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Offline David In Indy

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Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« on: March 12, 2011, 11:24:57 pm »
It's that time of the year again! Don't forget to "spring forward" before you go to bed tonight. Daylight Savings Time officially starts at 2am (Eastern) so you'll need to set your clocks one hour later!

I've already done ours. I figured it was only a few hours from now, so what the hell. Besides, most of the clocks here set themselvs automatically. There are only a few I had to manually adjust.
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 11:56:22 pm »
why can't we fall back instead?
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 02:32:42 am »
I put all of my trust in Verizon and Comcast.  If ever the phones and cable are out, I'll have to go outside and look at the inclination of the sun.

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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 02:39:26 am »
It's that time of the year again! Don't forget to "spring forward" before you go to bed tonight.

Some year I hope to be able to just go to bed. It would be great to decide to set the clocks after I wake up at whatever time my body says it is.

Oh...that's called "retirement."
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 05:38:40 am »
why can't we fall back instead?

Cause it ain't Fall!

It's Spring so ya gotta spring forward! silly
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 01:34:12 pm »
It's that time of the year again! Don't forget to "spring forward" before you go to bed tonight. Daylight Savings Time officially starts at 2am (Eastern) so you'll need to set your clocks one hour later!

I've already done ours. I figured it was only a few hours from now, so what the hell. Besides, most of the clocks here set themselvs automatically. There are only a few I had to manually adjust.

I changed mine Saturday morning. It takes me so long to get used to the new time. I'm usually late for work a few times. :P Isn't there one state in the union that does not change times? I think I heard that.
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 01:39:39 pm »
Weird.

I think it's Arizona that doesn't observe daylight savings time, but they still seem to have time-zone oddness...

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_Arizona_not_have_Daylight_Saving_Time
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 01:49:04 pm »
Weird.

I think it's Arizona that doesn't observe daylight savings time, but they still seem to have time-zone oddness...

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_does_Arizona_not_have_Daylight_Saving_Time

That would be strange to go from one time zone to another. Can't say that would be any more desirable than Daylight Savings Time. :P  But who knows...someone from AZ might like it.
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 01:57:01 pm »
It seems to me that changing time zones is essentially the same thing as using DST only inverted, right?  They're trying to minimize the hours of sunlight during the workday to reduce energy/air conditioning costs instead of maximize it?
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Re: Don't Forget To Change Your Clocks Tonight!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 05:46:35 pm »
What strikes me as funny is that after Congress changed the law a few years back, so that Daylight Saving Time begins earlier in the year and ends later in the year than it used to, we're now on Daylight Saving Time for a longer part of the year than we are on Standard Time.

Figure it out. From the first Sunday in November, when Daylight Saving Time ends, to the second Sunday in March, when it begins, that's just over four months, out of twelve, that we're on Standard Time.

So for now it's back to getting up in the middle of the night every morning.  :(  On the other hand, if we didn't make this change, at the time of the Summer Solstice the sun would rise at roughly 4:30 in the morning.
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