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Time change, yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Social' started by Mendalla, Mar 12, 2018.

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How do you think we should handle time?

  1. Status quo, changing clocks in spring and fall

  2. Standard time year round

  3. Daylight savings time year round

  4. Same time year round but don't care which

  5. Don't care

  6. None of the above, will explain in a post

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  1. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Okay, this has turned into a hot topic in Last Post, so it is time for a showdown. There are actually more than two options since if we stop changing time, we could choose to stay on either Standard or Daylight Time. Votes are public and cannot be changed, so choose well. You have 1 week to vote.

    Go!
     
  2. Northwind

    Northwind Still knitting. Singing when I can.

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    I really liked living in a region that did not have DST. It made life easier, though being on the edge of the time zone meant we did have to adjust if we went to AB in the summer.

    AB wanted to ditch DST and go to SK time. That would be incredibly stupid. Our region would be two hours time difference from our neighbours. If we'r going to stay in one time it needs to be mountain time with maybe some pockets of SK time where applicable.
     
  3. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    I only heard that being proposed by one person. Were there others supporting the SK time? As it is, SK isn't following the standard timezone from what I've heard.
    I want to go off, but in a consist way. Everyone should ditch. I think AB staying as MST makes the most sense. I'm also ok if we stayed on MDT permanently, but again need consistency so should be the same as Montana and then BC on PDT permanently. Everyone just sticking to their standard times seems to be the simpler answer.
     
  4. Kimmio

    Kimmio Fun with app art

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    I don't know if I really cared before now or not...but this year I can say, I don't like DST. It's thrown me off, the last couple of days. I actually forgot about it Saturday night - and I screwed up my day on Sunday. The clocks on my devices change automatically but my other clocks don't. That's a hassle and can throw you off. I don't see why it's really necessary. But as long as we do have DST, I think Apple should put a big memo up for the day that pops up a few times: "The time has changed. The clock moved ahead 1 hour today!" ...just like their update announcements, that you have to read before closing...so you are sure to notice it.
     
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  5. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    lol Canadians and their Controversy
    can't wait 2 read aboot this on CBC :p
    anyhew
    Standard Time but only if All of Canada does it
    There is evidence that these these time changes changes contribute to pointless deaths... *

    * tho i like this title more. it has more punch
     
  6. Seeler

    Seeler Well-Known Member

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    I read somewhere recently hat it would make sense if NB changedd from Atlantic timee to Eastern time so we would be on the same time as Quebec and eastern Ontario. If only we had stayed on Standard time this summer while they switched to Daylight we coould test this out.

    Whatever - I don't like this switching twice a year. I am always feeling 'off' for a week or two after it happens. Confusing.
     
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  7. revjohn

    revjohn Well-Known Member

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    I have never noticed any ill-effects from the time change.

    Certainly, since I have been ordained the timing of the time changes (always sometime early Sunday morning) is of interest and yes there have been one or two times that a couple arrived for worship as we were pronouncing the benediction or, arriving at an empty building with me commenting on how early they came to worship.

    Apart from that no observable issues.

    Since my early teens I have always been early to bed. 11pm is a late night. I can, if necessary go later. It has just never been my habit. I am also an early riser. I routinely am up to greet the sunrise, somedays I am already at the office and at work as the sun climbs over the horizon. If I am not up much before the sun I am okay with that. If I am up way before the sun I am okay with that.

    I generally have an office with good exposure to light so I do not spend most of my day in the dark.

    I still remember my final November in Vancouver (1997) when we had 17 hours of sunlight all month. Most days it was raining so we all sloshed to work and stayed wet and miserable all day. DST doesn't help then. It does explain why for some of us humans sunlight is so important. So I can understand why DST was useful.

    Anecdotally, I have only observed that my close friends who complain loudest about DST are also those who routinely complain about how poorly they sleep all year long.

    I don't think I have ever had a night where I couldn't sleep. My wife hates that aspect about me. As soon as I get horizontal, my eyes close and my head hits pillow I am 5 to 10 minutes away from being dead to the world. Unless the dogs need something in the middle of the night I sleep straight through.

