@Dizavid@Fuzzalini@PhysAssist If we were always on DST the sun would rise after 8AM for close to one third of the year. No thanks. I vote keep switching! The only thing I would change is the date to try to get all/most countries in sync.
The interactive maps on Woodruff’s website are really cool. Maps
@callow@Dizavid@PhysAssist@sammydog01 Just wake up later. Problem solved. And I remember LOVING that year. I was in elementary school, and the sun was out forever it seemed. We had just moved from NY to California, so there was a lot more sun anyway. But still totally awesome.
Still giving me jet lag, both day and night:
Day: is it morning already? It’s still dark!
Night: It’s still light, must be about 6:45 pm; what?!! It’s 7:45 pm already, and I still have so much more to do? …
Why, for the love of all that is good, does daylight savings still exist?! We now have more time spent in this sham shift than we do in true time. I’m told it is for farm kids, who no longer exist thanks to the combination of urbanization and child labor laws, both of which were well in place before the 1970s, when it became popular. And don’t start in the energy-saving crap. It’s inconclusive at best. This whole procedure is just a needless headache for everyone. You know why the fall back got pushed to November? You wanna know why? Candy companies lobbied for it so there’d be one more daylight hour for trick-or-treating! Who wants another hour of that?! The kids are cranky well before, the parents want to go home, and the candy givers want to be an hour into bingeing on the stuff they didn’t pass out. Gah! Sorry, I just, I need a moment.
@PhysAssist Honestly, I’ll support any standardized version over the flopping fish we have now. Though real time is my ideal, with us all acknowledging that our current idea of the “normal” work/school schedule is an hour off what it should be, I realize the costant DST would be easier to actually pull off.
The only noticeable effect dst has on my life is the 10 seconds I have to spend changing the clock in my car. Any other source of timekeeping updates automatically. I don’t have a consistent work or sleep schedule and nothing in my life depends on the position of celestial bodies.
for me its the worst week of the year - I’m a natural nightowl, even though I have to get up at absurdly early hours for work, and I truly believe that left to my own devices and internal clock I’d adapt to a 25 hour day. So losing an hour is really painful, physiologically and psychologically. Not to mention the fun of being out on the freeway in the suddenly dark morning with thousands of other jet-lagged commuters nodding off at the wheel of their ton of imported steel at 70 mph …
/giphy time change
It’s probably at least partly because it’s suddenly gotten warmer, but I’ve been miserable. I can’t get to sleep before around sunup, and getting to work before noon has been even more of a struggle than usual.
The first two options are both correct. I like my evening light longer and I like light in the morning. Can we switch to summer hours and skip the winter short days?
I think I live in the wrong time zone for my body clock.(East coast) I am a natural night owl. When I visit family out west, I consistently wake early feeling good. At home I am grouchy and out of it until late morning most days.