ARRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!!!

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ARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:21 (twenty years ago) link

No jess, you lunatic. That's what you say in the spring when you LOSE an hour. This one is good!

Kim (Kim), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:27 (twenty years ago) link

jess is like a modern day grown-up charlie brown, only josh likes him. probably sexier, too.

Mitch Lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:29 (twenty years ago) link

ARRRRRGGGHHH DAYLIGHT LOSINGS!!! ARRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:30 (twenty years ago) link

It's like a free sleep coupon.

Kim (Kim), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:34 (twenty years ago) link

And the sun is up now when I have to go into work, which is good.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:36 (twenty years ago) link

EXCEPT I HAVE BEEN AWAKE SINCE 5 AM.

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:37 (twenty years ago) link

I have just started a new job. It is 'orrible 'orrible 'orrible. They made me get up at half five this morning to be in on time for a FIFTEEN HOUR shift.

with my youth frittering away in this depressing fashion, i say praise be to them what tamper with time! Without them, I wouldn't have been able to stay up till HALF ELEVEN last night. yeah!

nickie (nickie), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:45 (twenty years ago) link

And the sun is up now when I have to go into work, which is good.

Yah, that's a major improvement. I get really depressed when I wake up and it's still dark outside--I just want to stay in bed and eat cookies all day.

J (Jay), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:48 (twenty years ago) link

I didn't get home until almost 2pm last night (my date went very well, if anyone is interested), and with the awareness that I need to be up for work tomorrow, being able to get close to eight hours and still get up at 9am was very convenient. We should stop doing that spring forward bit, and just have this going back stuff, but do it every weekend! A perfect idea!

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 27 October 2002 14:57 (twenty years ago) link

ppl showed up an hour too early at my workplace today

at swim, two boys, Sunday, 27 October 2002 15:03 (twenty years ago) link

Yes, I know the time zones are fuxored. I'll get on it.

Graham (graham), Sunday, 27 October 2002 15:22 (twenty years ago) link

*8* clocks/watches/electronic bits to reset this morning. aarrrgghhhh! I didn't realize I had quite so many time-keeping thingies stuffed into my apartment....

lyra (lyra), Sunday, 27 October 2002 15:59 (twenty years ago) link

I really don't understand people's (eg Jess's) problem with getting up early. I am currently awake at 3.05am, which would suck if uni didn't start at 2.15pm tomorrow! Plus it's just a screening of Run Lola Run! :)

Keith McD (Keith McD), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:08 (twenty years ago) link

it's just that much longer until the guitar center will be open :-( amp shopping today!!

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:15 (twenty years ago) link

you get up early = you are old man = you are satan.*

(*this may be a slight exaggeration.)

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:18 (twenty years ago) link

The only thing I don't like is that it gets dark so early! It seems to cast a pall over everything, making things kind of gloomy. I really can't complain about an extra hour of sleep, though.

Nicole (Nicole), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:18 (twenty years ago) link

(for my time, I just put in -1 and it's fine now!)

I quite like the early darkness.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 27 October 2002 16:28 (twenty years ago) link

One of my colleagues says he gets up at 4am every day. He is a sikh, and apparently he praised for a a few hours every morning. I try to resist pointing and giggling, in a largely unsuccessful attempt to pretend respect for a person's religion.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:00 (twenty years ago) link

you do not get up early = you are the great satan.

jess (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:06 (twenty years ago) link

so, earth is populated only by satans, some ordinary, some great. actually, you may be right

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:17 (twenty years ago) link

The only thing I don't like is that it gets dark so early!

The inevitable downside -- and since I really can't stand short days and long winter nights, megaSIGH over it. It's one big reason I'm where I am, honestly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:18 (twenty years ago) link

I'm just glad to be one of the great satans. That's much better.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:19 (twenty years ago) link

sleep until 10:30 AM today! because it was really 9:30! i'd rather be a well-rested satan than anything at all sleep-deprived.

