ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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(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 (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

cretins cheering on the exacerbating of my seasonal affective disorder

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:29 (two months ago) link

really fucking hate it so much

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:30 (two months ago) link

lol this has to be the most groundhog day thread on ilx

seventeen years of biannually posting the identically futile take, we're like Beckett zombies

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:35 (two months ago) link

haven't noticed this thread before

I'm not a morning person, I guess people here are if they hate daylight savings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 01:42 (two months ago) link

xp it's not personal

nevertheless fuck you, darkness rules

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:04 (two months ago) link

worst day of the year for window peepers who are also morning people

cryborg (rip van wanko), Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:11 (two months ago) link

extra
hour
of
sleep
ffs

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:14 (two months ago) link

yeah NOW but what about next march

j., Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:16 (two months ago) link

Darkness is stupid, winter is stupid, sleep is stupid.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:34 (two months ago) link

otm

mick signals, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:38 (two months ago) link

hard to care about the extra hour of light in the mornings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:48 (two months ago) link

would so much rather have it in the evenings

Dan S, Sunday, 3 November 2019 02:51 (two months ago) link

Ya know, it was getting late sooner anyway.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 03:28 (two months ago) link

If Peter hitchens is against it then I’m pro changing the clocks every week.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:05 (two months ago) link

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

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:09 (two months ago) link

thank you for your service but i have been owed an hour for months now, with no fucking interest

so ye complainers can get tae fuck

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:29 (two months ago) link

MOAR SLEEP
HAIL DARKNESS

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 3 November 2019 04:32 (two months ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_DZsbGA1CcA

nickn, Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:18 (two months ago) link

(Hawkwind - Hurry On Sundown)

nickn, Sunday, 3 November 2019 05:18 (two months ago) link

Woke up at my usual time, which apparently is now five a.m.

Guess I can work that to my advantage this week, having an extra hour in the mornings until my jet lag wears off. Work on some night moves, make some front-page news. Ah, Novembertime.

pplains, Sunday, 3 November 2019 12:15 (two months ago) link

Can someone explain to my cats that we're falling back this morning?

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:07 (two months ago) link

Ha, had the exact same problem.

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 November 2019 13:08 (two months 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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