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(Telegraph)   Britain to set clocks two hours ahead to 'double summertime'   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 109
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2011-02-19 09:10:21 PM  
You can move the clocks as much as you want, but you still can't escape the Time Cube.
 
2011-02-19 09:44:36 PM  
Okay, I say change daylights savings to five hours forward, because people with 9-5 jobs you've gotten so selfish and complacent with the daylight, you get it all the time. People that work at night, a third of this country, according to a survey I made up for this joke... we get robbed, it's not fair.

Half the year, five hours forward. It means the sun's rising at noon... Means I don't feel like such a piece of sh*t every morning when I'm waking up. I'm like 'Wow! The sun's now just coming up? I might mail a letter and get groceries today! Time for me to turn this life around... starting tomorrow! Because today, there's gonna be a Laguna Beach marathon on MTV, and I'm gonna be caught up on season 3, trying to figure why they're so f*cking ugly this year."

And! That jokes not even over! And, Sexually Transmitted Diseases will drop off completely. 5 hours forward? Think about it, that means the sun's setting at 2 in the morning. It means guys, you're at a bar, pumping drinks into some girl, you get to bring her out into the daylight... Yeah, you would be like 'Nuuuooooooo. Uh uh, seriously, I had a lovely time this evening, but I will see your ass back in standard time where you belong...'

And she's like 'Oh! They'll be back... they always come back for my coochie in the dark. RAAAAAAAAAH RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH' And you would be like 'Thank you Daniel, and your new daylight savings time! You kept me from having sex with a pterodactyl.'

And you don't want to sleep with a pterodactyl, not at your place, they have a 14 foot wingspan minimum. They're knocking everything off your shelf.

Then you have to go to target, you're on a budget, that place gets expensive. You go in their for two things, but then you see the frames. Who can pass up brushed silver? And I say we change all our socket covers, not just the bathroom...
 
2011-02-19 10:57:49 PM  
If you're watching old films where people are communicating between North America and the UK in WW2, you'd think that they were getting time zones wrong but during '39-45 war, the UK was on double daylight savings hours.

So, hardly the first time they'd be doing this.
 
2011-02-20 01:01:57 AM  
double plus good summertime.
 
2011-02-20 01:02:27 AM  
Hmmm so if the sun rises, at 5am but now 5 am is 7am, the sun rises at 7am. Yeah, I can't imagine this messing with people's heads at all.
 
2011-02-20 01:26:20 AM  
Is there some reason time zones still exist? The whole idea seems silly to me. DST (or double DST) is just silliness on top of silliness.
 
2011-02-20 01:26:42 AM  
They should take the time and cube it...
 
2011-02-20 01:27:03 AM  
So the British can change time and move the sun, but they can't solve their filthy scum chav problem.
 
2011-02-20 01:31:00 AM  
www.getrealdenver.com
You'll come crawling back when the sun goes down!!!
 
2011-02-20 01:31:16 AM  

profplump: Is there some reason time zones still exist? The whole idea seems silly to me. DST (or double DST) is just silliness on top of silliness.


Imagine if JFK airport says it's 12:23, Miami airport says it's 12:32, Boston airport says it's 12:26, Atlanta airport says it's 12:19, etc. etc.
 
2011-02-20 01:31:40 AM  
And Shostie beat me to it. Well played.
 
2011-02-20 01:32:09 AM  

profplump: Is there some reason time zones still exist? The whole idea seems silly to me. DST (or double DST) is just silliness on top of silliness.


Ummm.. What time zone fits all for you?
 
2011-02-20 01:32:44 AM  
www.tonypalmeri.com

Sometimes I wonder what I'm a'gonna do
Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
 
2011-02-20 01:34:50 AM  
Wait what? The sun already sets around 10pm there in the summer. That's not late enough?
 
2011-02-20 01:37:29 AM  

profplump: Is there some reason time zones still exist? The whole idea seems silly to me. DST (or double DST) is just silliness on top of silliness.


Because when it's noon where you are, the sun is setting in eastern Europe, and it's completely dark in Asia?

/farking spinning globes, how do they work?
 
2011-02-20 01:42:12 AM  

DemonEater: Wait what? The sun already sets around 10pm there in the summer. That's not late enough?


No. This is a 'tourism strategy' and I anything can't do right since because jet lag.
 
2011-02-20 01:43:33 AM  

DemonEater: /farking spinning globes

timecubes, how do they work?

borkt
 
2011-02-20 01:45:33 AM  
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
 
2011-02-20 01:46:47 AM  
I remember, ages back, when I saw a website that proposed everyone accept Universal Standard Time. So it was the same time in London, Cairo, Beijing, and Tokyo.

...I understand why that wouldn't work, but hell. We can't have every country in the world arbitrarily deciding this on their own.
 
2011-02-20 01:48:22 AM  
Paging the Department of Redundancy department!
 
2011-02-20 01:50:21 AM  
It's a little cruel to remind the Brits that their regular summertime is only two hours long.
 
2011-02-20 01:52:28 AM  

oldebayer: "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."


winnar!

DemonEater:
Wait what? The sun already sets around 10pm there in the summer. That's not late enough?

