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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 02:14:27 PM  
8 votes:
But won't the extra hour of sunlight contribute to global warming?
2013-02-12 02:27:57 PM  
5 votes:
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2013-02-12 02:19:15 PM  
4 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 02:33:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:39:02 PM  
2 votes:
Florida: Striving to be Arizona.
2013-02-12 01:38:47 PM  
2 votes:
So when sunshine go away today he don't feel much like dancing?
2013-02-12 05:29:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:41:48 PM  
1 vote:
We should go back to local sun time where noon depends on you line of longitude. If your watch is tied to GPS it will adjust automatically to the time in your location.
2013-02-12 04:19:33 PM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: Frehar: Amos Quito: It's about time.

It's about space.

And a three hour tour.

A three hour tour.
2013-02-12 04:17:08 PM  
1 vote:
Every municipality needs to keep it's own clock -- it's the libertarian thing to do.  Ayn Rand would like it.
So the 4:15 from the east hits the 5:15 from the west just because every ten miles the clock is set to something else.

Small price for freedom.
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2013-02-12 03:37:37 PM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: It's about time.

It's about space.
2013-02-12 03:20:26 PM  
1 vote:
It's about time.
2013-02-12 03:06:30 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:02:51 PM  
1 vote:

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

2013-02-12 02:51:36 PM  
1 vote:
That's why I measure time in seconds since January 1, 1970
2013-02-12 02:13:07 PM  
1 vote:

Kyosuke: Oh look, a thread full of people who don't understand why daylight savings time exists.

Oh look, a thread full of people who think there's an "s" in "daylight saving time".

/Yes, I know "saving" starts with an "s".  I mean ANOTHER "s".
2013-02-12 02:09:01 PM  
1 vote:
the pacific n.w. laughs
and we don't even have it as bad as say alaska

it's actually staying light past 4pm lately

/just like every year, but it's still nice
2013-02-12 02:05:55 PM  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:
Bucking for a STUPID tag.

The sun shines the same amount of time no matter what the clock says.
2013-02-12 02:04:12 PM  
1 vote:
Get up an hour later, farktard!
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