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I hate daylight savings time

Okay, so I am very confused. What time is it really? I know spring forward fall back, so I know we're... are we losing an hour or gaining one? *Does the math* Um... it's really 6 AM right now? But I saw a news thing the other day saying people were going to lose an hour of sleep. Wait, that makes... I am confused.

In other news, it snowed again.

Gah! I hope Daylight Savings Time and Jack Frost ass-rape each other and give each other syphilis and AIDS and ebola.

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zianuray
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Today, two a.m. became three a.m.

We lost an hour of sleep because the hour hand on the analog clocks "springs forward."
fayanora
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
I hate DST.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, I BANISH THEE TO THE NETHER REALMS!
zianuray
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
I greatly approve of those areas that do NOT observe DST. It's nonsensical!
fayanora
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
Entirely. Fuck DST up the ass with broken glass.
wizwom
Mar. 8th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Daylight Savings Time makes some sense... I mean, we do like doing things in the evening, and now our clocks will read 1 pm when the sun is at high noon (at the precise time zone center) and so we get to pretend that 9pm is a perfectly reasonable time for the sun to be going down in June. Never mind that it rises at 5 AM, no one watches romantic sunrises anyway.
birkenfeldt
Mar. 8th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
I love to watch sunrises. Actually I love TRYING to watch them.
Whenever I feel like watching one, I'll stay up all night and when dawn comes, I notice that the sky has become clouded.

I heard there's no daylight savings time in Iceland.
kelly_holden
Mar. 8th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
"With Iceland observing UTC all year round despite being at a longitude which would indicate UTC-1, the country may be thought of as being on continuous DST. Iceland's high latitude means that sunset and sunrise times change by many hours over the year, and the effect of changing the clock by one hour would, in comparison, be small."
--Wikipedia, Daylight saving time around the world
kelly_holden
Mar. 8th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
DST makes good sense at a latitude like mine, IMO: it keeps sunrise at about 6 o'clock, and you don't get a ludicrously late sunset. It sounds like at your latitude there are fewer hours of summer darkness than the average person needs sleep.
kengr
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Actually the "center" of the various timezones (at least in the US and Canada) are offset a fair ways from the noon line to start with.

Dig up an astronomy program that'll tell you the mean solar time at a location and start putting in various longitudes.

wizwom
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
well, by "center" I meant the point where noon is 12:00 precisely, not the geographic center. I recognize the way that politics and convenience figures into the allocation of time zones.
kengr
Mar. 10th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
Well, as I recall, that point is barely inside many of the US timezones.
fayanora
Mar. 9th, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
I just think we should pick one, clocks forward or clocks back, and stick with it. I'm tired of all this going back and forth BS.
kengr
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
If your computer is set up properly, it automatically corrected for DST. So what it says is "right".
wizwom
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)
Heh, my Fiance, who usually goes to bed at midnight at the earliest (3 AM on bad days) was already trying to sleep at 10 PM tonight.
consortofvenus
Mar. 9th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Clocks went forward, we lost an hour. Was 1, then became 2. So instead of waiting an hour for 2, we jumped right to it.
ghost2501
Mar. 10th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfLAv3JHRwY

hehe have you seen this?
I don't know if you'll like it or not as it may be sacrilegious but I thought I'd share. :)
fayanora
Mar. 11th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've seen that. Cute. :-)
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