It's a secret plan to make England into Lapland 2: Reindeer Boogaloo.
 
2011-02-20 01:52:31 AM  
"Britain is set for longer and lighter summer evenings as ministers prepare to shift the nation's clocks forward by an extra hour in what would be an historic move."

The Queen's language my ass.
 
2011-02-20 01:56:01 AM  
IMO, daylight savings time was already one of the stupidest inventions ever. Double daylight savings time...
...well there's no words to describe the ridiculousness of that move
 
2011-02-20 01:56:23 AM  
So they set the clocks ahead and we "lose" an hour. Who gets it? How do they spend that hour?

Welcome to Obama's AmeriKKKa.
 
2011-02-20 01:59:09 AM  

profplump: Is there some reason time zones still exist? The whole idea seems silly to me. DST (or double DST) is just silliness on top of silliness.


Er, so that when someone needs to contact someone in Britain at a certain time, and they make an appointment to do so, we're not all just calling at random times here and there and hoping we all connect somehow?

There's a great argument for everyone to be on Zulu time, but in a global economy, it's not going to work if everyone just decides to have their own times and hope that everyone else figures it out.
 
2011-02-20 02:04:02 AM  
They say that the trains ran on time in Nazi Germany.

Must have saved them a fortune in fuel costs.
 
2011-02-20 02:06:25 AM  
CHANGING THE CLOCK DOESN'T MAKE THE EVENING ANY LONGER!!!

It makes you get up earlier, morons. You're still getting exactly the same amount of time in a day as you were before, only now you're one hour off your sleep cycle.

I hate this clock-changing idiocy. It makes no sense now that we have electric light bulbs and most of us aren't living by farmers' hours, anyway.
 
2011-02-20 02:07:43 AM  

dokool: I remember, ages back, when I saw a website that proposed everyone accept Universal Standard Time. So it was the same time in London, Cairo, Beijing, and Tokyo.

...I understand why that wouldn't work, but hell. We can't have every country in the world arbitrarily deciding this on their own.


At first blush it seems like a good idea because everyone would always know what time it is. But it's not.

Okay, it's 14.30 UST. You're in America and at work. Are the people in Beijing? Cairo? You'd still have to work out the GMT difference so you knew if were even light there. Unless you want to go around remembering what actual time of day it is at certain UST for cities all over the world.

And yeah, the horror of double DST in a city where it's already not dark until 9-10pm. Not that I'm a parent, but do you realise how hard it is to get your kids to go to bed the night before Christmas when it's still pretty light outside at 9pm?
 
2011-02-20 02:09:01 AM  
daylight saving has sped up the fading of my curtains
 
2011-02-20 02:10:38 AM  

davidphogan: Ummm.. What time zone fits all for you?


UTC. I'd even settle for GMT.

What part of "coordinated universal time" doesn't fit for you?
 
2011-02-20 02:11:51 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Er, so that when someone needs to contact someone in Britain at a certain time, and they make an appointment to do so, we're not all just calling at random times here and there and hoping we all connect somehow?


Without time zones if someone said "I'll call you at 1 PM" you'd look at your clock, figure out how many hours it is between now an 1 PM, and they'd call you at that time. You wouldn't have to worry about what time zone they or you were in. It would be quite a bit *less* work than the current system.
 
2011-02-20 02:12:23 AM  
What, the Brits think that they can control TIME now????

static.tvguide.com


Oh. Sorry, Doctor.


Carry on, then.
 
2011-02-20 02:12:38 AM  

DemonEater: Because when it's noon where you are, the sun is setting in eastern Europe, and it's completely dark in Asia?


What the hell has the position of the sun got to do with modern time? Particularly if you're going to subject yourself to DST or double DST?
 
2011-02-20 02:13:57 AM  

profplump: davidphogan: Ummm.. What time zone fits all for you?

UTC. I'd even settle for GMT.

What part of "coordinated universal time" doesn't fit for you?


I'll take UTC, GMT, or even Zulu time. Any one of these three, or an average of the three, would work well.
 
2011-02-20 02:14:40 AM  

WilderKWight: CHANGING THE CLOCK DOESN'T MAKE THE EVENING ANY LONGER!!!

It makes you get up earlier, morons. You're still getting exactly the same amount of time in a day as you were before, only now you're one hour off your sleep cycle.

I hate this clock-changing idiocy. It makes no sense now that we have electric light bulbs and most of us aren't living by farmers' hours, anyway.


Well considering most of us have jobs that don't change hours when the time changes, an extra hour or two of daylight in the evenings when we get off work makes daylight savings time more than worth it.

Then again, you'd have to crawl out of your moms basement to find out what DST is all about.
 
2011-02-20 02:15:33 AM  
thumbs.dreamstime.com


That extree hour of sunlight is burnin' up mah crops!
 
2011-02-20 02:15:34 AM  

Gyrfalcon: There's a great argument for everyone to be on Zulu time, but in a global economy, it's not going to work if everyone just decides to have their own times and hope that everyone else figures it out


Why wouldn't everyone just decide to be open at the times their customer expect them to be open? Just like they do now -- there's no law that says you must be open 9-5, it's just what businesses decide to do for the sake for coordination -- but with less trouble in scheduling meetings.

