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Daylight saving time.

Post by dosraider » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:07 pm

Ah the joy, it's again daylight saving time.
02.00 becomes 03.00.

Not pleased.
Not at all.

:(

What you think, do it really helps saving energy?
I don't believe it.
Not a word of it.
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Post by Thunderdog » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:47 pm

Didn't DST kick in like....

A while ago?

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Post by Wally » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:51 pm

its still DST here now. The Govt keeps playing with our clocks and brains...

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Post by Check-Mate » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:16 am

DST began on March 9 for me......
Also it's proven that it doesn't actually do anything except make our lives just a touch more annoying/difficult.

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Post by Larry Laffer » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:24 am

Thunderdog wrote:Didn't DST kick in like....

A while ago?
Only for crazy people. For us, *normal* people, it started erm... now.
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Post by lakerzz8 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:22 am

I think America moved it forward...or maybe the civilized world moved it forward...sorry Larry.
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Post by GAMER » Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:47 am

It ends here soon i think...
My computer thought it was today, my body hoped so too.
I badly needed that extra hour.
But apparently it's not for another week or so??

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Post by dosraider » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:31 am

GAMER wrote:.. My computer thought it was today....
? This says it was today:
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More about this total idiotic 'DST'@
http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b2.html

And here you're directly on 'Where and When'
http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/g.html
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Post by CPT Worm » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:07 pm

Until a couple years ago, Indiana didn't observe DST at all. When I came out to DC, I was like, WTF?

Now, back home, it's dark until like 7AM and bright out until almost 11PM in the summer. It's ridiculous.
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Post by dosraider » Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:18 pm

The fun(?) here in Belgium is that we are situated spot on the GMT line, means that in the winter we are GMT+1 and now with the summertime GMT+2. F*CK.

The sun says it's noon, my clock says it's 2PM.

Oh yeah, GMT doesn't exist anymore, now the correct termination seems to be UT.

UT? Universal Time? FTW? What was wrong with Greenwich Mean Time?
Pffff, viva el modern world.
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Post by GAMER » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:15 am

Where's UT come from? Greenwich?
How silly.

So...When does DST end for me? :huh:
All my uni classes were the right time by my phone...which means DST is at least still happening at my uni...

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Post by dosraider » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:24 am

GMT is based on the zero meridian, or 0 longitude, which crosses Greenwich, hence the Greenwich Mean Time. It's from the times that England ruled the seas and drawned the charts. They decided to begin in Greenwich.
UT uses the same meridian, military (Mr.Worm?) used to call it Zulu time.
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Don't know, internet says it ended last sunday in march, but not everywhere in Skippyland, and not the whole Aussie land applies DST.
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Main article: Time in Australia

In Australia, the decision to implement daylight saving time is left up to each state or territory. Some states and territories implement it and some do not.

New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia apply DST on a yearly basis. Originally Tasmania alone commenced daylight saving on the first Sunday in October, while the other states began on the last Sunday in October and finished on the last Sunday in March, until 2008. From 2008 daylight saving is being extended another four weeks in NSW, Victoria, SA and the ACT, in addition to Tasmania. - Summer 2007/08 sees an extension of 1 week, commencing October 28 ('07) and concluding April 6 ('08) - Daylight saving will then run from the first Sunday in October to the first Sunday in April, from October 2008.

In 2006, the Parliament of Western Australia approved a three-year daylight saving trial to be followed by a referendum to decide whether DST should be put in place permanently. However, public opposition mounted during the first year of the trial,[13] and the WA Nationals announced a public campaign to bring the referendum forward to 2007 before 2009.[14] Three previous referendums, in 1975, 1984 and 1992, rejected DST.[15] Western Australia maintained DST in 2007 and 2008, and has not amended its start and finish dates to stay in-line with the eastern states.

The Northern Territory and Queensland do not officially have DST. Queensland experimented with DST in the early 1970s, and again in the early 1990s, but it was abandoned after a majority of residents voted against it in a 1992 referendum. It continues to be a source of controversy. The Northern Territory experimented with daylight saving in the early part of the 20th century. It was last used in 1944.
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Re: Daylight saving time.

Post by Cmaza » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:45 am

To make things even worse, half the government operated industries don't know which direction to switch back/forward to and when to do it, so we've actually ended up with a number of radio and TV stations being everything up to 2 hours out-of-sync with each other, which has proved to be very irritating. Oh, and I hate Daylight Savings. Whoever created it, can go *bleep* themselves, 'cause I honestly think it's stupid and worthless. And, UT...? I still use GMT, and always will. If the government tries to stop me, I'll raise arms against them. ^_^
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Post by Larry Laffer » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:02 am

Cmaza wrote: Whoever created it, can go *bleep* themselves, 'cause I honestly think it's stupid and worthless. And, UT...? I still use GMT, and always will. If the government tries to stop me, I'll raise arms against them. ^_^

As expected, 'twas a brit who invented DST*.

No, it wasn't Benjaming Franklin.
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Post by Amro » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:13 pm

I'm so glad we don't have that here. If we did, we'd have the same problem dosraider mentioned (I'm a few dozen kilometers west of GM).

Until about 2 months ago, I was sure DST worked the other way around. That would make sense so that you can make up to a bit more sunshine, and go home before it gets dark.

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Post by CPT Worm » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:56 pm

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Post by xhead12 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:20 pm

i hate the spring time. i forgot about it so my alarm clock woke me up an hour late. pissed me off :cry:
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Post by dosraider » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:31 am

Excuses excuses, always excuses.
You were too lazy to get up.
Lazy bum.
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