Daylight Savings Time Ends Saturday Night!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by clayj, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    For those of you who live in an area of the US where DST applies*, it ends Saturday night (early Sunday morning) at 2 AM local time... set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed, and enjoy the extra hour of sleep!

    (Obviously, you shouldn't have to manually set your computer's clock, or your cable box, or your VCR, or your cellphone... but microwave ovens, ranges, watches, and clocks in cars may need to be re-set.)

    * Pretty much everywhere except Arizona, PARTS of Indiana, and Hawai'i. (Ya weirdos. ;) )
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    YES!
    MORE SLEEP!

    which actually means, ONE MORE HOUR TO MAKE MY HALLOWEEN COSTUME!

    /will be best slutty shark EVER
    //I win.
     
  3. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    I must, MUST see a picture of Katie as a "slutty shark".
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Oh, y'all will.
    y'all. Will.

    /YES!
    //WINS!
    ///I LOVE IT!
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    mmm sleep soooo good!

    and i think i will sleep most of sunday
    maybe post on MR a bit, and chat online, but not really move from the bed all day!




    thats the plan at least
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    My province is the only one in all of Canada that doesn't change our clocks. People have been wanting us to join the rest of North America and do it, but for some crazy reason we don't... :eek:
     
  7. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    yall should go chill with arizona :p i think they dont have dst either...
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yeah, you're right, I don't believe they do either. Heading down there for the winter might not be a bad idea either... ;)
     
  9. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    As I said... ;)
     
  10. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    oops..missed that :eek:
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Damn you all....

    My clocks go forward tonight, I don't sleep much anyway but minus an hour is going to really hurt. At least the sun won't be coming up at 5am and the birds won't be waking me up so early anymore.

    We're a bit funny with DST here, NSW does it, as does Vic (I think), Tas has already gone over, QLD don't (more on that later).

    Queensland don't do DST, they think the extra hour of daylight will fade the curtains and all the men will get their morning erections on the bus to work rather than in bed. Mind you they call beer XXXX cause they can't spell beer. Yup, the queenslanders are a weird mob.

    One good thing is that you can go north to Coffs Harbour, ring in the new year, zip up to the Gold Coast and do it all again.

    It's very hot and muggy here today and the start of DST just reminds me of how much I don't like summer.
     
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks...I really had no idea. I would have been an hour early to church.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Has anybody heard that the US wants to extend DST another 4 weeks? Did that idea get anywhere?

    EDIT: my 500th post and that was it? :rolleyes: Oh well.
     
  14. balamw Moderator

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    Signed into law for 2007+

    http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b.html

    B
     
  15. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I call it the Halloween/ Extra Hour of Partying Party.
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  17. Chundles macrumors G4

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    We did it for the Olympics, set the clocks forward an hour in September and got more daylight at the end of the day for parties and stuff.

    It was panned before they did it but once they did everybody was pretty pleased, we went skiing while it was on and because everyone was at the games, the slopes were empty and you could ski all day long and because it moved the heat of the day an hour, the snow was in good nick when the lifts closed so you could go all day.
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    makes sense
    It's so weird how we just move time around.
     
  19. carpe diem macrumors 6502

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    I think it is wrong
     
  20. dcv macrumors G3

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    Thanks Mum... sorry, i mean "Mom" :p

    We also go back to GMT at 2am tonight - end of British Summer Time. *ugh* how depressing... darkness from about 4pm

    still, the extra hour of beauty sleep will come in handy...
     
  21. iGav macrumors G3

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    We should stay at BST for winter and switch to BDST during the summer months.

    That said, I enjoy the early, cold, dark evenings. :)
     
  22. tsaxer macrumors regular

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    Y'know, this really shows just how subjective our interpretation of time is. We could count it in farsnarks and the real world (i.e. natural world) wouldn't give a crap. So I guess if there's really no natural 8am, and it's only a artificial construction used by man to try and wrestle with the concept of the passage of "time," I'm never really late for anything. I always arrived right when I do, and that is as "on time" as anyone can truly be.:D

    Ugh, waking up a 4am is brutal...lol
     
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  24. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    I like when it gets dark early and also because it really introduces significant changes in weather. I am no lover of snow here in the NYC area, but I am very partial to cold temperatures. Summer has never been my most enjoyable time of year.
     
  25. maya macrumors 68040

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    People who share your opinion must be a rare few. ;) :)


    Summer all the way. :D
     

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