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Daylight Knock Off This Nonsense Time

Spring forward 1/2 hour one time, then never play these stupid time adjustment games again.
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I'm sure this has been suggested a million times but I'm not seeing it anywhere.

I don't even know if anybody supports daylight savings / daylight standard time shifts any more, but I sure don't.

doctorremulac3, Mar 13 2017

" Your proposal is acceptable " https://www.youtube...watch?v=Cp0I9qLE0VA
[normzone, Mar 17 2017]

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       DST is an asset: it allows America to be pissed off at something other than politics.
whatrock, Mar 13 2017
  

       1/2 an hour would be bad. Go for a full hour. And I am also sure it's been suggested a million times.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 13 2017
  

       Twenty seconds a day would be less traumatic.
normzone, Mar 13 2017
  

       Incremental : half the year, every day 20 seconds gets added, the other half subtracted.   

       [edit] dammit [norm]
FlyingToaster, Mar 13 2017
  

       Why not simply reduce your planet's axial tilt, and fix the problem once and for all ? Change it to 10 degrees - there'll still be enough for a bit of seasonal variation, but not enough change in day length to matter.   

       Plus, the polar regions will start to ice up more.
8th of 7, Mar 13 2017
  

       I began doing maths at this issue using interweb information, but the answer had two challenges.   

       One, I could tell you when it would happen naturally (given a little push) but it was so far away I knew no one would care.   

       Two, I couldn't figure out how to give it the push.
normzone, Mar 13 2017
  

       Use a tractor/pressor beam mounted on your moon's surface. Altenate "push" and "pull" sequences so that the overall forces on the moon cancel out, but the cumulative effect is to alter your planet's axial tilt. It's a fairly slow process, but that's good as it allows fine adjustments to be made.   

       Even something small, like a 5 PetaWatt GPG, will do the job.
8th of 7, Mar 13 2017
  

       [8th], have you run that idea past the Borg physics team? I only ask because I know you're the collective's Tea Boy and Junior Janitor, and your physics lot might spot a flaw in your idea.   

       In particular, the only bit I don't get about your suggestion is how exactly it's meant to work.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 13 2017
  

       Might be interesting to just say 7:00 AM is always right at sunrise wherever you are no matter where the Earth is in its orbit around the sun and and sunset is always at 8:PM. If you're living in a place where your day turns out to be 6 months long, so be it. Work it out. Serves you right for living in a weird place.
doctorremulac3, Mar 13 2017
  

       It was a silly contract with the universe that's for sure, but we've only a few billion payments until we repay our time debt and our daylight savings account goes back into the black. Amazing how many people don't realise they are living on borrowed time.
bigsleep, Mar 13 2017
  

       Perhaps instead of changing the clocks, we should all move one time zone to the east in the winter, and one time zone to the west in the spring?
Wrongfellow, Mar 14 2017
  

       Depending on which direction the first movement is, that's either going to be very bad for the population of California, or very bad for the population of Maine, Massachusets, New Jersey and Florida.   

       <folds out camp stool, unpacks thermos of coffee and bag of sandwiches, settles down to wait with evil anticipatory glee>
8th of 7, Mar 14 2017
  

       Naturally Indiana would stay put.
RayfordSteele, Mar 14 2017
  

       I spent two winters in Denver, and I swore each one would be my last.   

       You can have my California when you pry it from my warm, dead fingers.
normzone, Mar 16 2017
  

       Your proposal is acceptable.
8th of 7, Mar 16 2017
  

       (link)
normzone, Mar 17 2017
  

       We will all move to 'alt-time', where it is always whatever time you say it is
hippo, Mar 17 2017
  

       Why don't we all just move to GMT and to hell with it?
smendler, Mar 19 2017
  
      
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