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Oct 31, 2004, 02:58 AM
 
Your Mac may do it automatically, but your alarm clock probably doesn't. So don't forget.
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Oct 31, 2004, 03:16 AM
 
Originally posted by shabbasuraj:
Your Mac may do it automatically, but your alarm clock probably doesn't. So don't forget.
Does everyone in the world have to do it?
     
shabbasuraj  (op)
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Oct 31, 2004, 03:23 AM
 
In Canada, I think everyone does.

In some places in the US not all do.

I have no idea why though.

Anybody in Indiana want to weigh in on this?
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Oct 31, 2004, 03:28 AM
 
we do in the Pacific NW.
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 03:40 AM
 
My Mac did indeed do it for me, but my alarm clock fails to pay attention. I told my Mac to let it know when it was time, but no matter how much the Mac tries, the alarm clock won't listen.

Any advice on how to get a stubborn alarm clock to listen to my Mac? Is it a technological superiority complex? Is it something that can be solved with drugs or intense psychological treatment?
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 04:06 AM
 
it's 2004, why exactly do we still do this?
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shabbasuraj  (op)
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Oct 31, 2004, 04:07 AM
 
Originally posted by Xeo:
My Mac did indeed do it for me, but my alarm clock fails to pay attention. I told my Mac to let it know when it was time, but no matter how much the Mac tries, the alarm clock won't listen.

Any advice on how to get a stubborn alarm clock to listen to my Mac? Is it a technological superiority complex? Is it something that can be solved with drugs or intense psychological treatment?
Drugs may or may not work. YMMV.

Maybe it is time to invest in one of those atomic clocks.



Also, while you are at it changing your clocks, it is usually a good time to check/replace those smoke detector batteries.
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Oct 31, 2004, 04:39 AM
 
its sunday... already done.
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 04:39 AM
 
Set them forward if you're on the Aussie East Coast (excl. QLD)
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 04:40 AM
 
Originally posted by storer:
its sunday... already done.
Did you set them forward or back?
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 06:07 AM
 
Originally posted by dillerX:
it's 2004, why exactly do we still do this?
We got in on it maybe 15 years ago or so. Up here in the north there's a point, kinda. The mornings are lighter in the fall/winter and days last longer in the spring/summer.

The original point was to save energy (German invention).

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Oct 31, 2004, 07:12 AM
 
Originally posted by dillerX:
it's 2004, why exactly do we still do this?
Don't do it in China.

The whole country is in the same timezone.
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 08:27 AM
 
Stupid farmers.

I heard that there was a group of people suing the government because the extra hour of daylight during daylight savings time was burning their lawns.

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Oct 31, 2004, 08:36 AM
 
Use a mac based alarm clock...

Like mine... which I haven't done anything with for like... oh... three years.

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Oct 31, 2004, 10:32 AM
 
Originally posted by moonmonkey:
Don't do it in China.

The whole country is in the same timezone.
You gotta love China for doing that.

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Oct 31, 2004, 10:39 AM
 
Originally posted by shabbasuraj:
In Canada, I think everyone does.


...except for sakatchewan.

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Oct 31, 2004, 10:43 AM
 
Originally posted by shabbasuraj:
In Canada, I think everyone does.

In some places in the US not all do.

I have no idea why though.

Anybody in Indiana want to weigh in on this?
Except Saskatchewan. So in other words cows and.. other cows.


You've actually got a Canadian to thank for all this
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 01:12 PM
 
Originally posted by rjenkinson:


...except for sakatchewan.

-r.
Wow. People actuallly live there.
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Oct 31, 2004, 01:34 PM
 
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shabbasuraj  (op)
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Oct 31, 2004, 02:20 PM
 
Originally posted by DeathToWindows:
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Oct 31, 2004, 02:26 PM
 
Originally posted by MacNStein:
Wow. People actuallly live there.
I live here! and my Mac changed time on me. I didn't realize that it changed and I'm sitting here starving and wondering why it isn't lunchtime yet and then I see this thread and sure enough it's already 12:30 not 11:30 like my Mac clock is showing no wonder I'm hungry.

Thanks for reminding me, now I have to go and reset all my automatic clocks.

