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Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?  
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

I've just been confused when looking at recent post times, then I twigged on the clocks have changed, duh!! Is it time to get rid of putting the clocks back? There has been talk of this happening for bloody years now, do you think this will ever materialise? Personally, I would like it scrapped. The UK is dark enough without getting darker an hour earlier in the winter. Also, because of this, more accidents happen on the roads too. What is your opinion on this?

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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Your an idiot!  Silly

hehe. its fine, leave it be!



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Hell Yes!

Working in the airline industry in summer is a nightmare...

Work: "You start at 06:30hrs tomorrow"

I turn up at 06:00 and i'm an HOUR EARLY for work... I tell someone to meet me at 17:00 at a certain gate and they turn up an HOUR LATE!!

I say SCRAP GMT +1!!!



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

what time it is it now? according to my laptop its 0126...... I hate this rhaa!

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

What does changing your clocks back and forth have to do with GMT?

GMT never ever changes.

Are you talking about daylight savings time or whatever you might call it locally?

Yes, get rid of that!



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 4):
Are you talking about daylight savings time or whatever you might call it locally?

Or rather: make it permanent. I like my daylight savings.

But keep GMT. That's kind of useful in the aviation field.  Smile

-Mir



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Absolutely it's time . . .

It's the most ridiculous thing in Alaska where we get but 5 hours of daylight in the winter any damn way . . . it's absurd.

There was talk of doing this in the State Legislature last year, nothing ever came of it. Our State Government is too damn busy with it's infighting over Bridges to Nowhere and new roads in Anchorage.

We don't need it, it does no good here, but I will get an extra hour of OT this evening  biggrin 


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
Or rather: make it permanent. I like my daylight savings.

 checkmark 

It's particularly annoying when you are on the east end of a time zone as we are. Actually, if you look at a map, we really should be Eastern, not Central.

Isn't Indiana the state that only does Daylight Savings for part of the state? This is really a mess.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3011 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
I say SCRAP GMT +1!!!

So you want to wipe out the entire European Continent?


GMT is gone. Its now UTC.


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3005 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 7):

Isn't Indiana the state that only does Daylight Savings for part of the state? This is really a mess.

Arizona does not either.

AAndrew


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2999 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 7):
Isn't Indiana the state that only does Daylight Savings for part of the state? This is really a mess.

For whatever bizarre reason, some of Indiana does it, some of Indiana does not. In fact, there's a town in Indiana where the time line bizects the town . . . during part of the year half the town is in a different time zone. How stupid is that???

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 9):
Arizona does not either.

Nor does Hawaii . . .


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2992 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 9):
Arizona does not either.

I think it's uniform through the whole state of AZ though. As I recall only a portion of IN does daylight savings. Seems like HI is lke AZ - no daylight savings.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

Why not get rid of BST - GMT is what we had before.

I never understood why we need it anyway - shouldn't the farmers have got up an hour earlier?



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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 8):
So you want to wipe out the entire European Continent?


GMT is gone. Its now UTC.

Expect Portugal. We stay the same as UK / Ireland. They did change us to Continental European time a few years ago, but dropped it after 4/5 years. At least we change on the same day these days - years ago we changed a week later, and that was really fun.

GMT isn't gone - it just has a new name. It's still known as GMT to most people I know. UTC sounds like the metric version or something.


Quoting Alcregular (Thread starter):
The UK is dark enough without getting darker an hour earlier in the winter. Also, because of this, more accidents happen on the roads too

Yes but it gets lighter an hour earliers so the little darlings can go to school in the light instead. I don't believe the "more accidents" story, but I hear it by people who don't want to change back from BST a lot. I thought most Brits knew how to drive in the dark anyway.  Wink I do agree that it's pretty horrible when it gets dark at 3.30 in the afternoon though. At least the earliest it is ever dark here is 5.30pm because we are quite far south (Faro, Portugal).

It is odd when some parts of the same country do not change and some do. I think Alberta does, Saskatchewan doesn't.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

Most schools finish between 3 and 3.30, by which time it is going dark, but it isn't actually dark. That only really occurs on the shortest day, and most schools are off then.


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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2836 times:
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Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
Working in the airline industry in summer is a nightmare...

I've got news for you.....the operational side of the airline industry works in UTC(GMT) the world over. You can be in a ramp office at lunchtime in Sydney and the clock on the wall will say 21:00.

Quoting Alcregular (Thread starter):
Is it time to get rid of putting the clocks back? There has been talk of this happening for bloody years now, do you think this will ever materialise? Personally, I would like it scrapped. The UK is dark enough without getting darker an hour earlier in the winter. Also, because of this, more accidents happen on the roads too.

They tried it the '70's in the UK and the accident rate went up. School children were going to school in the dark


User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

i ahted today, work seemed to drag, and by 7 i was gettin the feeling, yay its nearly hometime, but still there was a hour and a bit to go as i finish at 2030, but my internal clock is still in summer time mode

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2760 times:

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 15):
the operational side of the airline industry works in UTC(GMT) the world over

I Second it.
I think the Poster in reply #1 is confusing GMT with Daylight time.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9367 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):

For whatever bizarre reason, some of Indiana does it, some of Indiana does not. In fact, there's a town in Indiana where the time line bizects the town . . . during part of the year half the town is in a different time zone. How stupid is that???

it's because of the influence of the Chicago suburbs.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 15):
They tried it the '70's in the UK and the accident rate went up. School children were going to school in the dark

As opposed to now when they come home in the dark?

The problem with being an hour later wasn't so much in England, as Scotland. Up there it wouldn't get light until 9:30 am in midwinter. There was the usual comment about it being a problem for farmers (since when have farmers, a tiny proportion of the population here, dictated what we do?), and so we reverted.

For southern England especially, there's no need for daylight savings to come in. But, quelle surprise, the Scots dictate what we do in the UK.  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

What you need is a course in Germany Big grin
how to get my watch set and how to be punctual?
I see no problem whatsoever. Ever heard of radio controlled clocks?

Regards
jush



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User currently offlinePeterpuck From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Let's just keep the clock at 12 pm all day long. It'll never get dark then.

User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Thread starter):

Sharron, with all due respect, I do not agree. I'd rather have daylight when I get up in the morning, than have daylight when I get back from work in the evening. Darkness does not bother me at all (on the contrary, thats when I start to wake up), but what I really can't stand is getting up in the morning and having everything pitch black. Makes getting out of bed (when you've already been sleeping) so much more difficult!



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

I read the thread title as "Is It Time To Get Rid Of MYT?" Sad

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

IIRC, Argentina added an hour several years ago (i.e. switched to "Summertime / Daylight Saving" but never turned back the clock) ...
-HT



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25 Post contains images BigOrange : Here in the US, we are in 2007 going to have daylight savings time from mid-march to mid November. But in the 70's kids used to walk to school. Now th
26 StarCruiser : I live in IND and we have had a mess here for years. Most of the state is on Eastern time but a few counties near Chicago and in the area around Evan
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