Time

What should we do with standard and daylight time?

Maintain the current system
13
28%
Stay on standard time the whole year
15
33%
Stay on daylight time the whole year
18
39%
 
Total votes : 46

Re: Time

Postby Urban Cowboy » Nov 5th, 2017, 3:45 pm

Time4t wrote:"Time" has long since passed to ditch the archaic practice. There is no such thing as extra daylight, our perceptions, and obsession with time management is the issue. The change cycles are well established to cause more problems than they are worth. Perhaps our respected new trial premier would be so kind as to remove one more nuisance from the mix.


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Re: Time

Postby my5cents » Dec 6th, 2017, 12:05 pm

The last post on this forum was a while ago, but there seems to be some news.

MLA (Liberal) Linda Larson (Boundary-Similkameen) has tabled a private member's bill in support of ending Daylight Savings Time (DST)

Typical of incomplete thinking, she only addresses the question as though there are only two options.

(IT DRIVES ME CRAZY !!!!!!)

Keep the system we have (Spring ahead, Fall back), or Remain on PST year round.

The media certainly never help ! They are just as bad ...... every BLOODY POLL...... only two options.

In the Castanet story telling us about the pending private member's bill ...
https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#213315
....there is a link to a radio station, "News 1130", which talks about our premier being against abolishing DST and asking British Columbians to email him.

Contained in that story is a poll by the radio station.

You guessed it !

    Should BC end Daylight Saving Time ?
    - Yes
    - No
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Re: Time

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 6th, 2017, 5:33 pm

my5cents wrote:The last post on this forum was a while ago, but there seems to be some news.

MLA (Liberal) Linda Larson (Boundary-Similkameen) has tabled a private member's bill in support of ending Daylight Savings Time (DST)

Typical of incomplete thinking, she only addresses the question as though there are only two options.

(IT DRIVES ME CRAZY !!!!!!)

Keep the system we have (Spring ahead, Fall back), or Remain on PST year round.

The media certainly never help ! They are just as bad ...... every BLOODY POLL...... only two options.

In the Castanet story telling us about the pending private member's bill ...
https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#213315
....there is a link to a radio station, "News 1130", which talks about our premier being against abolishing DST and asking British Columbians to email him.

Contained in that story is a poll by the radio station.

You guessed it !

    Should BC end Daylight Saving Time ?
    - Yes
    - No


Linda Larson, like most BC Liberal MLAs, has nothing important to complain about, hence her ridiculous DST bill. Horgan says if British Columbians want to change the status quo they should e-mail him at '[email protected]'. I wouldn't be in a big rush to do that though. The man has much bigger fish to fry at the moment.
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Re: Time

Postby my5cents » Dec 6th, 2017, 6:28 pm

Cactusflower wrote:Linda Larson, like most BC Liberal MLAs, has nothing important to complain about, hence her ridiculous DST bill. Horgan says if British Columbians want to change the status quo they should e-mail him at '[email protected]'. I wouldn't be in a big rush to do that though. The man has much bigger fish to fry at the moment.


My basic point is that here is someone else, not appreciating that there are THREE options. And it seems the one that is generally not mentioned is the most popular.

With the exception of the poll attached to this forum topic, I haven't seen a poll that present the three options.
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Re: Time

Postby Veovis » Dec 6th, 2017, 6:30 pm

only one option appeals




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Re: Time

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 6th, 2017, 8:19 pm

my5cents wrote:
Cactusflower wrote:Linda Larson, like most BC Liberal MLAs, has nothing important to complain about, hence her ridiculous DST bill. Horgan says if British Columbians want to change the status quo they should e-mail him at '[email protected]'. I wouldn't be in a big rush to do that though. The man has much bigger fish to fry at the moment.


My basic point is that here is someone else, not appreciating that there are THREE options. And it seems the one that is generally not mentioned is the most popular.

With the exception of the poll attached to this forum topic, I haven't seen a poll that present the three options.


Yes, I got your point and I agree. I'm one of the people who voted for DST year round. But, as reported in your link, the government wants people to e-mail the Premier and tell him their preference.
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Re: Time

Postby my5cents » Dec 7th, 2017, 9:38 am

Cactusflower wrote:Yes, I got your point and I agree. I'm one of the people who voted for DST year round. But, as reported in your link, the government wants people to e-mail the Premier and tell him their preference.


I did as well (Vote for DST year round)

My point was that in the same article, the station has a poll with only two options. Leaves me with the impression that the media either purposely (I can't see why) or through ignorance (get's my vote), doesn't present the three options.
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Re: Time

Postby LordEd » Dec 7th, 2017, 9:56 am

Any old electronics with fixed time zones and auto daylight time changes will be made obsolete if they can't be updated.
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Re: Time

Postby Rwede » Dec 7th, 2017, 10:07 am

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Re: Time

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 7th, 2017, 11:22 am

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Re: Time

Postby Verum » Dec 7th, 2017, 11:45 am

LordEd wrote:Any old electronics with fixed time zones and auto daylight time changes will be made obsolete if they can't be updated.

This effectively already happened 10 years ago when we adjusted the DST dates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005), when far more electronics had hard coded DST and TZ stuff. I doubt there is much out there of consequence which cannot be adjusted, though some older phones and such may be problematic. I suspect this would be a minor inconvenience at worst.
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Re: Time

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 7th, 2017, 11:47 am

Verum wrote:
LordEd wrote:Any old electronics with fixed time zones and auto daylight time changes will be made obsolete if they can't be updated.

This effectively already happened 10 years ago when we adjusted the DST dates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005), when far more electronics had hard coded DST and TZ stuff. I doubt there is much out there of consequence which cannot be adjusted, though some older phones and such may be problematic. I suspect this would be a minor inconvenience at worst.



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Re: Time

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 7th, 2017, 11:57 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Every time change i have to reset about 8 different clocks and timer devices. Im sick of it. It is compicated and time consuming. Im all for staying on standard time as sask already does


What are you complaining about? Whenever we switch to PST, you get an extra hour to reset all your clocks. It's also a reminder to check all of your smoke detectors. :smt045
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Re: Time

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 7th, 2017, 12:41 pm

my5cents wrote:
Cactusflower wrote:Yes, I got your point and I agree. I'm one of the people who voted for DST year round. But, as reported in your link, the government wants people to e-mail the Premier and tell him their preference.


I did as well (Vote for DST year round)

My point was that in the same article, the station has a poll with only two options. Leaves me with the impression that the media either purposely (I can't see why) or through ignorance (get's my vote), doesn't present the three options.


We must take the media with a grain of salt whether they're reporting on the time change debate or anything else. They're the same people who call the critics' opinion of Bill Morneau's latest bungle "character assassination".
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Re: Time

Postby GordonH » Dec 7th, 2017, 12:53 pm

Personally I'd prefer year round DST simply because of the summertime, since this is very low on my priority list of things to do. I go whatever
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