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Daylight-saving time: It's back
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Posted on 03/13/2010 7:59:04 AM PST by JoeProBono

Most Americans trade an hour's sleep this weekend for more evening sunshine to enjoy after work.

Officially the change to daylight saving time occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, though most folks set their clocks and watches ahead an hour before going to bed on Saturday

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To: freedumb2003

What application(s)? I used to do that, too, along with DB conversions.


51 posted on 03/13/2010 8:35:45 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

PeopleSoft — usually (but not always) on Oracle and some flavor of Unix.


52 posted on 03/13/2010 8:36:51 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: freedumb2003

How interesting. Sounds like a good position...do you or the company you work for, feel any affect from the current downturn?


53 posted on 03/13/2010 8:38:14 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: hoagy62
Thank you. We've tried DST here in Arizona. (Only the Navajo Reservation observes it.) It was a disaster. Little kids playing T-Ball and Little League had to be up very late because at 7 p.m., the sun was still high in the sky and it was 112-115 degrees some evenings. So they'd have to start playing at 8 or 8:30. Families wanting picnic would have to wait sometimes until 9 for it to be cool enough. Only took one year, and we repealed it. Every once in awhile some newbie moves to Arizona and decides he or she is going to run for the legislature. Then he or she introduces a DST measure because, by gosh, we like back there in Ohio. That legislator is bombarded by irate people inviting him to move home.
54 posted on 03/13/2010 8:40:50 AM PST by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: freedumb2003

What platforms are your customers generally migrating from?


55 posted on 03/13/2010 8:41:24 AM PST by txhurl
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To: JoeProBono

My favorite time of day and night. I liked the moment last July 8th - 12:34:56 7/8/9


56 posted on 03/13/2010 8:41:31 AM PST by Jolla
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To: freedumb2003

I thought I had heard that CO does not follow DST either...not sure...maybe there is someone here from CO


57 posted on 03/13/2010 8:41:42 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: txhurl

It’s not usually platform migration (I have done a few of those). It is both installation of new systems (from old legacy systems) and upgrades of extant systems.


58 posted on 03/13/2010 8:43:15 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: Desdemona

LOL! I have to sing in church tomorrow. so I have to be there 15 min. early. Hope I make it. We’ve been practicing for weeks on this one song and they clearly can’t do it without me.


59 posted on 03/13/2010 8:43:44 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: Outlaw Woman

>>.do you or the company you work for, feel any affect from the current downturn?<<

Some, but there are strategies to offset them. Times are a bit tight for everyone but we are still winning work.


60 posted on 03/13/2010 8:44:38 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: Outlaw Woman
From the www: Daylight-Saving Time (DST) is observed in Colorado, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour to Mountain Daylight Time (MDT); which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6).

After the Summer months the time in Colorado is shifted back by 1 hour to US Mountain Standard Time (MST) or (GMT-7)

61 posted on 03/13/2010 8:45:35 AM PST by votemout
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To: freedumb2003

good deal. I’m glad for you. I’m on the hunt for some ‘good’ news.


62 posted on 03/13/2010 8:47:05 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: votemout

Daylight Saving Time is not observed by those in Hawaii and in some regions of Arizona.


63 posted on 03/13/2010 8:47:16 AM PST by votemout
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To: freedumb2003

Wow. Nice to talk to a kindred IT soul.

Looked at your frpage, thought you might like this from the semi-wayback machine:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2070297/posts?page=1

A word about Taglines, from heathen Chode.


64 posted on 03/13/2010 8:48:09 AM PST by txhurl
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To: votemout

Hey thx for the info. :)


65 posted on 03/13/2010 8:48:31 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: txhurl

That’s a great post — thanks! :)


66 posted on 03/13/2010 8:49:28 AM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: JoeProBono

I like DST, too bad it isn’t year round, no more messing with clocks twice each year. And I like more daylight at the end of the day. I am now in a job where it is 8:30am to 5:30pm, no more flex time unfortunately. I use to get out of work at 2pm and have some leisure time after work especially here in Colorado with the outdoors.


67 posted on 03/13/2010 8:50:34 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: freedumb2003

Post #12, cynwoody formats it so it’s readable.


68 posted on 03/13/2010 8:51:14 AM PST by txhurl
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To: JoeProBono
Well I sure wish I could share everybody's "enthusiasm" for this Daylight Savings time, but I must say that I am tepid on the whole notion. All this fuss and bother with adjusting clocks on the microwave oven, the VCR, the coffee maker and the time machine I've been working on in the basement these past 20 years.

