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Post by Cody » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:40 am

Once again, DST is with us! One hundred bloody years of it now! I hate it - all discombobulated, I am!
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Post by Smivs » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:58 pm

<nods in agreement>
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Re: DST (BST)

Post by Wildeblood » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:32 pm

DST serves one very important social function: sorting rational people from authoritarian, conformist, mindless people who will tolerate any nonsense.

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Re: DST (BST)

Post by ffutures » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:21 pm

Not being a morning person, I find DST preferable - light until much later in the evening.

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Re: DST (BST)

Post by Fritz » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:06 pm

Same with me, but I could live with DST in winter too. Not DST is the problem, the changing is the problem. It makes people sick, and it causes more accidents.

The meridian thing is not so important, you just have to get used to it. Look at Spain and France for example - they should use GMT, like Portugal, but they use CET. In China there is only one time zone, although there could be four or even five (this is probably more sensible than four time zones in Australia, where three would be "correct"...).
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Re: DST (BST)

Post by phkb » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:58 pm

Fritz wrote:our time zones in Australia, where three would be "correct"
Queenslanders... what can I say? :)

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Post by Wildeblood » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:58 am

phkb wrote:
Fritz wrote:four time zones in Australia, where three would be "correct"
Queenslanders... what can I say? :)
You could say, "If only Sydneysiders were as smart as Queenslanders, and resisted the DST nonsense too."

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Re: DST (BST)

Post by phkb » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:49 am

Wildeblood wrote:You could say, "If only Sydneysiders were as smart as Queenslanders, and resisted the DST nonsense too."
Touché.

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Re: DST (BST)

Post by Fritz » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:33 pm

If the map in Wikipedia is correct, the most strange time zone is in the south-east corner of West Australia. It looks like there is not much more than one village in this area...

I now declare my house to be GMT+0:45! :D
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Re: DST (BST)

Post by spud42 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:45 am

phkb wrote:
Fritz wrote:our time zones in Australia, where three would be "correct"
Queenslanders... what can I say? :)
oi!!! watch it mate!! that extra hour of sunlight will fade my curtains... not to mention it upsets the cows!!!! lol
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Post by Cody » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:52 pm

Hooray! Blighty has returned to Zulu time!

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Post by Cody » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:08 pm

Good on Finland - hope they succeed!

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Post by Smivs » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:17 pm

My friend John adjusts his bed time over the week before the change to help him cope. This year he got it the wrong way round :lol:
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Re: DST (BST)

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:56 am

Wildeblood wrote:
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:58 am
phkb wrote:
Fritz wrote:four time zones in Australia, where three would be "correct"
Queenslanders... what can I say? :)
You could say, "If only Sydneysiders were as smart as Queenslanders, and resisted the DST nonsense too."

Heh.. I maintain that SE Queensland is so far east of Sydney that it should have its own timezone.. :twisted:
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