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Author Topic: US Switch to Daylight Savings Time: 11 March 2007  (Read 12918 times)
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« Topic Start: March 10, 2007, 06:29:03 pm »

Under a new law, Daylight Saving time starts 3 weeks earlier in most of the US beginning with this year (2007).

This means that if you live in a part of the US that hasn't opted out of DST, you need to set your clocks AHEAD one hour tonight before you go to bed as DST takes effect at 2am Sunday (which suddenly becomes 3 am).

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http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.html
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« Reply #1: March 10, 2007, 06:32:06 pm »

This means that if you live in a part of the US that hasn't opted out of DST,

*insert rant here about Mitch freaking Daniels and DST in Indiana*
*grumbles and prepares to set the clocks forward, and wake up "late" in the morning*
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« Reply #2: March 10, 2007, 10:54:48 pm »

Under a new law, Daylight Saving time starts 3 weeks earlier in most of the US beginning with this year (2007).
Canada is doing likewise.

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« Reply #3: March 11, 2007, 03:31:18 pm »

Under a new law, Daylight Saving time starts 3 weeks earlier in most of the US beginning with this year (2007).

Thanks for the reminder, Randall. I read about this a few weeks back and completely forgot about it. It's a good thing I didn't have any appointments set up for today!
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« Reply #4: March 11, 2007, 06:11:56 pm »

Under a new law, Daylight Saving time starts 3 weeks earlier in most of the US beginning with this year (2007).

So here's the first weirdness related to DST.

Upon waking, I found three different times, not just two. My computer was set two hours forward of non-DST.

Fortunately it resolved itself to proper DST, but there is still the VCR to deal with, which is still displaying non-DST time. And it's an automatic version. *headdesk*

What are your tales? Come on, Cauldronites! Fork up your weirdest DST stories!

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« Reply #5: March 11, 2007, 07:05:15 pm »

What was the reasoning behind doing the time change so early this year? I tried to listen to the video on it but it wouldn't work. So does anyone know?  Huh
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« Reply #6: March 11, 2007, 07:33:16 pm »

And it's an automatic version. *headdesk*

I had the same problem this morning, and I have one of those "special" alarm clocks that automatically sets time and date.  I have to work at 530am, so this was a real fun morning for me.  Cry  I think I may have damaged my brain by trying to figure out just what time it really was at 3am this morning.

All of the automatic clocks at work did the same thing as well.  I wonder what's going to happen in three weeks when DST should have happened.  Are all of those clocks going to re-set themselves?
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« Reply #7: March 11, 2007, 10:22:34 pm »

I had the same problem this morning, and I have one of those "special" alarm clocks that automatically sets time and date.  I have to work at 530am, so this was a real fun morning for me.  Cry  I think I may have damaged my brain by trying to figure out just what time it really was at 3am this morning.

All of the automatic clocks at work did the same thing as well.  I wonder what's going to happen in three weeks when DST should have happened.  Are all of those clocks going to re-set themselves?

Ouch. At least my special alarm clock is only special in that it's got a vibrator port. The clock has to be manually set.

As for the VCRs? Tip: Unplug the blasted things. Plug it in again.

It'll reset to the correct time. Worked with mine, anyway.

Automatic clocks resetting themselves on the old DST date? I don't know - that's something we'll find out come April.

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« Reply #8: March 12, 2007, 10:03:13 am »

What are your tales? Come on, Cauldronites! Fork up your weirdest DST stories!
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Not weird, but I heard on the radio this morning that studies show, church attendance is low on the day daylight savings time begins - Duh!

Oh, and I saw this article about things that churches do to bring up attendance, like changing the service start time.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Beliefs/story?id=2940710
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« Reply #9: March 12, 2007, 11:21:02 am »

Well, I didn't realise my laptop's clock wasn't going to reset itself (guess it planned on doing it on the old date - you'd think there'd have been a patch to cover that), and spent half the day on the wrong time yesterday.  My alarm clock, thankfully, just has a button that says "DST" and I press that during the DST time, and press it again when we go back to standard.

Like Shadowcat, a friend of mine found that her cell phone had set itself 2 hours ahead.

Mostly, the weirdness for me was waking up in the dark after all this time of waking at first light of sunrise.
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« Reply #10: March 12, 2007, 11:31:33 am »

Mostly, the weirdness for me was waking up in the dark after all this time of waking at first light of sunrise.

*nods*  I went to work in the dark today for the first time in weeks.  I hate that.  *sigh*
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« Reply #11: March 12, 2007, 11:38:51 am »

*nods*  I went to work in the dark today for the first time in weeks.  I hate that.  *sigh*

I'm just grateful this week is also spring break here, so traffic was super light and I wasn't challenged to do much thinking on the way in.  And anyone who's in town for SXSW is probably still in bed. Tongue
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« Reply #12: March 12, 2007, 12:47:54 pm »

I'm so used to getting up by 9:30 now that my body all but forced me to get out of bed, despite feeling like I did not sleep enough at all.  I hate this. Tongue
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« Reply #13: March 12, 2007, 12:54:14 pm »

Not weird, but I heard on the radio this morning that studies show, church attendance is low on the day daylight savings time begins - Duh!


My daughter worked sunday, and had 6 massage appointments.  Only 3 showed up.  she was a bit pissed!
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« Reply #14: March 12, 2007, 02:40:55 pm »

What was the reasoning behind doing the time change so early this year? I tried to listen to the video on it but it wouldn't work. So does anyone know?  Huh

The only theory I've heard is that Bush was sad he didn't get to preside over Y2K, and thus decided to inflict new hell on sysadmins everywhere.
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