ki.' in gap]> on Sunday November 03, 2013 @10:55AM (#45317695) Homepage
    I live in part of the US who up until a few years ago didn't have DST. I will say I hate it. During the summer when the days are the longest you will still have daylight at 11:00pm(23:00). Then in the winder it gets dark at 4pm So i go to work in the dark come home in the dark. Where as before I come home it still be light in winter and in summer the sun would be down before 10.
  • Completely obsolete (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Highland Deck Box (2786087) on Sunday November 03, 2013 @02:51PM (#45319435)
    Ok so what are the supposed benefits of DST? Percentage of the workforce working farming etc who need the extra daylight is vanishingly small and will only get smaller. Any energy savings from using less lighting is negated by switching to LED bulbs over incandescent. Any extra daylight benefits in general are surely completely negated by the disruption to people's sleep schedules and timetables twice a year. What else, it adds needless complication to timezone differences which in a global economy are already bad enough. It's a completely outdated idea that is just irritating as a convention that you are forced to follow because everyone else does. It's not even something that you can boycott unless you like showing up an hour late or early for all your appointments. It's just stupid.
  • by lazlo (15906) on Monday November 04, 2013 @11:58AM (#45326897) Homepage

    I propose a compromise. I'm fine with the "Fall back" portion, but we really need to get rid of the "Spring forward" part. It may take some getting used to, but I figure we'll be comfortable with it within 24 years.

  • by petes_PoV (912422) on Monday November 04, 2013 @02:01PM (#45328449)
    That's probably because your country has given it the wrong name, or got itself confused.

    In the UK it's known as British Summer Time: BST, in the summer.

  • by Rob the Bold (788862) on Monday November 04, 2013 @03:43PM (#45329773)

    When I was at Boeing, my boss let me work 6 to 2:30 (lunch break was on my own time). Then, I got a new boss. He literally could not figure out that I wasn't skipping out early. Must have failed "big hand, little hand" in elementary school.

    You didn't say when the boss came in to work, so I assume it was a more conventional time like 8. So when he arrives, he hasn't seen you working the past two hours, who's to say you're actually there, or if you are, not goofing off? It's not so much he can't tell time, he's just a "face time" kind of boss. You're only "working" if he sees you're there.

    Obviously that sucks for anyone -- like you -- whose schedule differs from the boss -- I was in that situation once, too. But the bright side -- if you can call it that -- is that with a "face time" boss you're usually not expected so much to produce anything as you are to be present. Raises go to the guys the boss thinks work the hardest, and that's the guys he sees the most.

  • by pla (258480) on Monday November 04, 2013 @11:53PM (#45333463) Journal
    Umm... How, exactly, do you plan to do that? Have everyone work off of a sun-dial? Change the clocks 5-minutes at a time every week? You do realize that sunset moves around just as much as sunrise does, don't you?

    You realize, of course, that our current system of time zones exists solely for the purpose of keeping local-solar-noon somewhere between 12 and 1pm?

    Absolutely no reason exists why we couldn't use sunset-at-7pm as the solar set-point, rather than noon.
    Absolutely no reason exists why we couldn't use dawn-at-7am as the solar-set-point, rather than noon.

    We only consider "high" noon as the solar fixed point by convention. We could just as readily pick any other portion of Helios' ride as a fixed point on the clock, to equal effect. For that matter, we have the technology today to make that far, far easier - Why have DST change twice per year? We could literally have solar-noon at 12pm each and every day. And IMO, that would count as less disruptive than this 1-hour shifting bullshit.

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