And if you've ever working someplace that actually intends to service, for example, the entire continental US they already have hours that run from 8 AM EST to 5 PM PST (or EDT and PDT as the season might be) for exactly that same reason -- not because it matches the local timezone, but because their customers and/or business partners expect them to be open at that time. Changing the number displayed on the clock would have 0 impact on that arrangement.
 
2011-02-20 02:16:24 AM  

skinink: So the British can change time and move the sun, but they can't solve their filthy scum chav problem.


Funny, we're discussing this British ability to change time over in the Geek tab.

Daylight savings time is stupid every which way.
 
2011-02-20 02:17:12 AM  

profplump: Gyrfalcon: Er, so that when someone needs to contact someone in Britain at a certain time, and they make an appointment to do so, we're not all just calling at random times here and there and hoping we all connect somehow?

Without time zones if someone said "I'll call you at 1 PM" you'd look at your clock, figure out how many hours it is between now an 1 PM, and they'd call you at that time. You wouldn't have to worry about what time zone they or you were in. It would be quite a bit *less* work than the current system.


This makes perfect sense. There's no such thing as a sunrise, really. If you live at X longitude, the sun rises at X time, if you live at X+1 longitude, the sun rises at X+1.
 
2011-02-20 02:17:12 AM  
Given that this is the UK won't it still be gray and foggy anyway? Does it get less gray when the sun is out so you have hazy gray?

/inquiring minds want to know.
 
2011-02-20 02:17:24 AM  

joness0154: WilderKWight: CHANGING THE CLOCK DOESN'T MAKE THE EVENING ANY LONGER!!!

It makes you get up earlier, morons. You're still getting exactly the same amount of time in a day as you were before, only now you're one hour off your sleep cycle.

I hate this clock-changing idiocy. It makes no sense now that we have electric light bulbs and most of us aren't living by farmers' hours, anyway.

Well considering most of us have jobs that don't change hours when the time changes, an extra hour or two of daylight in the evenings when we get off work makes daylight savings time more than worth it.

Then again, you'd have to crawl out of your moms basement to find out what DST is all about.



Winters must suck for you.
 
2011-02-20 02:18:30 AM  

12349876: Imagine if JFK airport says it's 12:23, Miami airport says it's 12:32, Boston airport says it's 12:26, Atlanta airport says it's 12:19, etc. etc.


If there something wrong with UTC? I'm not suggesting everyone use the local solar noon as the basis of time keeping, or even that people don't get up with the sun, just that we don't pretend the position of the sun is relevant to the number displayed on your clock. Anytime you throw DST or double DST into the mix you've already thrown solar timekeeping out the window, and people seem to accept that without much trouble. Why don't we just all move to UTC and forget about DST/etc.?
 
2011-02-20 02:28:58 AM  

profplump: 12349876: Imagine if JFK airport says it's 12:23, Miami airport says it's 12:32, Boston airport says it's 12:26, Atlanta airport says it's 12:19, etc. etc.

If there something wrong with UTC? I'm not suggesting everyone use the local solar noon as the basis of time keeping, or even that people don't get up with the sun, just that we don't pretend the position of the sun is relevant to the number displayed on your clock. Anytime you throw DST or double DST into the mix you've already thrown solar timekeeping out the window, and people seem to accept that without much trouble. Why don't we just all move to UTC and forget about DST/etc.?


I'm sure we'll get right on that after everyone starts using the metric system.
 
2011-02-20 02:31:42 AM  

profplump: 12349876: Imagine if JFK airport says it's 12:23, Miami airport says it's 12:32, Boston airport says it's 12:26, Atlanta airport says it's 12:19, etc. etc.

If there something wrong with UTC? I'm not suggesting everyone use the local solar noon as the basis of time keeping, or even that people don't get up with the sun, just that we don't pretend the position of the sun is relevant to the number displayed on your clock. Anytime you throw DST or double DST into the mix you've already thrown solar timekeeping out the window, and people seem to accept that without much trouble. Why don't we just all move to UTC and forget about DST/etc.?


AFAIK, airports already use UTC.
 
2011-02-20 02:33:05 AM  

American Decency Association: daylight saving has sped up the fading of my curtains


It sped up the fading of your cock.
 
2011-02-20 02:35:00 AM  

FerroMancer: What, the Brits think that they can control TIME now????

Oh. Sorry, Doctor.


Carry on, then.


your username, i like it.
 
2011-02-20 02:35:56 AM  
Double summertime, or double SECRET summertime?

/Wormer
 
2011-02-20 02:37:31 AM  

TIKIMAN87: American Decency Association: daylight saving has sped up the fading of my curtains

It sped up the fading of your cock.



Why?

When does the cock crow during DST?
 
2011-02-20 02:44:43 AM  

Penman: "Britain is set for longer and lighter summer evenings as ministers prepare to shift the nation's clocks forward by an extra hour in what would be an historic move."

The Queen's language my ass.


Farking aspirated Hs, how do they work?

/"and we call them herbs because there's a f*cking H there"
 
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