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Old 03-10-2016, 09:21 PM   #21
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Everyone knows the weather always warms right after DST, with that extra hour of sunlight and all.
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I wish they would just abandon the whole concept of DST.
+1 And then all those stupid devices that think they know to change automatically, and they miss it by a week or two. So you change them back, then have to do it again in two weeks.

DST isn't fooling anyone, ditch it!

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Old 03-11-2016, 12:18 AM   #23
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+1 And then all those stupid devices that think they know to change automatically, and they miss it by a week or two. So you change them back, then have to do it again in two weeks.

DST isn't fooling anyone, ditch it!

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It was the same Sunday morning for 20 years and then congress expanded the DST by about a month in 2007 so everything with the built in automatic changer of DST before that date, means you get to change it twice
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Actually, that would be bad for the economy and food supply. There is a very good reason for it.

The government decided to give the farmers an additional hour of daylight in an effort to boost crop production. Soon after it was implemented, the extra hour of daylight helped crop yields by an average of ~6-7% more, than without the extra hour of daylight. Some people even think that an additional hour would even be better, and want to set the clocks forward by two hours.

On a macro level, it has helped reduce potential food shortages and increased grain production. That extra grain is used for feed and much of it can be exported to other countries.

Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

While it is an inconvenience with TV shows, remember how much better your life, and grocery bill, is because of it.
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I wish we'd stay on DST year-round (that is, just adjust all timezones 1 unit to the left). I much prefer having that extra daylight at the end of the day than in the morning. It's always depressing in the fall when we switch back to normal time. It was already getting dark too early, and then all of a sudden it gets dark WAAAY too early. You go to work, it's dark, you get home from work, it's already dark again. It wears on you.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:33 AM   #28
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I wish they would just abandon the whole concept of DST.
you're obviously not a bowler
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I would like to see the mountain and central time zones combined into 1 and without DST. It would make my Chicago/Phoenix transitions much easier.


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Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

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Do cows have wristwatches?
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I wish we'd stay on DST year-round (that is, just adjust all timezones 1 unit to the left). I much prefer having that extra daylight at the end of the day than in the morning. It's always depressing in the fall when we switch back to normal time. It was already getting dark too early, and then all of a sudden it gets dark WAAAY too early. You go to work, it's dark, you get home from work, it's already dark again. It wears on you.
I agree but I can still remember Britain's experiment with this in the late 1960's when they tried it out for 3 years. The problem with darker mornings is for children going to school. In the UK a lot of children still walk to school, and schools have always started later (8:30 - 9am) in the UK than where we've ever lived in the USA, partly so children are not walking to school in the dark.
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Why not just leave it up to local option? Who needs standardization?

Half Hour and 45-Minute Time Zones
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I much prefer having that extra daylight at the end of the day than in the morning.
Isn't this one of the joys of FIRE?

I adjust my rising time as the days get longer - I love to see the sunrise. And I often sleep in a bit later in the winter.

If you control your time, you can align you activities to when the sun is up.
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Anyone here from Indiana, the state which until a few years ago had the most screwed-up rules about time zones and its partial observance of DST. I don't live there but I am glad it straightened them out by the time I went there back in 2014.
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I used to have friends who lived in the little town of College Corner, which is right on the Indiana-Ohio border. Just about everyone in town had two clocks set up in one room, for Indiana and Ohio time. The situation was confusing enough that even people who lived in the middle of it couldn't keep it straight in their minds.
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I think Walmart has the 25 hour clocks on sale now.
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This weekend is very stressful for those places open 24/7. Fortunately during the autumn they finally get an hour break.
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Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

Do cows have wristwatches?
haha. Of course they do not have wrist watches. They do understand an extra hour of daylight. They are a diurnal animal, and sleep at night. After DST, they can sleep less, and by default, graze more. An extra hour of grazing adds a lot of weight to the animal. Even free-range chickens benefit from this.

Of course that extra light comes from somewhere, and in the winter when we have an hour less, it makes up for that time. Generally, farmers only have older animals in the winter, and they are fully grown.

For a fully grown animal, you want them to eat less, and the shorter day when DST ends then saves feed.

But of course, most people are not farmers, so they do not understand these sophisticated concepts.
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