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#41 Baro

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:34 AM

So groggy today,  I wished we'd ditch this failed experiment.


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#42 Mike K.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:37 AM

I wonder what the overall impact of this change is on our collective productivity. A bunch of groggy people taking a few days to adjust to new timing must have an impact and a pretty big financial cost associated with it.

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#43 Nparker

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:39 AM

It seemed like I was an hour behind all day yesterday even though I felt well rested. I agree, dump the time switch.



#44 Greg

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:27 AM

Don't any of you enjoy sitting outside having dinner or a drink well into the evening while it is still light out?



#45 pherthyl

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:39 AM

Don't any of you enjoy sitting outside having dinner or a drink well into the evening while it is still light out?

 

Sure. Let's leave the time there.



#46 lanforod

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:41 AM

Sure. Let's leave the time there.

 

The problem with that is that it will be dark until 9 AM from November to January.



#47 Bingo

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 10:47 AM

The problem with that is that it will be dark until 9 AM from November to January.

 

But who sits out on their patio in the morning during those months?



#48 lanforod

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

^ its more of a safety issue for kids walking to school, is what I've always heard.



#49 Jason-L

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 12:54 PM

John Oliver asks "Why is this still a thing?" 

 

And points out that this is a German idea from WWI to conserve fuel.


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#50 sebberry

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

For some reason I've been waking up earlier the last several days. 


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#51 pherthyl

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

I believe follow up studies have shown it doesn't actually even save energy.

#52 LJ

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 07:21 PM

Arizona doesn't change they stay on MST year round. Unfortunately my bedside clock changed automatically and I jumped out of bed thinking I was going to be late for my T-time. Until I got out of the shower and put my watch on I didn't realize the error. Damn. 


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#53 Bingo

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 08:28 PM

Just before midnight on June 30th, change your clocks and get some extra sleep.

 

Bernard says that for the average person, it's barely noticeable, adding that over a lifetime, an individual may experience 60 leap seconds.

 

The addition of such a small unit of measurement can have a measurable effect, however, on computer and telecommunications systems, says Srinivasan Keshav, Cisco chair in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.

 

"A computer system that is on its own wouldn't be affected too much by a leap second," says Keshav. "Things get problematic when they get networked together and they talk to each other and then there are specific issues when two computers don't necessarily agree on what the time is."

 

He says that while most networks build in solutions to deal with the extra second, these fixes may have bugs and can be hard to test beforehand.

That was the reason for problems the last time a second was introduced, in 2012, which briefly brought down websites such as Reddit and Gawker and caused a disruption in Qantas Airlines' booking system, leading to the cancellation.

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#54 LJ

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:41 PM

How come the Scotia Bank clock display on Douglas doesn't give the temperature anymore?


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#55 Nparker

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:06 PM

How come the Scotia Bank clock display on Douglas doesn't give the temperature anymore?

So I wasn't imagining this when I went past it a couple of weeks ago.



#56 Sparky

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:20 PM

I bank there. I will ask.

#57 Bingo

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:30 AM

No it's not today.

Today is the day you buy bread.

Tomorrow your recalibrate the toaster

Sunday you burn the toast, and find out that the battery in the smoke alarm is dead,

which reminds you that you need to readjust your clocks.

Can't remember which way...

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#58 sebberry

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 11:52 AM

I've given up bothering to change some of my clocks.  The one on my indoor/outdoor thermometer and living room heater thermostat have been on daylight saving time since we fell back in the fall.


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#59 Bingo

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 08:56 PM

I've given up bothering to change some of my clocks. 

 

I've already changed mine, so I am feeling a little sleepy, but I am going to hang in and watch the time at the bottom of my monitor change automatically.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:28 AM

I move everything foward on Friday just to get a head start.
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