Fall back ... again.

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  1. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Seriously, is it that time again? Saw this and thought I'd share.

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  2. saxhound

    saxhound Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Dark in the morning versus dark in the late afternoon. Who cares? I'm retired! Although I do enjoy having happy hour with a bit of sunshine.
     

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  3. Helen

    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    I noticed a few years ago the local news stations started bitching about the time changes. Is this a localized thing, or are other places in North American--and the world for that matter--that change times in spring and fall also complaining about this change? And if there are complaints, who is driving these complaints?
     
  4. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I am not sure there isn't complainers about every aspect of our lives. Being flexible is the key to longevity methinks. Yeah, it's a pain to set the clocks back. Such is live, always something else that must be done. When I think of the things I'd like to contribute time to: makin' music, supporting universal health care, curing the opioid epidemic, well ... the clock thing is such small potatoes.
     
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  5. retread

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    As an early riser, the last month of DST is an annoyance. Enough of this regimentation. Let's each pick our own time! FREE THE CLOCK
     
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  6. jbtsax

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    Pete had the right idea. Let's all move to Arizona. :)
     
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  7. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Let's see if I can say this right:

    In northern AZ, there's an Indian* tribe that does use DST. Inside that tribe is another tribe that doesn't. Inside that tribe is another that does. I think this is in maybe 100 sq miles.

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    * "Native Peoples," if you prefer.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I believe it's really *just* the media complaining. At least in the US. I know that there are places all over the world that use some version of DST.

    There has been some interest in stopping DST because we don't farm as much in the US, anymore. I know it'd make programmers happier. Well, a bit.
     
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  9. JfW

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    I remember doing support back when DST was modified for some reason or another. It created IT havoc costing industry an estimated one billion dollars. The reason for doing so had something to do with.....I can't remember, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't worth it.
     
  10. Helen

    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    I remember a few years ago when George W decided to tweak DST and start it earlier and end it a bit later. The rationale for it was that it would save energy.
     
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  11. retread

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    "Shrub" must have been a late sleeper.
     
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  12. Tony Fairbridge

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    Here in Australia, when dst was first introduced the farmers got a bit excited about it, and one complained that the increased hours of sunshine would cause the paint on his house to fade more quickly.
     
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  13. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    "Does that mean there are now only 23 hours in the day?"
     

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