NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1461 times:
I was right hung over this morning, but, when I did eventually wake up, I noticed that my BlackBerry is all screwed up, I guess I'll have to fix that later. I felt like crap from the hangover, not the DST.
The US Congress decided that they should try moving the switch to Daylight Savings earlier this year, so that people would have less need to use their lights later in the day, and thus saving energy (or so they think). I do think it has a chance to actually work, but we'll have to see. Anyways, Daylight Savings starts early in the US this year and ends late.
Since I had nothing to do today, I didn't get screwed over.
7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
Took the wife for a drive last night and ended up taking her to work in my car which meant I had to pick her up @ 0700 this morning. Now if I had gone to sleep shortly after dropping her off, this would have been fine, but I ended up staying up until midnight last night re-doing my computer because of two 'failed' hard drives that were perfectly fine. So I was up till midnight, then awake at the equilivent of 0500. After we got home I took a 3 hour nap and am better.
Thanks for the info ! As I have to take it into account when doing phone-calls to the USA. But overhere it looks as this :
Umstellung auf die Sommerzeit: Sonntag 25. Mï¿½rz 2007 von 02.00 Uhr MEZ auf 03.00 Uhr MESZ
so that there still are 14 days to go !
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1374 times:
Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 11): It's commonly known in the US as "Daylight SavingS time"
I know but that don't make it right now does it?
Just to be pedantic.....
The official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight SavingS Time.
Saving is used here as a verbal adjective (a participle). It modifies time and tells us more about its nature; namely, that it is characterized by the activity of saving daylight. It is a saving daylight kind of time. Similar examples would be a mind expanding book or a man eating tiger. Saving is used in the same way as saving a ball game, rather than as a savings account.
Nevertheless, many people feel the word savings (with an 's') flows more mellifluously off the tongue. Daylight Savings Time is also in common usage, and can be found in dictionaries.
Adding to the confusion is that the phrase Daylight Saving Time is inaccurate, since no daylight is actually saved. Daylight Shifting Time would be better, but it is not as politically desirable.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
Went to bed last night knowing I did not have to do squat with any of our clocks. One of the reasons I live in Arizona. No Daylight Saving Time. Ever. That and everything worked. No tech problems that so many thought would happen. At least not here.
ME AVN FAN From Algeria, joined May 2002, 13934 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 22): You should arrive at the time it says. 1355. Your flight should be leaving an hour earlier from MAN.
correct IF the airline is a US airline. If it is a European airline, it will depart on the same time in MAN and arrive an hour "later" in the USA which would be 1 4 . 55 . But even this has to be checked, as some flights of European air carriers are adopted to the destination-country for a variety of reasons.