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I've been led to believe for a long time now that DST was (really) designed for large factories to not have to rely as much on those costly lightbulb things.
09-11-2016 11:20 PM
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(09-11-2016 11:06 PM)Don Wrote:  For some (unknown to me) reason, motorists kill more people in dark mornings than dark evenings.

Probably because they rushed out to work and are still not fully awake...
10-11-2016 05:53 AM
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(09-11-2016 08:08 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  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!

Haha it's not my idea, there are a lot of people who support the idea. Not enough to ever get it done, but it's a fun thought experiment. 

The people who propose the idea have put much more thought into it than me. The idea is that there wouldn't be any AM or PM, more like military time with a 24-hour clock based on one location (either GMT or the international dateline) which everyone would use across the world. This would really help in a lot of businesses that rely on international communication since everyone across the globe would be on the same time. So like right now it's 9:00 am CST, 10:00 am EST, 3:00 pm GMT, but in the global time it would be 15:00 worldwide so if our UK folks needed to plan something to happen simultaneously with us, it would be easier, and the same concept would expand to businesses and international stock markets, etc. We would just learn over time that in TN, 15:00 feels like 10:00 according to the sun, and business schedules would be based around that. So a business might open at 13:00 (7am EST) and close at 02:00 (9pm EST). I agree it's complicated and probably would never be adopted, but it's fun to consider and seems to make some sense. The idea is just to have the time not based on the position of the sun, but a global time since we're living in an age of global interconnectivity. 
10-11-2016 03:09 PM
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The time zones are still there though. I'd probably still find it as confusing as dealing with different time zones.

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10-11-2016 03:23 PM
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I get what Michael says, just not on board with it. I know time zones exist so that when the sun is at its' highest point in the sky wherever you are, it will be noon for you. Michael is saying that concept will be eliminated, and that there will be only one place on earth where it will actually be 'noon' when the sun it at its' highest point overhead. So, for only one small slice of the world, things will seem normal. For the guy 180 degrees away, 12:00 hours will appear as 00:00 hours sky-wise. So basically, nearly everyone on earth will have to adjust their lives unnaturally to accommodate this unified time theory.

It's fine with me as long as I get real noonage.
10-11-2016 03:47 PM
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Ah well - the sensible session on the forum is over folks - TW is back[Image: lol2.gif]
10-11-2016 03:52 PM
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Why? I think I just explained what Michael is proposing.
10-11-2016 03:58 PM
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Just a warning of things to come[Image: smile.gif] - noonage indeed.
10-11-2016 04:10 PM
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i like time zones . it would be fun to live adjacent to one , just think being able to walk to the store and get there 45 mins before you started . or to throw a stone and have it land an hour later .
i should have been a lawyer , technicaleties are fun Smile

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(10-11-2016 04:17 PM)Chuck-Drl Wrote:  i like time zones . it would be fun to live adjacent to one , just think being able to walk to the store and get there 45 mins before you started . or to throw a stone and have it land an hour later .
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