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  • Why turning our clocks back Sunday makes no sense

    11/01/2014 11:14:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 119 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | October 31 at 2:30 PM | Chris Mooney
    Back in 1784, hanging out in Paris and heady with Enlightenment, Benjamin Franklin had an idea. Struck by the fact that Parisians were sleeping during sunlight hours and then staying up late at night by candlelight, he calculated the number of candles that were being wasted -- and came up with a very impressive number, 64 million pounds worth of them. Franklin therefore jokingly proposed a massive schedule change, noting that a fortune could be saved through "the economy of using sunshine instead of candles," and even suggested at one point that perhaps cannons be fired at sunrise to get...
  • Does today Start D.S.T. or not?

    10/26/2014 7:44:45 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 36 replies
    self ^ | 10-26-14 | self
    My computer changed time, it's new. My phone did not.
  • Public Service Announcement - Daylight Savings Time

    03/10/2012 1:21:01 PM PST · by 2111USMC · 114 replies
    March 10, 2012 | Self
    Just a reminder, Daylight Savings Time for 2012 starts March 11. Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight.
  • Not Putting the Clocks Back This Weekend Would Improve Health, Says Expert

    10/29/2010 7:47:42 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 72 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Staff
    Not putting the clocks back this weekend but still putting them forward in the spring would be a simple and effective way to vastly improve our health and well-being, says an expert in the online British Medical Journal. Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute, argues that the effect of doing so would be to increase the number of 'accessible' daylight hours and thus encourage more outdoor activity throughout the year. A major public health problem contributing to the incidence of chronic illnesses in the UK is caused by lack of exercise, writes Hillman. Adults are recommended...
  • Daylight Saving Time Extended [Today is DST]

    03/14/2010 10:13:28 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 57 replies · 1,092+ views
    TimeTemperature.com ^ | Monday, August 8, 2005 | Website Author
    Daylight Saving Time Extended On Monday August 8, 2005 President Bush signed into law a broad energy bill (Energy Policy Act of 2005) that will extend Daylight Saving Time by four weeks in 2007. The provisions of the bill call for Daylight Saving Time to begin three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and end one week later on the first Sunday in November. Previously, Daylight Saving Time started on the first Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday in October. In 2007 when the provisions take effect Daylight Saving Time will begin on March 11...
  • Daylight Saving Time ends ... for four short months

    10/27/2009 1:59:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 102 replies · 2,415+ views
    Wallet Pop ^ | Oct. 27, 2009 | Aaron Crowe
    Finally, America -- or most of it -- will get an extra hour of sleep Sunday morning when Daylight Saving Time ends. And the scam that we'll be more productive and save money on electricity bills because there was an extra hour of daylight will be put on hiatus until next spring. The only good things about turning the clock back an hour before going to bed Saturday night is that you'll get an extra hour of sleep, and it's a good reminder to change the batteries on smoke alarms. Otherwise, this whole dance about saving money is a waste...
  • Boy jailed over clock change mix-up

    04/17/2007 2:15:29 PM PDT · by bamahead · 80 replies · 2,526+ views
    metro.co.uk ^ | April 5, 2007 | N/A
    A fifteen-year old boy in America was incarcerated for twelve days, wrongly accused of making a hoax bomb threat - because his school had forgotten that the clocks had gone forward. Cody Webb was arrested last month, after Hempfield Area High School received a bomb threat on their student hotline – which provides a range of information to students about the school - at 3.17am on March 11th. They believed they'd found the culprit when they traced the phone number they thought was responsible to Webb. Unfortunately, they forgot that the clocks had switched to Daylight Saving Time that morning....
  • How to Fix your computer to change for the NEW daylight savings times.(Even windows 98)

    02/01/2007 7:50:25 PM PST · by Revel · 79 replies · 4,068+ views
    2/1/07 | Various and myself
    As some people know- the times for Daylight savings time changes have been moved to different dates. This means that If you have versions of windows that are no longer supported by Microsoft then the word is that Microsoft will not release any patch to allow your computer to change to or from daylight savings time on the proper day. Your computer will try to do that on the wrong days. Here is an article about it: Clocks' Early Spring Forward May Bring About a Few Falls http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/31/AR2007013102318.html?nav=rss_print/asection I went looking for a 2nd party patch for this and did...
  • [VANITY] The Thread Of Hijacked Threads

    05/09/2006 9:52:39 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 421 replies · 9,576+ views
    N/A | 10 May 2006 | kevkrom
    Single-issue people. They're out there... on every thread. No matter what the topic, they try to link it to their pet issue in some way, shape, or form. They are... The Thread Hijackers™. While little can be done to stop them, and it is probably best to ignore them, I find it much, much more fun to mock them. Sure, being passionate about an issue you care about is a good thing, but thread hijacking is annoying and, to be honest, turns off people who might otherwise agree with you. So, on to the mocking. I'd like to coin the...
  • Another month of daylight

