• @[email protected]
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    Every time I see a meme like this, I freak out a little bit because I wonder if it’s happening soon

    I’ve been an adult through 20+ changes of the clock, and I still will not know when it’s time to change them until 3 days before

    • @5dashes
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      3 days before?
      If anything I notice the wrong time on my oven.

      • Semi-Hemi-Demigod
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        Found the guy without kids. Each switch is hell for 3-7 days, regardless of age. I like to know it’s coming way ahead of time so I can start adjusting their schedules to limit the damage.

        • RQG
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          57 months ago

          This guy kids.

          I hate daylight savings even more since I have kids.

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        • @hoch
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          57 months ago

          TIL Austrialia has their own weird daylight savings time

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    • GrimSheeper
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      Perhaps the only good thing about living in Arizona is that I don’t have to deal with daylight savings time. We have too much daylight here as it is

      • @[email protected]
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        37 months ago

        I’ll be sure to feel sorry for you when I get to work at 8am, leave at 4pm and it’s dark at both times. That’s in winter when times have been adjusted for daylight saving too 😞

    • @[email protected]
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      20+ time changes just accounts for the last 10+ years (assuming you live in an area with DST)

  • Unaware7013
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    Goddamnit , I thought the US Congress got rid of daylight savings time, but as always, it looks to have does in the house.

  • @Etterra
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    207 months ago

    Daylight Savings is bad and its defenders should feel bad.

    • @[email protected]
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      I wouldn’t mind moving forward an hour permanently, but first light at 3 AM with a 4:30 sunrise fucking blows. I’d much rather have it be light until 9 than 8, and I suspect way more people are still awake until 9 than those who get up around 4.

    • @Agent641
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      Western Australia has successfully defended itself against the restern Australia and their demonic timewizardry

    • @thebestaquaman
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      To be fair: If you live in the south, it doesn’t make much sense, but if you live a bit further north it’s the difference between getting up when the sun is a a reasonable place, or getting up in the middle of the night (winter) or the middle of the day (summer). I want it to be light out when I’m awake, not when it’s sleeping time.

      Turns out it’s easier to adjust the clock than to say “work starts at 9 in the winter and at 8 in the summer”

      • @CoggyMcFee
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        I don’t want it to be dark so early. Living in the north, even with the extra morning hour in winter I still have to wake up in darkness. What’s the use of it?

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    me returning from work in the dark after spending all afternoon under cold white artificial lighting, and no dst:

  • @[email protected]
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    Let’s just flip a coin. Heads we stick with summer time, tails we stick with standard. In 2026 it goes live. Gives everyone 2 years to update what they need. Humans will adapt.

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        97 months ago

        Sure, I’m down. My point is, there’s really no point to over-analyse it. Choose one, flip a coin, hold a referendum, I really don’t care as long as we stop having these pointless changes twice a year.

        There just always seems to be an excuse and then it goes into an argument of standard over summer. It really doesn’t matter. It’s impossible to please all and cover every single use-case. Humans will adapt.

    • @datelmd5sum
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      I know I might be crazy for saying this, but I prefer midnight to be at 00:00, not 01:00.

  • @[email protected]
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    Just push the whole world time 30mins into the past/future and abolish it completely. No need for that stupid shit.

      • @saltesc
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        Meanwhile, I have to take Vitamin D supplements during winter because I’m up in the dark, working inside during the sunlight hours, and knock off just in time for the sun to disappear and take the dog for a run on a sport field under flood lights.

        But let’s save an hour of sunlight in summer months so dinner can feel like second lunch and we have to block out the windows to start feeling sleepy in the evening to prepare for bed.

        Fuck the circadium rythm! /s

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          because I’m up in the dark, working inside during the sunlight hours, and knock off just in time for the sun to disappear and take the dog for a run on a sport field under flood lights.

          That’s the current pattern with changing the time back for the winter to try to get people more light. Daylight at the (eg) NYC latitude at the solstice is about 7 to 4:30, so most people get up with or before the sun, then leave work after it sets. Unless you’re proposing we shift back 2 hours, permanent summer clocks would only change that people would see the sun as they leave work rather than when they go to it.

          Either way people with seasonal affective disorder still wouldn’t get enough sun.

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          There are a bunch of US states that already have trigger laws ready for when the federal government does away with DST. I personally cannot wait for that change.

    • @CustosliberaOP
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      Hard agree.

      It’s a terrible terrible invention.

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        But what do you do instead? Take a look at when some parts of the world would see their sunrise and sunset if all the world switched to winter time or summer time forever. What works at one place, results in a crazy daylight cycle in another.

  • @Agent641
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    alarm goes off

    me staring at the numbers

    “I’ve forgotten how to read.”

  • @Koof_on_the_Roof
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    Daylight saving is supposed to save a huge amount of energy, and I am all for that…, but could we maybe still not do it?.. Maybe just hibernate for the winter…, save loads more energy and, yes, solved it … and…sleep 😁

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      Annoying part is it doesn’t even save a huge amount of energy. Negligible amounts either way.

      • @[email protected]
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        Missed work and sleep cycle disregulation effects are not trivial either. It’s dumb. Pathetic that our spineless politicians can’t even do something simple and non partisan like getting rid of this bullshit.

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          Yeah, tell me about it…


          Edit: Hey, I just looked it up and apparently at least some of them did try back in 2022. From Wikipedia:

          In 2022, the United States Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act which would permanently activate daylight saving time, but it was not approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.[3]

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          sleep cycle disregulation effects are not trivial either

          I get that there’ve been studies about this so it’s hard for me to argue, but I still can’t quite understand how it has such a strong effect. If someone happens to be busy one night and goes to sleep an hour later than usual it doesn’t seem like the end of the world to me.

          • @Koof_on_the_Roof
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            I think it’s like jet lag. We have our own natural time and sleep rhythms. If you go to bed late yes your tired the next day, but your time sleep rhythm is not affected, your body knows it is short of sleep. When someone messes with the clock your body is out of sync for a number of days.

          • @[email protected]
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            Multiply the small effects you can imagine by about a billion. Even small disturbances have an impact at this scale.

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              at this scale

              At what scale? It’s losing an hour of sleep, which people who aren’t terribly overworked or on super tight schedules should be able to handle without much issue. I still don’t really see the difference between losing a single hour of sleep one day and moving clocks.

    • @[email protected]
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      27 months ago

      Back in the day it did because people could keep their lights off for longer. But now they need to keep their AC on more.

  • AaronStC
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    107 months ago

    Did daylight savings just start somewhere in the world or is this meme completely out of season?

  • solidsnake2085
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    97 months ago

    Instead of springing forward, let’s just keep falling back every year. Eventually it’ll work out.

  • @[email protected]
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    27 months ago

    Daylight saving change on the 29th of October in the UK. This post made me panic thinking I’d missed it!