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    .......... is next week. Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour!!! Just a reminder.

    It's weird, my clock on my computer set it's clock back one hour back to 1 AM right now. Odd.

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    ..... and most of australia gets ready to start!! My state doesn't DO daylight savings time


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    :lol: Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!? :lol:

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      Personally, I wish our government would abolish "Daylight Saving Time."

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        Originally posted by Alyssa3467 View Post
        Personally, I wish our government would abolish "Daylight Saving Time."

        I have to agree. Is there an actual reason for it? There is only one thing I like about it you gain one hour of sleep!
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          Normally DST happens this week but starting this year, they pushed it back to Nov 4th. Why? I know there's a valid reason but I can't remember off-hand.

          *snoops around the web*


          This move back to Standard Time -- from Daylight Saving Time, or DST -- takes effect at 2 a.m. the first Sunday in November, rather than the last Sunday in October. The change is part of a break in long-standing pattern.

          For that, you can thank the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005. To save energy, U.S. legislators set the stage then for 34 weeks of DST, beginning this year.
          Because of a quirk in the calendar, the DST period will stretch to 35 weeks in 2008.
          North American clocks had for many years usually been set to DST for 30 weeks or less, on occasion as few as 26.
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            I would not be at all surprised if their energy consumption studies found that the energy saved by households turning on lights later in the day due to the "extra hour" of sunlight in the evening was used up by the "extra hour" of darkness in the morning. Plus, many businesses use artificial lighting regardless of what light conditions are outside; the way many commercial and industrial buildings are designed, windows can't provide enough light, even during the day.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
              It's weird, my clock on my computer set it's clock back one hour back to 1 AM right now. Odd.
              As was stated, the switch time was changed and your computer does not know that.

              I about had a heart attack this morning. The time clock where I work has rolled back already. My time card was punched as "4:20 AM" and I thought I was there an hour early. Then I remembered the change and was upset I could not take a nap.

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                I forgot to turn off DST on my VHS machine (yes, I'm old fashion, I still tape the occasional show on VHS). I came out this morning to see it back one hour and remembered.

                I think when we sprung forward last Spring earlier than normal there was a big fuss about it and it was said that the energy saved was nil. One news report was about the increased gas use.

                In a bid to save energy, Congress moved up daylight-saving time by three weeks this year. But so far, the change appears to have backfired after Americans last month used record amounts of gasoline as they got out to enjoy the extra hour of sunshine. Average daily gasoline demand for the three weeks after the time change rose 2.8% from the same period a year ago and was the highest ever for the period, according to the Energy Department.
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                The other news item was from Reuters but that article is no longer available. In essence it said that turning the clocks forward three weeks early has had no "measurable impact" on energy use one way or another. Congress will "evaluate the effects" of the early switch. I know I have been using my lights in the morning to see what I'm doing. :lol:

                I for one do not like it :thumbdown
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                  I actually have a calendar that stated DST was today - so I set my clock back. But, when I got up I noticed that my computer and satellite clock hadn't changed. It never fails, I always screw up daylight savings one way or the other.
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                    Originally posted by DisneyPrincessMom View Post
                    Normally DST happens this week but starting this year, they pushed it back to Nov 4th. Why? I know there's a valid reason but I can't remember off-hand.

                    *snoops around the web*


                    Yeah, I still can't figure out why the reason. What the heck does long standard pattern mean? Just more daylight?

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                      This is totally inconvenient...

                      Some things turned back one hour, other things didn't!

                      What in tarnation is going on?!?!?!

                      This is totally unnecessary! Now I have to go and fix the things that did turn back, because they did it when it was supposed to.... UGH!
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                      • #12
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                        My mac turned back an hour, but my PC stayed the same...
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                        • #13
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                          Here's a question: Why is it called Standard Time when Daylight Time lasts longer? There are 52 weeks in a year. It was 26-30 weeks of Daylight time (26 is half of 52) and is now 34.

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                            Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
                            It's weird, my clock on my computer set it's clock back one hour back to 1 AM right now. Odd.
                            If you have a PC it's because you haven't updated your security patches from Microsoft in a LONG time - if at all. Not good.. If you had updated, DST would not be an issue. Nor would you be risking your security.

                            http://www.update.microsoft.com/

                            If you have a Mac - who knows - you may have to figure it out for yourself - or consult your "guru" or "genius" or whatever...





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                              I feel so hungry tonight because of the DST. My stomach keeps on rumbling . . .
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                                Daylight Savings started way back before most of you were even born. Back in the old days most of the US was rural in nature. The schools were miles away and most kids had to walk, or ride a bike or horse to school. They started this to make the daybreak hours brighter so the kids could walk, ride or whatever to school and not be in the dark. Since most schools were out by 3pm they could still get home in daylight. As th Earth rotates around the sun as Winter approaches they needed to go back to standard time for the same reason. It's because of the rising and setting of the sun and that changes during the year. It's an outdated concept now because most kids ride/drive/bus to schools and most schools are closer to where people live now.
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                                  Originally posted by goofygoof View Post
                                  This is totally inconvenient...

                                  Some things turned back one hour, other things didn't!

                                  What in tarnation is going on?!?!?!

                                  This is totally unnecessary! Now I have to go and fix the things that did turn back, because they did it when it was supposed to.... UGH!
                                  I believe they officially changed the date, and so for products made with that feature, they need to be updated. How to do that? Not so sure about that.
                                  BarbaraAnn

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                                  • #18
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                                    Most of us in Arizona do not have to worry about jumping forward, falling back or whatever it is you people do with your daylight savings time, but if you are driving from Phoenix to New Mexico via the Navajo reservation be careful because on the reservation they do practice DST.
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                                      Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
                                      It's weird, my clock on my computer set it's clock back one hour back to 1 AM right now. Odd.
                                      Search around on Microsoft's website. There should be an update that fixes this. My laptop must've automatically downloaded it as it's still on summer time and hasn't fallen back one hour.

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                                        Originally posted by Lost Boy View Post
                                        Daylight Savings started way back before most of you were even born. Back in the old days most of the US was rural in nature. The schools were miles away and most kids had to walk, or ride a bike or horse to school. They started this to make the daybreak hours brighter so the kids could walk, ride or whatever to school and not be in the dark. Since most schools were out by 3pm they could still get home in daylight. As th Earth rotates around the sun as Winter approaches they needed to go back to standard time for the same reason. It's because of the rising and setting of the sun and that changes during the year. It's an outdated concept now because most kids ride/drive/bus to schools and most schools are closer to where people live now.
                                        That's very interesting but doesn't really explain Daylight savings Time......Daylight Savings time occurs between mid Spring to mid Fall...thus the lions share of it takes place in the Summer---when there is no school.

                                        The only time that rural kids would really have to worry about getting home after dark would be in the dead of Winter...December/January. This is still Standard Time.

                                        If you really think about it you were close......it was due to the fact that most of America was Rural back in the old days.....but the effect was most pronounced durring the Summer.......Read John Grishams A Painted House for the real reason we did Daylight Savings Time(hint: When do farmers have more work to do...Summer or Winter?)
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