ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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i know how it works but is it 7:16 or 8:16. my phone + computer seem to have gone forward and ilx went back.

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:17 (ten years ago) link

no this says it's next week! http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/clockchange.html?n=179

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:21 (ten years ago) link

ok my phone and computer didn't do anything because it's not daylight savings time yet. ilx did it a week early?

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:22 (ten years ago) link

We went from BST to GMT last night, here in Britishland.

Yo! GOP Raps (suzy), Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:25 (ten years ago) link

oh. i see what the problem was. my ilx prefs time zone was "Cuba"

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:26 (ten years ago) link

haha

ken "save-a-finn" c (ken c), Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:55 (ten years ago) link

lmao

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 25 October 2009 14:19 (ten years ago) link

DST adds an hour to everyone's halloween partying

cutty, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:36 (ten years ago) link

living through another cuba

velko, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) link

rip Fidel

lihaperäpukamat (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:42 (ten years ago) link

oh hello it's time saving time in longdong

warmsherry, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:44 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

RIP one hour

all-beef patty hearst (donna rouge), Sunday, 14 March 2010 06:29 (nine years ago) link

hate it so much

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 March 2010 06:31 (nine years ago) link

Balls to this

First and Last and Safeways ™ (jjjusten), Sunday, 14 March 2010 06:49 (nine years ago) link

ftge imo

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:09 (nine years ago) link

lol shit THAT'S what just happened to that hour.

Computer clock reset itself.

hills like white people (Hurting 2), Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:21 (nine years ago) link

more like gaylight savings

itchy rainbolt (clotpoll), Sunday, 14 March 2010 07:27 (nine years ago) link

there's been a thread on why it's not Daylight SavingS, right?

Not the real Village People, Sunday, 14 March 2010 08:32 (nine years ago) link

daylight saving$

shite new answers (cutty), Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:26 (nine years ago) link

feeling bad for the housekeepers at hotels worldwide who on this morning in addition to their typical turn-down procedures must also manually adjust every single alarm clock

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:36 (nine years ago) link

i hate this it's like the day is half gone already!!!!!!!!!

harbl, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:40 (nine years ago) link

every farmer needs to be punched in the face rite now

david foster ballaz (m bison), Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:43 (nine years ago) link

While I love the later sunsets and all, waking up this morning at 5:30 for work was a bit of a drag...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:45 (nine years ago) link

xp except the ones in arizona and hawaii you mean

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 14 March 2010 13:45 (nine years ago) link

feeling bad for the housekeepers at hotels worldwide who on this morning in addition to their typical turn-down procedures must also manually adjust every single alarm clock

at least they only have to go one hour forward instead of 11/23

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 March 2010 15:10 (nine years ago) link

it is bullshit

akm, Sunday, 14 March 2010 15:24 (nine years ago) link

My extreme laziness has finally paid off and not changing any of the clocks in my apt the last time this happened means that I didn't have to do shit this time around.

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Sunday, 14 March 2010 15:54 (nine years ago) link

wow, The Wikipedia features so many interesting and potentially untrue facts about this fascist lie of a proletariat yoke

A 2008 study found that although male suicide rates rise in the weeks after the spring transition, the relationship weakened greatly after adjusting for season.[75] A 2008 Swedish study found that heart attacks were significantly more common the first three weekdays after the spring transition, and significantly less common the first weekday after the autumn transition.[76] The government of Kazakhstan cited health complications due to clock shifts as a reason for abolishing DST in 2005.[77]

In the mid-1980s, Clorox (parent of Kingsford Charcoal) and 7-Eleven provided the primary funding for the Daylight Saving Time Coalition behind the 1987 extension to U.S. DST, and both Idaho senators voted for it based on the premise that during DST fast-food restaurants sell more French fries, which are made from Idaho potatoes;[3] in 2005, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores successfully lobbied for the 2007 extension to U.S. DST.[72]

Daylight saving has caused controversy since it began.[1] Winston Churchill argued that it enlarges "the opportunities for the pursuit of health and happiness among the millions of people who live in this country".[86] Robertson Davies, however, detected "the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy and wise in spite of themselves",[87] and wags have dubbed it "Daylight Slaving Time".[88]

oh you melodramatic wags

iiiijjjj, Sunday, 14 March 2010 16:59 (nine years ago) link

The Wag Party

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Sunday, 14 March 2010 19:33 (nine years ago) link

It's like the Whig Party but all your political points are in the form of horrible puns.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Sunday, 14 March 2010 19:33 (nine years ago) link

I told a friend to meet me for brunch today at 11 am, and of course, he calls 45 minutes ago to tell me he didn't reprogram his alarm clock. Ugh.

The Magnificent Colin Firth (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 15 March 2010 00:13 (nine years ago) link

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 11:16 (nine years ago) link

messin' with the clock

not_goodwin, Monday, 15 March 2010 11:38 (nine years ago) link

Now we all have one more hour in our Daylight Savings Account. Maybe when we die, we'll get to spend them!

Aimless, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:01 (nine years ago) link

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

The one thing I hate.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

Arsebiscuits truly are the worst things about daylight savings, can't wait to avoid them when I move to Arizona.

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:25 (nine years ago) link

Is that what the have as their license plat motto?

"Live free from Arsebiscuits"

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) link

dark mornings > > > > dark evenings

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:28 (nine years ago) link

In principle yes, but my first DST morning and the pleasure I derived from it was grounded in the fact that my flight home last night was late, too late for the last bus and the taxi queue was long and cabs few. Ended up with less than five hours sleep last night and the alarm woke me up to dark grey misery.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:31 (nine years ago) link

sounds like a taxi problem, not a DST problem

Mr. Que, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:32 (nine years ago) link

More of a pittsburgh problem. In general DST means awake to see the sunrise for the next month or so and my living room has east facing windows which makes me happy.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:34 (nine years ago) link

I took advantage of DST a coupla years ago to sleep in and show up for work an hour late & real faux-apologetic, knowing that my supervisor would be amused at my boneheadedness (and that I'd work late to make up for it)! It worked jsut like I planned, but it's not something I'd dare repeat.

