Daylight Saving Time

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Daylight Saving Time

Post by katml412 » Wed May 11, 2016 6:48 pm

A friend told me that we'll need to set our clocks back here on May 15th. I looked it up and found this article:

http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/ch ... -2016.html

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by admin » Wed May 11, 2016 6:55 pm

It is becoming a tradtion in chile for congress to mess with the time at least once a year.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by katml412 » Wed May 11, 2016 7:08 pm

That's what I've heard. We just moved here in December, so we're still getting used to the way things work around here.

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by jamie_m » Wed May 11, 2016 7:13 pm

katml412 wrote:we're still getting used to the way things work around here.

Good luck with that :)

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by katml412 » Wed May 11, 2016 7:15 pm

jamie_m wrote:
katml412 wrote:we're still getting used to the way things work around here.

Good luck with that :)

Haha, I'm aware that it'll be a very long learning curve.

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by jamie_m » Wed May 11, 2016 7:29 pm

The only thing you will need to learn is how to deal with and adapt.

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by Britkid » Wed May 11, 2016 7:52 pm

http://www.allchile.net/chileforum/view ... hp?t=12935 was some discussion we had about that.

Factor in a half hour on Sunday morning during which some people's phones will be wrong, and others might be right, and you'll have to go around the house/apartment figuring out which electronic devices need changing by an hour (the dumb ones), which ones are smart and corrected themselves (probably none given that this change was recent) and which are too clever for their own good and are supposed to correct themselves but haven't and you'll need to change the time zone to Brazilia or Beunas Aires or something as the only way they'll work (probably most of them).
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by Britkid » Thu May 12, 2016 6:43 pm

Today I had a near (ish) miss with a cyclist with no lights on (as usual). I am pretty sure I would have seen him a lot earlier had that incident happened any week but this week (this is the darkest week of the year for the morning commute) and I guess that is a good argument for the time change. It is just safer on the morning commute.

Sunrise tomorrow is 8.26, which is the latest sunrise for a weekday this year, so that is your darkest commuting weekday of the year, this Friday 13th.

Saturday 14th is the latest sunrise of the year, 8.27am.

Sunday 15th it goes back to 7.27am due to the time change, so we can look forward to a lighter commute next week.

7.47am is the latest sunrise in the mid winter, in end of June and early July. So in the mid winter the mornings will not get close to being as dark as this week.

Mid August when the clocks change back 8.21am will be the latest sunrise.

That's for Santiago. Although the timings will be different in other parts of the country, I imagine it's still probably true that this Friday and Saturday are the darkest mornings and latest sunrises of the year, everywhere in Chile.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by admin » Thu May 12, 2016 10:33 pm

Here is the kicker this time, it seems they are changing for 3 months and then back for 9 months this time.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-time-i ... 1463063085
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by Andres » Fri May 13, 2016 2:37 am

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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by Britkid » Fri May 13, 2016 9:26 am

Be careful if you are due to meet anyone on Sunday at a certain time. You may actually need to turn up on time for once instead of the usual hour late.
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Re: Daylight Saving Time

Post by fraggle092 » Fri May 13, 2016 10:05 am

Bachelet recently promised the inhabitants of the XII region that the government would consider their preferences for its own time zone, the hora magallanica. Not only is she tinkering with national time to suit her own agenda, she then goes and complicates an unresolved issue even more.

Is this what they call "Democracy in Action"?
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