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Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« on: March 08, 2019, 12:39:26 PM »

For those of us in the US, we have less than 48 hours left of standard time!

I'll kick it off and suggest that DST should start on the spring equinox (March 20th) and end on the fall equinox (September 23rd).
This would be very easy to remember, and it would also eliminate the latest sunrise of the year being in October.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 12:40:25 PM »

A previous DST thread a few days ago got locked immediately after being created, even though I suggested "lock on March 24th".

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=24586
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 12:42:35 PM »

Oops. Needless to say, I did not know that, since I've been Away since January.

My intentions are not trollish. I enjoyed this discussion last year, at least at the beginning, before it started to get old. We shall see what happens.  :paranoid:
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 12:51:24 PM »

Daylight Saving Time. Not “savings.”

I think the equinox is a bad idea because changing the clocks on a weekday is a recipe for chaos.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 12:53:47 PM by 1995hoo »
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 01:01:48 PM »

How about this...unless your feelings/opinions have changed over the past year, we all know how you feel about the time change, the sun's position in the sky at whatever-o'clock, and any and all opinions regarding anything related to anything dealing with everything related to such. 

Newbies - get your feelings known quickly so we can move on until around November 3, 2019!
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 01:12:11 PM by jeffandnicole »
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 01:05:29 PM »

How about this...unless your feelings/opinions have changed over the past year, we all know how you feel about the time change, the sun's position in the sky at whatever-o'clock, and any and all opinions regarding anything related to anything dealing with everything related to such. 

Newbies - get your feelings known quickly so we can move on until around November 10, 2019!

DST in the US ends on November 3 this year, FWIW. Under current law it can never end on November 10.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 01:06:35 PM »

Oops. Needless to say, I did not know that, since I've been Away since January.

My intentions are not trollish. I enjoyed this discussion last year, at least at the beginning, before it started to get old. We shall see what happens.  :paranoid:
I enjoyed it too, though I admit it did tend to go around and around a few times.  Since then, a few more states have joined the permanent DST bandwagon.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 01:11:55 PM »

How about this...unless your feelings/opinions have changed over the past year, we all know how you feel about the time change, the sun's position in the sky at whatever-o'clock, and any and all opinions regarding anything related to anything dealing with everything related to such. 

Newbies - get your feelings known quickly so we can move on until around November 10, 2019!

DST in the US ends on November 3 this year, FWIW. Under current law it can never end on November 10.

Every online source says I looked at the date of when it begins, not ends.   :awesomeface:

I'll edit my original comment!
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2019, 01:13:30 PM »

Begins: Second Sunday in March. (Earliest: March 8. Latest: March 14.)

Ends: First Sunday in November. (Earliest: Nov. 1. Latest: Nov. 7.)
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 01:38:50 PM »

My opinion may have changed now that we have a baby in the house, I'll let you know on Monday.

We had a baby in the house when DST ended in November, but it was really more of a minor speed bump; he woke up early for a few days, but got back to normal after that.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 01:48:08 PM »

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

Been there, posted in the thread, didn't even get a lousy tee shirt.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 02:57:49 PM »

I was going to post this if my thread on the subject hadn't gotten locked.

Thanks for resurrecting this so I can share this link here:

https://www.sciencealert.com/here-are-5-ways-life-would-be-better-if-we-made-daylight-saving-time-permanent?fbclid=IwAR235E2P-GnijQIrYpgttmgrTDiP5GdG_cxOpuN9F-4DhWI94DE8DmNPuuA
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 09:51:52 PM »

I think the equinox is a bad idea because changing the clocks on a weekday is a recipe for chaos.

It wouldn't have to be. I often have scheduled/planned events on both the Saturday and Sunday of DST weekend, as I do this weekend, and I get along just fine.

I do agree that weekends are more convenient; third weekend in March / first weekend in October could work. The above would only shift the spring change by one week while moving the fall change forward an entire month. I think this is roughly in line, as the fall change is definitely too late in the season.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time (2019)
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 10:09:19 PM »

You know what's even easier? Not changing the clocks at all!
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2019, 10:10:27 PM »

I think the equinox is a bad idea because changing the clocks on a weekday is a recipe for chaos.

It wouldn't have to be. I often have scheduled/planned events on both the Saturday and Sunday of DST weekend, as I do this weekend, and I get along just fine.

I do agree that weekends are more convenient; third weekend in March / first weekend in October could work. The above would only shift the spring change by one week while moving the fall change forward an entire month. I think this is roughly in line, as the fall change is definitely too late in the season.

I took you literally when you said the equinox and I assumed you meant regardless of which day of the week, rather than the weekend closest to the equinox.
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 10:32:43 PM »

You know what's even easier? Not changing the clocks at all!

Arkansas is talking about that
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Re: Daylight Savings Time (2019)
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 04:32:45 AM »

Everything that needed to be said about DST got said last year. Let's take a break from the DST discussion for a while, shall we?

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