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Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« on: March 10, 2018, 03:07:17 PM »
Yes, it is Daylight Saving Time (DST) once again and I am still advocating a compromise of 1/2 time -- turn the clocks ahead 1/2 hour in the Spring (even though March 11 is a bit ahead of Spring) and then leave them alone! 

As M3 Sweatt notes in Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States: Prepare to Spring Forward and lose some sleep – Satisfy Me,
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there is only one “S” in the term “Daylight Savings Time.
That's correct.  It is "Saving" not "SavingS". 

Since I doubt the powers that be will adopt my 1/2-time suggestion, I agree with M3 Sweatt that we should do away with the changes and remain on daylight saving time as discussed by Angela Chen in We should keep Daylight Savings Time forever.

As to adjustments to your computer, smart phone, cable/satellite service, etc. nothing is needed on your part.  Electric alarm clocks, stove, microwave and other "non-smart" devices need to be set ahead one hour.  I always "make the rounds" an hour or so before going to bed so I can start the mental process of adjusting to the time change.

What are your thoughts about the time change?


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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 03:53:46 PM »
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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 04:32:20 PM »
The "time" is just a convenient way of coordinating with the rest of the world.

As a retiree, I just get up when I'm rested, eat when I'm hungry, and go to bed when I'm tired.

When I was working, all my employers were running 24/7 operations. My hours were whatever it took to get the job done. With the exception of "meetings", if something had to be done, the time of day or night was irrelevant.

Having said that, I've already changed all the clocks in my home, except my wristwatch. I'll change that tomorrow. 


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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 05:01:17 PM »
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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 06:06:04 PM »
''Summer Time'' as we call it, will be applied on the 25th of March in Europe. So the time difference between you and me will become smaller for a few days. I don't like the time change. Also I don't agree that we should keep DST forever. Most of the jobs start at 7:30 a.m. here, so people would have to get prepared in the darkness, having in mind that we are the the easternmost island in the Mediterranean.

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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 06:09:09 PM »
And therein lies the challenge. If you keep it forward, it’s not great for a group. If you keep it back, it’s not great for a group. If you flip it forward and back, it’s not great either.

Which group will be ok with getting the short end of the stick?

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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 06:53:50 PM »
Thus, my suggestion for 1/2-time.  It is a compromise, providing an additional 1/2 hour of daylight in the morning as well as the evening.  Plus, people (and pets) no longer need to adjust to the time change. 

I didn't mind going to work in the dark as much as I minded going home in the dark and not having any evening daylight left. 


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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 07:17:53 PM »
I didn't mind going to work in the dark...

But that would not be easy for the children, especially for the smallest children (Kindergarten and the first classes of Primary School). And of course for the teachers, and for students' achievement etc....

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As a retiree, I just get up when I'm rested, eat when I'm hungry, and go to bed when I'm tired.

I like this. :)


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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 08:36:53 PM »
Yup, Pete has the right attitude.  (Too bad my dog doesn't think the same way.  :D  )


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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 09:08:17 PM »
They've already show that the time change every spring is a health hazard.  More heart attacks and traffic accidents happen on the spring time change than any other day of the year.

That alone should tell people its a bad idea to mess with body clocks.

The people that really have a confusing time of it are in Indiana, where different parts of the state either observe or don't observe the time change.

I hope Florida is successful in getting their time stabilized.  Maybe they will start a trend.

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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 09:40:41 PM »
Time. Hmmmmmmm. Time is interesting. I rarely think about time. I often forget which day it is. I sometimes wonder what month it is. Usually, when I wake up, my first thoughts before opening my eyes are "Where am I?" ... "What did I do last night?" ... "Did I kill anyone?" ... "Where's my wallet?" ... "Where's my mobile phone?" Hmmmm. Time. Alcohol. Hmmm.

Working at home, I often forget which country I'm in. No joke. It's odd, maybe. I keep my drapes closed. When I sometimes think about time, I glance at the bottom the drapes. If I see light, I think "OK ... it's now daytime."

Speaking of time, I'm getting pretty tired of constantly hearing about AI. I was telling a friend the other day that I know what's coming, and I DO NOT want to be here in 50 years. No joke. I wish someone would finally get around to making a time machine. I want to go back. I'll be first in line to buy one. '61 .. '71 ... either one would be OK. 2071? No thanks!

Rotary phones ... 13-channel televisions ... mom & pop grocery stores ... cars with an 8-track that run on GASOLINE. That'll work fine. If I run out of gas, I'll stick out my thumb and hitchhike.

One hour up, One hour back. Doesn't really matter to me.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 06:34:24 AM »
The "time" is just a convenient way of coordinating with the rest of the world.

As a retiree, I just get up when I'm rested, eat when I'm hungry, and go to bed when I'm tired.

When I was working, all my employers were running 24/7 operations. My hours were whatever it took to get the job done. With the exception of "meetings", if something had to be done, the time of day or night was irrelevant.

Having said that, I've already changed all the clocks in my home, except my wristwatch. I'll change that tomorrow. 



I do the same thing since I retired two years ago!! yea baby

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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 11:49:29 AM »
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As a retiree, I just get up when I'm rested, eat when I'm hungry, and go to bed when I'm tired.

Just my words :)

I hate the winter time here. Not many hours with daylight here >:(
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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2018, 07:32:40 AM »
Summer time (DST) is in Europe too, from today.

Happy Independence Day for all the Greeks around the world.

Also, happy name day for Maria, Marios, Evangelia, Evangelos, Panayiota, Panayiotis (Panos)  :)

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Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2018, 11:33:37 AM »
All of Europe is celebrating your Name Day, Panos, by adding an extra hour of evening light.  :)   (Not to mention losing an hour of sleep.)


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