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cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 8th Mar '08 10:47 AM

DST

Don't forget tonight to change your clocks. Spring ahead.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6058)
Sun, 9th Mar '08 7:31 AM

Thank you, Cathy! Usually it's all over the front page of our newspaper on the Friday prior to the change, but it wasn't this time. I hadn't even thought about it or heard it on the news. I see my computer updated itself automatically.

Marilyn...

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 9th Mar '08 9:29 AM

ONLY in the US! Here in the UK we don't change until the end of the month!

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Sun, 9th Mar '08 9:36 AM

Politicans thought it would save money to extend daylight savings time. They neglected to consider all the time spent by tech departments trying to get programs and computers operating on the proper time.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 9th Mar '08 11:44 AM

YAAAWN!

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 9th Mar '08 11:59 AM

How many kids get killed in the UK because of darkness ?? It can be a problem here.

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.9 - Posts: 1392)
Sun, 9th Mar '08 12:49 PM

Ben Franklin started the discussion about daylight saving time because people were using candles and oil lamps at night and sleeping through the daylight. We now use it to save energy to produce electricity.

"To answer skeptics who cried that old habits are hard to change, and it would be difficult to induce the population of Paris to rise before noon, Franklin proposed the following regulations:

A tax be laid on every window built with shutters to keep out the light of the sun.
Candles rationed to one pound per family per week, and the regulation enforced by the constabulary.
Guards posted to stop the passage of all coaches, etc. upon the streets after sunset except those of physicians, surgeons and midwives.
Every morning as soon as the sun shall rise, church bells and, if necessary, cannon shall inform the citizenry of the advent of light and "awaken the sluggards effectually and make them open their eyes to see their true interests ... All the difficulty will be in the first two or three days; after which the reformation will be as natural and easy as the present irregularity. ... Oblige a man to rise at four in the morning, and it is probable he will go willingly to bed at eight in the evening."


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