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(CBC)   U.S. to extend Daylight Saving Time by two months. Canada reluctant to follow, thinks extra hours of sunlight will damage crops   (cbc.ca ) divider line
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2005-07-20 08:23:42 AM  
Beautimous headline
 
2005-07-20 08:33:10 AM  
Silly submitter, EVERYONE knows nothing grows in Canada between November and March.
 
2005-07-20 08:47:09 AM  
Dammit, Congress, stop farking with the clock.
 
2005-07-20 08:49:25 AM  
hey, a lot of work goes into harvesting the snow crop
 
2005-07-20 08:50:43 AM  
Canadians can tell time?

\has more respect for Canada.
\\thinks the flap heads are silly looking.
\\\blames them for everything
 
2005-07-20 08:54:01 AM  
This is as silly as my mom putting her clock fifteen minutes ahead "so she won't be late." After a while, you get used to it.

I suppose it *may* be easier than telling businesses "Start your work day one hour earlier in the summer," but it's still a pain.
 
2005-07-20 09:01:00 AM  
How much is a Canadian hour anyway?

/49 minutes American?
 
2005-07-20 09:04:42 AM  
How much is a Canadian hour anyway?

/49 minutes American?


Naw...we are on metric time.
 
2005-07-20 09:05:39 AM  
Damn. It'll fade the curtains too......
 
2005-07-20 09:07:27 AM  
What a load of crap. Does trade between Illinois and New York get impacted by different time zones?
 
2005-07-20 09:18:04 AM  
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But...you.....umm.. 24 hours... extend..

aw screw it

/walks away
//muttering
 
2005-07-20 09:33:05 AM  
WOOHOO!!!! First Greenlight!!!

/yay me
 
2005-07-20 09:33:11 AM  
Why not have daylight savings all year long? In fact, just put it ahead two hours. Or three. Hell, let's have sunlight start around midnight.
 
2005-07-20 09:34:05 AM  
I_kicked_Chester

Canadians can tell time?

\has more respect for Canada.
\\thinks the flap heads are silly looking.
\\\blames them for everything



Are those Canadian slashes? or do you just do everything backwards?
 
2005-07-20 09:34:22 AM  
glad to see that one of our big ideas for saving energy is to start the day an hour earlier. That ought to just about solve the problem.
 
2005-07-20 09:35:46 AM  
Great headline!
 
2005-07-20 09:35:59 AM  
THX 1138

Grats on the greenlight.

I can see the logic behind both arguments. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Hell, I'd like daylight saving time to be gone altogether. I hate trying to get used to a sleeping pattern. My sleeping is erratic enough.
 
2005-07-20 09:36:11 AM  
Currently in Canada and the U.S., daylight time runs from April through October. The exception in Canada is Saskatchewan, which keeps its clocks the same throughout the year.

The reason that Saskatchewan doesn't do daylight savings time of course is that the residence use the time they save resetting clocks through the year to teach their kids to spell 'Saskatchewan'.

But really, does anyone know what time it is? Does anyone really care?

--h
 
2005-07-20 09:36:30 AM  
"Canadian critics of the adjustment argue children will be walking to school in darkness while drivers may face increased morning black ice, which hasn't melted in the sun."

It may be a good idea down in the states, but up here this is my #1 reason as well. When I first started reading the article I was for it.. I thought why wouldn't we if it saves valuable tax dollars, but its not worth the black ice in november.. especially for someone like me who drives down highways to get to work every day. No thanks... black ice up here sucks ass.
 
2005-07-20 09:37:36 AM  
Just as long as they leave my 13th month, SMARCH alone!!!!
 
2005-07-20 09:37:41 AM  
No way! I refuse to endure any more Daylight Savings time, I farking hate it as it is. I won't do it.
 
2005-07-20 09:38:02 AM  
hdhale:

But really, does anyone know what time it is? Does anyone really care?

you mean, about time?
 
2005-07-20 09:38:09 AM  
Stop dicking around with the time of day. I'm sick of it being daylight at 8:30pm. Don't you congress geniuses have anything important to do?
 
2005-07-20 09:38:37 AM  
oh, there you go with the "our black ice is way superior to your clear ice" arguement.
 
2005-07-20 09:39:05 AM  
hdhale

Most excellent Chicago reference.

As for this thing about time? I dunno, got the time tick tick tickin in my head.
 
2005-07-20 09:39:06 AM  
StarshipPooper
Just as long as they leave my 13th month, SMARCH alone!!!!

Brrr, lousy Smarch weather!
 
2005-07-20 09:39:18 AM  
How does moving the clock forward or backward save energy? I'm among the stupidest guys I know, and I can't really think of how I'd use significantly more energy if we kept the clock on standard time throughout the year than if we changed the time twice a year.

Someone please enlighten me.
 
