questionswhat do you think of daylight saving time ?

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I enjoy the extra daylight, those hot summer nights that go on forever...
Can't wait! More time to shop, spend time outside, ahhh Spring!

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Love it after a few days, but hate the lost hour of sleep to get there...

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I think we should do away with Standard time all together and stay on what's currently called Daylight Savings Time year-round.

I prefer more light at the end of the day when I get off work.

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Eh. I think it's not really logical. I agree with AZ.

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I like getting the extra hour of sleep when I set my clock back, but I hate losing the extra hour of sleep when I set my clock forward.

Its not really necessary anymore, it should be abolished.

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I'm with @anotherhiggins - I'd rather have the light later in the day.

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stupid farmers.
I say instead of springing forward an hour, we all set our clocks forward 1/2 hour and never adjust them forward or back again. The half hour change will screw with the rest of the world.

every year dozens are killed and thousands injured in the extra traffic accidents on Monday after the clocks are adjusted for a stupid change that no one cares about anymore

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@kamikazeken: the farmer thing never made any sense to me. The cows still wake up at the same time and the farmer can get up whenever the hell they want.

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@prosperouscheat:
But the same thing goes for all of us. If you want more daylight, just wake up earlier. Yeah, I know that some people have to work 9-5, but you can still get your extra hour of daylight without changing around the clocks.

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I'm not sure I understand the comment about farmers. People who are farmers (or ranchers) don't like daylight savings time at all.

You have a dairy? You milk the cows when they need to be milked. Cows can't read clocks, they just know when 4AM is; except now, it's THREE A M!!!

I still tell time by glancing at the sun. It just means that I have to adjust in my head what time it really is with what time other people think it is. I have plenty of clocks, and watches, sure, but a glance at the sun is quicker. I spend 8 months of the year outside, and I HATE daylight savings time. You want more daylight? Get up earlier. Just don't make me get up earlier with you.

All you kids get off my lawn!

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@anotherhiggins: Agreed... They did this during the 1st energy crisis...

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Like many of you, I have mixed feelings about DST. Recently my supervisor got the "bright" idea to open at 5 AM on Sundays. (We already open at 5 the rest of the week.) Guess which Sunday gets to be the first one? I'm just glad it's my weekend off.

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Hate it. Without exception, without reservation. I genuinely loathe still having daylight at 8pm.

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Hate it. Midnight should always be 24 hours away from midnight, give or take some fraction of a second. Changing the clocks and acting as if it changes the amount of light we get in a day is silly. As an Indiana guy, lack of daylight saving time used to be one of the things I could be proud about, until we got enough state officials who thought making the change would give us some kind of economic boost. Riiiiight.

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@anotherhiggins: Ditto, I wish it was just all year long....because I hate dreary winter days when it gets dark at 4pm.

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Ben Franklin was a smart man, but daylight savings time was one of his dumbest ideas. It might have made sense in the eighteenth century when your evening light was provided by a whale oil lamp, but today it is pointless. Studies have proven that no energy is saved by daylight savings time and most find energy usage is increased by it. Throw in the fact that people's bio-rhythm effects affect productivity (days sometimes weeks) and I see no upside.

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A timely little article makes one of my favorite points.

http://healthland.time.com/2011/03/12/is-daylight-saving-time-bad-for-your-health/

It isn't healthy. Anyone who has ever worked shift work knows how difficult it is to work from 10 AM to 7 PM one day, and then have the next 5 AM to 2PM, and so on. Our circadian rhythms are important to our health; a few people are much more affected than most, but everyone's affected. Traffic accident rates rise, suicides go up, heart attacks occur more frequently.

I say it again. You want more daylight? Get up earlier. Just don't ask me to share the pain.

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Just where are they saving all that daylight anyway? Also can you borrow some to use when it's dark outside?

A little more seriously- I'm screwed up for about a week when there are time changes. It's just an hour, but it messes with my circadian rhythm.

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DST is a thief with a long-delayed conscience. It steals an hour from us within the first quarter of the year, and 7 months later, decides to give it back, as if it feels sorry for what it did... Come the next March though, selective memory kicks in and poof there goes that hour again!

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Utterly pointless. It is well-documented that any energy savings resulting from shifting activity to extended daylight hours in the evening are immediately offset by additional power used in the mornings. If individual offices and shops wish to voluntarily shift their hours of operation seasonally, then that is their business. The disruption caused by mandating this shift across the board is just plain ignorant foolishness.

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@magic cave: then don't move outwest were the sun can stay out as late as 10pm during the summer.

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@segafanalways: Um.... That's not an east/west thing, that's a north/south thing.

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I have to come down on the hate it side. I like the light in the morning, with the birds chirping and everything coming awake as I have to roll out of bed. My body does not adjust well to the time change. It's awful when it's still light at 8:30 or 9:00 in the evening. As several have stated above, there really isn't a good reason for Daylight Savings any more, if there ever was.

We have the same number of hours of daylight each day no matter how we manipulate the clock.

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As a programmer, I would prefer if the entire world just went to UTC 24hour time.