[tz] Alberta MLA to table bill aimed at ending DST

lester at lsces.co.uk lester at lsces.co.uk
Sun Dec 18 18:43:58 UTC 2016

That is the whole case for summer and winter offsets. The problem is some people would prefer just to use the summer offset all year. I'm not convinced either way. Using a 'summer' setting may simplify some things and switching to it in spring gives two periods when one is blinded driving into the sun in the morning. Just using the unadjusted time is equally right in many latitudes? No compeling case for any one option :(

Sent from my android device so quoting is crap ... need to kill these painful email clients!

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Elz <kre at munnari.OZ.AU>
To: "Randal L. Schwartz" <merlyn at stonehenge.com>
Cc: Time zone mailing list <tz at iana.org>
Sent: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:25
Subject: Re: [tz] Alberta MLA to table bill aimed at ending DST

    Date:        Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:13:38 -0800
    From:        merlyn at stonehenge.com (Randal L. Schwartz)
    Message-ID:  <86vauhdut9.fsf at red.stonehenge.com>

  | I can't tell you how many crazy people I've dealt with who claim "the US
  | should just stay on DST all year... I really hate going coming home from
  | work in the dark."  Head bang on desk.

They're actually less stupid than you imply - it can be almost impossible
for many employers to alter their employees work times, because they're all
intertwined with all kinds of external relationships, and attempting to adjust
them all, at the same time, would be a task beyond comprehension - but it is
easy to alter the position of the sun wrt the value shown on the clock - for
everyone - at the stroke of a pen.


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