ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

^^^

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:08 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

wake up sleeple!

brownie, Monday, 11 March 2019 13:04 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

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

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:51 (ten months ago) link

seven months pass...

callooh! callay!

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

Fuck daylight savings.

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

heretics!

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

its the mooooost wonderful tiiie of the yeeeear

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

time, even

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

cretins cheering on the exacerbating of my seasonal affective disorder

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

really fucking hate it so much

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

xp it's not personal

nevertheless fuck you, darkness rules

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

extra
hour
of
sleep
ffs

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

yeah NOW but what about next march

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

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

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

otm

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

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

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

would so much rather have it in the evenings

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

Ya know, it was getting late sooner anyway.

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

I am working overnight tonight and have to work an extra hour thanks to this nonsense

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:09 (two months ago) link

thank you for your service but i have been owed an hour for months now, with no fucking interest

so ye complainers can get tae fuck

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:29 (two months ago) link

MOAR SLEEP
HAIL DARKNESS

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:32 (two months ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_DZsbGA1CcA

nickn, Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:18 (two months ago) link

(Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown)

nickn, Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:18 (two months ago) link

Woke up at my usual time, which apparently is now five a.m.

Guess I can work that to my advantage this week, having an extra hour in the mornings until my jet lag wears off. Work on some night moves, make some front-page news. Ah, Novembertime.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 12:15 (two months ago) link

Can someone explain to my cats that we're falling back this morning?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:07 (two months ago) link

Ha, had the exact same problem.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:08 (two months ago) link

Accidentally fell asleep with the lights on and music playing. I fucked it up!!!!

esempio (crüt), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:34 (two months ago) link

This is the first time in my 55+ years that I actually used my fallback to get an extra hour of sleep. Felt pretty fuckin' good.

WmC, Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:35 (two months ago) link

Lol Floridians are so dumb.

Last year, our state legislature voted to end DST for Florida. Of course, that requires Congress to amend Federal law, so it was really a first step (or a PR stunt), which was made clear at the time.

Didn't stop Floridians from flooding social media last night, asking why they had to set the clocks back since we ended it.

Sadly since cell phones and laptops usually update themselves, my fantasy of millions of Floridians being on the wrong time won't come to pass.

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:38 (two months ago) link

And yes I get that "dumb Floridian" sometimes feels like a pleonasm

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:39 (two months ago) link

This is the first time in my 55+ years that I actually used my fallback to get an extra hour of sleep. Felt pretty fuckin' good.

I did the same although I may have done so before once or twice. Mrs. Redd questioned me about it though.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:47 (two months ago) link


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