ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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I was shooting for “humor,” but this is a good article challenging the statistics about DST
https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-daylight-saving-20190309-story.html

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:14 (one year ago) link

I too would prefer no time changes, as long as we stuck with DST.

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:19 (one year ago) link

^otm. DST year-round works for me.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:28 (one year ago) link

When the fall change to standard time comes, I complain as loudly as anyone.

Or at least as loudly as most people do about springing forward. That extra hour means nothing to me compared with looking forward to sunset at 4:15 (and dusk at 2:30-3:00 PM on cloudy days).

Chicago is geographically screwed when it comes to time zones.

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:36 (one year ago) link

brad the government is stealing time from me

also now the sun’s gonna be all in my eyes in the morning again

also we have to deal with all the people writing EST when they mean EDT

― mookieproof, Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:15 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ok fine admittedly these are all terrible things

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:38 (one year ago) link

the thing about daylight savings is that 2 AM on a Saturday is just early enough that it's plausible you might still be awake and/or out at that hour, which suddenly is no longer "that hour"; few worse feelings than (purely hypothetically, of course) spending two hours on a greyhound bus then another 15-20 minutes waiting for the subway, looking down at your phone, and all of a sudden it's 3 AM

theorizing your yells (katherine), Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:30 (one year ago) link

Supposedly chile went back to using DST because of " ...However, the annual time change was reinstated in 2016 after feedback from the public about an increase in truancy during the winter months, complaints about older computers and other electronic devices not using the right time zone, and fruit growers reporting a 15% loss in productivity." - wiki

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:38 (one year ago) link

Feel like everyone I interact with has joined me in just getting back from a trip after spending a month in a place one time zone away

calstars, Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:03 (one year ago) link

Or at least as loudly as most people do about springing forward.

You mean "wintering forward."

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:19 (one year ago) link

as it happens I also have a midterm tomorrow and sure could have fucking used that extra hour of study

theorizing your yells (katherine), Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:44 (one year ago) link

sunny and 35 F at 7pm doesn't do much for me

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 March 2019 23:32 (one year ago) link

I’d be surprised if there isn’t some freeman/flat earth/bitcoin intersection that advocates for individual timezones or at least against government imposed time.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:20 (one year ago) link

that used to exist! in the early US! it was madness! there are whole almanacs that will tell you what time it is in various stops along the rail tracks if it's noon in philadelphia. or maybe i dreamt that. it's the kind of thing that would be in a dream. but i'm pretty sure that was a real thing.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:27 (one year ago) link

i mean, i presume this phenomenon was not confined to the US but it is pretty weird thinking about an era when telegraphy existed AND multiple, localized, slightly out, concurrent time zones did too

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:29 (one year ago) link

The railways brought universal time to most places.

I did travel through the Nullarbor where a small number of communities voluntarily observer the completely unofficial Australian Central West Time which is 1hr and 45 minutes different from the rest of the state. It’s main purposes seems to be to confuse tourists.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 11 March 2019 02:10 (one year ago) link

Adelaide being half an hour off, and two of the states not doing daylight savings, made scheduling TV extremely complicated (esp during live disaster coverage)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 11 March 2019 02:15 (one year ago) link

Srsly, the only way this map could be any better would be if Canberra observed DST all year long.

https://i.imgur.com/nfzBf37.png

pplains, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:00 (one year ago) link

Why (those maps / that article) decided that "a reasonable sunrise time" was before 7 am is probably due to a conspiracy of so-called 'morning' people, who everyone with sense understands to be semi-human mutants and certainly not a demographic to be catered to.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 March 2019 03:07 (one year ago) link

^^^

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:08 (one year ago) link

Like good luck convincing my body that it didn't drag itself out of bed at 4 goddamn AM this morning. Or for the next several mornings. My very cells screaming 'ARE YOU ACTUALLY KIDDING ME RN?!?'

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Monday, 11 March 2019 12:07 (one year ago) link

wake up sleeple!

brownie, Monday, 11 March 2019 13:04 (one year ago) link

Why (those maps / that article) decided that "a reasonable sunrise time" was before 7 am is probably due to a conspiracy of so-called 'morning' people, who everyone with sense understands to be semi-human mutants and certainly not a demographic to be catered to.

― A is for (Aimless), Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:07 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^

― mookieproof, Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:08 PM (yesterday)

this is the highest denomination of money aimless has ever been on

j., Monday, 11 March 2019 14:02 (one year ago) link

Daylight savings is actually my preferred time of the year. Long spring afternoons and evenings are ideal for me. But one thing that articles don't seem to address is why we ever go back to standard time? What purpose does "falling back" serve?

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 11 March 2019 14:34 (one year ago) link

Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 14:44 (one year ago) link

The sun should never rise before 6am if we can take that time and make it set an hour later
On the other hand I don't want to have to leave for work in the dark in December.

Bnad, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:39 (one year ago) link

I don't want to have to leave for work in the dark in December.

I'd blame the job, not the solar system.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:43 (one year ago) link

I leave for work in the dark every day of my life.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:51 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

callooh! callay!

mookieproof, Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:08 (eight months ago) link

the last Fall Back in Oregon, we hope

https://katu.com/news/local/region-prepares-to-push-clocks-back-for-possible-final-time

Book Doula (sleeve), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:26 (eight months ago) link

Fuck daylight savings.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:27 (eight months ago) link

heretics!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:28 (eight months ago) link

its the mooooost wonderful tiiie of the yeeeear

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:44 (eight months ago) link

time, even

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 November 2019 22:44 (eight months ago) link

cretins cheering on the exacerbating of my seasonal affective disorder

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:29 (eight months ago) link

really fucking hate it so much

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:30 (eight months ago) link

lol this has to be the most groundhog day thread on ilx

seventeen years of biannually posting the identically futile take, we're like Beckett zombies

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:35 (eight months ago) link

haven't noticed this thread before

I'm not a morning person, I guess people here are if they hate daylight savings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:42 (eight months ago) link

xp it's not personal

nevertheless fuck you, darkness rules

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:04 (eight months ago) link

worst day of the year for window peepers who are also morning people

cryborg (rip van wanko), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:11 (eight months ago) link

extra
hour
of
sleep
ffs

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:14 (eight months ago) link

yeah NOW but what about next march

j., Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:16 (eight months ago) link

Darkness is stupid, winter is stupid, sleep is stupid.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:34 (eight months ago) link

otm

mick signals, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:38 (eight months ago) link

hard to care about the extra hour of light in the mornings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:48 (eight months ago) link

would so much rather have it in the evenings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:51 (eight months ago) link

Ya know, it was getting late sooner anyway.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 03:28 (eight months ago) link

If Peter hitchens is against it then I’m pro changing the clocks every week.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:05 (eight months ago) link


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