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Old 07-31-2016, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Originally Posted by Sharks With Lasers View Post
Dude, you've made your opinion known.

Most people in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio (that are on Eastern time) want to stay on Eastern Time.

Being from Michigan, the only real advantage I could think of to being on Central Time over Eastern Time is that it would be the same time as Chicago, which is an important regional hub. But that's about it, and I don't think it's really worth changing.

I get the sense that you really want the eastern Midwest detached from the Northeast as much as possible for some reason. I don't get the obsession.
I'm guessing a very, very bored teenager/college student. Knickers get in a twist if others don't like their point. Very common.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I'm guessing a very, very bored teenager/college student. Knickers get in a twist if others don't like their point. Very common.
Wow, you couldn't be more wrong about me. I am 33 years old. I am a truck driver, so I post on here on my downtimes, since I can't do much else, when I'm not home.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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This is the best time zone proposal map of United States yet:
https://i.redd.it/c0qust59mocx.png
That map has all the time zones going too far west. That will put sunrise well after 8am at the western edges in winter
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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This is the best time zone proposal map of United States yet:
https://i.redd.it/c0qust59mocx.png
That map does not consider that Memphis and Chicago's metropolitan areas span multiple states. Some neighborhoods in Northern Mississippi are literally across the street from Memphis, and Indiana's Chicagoland suburbs are right next to Illinois.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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That map does not consider that Memphis and Chicago's metropolitan areas span multiple states. Some neighborhoods in Northern Mississippi are literally across the street from Memphis, and Indiana's Chicagoland suburbs are right next to Illinois.
And again, Time Zones are not about having the latest sunset possible, they are about having solar noon as close to clock noon as possible for the majority of the year
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Wow, you couldn't be more wrong about me. I am 33 years old. I am a truck driver, so I post on here on my downtimes, since I can't do much else, when I'm not home.
A 33 year old truck driver should probably have thicker skin when someone doesn't like a hypothetical timezone boundary shift they've suggested.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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A 33 year old truck driver should probably have thicker skin when someone doesn't like a hypothetical timezone boundary shift they've suggested.
Well, whatever. I'd rather see no changes than have the boundaries moved further west. Forget I ever started this thread I guess.

Any mod can feel free to shut it down
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Old 08-02-2016, 02:07 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Here's what the time zones would look like in the 48 contiguous United States if they were rigidly defined by longitude:



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Old 08-02-2016, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Here's what the time zones would look like in the 48 contiguous United States if they were rigidly defined by longitude:



Exactly, and those lines of longitude (82.5W,97.5W,112.5W) are pretty close to the lines I drew.

Time zones are not about getting a late sunset, for the umpteenth time, they were designed to get solar noon as close to clock noon as possible for the majority of the year (1pm during Daylight Savings Time)
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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A truck driver that gives a hoot about what time it is when it gets dark or light? No wonder you want sun up at 4:30. You've got to dump a load at 6:00. Most of us others don't.
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