Maria (Maria), Sunday, 27 October 2002 17:27 (twenty years ago) link

we went ON daylight savings at the start of october which was interesting for me 'cause it actually meant i got to get up later, sort of. my son wakes at 5-6am, so im used to that but with daylight savings it was 7am woohoo i even felt like we had slept in! haha.

donna (donna), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:31 (twenty years ago) link

I'd always thought that being the great satan would be less rubbish than this.

Rebecca (reb), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:34 (twenty years ago) link

It usually takes me a couple of weeks not to think about the lost hour turning the clock back. It's 2:40 pm according to the clock on the computer, but its 3:40 pm in my mind.

brg30 (brg30), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:42 (twenty years ago) link

luckily i had left the microwave clock set at the old time for the past six months. now it is correct again yipee skip

ron (ron), Sunday, 27 October 2002 19:45 (twenty years ago) link

I hate having my sleep patterns disrupted twice a year. stick to summer time all year round say I.

DV (dirtyvicar), Sunday, 27 October 2002 23:54 (twenty years ago) link

We lost an hour here. Its okay except it happens the day after my birthday- hence i feel rushed, nay pushed (and hungover) into the new 'age' .short changed.

jeska, Monday, 28 October 2002 03:08 (twenty years ago) link

Farmers get enough from government subsidizing and they need to mess with our time too.

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 28 October 2002 03:16 (twenty years ago) link

Daylight savings really sucked last night, because I stayed up till midnight so I could call my friend in Indiana, but instead of being 7am like it usually is there when I call, it was only 6am. My friend said that she though it was Satan calling.

rainy (rainy), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:07 (twenty years ago) link

which pretty much proves Mr Harvell's theory completely.

rainy (rainy), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:13 (twenty years ago) link

DEMONS.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 02:21 (twenty years ago) link

I've fixed the server. Northern hemisphere dwellers who hadn't changed there settings yet shouldn't have to. Everyone else though.

Graham (graham), Tuesday, 29 October 2002 18:49 (twenty years ago) link

six years pass...

really confused about what time it is

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:06 (thirteen years ago) link

The hour goes forward in the autumn and back in the spring - it's easy to remember with the rhyme "Fall Forward, Spring Back".

James Mitchell, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:10 (thirteen years ago) link

u evil

StanM, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:15 (thirteen years ago) link

fucking DLS means I have to cycle home in the pitch black.

Jarlrmai, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:16 (thirteen years ago) link

i know how it works but is it 7:16 or 8:16. my phone + computer seem to have gone forward and ilx went back.

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:17 (thirteen years ago) link

no this says it's next week! http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/clockchange.html?n=179

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:21 (thirteen years ago) link

ok my phone and computer didn't do anything because it's not daylight savings time yet. ilx did it a week early?

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:22 (thirteen years ago) link

We went from BST to GMT last night, here in Britishland.

Yo! GOP Raps (suzy), Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:25 (thirteen years ago) link

oh. i see what the problem was. my ilx prefs time zone was "Cuba"

harbl, Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:26 (thirteen years ago) link

haha

ken "save-a-finn" c (ken c), Sunday, 25 October 2009 12:55 (thirteen years ago) link

lmao

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 25 October 2009 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

DST adds an hour to everyone's halloween partying

cutty, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:36 (thirteen years ago) link

living through another cuba

velko, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:41 (thirteen years ago) link

rip Fidel

lihaperäpukamat (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:42 (thirteen years ago) link

oh hello it's time saving time in longdong

warmsherry, Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh the fun when our Ops team forgot this in 2015, didn't adjust the schedules, and sent the entire team home for the day an hour prior to closing

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Monday, 7 November 2022 05:22 (two months ago) link

yeah I don't care which one we use, just stop changing FFS

it's the sheer arrogance of thinking we can actually control time that galls me

also the physical awfulness of the actual switching, twice a fucking year, hammering home the pathetic hubris of humans yet again

sleeve, Monday, 7 November 2022 05:24 (two months ago) link

I like it. Time is arbitrary. The whole world dutifully fiddles with their microwave clocks on the same day (sort of - the UK did ours a week ago)
I don't actually like it that much because I don't like it getting dark so early.

kinder, Monday, 7 November 2022 09:26 (two months ago) link

I love it when it gets dark early. I'm more awake at night than during the day! The sun makes me want to nap (by the fishin' hole wearin' a straw hat and chewing on a stalk of some sort of grain).

