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Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby maverick » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:20 am

Which would you prefer if it came up for a vote:

A. Standard Time

B. Daylight Savings Time

C. As it is currently 4 months of PST and 8 months DST

My vote would be for B.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby The Other Tom » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:45 am

maverick wrote:Which would you prefer if it came up for a vote:

A. Pacific Standard Time

B. Daylight Savings Time

C. As it is currently 4 months of PST and 8 months DST

My vote would be for B.

I think you mean "standard time" for A. Some of us are on eastern time :)
Of course, we could all be like China...one time zone for the whole country (would normally be 8 zones).

Having said all that, I would pick B as well.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby oldranger » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:22 pm

personally it makes no difference to me. I mostly like to play outdoors when it is light and indoors when it is dark! Time is irrelevent except for coordinating activities with others. I find it difficult to do some things as early in the day as I would like because some of my friends sleep later than I do.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:23 pm

Daylight savings for sure, I think the whole time change is silly.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby Snowtrout » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:48 pm

I like "C". If we stayed on pst throughout the year, the sun would be up around 4:45am and down around 7:15 during the summer (Central Cal). If we stayed on DST throughout the year, the sun would be up around 8:15 and be down around 5:45 in the winter.

I rather have more light in the evening during the summer and more light in the morning during the winter.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby giantbrookie » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:56 pm

For hiking it makes little difference to me, but for some other operations I'd prefer standard time all year around. I do not know of another country that switches between a standard and "daylight savings" (or any country that does 'daylight savings', period), so this is a pain to me, and I suspect others who communicate frequently with those overseas, given that the time difference between us and folks overseas is different at different times of the year.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:14 am

I don't care what time frame we use across the country but I hate the hour change thing. Finally it was light when I went to work and now it's dark again. All the reasons that system was put in no longer exist. Maybe I should move to Arizona where they don't do it and that will fix the problem.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby longri » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:48 am

giantbrookie wrote:I do not know of another country that switches between a standard and "daylight savings"

There are quite a number that do. Most of the countries in Europe, for example.

What about Nepal? They don't have daylight saving time there but their time zone is shifted by 15 minutes instead of an integral number of hours.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby rlown » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:07 am

had to have the china team shift their meeting times as for me they were already late night, and the shift would have moved them an hour later.

A silly practice. Plus heart attacks are more prevalent the 3 days following the spring time shift.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby sparky » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:34 pm

A definitely. I dont like to spring ahead my clock.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby LMBSGV » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:39 pm

I'd like to propose a D. to the A. B. and C. That is, go back to daylight savings time that made better sense in terms of light and dark hours, such as we had for many years. The spring forward would be the 4th Sunday in March and the fall back the 4th Sunday in October. So that's 7 months daylight savings time and 5 months standard time.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time or Pacific Standard Time?

Postby Baffman » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:23 pm

Don't care which one. Just quit changing it!
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