SlamClick
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:05 am

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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Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:20 am

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:23 am

Your an idiot!  Silly

hehe. its fine, leave it be!
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:25 am

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:27 am

what time it is it now? according to my laptop its 0126...... I hate this rhaa!
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:27 am

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

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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:08 am

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 
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:58 am

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

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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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:39 pm

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.

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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:53 pm

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 . . .
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:11 pm

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:26 pm

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:30 pm

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:34 pm

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:54 am

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
 
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:10 am

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
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:33 pm

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.
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:16 pm

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:09 pm

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:23 pm

What you need is a course in Germany Big grin
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I see no problem whatsoever. Ever heard of radio controlled clocks?

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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:27 pm

Let's just keep the clock at 12 pm all day long. It'll never get dark then.
 
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:30 pm

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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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:32 pm

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

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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:32 pm

IIRC, Argentina added an hour several years ago (i.e. switched to "Summertime / Daylight Saving" but never turned back the clock) ...
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:16 am

Here in the US, we are in 2007 going to have daylight savings time from mid-march to mid November.

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

But in the 70's kids used to walk to school. Now they are driven to school in their parents SUV's, polluting the atmosphere and making kids lazy  Wink
 
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RE: Is It Time To Get Rid Of GMT?

Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:27 am

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

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 Evansville have always been on Central. When daylight time came into force the Central counties would change their clocks but most of the rest of the state remained on Eastern standard.

Now add to that the fact that some counties near Louisville and Cincinnati elected to go to Eastern daylight time, albeit illegally. We then had a situation where we had three time zones.

This year the legislature voted to take the whole state to daylight time and allowed counties to decide which zone they wanted. Of course the Department of Transportation has the final say. It seems five additional counties were approved to go to Central. Now some people are fighting about that, but probably won't get their way.

I'm just glad to not have to figure out what time the television programs are coming on. What IND stations have done is delay network programming until the correct Eastern time in the summer. In effect, we were watching the Denver feed. Cable of course wound up on Central.

Hawaii and Arizona are now the only remaining states not on daylight time.

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