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What are your personal views on Daylight Savings Time?
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I see. DST bothered me a little when I was in school.
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Its utterly unnecessary.
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^this
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I think the whole world needs to work on one time 0:00 - 23:59. For some 0:00 could be 7:00 AM or midnight, just would be so much easier to schedule meetings and events if everyone had the same clock. No more "It's 12 AM PST, 3 AM EST" Same with Daylight Savings Time, stupid get rid of it. Having an extra hour does nothing but mess people's schedule up. The world is 24/7 now anyways so saying "Hey, you get an extra hour until Daylight Savings Time ends!" seems pointless to me honestly. It's not like going to bed at 12:00 AM is really any different if the time magically happens to show 11:00 PM. If you're tired you go to sleep.
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It's refreshing.
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It's a waste of time these days. I'm hoping it eventually goes away, but it's pretty embedded.
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Worthless, time to drop it.
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Posted 11/1/14

mdmrn wrote:

It's a waste of time these days. I'm hoping it eventually goes away, but it's pretty embedded.


How did it even start?
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Posted 11/1/14 , edited 11/1/14
I find it pointless. I'm also getting tired of hearing the "but you can sleep one more hour" thing, every single year. Wouldn't mind if they just got rid of the whole thing, but it's obviously something that's meant to stay.
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I don't mind because
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Posted 11/1/14

qualeshia3 wrote:


mdmrn wrote:

It's a waste of time these days. I'm hoping it eventually goes away, but it's pretty embedded.


How did it even start?

Basically, originally set up to save time/money by keeping daylight hours as working hours.
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Okay then.
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Khaltazar wrote:

I think the whole world needs to work on one time 0:00 - 23:59. For some 0:00 could be 7:00 AM or midnight, just would be so much easier to schedule meetings and events if everyone had the same clock. No more "It's 12 AM PST, 3 AM EST" Same with Daylight Savings Time, stupid get rid of it. Having an extra hour does nothing but mess people's schedule up. The world is 24/7 now anyways so saying "Hey, you get an extra hour until Daylight Savings Time ends!" seems pointless to me honestly. It's not like going to bed at 12:00 AM is really any different if the time magically happens to show 11:00 PM. If you're tired you go to sleep.


Are you talking about the whole of the US having one time zone?

It wouldn't work out well it the entire world followed one time because physically dawn and dusk happen at different times in far off locations.

Having said that the Daylight saving hour is redundant now. All it does is make us in the UK have a shorter afternoon and children end up coming home from school on or near dusk. Less time spent outdoors means we get less active which isn't too wonderful for general health. Children out in the dark means they risk a greater chance of being hit by vehicles due to less visibility. I've heard that it was originally introduced because in the north it's more noticeable to see the darker mornings and they changed things because it'd make it easier on farmers starting their day out. I just don't see why those farmers didn't just get up an hour later in winter to address this issue.

We don't have this in the tropics because it was near the equator there was no real noticeable difference between dawn or dusk throughout the entire year. Dawn would be 5/6am and dusk would be 6pm, it wasn't gradual, it gets dark or light in less than an hour.



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Posted 11/1/14

tkayt wrote:


Khaltazar wrote:

I think the whole world needs to work on one time 0:00 - 23:59. For some 0:00 could be 7:00 AM or midnight, just would be so much easier to schedule meetings and events if everyone had the same clock. No more "It's 12 AM PST, 3 AM EST" Same with Daylight Savings Time, stupid get rid of it. Having an extra hour does nothing but mess people's schedule up. The world is 24/7 now anyways so saying "Hey, you get an extra hour until Daylight Savings Time ends!" seems pointless to me honestly. It's not like going to bed at 12:00 AM is really any different if the time magically happens to show 11:00 PM. If you're tired you go to sleep.


Are you talking about the whole of the US having one time zone?

It wouldn't work out well it the entire world followed one time because physically dawn and dusk happen at different times in far off locations.

Having said that the Daylight saving hour is redundant now. All it does is make us in the UK have a shorter afternoon and children end up coming home from school on or near dusk. Less time spent outdoors means we get less active which isn't too wonderful for general health. Children out in the dark means they risk a greater chance of being hit by vehicles due to less visibility. I've heard that it was originally introduced because in the north it's more noticeable to see the darker mornings and they changed things because it'd make it easier on farmers starting their day out. I just don't see why those farmers didn't just get up an hour later in winter to address this issue.

We don't have this in the tropics because it was near the equator there was no real noticeable difference between dawn or dusk throughout the entire year. Dawn would be 5/6am and dusk would be 6pm, it wasn't gradual, it gets dark or light in less than an hour.





The whole world. Like I said 0:00 doesn't have to represent midnight it could be 5 in the morning for some places or 8:30 at night for other weird spots, etc. So one spot's normal would be 5:00 sunrise while it wouldn't be sunrise in west coast until 8:00 but if you schedule a meeting at 9:00 they would both understand instead of having to say "9:00 ED/ST or 9:00 PD/ST?" Yeah, it will probably never happen, but it would make things so much simpler.
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Posted 11/1/14 , edited 11/1/14
It's convenient, for me. Since the sun rises at different points throughout the year, it benefits me during the Spring, Summer, and early Fall. The "sooner" the sun rises, the sooner I can see well. The "later" the sun sets, the longer I enjoy the visibility. Although I'm a night owl, I lack nocturnal vision. I like the overall uniformity of when the sun rises and sets.
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