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DST sucks.

(crossposted to nikkinewsnet)

Early U.S. Daylight Savings a bust in power savings

So, the main result was a big headache for IT staff throughout North America.

I'd really just prefer to see DST removed entirely.

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tygerdsebat
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
I do believe that we should get rid of DST entirely, but I'd rather we
went to a perminent DST shift instead of year long on standard time.
curgoth
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
How do you mean, a permanent DST shift?
tygerdsebat
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
I mean that if they cancel DST instead of being in EST year round I
want to be in EDT year round.
notshakespeare
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Right, so Philadelphia & Toronto are GMT-6 (EDT) all year instead of GMT-5 (EST).

I agree. Ban Daylight Saving Time! Most people can't even spell it right.
dagibbs
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, it is EST5/EDT4. So, we'd be staying permanently in GMT-4, though GMT is now called UTC.
notshakespeare
Apr. 9th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Apparently I can stay up way to late or do math, but not both.

An unscientific use of google shows that GMT appears on the web 6x as often as UTC, so I'm not going to feel bad about continuing to use it.
curgoth
Apr. 9th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
The only weird part of that is that noon would be an hour off of noon, if you get my meaning. (Noon, in theory, being the time when the sun is directly in the middle of the sky. Time zones make this approximate, but even so.)
dagibbs
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
I like having the longer evenings of daylight, and don't care about getting up in the dark -- so if we stop doing the switch to/from DST, I'd like to do so by staying in permanent DST.
olletho
Apr. 9th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
I hate getting up in the dark.
djinnthespazz
Apr. 9th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
I'd rather the light be when I can use it, and not while I'm at work. Evening light, yes!
tygerdsebat
Apr. 9th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I want time to go for a bike ride safely when I get home from
work, I hate riding in the dark 'cuase the roads around here are too
crappy (and the drivers are idiots). Or do yard work, or whatever. I
find myself really stressed when I can only do certain things on
weekends due to sunlight!
the_doughboy
Apr. 9th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
DST was a nightmare for me, even after all the patching, everyone's Blackberry's were effed up and our labour scheduling programs were all off, then on the sunday people come into work and can't punch in, bah!!!
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