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AN EXTRA HOUR! (Daylight Savings Time)

What ya gonna do with it?

     
11:16 pm on Nov 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For those of us who suffer the semi-annual clock reset, spring forward, fall back, what are you going to do with the extra hour tonight? (remember, the change is at 02:00) Personally, the "fall back" part is a pain, especially when it comes to digital clocks. That aside, are you going to:

1. Get extra sleep,
2. Watch your stats get skewed by the extra hour,
3. Tell 'her' parent you'll be back by 2am AFTER the clock changes (or 'his' if appropriate),
4. Watch that extra long movie,
5. Spend more time on WebmasterWorld,
6. Have another bag of popcorn,
7. Other.

I'm banking on sleep, but you all know how that goes.

Marshall

12:37 am on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am like a Vegas Casino. No windows, No clocks. 24/7 I just keep chugging
along. There is no "extra hour", just a clock that's been re-arranged, still
only 24 hours a day no matter how you slice or dice it.

That being said I think I will have a beer and watch some football!...KF

1:43 am on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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11:03 am on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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12:56 pm on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm going to finally be able to get the work done that I wasn't able to do during that hour we lost back in April.
1:07 pm on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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lol spander.

You made it seem as if you have a yearly plan made to the last second and you live by it.

Nice try :)

1:10 pm on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Actually, my body clock woke me up an hour early and I wasted that hour tossing and turning trying to get an extra hour sleep. with no luck.
1:12 pm on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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of course we brits are way ahead of you as usual - we've already done it this year
8:41 pm on Nov 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Nothing, I used it up 2 weeks ago ;-)
4:40 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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As topr8 said, we had ours the other week. I used mine for (part of) a hangover.
4:46 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Spend the hour going around changing all the clocks as well as check the computers that decided to change the clocks last weekend. :)

Don't get the idea that I don't like DST- I love it. I also love the fact that we have several more weeks of it ever year.

But now back on regular time, it is no longer light enough to bicycle home after work. So instead of biking to and from work and usually getting in a ride at lunch as well, lunch will be spent biking home and driving back to work.

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 4:49 pm (utc) on Nov. 5, 2007]

5:02 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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it is no longer light enough to bicycle home after work

That is the downside. I don't really enjoy the dark evenings, I'm usually counting the days until the evenings start getting lighter again.

Just out of interest, how much to the days/nights length vary for people in the US and around the world?

In the UK it can get dark before 4pm at the depth of winter, and in the summer it can stay light until almost 10pm. Is this common around the world? I understand it's more extreme the further north you go...

9:42 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In the UK it can get dark before 4pm at the depth of winter, and in the summer it can stay light until almost 10pm. Is this common around the world? I understand it's more extreme the further north you go...

Pretty much the same here in Pennsylvania.

Marshall

9:53 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In the UK it can get dark before 4pm at the depth of winter, and in the summer it can stay light until almost 10pm. Is this common around the world? I understand it's more extreme the further north you go...

The furter form the equator you go that's true. The north and south poles have 24 hour sunlight during the height of their summer (August for the north, February for the south).

In NH summers it's light at 5:30AM (makes it hard to sleep in) but in south Florida it's dark until almost 6:30 (during the summer) and at night, 9:00 at night it's light in NH, 8:00-8:30 its dark in FL.

10:03 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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wouldn't it be great if we could turn our clocks back a bit too far -- all the way to the 1980s.