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Rubio proving useful - Permanent Daylight Savings

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by demosthenes, Mar 15, 2022.

  1. wgbgator

    wgbgator Premium Member

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    I mean, we can always change school times instead of clock times
     
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  2. channingcrowderhungry

    channingcrowderhungry Premium Member

    Dark in the morning, light in the evening. That's the one
     
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  3. AgingGator

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    Another observation, this topic seems to get more grip in the spring when we lose an hour of sleep rather than in the fall when we gain one.

    I know the few times over the years when the clock adjustment was the night of the WLOCP that extra hour of sleep was a godsend!
     
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  4. wgbgator

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    Yeah, who are the sickos who love light shining in their window at 645 am and leaving work at 6pm in darkness.
     
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  5. WarDamnGator

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    Read about this, but Apparently the house hasn’t shown much interest in taking up the bill. With unanimous support in the Senate you’d think they would, though.
     
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  6. reboundgtr

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    Jawja
    Wow bipartisanship….but really I’m good with it.
     
  7. wgbgator

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    Tell them it will help combat Havana Syndrome or protect Israel, then they'll change their tune
     
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  8. RealGatorFan

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    This was attempted once before, back in 1973 during the oil shortages. The consensus was that 79% begged for the change and in 3 months it had fallen to 42%. By October 1974 the nation went back to the way it is today. The issue is winter months where sunrises can be as late as 9:30am. Children going to school in the dark was the driving force to return to the current system. Not just dark and dangerous, but far far colder. Considering how society has nearly collapsed with kids being kidnapped and killed on a daily basis, having them wait at a bus stop or walking to school in the dark is something parents today haven't thought about. I predict that in less than 2 months, the movement will be to go back.
     
  9. demosthenes

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    Damn, Alaska must be a hell hole then.
     
  10. kygator

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    That's crazy talk. You seem like the kind of psycho that would tell me to lose weight when I can just adjust the bathroom scale by 10 lbs.
     
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  11. wgbgator

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  12. defensewinschampionships

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    I'm good with it. I enjoy the longer days. I get up at 4:30 so it is dark no matter what.
     
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  13. wgbgator

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    We just call it weight loss savings time around here
     
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  14. carpeveritas

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    Hawaii and Arizona never recognized daylight savings time and a standard time across the US would be beneficial in my opinion. One less thing to worry about when scheduling meetings between standard time, daylight saving time and mountain time zones in the US.

    There is a benefit to having a standard time across the US especially with the computer world. SYSPLEX operations for large mainframes will no longer require SYSPLEX timer changes for operations. This has been a thorn in the side of mainframe operations and large systems disaster recovery processes for decades. I will admit there are many nations that observe the time change and adjust from UTC (universal time coordinated) which never changes. Your laptop and desktop PC do the same thing when you set the time, date and offset.

    If you ever get the chance you may want to tour the US Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. home of the USNO Master Clock. Tours are currently closed (COVID) but once they open it is well worth the time in my opinion.
     
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  15. wgbgator

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    Surely those states collapsed into anarchy as millions of children were kidnapped and ran over in the dark on their way to school
     
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  16. jhenderson251

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    I always liked the (likely false) legend that, when hearing of Daylight Savings Time, a Native American responded, "Only a paleface would think that cutting off 2 inches on one end of a blanket and sewing it on to the other end would make it longer."
     
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  17. philnotfil

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    Only if the start time for the school day doesn't change. Once we stop playing with the clocks, school districts can do what works best for them, instead of just throwing up their hands and saying that the clocks are going to change in a month so why bother.
     
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  18. philnotfil

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    And for those with after school activities, come home in the dark too.
     
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  19. wgbgator

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    I realized how much I hated it on Sunday, like I do every "spring forward." Even the 'good' one throws things off for at least a week in terms of sleep.
     
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  20. AgingGator

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    School system schedules are very much driven by the capacity of their transportation capacity. To address s he file changes would most likely involve a capital investment (buses) and an increase in wages to get more bus drivers.