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1 Day-Light Savings Time on Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:09 pm


Of all the crap timing Day-light savings time starts Sat. night. OK boys and girls we all LOSE an hour of sleep, remember spring forward in the spring...fall backwards in the fall.

2 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:19 pm

rosco 357

thanks i did not know it was this weekend, but im glad, take care

3 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:52 pm


I am glad to Rosco, more daylight time~ I stay outside late in Spring/Summer


13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Daylight Saving Time
When clocks spring forward, people lose sleep, have more heart attacks, and might not even save energy
By Ben Harder
Posted March 3, 2009
Americans will set their clocks ahead by an hour this weekend, as daylight saving time begins Sunday. "Springing forward" creates another hour of sunlight in the evening. It also has some effects on health and public safety that many people are unaware of. Interesting facts about daylight saving time include:

1. Officially, it's "daylight saving time," not "daylight savings time." But don't feel bad if you thought there was a final "s" on "saving"; far more people Google the incorrect phrase than the correct one.

2. Daylight saving time has mixed effects on people's health. Transitions into and out of DST can disturb people's sleeping patterns, for example, and make them more restless at night. Night owls tend to be more bothered by the time changes than people who like mornings, Finnish researchers concluded last year.

3. There's a spike in heart attacks during the first week of daylight saving time, according to another study published last year. The loss of an hour's sleep may make people more susceptible to an attack, some experts say. When daylight saving time ends in the fall, heart attacks briefly become less frequent than usual.

4. People are safer drivers during daylight hours, and researchers have found that DST reduces lethal car crashes and pedestrian strikes. In fact, a study concluded that observing DST year-round would annually prevent about 195 deaths of motor vehicle occupants and about 171 pedestrian fatalities.

5. A U.S. law signed by President George W. Bush in 2005 extended the length of daylight saving time by four weeks. It now begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March. It ends on the first Sunday in November.

6. Also in 2005, Kazakhstan abolished daylight saving time, citing negative health effects. The country's government reportedly calculated that 51.6 percent of Kazakhs responded badly to the time change.

7. Many other countries observe daylight saving time, but not all do so on the same day. That can create confusion for international travelers, business communications, and more.

8. Daylight saving can also cause confusion close to home. In March 2007, a Pennsylvania honor student was mistakenly accused of threatening his school with a bomb. He had actually called an automated line to get info about scheduled classes. Someone else made the bomb threat an hour later.

9. Two states—Arizona and Hawaii—and four U.S. territories—American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands—don't observe daylight saving time. Indiana adopted DST in 2006.

10. Local time determines when DST begins, so America's eastern time zone makes the switch before the rest of the country. This Sunday, cities like New York and Atlanta will be two hours ahead of the central time zone, instead of the usual one-hour difference, from 3 a.m. to 3:59 a.m. EDT. New York City will be four hours ahead of Los Angeles—instead of the usual three—from 3 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. EDT.

11. Daylight saving time was first used during World War I, as part of an effort in the United States and other warring countries to conserve fuel. In theory, using daylight more efficiently saves fuel and energy because it reduces the nation's need for artificial light.

12. The first American to advocate for daylight saving was Benjamin Franklin. He realized in 1784 that many people burned candles at night yet slept past dawn in the summer, wasting early-morning sunlight.

13. The effect of DST on energy use has changed over time and varies from place to place. Experts even disagree on whether DST still saves the nation energy. But so many people like to "spring forward" that it might be hard for officials to end the tradition, even if they determined it's wasteful.

5 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:45 am


umm ok~~ I still love the spring forward~ ~~ well i love all seasons~~
there is beauty in all sesons~

6 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:15 am

rosco 357

i do have a bit of a time getting use to it, i slept till noon sunday,, and i have a tv that i promise has no way of setting the time, it gets it off the air, along with the tv guide, well its still has not picked up on the new time, the other tv did once i put it on a pbs station, it eventually will as the guide it blank too, when one is working both will be, it downloads but sometime it take a few days, i do like it when at the lake like in april ,,,,when its working time up there,,

7 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:18 am

rosco 357

oh yes,, i have one alarm clock the one that auto sets the time,when pluged in, well it changes dst, but it uses the old date, so i forget when the old date is, lol so it surprises me later, any one knows the old date tell me, so i can be ready , lol

8 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:22 am


Spring/means happiness.
the dark of winter~ gone? but Wait! be careful~ winter is tricky

9 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:26 am


A very close call this morning , kids waiting on a school bus IN THE DARK ( 6:45 ) and a car came down the road, 3 kids had to hit the ditch as the driver didn't see them...God I hate this time change.

10 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:29 pm

rosco 357

yep i remember that topic before,,, the kids safety,,

11 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:54 pm


Yeah I hate this daylight savings time too. I seriously see no point in having it anymore. It seems outdated and old school this day and age. We don't need to "reset clocks" in order to keep our schedules straight do we? It only complicates matters and throws things out of wack.

12 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:30 pm


true on schedules and all, but i think it was established to save electricity,this was back in the reagan days when there was a shortage on electricity.. i do love being outside in the summer at nine o'clock before it is dark..

13 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:33 pm


Daylight saving time
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This article is about daylight saving time in general. For a specific location's rules, see Daylight saving time around the world. For other uses of "DST", see DST (disambiguation). For other uses of "summer time", see Summer time (disambiguation).

Although not used by most of the world's people, daylight saving time is common in high latitudes.
DST used

DST no longer used

DST never usedDaylight saving time (DST; also summer time in British English—see Terminology) is the convention of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. Modern DST was first proposed in 1907 by the English builder William Willett.[1] Many countries have used it since then; details vary by location and change occasionally.

The practice is controversial.[2] Adding daylight to afternoons benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours,[3] but causes problems for farming, entertainment and other occupations tied to the sun.[4][5] Traffic fatalities are reduced when there is extra afternoon daylight;[6] its effect on health and crime is less clear. Although an early goal of DST was to reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting, formerly a primary use of electricity,[7] modern heating and cooling usage patterns differ greatly, and research about how DST currently affects energy use is limited and often contradictory.[8]

DST's occasional clock shifts present other challenges. They complicate timekeeping and can disrupt meetings, travel, billing, recordkeeping, medical devices, and heavy equipment.[9] Many computer-based systems can adjust their clocks automatically, but this can be limited and error-prone, particularly when DST rules change.[10]

14 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:59 am


I have no use for the extra daylight , try explaining to a kid who has a 9PM bed time and it is still semi-light outside to go to bed...Pain in the ass...

15 Re: Day-Light Savings Time on Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:15 pm

rosco 357

well getting home from work , it gives me more time like to cut grass before dark, and i like it at the lake,, we usually are late grilling out, so it helps and if we are working on something, but i think i liked the old time it change at better,, yes i remember when it first changed , it was to conserve energy, i think once ur up ur off to work, and with more time of sun, u use less lights, but on the old time it changed it would be less dark in the morning, or less time to wait till the morning is light, so i like the old time it changed better, i may be in left field, this again is memory, i think they flirted with leaving it dst,all year long, but decided it would not be safe for the kids going to school especially in the dead of winter,..but this is memory,i go to work in the dark either way, tgif,,

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