I’d like to set the clock back about 60 years, and leave it there.
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Posts: 14701 | Location: One hop from Paradise | Registered: July 27, 2004
Originally posted by Jager: What are you folks babbling about?
It's this weird thing we like to do twice a year in the rest of the U.S. We change all the clocks in our house and cars, and just for the fun of it we change them back again six months later to where they were before. Kinda keeps us on our toes.
I solved the problem 10 years ago when I retired. Its easy, I go to bed when I'm tired or there is nothing on cable that interests me. I wake up when my wife yells at me the 10th time to get up, I do. That often is around the crack of noon. Anyone expecting me before noonish is a fool. I have no idea what an hour does. I'm guessing no difference at all.
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Posts: 16325 | Location: Kentucky, USA | Registered: February 25, 2001
Originally posted by sandman76: I'm an early to bed early to rise kind of guy. It would be fine with me if we stayed on MST all year round like Arizona does.
Same here. I like to see the natural transitions of the sun as the year progresses. It somehow feels more natural than artificially moving clocks around. The daylight hours are few in the winter and many in the summer. Moving the local UTC offset doesn't change that. And I'm tired of the .gov telling us what "time" it is.
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Posts: 8585 | Location: South Congress AZ | Registered: May 27, 2006
Since I no longer wear a watch, all devices that I own that tell time, automatically change themselves. I work nights, so it's dark when I go in and daylight when I go home. We could change the time back and forth every other weekend and it won't make a difference to me. I really couldn't care less one way or the other if they keep DST or not, but I bet by Tuesday most people will be over it.
Originally posted by Georgeair: Cue the articles linking this weekend's lost hour of sleep to all sorts of carnage, plane crashes, car wrecks, divorce, industrial accidents, etc...
One of the Chicago TV stations was spewing that nonsense a couple days ago, something about heart attacks increasing.
I thought we had gotten past that, but apparently not.
My girlfriend didn't reset her clock radio last night, since it has an automatic feature that handles the time changes for her. Unfortunately, she unwittingly disabled the function for some reason a while back, and ended up sleeping late.
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Posts: 8605 | Location: Illinois farm country | Registered: November 15, 2008
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