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(CF News 13)   Florida lawmaker files "Sunshine Protection Act" to stay on daylight saving time forever because he gets sad when it gets dark early and he has to go back inside   (cfnews13.com ) divider line
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2013-02-12 02:27:57 PM  
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2013-02-12 02:28:29 PM  

olddinosaur: Bucking for a STUPID tag.

The sun shines the same amount of time no matter what the clock says.





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2013-02-12 02:29:19 PM  
Why can't we just eliminate Mondays? Turn the clock forward 24 hours each week. Simple!
 
2013-02-12 02:33:41 PM  

doubled99: Why can't we just eliminate Mondays? Turn the clock forward 24 hours each week. Simple!


I've been posting for years about Weekend Saving Time. At one point during the year, turn the calendar from Sunday night to Friday night; six months later, turn the calendar from Wednesday night to Friday night.
 
2013-02-12 02:35:18 PM  
Weird because he also filed SB 382 to exempt the state from Daylight Savings Time.  That bill was withdrawn.  Guess he got it backwards...
 
2013-02-12 02:36:18 PM  
Get up earlier then, idiot.
 
2013-02-12 02:36:59 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: olddinosaur: Bucking for a STUPID tag.

The sun shines the same amount of time no matter what the clock says.


THIS
THIS
THIS


Um yes, most people understand this concept (not everyone, but the people who don't get it aren't really worth talking about).

In Seattle the days get pretty short so for a while I leave work in total darkness most days. It's depressing. I would much prefer if the sun set an hour "later" so I could see a teensy bit of light when leave work.
 
2013-02-12 02:42:06 PM  
I see a lot of people posting that seem to think we are currently on Daylight Saving Time. We're not.
 
2013-02-12 02:43:01 PM  
I live in AZ, not changing times is great, being on standard time stinks on ice.  I would much rather it stay lighter later in the day.  Working on the yard or cars gets regulated to the weekends because it gets dark too early.  I would gladly drive to work in the dark if it meant more daylight time after work.

Advise to the rest of the country

Quit changing times.  Pick DST not standard time
 
2013-02-12 02:45:11 PM  

cherry3m: Weird because he also filed SB 382 to exempt the state from Daylight Savings Time.  That bill was withdrawn.  Guess he got it backwards...


No, it probably is because people hate the idea of staying on ST and prefer DST because of the extra sunlight in the evenings in the summer.

What he should do is confuse everyone and just propose that Florida stay on GMT -X
 
2013-02-12 02:46:12 PM  
the guy who wants to golf at 6pm never has gotten up early
to get an hour at the end of the day you lose one at the beginning
so just change the time 1/2 hour and make everyone happy
 
2013-02-12 02:47:16 PM  
Surprised everything is staying with the argument that they want to stay on DST. In reality what hes asking for is to move FL to a different time Zone. (UTC -4:00). If you're not changing times at all, then you're not participating in DST.
 
2013-02-12 02:47:31 PM  

olddinosaur: Bucking for a STUPID tag.

The sun shines the same amount of time no matter what the clock says.


Yeah, but the time frame the sun shines changes thanks to DST, and companies don't change their operating hours to accommodate it.
 
2013-02-12 02:48:22 PM  
 
2013-02-12 02:50:13 PM  
I think one hour of DST isn't enough. At least two are needed. Heck, to make it stay light really late, make it 24 hours. And then make it permanent.
 
2013-02-12 02:50:45 PM  
All the sheeple, needing uncle Sam to tell them when to shiat and eat.
 
2013-02-12 02:51:31 PM  
DST is stupid, we should just have "time" like they do in other places. You want to see the sun in the morning? Wake up earlier or later, as the year progresses.
 
2013-02-12 02:51:36 PM  
That's why I measure time in seconds since January 1, 1970
 
2013-02-12 02:52:19 PM  
DST is less for you southern states, and more for us northern states.

Keeping on standard time in Seattle/New York? Enjoy 4am sunrises in June.

Keeping on DST in the winter in Seattle/New York? Look forward to 9am sunrises.
 
2013-02-12 02:54:49 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: That's why I measure time in seconds since January 1, 1970


I hope your processor has more than 32 bits.

/Or you're very old
//Like I am
 
2013-02-12 02:54:58 PM  

MrSteve007: DST is less for you southern states, and more for us northern states.

Keeping on standard time in Seattle/New York? Enjoy 4am sunrises in June.

Keeping on DST in the winter in Seattle/New York? Look forward to 9am sunrises.


So an hour either way won't really help much.
 
2013-02-12 02:55:03 PM  

ph0rk: DST is stupid, we should just have "time" like they do in other places. You want to see the sun in the morning? Wake up earlier or later, as the year progresses.


