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(Chmura Economics & Analytics)   Switching to Daylight Saving Time costs the American economy $434 million due to lost sleep, according to the rocket surgeons at the Institute For Pulling Statistics Out Of Our Asses   (sleepbetter.org) divider line 162
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2013-03-11 04:46:01 PM

Gifted Many Few: dittybopper: If it takes each household on average 5 minutes to change all of their clocks, that's 575 million minutes.

People need to be upgrading. All my devices update automatically. I figure the up to date people like me offset the slackers that use obsolete technology.


The clock on the stove in the kitchen too?
 
2013-03-11 04:48:41 PM

spyderqueen: The only clock in my apartment that doesn't automatically update is my microwave and it never displays the right time anyway.


The fact that our crappy power company and its monthly outtages make my clocks inaccurate year long... I've pretty much given up too.
 
2013-03-11 04:53:18 PM

BunkoSquad: lousyskater: Arizona has handled it pretty well.

There's a sentence you don't see every day.


Arizona is like a stopped clock - right twice a day!
 
2013-03-11 04:57:18 PM

Mikey1969: Yeah, this time change happens in the middle of the night during the weekend. If you can't adjust for an hour by the beginning of the day on Monday, getting rid of DST is the LEAST of your worries.

Really, this is nothing more than a  crutch for lazy people.


Thankfully we ALL work M-F, 9-5 right? Somehow I always end up working fall back, that 13.5 hour overnight shift is the worst. Even working "only" 11 hours the other night sucked, because I had one less hour to get my work done in.

DST is archaic bullshiat.
 
2013-03-11 05:06:40 PM

Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Yeah, this time change happens in the middle of the night during the weekend. If you can't adjust for an hour by the beginning of the day on Monday, getting rid of DST is the LEAST of your worries.

Really, this is nothing more than a  crutch for lazy people.

Thankfully we ALL work M-F, 9-5 right? Somehow I always end up working fall back, that 13.5 hour overnight shift is the worst. Even working "only" 11 hours the other night sucked, because I had one less hour to get my work done in.

DST is archaic bullshiat.


Not enough people to "cost the country $434 million", sorry buddy.
 
2013-03-11 05:27:04 PM

Mikey1969: Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Yeah, this time change happens in the middle of the night during the weekend. If you can't adjust for an hour by the beginning of the day on Monday, getting rid of DST is the LEAST of your worries.

Really, this is nothing more than a  crutch for lazy people.

Thankfully we ALL work M-F, 9-5 right? Somehow I always end up working fall back, that 13.5 hour overnight shift is the worst. Even working "only" 11 hours the other night sucked, because I had one less hour to get my work done in.

DST is archaic bullshiat.

Not enough people to "cost the country $434 million", sorry buddy.


Where did I say that they did? I think the stats in the story are BS, I'm just saying that we all don't work 9-5, and that it sucks as for those of us who aren't off all weekend to adjust. I will say that those of us that are at work during fall back all get an hour of overtime, and my employer paid me 12 hours for 11 hours of work for spring forward.
 
2013-03-11 05:47:17 PM

Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Yeah, this time change happens in the middle of the night during the weekend. If you can't adjust for an hour by the beginning of the day on Monday, getting rid of DST is the LEAST of your worries.

Really, this is nothing more than a  crutch for lazy people.

Thankfully we ALL work M-F, 9-5 right? Somehow I always end up working fall back, that 13.5 hour overnight shift is the worst. Even working "only" 11 hours the other night sucked, because I had one less hour to get my work done in.

DST is archaic bullshiat.

Not enough people to "cost the country $434 million", sorry buddy.

Where did I say that they did? I think the stats in the story are BS, I'm just saying that we all don't work 9-5, and that it sucks as for those of us who aren't off all weekend to adjust. I will say that those of us that are at work during fall back all get an hour of overtime, and my employer paid me 12 hours for 11 hours of work for spring forward.


It's the stats that piss me off. 'Increased number of strokes', 'more drowsy drivers', '$X million in lost productivity', all that bullshiat, the people who DO work weekend graveyards and swings are about the only ones who should get bent other of shape over this. Sorry if I implied otherwise.

Personally, I don't mind it. I don't want the sun coming up at 5am and going down at 8pm, so I'm okay with the change. I understand people who work those shifts having issues though.
 
2013-03-11 06:08:33 PM

TaskMan: Daylight Savings Time was fine when it was understood that we lived in a society that operated primarily from sun up to sun down.  However, we are currently operating in a 24 hour society.  I see this as no different than a person who sets his clock ahead 5 minutes so he won't be late- we're basically fooling ourselves by calling hours by different names.  You do not gain an hour of daylight- it's already there, as any third shifter can attest to.

The only reason I can see that Indiana went to Daylight Savings Time was because "everyone was doing it".  But, in my opinion, this is just an example of everyone doing something stupid and outdated because it makes them feel comfortable.


I work on third shift and I actually love DST since for the next month I will be going to sleep in the dark again. However, I think the entire concept is ridiculous. You have your work time, the sun is up for a portion of the day, adjusting it for some arbitrary reason seems pointless.

I will say that in the summer I feel that the sun never sets at I go to work in daylight, work in a bright facility, leave work in daylight, fall asleep in daylight, and wake up in... daylight!
 
2013-03-11 07:08:54 PM
It's amusing how people think "losing" one hour one day a year is some sort of unacceptable cost to society. And it's a goddam weekend hour, so it doesn't even affect most people all that adversely in the ways people commonly biatch about (work or school).

I'm guessing it's nothing compared to money/productivity lost to drunks, junkies, lazy-asses, crazies and attention whores.

"Oh no, I have one less hour to wank/shoot up/drink myself into unconsciousness/sleep/fark around on Facebook/watch TV/scream at my kids/spouse/stalk my ex!"

They never complain about losing an hour of their community service or charity work. Or cleaning the bathroom. It's always about the sleep or work hour they're supposedly losing. On a weekend day. Most of this trouble they supposedly have adjusting is a self-fulfilling prophecy. They see other people biatching about the time change and feel compelled to add to the amen chorus of people who probably waste time every day doing stupid shiat but still feel they've been robbed of valuable time they would have spent doing something productive.

I like sleeping as much as anybody, but I just move the clock forward an hour and go on with my day. This isn't that hard.
 
2013-03-11 09:32:49 PM
Did you know that every year when we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time, the economy looses $500,000,000 to people making up statistics for these timely articles?
 
2013-03-11 09:47:40 PM
Just cut the difference.  Next time just adjust the clocks by 30 minutes and be done with daylight savings time.
 
2013-03-14 03:29:26 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: It's amusing how people think "losing" one hour one day a year is some sort of unacceptable cost to society. And it's a goddam weekend hour, so it doesn't even affect most people all that adversely in the ways people commonly biatch about (work or school).

I'm guessing it's nothing compared to money/productivity lost to drunks, junkies, lazy-asses, crazies and attention whores.

"Oh no, I have one less hour to wank/shoot up/drink myself into unconsciousness/sleep/fark around on Facebook/watch TV/scream at my kids/spouse/stalk my ex!"

They never complain about losing an hour of their community service or charity work. Or cleaning the bathroom. It's always about the sleep or work hour they're supposedly losing. On a weekend day. Most of this trouble they supposedly have adjusting is a self-fulfilling prophecy. They see other people biatching about the time change and feel compelled to add to the amen chorus of people who probably waste time every day doing stupid shiat but still feel they've been robbed of valuable time they would have spent doing something productive.

I like sleeping as much as anybody, but I just move the clock forward an hour and go on with my day. This isn't that hard.


But I like to wank...
 
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