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Daylight Savings Time

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Mar 10, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    Some people just can't handle any type of change.
     
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    When Indiana made the switch to daylight savings time in 2006, the local newscast ran a week-long series on how to prepare for that fateful Sunday night. (Helpful hint: set the clocks ahead before you go to bed so when you wake up you're on the new time; You don't have to wake up at 2 a.m. to change all the clocks in your house!)
     
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    You wouldn't think one hour would make much of a difference, yet somehow it still always seems to mess up my sleep patterns. I'm up stupid early at the moment (5 am eastern time), after lying in bed for a while unable to sleep.

    It's funny how it seems to make such an impact during the workweek. Yet I know when I'm in Vegas (about a week and a half away! Woot!) the time change somehow won't affect me that much. ;)
     
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    We are "regular" time for such a short time that I don't know why we just don't stay on DST period.
     
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    I heard that auto accidents spike on the Monday following end of Daylight Savings Time in the Spring. Sure enough, the Turnpike was blocked for a half hour this past Monday evening due to a crash.
     
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    Exactly. I'd actually push for an additional hour of light at the end of the day and lock it down.
     
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    The correct term is daylight saving time.

    You are not savings daylight. You are saving daylight.

    It's not bicycle ridings time when you go outside to enjoy the summer sun.

    And for the record, no daylight is "saved," it is shifted from the morning to the evening, but that's another story.
     
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    For me it's the reverse I wish we would stay on standard time, to hell with an extra hour of sunlight in the evening give me and extra hour in the morning.
     
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    Actually it is Daylight Saving's Time with the apostrophe signifying the possessive; read it as the saving of daylight. And I submit that we are saving the daylight from the morning to be used in the evening when it is better able to be enjoyed. The mornings are when most of us are bleary eyed and hungover and the daylight is wasted. By the evening we are better able to utilize the saved daylight time.
    :peace:
     
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    When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said…
    ‘Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.
     
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    you can argue you are "saving" if for the evening. when i think of saving, i think of spending it at my discretion. under DST, you are shifting the daylight hours with no control, but to each their own.

    as for the actual term, the Associated Press would beg to differ with you. i tend to defer to the Associated Press.

    your friends at wikipedia disagree with you, too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

    what source tells you it's "daylight saving's time?"
     
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    I was late for a doctors appointment yesterday by half an hour. I've never been late to one in my life, I'm always early by at least ten minutes or so. The clock in my car had not been reset, totally my fault.

    It varies from state to state on changing the time or not. When we are in a Laughlin casino, the time on one side of the building is one hour different than on the other per my cell phone in the winter months when AZ. and NV. are one hour apart.

    It's my belief that the time changed thing is outdated. Is there anyone on this board who likes the changing of the time?
     
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    I made it up cause it sounded good and was a good transition to what I really wanted to say in the second half of my post of the reasoning behind the saving of the daylight.
     
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    i'm sure some do, some don't. as to ken's argument for not shifting the clock back in the fall, the argument i've heard most often for the winter shift back is that you don't want it dark all morning when the kids are waiting for the school bus. come to think of it, that's the only argument i've heard as to why we we switch back.

    although i'd agree that there's no practical reason for shifting daylight from the morning to the evening in the summer, i'd miss it if we stopped doing it. on a hot june day i can wait until 7 p.m. to start bicycling and have more than enough time to complete a 25-mile ride before sundown, which is just after 9 p.m. at the peak of summer here in minnesota. i'd hate to never have daylight until 9 p.m. in the summer. when i lived on the canadian border the peak of summer meant the sun didn't set until after 9:20, which was great. the flipside was that the sun set about 4 p.m. in the dead of winter.
     
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    great idea. i'm going to have to start doing that, just make up facts for the heck of it. i bet i can have some fun with that.

    although i'm unclear as to why you needed to do that in order to argue you're saving your daylight for later expenditure. nonetheless, you can save all the daylight you want each morning, i'm only shifting mine to the evening. in the end we have the same result.

    a company posted on its social media feed the other day, "what are you going to do with the extra hour of daylight?" several people mocked this, most people didn't bat an eyelash in giving a response.
     
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    The concept of Daylight Saving Time and its derivatives was to maximize agricultural output, and later in the states to enhance war production, by sticking more "time" at the end of the day. The kid argument goes around now, but wasn't the impetus, and as one who walked to the bus during the oil crisis of '73-'74, it was DAMN dark in the a.m. In a no-clock society it wouldn't matter; farmers rise with the sun, etc.

    To Don's question, I'd be happy to have one time across the calendar; it's not exactly a foreign concept in the U.S. And what about the situation in the tribal lands in AZ, where the state is on standard permanently yet the nested Navajo and Hopi lands up in the northeast part of the state have two different modes. Again, as for setting it and forgetting it, go for it, but give me the extra light in the evening. As long as the standard work day -- not mine -- is 8-5, then I get far more value out of that hour coming after 7pm than before 7 am. When I was a denizen of the northlands, I was more than happy to have the late summer nights at the cost of a winter afternoon sunset.

    BTW, I love wiki but it is far from universally accepted as a valid fact-check source.

    (Ho, was there a capitalization exemption in your language arts class?)
     
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    sometimes i go formal, sometimes i don't. nothing more, nothing less.

    and yes, it is well known that wiki isn't to be trusted on all facts and matters. at least i think it is well known. there's a reason why i cited AP first and wiki second.

    i've read interesting proposals online for overhauling time zones in the u.s., some seem brilliant, some seem impractical. no matter what method you use in setting the clock in this country, or worldwide, it won't please everybody. i'm just glad i don't live on the east coast. i like watching david letterman at 10:35.
     
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    I've with Ken. Just keep it forward, I can handle waking up in the dark, and all the benefits of the shift are in the forward part of it (more daylight after normal work hours). And shifting is a headache.
     
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    I know the argument is that its for the farmers but the reality is that it only benefits retailers. The last shift to a longer DST was driven by the business community because I guess more sun makes customers feel like there is more time to shop. As for me, I would be driving to work in the dark either way. But my sleep cycle was definitely thrown out of whack when they changed the dates and I do see any benefit to it.
     
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