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 7 November 2022 15:07 (two months ago) link

I hat e the difficulty of trying to change the time on clocks I got from amazon that just have symbols and buttons and you need to find the manual to translate the symbols

| (Latham Green), Monday, 7 November 2022 19:26 (two months ago) link

Ugh, after nearly a decade of ending my work day at 3pm, I'm now on a 9-5 schedule and (emerges from office into blackness) rediscovering a whole new reason to despise daylight savings.

Beautiful Bean Footage Fetishist (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:09 (two months ago) link

you can blame standard time for that, not daylight savings. standard time in winter just allows for earlier daylight in the morning

Dan S, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:23 (two months ago) link

I think adjusting time to maximize the available light makes sense. It's just that there is so much less daylight in the Winter. Winter is what sucks

Dan S, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:24 (two months ago) link

at my latitude, i think changing times makes sense. i just like to complain about my stolen hour in the spring

also (in the usa) the spring forward is now like six weeks earlier than it used to be. which is just weird

also i'm exhausted by people referencing EST or PST when those are not applicable two-thirds of the year

mookieproof, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:34 (two months ago) link

ditto GMT

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:37 (two months ago) link

"daylight savings" is the practice of this whole scam so OL is not wrong

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:46 (two months ago) link

Negronis for everyone!

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:55 (two months ago) link

it's not all bad

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 00:56 (two months ago) link

also i'm exhausted by people referencing EST or PST when those are not applicable two-thirds of the year

https://i.imgur.com/lYZHvfd.png

This sign in Indiana is wrong nine months of the year.

pplains, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:46 (two months ago) link

Daylight savings all the time, standard time sucks

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:51 (two months ago) link

only if you're not a morning person

Dan S, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 02:57 (two months ago) link

it's

"daylight

SAVING"

!!!

kinder, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 09:37 (two months ago) link

I've slept gloriously the last two nights.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 10:24 (two months ago) link

As much as I mostly just think we should stick to either standard or daylight savings without going through the time change twice a year, my winters would depress the hell out of me if I had to wake up every morning in the darkness, so my vote is definitely towards standard time year-round.

silverfish, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 14:37 (two months ago) link

1. Almost everybody says they hate changing

2. We can't agree which to settle on.

3. At the same time (ahem) I am given to understand that when we DIDN'T change, everybody hated that too..

4. Hence my proposed compromise: half an hour, leave it there forever. "The time" is an arbitrary construct anyway.

blissfully unawarewolf (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:03 (two months ago) link

My proposed compromise - everyone is blinded

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:06 (two months ago) link

wrapped up like a douche

blissfully unawarewolf (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:11 (two months ago) link

Campaign shouting like a teenage diplomat #onethread

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:21 (two months ago) link

How about we go to permanent daylight savings time but as a compromise we all start work/school one hour later during the winter.

silverfish, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:43 (two months ago) link

I’ve literally never known anyone irl complain about this, is this an American thing? It gets darker earlier? Yeah, that’s called the rotation of the earth on its axis.

after several days on “the milk,” (gyac), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:46 (two months ago) link

we're americans we like to complain about dumb shit

also there are likely some people who don't believe you're telling the truth about the earth rotating on its axis

a (waterface), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:48 (two months ago) link

I mean, nobody is saying we should change the axis tilt of the earth, the problem is that we arbitrarily change the time we have to get up in the morning twice per year

And to be perfectly honest, I never complained about this until I had kids

silverfish, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:52 (two months ago) link

pets hate it too, fwiw

sleeve, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:54 (two months ago) link

xp one of those times you can sleep longer?

after several days on “the milk,” (gyac), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 15:57 (two months ago) link

yeah with kids it's tough but after a few years, i learned to put 'em to bed later in the fall, and it def. helps. i'm pretty militant about my own sleeping--make sure I get 7 hours a night--and i went to bed an hour later for almost two weeks and had no ill effects Sunday morning, and have slept like a baby the last two days.

a (waterface), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 16:01 (two months ago) link

Wait does gyac mean that complaining is uniquely American or that time changing is uniquely American?

