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Yep, another weekend in Daylight Saving Time hell. It's the same for me every fall, I like the extra hour, but hate the process otherwise. I especially hate the earlier sunsets, and will continue to complain about them (as well as all those damn kids on my lawn). And to set the record straight, this silly situation is not Ben Frankin's fault, or we'd remove him from the hunny. It was a New Zealander named George Hudson who thought this up. Here's an older Nat Geo article on the topic pointing out the problems with DST. An interesting note is that heart attack rates increase by 10% when we set the clocks ahead, and drop by 10% when they are set back. So I propose just setting the clocks back an hour every six months until we've eliminated heart attacks entirely. Science!

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17. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2016, 13:38 jdreyer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 13:35:
Dacote wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 09:17:
Blue wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 08:34:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 17:02:
Uh, Blue, we just ended Daylight Saving Time for the year. That's why your timezone shifted from EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at 2am last night. If you dislike the earlier sunsets that means you dislike Standard time, not Daylight Saving time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB8ewAdhY7Q

I wasn't expecting that.
i thought every forum needed 5 resident certified pedanticians.

To continue the pedantic streak, if you eliminate Daylight Saving Time, you get to "enjoy" early sunsets all year long.

What exactly is being argued for in our semi-annual Daylight Saving Time bitch festival?

I think what's being argued for is this: "Get offa my lawn!"

 
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16. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2016, 13:35 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Dacote wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 09:17:
Blue wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 08:34:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 17:02:
Uh, Blue, we just ended Daylight Saving Time for the year. That's why your timezone shifted from EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at 2am last night. If you dislike the earlier sunsets that means you dislike Standard time, not Daylight Saving time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB8ewAdhY7Q

I wasn't expecting that.
i thought every forum needed 5 resident certified pedanticians.

To continue the pedantic streak, if you eliminate Daylight Saving Time, you get to "enjoy" early sunsets all year long.

What exactly is being argued for in our semi-annual Daylight Saving Time bitch festival? Do we adopt Daylight Saving year round for later sunsets? Do we adopt standard time year round for earlier mornings? Or do we accept that synchronizing daytime hours with our clocks on a planet with seasons implies a semi-annual resynchronization day?
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 10:10 KS
 
Man Of Steel 2- Henry Cavill will soon return as Superman, co-star Amy Adams confirms script in works.

"In the first movie, Superman learned the valuable life lesson that, sometimes, you must kill. In this sequel, he learns another life lesson, that sometimes you must torture, maim, and fail to pay your taxes."
 
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14. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2016, 09:17 Dacote
 
Blue wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 08:34:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 17:02:
Uh, Blue, we just ended Daylight Saving Time for the year. That's why your timezone shifted from EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at 2am last night. If you dislike the earlier sunsets that means you dislike Standard time, not Daylight Saving time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB8ewAdhY7Q

I wasn't expecting that.
i thought every forum needed 5 resident certified pedanticians.
 
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13. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2016, 08:34  Blue 
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 17:02:
Uh, Blue, we just ended Daylight Saving Time for the year. That's why your timezone shifted from EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at 2am last night. If you dislike the earlier sunsets that means you dislike Standard time, not Daylight Saving time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB8ewAdhY7Q
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 02:27 jdreyer
 
SlimRam wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 23:49:
Blue, just move to Arizona, problem solved

Better yet, Hawaii. Sunny
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 01:07 1badmf
 
westworld: so the whole plot is going to rely on this two stooges moment down in maintenance. i hope it's just a side story... cuz that was just a horridly written moment. but maeve achieving skynet sure doesn't feel sidestoryesque.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 23:49 SlimRam
 
Blue, just move to Arizona, problem solved  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 19:48 Mr. Tact
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 17:23:
It is just plain stupid and totally unnecessary. It should have ended decades ago. But like most stupidity, I don't expect it to end any time soon...
 



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8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 18:48 The Half Elf
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 14:42:
I think Cher is the only person who likes DST.
Wry

Only Cher would find a way.

Didn't know Jean-Jacques did the Main Street Electrical Parade music. Grew up hearing that for many years.
 
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7. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 6, 2016, 17:02 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Yep, another weekend in Daylight Saving Time hell. It's the same for me every fall, I like the extra hour, but hate the process otherwise. I especially hate the earlier sunsets, and will continue to complain about them (as well as all those damn kids on my lawn).

Uh, Blue, we just ended Daylight Saving Time for the year. That's why your timezone shifted from EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) to EST (Eastern Standard Time) at 2am last night. If you dislike the earlier sunsets that means you dislike Standard time, not Daylight Saving time.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:14 bigspender
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 6, 2016, 13:12:
I like feeling better getting up and brighter mornings.

Absolutely, the chemicals and hormones in the body are set up that way. I think artifical lighting has really messed up with our natural patterns, with the side effects ranging from depression to weight gain, or just making generally bad decisions.

We evolved to be woken up by the blue light of the rising sun, and to be lulled to sleep by the orange light at dusk.
 



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5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 16:11 bigspender
 
That mental health study is just two unrelated statistics being corrolated together. (not to mention the author has a pretty clear agenda, and it's almost like he doesn't realise that the amount of sunlight is exactly the same regardless of how you shift the time).  



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4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 14:42 Cutter
 
I think Cher is the only person who likes DST.
Wry
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 13:12 HorrorScope
 
I like feeling better getting up and brighter mornings.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 13:09 Pigeon
 
it'll be nice to have some light for the morning drive to work. Maybe traffic will move a little faster and people won't be so quick to play bumper cars... assuming the morning sun isn't directly in everyone's eyes.  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2016, 11:59 SirKnight
 
I would love to just stick with the time we have during summer. I hate it getting dark so soon. It was already naturally getting dark sooner but now it's even worse. Bah.  
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