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CrashGordon Chief Captain

The US Congress, displaying its infinite capacity for stupidity, decided to change the dates for Daylight Saving Time starting in 2007. Does anyone have an idea how many computers will have to be upgraded due to this totally unnecessary law?

Come to think of it, why is DST needed at all?

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RadarMan Chief Captain
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Insight Chief Captain

I am pretty sure daylight savings time in the UK was introduced during the war... to get the most daylight working hours in a day - as black outs had to be maintained and working in factories at night was dangerous as the germans were chucking bombs at them all the time...dunno why you Americans have it though. and yes, thats a damned silly law 😀

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

RadarMan wrote:

I saw this article the other day about that.
http://encarta.msn.com/column_daylightsavingtime_marthahome/Daylight-Saving_Time_What's_the_Point.html

Radar

I read that article. I don't buy the "energy saving" argument, but even if true, then the only justification is that businesses are too lazy/stupid to adjust their hours and therefore mucking about with time is the only way to do it.

I lived in Arizona for 10 years where DST is not observed. Wonderful!

Now I have to convince my dog, who can't read a clock that it's too early to go for a walk. 🙄

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RadarMan Chief Captain

I don't care for it either and to convince me that it is worth while will take a long time.
I collect clocks, one more thing to collect, what a job resetting them.
The only good part is knowing my computer, "atomic clocks", vcr, dvd, and cable box will reset themselves.

Radar

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Actually, if the dates for DST change, your computer will not automatically know this.

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john (verygom) First Officer

Insight mentioned daylight saving time or 'double summer time' intoduced during/just after the war - this meant that it was still "daylight" at 11 o'clock at night and kids could still chase rabbits in the harvest fields way past their bedtime! They were the good old days? There was n't a problem with clocks on a PC, video etc (the world had n't "developed" yet 🙂 ) - just the grandfather clock in the hall and grandads gold fob watch (used only on Sundays 😂 )

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