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Old 10-31-2015, 02:38 PM   #21
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Oh, sure. Some already did this a couple weeks ago.

I am NOT A FAN of clocks that have time change rules burned into their tiny little microcontrollers. The rules change from year to year. The don't even apply in some places. (Yo, Arizona and Hawaii residents. You like these smart clocks?)
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And on some devices with built in clocks, it took me a while to realize the DST ON/OFF setting was not to turn DST ON/OFF - it was to enable or disable their automatic adjusting for DST. Which, as you say, has rules that change, so the built in calendar in these things gets it wrong anyhow.

I was going nuts one year fighting all these settings from DST on/off (at the wrong time), then changing the clock by an hour to 'fool' it, and having it change back the next week when it thought the time change was.

Nope, while I'd prefer no change at all, I'd rather control it myself. Sure wish clocks had a +/- ONE hour button though. In my car, you need to hold the stem CW(fwd) or CCW (back) as it clicks through the minutes, and after about 20 clicks, it suddenly goes into super-fast-forward (hey - you must want to change the time by A LOT!), and then it rushes right past the hour! Now you are back in super-slo-mo, to get it back. And just as you get close, you better let go, or it goes back to super-fast-forward and passes the hour again. Takes me about five tries

Same with the radio synced clocks - I have to wait for it to sync at night, then remember to check the next day, etc. And remember that the time isn't right until it does sync - that's crazy. So much easier to just set it and forget it.

I love technology, but this is another case of the 'solution' being worse than the problem.

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Old 10-31-2015, 02:43 PM   #22
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I vaguely remember an experiment with year-round DST, although I don't remember when it was. I believe everybody liked it, but it got scuttled due to "kids walking to school in the dark." Nowadays, what kid walks anywhere?
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I vaguely remember an experiment with year-round DST, although I don't remember when it was. I believe everybody liked it, but it got scuttled due to "kids walking to school in the dark." Nowadays, what kid walks anywhere?

I loved it, hate the short days.
In 1973, Googled it, seems the claims there were more accidents, have a somewhat conspiracy type following. I do agree the kids don't even walk down the driveway to catch the bus out here.
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OMG, that long ago? I was in school, myself. Had a long walk to the bus stop. Back then, the schools were running double sessions and I was on the early session, so it would have made no difference to us kids - either way, it was a long dark walk in the winter. Must've been my parents who liked it.

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Every year, the same thing. I always forget about the clock in the car, and it always makes me crazy the next day (or sometimes couple of days).
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I vaguely remember an experiment with year-round DST, although I don't remember when it was. I believe everybody liked it, but it got scuttled due to "kids walking to school in the dark." Nowadays, what kid walks anywhere?
I've always preferred DST...for me at least, the added daylight is always more useful in the evening.

Of course, next spring when I'm retired I doubt it will make any difference...
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