    And those times when the clocks change I change them (those that still need to be reset manually) before I go to bed and then I say to myself before I nod off.

    I've never slept through an alarm. Never used the snooze. Most always awake 2-3 minutes before the alarm goes off.

    DST is, for me, a ritual thing. And I only participate in the ritual because if I don't I am going to be way early or way late to my next appointment.
     
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  8. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    There is no standard time ... time changes and thus stays a head 've Jae ... he just doesn't see it due to the agga pei function ... tis Holi ... and of gorse ... thorns ... to generate points ...
     
  9. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    By passage of rites ... you appear to have gotten through it ...

    I experience much the same ... although I wake sometimes in the night to meditate about some image of incarnate nature that appeared in the dark. I find these incarnations interesting and curious ... I've been told by some firm souls that they don't exist ... and thus are abstract images ... is that haree or what? That dark Eire djinn ... as hue that isn't ... a deficiency of awareness?
     
  10. Northwind

    Northwind Still knitting. Singing when I can.

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    I could be confused and would prefer that I was confused rather than that being the option. My only source of information on this was CBC news so I'm sure I got that information there.

    BC has pockets of Mountain Time (Peace Region, Cranbrook) and that seems to work well. Of course, the mountain time zone areas are separated from the rest of the province by mountains so that is a factor that Alberta doesn't have. I'm sure though, mountains do not need to be involved to have pockets of SK time.
     
  11. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Valee times ...
     
  12. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    DST story of the day. We have a fancy Japanese rice cooker with a timer. Mrs. M normally sets it to finish at 18:00 (it uses 24 hour time), ie. 6pm, which is when we normally eat. Last night I got home and she was frowning at it, wondering why it sounded like it was still boiling when it should be almost done. Then it hit me: its clock probably hadn't been reset and she didn't notice the time on it when she set it up.:rolleyes:

    And that's as much why I find the time change a problem as the sleep issues. There are simply so many time-sensitive things that can get messed up anymore. As more and more such devices get "connected" through the so-called Internet of Things, I imagine they will start updating automatically as phones and PCs do, but that is still a ways off.

    The issue in Ontario would be the far Northwest. Once you get West of Lake Superior, Ontario actually has a strip that is in Central time. So if we were going to put the whole province on a single time, we would have to adopt Central Daylight Time in that end and leave the main part on Eastern Standard. That would put both on the same time. Alternatively, follow the Chinese model and simply declare that all of Ontario is in Eastern time and adopt that as the standard.
     
  13. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    God gave us the dark power of time to keep those confused over not having time to think ... comes later! Thus equivalence of death and wisdom ... as something smart would stop emotional folks in their traxs ... the STING?
     
  14. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

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    I was driving around town yesterday and was amused that one thing that doesn't seem to "auto-update" are electronic signs. So, the arena, the community centre and the high school were all displaying the wrong time yesterday. I am relieved that my programmable thermostat is correct again for a few months.
     
  15. KayTheCurler

    KayTheCurler Well-Known Member

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    I had no meaningful problems with staying on the same time as usual. All my appliances and clocks continued to display the correct time. Only ONE exception. My cell phone decided to set itself to Manitoba time! I have no idea why it did that and I was not favourably impressed.
     
  16. Northwind

    Northwind Still knitting. Singing when I can.

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    That doesn't have to be a problem. BC's northeast and southeast are different zones from the rest of the province and it works.
     
  17. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Mine is easy to change and even if I miss it, Mrs. M tends to notice fairly quickly.
     
  18. Hilary

    Hilary Member at Large

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    My concern is for people who have to take medication at the same time every day. Do you gradually change to the new time - adding/subtracting 10 minutes per day until you get to the right time? Or is your 1:00 injection now at 2:00 every day?
     
  19. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Maintain pharmaceutical dosages ... remain high ...

    Gives a break to Christian humility ... Eve and further out ...
     
  20. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    Rarely are meds that specific in terms of timing. With all of mine 'before bed' 'in the morning' is good enough. Some need to be more careful that that, but an hour is rarely enough to throw things off. If it is, a doctor or pharmacist can make recommendations for time changes - be it timezone differences or DST.
     
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