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Title: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: RSettee on March 08, 2009, 07:10:32 pm
"Savings", my ass...we just LOST an hour today.  Evil or Very Mad
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: grantis on March 08, 2009, 09:22:25 pm
Well, we saved daylight at the end of the day, which is kind of the point.  

If you're complaining about the loss of an hour of sleep, I will sympathize with you there.  I too, am hurting.

I like the sun going down at 7pm now though.....I'll catch up on sleep tonight.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Ryan Slowey on March 08, 2009, 09:33:41 pm
I've been so damn tired all day.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: compasspnt on March 08, 2009, 10:22:25 pm
Best day of the year.

When it changes back, it's sad.

LLDST.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: maxim on March 08, 2009, 11:51:58 pm
i like it

if change is a as good as a holiday, it's the only holiday i'm getting

here's a letter which outlines some of the beliefs held by people in queensland re: daylight saving

pretty funny

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2005/04/more_on_dayl igh.html
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Tim Halligan on March 09, 2009, 06:36:11 am
West Oz finishes our three year trial of DST this month, and a referendum will follow later in the year to decide if DST should be continued.


All of the polls seem to indicate that we will not be having DST again.


It was voted down years before, but some oxygen-thief politician...but I repeat myself...decided that it would be a good thing. Fucker.  Twisted Evil


Maintaining the 2 hour time difference with the Eastern States is not sufficient reason to have it, especially when it puts you out of step with your major trade markets in Asia...all of whom are in our timezone, but don't have DST.


Cheers,
Tim


Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: MagnetoSound on March 09, 2009, 06:44:25 am
So that's what it is. I was curious as to why the 'offline hour' of PSW had moved forward again.

Just out of interest, when does it change back again?

Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: amorris on March 09, 2009, 09:19:27 am
+1
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Taproot on March 09, 2009, 09:22:29 am
Are you kidding? I count the days until DST! More daylight hours to spend in the great outdoors! Cool

I'm up early regardless, so the alleged "lost hour" doesn't affect me at all.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: compasspnt on March 09, 2009, 09:54:15 am
MagnetoSound wrote on Mon, 09 March 2009 06:44



Just out of interest, when does it change back again?




In the US, November 1.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: C.Cash on March 09, 2009, 10:06:30 am
Love it!

Rode my scooter to work in the dark this morning, now I have lots of daylight after work to get things done.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: MagnetoSound on March 09, 2009, 11:07:03 am
compasspnt wrote on Mon, 09 March 2009 13:54

MagnetoSound wrote on Mon, 09 March 2009 06:44



Just out of interest, when does it change back again?




In the US, November 1.



Thanks Terry.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Smitty on March 09, 2009, 11:15:51 am
It's cool I can get more stuff done around the house in the evenings as well as hit the fishing hole before dark. I just have to get use to it.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: ScotcH on March 09, 2009, 12:16:26 pm
RSettee wrote on Sun, 08 March 2009 19:10

"Savings", my ass...we just LOST an hour today.  Evil or Very Mad


Wouldn't be a problem if they didn't fuck it up in the first place sometime last fall (and every fall).
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Jay Kadis on March 09, 2009, 12:49:05 pm
I just don't see the advantage in inducing jet-lag-like symptoms on the entire population twice a year.  Pick one and stick with it.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: mgod on March 09, 2009, 01:47:32 pm
I like the way it re-establishes the arbitrariness of the clock. Twice a year we get reminded it could anything, like 168.6 bleens in a bkkchh, 72 bkkchhs in a mcvlky.

DS

PS - I recall vaguely an experiment in London in 68, NOT going off DST. I took the 207 bus down Uxbridge Road to school in Acton at night. The sun came up sometime after 8. Its a visual impression I'll never forget, walking to the bus in the dark by those incredible amber lights.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: rankus on March 09, 2009, 04:13:43 pm


I was an hour late for everything yesterday!  I did not know it was changing, and didn't even realize i was running late until i sent a text and my iPhone clock was outta sync with my whole world....

Maybe next time the REP forum should announce it a day ahead for those of us who live in caves... yes that's it... it was REP's fault!  I feel better knowing that.



Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Hallams on March 09, 2009, 06:15:08 pm
 DS means i get time for a surf after my working day. Not as great when the kids were younger as they tend to stay up too late. I remember them getting tired and ratty by the end of DS each year.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: jetbase on March 09, 2009, 06:29:49 pm
I love daylight savings. Not looking forward to going back to darkness this year.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: maxim on March 09, 2009, 08:43:30 pm
dan wrote:

"I like the way it re-establishes the arbitrariness of the clock."

me 2...
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Strummer on March 09, 2009, 10:29:38 pm
Arizona doesn't do daylight savings and I like it.

Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Andy Peters on March 10, 2009, 02:30:20 am
Strummer wrote on Mon, 09 March 2009 19:29

Arizona doesn't do daylight savings and I like it.


We don't do Daylight Saving Time either, and I like it too.

That's right, "Saving" is not plural, in spite of what the announcer on KUAT said.

-a
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Ryan Slowey on March 10, 2009, 09:31:21 am
rankus wrote on Mon, 09 March 2009 16:13

I was an hour late for everything yesterday!  I did not know it was changing, and didn't even realize i was running late until i sent a text and my iPhone clock was outta sync with my whole world....



Same thing happened to me. I was an hour late for work.

You only get that excuse once a year, so why not? hahaha.


Oh, and I still feel "jet lagged". I've been having a really hard time sleeping the last 2 nights. Worse than usual. Anyone else have that problem when DST happens? I feel like it happens to me every year.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: Taproot on March 10, 2009, 09:38:17 am
Ryan Slowey wrote on Tue, 10 March 2009 07:31

 I've been having a really hard time sleeping the last 2 nights. Worse than usual. Anyone else have that problem when DST happens? I feel like it happens to me every year.



Yup. Haven't slept more than an hour or two since Sunday.

For the folks who don't care for it, look on the bright side. It should be a nice little shot in the arm for the economy. More daylight hours, more activity, more retail hours, etc. I know I've been suffering from a bit of cabin fever. Sunlight is an amazing rejuvenator. Cool
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: YZ on March 10, 2009, 11:23:15 pm
amorris wrote on Mon, 09 March 2009 10:19

+1


Fantastic.

...If it was intentional.
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: wwittman on March 11, 2009, 10:01:56 pm
fucking farmers.

that's all i have to say


Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: jetbase on March 11, 2009, 11:16:36 pm
wwittman wrote on Thu, 12 March 2009 13:01

fucking farmers.

that's all i have to say





What about the cows William? Think of the cows!
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: ScotcH on March 12, 2009, 01:01:59 pm
What do farmers and cows have to do with it?  The cows get up when they get up, regardless of what number a clock displays, no?
Title: Re: The official "I hate daylight savings time" thread
Post by: MagnetoSound on March 13, 2009, 07:01:48 am

Three short vignettes on farming from David Mitchell:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaZuBziWLgk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-v1zV8n0cA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV9YzBmtmVU


Enjoy.  Smile