Daylight Savings Time Ends Tonight

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed tonight and enjoy the extra hour of sleep. Ugh, now it will get dark about 5pm. :(

    Also a good idea to change those batteries in your smoke detectors.


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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In the US, that is. It's already happened in the UK and now it gets dark at 4pm or so.

    It causes a problem when posting on MR. I had to post this an hour earlier to make sure it got here on time.
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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    I'm not changing all the clocks again, it was bad enough having to do it last week. ;)
     
  4. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    It's getting to that depressing time of year where it's dark when you arrive at work and dark when you leave :(
     
  5. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Thank God. I honestly hate the sun and hate driving home with the sun glare. I know I am in the minority here, but that's just me. Give me darkness!
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    We've already gone to the future here in the UK, or is it the past? Anyroad. I like the dark winter evenings. And with the current temperatures its now time to whip out the Tom Baker scarf :D
     
  7. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    Hah yeah. Walking home from clubbing at 6am is not something I plan on doing again until June.
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Damn! I just got all the clocks, microwaves, dvd players, security light timers.... caught up from last change. I knew I should have just let them be.
     
  9. JNB macrumors 604

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    Don't you wish you were in Arizona, where we don't play that silly game twice a year? ;)
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I look forward to the change. I like the longer nights.
     
  11. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Glad you finally came around and will vote Obama. ;)
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ugh, soon the evils of winter will begin. Dark, cold, gloomy.:(
     
  13. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I much prefer light, heat and warmth to the cold and dark. The first working day after the clocks go back, is, for me, in northern Europe, one of my very least favourite days of the entire year. It is a day when my heart, almost literally, sinks deep into my proverbial boots. Not only does it begin to get dark between four and five o'clock in the evening, but you know that there are eight long weeks to the winter solstice, and then a further eight weeks before the time of sunset/sunrise is even back to where it is on this profoundly depressing day.

    Cheers
     
  14. iGary Guest

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    I have bouts of SAD during the winter.

    Time to break out the lights. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I share your affliction/pain/situation, as do many, I suspect, in northern Europe during the winter months.

    Cheers
     
  16. Loge macrumors 68020

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    Yes, not seeing where you live in daylight from late Sunday afternoon until the following Saturday morning is indeed depressing.
     
  17. it5five macrumors 65816

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    It's always nice, but I know that I will be thrown completely off for the first few years I live out of this state.
     
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  19. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Same here!
     
  20. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I would love to know who's brilliant idea it was to put Indiana on Daylight Savings. For work, we loose a hour of sunlight in the morning and puts us in conflict with school schedules. It might be a bit easier to take if we were on Central Time

    When I worked in an office it absolutely sucked to get to work before sunrise and leave work after dark. I honestly started to think that the sun didn't come up for about three weeks!
     
  21. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Time to furl all the blinds.
     
  22. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    ^^

    OMG, I'm laughing so hard I have tears streaming down my face.
     
  23. MacNut macrumors Core

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    That is brilliant.:D:p:cool::):eek:;) That is going into the archive.
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    OMG, that was amazing. :D

    It's kind of surprising it didn't come from Yahoo Answers, where all the other education fails come from. :p

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