2005-07-20 09:40:10 AM  
Has anyone taken into consideration all the software out there that was coded to adjust clocks to daylight savings?

Personally, I think they should just get rid of it.
 
2005-07-20 09:40:25 AM  
OUTSTANDING headline submitter
 
2005-07-20 09:40:34 AM  
farking fark! I hate dayright saving time!
 
2005-07-20 09:40:35 AM  
"It's like, you cut the end off a blanket in the spring and sew it on the other end to make it longer. Then in the fall you take the end off again and sew it back where it started to make it shorter again. Very schmart."

Lenny Bruce, quoting his grandma. I think.
 
2005-07-20 09:40:58 AM  
I still don't know why we don't just pick one and go with it, or split the difference and just move the "hour" to the 30 minute mark in between standard and daylight time and be done with it for good.
 
2005-07-20 09:41:03 AM  
Asinine. Bush will certainly approve too. Why does congress waste their time on BS like this? And why wouldn't they partner up with Canada first?
 
2005-07-20 09:41:10 AM  
This is a waste of time. What they should do is make an hour 55 minutes long - that will add 2 extra hours to every day that some of us could really use in the morning for sleep....
 
2005-07-20 09:41:12 AM  
Dammit Janet, now I'm going to have that song in my head aaaalll day.


/ doo be doo... does anybody really know what time it is.... woo oooo oooo... does anyone really care.... a-bouuut time....
 
2005-07-20 09:41:17 AM  
Canada reluctant to follow, afraid of missing opportunity to develop identity different from USA.
 
2005-07-20 09:41:24 AM  
Just dont fark with the holidays, like Decmberween.
 
2005-07-20 09:41:32 AM  
"Do you know how many time zones there are in the Soviet Union?"

"Eleven."

"That's ridiculous."

/obscure?
 
2005-07-20 09:41:33 AM  
Wait, Canada has sunlight?
I thought it was like a barren tundra.

/people live there too, wow, you dont say.
 
2005-07-20 09:42:05 AM  
March I can kindof see. But the last week of November? Thats like 3 weeks from the solstice. It will be dark until after 9 o'clock in the morning, and still dark in the evenings.

/Me thinks this idea might work in Florida, but is absurd for Canada
//Thinks NY, Alaska, Washington, Miinesota, etc. will also think this is dumb.
 
rpm
2005-07-20 09:42:09 AM  
freaking morons. How much is this going to cost? How much equipment automatically adjusts the clock and now it'll have to be done manually, if it's possible?
 
2005-07-20 09:42:30 AM  
This will be fun for the computer people trying to write and get out code that wouldnt autoupdate every clock in America in the next 3 months.

I hope it happens for the Mini-Boom it will cause the computer industry.
 
2005-07-20 09:42:55 AM  
I work at a stock brokerage where I have to be here if either American or Canadian markets are open. For that month in the fall, I'll have to stay at work an hour late, and in the spring I'll have to come in an hour early.

DST is teh sux.
 
2005-07-20 09:43:09 AM  
For those who believe the 'so farmers can live a normal life' myth, daylight savings actually exists to conserve power. By making it so more people are awake during daylight hours, they don't need to turn on their lights as long, and thus save more power.

I live on a farm. I get up when I have to. It doesn't matter to me what time the clock says.
 
2005-07-20 09:43:18 AM  
Has anyone consulted Gene Ray about this?
 
2005-07-20 09:44:07 AM  
WTF??!

Let 12:00 be when the sun is at zenith and be done with it.

Let's go to 24 hour time while we are at it and loose the am/pm stuff left over from lazy clock makers.

If you want to change what time conformists go to work, just change government work hours. Leave the damn clock alone!
 
2005-07-20 09:45:04 AM  
This is bad. All those electronic devices (computers, VCR's, watches, etc) that automatically change the clock according to the current DST are screwed. Sure, you could patch the OS on the computers, but that's a massive effort that probably outweighs the gains of changing the schedule in the first place.

All your watches and clocks are now obsolete.
 
2005-07-20 09:45:08 AM  
Dammit!!! I paid good money for "smart" alarm clocks that automatically set themselves forward/back on the right days. Oh well, I guess those will be screwed.

John
 
2005-07-20 09:45:20 AM  
Discordian36

Why, I do believe that's Negativland.
 
2005-07-20 09:45:31 AM  
How does moving the clock forward or backward save energy? I'm among the stupidest guys I know, and I can't really think of how I'd use significantly more energy if we kept the clock on standard time throughout the year than if we changed the time twice a year.

I think the theory is to try and get as many people as possible sleeping when it's dark out. During the early spring their goal is to not waste any daylight in the morning while people sleep. Getting everyone up earlier means we go to bed earlier - thus less people awake and thus, less lights on - therefore less power used.
 
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