Half lies and gorilla dust (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 15 March 2010 18:43 (nine years ago) link

i didn't even notice until seeing this thread just now. who cares

am0n, Monday, 15 March 2010 18:55 (nine years ago) link

eleven months pass...

f this

iatee, Sunday, 13 March 2011 06:48 (eight years ago) link

oh is this tonight?

fuck this

sleeve, Sunday, 13 March 2011 06:49 (eight years ago) link

this seems appropriate. also GRRR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J1NHzQ1sgc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

VegemiteGrrl, Sunday, 13 March 2011 07:04 (eight years ago) link

Oh weird, DST isnt ending here for another month almost.

one time, something happy craz (Trayce), Sunday, 13 March 2011 07:07 (eight years ago) link

Which now i think on it seems odd because I'm sure it *used* to end on the march long weekend - which is today - so I dunno.

one time, something happy craz (Trayce), Sunday, 13 March 2011 07:08 (eight years ago) link

I honestly have no idea what people's qualms are about losing one hour of sleep. It's light out later!

EDB, Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:06 (eight years ago) link

Accidentally fell asleep with the lights on and music playing. I fucked it up!!!!

esempio (crüt), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:34 (two months ago) link

This is the first time in my 55+ years that I actually used my fallback to get an extra hour of sleep. Felt pretty fuckin' good.

WmC, Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:35 (two months ago) link

Lol Floridians are so dumb.

Last year, our state legislature voted to end DST for Florida. Of course, that requires Congress to amend Federal law, so it was really a first step (or a PR stunt), which was made clear at the time.

Didn't stop Floridians from flooding social media last night, asking why they had to set the clocks back since we ended it.

Sadly since cell phones and laptops usually update themselves, my fantasy of millions of Floridians being on the wrong time won't come to pass.

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:38 (two months ago) link

And yes I get that "dumb Floridian" sometimes feels like a pleonasm

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:39 (two months ago) link

This is the first time in my 55+ years that I actually used my fallback to get an extra hour of sleep. Felt pretty fuckin' good.

I did the same although I may have done so before once or twice. Mrs. Redd questioned me about it though.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:47 (two months ago) link

"Sadly since cell phones and laptops usually update themselves, my fantasy of millions of Floridians being on the wrong time won't come to pass."

It sounds like the setup for a 1990s fish-out-of-water comedy. It would end with the hero teaching the futuristic people of New York about "real music", e.g. pre-Beatles rock and roll, because the film would be written by a baby boomer who hasn't got over Elvis being drafted. He or she would catch some crooks using a vintage skateboard, or something, or a surfboard, because people in Florida surf, don't they? He or she would dress up like the characters from Miami Vice. It's high concept. Nineteen-eighties meets the modern age! Cocaine everywhere, and people are paranoid about AIDS. There could be a cameo from the COUGH Indian COUGH chap from Short Circuit that would seem perfectly normal to the film's writer, because Indian people are funny, but would be horribly uncomfortable for the audience.

Alternatively imagine a film in which Florida is perpetually an hour behind the rest of the United States. The transient nature of internet microcelebrity is such that just being an hour behind the times would cut the people of Florida off from "the narrative". They would have to send meme-gatherers into the rest of the United States in order to bring back fresh live memes. I live in the UK, which means that I'm fourteen hours behind "the narrative". My experience of Reddit and so forth is that everything happened fourteen hours ago, while I was asleep, and by the time I catch up the drama is over.

I'm thinking of that woman who was on a flight to South Africa. She tweeted something tasteless before she got on the plane - "I'm not worried about catching AIDS because I'm white" or something like that - and while she was on the plane a twitter storm erupted, and she was sacked (she worked in PR), and she only learned about it when she touched down because back in 2011 or whenever there was no internet on planes. That little drama played itself out over the course of just a few hours. Imagine a future in which being just one hour behind the times was enough to cut yourself adrift from modern society, if that isn't already the case. That's why I read Ilxor every day, so that I don't lose touch. Once you let go of the rope the current takes you and you're lost.

Ashley Pomeroy, Sunday, 3 November 2019 14:22 (two months ago) link

Wow

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 14:41 (two months ago) link

I can't remember the year or the town it happened in, so I know this sounds like an urban legend, but there was a town in Florida during the 70s that suffered a power outage for one hour during the night the state sprang forward from EST to EDT.

Since it was before clocks that could set themselves, most people set their clocks ahead before bed. Then their clocks froze for an hour, allowing standard time to catch back up. When everyone awoke in the morning, there were no flashing 12:00s. Just a bunch of people who still wound up being an hour late for church.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:18 (two months ago) link

...And dinner time is anticipated an hour early by some fraught felines.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 22:37 (two months ago) link

Baxter just went “fuck everything” and started asking for dinner at 11am

Alternatively imagine a film in which Florida is perpetually an hour behind the rest of the United States.

I enjoyed the premises that flow from this but I refuse to accept the implication that the other rest of the US sets their clocks back three hours. The sun setting at 5pm is brutal enough, under your system it’d be dark at lunchtime come January.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 4 November 2019 00:42 (two months ago) link

I am working overnight tonight and have to work an extra hour thanks to this nonsense

― k3vin k., Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:09 PM (yesterday)

that's happened to me too!

Dan S, Monday, 4 November 2019 00:56 (two months ago) link


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