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Old 10-31-2015, 08:05 AM   #1
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It's time to change the clocks once again

Daylight Savings Time is upon us once again. We get a free extra hour of sleep tonight. Don't forget to set your clocks back...
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:17 AM   #2
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Thanks. I got my days confused and thought last night was the wind clock back night. When I got up was wondering why my computer was still an hour ahead. I was looking forward to some football, only to realize that today is only Saturday.

Retirement does that ... getting my days confused.
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:23 AM   #3
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Daylight Savings Time is upon us once again. We get a free extra hour of sleep tonight. Don't forget to set your clocks back...
Free extra hour of sleep? You must be old. Don't you mean an extra hour of party time? Just kidding, i'll be in bed by 10pm which is like being in bed by 9pm. I guess i'm getting old now.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:10 AM   #4
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I always wait till I wake up on Sunday morning before I set the clocks back. Makes me feel like I'm really getting a huge freebie.
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Daylight Savings Time is upon us once again. We get a free extra hour of sleep tonight. Don't forget to set your clocks back...
And that reminds me, I need to change the batteries in my smoke, water and carbon monoxide detectors.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:34 AM   #6
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Daylight Savings Time is upon us once again. We get a free extra hour of sleep tonight. Don't forget to set your clocks back...
Who set clocks at these days? Don't your clocks set themselves?

(slight exaggeration, but seriously, I think the only clock in our house that needs setting is the microwave oven)
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:58 AM   #7
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I'm a big fan of my wall clock that syncs to the national time signal but I still have lots of work to do tomorrow. Pendulum clock, another wall clock, stove, microwave, bose cd/radio...
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:00 AM   #8
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Who set clocks at these days? Don't your clocks set themselves?

(slight exaggeration, but seriously, I think the only clock in our house that needs setting is the microwave oven)
I just have one I have to set myself.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:18 AM   #9
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With Saving Time ending we finally get our hour back. Upon that investment at least we should get some interest, an extra minute or two would be nice.
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I got a head start on dealing with the "jet lag" from the time change, by sleeping an hour later than usual this morning.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:23 AM   #11
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What is this daylight savings time you speak of? Actually, it's a real nuisance here in Arizona as some TV programs change time while others don't.
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:27 AM   #12
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And that reminds me, I need to change the batteries in my smoke, water and carbon monoxide detectors.
I used to swap the batteries out on the time change as well.

But our detectors were over 10 years old and 'they' recommend installing new ones which I did this past March.

And in 2013, CA required detectors to have 10yr battery life.

So, no batteries to swap until 2025.
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What is this daylight savings time you speak of? Actually, it's a real nuisance here in Arizona as some TV programs change time while others don't.
The government decided to give the farmers an additional hour of daylight in an effort to boost crop production. Soon after it was implemented, the extra hour of daylight helped crop yields by an average of ~6-7% more, than without the extra hour of daylight.

On a macro level, it has helped reduce potential food shortages and increased grain production.

Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

While it is an inconvenience with TV shows, remember how much better your life, and grocery bill, is because of it.
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Who set clocks at these days? Don't your clocks set themselves?
Oh, sure. Some already did this a couple weeks ago.

I am NOT A FAN of clocks that have time change rules burned into their tiny little microcontrollers. The rules change from year to year. The don't even apply in some places. (Yo, Arizona and Hawaii residents. You like these smart clocks?)
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The government decided to give the farmers an additional hour of daylight in an effort to boost crop production. Soon after it was implemented, the extra hour of daylight helped crop yields by an average of ~6-7% more, than without the extra hour of daylight.

On a macro level, it has helped reduce potential food shortages and increased grain production.

Even the cows grow a bit faster with the extra hour as they can eat longer. Imagine an extra hour a day just to eat and grow. It really makes a difference when you multiply the effect over millions of cattle.

While it is an inconvenience with TV shows, remember how much better your life, and grocery bill, is because of it.
Wha

How would cows know of an extra hour? The absolute time of light was/is the same.
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Some of our clocks change themselves. Some we'll have to change. Some won't change. We travel Illinois-Arizona and the 2 hour difference between il and az during CDST takes me a few days to get used to. Not so bad when the difference is 1 hour.


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Some of our clocks change themselves. Some we'll have to change. Some won't change. We travel Illinois-Arizona and the 2 hour difference between il and az during CDST takes me a few days to get used to. Not so bad when the difference is 1 hour.
We have one of those clocks that changes itself. It changed the night before last.
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We have one of those clocks that changes itself. It changed the night before last.

Maybe it just wanted to get the change done a little early.


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How would cows know of an extra hour? The absolute time of light was/is the same.
Sure they do, their alarm gives them an hour more to sleep.😆

Does anyone want all the extra daylight I've been saving, I kept it in what was a very dark box. After all these years there should be lots, a least the box is glowing.
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