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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 36
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2013-02-12 02:02:15 PM
9 votes:
In this day and age it really makes absolutely no sense to move between the two.  We should just stay on day light savings time and be done with it.
2013-02-12 02:06:17 PM
5 votes:
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.
2013-02-12 02:05:55 PM
5 votes:
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.
2013-02-12 02:05:16 PM
5 votes:
Bucking for a STUPID tag.

The sun shines the same amount of time no matter what the clock says.
2013-02-12 02:06:26 PM
4 votes:
Whatever his reasoning, his desired result is laudable.  Daylight Savings is effing stupid

/Still bitter about Indiana finally giving in and joining DST
//I *live* never having to reset my clocks, alarm or internal
///Stupid Mitch
2013-02-12 02:05:05 PM
3 votes:
Daylight Savings is as useless and outdated a concept as the metric system.
2013-02-12 02:27:57 PM
2 votes:
www.megook.com
2013-02-12 02:09:51 PM
2 votes:
Oh look, a thread full of people who don't understand why daylight savings time exists.
2013-02-13 07:43:55 AM
1 votes:
The Orlando Democrat said he sponsored the bill because he gets frustrated that it gets dark earlier during the winter.

Welcome to living on planet Earth. That's how the farking planet works. Less sun during the winter for people who live in the northern hemisphere.

Of course it would be a Democrat who thinks he deserves a more equal share of the planet's sunshine.
2013-02-13 05:35:12 AM
1 votes:
Daylight Saving time is the dumbest thing ever. You're just pretending it's an hour later than it actually is. I don't care which you go with, Standard time or Daylight, just pick one and be done with it. And why do they bother to call it Standard time anymore? It's less than half the year, there's really nothing standard about it anymore!

/end Andy Rooney style rant
2013-02-13 12:43:37 AM
1 votes:
Try getting up earlier you retard.  This guy puts the duh in Floriduh.
2013-02-12 05:29:31 PM
1 votes:

show me: SewerSquirrels: It's pretty simple really; at noon the sun should be at it's highest point in the sky (unless you are standing at the poles).
If we don't do it that way, we might as well use UTC globally.

So you are for the elimination of time zones? 'Cause for a given day, at most one line of longitude will experience this situation per time zone.


I thought about saying "closest to the highest point in the sky per time zone", but I thought that sounded a little pedantic. DST throws it off 15 degrees which is stupid. No wonder we don't have show downs anymore; "high noon" doesn't exist for over 6 months of the year.

I'm down with UTC, yeah you know me.
2013-02-12 04:55:30 PM
1 votes:

Rich Cream: It's not like this hasn't been tried before (late 70s). The biggest problem is that kids going to school need flashlights at like 8:30am and it's a dark morning rush hour. It's just dangerous.


dark in florida is not like dark in NJ & it's so much closer to the equator that the time change is rediculous
2013-02-12 04:15:21 PM
1 votes:

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


I'd like to see an estimate of economic impact.

Didn't Apple recently fark up DST on one of their iPhones?

Even if I got that wrong IT managers will ask their staff if they're prepared for the time change. And bear in mind that it's not just testing to make sure the OS time will change. You've got payroll systems that need to calculate pay and overtime properly.

We should just abolish it completely.

Just adjust to where you live. If you live closer to a pole, the sun will come up later and go down sooner in the winter.
2013-02-12 03:56:32 PM
1 votes:
It's pretty simple really; at noon the sun should be at it's highest point in the sky (unless you are standing at the poles).
If we don't do it that way, we might as well use UTC globally.
2013-02-12 03:16:18 PM
1 votes:

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 03:07:23 PM
1 votes:

abfalter: If the sun rises at 2:30am

  0230. Get rid of "AM" and "PM" too.
2013-02-12 02:54:58 PM
1 votes:

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 02:52:19 PM
1 votes:
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 02:51:36 PM
1 votes:
That's why I measure time in seconds since January 1, 1970
2013-02-12 02:51:31 PM
1 votes:
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 02:42:06 PM
1 votes:
I see a lot of people posting that seem to think we are currently on Daylight Saving Time. We're not.
2013-02-12 02:28:29 PM
1 votes:

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 02:27:55 PM
1 votes:

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


That could be tough to orchestrate.
2013-02-12 02:22:39 PM
1 votes:
Here are your choices, folks:

No daylight saving(s) time: Sun comes up at a god-awful early hour in the summer, goes down before your are ready.

Permanent daylight saving(s) time: Winter sun comes up late, so you get to drive to work in the dark while your children stand around at a dark cold bus stop.

It makes sense if you put some thought into it.

Or you can just whine about the time changes.
2013-02-12 02:20:44 PM
1 votes:
The parents whining about their kids having to be out at 8am for school and it still being dark cracked me up. Millions of canadian kids do it every day in the winter...
2013-02-12 02:19:15 PM
1 votes:

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


Everyone knows that's not a real thing.  But if it were, we could just add another hour of darkness to balance it out.  25 hours in a day would be better anyway - then I wouldn't be stuck with partial bottles of 5-Hour Energy.
2013-02-12 02:14:27 PM
1 votes:
But won't the extra hour of sunlight contribute to global warming?
2013-02-12 02:13:42 PM
1 votes:
Early riser...  Give me standard time, all the time.
2013-02-12 02:13:38 PM
1 votes:
Farmers can farm their fields around the setting of the sun and the rising.. Hey wait they do that already. Its just the rest of us that actually run by the clock.

GET RID OF IT ALREADY!
2013-02-12 02:12:36 PM
1 votes:
Pick one or the other and stay with that time.  I farking hate time changes, the older I get the harder it is to deal with them.
2013-02-12 02:12:06 PM
1 votes:

doubled99: Daylight Savings is as useless and outdated a concept as the metric system.


We should all switch to Metric time.
2013-02-12 02:09:23 PM
1 votes:
Whatever the machinations of his mind, his end is commendable. fark daylight savings time.
2013-02-12 02:08:45 PM
1 votes:

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.


If you're gonna do that, screw a.m./p.m.  Just go with a 24 hour clock.
2013-02-12 02:05:43 PM
1 votes:
It's the way it should be all the time.  It's inane we're still using this ridiculous time change system. It's much nicer (and more useful) when it stays daylight later.
2013-02-12 01:38:47 PM
1 votes:
So when sunshine go away today he don't feel much like dancing?
 
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