"Permanent" DST

Ray Van Dolson rvandolson at esri.com
Tue Mar 15 19:26:15 UTC 2022

I think this is essentially the bill:


Not finding anything about 15 degrees.


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From: NANOG <nanog-bounces+rvandolson=esri.com at nanog.org> On Behalf Of Mel Beckman
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:19 PM
To: Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com>
Cc: nanog at nanog.org list <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: "Permanent" DST

I don’t follow why cancelling DST has the effect of moving the US fifteen degrees to the east. Also, your subject line reads “permanent DST”, but from your language the bill will be permanent standard time. 

I haven’t read the bill, but I’m hoping you can explain your position more clearly. 

-mel via cell

> On Mar 15, 2022, at 3:13 PM, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> In a unanimous vote today, the US Senate approved a bill which would
> 1) Cancel DST permanently, and
> 2) Move every square inch of US territory 15 degrees to the east.
> My opinion of this ought to be obvious from my rhetoric.  Hopefully, 
> it will fail, because it's likely to be the end of rational time 
> worldwide, and even if you do log in UTC, it will still make your life difficult.
> I'm poleaxed; I can't even decide which grounds to scream about this on...
> Hopefully, the House or the White House will be more coherent in their 
> decision on this engineering construct.
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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