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Will Daylights Savings be reflected here at a2k?

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:06 pm
@Ceili,
You seem destined for disappointment wherever you look Ceili!!!

I guess you're far enough north to get kind of natural DST?

What latitude are you on?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:07 pm
I have a question for those who like DST that I've always wondered about:

Why not do it in winter too? I know that summer days are longer, but that always seemed to me to make the case that winter needed it even more.
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:14 pm
@dlowan,
53rd. We don't get much sunlight in the winter, but in the summer the days last forever. This winter has been a real bitch, the worst ever, I'm not exaggerating. We are all looking forward to spring, it's been an especially long, hard winter. The last few months have dragged on and on, so, when the sun does peak out on the morning transmute, it's a welcomed time, only to be plunged back into the black for another few weeks.
The weather is about to turn, right on projected schedule, Sunday the weather is slated to be above 0. Yeah! The big melt will be on, huge puddles in the street, potholes that could sink a truck... Regardless, after months of below zero, I can't wait.
Cabin fever be gone!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:28 pm
@Ceili,
I switch between being uncomfortable in cold, just wanting to read under a quilt instead of getting into my projects, and despising the desert sun, but that is an elder set of opinions for me, as I used to enjoy a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels.

On DST, I see Robert's point, though I've been a life long DST lover because of my nightblindness. I hate it when I have had to scoot home around 4 p.m. and not drive myself after that (twilight is also somewhat of a challenge). That effectively messed up my design career re seeing clients or going to city design meetings or taking city planning jobs. So, sun re/dst time in summer was always good news to me. But I take his point, that I could realign my day, and if I could, then theoretically businesses could - but that sounds like a mess. Having a workable system for all the world's computers makes eminent sense, though, and perhaps businesses and governments aligning with it could also make sense, whatever my initial qualms.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:35 pm
@ossobuco,
Robert, re winter, my favorite month, October, always met at the end of it with my birthday and it getting darker earlier. Here ya go, birthday girl, slap! I don't worry about the bdays anymore but I do get depressed at the same time.

However, our all having talked about this on a2k at least somewhat before this, I understand there is another bunch of people who hate starting out in the dark in the morning.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:36 pm
@ossobuco,
That's right, in some places it would mean getting up in the dark I guess.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 06:48 pm
@Robert Gentel,
For me personally, keeping dst in winter would have been a boon re my work.

Meantime, there was an article on crazy time zones on the bbc or guardian today, or so I remember. Back with link if I nab it.

Ok, here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12849630
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 08:23 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel wrote:

I have a question for those who like DST that I've always wondered about:

Why not do it in winter too? I know that summer days are longer, but that always seemed to me to make the case that winter needed it even more.


It'd be great....but I think the whole diurnal rhythm thing sets in...it's hard getting up when it's pitch dark...not hard in a convenience way, but your body just kind of rebels a bit...or maybe just mine does because left to myself I'd run an 11.00 am to 3.00 am day.

Also, strictures of work. They insist you generally be there in core hours, and basically that means until 5.00 pm most days. So, I'd generally not be able to get away from work earlier and wouldn't get a benefit. Also, generally, it's better for me to work later...both because clients want later appointments and because after 5.00 is often the best time for catching parents.

They have just now, also, cracked down on people habitually working late or beginning early
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 03:24 pm
@dlowan,
I forgot about the dark, not just because I consider 8 AM on the extreme edge of early but because a lot of the places where I live aren't that dark in the morning (or maybe it is, come to think of it, I'm not around that early).
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 03:33 pm
I got lazy this last year and didn't change my bedroom wall clock because it is such a hassle to do so. All the other clocks in the house (and my alarm clock) reflected the correct time, but the one in my bedroom was an hour ahead. I just went through the mental exercise of subtracting an hour when I looked at that clock. After awhile it became second nature, then the time changed again a few weeks ago and I had to retrain my brain to not go through the mental gymnastics to know what time it was.

I didn't experience the usual temporary sleep interruption I usually do when the time changes for DST, I just had to get used to the time being different when dusk arrives each day.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 03:35 pm
@Robert Gentel,
That's actually very funny,

In a daylight saving discussion you forget about the dark!

There's a lot of it about.

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roger
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 04:23 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Yeah, I remember one employer planning something for mid-morning. Perfectly logical, of course. A.m. begins at midnight and ends at noon. I should have known that midmorning meant 6:00 a.m. to him.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2011 05:00 pm
@roger,
Now that's funny...
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