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Posted 3/8/15
i miss my one hr sleep
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>.>

i do like that it signifies longer days and the coming of spring. but i've never understood the reasoning behind it.
Posted 3/8/15
I lost an hour of my beauty sleep.

No wonder people are avoiding looking at me.
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I hate DST. It has no real purpose any longer and since I wake without an alarm clock it seriously messes me up.
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Our clocks in the UK don't change until the last weekend in March so right now there's no change.
Posted 3/8/15

Akage-chan wrote:

Why do we even need this anymore? I can understand if you're a famer or work in construction that it might be necessary, but for the rest of us that go to school, work at companies or other indoor places, it isn't necessary.


The whole farmers needing it is a myth. Daylight saving time began in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.

Congress appears to have felt we were not having enough of a difficult time so in 2007 they passed a law starting Daylight Savings time 3 weeks earlier and ending it one week later. This cost US companies billions to reset automated equipment, put us further out of sync with Asia and Africa time-wise, inconvenienced most of the country, all in the name of unproven studies that claim we save energy.

So all in all it comes down to our stupid government once again, thinking they know whats best for everyone. Yet it's funny that mainly the US and Europe are the major countries that use it. Most of the Asian and African countries don't use it.
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YumeHearts wrote:

i miss my one hr sleep :(


Same here. I do like fall because I gain an hour, mainly because, I'll stay up an hour longer. Last night, my 4 hours of sleep went to 3 hours.
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Posted 3/8/15
Hang on let me get into my time machine and I'll tell you in an hour. Lols
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Ugh....this archaic practice needs to end.

Studies performed on the benefits of DST are often contradictory, or they show that there is no improvement, or even something getting worse.

Male suicide rates climb significantly immediately following DST, car accidents increase dramatically in the week following DST changes, electricity use actually increases in some locales, and circadian rhythm's get messed up all around.

The US in particular is a 24 hour society now. The main people that push to keep DST are retail outfits, sports equipment sellers, and other outdoor industry related interests.

But whatever, because the government tells us what's good for us, right?
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20 / M / California
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It feels no different to me since I don't have any morning classes so I never wake up until 11 or 12. Same goes for the weekend. Although it's a hassle to change my time on anything that's not automated, like my clocks or watches.
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GOD!! Daylight f@*king saving! Who came up with that ridiculous idea! We are (in Australia) in our last month of DS & I can't wait for it to be over!! We have DS from the beginning of October to the end of March - yes that's 6 months! - and it is the most pointless practice I can think of!! In mid-summer it doesnt get dark until 8-8:30 ish, (so with DS thats 9-9:30pm) & it's so damn hot that nobody feels like preparing dinner 'til the sun starts going down which means we are regularly eating dinner at 10pm- insanity!! Thank god I don't have to try to get kids to go to sleep while it is still bright sunshine outside! And what is even more ridiculous is that not all the Eastern states practice DS, so if you have any dealings with Queenslanders, you have to remember to subtract an hour for everything they do! (And most of my family live in Queensland!)
I could understand if Daylight Saving was done in the Winter months, so it would get dark later in the day instead of on the way home from work, but over Summer it just increases the torture of the heat - we don't need it!!
I've yet to hear one convincing argument for Daylight Saving, and there are plenty against. I will point out that, unlike a substantial number of Queenslanders, I don't believe it fades the curtains!!
GET RID OF DS!!



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I'm so used to it, I don't like or dislike it. Well, I like the fall back better than the spring forward, since you gain an hour xD

I work a night shift in a hotel, so I had a good laugh last night when everyone was coming back from the bars all hammered and pissed off when they realized almost all the food joints were closed. A bit bummed it makes me lose an hour of my pay, yet glad my shift was shorter. Ah well, whatever.
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At least my phone automatically changes the time…
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I feel like it makes the days go by faster. Each year I end up with a feeling like "did March and April really go by that fast?"
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Posted 3/8/15
That one hour lost really made me feel like I only slept 3 hours last night. Ugh.
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