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pontarlier_petepontarlier_pete Posts: 194
edited March 2010 in Commuting chat
Clocks go forward this weekend - woo hoo! An extra hour of dusk for the evening training! :D
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  • JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
    /throws lights in bin
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    yipeeeee, the extended commute is now a reality :lol::lol::lol:
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    B0llox. Will lose an hour of the weekend....
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  • JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
    B0llox. Will lose an hour of the weekend....

    Ah, they may taketh an hour of our time but giveth they unto us a whole season of extra daylight, these Gods of time.
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    i will need the lights in the morning instead of in the evening now!
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  • stickmanstickman Posts: 791
    It should stay permanently 1hr forward in England, Scotland's got their own parliament, now it's time for their own time zone that's right for them. Come on Scotland, let England have ours.
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  • will3will3 Posts: 2,173
    Never really understood why we muck about with the clocks. If it's too dark in the morning to go to work/school at 8, well just go at 9 instead.
    After all the numbers on the clock are pretty arbritary, you don't actually get any more daylight by fiddling with the clocks.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    Meh, when will it be light enough for my pre commute jaunts to RP? That is all I care about.
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  • Luckily, my kids can't tell the time yet - and there's no way I want some sort of child genius who learns to tell the time at a very young age. The rule in my house is that if the sun hasn't got his hat on, you don't get out of bed. The clocks going forward means I get weeks, nay months, of an extra hour in bed. Huzzah!
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Yaaaay! Lighter evenings! This makes me very happy.

    I'm also glad I saw this thread, or I'd have been late for everything on Monday...
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    Yaaaay! Lighter evenings! This makes me very happy.

    I'm also glad I saw this thread, or I'd have been late for everything on Monday...

    Happens to me every year.
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  • JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
    Late? Surely everything except ovens and posh wristwatches auto-changes to the correct time nowadays?
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    Is it this sunday, am I going to lose even more sleep getting up for the F1 or gain some or does it happen Sunday night into Monday, arg going to google it :lol:
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Jamey wrote:
    Late? Surely everything except ovens and posh wristwatches auto-changes to the correct time nowadays?

    Guess what I generally use to tell the time...
  • JameyJamey Posts: 2,152
    Well you're female, so clearly it's the oven ;)
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Jamey wrote:
    Well you're female, so clearly it's the oven ;)

    Actually, yes, that and a (not particularly) posh watch.
  • AidyAidy Posts: 2,015
    I've been looking forward to the evenings being lighter for ages now.

    First evening commute without lights is going to be stunning. :)
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    +1 Not least coz the 'flextight' bracket for my front light now only performs half of its name. Annoying..
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Always make me think of this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZtQh5EIgWQ
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    iPete wrote:
    Is it this sunday, am I going to lose even more sleep getting up for the F1 or gain some or does it happen Sunday night into Monday, arg going to google it :lol:

    I'm up around 7ish to head up to anfield... stupid clocks
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  • gert_lushgert_lush Posts: 634
    Clever Pun wrote:
    Always make me think of this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZtQh5EIgWQ

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  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    will3 wrote:
    Never really understood why we muck about with the clocks. If it's too dark in the morning to go to work/school at 8, well just go at 9 instead.
    After all the numbers on the clock are pretty arbritary, you don't actually get any more daylight by fiddling with the clocks.

    true - but all the tv programmes i watch will be on an hour earlier - and pub will shut earlier - and I'll get thrown out of work earlier - so it sort of forces you to follow suit whether you want to or not....and this gives an impression of extra light cos I'm sleeping through the first couple of hours of it at the moment.
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    Yaaaay! Lighter evenings! This makes me very happy.

    I'm also glad I saw this thread, or I'd have been late for everything on Monday...

    Happens to me every year.

    there was this woman where i worked years ago who was always making up pathetic excuses why she was late to work. Locking herself into her own house was a good one.

    But she turned up late after the clocks went back once and said she'd forgot to change her clock - which if true would have made her an hour early, not late.

    I managed to go a whole two days once without realising - me and my flatmate both did - wondered why the television programmes we wanted to watch weren't on.

    We were both early for work on Monday morning. :lol:
  • stickmanstickman Posts: 791
    I once left my watch on summer time when the clocks were put back to Scottish time, when they were put forward again I was ready and waiting :)
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  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,558
    stickman wrote:
    I once left my watch on summer time when the clocks were put back to Scottish time, when they were put forward again I was ready and waiting :)

    my watch has been on summertime ever since i bought it last June - I've lost the instructions and can't work out how to change it.

    sod's law says the instructions will turn sometime this weekend.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    stickman wrote:
    I once left my watch on summer time when the clocks were put back to Scottish time, when they were put forward again I was ready and waiting :)

    Not being touchy or anything but you do realise that the time in winter is GMT.

    That is GREENWICH Mean Time :roll:
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  • stickmanstickman Posts: 791
    GMT is just a reference point for the world's time, e.g. a messageboard in America might define it's time as 'GMT +5'.
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    stickman wrote:
    GMT is just a reference point for the world's time, e.g. a messageboard in America might define it's time as 'GMT +5'.

    Reference point, as in the time in Greenwich?

    Anyway, as has been said; clocks have nothing to do with hours of daylight.
    If you want more hours of daylight, you have to change your location relative to the equator.
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  • stickmanstickman Posts: 791
    It's a benchmark that the whole world sets it's time from e.g. if it's '10.17' in the UK it's 'something.17' virtually everywhere in the world (I heard somewhere they used a half hour to set their time zone).
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    stickman wrote:
    It's a benchmark that the whole world sets it's time from e.g. if it's '10.17' in the UK it's 'something.17' virtually everywhere in the world (I heard somewhere they used a half hour to set their time zone).

    There are even quarter hour time zones in some places I think.
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