I mean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_time_in_Europe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_by_country

blissfully unawarewolf (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 16:09 (two months ago) link

It's gotten better now that my kids are older, but with young kids you are definitely not getting an extra hour of sleep. It just becomes this extra thing you need to consider in bedtime/early morning routines for a couple of weeks.

xxp

silverfish, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 16:11 (two months ago) link

xp I obviously mean the complaining, idk how you could understand it the other way. Honestly it’s a total crank opinion here

after several days on “the milk,” (gyac), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 16:15 (two months ago) link

I'm in the UK and hear people complain about it all the time - the suddenly dark evenings, the weird jetlag, the fuckery it plays with kids' body clocks.

Shard-borne Beatles with their drowsy hums (Chinaski), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 17:05 (two months ago) link

Maybe it’s a thing if you’ve got kids, but I have never thought about it more than twice a year. I associate it with Peter Hitchens types.

after several days on “the milk,” (gyac), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 17:09 (two months ago) link

Never heard of any complaints in the UK until literally Peter Hitchens would whine about it on twitter.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 17:11 (two months ago) link

we briefly complain about it as a shared misery at work and among friends

maybe everyone's just always miserable elsewhere idk

mh, Wednesday, 9 November 2022 14:36 (two months ago) link

Just really not that big of a deal

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 15:00 (two months ago) link

we should at least get cupcakes on daylight saving day

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 19:53 (two months ago) link

I will say that when I was in my teens/20s the fall time change was fun because it would generally fall on the weekend of my birthday (this was back when the time change was in October) and bars would stay open an hour more (because the time change was at 2am and closing time for bars here is 3am) which was fun at an age when I would regularly be out until closing time.

silverfish, Wednesday, 9 November 2022 21:57 (two months ago) link

the extra hour of bar time was a tradition for sure

mh, Thursday, 10 November 2022 00:34 (two months ago) link

Here's my pettiest complaint: When the time change occurred in mid-October, my region of the country fell back from seeing the sun rise at 7:15 to 6:15. Now, a few weeks later, it goes from 7:30 to 6:30.

I get up around seven, leave the house at eight, all year 'round. That 15-minute difference is the difference between waking up in October to twilight or complete darkness. The difference between being able to flip the visor down as I get on the freeway to being completely blinded by a giant ball of hydrogen in my face.

I mean, I guess I could move to Nashville, but who has the time?

pplains, Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:26 (two months ago) link

sorry if this is a dumb question but what’s the time change that occurred in mid-October?

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:30 (two months ago) link

Until 2006: DST from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October

pplains, Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:46 (two months ago) link

In the U.S.

pplains, Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:47 (two months ago) link

Which is slightly confusing since other DST countries still observe the pre-2006 time changes.

Right now, there's a 15-hour difference between the Central Time Zone in the U.S. and Australia's Eastern Time Zone.

In the summer, it's a 17-hour difference because the U.S. jumps forward and Australia falls away.

But for a few weeks in March and a about a week or so in October... well, I don't know what the damn time difference is anywhere.

pplains, Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:49 (two months ago) link

then there is this sort of joy

80 eastern Indiana counties are officially in the Eastern Time Zone
12 western Indiana counties are officially in the Central Time Zone

so regardless of dst they are always confused

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 10 November 2022 16:52 (two months ago) link

At least they all jump and fall at the same time now.

pplains, Thursday, 10 November 2022 17:29 (two months ago) link

Part of Florida is in Eastern time, part of Florida is in Central, part of Florida is in 1861

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 November 2022 18:40 (two months ago) link

all of florida seems to be in the ocean lately

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 10 November 2022 18:49 (two months ago) link


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