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7th Apr 2006, 20:37
SDST (http://politics.guardian.co.uk/homeaffairs/comment/0,,1736394,00.html)

Hmmmmm, your thoughts please.

green granite
7th Apr 2006, 20:50
I know I'm suffering from senile dementure, but was'nt that tried
20 or so years ago and there was a great screaming and shouting
about kids going to school in the dark. Or was that just staying 1
hour ahead all the year round? :confused:

Anyway why does scotland have to have it as well, they have thier
own assy let them do what they wish.

edited for gross dyslexia

7th Apr 2006, 21:53
Double BST was tried in the early '70s, as well as sideburns, union power and
Noddy Holder. Look what happened to all those...

7th Apr 2006, 21:58
Why don't people just get up an hour earlier if it's that important to them ?

Anyway, I reckon we should all run on Sidereal Time - that'd keep 'em guessing !

7th Apr 2006, 22:06
I really don't see why we should mess with the clocks. Daylight is daylight, and no amount of playing with the clocks will alter the amount we get. Folks could get up earlier on summer mornings (and stay up later on summer evenings). As far as I can tell it's just around the time when the clocks CHANGE that it has any effect. Mid Winter it's dark at both ends of the day, and in Mid Summer it's not . . .

I'm sure that I used to have a nobby holder. Probably in the attic with the sandwich toaster.

Sidereal time is time measured by the apparent diurnal motion of the vernal equinox, which is very close to, but not identical with, the motion of stars. They differ by the precession of the vernal equinox relative to the stars.

But I'm sure you knew that . . .

7th Apr 2006, 22:09
Nit-picking a bit now aren't you G-CPTN ?

After all, what's 50.3 arcseconds a year between friends ?

7th Apr 2006, 22:09
...and I've entered a time warp! G-CPTN time by the looks of it ;) :}

Yes, it was tred in the early 70s; I can remember being issued fluorescent armbands to wear on the walk to school - it was dark! And this was only Bedfordshire - hardly oop North!

Trouble is now, kiddies don't walk to school anymore; they get driven in the Chalfont Chariot!

Ultimately there aren't enough daylight hours in the winter so you either use more electric and fuel in the morning or the evening, surely?



7th Apr 2006, 22:16
"I'm sure that I used to have a nobby holder. Probably in the attic with the sandwich toaster."

All those 1970's gadgets were great, weren't they?

However, do beware! If sorting out the attic and giving these old gadgets a try for old times sake - My advice is NOT to get the nobby holder mixed up with the golf ball initial embosser - might sting a little. :uhoh:

Jordan D
7th Apr 2006, 22:35
No to SDST - lets just stick with that we got: it works ... and take that from a man who spends time in Scotland and London.


8th Apr 2006, 03:55
What's a nobby holder? :confused:

Sleeping Freight Dog
8th Apr 2006, 04:00
I think they are right next to the Nipple pegs

8th Apr 2006, 04:07
OK, I've read it again and I'm none the wiser. What's a Noddy Holder then? :confused:

(I couldn't grow sideburns in the early seventies, I was at primary school)

8th Apr 2006, 05:10
After all, what's 50.3 arcseconds a year between friends ?
That would be 25.15 arcoseconds each. :rolleyes:

8th Apr 2006, 08:08
What's a Noddy Holder then

Its that little red car that Big Ears gets a lift in now and then....obvious.:}

Sailor Vee
8th Apr 2006, 08:45
Ah Noddy Holder, great days of 'Mama, we're all crazee now' and the rest of the Slade songs, he's till seen on 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks'.

Always thought changing the clocks is total bollix anyway, especially when on Shetland, winter it was always dark and summer it was always light!

8th Apr 2006, 11:27
Why isn't it called whatever Winter Time? :confused:

8th Apr 2006, 12:28

Lon More
8th Apr 2006, 13:58
Noddy Holder MBE? For services to music???

And I am definitely not going to nibble his nuts

8th Apr 2006, 19:12
If our Summer evenings were lighter, for longer, it would be a real problem for "courting couples"

Wnen [B]I were young, we used to wait till it got dark to head off to the peri-track at Shoreham Airport to park the car for a "good old snogandgrope".

With SDST, we'd almost have to wait till pub-chuck-out-time before we could indulge our adolescent needs:sad:

(in the daylight hours, the peri-track was full of peeps teaching their relatives to drive!)

Hey :ok: we've actually managed to make this thread "airline related" ;)

8th Apr 2006, 19:50
errrrr, Ex SG, pub chuck out time?

8th Apr 2006, 20:07
adolescent needs?
Are you still lusting after teenagers? :E

8th Apr 2006, 23:47
And I am definitely not going to nibble his nuts
They're not Noddy's, they're Nobby's!

And I hope that ends the confusion ;)



9th Apr 2006, 00:17
I don't think I made myself clear enough the first time: Why isn't it called whatever Winter Time? If they'd merely called the time change BWT, we wouldn't have all those complaints about BST. Well, would we?!

9th Apr 2006, 00:29
Oops! I think we've all disappeared in a puff of logic there airship!