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Old 11-02-2016, 04:23 PM
 
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I'm wondering why this practice of moving clocks by an hour is still necessary in todays day and age. every time it occurs i have to reset the time on a dozen electronic devices throughout the house.
Who benefits from what i see as a total waste of time (No Pun intended)
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: BC
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We don't switch here in NE BC (spend half the year on mountain time half on pacific). It works awesome. Don't miss the switch at all, totally useless practice.
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Old 11-02-2016, 04:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Thank you for the reminder. I just wish this insanity would stop...
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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Jambo; couldn't agree more. The only practical benefit of it is to give people the opportunity to operate in quasi-daylight at dawn for half the working year and in dusk type illumination for the other half.

Keep the worker bees happy by faking their environment, so to speak. At some point in time they thought this was important to have workers neither starting or ending their travails in darkness only to have three shift work come along and make a farce of the whole exercise.

It was first implemented in Thunder Bay Ontario in 1908 but found popularity during first world war to save energy stocks (fuel) during the war with Germany being the first country to implement it country-wide.

I have made a deliberate effort to purchase electronics that now self adjust. Everything in the house from our WiFi HVAC thermostat to our bedroom clocks make the transition by themselves now. I still have one vehicle and an old Omega Seamaster that requires manually adjusting. That's it for me.
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Actually Daylight Savings time is ending, and we're going back to Standard Time.


It was promoted heavily during the war as an energy saver, and increased in duration during the last round of $100/bbl prices. Really, it should just be DST year 'round and get it over with.
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Thank you for the reminder. I just wish this insanity would stop...
Me too!
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Who benefits...
In the US, the expansions of Daylight Savings Time in 1986 and 2013 were a result of lobbying by the convenience store and entertainment industry. More daylight hours after work means more people out and spending.
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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I like the lighter mornings, but the early darkness is a little hard to take, and downright depressing for some.

I don't think Saskatchewan has DST. (Smart!)
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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I like the lighter mornings, but the early darkness is a little hard to take, and downright depressing for some.

I don't think Saskatchewan has DST. (Smart!)
No they do not I wished we would follow them and stop changing time back and forward.
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Old 11-05-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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We should go back to the days when each city had it's own local time, or even better, somebody should invent a GPS watch that calculates "individual solar time".

Yes, that's the ticket.
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