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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7359 posts, RR: 85
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1847 times:
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Does it still make sense?

 cheeky 

An extra hour till last call tonight.

 drunk 

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Please comment.

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User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1821 times:

Even though I live in Arizona who does not have Daylight Savings Time, I really hate it. What is the point of having it, does it change anything if we just got rid of it.


Mason



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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1809 times:

With DST now lasting 8 months out of the year, it's usefulness is lost, IMO. Maybe we should just alter the timezones, or deal with the time zones like they are, or people can wake up earlier. Like they saying goes: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Of course Arizona does cause a problem because airlines have to adjust their red-eye schedule for flights to/from here during DST.

[Edited 2007-11-03 23:32:51]

User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1801 times:

Even though it is very hard to tell, the sun was weird because of it's position. My body and mind just weren't used to feeling the sun where it was.. Now when I walk to my bus stop, the sun won't be near rising and won't start until I get to school (an hour and a half later)..


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User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1798 times:

I really don't care about DST. No real point to it, in my opinion. Just another reason for me to sleep in another hour.

The one advantage I will give to going back to standard time, is that when I drive to school, I won't have to worry about the sun in my eyes when I pull out of the garage.

Nik



I need a drink.
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10331 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1784 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 3):
Now when I walk to my bus stop, the sun won't be near rising and won't start until I get to school (an hour and a half later)..

That would be on the other end of the year...

When daylight savings time ends, there's more sun in the mornings, and less in the evenings.

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 2):
With DST now lasting 8 months out of the year, it's usefulness is lost, IMO. Maybe we should just alter the timezones, or deal with the time zones like they are, or people can wake up earlier. Like they saying goes: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

I actually wish we had DST all year. I like having more sun in the evenings - I hate getting out of work, and having it be dark already.



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
That would be on the other end of the year...

Oh... I always get that messed up.. This is another reason why I hate DST



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

I live in AZ. But last week all of my electronics (computer, cell phone, and car) changed time automatically since most were setup for living in New Jersey. What a pain in the butt and made for a confusing day.

User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Daylight savings just started down here last weekend. Great to get home & still be able to do something.


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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

apparently Anet is having so troubles dealing with the time change.


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User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

I live at 43 degrees North and no matter which way you cut it, we only have so much sunlight per day in the dark half of the year. I prefer to wake up with the sun rising.

At our house, depending on work schedules, we get up at 06:00 or 06:30. For the last month we've been going through the entire morning activities in the dark. One particularly dark morning (weather-wise) a few weeks ago, when I arrived at the office, I felt like I'd been called into work in the middle of the night. Even close to 08:00 it still looked like night.

This morning we were up at 06:00 EST and it was a bit of a disappointment. Still seemed like the middle of the night, although later, the drive to work was brighter and there was less danger of hitting bike riders and joggers wearing dark clothing.

I wish they'd end DST earlier rather than later. Is there really much evidence of energy savings? I can't see any energy savings on my personal level.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

On my Cranebank visit to the UK.We had to be at the place around 0600hrs.This Daylight saving time was causing me a lot of confusion to set up my watch from IST to UK time  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2474 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Quoting Ronglimeng (Reply 10):
I live at 43 degrees North

n00b :P signed,

me at 55' North Big grin


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Does it still make sense?

No, it's assinine. It's dark here (in Alaska) anyway.

We (Alaska) should opt out of the silliness like Arizona and Indiana . . .


User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 12):
Quoting Ronglimeng (Reply 10):
I live at 43 degrees North

n00b :P signed,

me at 55' North

You fool, the 40's rock.  Wink

Barcelona is 41ºN and all the important cities in the world are in the forties.  Cool



At the bus station, buses stop. At the train station, trains stop. At my desk, I have a work station.
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2474 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Quoting BCNGRO (Reply 14):
You fool, the 40's rock.

Barcelona is 41ºN and all the important cities in the world are in the forties.

Haha Big grin whatever.. I've never been to BCN so I can't tell :P


User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21854 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Does it still make sense?

Of course it makes sense. Coming home after class when it's pitch black out is what doesn't make sense.

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 9):
apparently Anet is having so troubles dealing with the time change.

Anet has trouble when a swallow* sneezes somewhere in the world, so I can't say problems with a time change are completely unexpected.  

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
It's dark here (in Alaska) anyway.

If you lived further south you'd see the light (in more ways than one).

-Mir

* That would be an African swallow, of course, not a European swallow

[Edited 2007-11-04 05:55:39]


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

I like falling back at least, because there is that one extra hour of sleep! I need any extra minutes I can get, let alone 60 of them...just had to make sure to set the clocks right to show up on time for my MCI-DAL flight this morning...I think I'm ok as I watch the MCI-BNA-BHM flight board in front of mine...

User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 15):
Haha whatever.. I've never been to BCN so I can't tell :P

Just kidding Big grin

Anyway, I don't think we should get rid of the DST. Even here, sun would rise too freaking early in the morning in summer, and that would be even worse up there. I think those would be wasted daytime hours. And I like it when the sun sets at 21.30h in June and it isn't dark until 22.30h or so...



At the bus station, buses stop. At the train station, trains stop. At my desk, I have a work station.
User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6117 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting BCNGRO (Reply 14):
Barcelona is 41ºN and all the important cities in the world are in the forties.

