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  1. Mike

    Mike Banned

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    so, im really confused right now, my comptuer went ahead and switched the time on me, but I remember reading something about 2007 being different, and they wanted to push DST back a week to November 4th..

    but that is in the US, does it effect Canada too? I have no idea what time its suppose ot be
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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  3. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    My VCR did the automatic time change last night. It screwed me up seeing 6:30 on it when waking up this morning when it was actually 7:30.
     
  4. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    I have a clock in my room that I never set for DST, so it's always been an hour behind, my computer says it's still an hour ahead, so apparently my computer knows better or something?
     
  5. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    There was a patch to update the time change date for windows. Maybe you should look into making sure your pc's updates are done.
     
  6. Mike

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    the digital cable and my sisters laptop (which have vista) didn't change, but my friends laptop and my computer did.

    what an annoyance
     
  7. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Yay! Pretty soon it'll be barely light when I got to work instead of totally dark.




    I still wish Indiana hadn't changed to DST. Friggin Mitch...
     
  8. jdre_124

    jdre_124 Super Dick

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    So when do we set the clocks back of foward?? Cause I wanna know if I have to get up early tomorrow :) 
     
  9. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Google.

    (Or, read the whole thread.)
     
  10. BigPrime3000

    BigPrime3000 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad this thread got made cause all of the computer's at my work were an hour behind and I knew it wasn't DST time but couldn't figure out how the hell all of the clocks were an hour wrong.
     
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    Exactly. Here it is from Microsoft's web site:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928388

    If you are running anything less than XP (i.e. 98) than I don't think there was a patch available.
     
  12. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    My cell phone automagically changed its time yesterday, too. Except it went back thirteen hours.

    My phone is a dumb smartphone.
     
  13. rattrap007

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    In southern IN we've always had DLST.. You all needed to join us ya non DLST wimps :D 
     
  14. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    And it's not my fault that you guys were alone in being screwy.
     
  15. optimusprime42

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    next week. congress was the ones who came up with this
     
  16. NeilJam

    NeilJam Resident Audiophile

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    i wish they would not have changed it, I coul have really used that extra hour this past Saturday.
     
  17. OmegaScourge

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    yeah this sucks....next week is the Saturday/Sunday that i work...should of been this one so i could of slept more....

    whats funny is that there were a bunch of people that went to work late.
     
  18. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    I forgot the quote when I first did the post so I added it manually. just add a =Username after the first {quote} (yeah I used a { instead of a [) so it looks like {Quote=aksmth} and you get
     
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    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think perhaps this "aksmith" is the evil clone of askmth

    We should take him hostage - perhaps he has some critical information
     
  20. optimusprime42

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    Changing Again in 2007

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed by Congress and then signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005. Under the new law, Daylight Saving Time begins three weeks earlier than previously, on the second Sunday in March. DST is extended by one week to the first Sunday in November. The new start and stop period begins March 2007.

    The original House bill would have added two full months, one in the spring and another in the fall. According to some U.S. senators, farmers complained that a two-month extension could adversely affect livestock, and airline officials said it would have complicated scheduling of international flights. So, a compromise was worked out to start DST on the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November.

    Enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 did not alter the rights of the states and territories to choose not to observe Daylight Saving Time.

    The question remains, however, whether the earlier DST will save additional energy. The California Energy Commission's Demand Analysis Office, has published a report titled The Effect of Early Daylight Saving Time on California Electricity Consumption: A Statistical Analysis, Commission publication # CEC-200-2007-004, published May 2007.

    It concludes that, "The extension of Daylight Saving Time (DST) to March 2007 had little or no effect on energy consumption in California, according to a statistical analysis. The most likely approximation is a 0.2% decrease during these three weeks. Given the natural variation in consumption, however, the margin of electricity use change associated with early DST could have been one and a half percent of increase or decrease without such effects showing up statistically. Formally, weather- and lighting-corrected savings from DST were estimated at 0.18% with a 95% confidence interval ranging from 1.5% savings to a 1.4% increase."

    Download the report - The Effect of Early Daylight Saving Time on California Electricity Consumption: A Statistical Analysis, publication # CEC-200-2007-004, May 27, 2007. (PDF file, 592 kilobytes).
     

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