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Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:22:04 AM »
Most people I know dislike DST, yet we still go through this annual (senseless IMHO) ritual, which had been made worse during the Bush administration, making it even longer.

What do DDFers think.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-10/proof-daylight-saving-time-is-dumb-dangerous-and-costly
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 09:39:34 AM »
Maybe someone could start a poll?

I agree with the article.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 09:45:01 AM »
I love when I hear this: The suffering of the spring time change begins with the loss of an hour of sleep.

No I didn't lose an hour sleep. I just got up an hour later according to the clock.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 10:02:22 AM »
IMHO people with young children especially dislike it. Harder to get kids to bed during daylight (not to mention the ones that should need to get to bed earlier, but stay up for ספירת העומר).

And for those that prefer not to daven before הנץ החמה, extending the time when morning schedule is challenged.

Having the Seder begin late is just one other nuisance.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 11:22:27 AM »
Appropos to mention Bush today, the achashveirosh of our times. I think he extended DST because he thought that would make him seem conservation friendly. Most central ac units dont care what time it is when its hot.

So what are we going to do about it?
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 12:08:58 PM »
I feel like we had this conversation already

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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 03:24:23 PM »
(not to mention the ones that should need to get to bed earlier, but stay up for ספירת העומר).
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 01:05:56 PM »
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Came here to post that many people will be happy that k"sh and chatzos are an hour later. Especially on a day like today.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 01:07:55 PM »
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2017, 01:14:16 PM »
And now they implement this.. lol
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2017, 01:16:51 PM »

Came here to post that many people will be happy that k"sh and chatzos are an hour later. Especially on a day like today.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 01:27:51 PM »
Everything has its pros and cons, and sometimes it's nice to have Shabbos come in a drop later, or end later, but IMHO taking everything in balance, I'd rather have it all on standard time.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2017, 01:37:11 PM »
+1
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2017, 01:41:14 PM »
Netz doesn't always work so well for ppl who like to daven vasikin but have to go to work
Correct, as ExGingi pointed out. I was pointing out the positive side of it. :)

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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2017, 06:09:35 PM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2017, 06:12:11 PM »
Correct, as ExGingi pointed out. I was pointing out the positive side of it. :)
I guess another positive is getting home from work after a storm and being able to shovel during daylight.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2017, 06:38:17 PM »
The article did not show causation.

Personally, I've been looking forward to switching the clock back ever since the fall.  I'd like DST year round, with an extra hour in the winter, maybe adjusted a few minutes per week instead of an hour in one shot.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2017, 06:42:12 PM »
The article did not show causation.

Personally, I've been looking forward to switching the clock back ever since the fall.  I'd like DST year round, with an extra hour in the winter, maybe adjusted a few minutes per week instead of an hour in one shot.
Problem being that sunrise in the winter would be at 8:30am.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2017, 06:52:39 PM »
Problem being that sunrise in the winter would be at 8:30am.
Sounds better to me than 4:30 sunset. 

Doesn't leave much time for shachris before work, but that aside.
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2017, 06:57:05 PM »
Sounds better to me than 4:30 sunset. 

Doesn't leave much time for shachris before work, but that aside.
there's always shachris after work  :P