ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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

Rebecca (reb), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 28 October 2002 03:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

which pretty much proves Mr Harvell's theory completely.

rainy (rainy), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:13 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

DEMONS.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

really confused about what time it is

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

u evil

StanM, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Jarlrmai, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha

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

lmao

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

DST adds an hour to everyone's halloween partying

cutty, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

living through another cuba

velko, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

rip Fidel

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

oh hello it's time saving time in longdong

warmsherry, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

RIP one hour

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

hate it so much

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

Balls to this

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

ftge imo

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

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) Permalink

more like gaylight savings

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

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) Permalink

daylight saving$

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

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) Permalink

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

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

xp except the ones in arizona and hawaii you mean

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

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) Permalink

it is bullshit

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

The Wag Party

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

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

messin' with the clock

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

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) Permalink

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

The one thing I hate.

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

brad the government is stealing time from me

also now the sun’s gonna be all in my eyes in the morning again

also we have to deal with all the people writing EST when they mean EDT

― mookieproof, Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:15 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ok fine admittedly these are all terrible things

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 10 March 2019 19:38 (two months ago) Permalink

the thing about daylight savings is that 2 AM on a Saturday is just early enough that it's plausible you might still be awake and/or out at that hour, which suddenly is no longer "that hour"; few worse feelings than (purely hypothetically, of course) spending two hours on a greyhound bus then another 15-20 minutes waiting for the subway, looking down at your phone, and all of a sudden it's 3 AM

theorizing your yells (katherine), Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Supposedly chile went back to using DST because of " ...However, the annual time change was reinstated in 2016 after feedback from the public about an increase in truancy during the winter months, complaints about older computers and other electronic devices not using the right time zone, and fruit growers reporting a 15% loss in productivity." - wiki

Yerac, Sunday, 10 March 2019 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Feel like everyone I interact with has joined me in just getting back from a trip after spending a month in a place one time zone away

calstars, Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Or at least as loudly as most people do about springing forward.

You mean "wintering forward."

pplains, Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:19 (two months ago) Permalink

as it happens I also have a midterm tomorrow and sure could have fucking used that extra hour of study

theorizing your yells (katherine), Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

sunny and 35 F at 7pm doesn't do much for me

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 March 2019 23:32 (two months ago) Permalink

I’d be surprised if there isn’t some freeman/flat earth/bitcoin intersection that advocates for individual timezones or at least against government imposed time.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:20 (two months ago) Permalink

that used to exist! in the early US! it was madness! there are whole almanacs that will tell you what time it is in various stops along the rail tracks if it's noon in philadelphia. or maybe i dreamt that. it's the kind of thing that would be in a dream. but i'm pretty sure that was a real thing.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:27 (two months ago) Permalink

i mean, i presume this phenomenon was not confined to the US but it is pretty weird thinking about an era when telegraphy existed AND multiple, localized, slightly out, concurrent time zones did too

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:29 (two months ago) Permalink

The railways brought universal time to most places.

I did travel through the Nullarbor where a small number of communities voluntarily observer the completely unofficial Australian Central West Time which is 1hr and 45 minutes different from the rest of the state. It’s main purposes seems to be to confuse tourists.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 11 March 2019 02:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Adelaide being half an hour off, and two of the states not doing daylight savings, made scheduling TV extremely complicated (esp during live disaster coverage)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 11 March 2019 02:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Srsly, the only way this map could be any better would be if Canberra observed DST all year long.

https://i.imgur.com/nfzBf37.png

pplains, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:00 (two months ago) Permalink

Why (those maps / that article) decided that "a reasonable sunrise time" was before 7 am is probably due to a conspiracy of so-called 'morning' people, who everyone with sense understands to be semi-human mutants and certainly not a demographic to be catered to.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 March 2019 03:07 (two months ago) Permalink

^^^

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 03:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Like good luck convincing my body that it didn't drag itself out of bed at 4 goddamn AM this morning. Or for the next several mornings. My very cells screaming 'ARE YOU ACTUALLY KIDDING ME RN?!?'

Goody Rickels on the Dime (Old Lunch), Monday, 11 March 2019 12:07 (two months ago) Permalink

wake up sleeple!

brownie, Monday, 11 March 2019 13:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Why (those maps / that article) decided that "a reasonable sunrise time" was before 7 am is probably due to a conspiracy of so-called 'morning' people, who everyone with sense understands to be semi-human mutants and certainly not a demographic to be catered to.

― A is for (Aimless), Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:07 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^^^

― mookieproof, Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:08 PM (yesterday)

this is the highest denomination of money aimless has ever been on

j., Monday, 11 March 2019 14:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Daylight savings is actually my preferred time of the year. Long spring afternoons and evenings are ideal for me. But one thing that articles don't seem to address is why we ever go back to standard time? What purpose does "falling back" serve?

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 11 March 2019 14:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2019 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

The sun should never rise before 6am if we can take that time and make it set an hour later
On the other hand I don't want to have to leave for work in the dark in December.

Bnad, Monday, 11 March 2019 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't want to have to leave for work in the dark in December.

I'd blame the job, not the solar system.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I leave for work in the dark every day of my life.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 11 March 2019 17:51 (two months ago) Permalink


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