    08/08/2005 4:18:35 PM PDT · by kingattax · 55 replies · 1,094+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 8, 2005 | MICHAEL McAULIFF
    WASHINGTON - The clock is ticking on a new Y2K-style techno scare in 2007 - thanks to Congress. That's because legislators slipped a measure into the energy bill that President Bush is set to sign today extending daylight-saving time by four weeks - a change-up that machines already programmed for the annual hour jump may not be prepared to cope with. Daylight-saving time would start three weeks earlier in the spring and last one week longer in the fall. "Missiles won't be launching, but it's still going to cause a lot of hassle," said technology expert Lauren Weinstein, warning that...
  • Indiana adopts Daylight Savings Time statewide

    05/17/2005 2:06:29 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies · 801+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5-16-2005
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Indiana's governor on Friday signed a law that will make the entire state recognize Daylight Savings Time next year but whether the state will declare itself in the Central or Eastern time zones is still up in the air. The Midwestern state will join the rest of the United States -- except for much of Arizona and Hawaii -- by adopting Daylight Savings Time and "spring ahead" one hour in April and "fall back" in October starting in 2006. Currently, 77 of 92 counties stay on Eastern Standard Time year-round. Five counties in the southeastern corner of...
  • End Daylight Savings Time

    05/08/2005 8:50:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 1,615+ views
    www.standardtime.com ^ | 2005 | Sheila Danzig
    It has not escaped our notice that in the United States, Eastern standard time is the same as Central daylight time and Mountain standard time is the same as Pacific Daylight Time. Thus, we propose that The Pacific and Central time zones remain on permanent daylight saving time, and that the Mountain and Eastern time zones remain on permanent standard time. In addition to releasing us from the burden of having to set our clocks every few months, this will also reduce the number of time zones in the United States from four to two. Thus, for example, New York,...
  • Daylight-Saving Time Bill Alive in Ind.

    04/12/2005 8:40:59 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 6 replies · 1,290+ views
    AP ^ | 04/12/05 | MIKE SMITH
    INDIANAPOLIS - Statewide daylight-saving time has lived to see another day in the Indiana General Assembly. But even though it has been rescued twice, it is far from certain whether it can survive the final three weeks of the legislative session and land on the desk of its biggest backer — Gov. Mitch Daniels. The new Republican governor has made adopting statewide daylight-saving time one of his top legislative priorities, saying it would eliminate confusion and boost commerce. Unlike 47 other states, Indiana is split on the issue: 77 counties in the Eastern time zone do not change clocks while...
  • Indiana zones in on time

    02/28/2005 12:50:24 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 15 replies · 1,013+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 28, 2005 | Tim Jones
    STATE LINE CITY, Ind ome say they're hooey, others `Hoosier exceptionalism,' but the state's different times zones could get clocked if a bill legislating uniformity succeeds. Business favors it; cows might not. To its everlasting credit, the state of Indiana has brought the world steel, prescription drugs, sweet corn, the Indy 500, RVs and Cole Porter. But it still has not, after almost 190 years of statehood, figured out exactly what time it is. That could soon change. And then, maybe it won't because this is, after all, Indiana. The state's peculiar, long-running civil war over where to place the...
  • Day Light Savings Time

    10/30/2004 1:34:11 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 105 replies · 3,380+ views
    Don't forget to set you clocks back tonight! Spring Forward....Fall Back
  • Time to set the clocks back to standard time

    10/30/2004 4:40:43 PM PDT · by demoRat watcher · 69 replies · 1,547+ views
    Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, IA ^ | Oct. 30, 2004 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid nippy autumn air and a gathering of Halloween ghosts and goblins, most of the nation is preparing to set clocks back an hour with the return of standard time. The clocks change officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will do it before going to bed Saturday night. That shifts an hour of light from evening to morning as trick-or-treaters make their rounds Sunday night. Daylight-saving time returns the first Sunday in April 2005.
  • Time to roll forward Sunday

    04/04/2004 12:39:20 AM PST · by kenth · 5 replies · 168+ views
    The Clanton Advertiser ^ | 04/03/2004 | Jason Cannon
    What can suck up an hour faster than an unexpected catnap? Daylight Savings Time (DST), of course. Daylight Savings officially started for Alabamians at 2 a.m. this morning, which means everyone should have advanced their clocks and hour, or at least do so right now. Typically, DST begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April. Time reverts back to standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. However, in the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. The idea of manipulating the clock to our advantage has...