Daylight Saving Time In the USA, if your area participates, we "SPRING AHEAD" on Sunday morning March 8, 2015, at 2 AM. How does the time change affect you and what do you do to cope with it?

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    Mar 07, 2015 12:16 AM GMT
    Falconcc_24 saidI go to sleep an hour EARLIER the week before the change.

    Sheesh, Mr. Organized; you probably iron your boxers as well.   icon_rolleyes.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 07, 2015 12:31 AM GMT
    Definitely awesome... one step closer to summer and away from winter. I very much enjoy the time in the evening so I'm looking forward to the switch back.

    Bring it!

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    Mar 07, 2015 12:39 AM GMT
    I will dread the 1st few days when it'll be hard to get up, icon_confused.gif but I look forward to the long daylight. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 07, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
    No, wrong! It's spring backward, fall forward. And don't forget to reset the clocks on your computer and smartphones or you'll be late to work on monday.
  • mwolverine

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    Mar 07, 2015 1:04 AM GMT
    I don't have a sleep schedule so no diff.
    Appreciate it being light out later so can get out and do things after work.
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    Mar 07, 2015 1:06 AM GMT
    michael61 saidkids end up going to school and coming home in the dark and the same thing with adults for work.

    Obviously the right solution, then, is to simply have an hour less of school/work during the winter. icon_smile.gif
  • FRE0

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    Mar 07, 2015 1:28 AM GMT
    At the time I was a student at the University of Minnesota, the state legislature caused considerable confusion by vacillating on daylight time. For a while, the entire state, except for the University, was on daylight time. The University decided that daylight time was not legal since it was not clear that the legislature had approved it. Of course that caused considerable confusion and problems, especially for working students whose working hours conflicted with class times because of the time differences. So, the president of the University decreed that to stay legal, the University would continue on standard time but everything would begin one hour earlier than scheduled.

    One of the objections raised to daylight time was that it interfered with God's time. Apparently they thought that in Genesis, God divided the world into 24 time zones, established Greenwich mean time and the international date line, etc. etc. It was all rather silly. Actually, there weren't even any time zones until rail travel made them necessary.

    In Fiji, daylight time has been debated. People complain that their bodies have trouble adjusting to the time change. The economy there depends heavily on tourism and many tourists have to cross multiple time zones to get there. I wonder how people in Fiji think that tourists can deal with crossing multiple time zones when people in Fiji have so much trouble adjusting to a one hour change.
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    Mar 07, 2015 1:45 AM GMT
    In my home country - The Netherlands - we have always had DST since I was a kid - last sunday of March to start so usually first sunday of spring through last sunday of October. I'm used to it and love the extra sun after work. icon_biggrin.gif But I do hate getting up for work that first week after it changes . . . icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 07, 2015 2:22 AM GMT
    Ditto, I like the light later in the day, but the first week sucks.
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    Mar 07, 2015 4:08 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWe stay the same, Arizona doesn't spring forward or fall back



    First time in 8 years that I'll be doing DST

    Although it's not such a HUGE deal since most things change automatically like laptops and cell phones.

    I probably won't really notice since I don't have a strict bedtime/wake up time since I am unemployed icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 07, 2015 5:46 AM GMT
    Got it. Going for a sail to a new brewery on the waterfront in a town down- river. Winds are forecast to be kinda sucky, but we might make it back before dark. Could dick around with the spinnaker.

    Be on the dock at eight if you wanna go.
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    Mar 07, 2015 6:42 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidWe spring ahead way too early in the year. It is still winter for christsakes and we already springing ahead. Our moron politicians at work...


    It's still winter, but daytime has been growing (and nighttime has been shrinking) since the winter solstice on December 21st (2014). We get as much sunlight in early March as we do in early October.

    willular saidI *hate* daylight saving time. I much prefer standard time. but then , I prefer sunlight in the morning hours versus later at night.

    it's 2015, I really do believe it's time to stop this silly thing. it's original merits have been long, long unnecessary.


    Its "original merits" were to enjoy more of the day during the warmer months. The energy savings argument was made later, starting around WWII. Now, we're going back to the "original merits"...as you said yourself, you like that the sun sets later in the summer (due to the fact that we get up earlier an hour). I like that too.

    Does springing forward (or falling back) an hour really require that much effort, guys? So you have to change the time on your oven and microwave. OH MY GOD! THAT'S TOO MUCH TO ASK. (everything else: your phone, computer, dvr, etc, will change time automatically).

