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Author Topic: Daylight Savings Time  (Read 3247 times)

Offline cosworth151

Daylight Savings Time
« on: November 02, 2019, 03:16:37 PM »
Here in the States, tonight is the night to "fall back." Daylight savings time ends. The only good thing is that if you forget you'll be an hour early for the race instead of an hour late.

Or, you could be like a few of us.....


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Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 06:13:30 PM »
Clocks in the UK went back last weekend so no worries over here.  ;)
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Offline Jericoke

Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 04:46:28 PM »
British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province, has decided to ditch daylight saving time.  They switched back to Pacific Standard Time over the weekend, and will never switch again.

In Ontario, we had to change our time during the presidency of George W Bush.  He thought that if there were savings to be made by pushing the clock back 6 months of the year, there would be more savings if you did it for 8!  Because Ontario's manufacturing economy is integrated with the just in time delivery economies of Michigan and Ohio (and more, I'm sure), we had to adjust our clocks to match theirs.

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Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 06:37:45 PM »
Jeri it's not all bad, over here we get an hour extra evening light during summer months as sunrise comes as early as 4am in height of summer. No one apart from shift workers get up that early so extra time at days end is welcome.

I'd welcome double summertime to get more light on summer evenings. However at the last attempt to get this introduced the Scots, a small portion at just over 8% of UK population, managed to scupper our chances of having 2 hours extra on summer evenings.  :(

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Offline Jericoke

Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 07:35:48 PM »
Jeri it's not all bad, over here we get an hour extra evening light during summer months as sunrise comes as early as 4am in height of summer. No one apart from shift workers get up that early so extra time at days end is welcome.

I'd welcome double summertime to get more light on summer evenings. However at the last attempt to get this introduced the Scots, a small portion at just over 8% of UK population, managed to scupper our chances of having 2 hours extra on summer evenings.  :(

The modern feeling is if you want to enjoy the sun, don't let some clock stop you.

Offline cosworth151

Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2019, 09:31:25 PM »
I do have to take exception to Ontario being integrated with Ohio's economy. We haven't had an economy here in Ohio for a number of years now.  :'(
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
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Offline Jericoke

Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 03:07:15 PM »
I do have to take exception to Ontario being integrated with Ohio's economy. We haven't had an economy here in Ohio for a number of years now.  :'(

My Ford Escape came from Ohio, aren't they still making them there?

Offline Dare

Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 11:33:44 PM »
They used to make them here,not sure if they still do. There's
two Ford plants here. And the Ky Derby
"It's often said truth is the first casualty of war,"

Offline rwier

Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 01:14:12 PM »
With the exception of the Navajo Nation, Arizona (USA) does not use DST. However, if your job entails working outdoors in Maricopa County, you ignore the seasonal times of sunrise at your own peril. The construction trades generally gather at their job sites and begin the workday at sunrise (or just before). This results in seasonal starting times that differ by two hours (or more) depending on the job type. In the summer, many choose to work straight through their "shift" without a lunch break, while consuming copious amounts of ice water.

Offline Jericoke

Re: Daylight Savings Time
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 03:20:44 PM »
With the exception of the Navajo Nation, Arizona (USA) does not use DST. However, if your job entails working outdoors in Maricopa County, you ignore the seasonal times of sunrise at your own peril. The construction trades generally gather at their job sites and begin the workday at sunrise (or just before). This results in seasonal starting times that differ by two hours (or more) depending on the job type. In the summer, many choose to work straight through their "shift" without a lunch break, while consuming copious amounts of ice water.

Fun fact, the Hopi Reservation, which is entirely within the Navajo portion of Arizona, does not observe DST.  So you can drive through the same state and change time zones twice

 


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