poochyena wrote:... the days are so much shorter
poochyena wrote:(i live in america btw, idk what its like in other places or if they even have it)
Azrael wrote:poochyena wrote:... the days are so much shorter
Not so much. The days may seem shorter, if you don't get up early enough to make use of the "earlier" sunrise. I imagine your take on which side of the shift you prefer depends on your schedule.
I'm in the camp that the change is rather obsolete at this point, and I'd prefer to keep the clocks more or less aligned so that midday is midday; +/- what's necessary for timezones.
Pez Dispens3r wrote:That is, yes, every other fucking place has daylight savings (or the same thing by a different name).
Chen wrote:Pez Dispens3r wrote:That is, yes, every other fucking place has daylight savings (or the same thing by a different name).
You do realize the vast majority of the world no longer uses (or never used) daylight's savings time right?
kiklion wrote:I think the world should just use GMT, and ignore the timezones/offsets. In this international world we live in it would make my life so much easier (and I am all that really matters).
Talking to friends in Israel, Canadia, California, Australia, Ohio, Germany, Iraq... trying to co-ordinate when we will all be online is made more difficult with the timezones. We use EST exclusively now and everyone else just does the math for their area so we are already converted.
kiklion wrote:Math wouldn't be needed. 'Conventional' times for dinner/lunch/breakfast/sleep are gone for a lot of people who aren't restrained to a 9-5 job or public education time frame. Perhaps my subset is rare in that I am the only one with a semi- 9-5 job (and it's flexible at that, need to pull an 8 hour shift anywhere between 7-6) out of everyone I communicate with frequently. If I wanted to see if people were available when I am, I would mention what time that was and they would almost instantly know if it was in their window of availability.
poochyena wrote:Why don't they keep daylight savings time?
AvatarIII wrote:I agree, the change is obsolete, they should just keep midday as approx 12pm all year round
Proginoskes wrote:The Usenet Oracle once provided the following bit of wisdom (along the line of the last post): "The entire concept of daylight savings time is like trying to make yourself taller by cutting off your head and standing on it." (690-09)
Bill5 wrote:Second. "pm" means post meridiem -- or, after mid-day. Which 12 is the one after mid-day? There isn't one! (Except, perhaps, on Daylight Saving Time - more on that later.) 12 can only be Noon or Midnight, not am or pm. "12 am" is the 12 before noon, and "12 pm" is the 12 after noon. Nonsensical!!
Bill5 wrote:Aaarrrrgggghhhh! NAILS ON BLACKBOARDS!!! (What is the 21st Century analogy for a screeching sound you can't stand?)poochyena wrote:Why don't they keep daylight savings time?
OK, First, It's Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving is a adjective (phrase) modifying time; Saving is not a plural noun. That is, there's only one "s" in saving.
distractedSofty wrote:That idea doesn't seem to be a too horrible one, but it does have the disadvantage of making people drive to work in the dark during winter.
Even in southern Wisconsin, far south of most of Russia and where solar noon is almost exactly noon in standard time, sunset happens as early as 4:22pm. (Which can make winter really depressing. The early sunsets are 10x worse than the cold. I'd love to switch to DST year-round.)
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