Hi have we repealed DST yet 😴
@zigg Have you considered moving? =:)
My state has a measure to drop out of it again that probably will not go anywhere, tbh I’m not sure why the capitalists who lose so much productivity this week haven’t latched on to the idea
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@zigg It's quite strange - few people are ever *in favor* of this biannual switching, and plenty would rather do away with it. And it's hardly as if eliminating it would come with huge costs, versus the jolts to people's sleep cycles, and the driving hazards presented. Yet it's taken until now for the EU to take action - yet another reason I sincerely hope Brexit winds up being slain.
ISTR California's got a similar measure in progress, which may actually come to be, leaving the state on PDT all year:
@mwlucas @zigg @porsupah
I think that is why daily savings time won't die. Everyone hatest the change, but lots of folks like having daylight later into the day. If we were to get rid of DST then really it's more logical just to go back to regular time. Clinging to the extra daylight lends credence to the idea that DST actually does something. So it continues to live....
Oh, I know! We'll just keep expanding it so there is only like a one weekend stretch without DST!
For instance, in France most people (that I know) would prefer to stay on Winter time, whereas in Austria most would prefer Summer time.
Both are in Central European Time, but they are about 1000km appart, eastwards.
(OK, there's some complicated history too, because most of Western Europe was on GMT before WW2... Nazis are why France is on the wrong timezone)
(And see upthread for a Californian process that's at the stage of "only" requiring Congressional approval, as states can currently only opt to permanent winter time; the alternative currently requires an authorisation bill)
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