Speaking of all that, why is it that every single consumer device has a clock built into it? When I was younger, I don't remember clocks being every damn place. There was a clock on the kitchen wall and an alarm clock in the bedroom and that was about all there was for clock in my childhood home. Never did feel deprived about it either. I had just two clocks in my house and I was damn satisfied with that particular quantity of clocks.

And just what exactly is all this clock-shifting supposed to accomplish? An extra hour of daylight at the end of the workday? If I wanted more daylight at the end of the day, why I'd just adjust my work schedule accordingly.

I just don't get why I am supposed to sit here on a Saturday morning fussing over clocks and such. Can't we come up with better things to do on a Saturday?

I am so sick and tired of clocks. Wish they'd just go away.

69 posted on 03/13/2010 9:00:52 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 2 days away from outliving Jim Jones)
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To: JoeProBono

Did anyone tell Microsoft?


70 posted on 03/13/2010 9:10:00 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: americanophile

LOve it. Best time of the year. Makes me feel better. YEAH!!!!


71 posted on 03/13/2010 9:11:00 AM PST by therut
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To: JoeProBono

I love DST. Make it permanent.


72 posted on 03/13/2010 9:11:23 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Democrats and Pelosi. The party of thieves, liars and tax cheats)
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To: JoeProBono

73 posted on 03/13/2010 9:12:17 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: freedumb2003

haha i love it. sleep is for pussys.


74 posted on 03/13/2010 9:16:21 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: JoeProBono
For those with terminal Attention Deficit Disorder (like me) remember when re-setting clocks....."Spring ahead, Fall back".

Leni

75 posted on 03/13/2010 9:17:35 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Fast Moving Angel
I wish they would put it on DST once and for all and just leave it there.

Better idea: I wish they would put it on Standard Time once and for all and just leave it there. As we do in AZ and HI and a few other places.

76 posted on 03/13/2010 9:18:09 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I'm Ellie Light!)
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To: jazminerose
Why is DST getting earlier every year?

Brainiacs in DC. It is now Savings Time longer than it's Standard Time, so "standard" has become a misnomer.

77 posted on 03/13/2010 9:20:29 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I'm Ellie Light!)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


78 posted on 03/13/2010 9:24:25 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: stylecouncilor

Doesn’t really effect me. I’m on GMT-6 anyways, so 2 hours ahead of what folks live on here. All my clocks are GMT-6 too. :)


79 posted on 03/13/2010 9:40:04 AM PST by BenKenobi (And into this Ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life.)
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To: RayChuang88

The CA desert does do daylight savings time.


80 posted on 03/13/2010 9:56:12 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: stylecouncilor

Thanks. I operate on Vietnam time anyway: 15 hours and the next day ahead.


81 posted on 03/13/2010 9:57:44 AM PST by onedoug
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To: JoeProBono

The times - they are a-changin’.

I survived the Y2K end-of-the-world disaster, heheh.

2008 = Y2K on steroids.
2009 = slow motion train wreck
2010 = re-birthing pains
2011 = light at the end of the tunnel
2012 = dawning of a bright, new day


82 posted on 03/13/2010 10:11:59 AM PST by RebelTex (FREEDOM IS EVERYONE'S RIGHT! AND EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!)
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To: John W

Move the clocks and leave them there year round. Moving them back for a couple months is useless.


83 posted on 03/13/2010 11:39:56 AM PST by mysterio
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To: Daveinyork

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It was (and remains) a phony solution to a contrived crisis.


84 posted on 03/13/2010 12:01:36 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Agreed, winter is just dark in most places...morning or evening. I have gone for weeks without seeing my house in the sunlight.

DST just seems to make more sense to put it there and leave it alone.

Another folly of the Government, who needs it?


85 posted on 03/13/2010 12:46:24 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: RebelTex

2012 - Mayan Calendar ends


86 posted on 03/13/2010 12:54:46 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: JoeProBono

Comment # ** self censored by Arrowhead1952

87 posted on 03/13/2010 5:24:20 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Hey zero, It is NOT Bush's fault anymore.)
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To: Perdogg
2012 - Mayan Liberal Leftist Socialist Calendar ends

There, fixed it.

;>D

88 posted on 03/14/2010 12:45:21 AM PST by RebelTex (FREEDOM IS EVERYONE'S RIGHT! AND EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!)
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