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#81 JRR

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:31 AM

Pensacola will remain in CDT (i.e. EST) all year according to what passed in the Florida legislature. Florida will still have two time zones. They will just be perpetually in daylight time.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:35 AM

Correct. People always forget about the Panhandle. We have always had two time zones. Now they will both be always in daylight savings time if Congress acts.

While I personally like Daylight Savings Time, I understand why some people don’t.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:53 AM

Atlantic Time Zone is used all year round in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, most of the Eastern Caribbean Islands and Quebec East of 63 deg West Lon.


The Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and most of Labrador are also on Atlantic Time.

We will move to Atlantic Daylight Time this weekend.....so we will still be an hour ahead of Eastern Daylight at the Maine-New Brunswick border.

A little further east.....the Island of Newfoundland has one of those unique half-hour time zones and is a half-hour ahead of Atlantic Time.
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:07 PM

Last year when Texas and Michigan considered eliminating the time changes, they found that Federal Law prohibits staying on DST all the time, so the lawmakers found their option was to eliminate DST, staying on Standard Time all year, or make no changes.  Since the majority of both states houses wanted DST all year, both efforts were tabled and died.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

I don’t have strong feelings over Standard vs Daylight Saving time, but the change between them twice a year is a pain in the neck. Pick one and stick with it.

While we’re at it, expand the Central time zone to cover the whole East coast, and the Mountain to cover the west. All of CONUS in two time zones an hour apart.
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:28 PM

Federal law has to be changed to make such a change. Nothing new there. Most news articles reporting this have said so too. The two states didn’t bother to try to change the federal law in question. It has been changed in the past. It can be done again should Congress and the President decide to do so.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:43 PM

I dont have strong feelings over Standard vs Daylight Saving time, but the change between them twice a year is a pain in the neck. Pick one and stick with it.

While were at it, expand the Central time zone to cover the whole East coast, and the Mountain to cover the west. All of CONUS in two time zones an hour apart.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:53 PM

I don’t have strong feelings over Standard vs Daylight Saving time, but the change between them twice a year is a pain in the neck. Pick one and stick with it.

While we’re at it, expand the Central time zone to cover the whole East coast, and the Mountain to cover the west. All of CONUS in two time zones an hour apart.

Only one hour apart? Besides being less confusing, how is that better than the three hour difference that exists now? Please bear in mind I don't know too much about the specifics of time zones.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:57 PM

Better yet, do what the Russian railroads do.  11 timezones?  No way.  Just 1.

 

Clock says 5 am and the sun is directly overhead, high noon?  No problem!


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:16 PM

I don’t have strong feelings over Standard vs Daylight Saving time, but the change between them twice a year is a pain in the neck. Pick one and stick with it.

While we’re at it, expand the Central time zone to cover the whole East coast, and the Mountain to cover the west. All of CONUS in two time zones an hour apart.

Only one hour apart? Besides being less confusing, how is that better than the three hour difference that exists now? Please bear in mind I don't know too much about the specifics of time zones.


Easier for business. Right now, I can't start a meeting with my folks in San Diego before 10:00 or so, unless I'm going to ask them to dial in from home or wake up ridiculously early.

I'm rolling out of the office when it's lunchtime out there. If they need something during the afternoon, I'm gone (in reality, I'm checking my emails and taking occasional calls until after dinner).

Also significantly easier when traveling - while a 3 hour time difference isn't too crushing, an hour is much easier to deal with.
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:05 PM

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I don’t have strong feelings over Standard vs Daylight Saving time, but the change between them twice a year is a pain in the neck. Pick one and stick with it.

While we’re at it, expand the Central time zone to cover the whole East coast, and the Mountain to cover the west. All of CONUS in two time zones an hour apart.

  You have it wrong.  Before WW-2 the central time zone extended into some of the Carolinas as well as all of Tennessee. Parts of Georgia were as well.  So don't expect to go backwards !



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:17 PM

What exactly do you think that I have wrong? I didn’t say anything about what time zones were before.
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:05 AM

I will never forget a customer who refused to believe me when I said I was in the Eastern time zone.

 

"Michigan is in Central time."

 

"Just a small part of the upper peninsula, ma'am. The rest of the state is on Eastern time."

 

"No. You're on Central time."

 

"Well, I live here, so I'm fairly positive I know what time zone I'm in."

 

:rolleyes:

 

That said, I do wish Michigan was on Central time. I found a map once that shows where the Eastern/Central time zone break really should be, and we were well within it. We end up with some pretty goofy sunrise/sunset times because we're in the "wrong" zone.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 06:23 AM

My senior year in high school, I was a delegate to Kentucky Boy’s State in Frankfort, Ky.

The Legislature was debating the question of time zones with the thought of putting the whole state in one time zone.

The Western part of the state was on CST and the Eastern part on EST.

The debate was so heated so that for the period that we were there, the Capitol buildings were officially on Rocky Mountain Standard Time while the City was on EST.

It made schedules of meetings and events quite challenging because the time depended upon which building or location the event was located.

It appears that the subject of times zones remains something we still have difficulty in agreeing upon!.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:39 AM

Some minutiae... apparently its daylight saving time as in the topic title...

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is often wrongly referred to as “Daylight Savings,” with an “s” at the end. 

 

https://www.timeandd...vings-time.html


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