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Something Arizona does right

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Richard Henry, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. No Daylight Savings Time.
  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest


    We don't need no mo' daylight... we have enough already ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  3. And soon the illegal aliens will complain because they need that extra hour of
    daylight to cross over the border. I can see the ACLU filing a lawsuit now.

    Hawaii doesn't have DST either, and it's a long swim from Mexico.
  4. Jim hates daylight saving as an idea. He thinks the sun shines out of his
    ass and he doesn't want to get up an hour early for anyone.
  5. krw

    krw Guest

    Ship some this way then. We can use any you don't want.
  6. DaveC

    DaveC Guest

    No Daylight Savings Time.

    I miss it. Not the lack of silly clock-changing, but having the sun rise and
    set *on time*. Not having to change your internal clock is an added bonus.
    former Tucsonian

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  7. Ross Herbert

    Ross Herbert Guest

    Good on ya Arizona...

    Perth (Western Australia) is going through the DST battle for the 3rd
    time in 15 years - a referendum defeated it on both previous

    The crux of the issue is that Perth already has more sunlight hours
    than any other capital city. Perth is actually (solar time) about 2hrs
    20min behind the east coast cities of Melbourne and Sydney (which do
    have DST during summer) but for convenience sake we operate on a 2 hr
    difference in winter and 3 hrs in summer when they have DST. This
    means we already have 20min DST all year round as it is, but that is
    ok. Business which has vested interests and the younger carefree part
    of the community who only think of having more time to booze and
    nightclub and surf are all for DST during summer but the older and
    wiser part of the community is saying NO! Perth has just experienced a
    weeks run of around 40C (2 days above 42C) so we don't need more
    sunlight hours.

    Perth has an average of more than 8 hours sunlight ALL year round with
    summer peaking at an average of over 10 hrs per day. Sydney on the
    east coast is lucky to average just over 6hrs per day all year round
    yet our state leaders want US to have even more daylight hours to play
    with. Bah - humbug, I say - I don't get to watch the 7pm tv news now
    (we are again currently trialling DST) and because it is still light
    outside I keep working. It just means burning the candle at both ends
    as far as I am concerned. While you are young it is fine but as you
    get older it is no fun anymore.
  8. My work allows some degree of flex-time. You are expected to work at
    least 40 hours a week, be in plant (or call in to meetings) during
    core time (9AM-3PM). make all your appointments, and be there when the
    boss calls an all-hands meeting. So I could just get up at the same
    sun time as before, but that would put in the bad traffic an hour
    later than usual.
  9. Nah, you just want your time to be the same as California's
    for part of the year. You wannabes are probably glad for
    the longer DST because now you'll line up longer.
  10. Guest

    The neat thing about DST is that it serves as a perpetual demonstration of how
    easily bad ideas *will* be adopted regardless of the effect, inconvenience and
    cost because the "Everybody else is doing it" and "We Must Do ... Something"
    decision making.
  11. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest


    Most of my business comes from the eastern and central time zones...
    and Europe and Australia... less than 7% from California.

    ...Jim Thompson
  12. tlbs101

    tlbs101 Guest

    Right, and whenever I drive from Albuquerque to points-West, I can
    never figure out when to turn my watch back: at the AZ border, or the
    Colorado river. The same thing applied to making phone calls the
    Phoenix -- is it an hour earilier, or the same time?

    I finally got it all straight, but it took a while.

  13. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    During DST Arizona is two hours earlier than Mountain daylight time,
    the same as Pacific daylight time.

    ...Jim Thompson
  14. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Oooops! Make that one hour earlier :-(

    ...Jim Thompson
  15. John B

    John B Guest

    In the UK the politicians (otherwise known as '[email protected]') are talking
    about DST (Double Summer Time). The clocks will go on to CET and GMT
    will disappear completely. It will also mean that, in the middle of
    winter, it will get dark at about 3pm.
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