Clocks go back one hour tonight...

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    ...in the UK at least. And if you're pedantically-minded, it's not tonight but sometime in the early hours but still, end of summer and all that.

    What's nicer? The extra hour in bed or the lighter mornings (for the next couple of weeks anyway)?

    I tend not to change my habits right away and just go into work an hour earlier and leave earlier, hopefully beating the rush.

    Should the UK move to European Central Time as the Local Government Association would like, and go 2+ hours ahead leaving us with a sunset time of 10:20pm-ish at mid-summer? I'd like that because it would mean a darker morning when it's now light at 4:30am or so in June but others might not agree.
     
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I don't even really notice the difference. Give it a couple days, and my sleep schedule is the same. But my sleep schedule is erratic anyways.
     
  3. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Arizona doesn't follow day-light savings time, so I never have to set my clock forward or back.

    It's going to mess me up when I finally move out of this state.
     
  4. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I've always thought that it was weird that some states don't observe it, I don't understand how it works exactly, but meh.

    I like the night better, so hooray, the sun is gone by 5:30/6:00pm. The extra hour is always nice too. :D
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

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    Here in London it will be dark by 4:30 :(
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    I'd love that, especially as my flat is so light so I get woken up around 4am in the Summer, also means we'd get to take better advantage of the evenings.

    Am looking forward to my extra hour in bed tonight, but not looking forward to 4pm darkness. That's just depressing :(
     
  7. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    In the U.S., the official set back time is 02h:00 Sunday, but most set theirs back an hour before normal bedtime hours. The older-but-wiser think in terms of getting an extra hour's sleep. The younger see it as an extra hour gained to stay up and party. :D

    When we were living in Colombia they tried this for just one year, but it proved to bring about chaos and confusion, so they canned the idea. I still like it, though.
     
  8. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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  9. skoker macrumors 68000

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    For the record, this will be the last year that the USA follows this pattern. Starting next year, we'll change our clocks in March and November, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Which means that there will be two extra weeks for us to use more light in the dark mornings. Color me confused :(
     
  10. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    tell that to our 2 years old son :rolleyes:
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i think there should be a standard time, no switching of clocks. thats just me.

    anyways... it never really bothers me one way or the other in the end.
     
  12. Oblivious macrumors 6502

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    I always love the extra hour of sleep, but it sucks when it gets dark by 4:30 - 5:00.:(
     
  13. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    I dont care, i get an extra hours sleep and i like my bed :)
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    What does the time have to do with greenhouse gas emissions?

    Am I missing something obvious because no one else has commented...
     
  15. skoker macrumors 68000

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    The logic is: More daylight during waking hours= less need for power= less GH gas output.

    From Wikipedia:

     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Thats not fair. Im gonna lose an hour of my Birthday.:mad:
     
  17. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    I think that new way stinks. Why even change it at all? It won't be for long anyways.

    As it is right now, I have to come into work and IPL our VM so that the time changes. It sucks.
     
  18. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    The extra hour in bed tomorrow is nice, but being dark when I leave work for the next couple of months isn't so nice!
     
  19. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    OK, dalvin200 junior, let your parents sleep an extra hour on Sunday morning. :)
     
  20. calyxman macrumors 6502a

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    I hate DST. I wish we can keep the current time schedule.
     
  21. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Are kids supposed to trick-or-treat at 9pm or something, when it's totally dark? It's already a pain to have them wait till 7-7:30 for it to be pretty close to completely dark.

    I don't like the idea for some reason. I can't quite put my finger on it. Oh well, I guess if it actually works at reducing greenhouse gas emissions then it's ok.
     
  22. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Actually clocks go forward one hour.... in Australia that is :D
     
  23. Mord macrumors G4

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    Seeing as I was planning on being out all of tommorow I probably would not have noticed by monday, I'm terrible with remebering things like this but my sleeping pattern is so erratic that it likely won't make much difference.
     
  24. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Just stop using coal powered clocks and you'll be fine :confused:
     
  25. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    If you're going to college, morning light becomes a non issue.
     

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