Set Clocks An Hour Back in US Today

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    Nov 01, 2015 1:45 PM GMT
    I'm surprised no one else had yet posted a reminder of the 6-month ritual. Or did I miss it here?

    Do you find it much of a hassle? It's sorta getting easier for us, a lot of ours updating automatically. We're down to 5 clocks done manually: kitchen oven and microwave, the battery wall clock in this office, the wall thermostat, and 1 bedside alarm clock.

    All of them completed this morning, BTW. Plus certain wristwatches as we wear them, that I'm in no rush to do today. Our daily watches have already automatically updated.
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    Nov 01, 2015 2:19 PM GMT
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    Nov 01, 2015 2:32 PM GMT
    LOL!
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    Nov 01, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    I think they should do it Friday night so Saturday is the new time, that way you have 2 days to get used to it before the work week starts.
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    Nov 02, 2015 2:07 PM GMT
    Weeks will go by before I get all clocks in sync.
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    Nov 02, 2015 2:17 PM GMT
    I think this fiddling around with the clocks is an archaic, idiotic practice that should be cut out entirely. A big pain in the ass.icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 02, 2015 3:02 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI think this fiddling around with the clocks is an archaic, idiotic practice that should be cut out entirely. A big pain in the ass.icon_mad.gif

    I totally agree. It made sense in the days of candlelight, and no electric street lighting, and was one of Benjamin Franklin's recommendations. Today is not then.

    And while the Bush Administration extended Daylight Savings Time as a rather pathetic means to aid the tanking economy, the latest studies I've seen suggest eliminating Savings Time would actually be more economically beneficial in a modern world. And certainly less personally disruptive, as you note.
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    Nov 02, 2015 3:10 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidWeeks will go by before I get all clocks in sync.

    Much as I dislike the drill, I have nothing better to do on a Sunday morning. I usually wake up before him, and get it all done before he wakes up. I'd rather bite the bullet and get it over with than drag it out. And hear him complaining when the clocks don't match. icon_rolleyes.gif

    The only difficult one is the battery wall clock behind this computer. 12" in diameter, I like to have an analog clock I can glance at. Digital time is nice, and the computer constantly displays it in the top bar on the screen, plus I usually have a digital wristwatch. But I'm also old fashioned, and like to just glance above the screen and see an analog clock face.

    Problem is, the corner computer desk is in the way. So I have to get a kitchen step-stool, and lean way over the computer to take the clock down. And put it back up, which is a hassle with a small nail so far away. I'm always afraid I'm gonna slip and come crashing down on all my computer stuff.
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    Nov 02, 2015 3:32 PM GMT
    I almost wish that DST was two hours. I like the extra light at the end of the day in the summer. Plus I like being up before sunrise.

    One of the few things that sucked about LA is that it got dark so early because it is in the eastern edge of the pacific time zone. Even at summer solstice is was dark by 9:00 pm and here's is 10:15 at the western edge of eastern time zone. 24 time zones = an hour across each one of them.