ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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

Je55e, Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

^otm. DST year-round works for me.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:28 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

You mean "wintering forward."

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

^^^

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:08 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

wake up sleeple!

brownie, Monday, 11 March 2019 13:04 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

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

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 14:44 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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 (three months ago) Permalink

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

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:51 (three months ago) Permalink


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