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Old 10-29-05, 01:26 PM
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Don't forget that this is the weekend you reset your clocks.
 
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Old 10-29-05, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for the reminder. Wouldn't it be nice if we could stop messing with them in the spring so we wouldn't have to now? Not a fan of daylight savings time here.
 
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Old 10-29-05, 03:41 PM
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Well, in 2007 they are going to extend it another 4 weeks til the end of November.
 
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Old 10-29-05, 08:13 PM
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Any idea why? I've never heard a good reason for DST in the first place and now they're making it longer. The world would be a better place if people started consulting me before making decisions like this. OK, maybe it would just be better for me.
 
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IMO DST makes better use of daylight hours. Back when I still worked everyday I was always glad to see the end of DST every year - it would always be dark when I got home - no need to work outside around the house

BTW someone forgot to set the forums clock
 
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I've never bought that idea - if you want to work when it's light out, get up earlier. That's actually what you're doing with DST, you're just trying to fool yourself into thinking that you're not by messing with the clock.
 
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Old 10-31-05, 09:22 AM
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I heard they are extending DST to save on energy. In my part of the NE it can get dark as early as 4:30 so most businesses have to use additional power for lights, etc. Extending DST should keep energy costs down for businesses and probably homeowners too.
 
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Old 10-31-05, 11:40 AM
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In the winter, it's dark when I go to work and dark when I come home. How is screwing with the clock making a difference?
 
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Not everyone [probably most] is willing to get up early to make use of the extra daylight hours. That is why we have DST.
 
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I am happy about the hour back! More time to work in the mornings since I wake up early and get home late...it's too dark. Plus, we got that 1 more hour of sleep or of doing "whatever". Tho, I 4got the time change Sunday morning (Sat night) so I woke up early and started with the power saw outside @ 7am when it was really 6am...sorry neighbors!!! It's kinda cool cuz besides just working around the house on the weekends, now I can do a little more with the sun out in the morning..
 
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Old 10-31-05, 05:46 PM
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You are getting up earlier. I just can't figure out how screwing with the clock makes that better.
 
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By changing the time, those who would normally sleep in the early daylight hours are forced to wake up which in turn means they are using less electricity in the evening before turning in for the day.
 
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So, what you're saying is that for some people it's easier to get up early if the clock says it's not early? I'm a morning person, so getting up early has always been easy for me, thus I never saw changing the clock as helpful.
 
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