No...DST is the right way to go in the real world, where people need to get shiat done after work/school, walk the dog, get some exercise, etc. It isn't matter of getting up earlier to see the sun. It's not having to go to work in the dark and get home in the dark.
 
2013-02-12 02:56:16 PM  

ph0rk: DST is stupid, we should just have "time" like they do in other places. You want to see the sun in the morning? Wake up earlier or later, as the year progresses.


You do know that almost all of Europe uses it to, right?
 
2013-02-12 02:56:41 PM  

LesterB: HaywoodJablonski: That's why I measure time in seconds since January 1, 1970

I hope your processor has more than 32 bits.

/Or you're very old
//Like I am


How old is very old?
 
2013-02-12 02:56:53 PM  
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2013-02-12 02:57:42 PM  
When I lived in Germany I was at 50 degrees north latitude, 70 miles farther north than the northern border of the continental US.

It would get dark around 10 PM, twilight gloom would linger till near midnight, then around 2 AM it would start to show pre--dawn glimmer.

Of course in winter it sucked: 7 hours of sunlight, 17 degrees of sun in the sky at noon, and cloudy days 9 out of 10.
 
2013-02-12 02:58:28 PM  

kericr: olddinosaur: Bucking for a STUPID tag.

The sun shines the same amount of time no matter what the clock says.

Yeah, but the time frame the sun shines changes thanks to DST, and companies don't change their operating hours to accommodate it.


I saw a poll done about a decade ago that said 70% of people would prefer to stay on DST, 18% liked the change, 7% wanted to stay on standard time and 5% didn't care.  70% is better than a super majority, change the whole country to DST and leave it there.
 
2013-02-12 03:01:05 PM  
Personally, I think I am going to start voting strictly on a politician's DST policy. If you are for setting DST as the time year round, you get my vote. Once we get that resolved, I will go back to other issues. Seriously, how many people work a regular schedule anymore. My hours are 7-3:30. When I don't work at home, I have a long commute. In the winter, if I have to go to the office, I won't see my house in the daylight. It's exhausting and depressing.
 
2013-02-12 03:02:51 PM  

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: But won't the extra hour of sunlight contribute to global warming?


^^^This^^^
 
2013-02-12 03:03:56 PM  

Stone Meadow: ph0rk: DST is stupid, we should just have "time" like they do in other places. You want to see the sun in the morning? Wake up earlier or later, as the year progresses.

No...DST is the right way to go in the real world, where people need to get shiat done after work/school, walk the dog, get some exercise, etc. It isn't matter of getting up earlier to see the sun. It's not having to go to work in the dark and get home in the dark.


Then it should be progressively more of a time-swing the farther one gets from the equator.

We're getting farther and farther form the 9-5 day, though, so some people are going to be farked either way, particularly 2nd and 3rd shifts. Why should they have to deal with time farking itself in the ass twice a year so the privileged first shifters can get more sun?

/No dog in the race, I work at best four hours a day.
 
2013-02-12 03:06:30 PM  
This whole unpleasantness could be solved simply by building a glass clock.

/why yes, I am reading Thief Of Time currently.  why do you ask?
 
2013-02-12 03:07:23 PM  

abfalter: If the sun rises at 2:30am

  0230. Get rid of "AM" and "PM" too.
 
2013-02-12 03:13:56 PM  

Gig103: abfalter: If the sun rises at 2:30am  0230. Get rid of "AM" and "PM" too.


I've been married for 25 years and my wife still accuses me of using military time just to annoy and confuse her.
 
2013-02-12 03:16:18 PM  

havocmike: while his rationale is stupid, his goal is noble.

seriously, we haven't been an agrarian society for over 100 years. enough of this clock changing horseshiat.


DST has nothing to do with farmers. Cows can't read clocks.

It's all really just an elaborate excuse to tell employers who are rigidly fixated on an 8-5 work schedule that they need to switch to 7-4.
 
2013-02-12 03:20:26 PM  
It's about time.
 
2013-02-12 03:26:03 PM  

Wellon Dowd: You were in Germany in 1916?


Any idea how old I am?
I'm so farking old, I'm looking at a milk man receipt in my pocket here from 1936.
Really.


/I need to cleanout my pockets.
 
2013-02-12 03:28:31 PM  
The smartest thing to ever come out of Florida. Give it fifty years and we'll be revoking the Florida tag too.
 
2013-02-12 03:29:09 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I enjoy the change and would prefer that we adjust our clocks by 30 minuets quarterly.



10 minutes monthly would be better.
 
