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Posted: 11/2/2009 3:59:56 PM EST
After reading the other thread it seems only ~3% of ARFCOM understand Standard Time v. Daylight time.

We will now have a quiz to see what % is stupid.















Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:01:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 4:02:41 PM EST by tyman]
IBTP

eta: We are on Standard time now.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:02:20 PM EST
standard
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:03:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:03:56 PM EST
Standard....





I think.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:05:04 PM EST
Arizona time. Fuck the world.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:05:55 PM EST
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:06:24 PM EST
IRCC Daylight savings is in the summer time...
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:07:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.


Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:07:56 PM EST
I'm a goodly world citizen, so GMT of course!

I also accept standard epoch offsets.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:08:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.


+1... I don't understand what the argument could possibly be to NOT have daylight savings time year-round. Ben Franklin's idea of shifting daylight was utter genius.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:09:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.


Quoted for truth!
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:09:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.

Standard is freaking awesome. I'm sorry you prefer fail time.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:10:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 4:12:16 PM EST by CarbineDad]
Ask the Navy

ETA:

Spring back, fall ahead
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:10:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Arizona time. Fuck the world.


OMGOMGOMGOMG!! We know what state you live in!
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:12:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Arizona time. Fuck the world.


Az is awesome by not touching the clocks.
I miss that
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:12:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Arizona time. Fuck the world.


Az is awesome by not touching the clocks.
I miss that
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:12:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Arizona time. Fuck the world.


I couldn't find that option in the poll.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:12:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 4:13:35 PM EST by MTUSA]
wireless DT
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:13:33 PM EST
We're on night time in Michigan. duh!
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:16:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 4:16:37 PM EST by tyman]
nm...
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:16:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tom-from-Michigan:
We're on night time in Michigan. duh!


You want to buy a watch?
You must need a watch.
If you had a watch, you'd know it's night time.
And night time aint no time to be in this neighborhood.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:18:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By tyman:
nm...


Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:21:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Originally Posted By tyman:
nm...




Well, actually, what I had is correct but I deleted it accidentally and screwed up the whole post.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:22:46 PM EST
Texas time, the only time that matters.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:23:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Tekka:

Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.

Standard is freaking awesome. I'm sorry you prefer fail time.


What is cool about standard time? it was dark at 5:30 today.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:23:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By bassist:
Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.


+1... I don't understand what the argument could possibly be to NOT have daylight savings time year-round. Ben Franklin's idea of shifting daylight was utter genius.

This boggles the mind.

To me, this thinking is like setting your watch five minutes fast and "fooling yourself."

The days are not a minute longer or shorter. We are just doing things at seven o'clock instead of eight o'clock on savings time. We are free to do things at seven o'clock without all pretending it is eight o'clock.

The times of day that we do things on savings time is better, IMHO, but instead of playing ourselves for fools, the logical thing to do would be to simply open and close business (etc.) an hour earlier. Who got it in their heads that ZOMG, we CAN'T go to work at seven instead of eight (unless we CALL seven eight, then it is OK)?

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:42:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By far_right:
Originally Posted By Tekka:

Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.

Standard is freaking awesome. I'm sorry you prefer fail time.


What is cool about standard time? it was dark at 5:30 today.

The darkness is better than the light of day.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:19:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By bassist:
Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.


+1... I don't understand what the argument could possibly be to NOT have daylight savings time year-round. Ben Franklin's idea of shifting daylight was utter genius.


So I don't have to work in the dark in the morning.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:21:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Arizona time. Fuck the world.


Used to be able to say the same thing about Indiana. Used to.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:22:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By LouisianaCarry:

Originally Posted By bassist:
Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.


+1... I don't understand what the argument could possibly be to NOT have daylight savings time year-round. Ben Franklin's idea of shifting daylight was utter genius.

This boggles the mind.

To me, this thinking is like setting your watch five minutes fast and "fooling yourself."

The days are not a minute longer or shorter. We are just doing things at seven o'clock instead of eight o'clock on savings time. We are free to do things at seven o'clock without all pretending it is eight o'clock.

The times of day that we do things on savings time is better, IMHO, but instead of playing ourselves for fools, the logical thing to do would be to simply open and close business (etc.) an hour earlier. Who got it in their heads that ZOMG, we CAN'T go to work at seven instead of eight (unless we CALL seven eight, then it is OK)?



Like most other rules it's basically geared towards the lowest common denominator.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:25:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:
Originally Posted By LouisianaCarry:

Originally Posted By bassist:
Originally Posted By sovereign:
Standard. But it should switch to daylight all year round. Standard sucks ass.


+1... I don't understand what the argument could possibly be to NOT have daylight savings time year-round. Ben Franklin's idea of shifting daylight was utter genius.

This boggles the mind.

To me, this thinking is like setting your watch five minutes fast and "fooling yourself."

The days are not a minute longer or shorter. We are just doing things at seven o'clock instead of eight o'clock on savings time. We are free to do things at seven o'clock without all pretending it is eight o'clock.

The times of day that we do things on savings time is better, IMHO, but instead of playing ourselves for fools, the logical thing to do would be to simply open and close business (etc.) an hour earlier. Who got it in their heads that ZOMG, we CAN'T go to work at seven instead of eight (unless we CALL seven eight, then it is OK)?



Like most other rules it's basically geared towards the lowest common denominator.


Sadly, it's true. Think "government offices."
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:26:49 PM EST
Miller Time
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:28:15 PM EST
87% are right... no joke.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:31:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By DKing:
87% are right... no joke.


Kinda sad 13% are dumbasses.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:40:26 PM EST

Apparent solar time

Apparent solar time or true solar time is the hour angle of the Sun. It is based on the apparent solar day, which is the interval between two successive returns of the Sun to the local meridian. Note that the solar day starts at noon, so apparent solar time 00:00 means noon and 12:00 means midnight. Solar time can be measured by a sundial.

The length of a solar day varies throughout the year for two reasons. First, Earth's orbit is an ellipse, not a circle, so the Earth moves faster when it is nearest the Sun (perihelion) and slower when it is farthest from the Sun (aphelion) (see Kepler's laws of planetary motion). Second, due to Earth's axial tilt, the Sun moves along a great circle (the ecliptic) that is tilted to Earth's celestial equator. When the Sun crosses the equator at both equinoxes, the Sun is moving at an angle to the equator, so the projection of this tilted motion onto the equator is slower than its mean motion; when the Sun is farthest from the equator at both solstices, the Sun moves parallel to the equator, so the projection of this parallel motion onto the equator is faster than its mean motion (see tropical year). Consequently, apparent solar days are shorter in March (26–27) and September (12–13) than they are in June (18–19) or December (20–21). These dates are shifted from those of the equinoxes and solstices by the fast/slow Sun at Earth's perihelion/aphelion.

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