ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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We should have daily time changes imo

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (four months ago) link

just dispense with the entire concept of time entirely imo

Clay, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (four months ago) link

make the day 25 hours imo

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:10 (four months ago) link

The extra hour for sexytimes and/or bathroom use

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:11 (four months ago) link

make the day 25 hours imo


Days should be like at least 60 hours long imo

brimstead, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:27 (four months ago) link

go tell it to the earth's rotational spin

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:29 (four months ago) link

Daylight savings = good not bad because we are currently in that all too brief window when the time difference on both sides of the pond is reduced by 1h.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:31 (four months ago) link

But it's even more confusing since Southern Hemisphere countries will be falling back ... in a month or so ... so who the fuck knows what time is it right now

pplains, Sunday, 8 March 2020 20:04 (four months ago) link

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?

I have to assume that was an anti-DST anthem. Good on ya, Chicago.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:12 (four months ago) link

the people at my company are so dumb that they programmed Puerto Rico as Eastern time in the case management program because they thought that's what they were on. at least it now it won't matter for half a year

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:27 (four months ago) link

That's another thing: Sick of having to call myself Chicago or Houston whenever I set my time zone on something.

pplains, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:38 (four months ago) link

lol New York for me.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:47 (four months ago) link

maybe this year will be the year, here in oregon i think we literally passed a law that says "we'll go dst year-round when california does", get on that shit california

― Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:19 PM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

we laid some of the groundwork in 2018, but who knows when it will actually happen.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:32 (four months ago) link

Florida passed a bill like that but it requires US Congress approval

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:53 (four months ago) link

Iiuc a number of states including ca and fl have passed laws that will move them on to year round DST as soon as that gets federal approval. Currently federal law only allows states to be on standard time year round (eg Arizona) or switch at the same time as the nation.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Monday, 9 March 2020 02:27 (four months ago) link

Between the rain and whatnot, this morning is roooooough so far.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:04 (four months ago) link

Help me, freshly brewed coffee, you are my only hope.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:04 (four months ago) link

What I (honestly) don’t get is how people who complain actually notice losing that hour. Or gaining an hour in the fall.

Do those people have strict bedtimes and and wake times on the weekends?

For me, I never notice because on any given weekend night I might go to bed any time between 9PM and 2AM. And even during the week my bedtime varies by more than an hour.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:06 (four months ago) link

Similarly, in the mornings sometimes I get up at 5:30, sometime at 7:45.

I understand that would be difficult if you had kids. But still, it’s only an hour, and I can’t seem to grasp how people sense the difference.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:09 (four months ago) link

I have kids and this is also the aspect of the complaints that most puzzles me. Like even if I consistently went to bed and got up at the same hours (I don't) there are nights where I can't sleep for hours or sleep restlessly

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:13 (four months ago) link

it's being wrenched awake by an alarm that you know is going off an hour earlier than it should, in order to load sixteen tons and get another day older and deeper in debt.

with kids i find it's the opposite - instead of being rudely awoken at say 6am the clock now says 7am which feels more tolerable!

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:19 (four months ago) link

Similarly, in the mornings sometimes I get up at 5:30, sometime at 7:45.

you sound like a morning person.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:21 (four months ago) link

Oh god no

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:21 (four months ago) link

Just depends on what I’ve got to do that day

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:22 (four months ago) link

Waking up and it's still pitch black out, no thanks

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:30 (four months ago) link

my body seems to have actually synched to the clock... as of the beginning of last week. I was waking up like clockwork at 7am every day when I was on my mini-vacation

this morning sucked

mh, Monday, 9 March 2020 15:04 (four months ago) link

ugh, I guess this isn't the same everywhere but having to get up while it's still dark is the most depressing shit (and I really don't get up that early for someone who has kids that I have to get to school) and I find that the couple of weeks following the time change to generally be the most difficult of the whole year for me

silverfish, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 03:43 (four months ago) link

Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:46 (four months ago) link

Something I never knew until today: under the Wilson government, the UK adhered to GMT+1 from March 1968 to October 1971. In Dec 1970 the Commons voted decisively to end the experiment and we went back to the GMT/BST split the following autumn. During the first two winters, road traffic accidents increased in the mornings, but greatly decreased in the evenings. However, this coincided with stronger drink-driving legislation (and the introduction of the road-side breathalyser), which may have had more of an impact.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 12:32 (four months ago) link

Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.
Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.


The worst thing gwb did https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:02 (four months ago) link

Absolutely.

The thing I'm proudest of Dubya for doing as president is lengthening the period of time the US is under DST each year.

― β’Ήβ“‘. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:02 PM

It was the worst thing he ever did.

― pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:11 PM

"Even worse than –"

"YES."

― pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:12 PM

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:38 (four months ago) link


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