2013-02-12 03:31:35 PM  
all the northeners biatching about how rmoving dst makes it dark "in the morning" during winter.  I live in soutrh florida, according to one of the first results for boca raton florida sunrise on google .  Dawn was 6:34am, sunrise 6:58am. sunset will be 6:11pm, & sunset 6:35 for a grand total of 11 hours & 13 minutes of daylight.  3 months from now it will be dawn at 6:10am, sunrise at at 6:35AM.  Dusk at 8:24 PM sunset at 7:9PM for a grand total of 13 hours & 24 minutes.
Because of how close we are to the equator in florida (especially south), "dark" here is nothing like dark way up north where some of my family lives.  I for one hope this passes, flipping the clock around is farking stupid in this day and age
 
2013-02-12 03:31:45 PM  

abfalter: I hate the idea of DST.

In fact, if I were World Emperor I'd just tell everyone to switch to using GMT regardless of their locale.  If the sun rises at 2:30am in your locale then you get up and go to work at 3:30am (or whatever).  But 2:30am would be 2:30am no matter where you were.


Bah... get with the times you commie.  Swatch .beats is where it's at
 
2013-02-12 03:37:37 PM  

Amos Quito: It's about time.


It's about space.
 
2013-02-12 03:39:20 PM  

Stone Meadow: I wish California would stay on DST year 'round. The change-over farks me up for a week each time.


Wow...it sounds like you've had a real hard life!
 
2013-02-12 03:40:11 PM  
If you can't figure out +/- 1 hour in a 4 month span...do us all a favor and kill yourself.
 
2013-02-12 03:40:33 PM  
If we eliminate daylight saving time how will I know when to change the batteries in my smoke detector??

/Won't somebody please think of the charred dinner?
 
2013-02-12 03:41:28 PM  
looking at bangor maine 3 months from now dawn will be at 4:35am, (as opposed to 6:10AM today), sunrise5:09AM.  Dusk 8:30pm, sunset 7:55pm, the length of daylight there today is 11:20, 3 months from now it will be15:45, 6 months from now 15:13.
Florida doesn't farking need clock farking like they do up north because the day is pretty much the same all year long resulting in the fact that shiat other than drive thru's, some breakfast places, & 24 hour places dont  normally open at 6am & other ridiculous hours. oh boohoo people that start work at 5am will be driving in the "dark"
 
2013-02-12 03:43:41 PM  

ph0rk: Stone Meadow: ph0rk: DST is stupid, we should just have "time" like they do in other places. You want to see the sun in the morning? Wake up earlier or later, as the year progresses.

No...DST is the right way to go in the real world, where people need to get shiat done after work/school, walk the dog, get some exercise, etc. It isn't matter of getting up earlier to see the sun. It's not having to go to work in the dark and get home in the dark.

Then it should be progressively more of a time-swing the farther one gets from the equator.


Yes, and some countries (IIRC Portugal and Spain...possibly others) do that. Nonetheless, that may not work for everyone. Some years ago work took me to Anchorage for two weeks right before Christmas. It didn't start to get light until after 10am, and was dark by 2pm. Everyone massaged their work/school hours to have time off during those few hours to get outside to let the sun burn some rays into their brains. All of that aside, one or two hours at most would work for the vast majority of Americans.

We're getting farther and farther form the 9-5 day, though, so some people are going to be farked either way, particularly 2nd and 3rd shifts. Why should they have to deal with time farking itself in the ass twice a year so the privileged first shifters can get more sun?

It's easier for 2nd and 3rd shift workers as they aren't working during normal daylight hours...duh! Go outside brfore or after work to get some light. It's only normal 1st shift workers and school children that need DST.
 
2013-02-12 03:44:47 PM  

Jument: MaudlinMutantMollusk: olddinosaur: Bucking for a STUPID tag.

The sun shines the same amount of time no matter what the clock says.


THIS
THIS
THIS

Um yes, most people understand this concept (not everyone, but the people who don't get it aren't really worth talking about).

In Seattle the days get pretty short so for a while I leave work in total darkness most days. It's depressing. I would much prefer if the sun set an hour "later" so I could see a teensy bit of light when leave work.


Yes, this time of year it's like, "Have plans that require daylight but you work a full-time 8-5 job, well you're shiat out of luck until the weekend." Hooray for inefficiency.
 
2013-02-12 03:45:55 PM  
if you look at those florida sunrise/set numbers, coincidentally they pretty much only shift more than ~30 min because of the farking timechange if you work hours that don't involve being out the door at 4am, it's pretty much always going to be not-dark on your way in, & vice versa on your way home
 
2013-02-12 03:46:00 PM  

Circusdog320: Stone Meadow: I wish California would stay on DST year 'round. The change-over farks me up for a week each time.

Wow...it sounds like you've had a real hard life!


Not really, but at 60 it's starting to really affect me. It also got worse when the government shifted the dates a few years ago.
 
2013-02-12 03:48:29 PM  

Frehar: Amos Quito: It's about time.

It's about space.


And a three hour tour.
 
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