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    Re: a question of time or times
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 May 29, 15:19 -0700

    Why would you use daylight savings time at sea? so you could get off work earlier and have a barbeque?

    DST is just a way to get everybody to change their daily schedules to stay in sync with everybody else. For instance, if schools wanted to let the kids out an hour early so that they could have more hours of daylight for play but the factories and shops didn't want to let the parents out early then there would be no one to pic up the kids at school. Going to DST kept the work places, and stores and schools in sync. I remember back in the '70s when there was the first oil crisis and there was talk of going on daylight savings time all year long. The farmers complained that the cows expected to be milked at a certain time of day and such a change would interfere with the cows milking. Well, don't tell the cows, just leave the clock in the barn (that the cows look at )set on standard time and the cows will never figure out that anything has changed. The farmer will have to get up at the same time in the morning but the only difference is that his clock will have a bigger number on it than the clock in the barn. I think people have no real understanding of what is happening, maybe they think that the earth suddenly rotated real fast for an hour or something like that.

    Many countries in low latitudes do not go on daylight savings time because there is little change in the length of daylight with the changes in the seasons.


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