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Lig Lira
Freedom Confederation
Posted - 2005.03.27 12:51:00 - [1]

Daylight savings is a big steaming heap of crap.

I found this US based website on which you can sign a petition to get rid of it. I couldn't find anything for the UK though Sad.

Posted - 2005.03.27 13:06:00 - [2]

Agreed... Other countries don't have it and guess what? No one dies, computers don't freeze, cars don't crash and birds don't fall from the sky... Well, ok some of those things might happen, but it's nothing to do with GMT+1... Smile

Jinhai Storm
Pat Sharp's Potato Rodeo
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2005.03.27 13:45:00 - [3]

Edited by: Jinhai Storm on 27/03/2005 13:45:07
I take it neither of you live or work in the UK then? When your up at 5am for a work-shift, DST is a welcome comming, specially in areas where darkness = you being a walking sack of dead meat. DST is there due to the fact that optherwise you'ld have kitds walking to school in the dark at times, and in a lot o british cities, that is NOT a good idea! Too many weirdos and nutcases around.


Morne Attitude
Posted - 2005.03.27 16:36:00 - [4]

Edited by: Aaldayn on 27/03/2005 16:36:31
Wasn't the DST made to save oil?

A Blue Goat
Posted - 2005.03.27 20:47:00 - [5]

I was playing EvE at 12AM this morning and then suddenly my systray clock went 'TWO O'CLOCK'D!!' and I was like 'OMGWTFBBQ!'.

For this reason, it should be abolished.

Posted - 2005.03.27 20:59:00 - [6]

It's called "daylight savings time" for a reason.
I don't really recall when it started.
But it was after the gmt where finalised atleast.
It might have been originated in lamp oil savings though.
However I hardly belive it whould have been accepted just becus of that reason.

But as I tried to start whit.
DST have it's use.
And I for one don't like to wake up at 5 0'clock in the morning.

Arcane Velshologies
Posted - 2005.03.27 21:07:00 - [7]

I believe it was for farmers to have more time for ummm farming during the wars

Posted - 2005.03.27 21:36:00 - [8]

I found this on t'internet. Spreads a bit of light on the subject Laughing

The form of governmental tampering (with GMT) has generally been the institution of Summer Time, advancing the legal time by one hour during the summer months in order to promote greater efficiency in the use of the daylight hours and of artificial lighting; originally introduced as a wartime measure in 1916, this has been continued through peacetime as well, with occasional variations such as double summer time (advancing the clocks by a second hour for part of the summer) in World War 2—the government files on which in the Public Record Office (now National Archives) having, when the closure period was first set (probably late 1960s), been deemed so sensitive as to merit a closure period of 100 years—and the experiment with British Standard Time from 1968 to 1972, by which the time was advanced by one hour from GMT throughout the year. In addition, the precise start and end dates and times for Summer Time have been the subject of a great many individual orders

Dust Puppy
Posted - 2005.03.27 22:09:00 - [9]

Well it's useless for me I never wake up till 14.00 Shocked

The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2005.03.27 22:18:00 - [10]

I have no concept of what you mortals call "time".

Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2005.03.28 03:53:00 - [11]

Wierdly enough I live in the only provience of Canada which does not have any sort of daylight savings time.

Which to be honest, suits me just fine. I have personally never seen a reason for it.

Posted - 2005.03.28 04:33:00 - [12]

The only things it really interferes with are clocks and the TV schedule.

In all honesty, the calendar and clock need to reform. At least make a clock with 24, not 12, hours. The French remade the calendar during the French Revolution, when they remade everything - and quite well, I might add - but reinstating the old calendar was actually one of the peace terms that France had to make after Napoleon was beaten for the first time. I believe the French calendar had 10 days per week, and this is why the rest of Europe wanted to get rid of it; no Sunday, so no church, and thus no way to use the church's power to control the peasants. You know that there is no reason for the year to start when it does, right? Ideally, the year should start at a solstice or equinox.
In reality, daylight savings isn't strong enough, the daylight changes by much more than an hour. If someone finally reforms the clock, they will probably base the new hour on the appropriate amount of time to adjust for daylight savings.

In short, everything related to measuring time needs to change, and making daylight savings time a global standard would naturally go along with it. But, it's incredibly unlikely that humans will change the way they record time, like the US's inability to convert to the metric system but far more stubborn, so it won't happen.

The Drekla Consortium
Posted - 2005.03.28 11:12:00 - [13]

dunno if it's been said but it was put in to safe monney.wou wouldn't have to put on the lights so early in the evening. I think it was calculated to €10 per year per person or household I don't remember €10 doesn't seem much but it is in a colective.

Psymon R
Posted - 2005.03.28 12:14:00 - [14]

Edited by: Psymon R on 28/03/2005 12:15:19
Wikipedia gives the following info about DST

I think it interesting that if the opponents of the current system got their way in the UK... the two ways people have suggested it is done is either to change to CET or keep daylight saving but have CET and CET+1... either way that would mean that Greenwich would never be at GMT... Shocked

I also like it that because of the devolution of power in Scotland that the rest of the UK could theoretically change, and Scotland stay as it is...

**edited to make link clickable

Asharee Intrefer
Their Damnedest Day
Posted - 2005.03.28 12:27:00 - [15]

And reports are showing that during the Cold War Soviet stole great quantities of Saved Daylight, which was hoarded and still is saved in caches deep within the Ural Mountains.

Typherin laidai
Ars ex Discordia
Posted - 2005.03.29 08:56:00 - [16]

Daylight Saving in UK is actually to give farmers more time in their fields Wink

Stuff Farmers ... Down with DST !!!


Veto Corp
Posted - 2005.03.29 11:37:00 - [17]

Originally by: Asharee Intrefer
And reports are showing that during the Cold War Soviet stole great quantities of Saved Daylight, which was hoarded and still is saved in caches deep within the Ural Mountains.



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