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Re: Summertime-putting the clocks forward

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Wasn't there talk recently, prepandemic actually, about putting an end to DST?
Switzerland has to think about it first for the next 10 years. And then of course Ursula von der Leyen has to say yes.
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Old 24.03.2023, 09:22
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Switzerland has to think about it first for the next 10 years. And then of course Ursula von der Leyen has to say yes.
No, Switzerland will do what ever Germany does.
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Old 24.03.2023, 09:32
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Wasn't there talk recently, prepandemic actually, about putting an end to DST?
It will be implemented on a communal level
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Old 24.03.2023, 10:44
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Re: Summertime-putting the clocks forward

https://www.timetemperature.com/euro...mer-time.shtml

Then we had a pandemic which screwed things up.

Still allowing each country in the EU to decide for themselves whether to keep or change is pretty ridiculous to me. It should be an EU wide measure so they're all on the same time zone. Gonna be pretty silly if it ends up that driving from Spain to Germany means you could change time zones twice - Spain - France different time - Switzerland same as Spain - Germany same as France.
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Old 24.03.2023, 10:46
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Still allowing each country in the EU to decide for themselves whether to keep or change is pretty ridiculous to me. It should be an EU wide measure so they're all on the same time zone. Gonna be pretty silly if it ends up that driving from Spain to Germany means you could change time zones twice - Spain - France different time - Switzerland same as Spain - Germany same as France.
That´s how it used to be though. I remember going to Germany and arriving a quarter of an hour before we left the Netherlands :-)
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Old 24.03.2023, 10:47
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Gonna be pretty silly if it ends up that driving from Spain to Germany means you could change time zones twice - Spain - France different time - Switzerland same as Spain - Germany same as France.
Unlike the US which has a few time zones in just one country?
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Unlike the US which has a few time zones in just one country?
Nine time zones at latest count. But France has the most (13) due to DOMs and TOMs. Russia has 11.

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Old 24.03.2023, 13:04
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Nine time zones at latest count.
Seven, not nine!

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Old 24.03.2023, 13:07
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No, Switzerland will do what ever Germany does.
Screw Germany.

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Old 24.03.2023, 13:14
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Seven, not nine!

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You need to include the Pacific territories.

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There are 9 time zones by law in the USA and its dependencies. However, adding the time zones of 2 uninhabited US territories, Howland Island and Baker Island, brings the total count to 11 time zones.
The contiguous US has 4 standard time zones. In addition, Alaska, Hawaii, and 5 US dependencies all have their own time zones. As neither Hawaii nor the 5 dependencies use Daylight Saving Time (DST), there are only 6 corresponding DST time zones.
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Re: Summertime-putting the clocks forward

Having lived in places where we don't do the time switch, I can confirm: It's awesome.

If it weren't for clocks and computers automatic switching, I'd be inclined to simply ignore it and be an hour late to everything for 6 months of the year.
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As if they (the problems) had something to do with the clocks and not with the people...
All the problem come from people.... Then the solution is simple... Eliminate people, problems solved.

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Unlike the US which has a few time zones in just one country?
True, but if you drive from Texas to North Dakota you're not going to change your time zone. If you drove from Spain up to Denmark you might change time zones several times because each country you pass through might be different.
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Re: Summertime-putting the clocks forward

The discussion is NOT ebout eliminating time zones! It is about eliminating DST.
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Old 24.03.2023, 14:36
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True, but if you drive from Texas to North Dakota you're not going to change your time zone. If you drove from Spain up to Denmark you might change time zones several times because each country you pass through might be different.
I don’t believe this will ever happen. It could but … As I mentioned above CH will do what its largest trading partner does m
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The discussion is NOT ebout eliminating time zones! It is about eliminating DST.
This is an EF thread, no rules apply. So wadda bout dem Dodgers den?
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Really looking forwards to the long evenings, hurrah.
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Old 24.03.2023, 17:42
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Re: Summertime-putting the clocks forward

Why not get creative?

We move the entire population of the Earth to Arctic Circle during the Summer of the Northern Hemisphere, and then we move again to the Antarctic Circle during the Summer of the Southern Hemisphere. That way, no matter when someone asks "what time is it?" it's always the same answer:

"Daytime!"
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That way, no matter when someone asks "what time is it?" it's always the same answer:

"Daytime!"
Reminded me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln2X...b_channel=smon

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Really looking forwards to the long evenings, hurrah.

The evenings are already long, just not very light
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