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  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2021, 03:15:42 pm »
Why should countries be moving away from daylight savings?

What purpose does it serve? There is no evidence that it saves energy. And increasingly studies are showing that the changing of clocks twice a year has a negative effect on our health.


  • Mr C
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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2021, 07:56:42 pm »
What purpose does it serve? There is no evidence that it saves energy. And increasingly studies are showing that the changing of clocks twice a year has a negative effect on our health.

Interesting--I've always assumed it gives us a little extra waking daylight in the short days of winter as its primary benefit. The agglom page below suggests that there are measurable improvements in power usage, but also measurable negative health effects.

But what I noticed in the health effects is generally about "losing" an hour of sleep being the main cause.  Um, go to bed an hour earlier and you won't lose any sleep, right?

I'm not really committed either way, but next thing you know, this is somehow going to become another GOP v Dem thing.

https://journalistsresource.org/environment/daylight-savings-time-health-accidents-energy/


  • D.L.Orean
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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2021, 07:36:15 am »
Interesting--I've always assumed it gives us a little extra waking daylight in the short days of winter as its primary benefit. The agglom page below suggests that there are measurable improvements in power usage, but also measurable negative health effects.

But what I noticed in the health effects is generally about "losing" an hour of sleep being the main cause. Um, go to bed an hour earlier and you won't lose any sleep, right?

I'm not really committed either way, but next thing you know, this is somehow going to become another GOP v Dem thing.

https://journalistsresource.org/environment/daylight-savings-time-health-accidents-energy/

It's unlikely the US would ever move away from daylight savings time because everyone is accustomed to it. But should countries like Korea start adopting it? I would say no. People live different lives than when it was first implemented and I don't think it is necessary.



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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2021, 08:01:49 am »
It gets dark too early here because they don't adopt daylight savings.  Would be nice to have an extra hour of daylight in evening to go out and do things.  I remember the longest day of the eyar back home it was dark by 9 40 to 9 50ish.  Sun set around 9 20 actually.  Why so early here in summer?


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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2021, 08:05:53 am »
It gets dark too early here because they don't adopt daylight savings.  Would be nice to have an extra hour of daylight in evening to go out and do things.  I remember the longest day of the eyar back home it was dark by 9 40 to 9 50ish.  Sun set around 9 20 actually.  Why so early here in summer?

Is this a real question?


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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2021, 10:12:44 am »
It gets dark too early here because they don't adopt daylight savings.  Would be nice to have an extra hour of daylight in evening to go out and do things.  I remember the longest day of the eyar back home it was dark by 9 40 to 9 50ish.  Sun set around 9 20 actually.  Why so early here in summer?
You from western Canada? Because those late sunlight hours aren't normal in most of the world.

Anyways in late-June, in southern Alberta, you'd get sunsets after 11pm.


Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2021, 10:25:56 am »
It's unlikely the US would ever move away from daylight savings time because everyone is accustomed to it. But should countries like Korea start adopting it? I would say no. People live different lives than when it was first implemented and I don't think it is necessary.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/10/us/senators-bill-daylight-saving-time-permanent-trnd/index.html

Daylight savings time served its purpose. End it, I say.



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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2021, 10:29:55 am »
You from western Canada? Because those late sunlight hours aren't normal in most of the world.

Anyways in late-June, in southern Alberta, you'd get sunsets after 11pm.
I loved those long summer evenings! Kids here are really missing out with their 21:00 sunsets...  :sad:


That said, Daylight Savings is a relic from an earlier era and serves no useful purpose. I would say end it, except that it's so ingrained that the process of doing so would probably cause the apocalypse in North America.


Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2021, 11:27:18 am »
Daylight saving in NZ was great when it started. Even better later on with water skiing after work. Terrible as a parent trying to convince my children that it was actually time for bed.


Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2021, 11:31:34 am »
I had a friend who went to school for a year in Russia, and he had to use blackout curtains during a certain time of year because the sun wouldn't go down until something like 10 or 11 pm? Or maybe it wouldn't go down at all, I can't remember all that much because this was years ago when he complained about it.

I need to get in touch with him again, find out what that city's name was.


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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2021, 11:52:17 am »
You from western Canada? Because those late sunlight hours aren't normal in most of the world.

Anyways in late-June, in southern Alberta, you'd get sunsets after 11pm.

The maritimes and the sun sets at 9 30 pm on the longest day of the year with the light staying in the sky until 9 50.  It's nice to be able to go outside and enjoy your evening.  Dark just after 8?  Seriously, wtf?  Winter dark after 5 pm back home and around the same here, maybe 5 30?  But close. 

October is the best month here weather wise.  By the time I finish work and get home, it's 5.  Then it's dark by 6.  Sucks?  An extra hour would be nice to get out in the evenings.  Spring May not as bad.  Stays light later can go out in those evenings for a bike ride or whatever.  But fall is usually the best season here.  (I remember my first couple of years here in the country and some schools gave me free lunch and then sent me home.  I could go out all afternoon and enjoy the weather.)
« Last Edit: March 31, 2021, 11:55:18 am by hangook77 »


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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2021, 11:56:41 am »
i like the night -julian casablancas
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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2021, 11:57:08 am »
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/10/us/senators-bill-daylight-saving-time-permanent-trnd/index.html

Daylight savings time served its purpose. End it, I say.



It's fine to end it as long as they don't set the clocks back in November (just keep them an hour ahead year round) and we can have the extra evening daylight in summer.  Though I don't know what the big deal is setting a clock twice a year is anyways.  Never bothered me. 


Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2021, 12:04:47 pm »
i like the night -julian casablancas

Same here. It actually stresses me out when it stays light out for too long. The heat is bad enough as it is, why shine the sun in my eyes longer than it needs to?

****** summer.


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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2021, 01:59:43 pm »
I had a friend who went to school for a year in Russia, and he had to use blackout curtains during a certain time of year because the sun wouldn't go down until something like 10 or 11 pm? Or maybe it wouldn't go down at all, I can't remember all that much because this was years ago when he complained about it.

I need to get in touch with him again, find out what that city's name was.

Who the hell goes to bed at 10 O'Clock?


  • hangook77
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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2021, 02:04:46 pm »
This spring around town.  Bike ride around the edge of town and the second from the bottom is the view from my Wednesday school at the edge of the city also.  (Smaller area.)
« Last Edit: April 14, 2021, 02:10:08 pm by hangook77 »


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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2021, 02:13:41 pm »
Who the hell goes to bed at 10 O'Clock?
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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2021, 02:18:28 pm »
Who the hell goes to bed at 10 O'Clock?
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  • hangook77
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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2021, 02:22:54 pm »
Wow!  I meant this as a joke.  I didn't know it was for real.  I just thought old people did that.  Though if I am tired on rare occasion, I will certainly go to bed early in the evening. 


  • D.L.Orean
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Re: Spring in Korea!
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2021, 02:25:55 pm »
Wow!  I meant this as a joke.  I didn't know it was for real.  I just thought old people did that.  Though if I am tired on rare occasion, I will certainly go to bed early in the evening.

What's a typical day like for Hangook77? Give me a rundown. What time do you wake up? Meal times? What do you do for leisure in the evenings after work? What time do you go to bed?