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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 28,420
    I usually hate it getting dark at 5, but I have not been able to take the mornings recently. 6:45 looks like 3 am. It's brutal
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,530
    Cliffy, sort of the same here - I'm up early during the week, so it mentally helps when it's not pitch-black out at 5am. And it heralds in my favorite time of year, so no complaints here!

    Get to catch the sunrise from home, and dusk from work. Win-win.
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,010
    I like sleeping in the extra hour, I do not like that when I leave work at 4pm, it feels like 6 pm...especially with the overcast gray days we have now.

    I must point out that daylight savings is ENDING, so this is what it is supposed to be 'normally'.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,530
    edited October 2015
    While I wish other states would follow Arizona's screw-you lead, it really fucks with timing of my dealings with our Phoenix office.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,686
    chadwick said:

    uh no.

    we change our clocks in a challenging more fun way. we spin 'em randomly 1798 times a year & do not allow full hrs, there must be at least 37 min minimum in difference. its never 6am around here. 6am is 12:57pm. then we spin it to screw things up again. this is so much fun

    My neighbor does this.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,686
    hedonist said:

    Cliffy, sort of the same here - I'm up early during the week, so it mentally helps when it's not pitch-black out at 5am. And it heralds in my favorite time of year, so no complaints here!

    Get to catch the sunrise from home, and dusk from work. Win-win.

    It heralds it in, huh? Great word!
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,686
    hedonist said:

    While I wish other states would follow Arizona's screw-you lead, it really fucks with timing of my dealings with our Phoenix office.

    I swear to god, every time I have to make a call to Arizona I forget what time it is out there.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,530
    *cue Batman*

    Quite frankly, that they refuse to participate in this farce irritates me.
  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    it's 516am
    for poetry through the ceiling. ISBN: 1 4241 8840 7

    "Hear me, my chiefs!
    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 26,909
    hedonist said:

    *cue Batman*

    Quite frankly, that they refuse to participate in this farce irritates me.

    I drove through (I think it was) Illinois one time and every county was allowed to accept or decline the time change so throughout the day the the time kept changing. It was like going through half a dozen wormholes.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,686
    brianlux said:

    hedonist said:

    *cue Batman*

    Quite frankly, that they refuse to participate in this farce irritates me.

    I drove through (I think it was) Illinois one time and every county was allowed to accept or decline the time change so throughout the day the the time kept changing. It was like going through half a dozen wormholes.
    i've been through dozens or wormholes and i can assure you, it's nothing like what you describe.
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  • PJSirenPJSiren Salem, ORPosts: 5,863
    brianlux said:

    hedonist said:

    *cue Batman*

    Quite frankly, that they refuse to participate in this farce irritates me.

    I drove through (I think it was) Illinois one time and every county was allowed to accept or decline the time change so throughout the day the the time kept changing. It was like going through half a dozen wormholes.
    I lived in KY and worked in Madison, IN, and Jefferson county, in which Madison resides, did not participate in Daylight savings, so I was on different time zones all day, it was kinda weird and frustrating...the job only lasted about 6 months before I quit...worlds worst boss ever!
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,518

    bump don't forget to change your clocks tonight
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  • MalrothMalroth broken down chevroletPosts: 1,852

    bump don't forget to change your clocks tonight
    people have clocks?
    The worst of times..they don't phase me,
    even if I look and act really crazy.
  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    My microwave clock is finally accurate again
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,686
    2:30 and it's already dark. THIS IS AWFUL!!
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,138
    edited March 2016
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,845
    I saw a sigment on the news yesterday where an ER doctor said that there is a huge spike in heart attacks and strokes in the 48 hours after the spring forward time change. 25% more heart attacks, 23% more strokes than usual. That is crazy! He also said that the whole thing reverses in the autumn time change: 25% fewer heart attacks, 23% fewer strokes than usual in the 48 hours after we fall back.
    He said to prevent putting yourself at higher risk after the spring time change (if you're older or have heart issues and whatnot) you should ease into it. Start going to bed a bit earlier each night for a week before the clocks go forward.
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,216
    I saw a news story about that as well. It's been documented for a fairly long time. Seems like they should start telling people about it a week in advance though, if they're supposed to ease into it.

    Which brings me back to my sentiment. WHY WHY WHY do we do this? It accomplishes nothing. Can't we just have it one way or the other instead of changing the time twice a year? :rage:
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,230
    Losing an hour this weekend is well worth getting home when it's still light out starting next week :smile:
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,216
    I like having it light in the evening. But it would happen anyway if we stuck to the regular schedule.

    As Chad would say, the earth revolves around the sun, yes/no?
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,389

    I saw a news story about that as well. It's been documented for a fairly long time. Seems like they should start telling people about it a week in advance though, if they're supposed to ease into it.

    Which brings me back to my sentiment. WHY WHY WHY do we do this? It accomplishes nothing. Can't we just have it one way or the other instead of changing the time twice a year? :rage:

    I could be wrong about this, but I think DST was originally used to save on energy costs. If light from the sun lasts longer into the evening, you didn't need to use electricity to keep the indoors lit.
  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,216
    You're correct, that was the original purpose. I think it was begun during WWI, abandoned for a while, then reinstated. But evidently the energy savings are insignificant.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 9,572
    Worst weekend of the year.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,845
    edited March 2016
    I know most people do like more light later in the evenings, but I really don't. It doesn't just fuck with my sleep when the clock goes forward. It fucks with my sleep all spring and summer long. I have chronic insomnia. It's hard enough for me to wind down and fall asleep on time when it gets dark early. When it's still light out at 10pm, that makes it so much worse for me. The earlier it gets dark the better as far as I'm concerned (realizing I'm in a severe minority here).
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 46,845
    edited March 2016

    You're correct, that was the original purpose. I think it was begun during WWI, abandoned for a while, then reinstated. But evidently the energy savings are insignificant.

    Yeah, it's irrelevant now. It was a factor when people were still using coal inside their own homes, lol.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 30,518

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    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
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    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
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    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 33,686
    Spring ahead already??
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  • RogueStonerRogueStoner Sunny AZPosts: 1,584

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    :lol:
    Figured I should laugh while I can...before Tuesday. :fearful:
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