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Oct 31, 2004, 02:51 PM
 
Originally posted by shabbasuraj:
Your Mac may do it automatically, but your alarm clock probably doesn't. So don't forget.
I've tried and tried to set my alarm clocks but I just can't seem to do it. Does anybody have any tips on how to get a 7 month old baby and a cat to understand all of this time change junk?
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 03:02 PM
 
Never quite understood the point of Daylight Savings. It can be nice in the Fall, getting a extra hour of sleep (though, it's on a Sunday, so it's not like you can't just sleep in anyways), but in the Spring it can really throw you off.

For me, setting the clock back in the Fall means I have to get up a 5:30 now rather than 6:30. I have a 3yr old who seems to have her internal clock set to wake her up at what used to be 6:30, which is now 5:30. Unfortunately, I can't set her clock back and it will take her at least a week to adjust.
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 03:17 PM
 
Originally posted by MacNStein:
Wow. People actuallly live there.
Thats a common misconception
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 03:45 PM
 
They do not do it in Thailand either
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Drakino
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Oct 31, 2004, 04:17 PM
 
My alarm clock did change on its own as usual.

Anyone know of one that allows alarms to be set based on the day of the week? Mine does weekends or weekdays, but because of my workshift overlapping into the weekend it doesn't help.
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Oct 31, 2004, 06:02 PM
 
Arizona doesn't. Must be the sun getting to them.

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Oct 31, 2004, 07:24 PM
 
either does hawaii.

i think the amount you can gain is negligible the closer you get to the equator.
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 07:26 PM
 
Yes, set our alarm clock back prior to bed. Had to get up early for a job at Church. My Mac changed the time on it own.

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Oct 31, 2004, 07:29 PM
 
Originally posted by wdlove:
Yes, set our alarm clock back prior to bed. Had to get up early for a job at Church. My Mac changed the time on it own.
It would have been a great excuse to show up to church late though!

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Oct 31, 2004, 07:34 PM
 
Originally posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker:
It would have been a great excuse to show up to church late though!
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Oct 31, 2004, 07:44 PM
 
Originally posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker:
It would have been a great excuse to show up to church late though!
You'd be early if you did not set your clock back.
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 08:22 PM
 
Originally posted by d4nth3m4n:
either does hawaii.

i think the amount you can gain is negligible the closer you get to the equator.
Correct on the equator comment. Daylight time changes, but not as drastically as those near the poles. Hence Alaska and its so-called 6-months of twilight.

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Oct 31, 2004, 08:35 PM
 
I heard from those "as seen on TV" commercial.. which the alarm clock automatically sync to the right time when you plugged it in. I'm not sure how it really works..
     
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Nov 1, 2004, 06:49 AM
 
Originally posted by Kenneth:
I heard from those "as seen on TV" commercial.. which the alarm clock automatically sync to the right time when you plugged it in. I'm not sure how it really works..
It's a time code broadcast on UHF (TV) frequencies. Usually a PBS station. That's how the VCRs do it.

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Nov 1, 2004, 08:18 AM
 
We did it in the UK, we went from BST (British Summer Time), back an hour to GMT, giving me an extra hour in bed yesterday .
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Nov 1, 2004, 08:27 AM
 
Thank God I moved to Arizona and will NEVER have to do that clock changing thingy again.
     
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Nov 1, 2004, 09:49 AM
 
Originally posted by Eriamjh:
It's a time code broadcast on UHF (TV) frequencies. Usually a PBS station. That's how the VCRs do it.
Wait, so you're saying my VCR can go from a blinking 12:00 to a blinking 11:00 all by its own!
     
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Nov 1, 2004, 06:02 PM
 
Originally posted by jbartone:
Set them forward if you're on the Aussie East Coast (excl. QLD)
You forgot Poland!
     
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Nov 1, 2004, 06:52 PM
 
Originally posted by Eriamjh:
Stupid farmers.


A few years ago the California legislature wanted to enact daylight saving time year round to save energy. Don't recall want happened to it though, I think they needed federal permission.
     
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Nov 1, 2004, 07:31 PM
 
Originally posted by MilkmanDan:
Wait, so you're saying my VCR can go from a blinking 12:00 to a blinking 11:00 all by its own!
Correction: That's how some NEWer VCRs do it.

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