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View Poll Results: Preferable Year-Round Time Scheme?
Standard time [sunrise at e.g. 6am, sunset at 6pm] 9 29.03%
Daylight time [sunrise at 7am, sunset at 7pm] 22 70.97%
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Old 2007-10-28, 11:46   #1
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I note that the USA now has an extra month of DST.
I shall be envious when it's dark at 5 p.m. here in England
this evening.

David

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Old 2007-10-28, 13:10   #2
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I shall be envious when it's dark at 5 p.m. here in England this evening.
Why? It's just one more week.
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Old 2007-10-28, 16:07   #3
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Its 3 week more total, 2 weeks earlier in the spring and 1 week later in the autumn:

Check under UK and US:
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst2007.html
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Old 2007-10-28, 20:49   #4
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At 2 a.m. I opened the Date and Time Properties window in XP to see if it would automatically set the clock back an hour. It did. When I came down later, XP had wound the clock back again and was an hour slow. Stupid Windows can't even subtract 1 successfully! I'm surprised it didn't get into an infinite loop.
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Old 2007-10-29, 09:04   #5
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Its 3 week more total, 2 weeks earlier in the spring and 1 week later in the autumn:
And when there are 5 Sundays in March, the 2nd Sunday
will be three weeks earlier than the last Sunday.
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Old 2007-10-29, 09:15   #6
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At 2 a.m. I opened the Date and Time Properties window in XP to see if it would automatically set the clock back an hour. It did. When I came down later, XP had wound the clock back again and was an hour slow. Stupid Windows can't even subtract 1 successfully! I'm surprised it didn't get into an infinite loop.
A watched pot boils twice
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Old 2007-10-29, 16:17   #7
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I note that the USA now has an extra month of DST.
I really hope we simply go on DST and stay there year-round starting sometime soon. I can manage to haul my carcass our of bed on winter mornings when it's still dark without terrible difficulty, but I detest the brutally short evenings, leaving work and having it already be dark, all that.
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Old 2007-10-29, 18:11   #8
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I really hope we simply go on DST and stay there year-round starting sometime soon. I can manage to haul my carcass our of bed on winter mornings when it's still dark without terrible difficulty, but I detest the brutally short evenings, leaving work and having it already be dark, all that.
During WW2 the USA was on year round DST and during certain times went to double DST. Much power was saved.
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Old 2007-10-29, 18:31   #9
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During WW2 the USA was on year round DST and during certain times went to double DST. Much power was saved.
I think the same applied to Britain. My father remembered double DST
with affection. At our latitude, it would still be light at 11 p.m. in midsummer.

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Old 2007-10-29, 22:57   #10
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My father also told me that during WW2 we had double DST in Portugal. Although it would be somehow "artificial" I wouldn´t mind having it again. I find more useful to have daylight in the evening than in early morning.

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Old 2007-10-30, 00:40   #11
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I really hope we simply go on DST and stay there year-round starting sometime soon. I can manage to haul my carcass our of bed on winter mornings when it's still dark without terrible difficulty, but I detest the brutally short evenings, leaving work and having it already be dark, all that.
Wny not leave the clock as it is, and just get up and go to bed an hour earlier?
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