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Old 11-03-2014, 01:44 PM   #41
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I guess I still don't get why people want midday at 1pm instead of 12 noon. Do people really think they get an extra hour of sunlight?
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:55 PM   #42
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Do people really think they get an extra hour of sunlight?
You don't out there in California? I'd complain to my state representative if I were you. Seems unfair since all of the rest of us on DST get it.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:45 PM   #43
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Only aggravation I have with DST is that the two dogs want their food an hour earlier these days, and they keep bugging me about it! They should come with automatic adjustment, like the smartphones!
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You don't out there in California? .......
Well sure, where do you think your hour came from?
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Only aggravation I have with DST is that the two dogs want their food an hour earlier these days, and they keep bugging me about it! They should come with automatic adjustment, like the smartphones!
+1 Although my dog seemed to adjust, my cat woke us up at 5am this morning (he usually doesn't stir until 6:30 or so).
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Brings back memories of working for a global company. For the first couple of days people around the world would be early or late to US based video or teleconferences because of the time change. A real PITA..
Yep. Our calls with India would change time of day from pre-dawn, to bedtime based on savings-time/standard time.

Those after hour conference calls were a big motivator to ER.
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I used to like DST for the extra hour of daylight that happened when I was awake. Know that I'm retired I don't care what time it is.
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:10 PM   #48
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I suggest we have one time for everybody in the world. That would settle it and no need for time zones, etc........hey, it's 1:00PM in Chicago and also 1:00 PM in Hong Kong. Easy!
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I suggest we have one time for everybody in the world. That would settle it and no need for time zones, etc........hey, it's 1:00PM in Chicago and also 1:00 PM in Hong Kong. Easy!
Harold Geneen, CEO of ITT (back when it was a super-megacorp) shared that thought. He was well known for traveling around the world and boasting of never getting jet lag, because he ran his meetings on his jet always based on NY time. Of course, the locals might have viewed things differently, but you can't please everyone.
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I suggest we have one time for everybody in the world. That would settle it and no need for time zones, etc........hey, it's 1:00PM in Chicago and also 1:00 PM in Hong Kong. Easy!
That would work better than the current setup. Some people would have daylight from 9pm to 5am, but they'll get used to it.
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That would work better than the current setup. Some people would have daylight from 9pm to 5am, but they'll get used to it.
That happens in Alaska now so no big deal.
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Yeah but you never have long days in Hawaii. If you want more daylight, spend summers in Alaska and summers in Patagonia. I like mornings light.


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Yeah but you never have long days in Hawaii. If you want more daylight, spend summers in Alaska and summers in Patagonia. I like mornings light.


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I do not want to eliminate daylight savings time... I want to make it permanent for the full year!
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Not sure about advantages or disadvantages that may be more important, but I love getting back to real time.
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I guess I still don't get why people want midday at 1pm instead of 12 noon. Do people really think they get an extra hour of sunlight?
I want two extra hours. And get rid of February altogether while they are at it.
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I want two extra hours. And get rid of February altogether while they are at it.
OK, I understand now, one less month of winter, but does that mean they get one less month of summer in Australia? While we are at it, why don't we just make summer the same in both hemispheres? They could at least get some real snow in Melbourne in December.
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OK, I understand now, one less month of winter, but does that mean they get one less month of summer in Australia?
So what?

Oh, am I being insensitive again?
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Compromise. Move everybody east of the US geographic population mid-point back 1/2 hour and everybody west of it forward 1/2 hour. That averages out to no change.
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I like it, but it still leaves Australia with winter in July.
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