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    Daylight Saving: Spring Forward – Movie Trailer

     

     

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  • PADemD (917 posts)
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    1. So happy I'll have an extra hour of daylight

    to shovel the snow from the Nor’easter coming on Tuesday.

    :Sarcasm:

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      2. The sarcasm emoji uses a lower-case 's'

      just like at SV.

      Aloha! KamaAina in the hale (house).
      • PADemD (917 posts)
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        3. Thanks

        I didn’t know why it didn’t work.

    • Gryneos (1369 posts)
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      4. Plus, that wonderful federally-mandated jetlag twice a year.

      What more could anyone want from Daylight Slaving Time?

      Should Daylight Saving Time be scrapped? (Survey)
      Lloyd Alter  (@lloydalter)
      Living / Health
      March 11, 2017

      This is a rolling post that we bring back and update every year with the latest research into the folly that is Daylight Saving Time. The poll has been set to zero but the comments carry on forever.

      It’s that time of year when we lose an hour of sleep and turn our clocks forward thanks to the introduction of Daylight Saving Time, which probably made a lot of sense back in 1916 when it started as a fuel-saving measure in World War 1. Every year we look at this change and every year find more evidence that it really should be scrapped already, and that thanks to the prevalence of air conditioning, it now actually increases energy consumption.

      One of the justifications for maintaining DST is that is good for business; it has been thought that the extra light in the evening meant more people in stores. This was recently studied by JP Morgan Chase in Shedding Light on Daylight Savings Time, where they compared sales receipts in Los Angeles, where there is DST, to Phoenix, which is in one of the few states that does not switch to DST.

      And indeed, Los Angeles showed that the extra hour of daylight increased sales in stores by about one percent. However this was swamped the the loss of sales, a drop of 3.5 percent, when the clocks were turned back in November. In total, throughout the year, the effect appears to be more negative than positive.

      (more at linked headline)

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