    I mean, seriously.
  • toolmaker1

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    Mar 07, 2015 1:57 PM GMT
    I hate it and its stupid and pointless.
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    Mar 07, 2015 2:10 PM GMT
    Time changes affect me physically and it takes me about a week to catch up. I usually feel sluggish for a while. However, any sign that spring is coming is making me feel better, especially since we had snow twice this week.
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    Mar 07, 2015 2:50 PM GMT
    I find masturbating furiously and continually for 2 days helps.













    Now, what were you asking about Daylight Savings Time?icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 07, 2015 2:51 PM GMT
    jjguy05 said
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    Does springing forward (or falling back) an hour really require that much effort, guys? So you have to change the time on your oven and microwave. OH MY GOD! THAT'S TOO MUCH TO ASK. (everything else: your phone, computer, dvr, etc, will change time automatically).


    I mean, seriously.


    FINALLY! The clock on my car radio will be correct.icon_cool.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 07, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    Please Stop This Madness
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    Mar 07, 2015 8:08 PM GMT
    toolmaker1 saidI hate it and its stupid and pointless.


    As daytime grows, the sun rises earlier (and it also sets later). We set the clock forward an hour, so what used to be 7am becomes 8am. Forces us to get up out of bed earlier, and get our work/errands/etc done earlier, and we end up having more daylight in the evening.

    Pointless? Most people like that. You appreciate it too, you just don't realize it.
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    Mar 08, 2015 1:10 AM GMT
    duluthrunner said
    MGINSD saidI love and live for DST! Thanks God we wised up and start it sooner and end it later than we used to; the Brits got it right from the get-go. There's nothing to beat those long summer twilights up in the high latitudes where the sun doesn't set until after 9 and it remains fairly light outside 'til 11. LOVE IT!


    +1


    You just be careful up there, Duluth! We're renting a place in Marquette in August and we've heard good things about Duluth, so we just might come in, hang, and bother people there, too. Passed thru there last August enroute to MSP, and was impressed how big it - DULUTH! - is. Also, kudos to Ashland, WI for being a nice little town. LOVE the UP and the whole North Shore!
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    Mar 08, 2015 1:16 AM GMT
    Once we go to daylight saving they should keep it that way always. Who needs shorter days…we need more daylight! Well, I do…
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    Mar 08, 2015 2:44 AM GMT
    Joeyphx444 said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWe stay the same, Arizona doesn't spring forward or fall back



    First time in 8 years that I'll be doing DST

    Although it's not such a HUGE deal since most things change automatically like laptops and cell phones.

    I probably won't really notice since I don't have a strict bedtime/wake up time since I am unemployed icon_rolleyes.gif


    I have numerous clocks to set, including on my stove, motorcycle, car, two wall clocks, two alarm clocks, TV, and my watch; that's 10! Fortunately, my cell 'phone, security system, and computer change automatically else I'd have 13 clocks to set.

    Perhaps I have too many clocks.
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    Mar 08, 2015 2:46 AM GMT
    PhoenixNYC saidTime changes affect me physically and it takes me about a week to catch up. I usually feel sluggish for a while. However, any sign that spring is coming is making me feel better, especially since we had snow twice this week.


    You better not travel very far. If you crossed five or more time zones, you'd really have trouble!
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    Mar 08, 2015 3:33 AM GMT
    FRE0 said
    I have numerous clocks to set, including on my stove, motorcycle, car, two wall clocks, two alarm clocks, TV, and my watch; that's 10! Fortunately, my cell 'phone, security system, and computer change automatically else I'd have 13 clocks to set.

    Perhaps I have too many clocks.

    The stove, microwave, my husband's bedside clock, and a wall clock in this office are about it for household stuff, plus the car clock. The 2 iMacs, 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 3 wireless phones, the printer, 3 satellite boxes and 1 of my wristwatches all change automatically. I don't bother with the coffeemaker.

    There are also over 20 other wristwatches between us (actually I think it may be more, I haven't counted), but we set those as we wear them, not all at once. But still a hassle, and I fail to see in today's modern electric world why we retain this vestige of candlelit 18th-Century thinking.
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    Mar 08, 2015 4:42 AM GMT
    I totally forgot about this... URGH!
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    Mar 08, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    It's HEEEEEEERE! And thank God for it!