Daylight Stupidity Time 2011

So yeah. Instead of me bloviating about how stupid it is we're still doing this 100 years after World War I, I'll let this guy's hilarious video do that for me:

"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

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Posted on Nov 6, 2011 4:58 pm by Samson in: | 14 comment(s) [Closed]
That was interesting. I was always under the impression that the purpose of it is so there would be more daylight that happened to fall during work hours than for recreation.

Personally I find it fairly useful, at least where I live, but I'm under no illusions that there aren't a good number of people who would disagree with me.

Mohammed [Anon] said:
Comment #3 Nov 6, 2011 11:45 pm
I really enjoy daylight saving time. Where I live (Northern Europe), in June-July, sun would rise around 4 am without DST. It's nice to have a few hours of daylight left after work to enjoy those precious few weeks of the year with tolerable weather.
I know I could (and do) simply get up earlier, but the kids have to be dropped off at a certain time, the office doesn't open until a certain time etc.

Yo, I put some timezones in your timezones, y'all.

Anyone else notice the little pic of Sydney upside down? :lol:


Otherwise though, it is a fairly informative video.

Edited by prettyfly on Nov 7, 2011 2:07 am
So then what exactly would be wrong with moving the clock forward the next time DST comes up and then just leaving it there permanently? If nobody gives a rat's ass about winter it shouldn't be an issue.

Because if we did, it would still be O'dark-thirty at 9am in some parts of the country.

I am in the I HATE DST camp, just leave the clocks be. Actually 100 million years ago we had a referendum in QLD and it was well and truly knocked down my the voting public. Totally stuffs business up when the rest of the nation wants to play god with their clocks who.

@Dallen: I don't see how. We're only talking about an hour here, not 3. Extreme northern and southern latitudes already have diminished daylight and moving clock hands around doesn't magically fix that. We're all suffering cause the Germans got a hard-on over coal conservation in the war. Besides, this is a 24/7 society now and it no longer matters when sunrise and sunset are.

@Fury: Well at least HALF of your country is doing it right. That's surely better than 2/50ths of it, yes? :P

@samson-yea, your right-I was just saying. I was just saying we should just pick what time it is. And it IS O'dark thirty at 9 in certain parts of the country-so what?

It's O'dark:30 and then some if you live anywhere near the Arctic Circle. For 6 months straight :P

Also, I am equally if not more annoyed by the fact that it doesn't get dark around here in summer time until after 9pm. It's just not cool sitting in a desert with 110 degree heat that refuses to let up until the sun is gone.

@Samson; actually, its more like a third, because most Australian's live in the south. Theres actually only a couple of hundred thousand people in the northern territory, for instance. Where I live, at least, DST balances out quite well, but...I can't speak for other places. :shrug:

@ Samson, That's true too. There's always a flip side to it. Personally I'd rather just stick to standard time (it being easier to turn a light on, or start a fire than to turn the sun off ). Or we could do this: Pick some random spot, figure out what time it is there, and everyone in the world set there clocks to that time. We'll call it "international standard time". Maybe we could have "Northern Standard Time" and "Southern Standard Time"-you know where the northern and southern hemipheres are six months apart? Then all the kids in OZ won't be confused by why Santa's wearing a parka and driving a snow mobile in the middle of summer.

It's O'dark:30 and then some if you live anywhere near the Arctic Circle. For 6 months straight :P

LMAO O'Dark:30. I am going to spam this as my twitter account name.

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