"Permanent" DST

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Mar 16 17:56:50 UTC 2022

15 degrees east is Jay’s snarky way of describing permanently putting everyone on a timezone that was formerly applicable to a position roughly 15º east of their current position.

In other words, Permanent Daylight Savings time.


> On Mar 15, 2022, at 12:19 , Mel Beckman <mel at beckman.org> wrote:
> 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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