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Daylight Saving Time Gripe Assistant Tool

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  1. pallas
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    This does not include my primary gripe with DST, which is that European and American DSTs start and end at different dates, for no good reason, but apparently to appease American candy lobbyists....

    This does not include my primary gripe with DST, which is that European and American DSTs start and end at different dates, for no good reason, but apparently to appease American candy lobbyists. As a result, I have four time changes to deal with per year, which require consideration of multiple time zones that have different offsets at different times during the year.

    I would look forward to the US planning to end DST changes, and the EU planning to end DST changes, as meaning that this frustration will eventually end, but I would not be surprised if the next swing of American political power will reverse the plans before they take place, and the Irish will likely sink the EU's plans, as it may be a frustration for many of us, but probably isn't worth violence at a border.

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  2. vord
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    This, 100%. 7:00/7:00/equal weight highlights this well. Notice how almost all of the gigantic population centers are in DST-favorable zones. The only two cities on the map that would "suffer" the...

    One way to interpret some maps is that time zones should be reconfigured. In the default view that loads with this notebook, you'll see "permanent DST" zones on the eastern side of each time zone, a gray "status quo" middle, and large "no DST" areas on the west. One fix to satisfy most people is to shift those "permanent DST" areas into the next time zone east, and drop DST everywhere. Everyone wins!

    This, 100%. 7:00/7:00/equal weight highlights this well. Notice how almost all of the gigantic population centers are in DST-favorable zones. The only two cities on the map that would "suffer" the abolition of DST are Dallas TX and Tampa FL.

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  3. Durinthal
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    Played around with it and pretty quickly landed on "always DST" for the entire country. I'd be more interested in a different version that answers what time zone should an area be in to match your...

    Played around with it and pretty quickly landed on "always DST" for the entire country. I'd be more interested in a different version that answers what time zone should an area be in to match your preferences rather than DST or not which only shifts things by one hour at most. For example I'd personally love New England to be UTC-3 going by Boston sunrise/sunset times which isn't even a consideration here.

    2 votes