ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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I really don't understand people's (eg Jess's) problem with getting up early. I am currently awake at 3.05am, which would suck if uni didn't start at 2.15pm tomorrow! Plus it's just a screening of Run Lola Run! :)

Keith McD (Keith McD), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:08 (seventeen years ago) link

it's just that much longer until the guitar center will be open :-( amp shopping today!!

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:15 (seventeen years ago) link

you get up early = you are old man = you are satan.*

(*this may be a slight exaggeration.)

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:18 (seventeen years ago) link

The only thing I don't like is that it gets dark so early! It seems to cast a pall over everything, making things kind of gloomy. I really can't complain about an extra hour of sleep, though.

Nicole (Nicole), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:18 (seventeen years ago) link

(for my time, I just put in -1 and it's fine now!)

I quite like the early darkness.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:28 (seventeen years ago) link

One of my colleagues says he gets up at 4am every day. He is a sikh, and apparently he praised for a a few hours every morning. I try to resist pointing and giggling, in a largely unsuccessful attempt to pretend respect for a person's religion.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:00 (seventeen years ago) link

you do not get up early = you are the great satan.

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:06 (seventeen years ago) link

so, earth is populated only by satans, some ordinary, some great. actually, you may be right

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:17 (seventeen years ago) link

The only thing I don't like is that it gets dark so early!

The inevitable downside -- and since I really can't stand short days and long winter nights, megaSIGH over it. It's one big reason I'm where I am, honestly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:18 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm just glad to be one of the great satans. That's much better.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:19 (seventeen years ago) link

sleep until 10:30 AM today! because it was really 9:30! i'd rather be a well-rested satan than anything at all sleep-deprived.

Maria (Maria), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:27 (seventeen years ago) link

we went ON daylight savings at the start of october which was interesting for me 'cause it actually meant i got to get up later, sort of. my son wakes at 5-6am, so im used to that but with daylight savings it was 7am woohoo i even felt like we had slept in! haha.

donna (donna), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:31 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd always thought that being the great satan would be less rubbish than this.

Rebecca (reb), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:34 (seventeen years ago) link

It usually takes me a couple of weeks not to think about the lost hour turning the clock back. It's 2:40 pm according to the clock on the computer, but its 3:40 pm in my mind.

brg30 (brg30), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:42 (seventeen years ago) link

luckily i had left the microwave clock set at the old time for the past six months. now it is correct again yipee skip

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:45 (seventeen years ago) link

I hate having my sleep patterns disrupted twice a year. stick to summer time all year round say I.

DV (dirtyvicar), Sunday, 27 October 2002 23:54 (seventeen years ago) link

We lost an hour here. Its okay except it happens the day after my birthday- hence i feel rushed, nay pushed (and hungover) into the new 'age' .short changed.

jeska, Monday, 28 October 2002 03:08 (seventeen years ago) link

Farmers get enough from government subsidizing and they need to mess with our time too.

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 28 October 2002 03:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Daylight savings really sucked last night, because I stayed up till midnight so I could call my friend in Indiana, but instead of being 7am like it usually is there when I call, it was only 6am. My friend said that she though it was Satan calling.

rainy (rainy), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:07 (seventeen years ago) link

which pretty much proves Mr Harvell's theory completely.

rainy (rainy), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:13 (seventeen years ago) link

DEMONS.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:21 (seventeen years ago) link

I've fixed the server. Northern hemisphere dwellers who hadn't changed there settings yet shouldn't have to. Everyone else though.

Graham (graham), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:49 (seventeen years ago) link

six years pass...

really confused about what time it is

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:06 (ten years ago) link

The hour goes forward in the autumn and back in the spring - it's easy to remember with the rhyme "Fall Forward, Spring Back".

James Mitchell, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:10 (ten years ago) link

u evil

StanM, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:15 (ten years ago) link

fucking DLS means I have to cycle home in the pitch black.

Jarlrmai, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:16 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

hate it so much

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

Balls to this

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

ftge imo

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

more like gaylight savings

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

daylight saving$

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

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

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

xp except the ones in arizona and hawaii you mean

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

xp As someone who suffers from severe depression and lives in New England, this extra hour has for many years been my saving grace—on a couple of occasions literally so.

Anyway I don't know what's going on in your personal life either, so I won't presume to know what external factors account for your own (clear^) problem.

