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View Poll Results: Should we leave the clocks on summertime?
Yes 155 70.14%
No 58 26.24%
Don't know 8 3.62%
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07-10-2018, 02:29   #196
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That's my point. A lot of people have no control over the hours they work. They get set hours with no flexibility in start/finish times. Itis all very well to say "just go in an hour earlier", but the majority of people can't that. If the whole country is going to get up an hour earlier, public transports has to start an hour earlier. Schools, Colleges, shops, Government offices, GP surgeries, factories etc. etc. will all have to open an hour earlier. We might as well just put the clocks forward an hour.
Flexibility is the name of the game , and it is entirely in the control of the management.
Who says that a business has to start at a certain time, when it makes more sense to start later or earlier in the day.
As for transport, if the demand is there, they will extend their operating hours, it would have the bonus of reducing "rush hour" congestion.
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07-10-2018, 02:32   #197
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Better still, get the cattle to adjust their ways.
That's what they do now, after a lot of howling when their feed arrive one hour later.
no complaints when it is one hour early though.
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07-10-2018, 03:03   #198
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We use Irish standard time (IST) in summer despite what you said. That’s UTC+1 but it is the standard time. Our summer time is the standard time. In winter we are IST-1...........
It's only GMT with a bit added on just to be different
- bit like Gaelic football - haven't invented some new type of time
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27-10-2018, 05:50   #199
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Morocco abruptly drops clock change

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45995634

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Morocco has decided to scrap winter time and will instead keep its clocks at summer time, GMT+1, all year around.

The announcement comes less than two days before the clocks would have gone back by one hour on Sunday.

Avoiding the switch would save "an hour of natural light", Administrative Reform Minister Mohammed Ben Abdelkader told Maghreb Arabe Press.

The north African nation joins a number of others, mainly in Africa and Asia, which do not use daylight saving.
Technically speaking, they're staying on daylight saving time.

Could be very interesting on Monday morning to see how many didn't get the message to cancel the change.
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27-10-2018, 06:46   #200
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There used to be a time ball on the ballast office on the Quays which was on GMT for shipping, 25 minutes ahead of Dunsink time. It is mentioned in Ulysses: Episode 8, as Bloom crosses O'Connell bridge heading South:

Mr Bloom moved forward, raising his troubled eyes. Think no more about that. After one. Timeball on the ballastoffice is down. Dunsink time. Fascinating little book that is of sir Robert Ball's. Parallax. I never exactly understood. There's a priest. Could ask him. Par it's Greek: parallel, parallax.

You can see the time ball in this photo at the National Library of Ireland:
https://flic.kr/p/QFGMjy
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27-10-2018, 06:50   #201
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It's only GMT with a bit added on just to be different
- bit like Gaelic football - haven't invented some new type of time
Who the Fcuk is saying we invented a new form of time. I was pointing out that summer time is standard time not winter time.
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27-10-2018, 07:17   #202
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I enjoy the time change and listening to the "only mom's would understand" types coming on crab faced because their little precious preciouses are all confused and dont understand that they need to stay in bed the extra hour.
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27-10-2018, 13:33   #203
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The Dunsink Time was dropped in 1916 but Ulysses is set in 1904.
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28-11-2018, 15:04   #204
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Soo. - Have your say officially...

Irish Consultation is ending end this month:

Im voting for Summertime always no matter what UK do - and hope they follow suit and ditch it also.

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/..._Clock_Changes

Have your say - Consultation on Seasonal Clock Changes closes on 30th November 2018

The Link on that page to the actual survey is ->
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Consu..._Clock_Changes

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Anyone advocating for year-round summertime is a madman when you look at that half 9 sunrise in winter 🤦
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Anyone advocating for year-round summertime is a madman when you look at that half 9 sunrise in winter 🤦
Dark when I get up and go to work in depth of winter anyway, makes no odds.

But that might be what you meant by madman. Should opt for dole perhaps or inherit some rolling country estate?
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28-11-2018, 16:03   #207
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Anyone advocating for year-round summertime is a madman when you look at that half 9 sunrise in winter ��
Sunrise at 4am in the middle of June is useless to most people in this country if we stayed on winter time all year round.
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28-11-2018, 16:32   #208
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Anyone advocating for year-round summertime is a madman when you look at that half 9 sunrise in winter 🤦
Who cares, you'll be in or on the way to work the majority of the time anyway.

Think of all the summer events that may be curtailed because of the darker evenings?

You'd be a madman to shorten the daylight hours.
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28-11-2018, 16:35   #209
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Hope it's permanent Summertime from next March.It would be lovely to have that extra brightness in the evenings immediately after Christmas.

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28-11-2018, 16:37   #210
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Summertime for me too, though either would be good.

Definitely wouldn't worry about it being dark to hear half 9 for a short while, anyone that's going to be up and out will be gone before half 8 as it is anyway.
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