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Old 03-10-2014, 06:39 PM   #51
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If you don't want DST, move to Arizona. Just remember that you not only get the same time all year long, you also get the unholy trinity of Joe Arpaio, Jan Brewer, and John McCain!
But I LIKE pink underwear!
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:46 PM   #52
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If you don't want DST, move to Arizona. Just remember that you not only get the same time all year long, you also get the unholy trinity of Joe Arpaio, Jan Brewer, and John McCain!

And that ungodly heat in the summer! Oh, that's right. It's DRY heat.
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:25 PM   #53
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Sorry, I can't not bother.

"I have to understand the world, you see."
~ Richard Feynman

Although I don't even have a scintilla of his brain power, I still have to try. That's both my curse and my raison d'etre.
Same here. I have the "must know" gene I guess.
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:36 PM   #54
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Andy nailed it in post #3

in summer the days are longer - the sun comes up earlier, sets later.
but, "sooner daylight" is of no benefit when humans are still sleeping.

if you get up at 05:30 everyday of the year, you'll likely notice that it's still dark when you get up in the winter, but it's light when you get up at the "same time" in the summer.

daylight savings time simply "time shifts" the clock measured period of human activity to "earlier in the sunlight / solar day" so there is a longer period of more light "after working hours" - with plenty of fudging for "second shift war-time workers" still having light when they came to work, etc. etc.

as such: if one "assumes" the human is destined to "start work" one hour after the sun comes up:
in the winter the human would start work at roughly 0800.
in the summer the sun rises a lot earlier, now the human needs to start work 0700, because the set rises 'sooner'

so, if one "magically" makes 0700 = 0800 via daylight savings time,
nobody needs to change the sign on the door that says Open at:

otherwise put, one has extra daylight time for after work activities - working in the victory garden, butchering a rabbit, etc, that other wise would have to be done by "artificial light"

the day is roughly 9.5 hours long in winter, 15 hours long in summer (latitude dependent....)
do you want one, two, three hours of "light left" after work?

has little to do with farmers; they get up at dawn and work until the light go out, anyway.

in WW2, had a lot to do with "at home" electric consumption "after hours" - did not affect "factories" all that much because factories were running 24x7. the manufacturing floor had to be lit x hours/day regardless of whether it was first/second/graveyard shift working.
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But I physically feel lagged for a few days following every 'spring forward' time change. I know it's all mental...
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:19 AM   #56
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Andy nailed it in post #3
O.K.--- then why not have it all year round?
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:12 AM   #57
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O.K.--- then why not have it all year round?

With less daylight in the winter months, mornings would be dark much later. For one thing, children would be waiting at school bus stops in the dark.
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:07 PM   #58
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With less daylight in the winter months, mornings would be dark much later. For one thing, children would be waiting at school bus stops in the dark.
So, then, it's mostly for the children's sake? That makes sense.
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So, then, it's mostly for the children's sake? That makes sense.
That's part of it. It's a reason I hear regularly.
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That's part of it. It's a reason I hear regularly.
I'd like to hear more reasons. Yeah, I could read all the other posts------
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