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Daylight Savings Time

Hey, don't forget to turn you clock ahead

   
6:02 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Just a reminder for those who it affects. 2:00am, March 11, turn your clock ahead an hour. What's one less hour of sleep :)

Marshall
7:54 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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In the UK and much of Europe this change happens at the end of March.

So for the next few weeks we have the unusual situation where New York clock time (UTC-0400 for DST) is only 4 hours behind UK clock time (UTC+0000). When the UK goes ahead one hour (UTC+0100) for their DST at the end of the month, the difference will be restored to be the usual 5 hours.

UK Winter (Last weekend October - Last weekend March) UK clocks show UTC+0000 (GMT)

UK Summer (Last weekend March - Last weekend October) UK clocks show UTC+0100 (BST) [=GMT+1]
9:07 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Spring forward, fall back. ;)

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11:49 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I loathe DST.

(I write DST because I don't know if it's Daylight Saving Time or Daylight Savings Time). :)

[edited by: lawman at 11:51 am (utc) on Mar 11, 2012]

11:50 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm going to wait 6 months and the clocks that didn't adjust themselves will be correct again.
11:52 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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You sure about that?
12:09 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure about anything except death and taxes.
1:22 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm going to wait 6 months and the clocks that didn't adjust themselves will be correct again.


:) My wife does that all the time in her car. :)
2:05 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Where I live, DST lasts longer than 6 months
5:31 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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In the UK DST lasts for 7 months and is called BST.
7:01 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Great, now the brits are bragging their DST lasts longer than our DST, it's always a contest with them...
7:29 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Great, now the brits are bragging their DST lasts longer than our DST, it's always a contest with them...


Be nice. We have to let them win once and a while :)

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7:32 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Here it lasts a week short of 8 months. Can't believe incrediBill didn't catch what I was slow-pitching to him.
8:17 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I caught it, tried to pass it to the brits, let them have one in the win column every now and then ;)

The only good part of DST is in the fall at a bar that closes at or past 2AM because suddenly last call is an hour away all over again!
10:42 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I was trying to figure out what time zone the Forums are based in, going by timestamps (my local time) on posts, but couldn't find a gap in the right place :(

Computer: check. Takes care of itself.
iPad: ditto.

Wristwatch, microwave, wall clock, clock radio: Fix manually. Take opportunity to adjust wall clock, which always runs fast.

Aquarium light timers: ### that. The timed power strip doesn't work for beans, and the other fish don't care what the human clock says.

VCR: has to be re-set four times a year, because I don't have cable and have changed every setting under the sun but it still persists in going on and off DST on hard-coded dates twice a year. Who knew that Congress was going to decide we can save energy by asking children to go to school in the dark for several extra weeks each year?

:: thinking what an outcry there would be if individual employers informed their employees that next week's workday will be 8-4 instead of 9-5-- or 7-3 instead of 8-4-- so from now on you'll be getting up at 6, with further thoughts on the powers of deception ::
11:34 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Nurses working 11-7 p got off an hour early. In November they work an hour longer.
11:53 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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clock radio: Fix manually


Buy a new clock radio as ours updates automatically off the time sent over the air.

The cell phone, tablet, computer, DVR, TV, clock radio all updated.

The fridge, microwave and stove however, only a couple of years old, are as dumb as that wall clock that didn't update as well. You would think brand new high end stainless steel appliances would be smart enough to update for DST? Nooooo.
12:26 am on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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There's a wall clock in the art studio which took the combined efforts of the studio director and her gentleman friend-- a licensed electrician-- to figure out. To this day we haven't worked out how to do DST, so I just reset it to use Mountain Time and it magically changes.

Nurses working 11-7 p got off an hour early.

I was thinking about hospital schedules when I typed "7 to 3". But ::cough-cough:: I think you meant 11p-7a.

(In case anyone wondered: Hospital workshift hours are a legacy of longago daylight-based scheduling. You could only operate by natural light. Operating theatre in the middle of the building with a huge skylight. Hospitals have only had electic light for a century or so; no surprise that They Who Decide haven't caught up yet.)
1:47 am on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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>>I think you meant 11p-7a

You are correct ma'am