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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Your thoughts on Daylight Saving
Poll: Your thoughts on Daylight Saving
This devilish time-shifting should be stopped!
It's a pain but I see the point of having it
Doesn't bother me
It's worth it for the longer summer evenings
What is this 'daylight saving' you speak of?
View Results (35 votes)

Superuser / Moderator

Nov 9 2016, 1:41am

Post #1 of 18 (1394 views)
Your thoughts on Daylight Saving Can't Post

Apparently the US peeps have done the one-hour time warp again, to mixed appreciation. What do you think about losing then gaining an hour during the year?


Nov 9 2016, 1:10pm

Post #2 of 18 (1301 views)
I have mixed feelings [In reply to] Can't Post

It might just be that I had five hours of sleep last night due to watching the US election, but I can't figure out which voting option I like best so didn't vote. Crazy I like having an extra hour of sleep in the fall even though it barely signifies. I hate having one less hour of sleep in the spring. Other than that I don't care. Laugh

AlassŽa Eruvande

Nov 9 2016, 2:05pm

Post #3 of 18 (1298 views)
Hate it. [In reply to] Can't Post

All it's good for is messing up kids' sleep schedules. And the mamas'.Mad


Nov 9 2016, 2:10pm

Post #4 of 18 (1296 views)
I'm used to it.... [In reply to] Can't Post

It's what we've always done, save for a few years in the 1960s? 70s? when the government decided to do away with it. Winter mornings were darker, evenings lighter. Sellers of reflective armbands prospered and we all muddled along until the next government brought it back again.


Nov 9 2016, 3:38pm

Post #5 of 18 (1262 views)
it might have made sense once, but not really anymore [In reply to] Can't Post

i don't get the point of it anymore: especially when part of the country doesn't participate in it.


Nov 9 2016, 4:01pm

Post #6 of 18 (1257 views)
So what is the point of Daylight Saving? [In reply to] Can't Post



Nov 9 2016, 4:37pm

Post #7 of 18 (1257 views)
it serves no purpose. [In reply to] Can't Post

where I live (47th parallel) we have 16 hours of daylight in summer and 16 hours of darkness in winter. Shifting that one hour doesn't change the fact that the sun comes up way too early in summer and that it's dark for the commute both morning and evening in the winter.

Sort of related note: I lived in Boise, Idaho, for a few years. TPTB decreed that southern Idaho should be part of Mountain Time, not Pacific Time. If you look at a map of the time zones http://www.worldatlas.com/.../custom/timezone.gif, it shows how this puts a "bulge" in the Mountain Time zone. What it meant for me was that the entire time I lived there, the sun came up late. I physically felt the wrongness.

(This post was edited by Annael on Nov 9 2016, 4:39pm)


Nov 9 2016, 5:18pm

Post #8 of 18 (1245 views)
Doesn't matter to me. [In reply to] Can't Post

I like sleeping in an extra hour in the fall, but it's a bit of a pain in the spring, but I do like seeing the sun longer in the evening.


Nov 9 2016, 7:05pm

Post #9 of 18 (1237 views)
Can't answer for anywhere else..... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but in the UK I believe it was started during the First World War to help farmers and others who work outdoors - particularly in the north. Without it the sunrise in winter wouldn't happen until about 10 in the morning. It's about making the best use of the available daylight.


Nov 9 2016, 10:16pm

Post #10 of 18 (1223 views)
Like it [In reply to] Can't Post

I like it, especially the one that has just happened in the UK a week or so ago. It means i get an extra hour in bed and more importantly, it means it gets light at a reasonable time (8:30ish am) rather than 9:30am which just seems too late.

At the 55th parallel it seems to make a big difference even if it is dark for 17 hours in winter and light for 17.5 hours in the summer.

Aunt Dora Baggins

Nov 9 2016, 10:27pm

Post #11 of 18 (1220 views)
I love it. [In reply to] Can't Post

I can leave town after work in the summer, get on the trail at 6, and get in a 4-hour hike before it really gets dark.

As far as the time change, one year (1973) Nixon had the idea of going Daylight Savings all year. But in the winter the sun didn't come up until after my first class, and I ended up walking two miles to school in pitch darkness, which felt very unsafe. So I don't recommend that.


Nov 10 2016, 7:17am

Post #12 of 18 (1162 views)
We don't do it in Hawaii. [In reply to] Can't Post

The difference in length of days here is far less than on the mainland. So, we have to remember to add more hours in winter than in summer to figure out what time it is in a mainland time zone.

When I lived on the mainland, I hated it. Now I hate the fact that my car, computer, and other "intelligent" devices impose a non-existent Hawaii Daylight Time automatically, so we have to adjust out clocks back to what they were before.


Nov 10 2016, 9:30pm

Post #13 of 18 (1134 views)
Nope [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't like it. Winter should be for reeeaaaallyyyyy dark mornings and evenings and Summer for reeeeaaalllyyyy light evenings and mornings. Aka don't change anything Mad
... but I guess I see the point Unsure


Nov 11 2016, 5:12pm

Post #14 of 18 (1114 views)
It's a conspiracy [In reply to] Can't Post

One-third of all Americans (100 million) suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. Symptoms include apathy, confusion, and poor decision making.

Most such disorders can be easily treated simply by getting up and going to bed at the same hour. Within 6 months the symptoms disappear.

Every 6 months the US government changes the hours the American people get up and go to bed.

Also, immediately after the Daylight Savings changeover the US government holds elections. American voters are often criticized for their apathy, confusion, and poor decision making at election time.

Coincidence? I think not!!


Nov 11 2016, 6:18pm

Post #15 of 18 (1106 views)
What Darkstone said! [In reply to] Can't Post



Nov 11 2016, 6:20pm

Post #16 of 18 (1101 views)
I'd love it if we'd stop doing it [In reply to] Can't Post

Nobody has been able to convince me that we really "save energy" by doing this. More daylight in the evening = less in the morning, so I STILL have to turn the lights on!


Nov 12 2016, 2:33am

Post #17 of 18 (1093 views)
Stop it, please? [In reply to] Can't Post

I live in northern Sweden, so this one hour doesn't do much at all. I was working the nightshift and had the pleasure of working 11 instead of 10 hours that night....Crazy


Nov 29 2016, 6:26am

Post #18 of 18 (960 views)
Playing with clocks in the 21st century is just stupid [In reply to] Can't Post

Daylight Savings made sense when Franklin proposed it in the 18th century. It makes utterly no sense in today's age. In fact, the concept of time zones is somewhat antiquated. I would much prefer everyone just used Universal Time-Coordinated (UTC) aka Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and then set hours accordingly. When you look at a time zone map, it's hard to imagine a more ridiculous global creation.


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