Last I checked, Washington, D.C. was in the 38th parallel.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 16):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
It's dark here (in Alaska) anyway.

If you lived further south you'd see the light (in more ways than one).

 irked 

No thanks, I've lived in the lower 48 . . . the East Coast sucks - completely, the South will NOT rise again, the West Coast if full of bunny hugging hippies and dopers, I'll stay right here thanks . . .

I see just fine . . . in more ways than one.

 biggrin 


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2474 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Quoting BCNGRO (Reply 18):
Just kidding

I know  Smile

I've heard only good things about Barcelona.. Would love to go there some day  Smile


User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 19):
Last I checked, Washington, D.C. was in the 38th parallel.

Oh well, then Washington isn't really worth it  Wink



At the bus station, buses stop. At the train station, trains stop. At my desk, I have a work station.
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12868 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
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Welcome to winter guys!

Our clocks went back last weekend, so we've already had one week of it getting dark by 5.00pm. It's so depressing.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 1):
Even though I live in Arizona who does not have Daylight Savings Time, I really hate it. What is the point of having it, does it change anything if we just got rid of it.

Blame the AZ Native Americans who didn't want to observe Daylight Saving Time. Thats what I heard when I moved to AZ 5 years ago. Nothing really changes down here.

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
When daylight savings time ends, there's more sun in the mornings, and less in the evenings.

That's what I like about standard time: It gets dark in the early evenings.

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 7):
live in AZ. But last week all of my electronics (computer, cell phone, and car) changed time automatically since most were setup for living in New Jersey. What a pain in the butt and made for a confusing day.

You need to change your computer & cell phone to Arizona time, not Mountain Time. If you select mountain time, it will think you are not in Arizona. So select Arizona Time.

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 23):
Welcome to winter guys!

Looking forward to it. Glad I'm getting out of Arizona!  Smile



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25 Post contains links N231YE : Actually, I think the State of Indiana already has caught onto the DST change: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_in_Indiana
26 Post contains links AirframeAS : Can you use another source than Wiki, please? That might not be correct. Edit add: Nevermind, here is a better source: http://www.mccsc.edu/time.html
27 FLY2HMO : The Navajo do in fact observe DST, the rest of the state doesn't. The reason is an agreement with Mexico (the Mexican state of Sonora specifically),
28 AirframeAS : Just so you know, the Navajo isnt the only tribe here in AZ. We have the Gila, Coconino, Yavapi, Pima tribes here. I'm pretty sure there are more.
29 Post contains images Hawaiian717 : Los Angeles is at 34°. Tokyo is at 35°. Hong Kong is at 22°. I think we've sufficiently disproved the claim.
30 Post contains images FLY2HMO : I know, I should've reworded that to say "the rest of the non-indian nation part of the state".
31 Post contains images BCNGRO : It's ok
32 AirCop : But the Navajo reservation who's headquarters is in New Mexico, takes a significant amount of the state in the northeast. Try living in Flagstaff or
33 ShyFlyer : It's actually Window Rock, AZ.
34 LH423 : According to your profile, you live in Sarnia. That has more to do with your western location. But according to Environment Canada, your sunrise toda
35 Ronglimeng : Hi LH423: Thanks for your reply. After I posted, I wished I'd left my latitude out, since I didn't develop the point very well. I used to travel to Mo
36 Aloha73G : Hawai'i also does not participate in Daylight Savings Time. All it changes here is the times of shows on SOME TV channels.....which is slightly irrita
37 Blrsea : Why don't they just stick with one time and be done with it? If DST works out, just stick with it. Didn't California or some state decide to have DST
38 ScarletHarlot : Thunder Bay is a bit of an odd duck. It really should be in Central time so the sun rises and sets very late. In the summer, it is light until about
39 Post contains images Vikkyvik : Not California....we just switched like most of the other states.... As had been previously mentioned, Hawaii and Arizona do not observe DST, and Ind
40 LH423 : No, what's that? Incidentally, I had my first daylight savings mishap today. I woke up this morning and immediately thought I had overslept because t
41 Post contains links Ronglimeng : Check out this website: http://geoclock.home.att.net/
42 Searpqx : True - but it played havoc when dealing with the mainland. When I lived on Maui, my job involved dealing with people mostly located back east. I didn
43 57AZ : And by the same token, here it required people to delay their evening events by an hour. Back in the 1960s, AZ did try DST for one year and so many p
44 AirframeAS : The way I see it: AZ is on 'Pacific Time' during the summer months. AZ is then on Mountain Time during the winter months. If AZ is always on Mountain
45 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Not really. Arizona is always on Mountain STANDARD Time. It is true that the rest of the Mountain time zone is on the same time when it is not daylig
46 Post contains images AirframeAS : I just see it differently.
47 Post contains links StarAC17 : Hawaii is tropical and the length of day is more constant and DST really isn't necessary as the sunrise and sunset change about an hour or so and tha
48 Post contains links WestWing : CNN has an amusing report on a consequence of the daylight savings time switchover.
49 Junction : Here in Houston we now have the crazy experience of a 745am sunrise in mid March and early November because of this. On cloudy days street lights are
50 AirTranTUS : So the boy actually traveled through time. He went to a time and place he had never been before. (Well, he was in the hospital at both times, but in
51 AirframeAS : " target=_blank>http://www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc....html That's pretty neat! PHX has something like that at T4, I think. I don't know if its still
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