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Daylight Saving Time – Whys And Why Nots https://t.co/XFsxQAe8Np

Daylight Saving Time – Whys And Why Nots https://t.co/XFsxQAe8Np

We recently went through our twice yearly period of communal venting called adjusting for daylight saving time (DST), or British Summer Time (BST) as it’s called in the UK. But why are we changing the time? Seriously, who caused all this? Does it do any good? Do we still need it? And what can we do about it? As it turns out, most of us want it, as you’ll see below. We Live In Good Times Ancient Roman time keeping, By Darekk2 – Own work [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons It might help you to know that we have it easy, or at least programmers do. In ancient Roman times, rather than subtract or add an hour twice a year, they changed the length of the hour itself, on a daily basis. The period of daylight from dawn to dusk was divided into 12 hours, but since the length of daylight varied throughout the year, the length of those 12 hours would adjust accordingly. And since t...

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