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 8 March 2020 16:23 (two months ago) link

daylight depresses me

groovemaaan, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:19 (two months ago) link

daylight depresses me

otm

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 17:44 (two months ago) link

year-around daylight time would suit me somewhat better than never-changing standard time because under standard time it would start to get light in June/July at about 4 a.m. around here, but if it came to that I would be fine with either. I am less than thrilled with twice-yearly clock shifting.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 March 2020 18:58 (two months ago) link

We should have daily time changes imo

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (two months ago) link

just dispense with the entire concept of time entirely imo

Clay, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:02 (two months ago) link

make the day 25 hours imo

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:10 (two months ago) link

The extra hour for sexytimes and/or bathroom use

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:11 (two months ago) link

make the day 25 hours imo


Days should be like at least 60 hours long imo

brimstead, Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:27 (two months ago) link

go tell it to the earth's rotational spin

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:29 (two months ago) link

Daylight savings = good not bad because we are currently in that all too brief window when the time difference on both sides of the pond is reduced by 1h.

romanesque architect (pomenitul), Sunday, 8 March 2020 19:31 (two months ago) link

But it's even more confusing since Southern Hemisphere countries will be falling back ... in a month or so ... so who the fuck knows what time is it right now

pplains, Sunday, 8 March 2020 20:04 (two months ago) link

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?

I have to assume that was an anti-DST anthem. Good on ya, Chicago.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:12 (two months ago) link

the people at my company are so dumb that they programmed Puerto Rico as Eastern time in the case management program because they thought that's what they were on. at least it now it won't matter for half a year

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:27 (two months ago) link

That's another thing: Sick of having to call myself Chicago or Houston whenever I set my time zone on something.

pplains, Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:38 (two months ago) link

lol New York for me.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:47 (two months ago) link

maybe this year will be the year, here in oregon i think we literally passed a law that says "we'll go dst year-round when california does", get on that shit california

― Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:19 PM (six hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

we laid some of the groundwork in 2018, but who knows when it will actually happen.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:32 (two months ago) link

Florida passed a bill like that but it requires US Congress approval

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:53 (two months ago) link

Iiuc a number of states including ca and fl have passed laws that will move them on to year round DST as soon as that gets federal approval. Currently federal law only allows states to be on standard time year round (eg Arizona) or switch at the same time as the nation.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 9 March 2020 02:27 (two months ago) link

Between the rain and whatnot, this morning is roooooough so far.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:04 (two months ago) link

Help me, freshly brewed coffee, you are my only hope.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:04 (two months ago) link

What I (honestly) don’t get is how people who complain actually notice losing that hour. Or gaining an hour in the fall.

Do those people have strict bedtimes and and wake times on the weekends?

For me, I never notice because on any given weekend night I might go to bed any time between 9PM and 2AM. And even during the week my bedtime varies by more than an hour.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:06 (two months ago) link

Similarly, in the mornings sometimes I get up at 5:30, sometime at 7:45.

I understand that would be difficult if you had kids. But still, it’s only an hour, and I can’t seem to grasp how people sense the difference.

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:09 (two months ago) link

I have kids and this is also the aspect of the complaints that most puzzles me. Like even if I consistently went to bed and got up at the same hours (I don't) there are nights where I can't sleep for hours or sleep restlessly

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:13 (two months ago) link

it's being wrenched awake by an alarm that you know is going off an hour earlier than it should, in order to load sixteen tons and get another day older and deeper in debt.

with kids i find it's the opposite - instead of being rudely awoken at say 6am the clock now says 7am which feels more tolerable!

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:19 (two months ago) link

Similarly, in the mornings sometimes I get up at 5:30, sometime at 7:45.

you sound like a morning person.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:21 (two months ago) link

Oh god no

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:21 (two months ago) link

Just depends on what I’ve got to do that day

Je55e, Monday, 9 March 2020 12:22 (two months ago) link

Waking up and it's still pitch black out, no thanks

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:30 (two months ago) link

my body seems to have actually synched to the clock... as of the beginning of last week. I was waking up like clockwork at 7am every day when I was on my mini-vacation

this morning sucked

mh, Monday, 9 March 2020 15:04 (two months ago) link

ugh, I guess this isn't the same everywhere but having to get up while it's still dark is the most depressing shit (and I really don't get up that early for someone who has kids that I have to get to school) and I find that the couple of weeks following the time change to generally be the most difficult of the whole year for me

silverfish, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 03:43 (two months ago) link

Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:46 (two months ago) link

Something I never knew until today: under the Wilson government, the UK adhered to GMT+1 from March 1968 to October 1971. In Dec 1970 the Commons voted decisively to end the experiment and we went back to the GMT/BST split the following autumn. During the first two winters, road traffic accidents increased in the mornings, but greatly decreased in the evenings. However, this coincided with stronger drink-driving legislation (and the introduction of the road-side breathalyser), which may have had more of an impact.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 12:32 (two months ago) link

Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.
Move the shit back to April. We'll be in line with the rest of the world's time changes, the mornings won't be as dark, and the afternoon delight crowd will still get their sweet extra hour of golden rays.


The worst thing gwb did https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:02 (two months ago) link

Absolutely.

The thing I'm proudest of Dubya for doing as president is lengthening the period of time the US is under DST each year.

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:02 PM

It was the worst thing he ever did.

― pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:11 PM

"Even worse than –"

"YES."

― pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:12 PM

pplains, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:38 (two months ago) link


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