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Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

It's Daylight Savings Time!

I love this time of the season. Yeah, we lose an hour but to me this signifies the first important step to ending Winter, and that Spring is around the corner. Love that it gets dark later too! Some people don't like the adjustments, but it's never taken me more than a day or two to get used to. Anyway:

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Reply It's Daylight Savings Time! (Original post)
Polybius Mar 2019 OP
itsrobert Mar 2019 #1
Polybius Mar 2019 #3
PJMcK Mar 2019 #2
Polybius Mar 2019 #5
PJMcK Mar 2019 #7
Polybius Mar 2019 #10
DontBooVote Mar 2019 #8
ADX Mar 2019 #4
Ms. Toad Mar 2019 #6
Polybius Mar 2019 #9
Ms. Toad Mar 2019 #13
Tipperary Mar 2019 #11
Timewas Mar 2019 #12
House of Roberts Mar 2019 #14
Cold War Spook Mar 2019 #18
House of Roberts Mar 2019 #19
Polybius Mar 2019 #20
Cold War Spook Mar 2019 #23
Journeyman Mar 2019 #15
sinkingfeeling Mar 2019 #16
Polybius Mar 2019 #21
DFW Mar 2019 #17
Awsi Dooger Mar 2019 #22

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:34 PM

1. It sucks

And moving your clocks ahead 1 hour doesn't bring Spring any faster. Just stick with one time.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:41 PM

3. It doesn't bring Spring any faster

But it does get you in the Spring feel. I'm bursting with happiness today. The inconvenience is only twice a year. My whole life I've been doing it, I can't imagine having one time all year.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:40 PM

2. Look at the picture you posted

It's singular, not plural.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:45 PM

5. Ahh just noticed

Good call, thanks. I changed it.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:47 PM

7. Sorry, I didn't mean to be snarky

I hit send before my empathic brain kicked in.

Have a good week, Polybius.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:55 PM

10. You we're snarky at all

I guess I was too tired from DST that I didn't notice the "s" was missing.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:47 PM

8. Thank goodness you've straightened that out! Where will you use your powers next?

 

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:42 PM

4. Daylight savings time sucks...

 

...Leave the clock alone!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:46 PM

6. A day or two, a 24% increase in heart attacks, a few more fatal car accidents.

I doubt the folks who have a heart attack - or died in a fatal car crash - agree that it is worth it just for a sign that winter is ending.

https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/heart-health/why-daylight-saving-time-could-increase-your-heart-attack-risk
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11152980

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 01:53 PM

9. Heart attacks?

If you have a heart attack after missing just one hour less of sleep, then the person likely already had serious heart problems. Wouldn't that be like having a heart attack from just one triple bacon cheeseburger with extra cheese? Actually that's a lot worse than missing an hour.

I don't work Sundays, and I do feel sorry for those who do during DST. However, by Monday my body is always ready.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:11 PM

13. It's a 24% increase - without a corresponding decrease in subsequent days.

After adjustment for trend and seasonal effects, the Monday following spring time changes was associated with a 24% increase in daily AMI counts (p=0.011), and the Tuesday following fall changes was conversely associated with a 21% reduction (p=0.044). No other weekdays in the weeks following DST changes demonstrated significant associations.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4189320/

You are seriously misinterpreting the medical evidence of the harm caused by the spring DST shift.

Despite common opinion that the DST spring shift leads to the relatively inconsequential loss of 1 h of sleep on the same night, increased sleep fragmentation and sleep latency present a cumulative effect of sleep loss at least across the following week, possibly longer . . . . Janszky and Ljung first reported a higher incidence of AMI following the spring DST shift, which was more pronounced in women. We reviewed the available literature on this association [10], and found another six studies, four conducted in Europe and two in the United States, accounting for a total of 87,994 cases. Although there were differences among each other, they all supported the existence of an association between DST and the risk of AMI, particularly after the spring DST transition, with an increase ranging from 4 to 29%. In particular, three studies report a higher incidence on Monday, and only four provide an analysis by separating subgroups by gender


https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11739-018-1900-4

As to eating a single triple bacon cheeseburger with extra cheese being a more significant risk - nonsense. Even if you follow traditional notions of cholesterol consumed => serum cholesterol, the risk from a single triple bacon cheeseburger with extra chees is insignificant. In addition, there is a growing body of evidence that serum cholesterol is not directly linked to consumption of cholesterol. Many people who eat a ketogenic diet (generally more than 50% fat) have significantly lower cholesterol than those who eat high carbohydrate diets.



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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:00 PM

11. Agree.

 

I do not have to work anymore , but I still hate this time from when I did.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:02 PM

12. Archaic

And ridiculous process that does nothing

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:23 PM

14. I work second shift, so five days a week the extra hour of daylight doesn't help.

But over weekends I get an hour more time to work outside. Without the time change I'd never get my employer to change my schedule.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 06:40 PM

18. How do you get an hour more of daylight on your days off.

 

If you work days, then you get an extra hour of daylight when you get off. If you aren't working, your days have just the same amount of sunlight whether or not there is DST.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 07:54 PM

19. My body rhythm adjusts to my work schedule, CST or CDT.

Even today I had another hour of waking daylight than I did yesterday. If I worked day shift, I'd still have one more hour of daylight after work. I'd still get off work at 3:30pm, CST or CDT, whether the sun goes down at 5:49pm CST or 6:49pm CDT.

I guess if some sit on their ass indoors all the time, they don't benefit from DST. I don't choose to do that. Most of my chores are outdoors. Especially in the Spring and Fall.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:50 PM

20. Completely agree

Seems like we're the only ones in here that like DST, I'm very surprised.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:14 PM

23. The only thing I find wrong is,

 

up North, the children have to walk to school in the dark. It should start later in the year.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 02:58 PM

15. It's been a busy night at Stonehenge . . .

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 04:34 PM

16. I hate getting up in the dark. Detest daylight savings.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 09:52 PM

21. Why?

Do you hate it because your house is dark in the morning, or do you have driving (or taking the bus) in the dark?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 06:29 PM

17. That depends on where you are.

We don't have it for another three weeks.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 11:20 PM

22. Twilight golf is possible again

 

That's what the clock change means to me. And it is a big deal. My local course keeps twilight at 3 PM all year long so it's a waste during Standard Time.

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