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Post Reply ABOLISH Daylight Savings Time
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Posted 3/13/16

nanikore2 wrote:


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nanikore2 wrote:

He was kidding


So abandon time zones and stick to solar time.


You're gonna sell sundial alarm clocks to everyone, and hook up all the subway trains to track the sun?


No, that wouldn't work.
What would work is using the sundial as the standard to set other clocks to and keep one train running in a circle around each town.
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Bump! Daylight savings is awful. Completely. No reason for it! No significant energy is saved.
Posted 3/13/16
Daylight savings time is pretty bad for public health cause circadian misalignment. I think we could at least switch forward the time during the day say 6-7PM instead of 2 AM to keep from robbing people an hour of sleep.
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So..... will you guys irrationally hate me and wish death on me if I say that I actually like Day Light Saving?
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you got my vote
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Kilaldagren wrote:

So..... will you guys irrationally hate me and wish death on me if I say that I actually like Day Light Saving?


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Posted 3/13/16

Sir_jamesalot wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:

He was kidding


So abandon time zones and stick to solar time.


You're gonna sell sundial alarm clocks to everyone, and hook up all the subway trains to track the sun?


No, that wouldn't work.
What would work is using the sundial as the standard to set other clocks to and keep one train running in a circle around each town.


That wouldn't work either... That sundial is going to have longer hours in the summer and shorter hours in the winter... just repeating the same DST nonsense except adjusting the clocks even more often. This is not even mentioning making people work longer in the summer... you may think of prolonging people's daily air-conditioned nightmares in the summertime as a "good idea" but I don't... and what about making people who live in the southern latitudes have a longer workday? What about TV shows that have to have precise lengths?
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Yes, we should not have DST any more. It's totally absurd. We also should only have two time zones in the US.
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While your reasoning may be flawed I do agree that we should get rid of DST...right now it does not serve a legitimate purpose and it has become more of a routine that we continue to do year after year. If something does not have a beneficial impact why not just stop doing it.
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i feel like these threads will pop up every time the time changes

i mean i agree, but i guess those in charge are set in their ways or something
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lalmelvin wrote:

While your reasoning may be flawed I do agree that we should get rid of DST...right now it does not serve a legitimate purpose and it has become more of a routine that we continue to do year after year. If something does not have a beneficial impact why not just stop doing it.


Studies are often in dispute but I find the University of Colorado study quite damning:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20150306/NEWS/303069496


The study looked at detailed records in fatal crashes in the United States, the change from daylight saving time to standard time and the impact of extending daylight saving time in 2007.
The Fatal Accident Reporting System found a 17 percent increase in traffic fatalities on the Monday after the shift.


Whatever reasons people can cough up in support of DST, can't possibly be worth injuries and deaths over.
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Eh, I have no problems at all with Daylight Savings. Sure it's a bit of a pain in the ass having to turn all the manual clocks back and hour or forward an hour and I do understand peoples problems with it. But how are we supposed to tell when it goes dark early or late? Not to mention some, if not most, might accidentally end up being late to work or school without it. Another good thing is that it help Learners make up their night hours for Driving Lessons.
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Sogno- wrote:

i feel like these threads will pop up every time the time changes

i mean i agree, but i guess those in charge are set in their ways or something


There's hope. In 2015, the following states considered DST-ending legislation (tried and failed, but at least tried):

Alaska
Idaho
Illinois
Michigan
Oregon
Texas
Utah
Washington

Several other states footed legislation for all-year DST which would keep the DST nonsense but at least skip the clock changes.

In 2016, it's apparently California's turn to try to end DST there. Not holding my breath because of the love of nonsense from a lot of random people but hey, some others are trying to end it.


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Eh, I have no problems at all with Daylight Savings. Sure it's a bit of a pain in the ass having to turn all the manual clocks back and hour or forward an hour and I do understand peoples problems with it. But how are we supposed to tell when it goes dark early or late? Not to mention some, if not most, might accidentally end up being late to work or school without it. Another good thing is that it help Learners make up their night hours for Driving Lessons.


Not worth having the extra traffic accidents for.

Adjusting clocks just makes going dark even later......... that rationale makes absolutely ZERO sense
Posted 3/13/16
I hate it....really screws with my sleep cycle. I'm pro abolish it.
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Posted 3/13/16 , edited 3/13/16

nanikore2 wrote:


Sogno- wrote:

i feel like these threads will pop up every time the time changes

i mean i agree, but i guess those in charge are set in their ways or something


There's hope. In 2015, the following states considered DST-ending legislation (tried and failed, but at least tried):

Alaska
Idaho
Illinois
Michigan
Oregon
Texas
Utah
Washington

Several other states footed legislation for all-year DST which would keep the DST nonsense but at least skip the clock changes.

In 2016, it's apparently California's turn to try to end DST there. Not holding my breath because of the love of nonsense from a lot of random people but hey, some others are trying to end it.


MakiZanaX13 wrote:

Eh, I have no problems at all with Daylight Savings. Sure it's a bit of a pain in the ass having to turn all the manual clocks back and hour or forward an hour and I do understand peoples problems with it. But how are we supposed to tell when it goes dark early or late? Not to mention some, if not most, might accidentally end up being late to work or school without it. Another good thing is that it help Learners make up their night hours for Driving Lessons.


Not worth having the extra traffic accidents for.

Adjusting clocks just makes going dark even later......... that rationale makes absolutely ZERO sense


I guess not about the clocks. But in Australia, at least most of us don't mind since it happens in nearly every state except Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.
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