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I thought it was MST also. Oh well. Kill it everywhere!!!! Let it get dark at 8 on the 4th of July, more time to shoot fireworks!
09-11-2016 04:49 PM
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It makes a huge difference when you are as far north as the UK. We get enormous variation in day length over the year. The sun rose at 07:28 Zulu (GMT) but since it was raining and heavily overcast it never really got light. The sun had set by the time I'd left work at 16:10.

Around here in June it isn't quite possible to read a newspaper outdoors without added light. But it is a couple of hundred miles north of here where it never really gets dark in June/July/August. The downside of that is that till February/March it doesn't actually get light.

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09-11-2016 04:59 PM
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When I lived in Detroit, you go month's without seeing the sun. It will make you crazy and is one of the causes of cabin fever. It's called SADD. It's suggested to get a membership in a tanning salon, but then you'd have to go outside in the snow. Having grown up in Texas, it was never normal to go outside when 5 feet of snow is blocking your door.

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09-11-2016 05:05 PM
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That's that whole 'seasonal' thing for me again. I loathe snow and ice, but welcome it for the change. I love 9pm dark days in July and also love 4:30 pm dark days in December. My wife, however, would trade it all for an average winter low of 40 f.
09-11-2016 05:14 PM
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winter in new england can be brutal for our latitude . this year we are hunkering down and preparing for a rough winter . we had little sow last year ( 13" total) and a dry spring and summer , so we are due for nasty weather .
i got 30 gallons of kerosene in back stock , an abundance of dry goods and a grill lighter . we have been 9 days with out power here , due to a sparse local population we take low priority . fortunately my sister is on the same grid as the hospital , so her power is back up before any one else.

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09-11-2016 06:19 PM
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Bibs, I know Indiana didn't do DST until recently. I think it was just a few years ago that they switched. I believe there's still one state that doesn't, but I can't for the life of me recall where. I tend to agree though that it'd be better to just drop the whole idea. The reason it was instituted in the first place was for literally saving daylight for farmers back in the day, but now most of us do jobs that are indoors and we have headlights on our cars so why should we screw up our circadian rhythms twice a year? 

For that matter, I fully support doing away with time zones at all. With how interconnected the world has become, we could just all refer to time based on GMT (or anywhere, for that matter). So for instance a store that opens at 10am EST and closes at 5pm EST would simply list their hours as "15:00 - 22:00" and if everyone did that it wouldn't take long to catch on and then we'd all be on the same time no matter where in the world. It would make travel simpler too. Like in my case, I often have to travel into CST so when I have an appointment I have to do the math of "ok so I gain an hour on the way, so I can leave an hour later, but I lose an hour on the way back so I should tell my wife to have dinner ready at 8 instead of 7... " where it'd be so much easier to just say "appointment is at 12, two hour drive so I leave at 10." 
09-11-2016 07:44 PM
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Wow - Michael you have the whole world sorted - the only person ever to do so since Noah.[Image: smile.gif]
09-11-2016 07:51 PM
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So who gets the real time in your scenario? UTC? Because it would have a sky feel of 6am to me if noon zulu is noon everywhere. So I would get lunch break at 6am, and get off work at what used to be 10am. Your proposed system is whack!
09-11-2016 08:08 PM
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gloomy day today , glad my yard work is done .......till it snows any way .
the cat decided she needed to go out when i went to get the mail , and by the time i was done ( literally 3 mins ) she decided she'd much rather be in and sat near the heater .

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09-11-2016 08:17 PM
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DST started in WW1 to get the farmers producing essential foodstuffs (and equally essential, grain to feed horses) for longer. As it happens, given the large variation in day length (For most of December, January I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark 08:30-16:30) here, the DST makes a lot of sense.

Googling around why it happened and why it stayed is worth a read.One year when I was about 8 they kept us on Summer Time for the whole year. Lots more people died in morning road accidents and lots more pedestrians were mowed down by motorists. So they binned that "good idea". Which works OK 500 miles south of here but not at all round here.

For some (unknown to me) reason, motorists kill more people in dark mornings than dark evenings.

This is probably much less of an issue in the US as it is a long way south of most of the UK (If you don't count Alaska). London is north of Labrador if memory serves. Which it may not.

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