ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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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

lihaperรคpukamat (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

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 (ten years ago) link

it is bullshit

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

The Wag Party

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

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

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

messin' with the clock

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

arsebiscuits dark mornings again

The one thing I hate.

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

dark mornings > > > > dark evenings

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

lol New York for me.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Sunday, 8 March 2020 21:47 (four 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

โ€• 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.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Sunday, 8 March 2020 22:32 (four 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 (four 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.

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Monday, 9 March 2020 02:27 (four months ago) link

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

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

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

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

What I (honestly) donโ€™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 (four 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, itโ€™s only an hour, and I canโ€™t seem to grasp how people sense the difference.

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

Oh god no

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

Just depends on what Iโ€™ve got to do that day

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

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

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 9 March 2020 12:30 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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

๐” ๐”ž๐”ข๐”จ (caek), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 15:02 (four 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.

โ€• โ’นโ“ก. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:02 PM

It was the worst thing he ever did.

โ€• pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:11 PM

"Even worse than โ€“"

"YES."

โ€• pplains, Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:12 PM

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


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