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Windows 7: Its that time of year again...

07 Nov 2010   #31

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

Here we have labeled it Daylight Stealing - for that is indeed the truth at the start.
As an early morning riser I miss out on the daylight at this time.

The only good point I can see for this politician driven time change is the hour retrieved at the end.
Supposedly it was introduced here as a power saving measure - but power used at night now becomes power used in the morning.
No referendum or consultation was held here.[ to the best of my knowledge]
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07 Nov 2010   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Supposedly it was introduced here as a power saving measure - but power used at night now becomes power used in the morning.
That's why I called it a FLOP.

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07 Nov 2010   #33

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Power savings? I was under the impression that is was started to provide more daylight for sports activities and the like during the warmer months.
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07 Nov 2010   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

To my knowledge of 7th grade history, it's more along the lines of "candle savings". An archaic institution brought about to save money on candles.......who'da thunk it. Ben Franklin (i think)
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07 Nov 2010   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Seeing how it was instituted during WWII I'm not sure how many households still used candles.
I obviously wasn't born yet but from family pictures I could tell that they already had electric light in my dads house.

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07 Nov 2010   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

It was instituted during WWII as an energy saving measure. I think it was just a "feel good" measure to get politicos in the news and looking like they were actually doings something constructive.
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07 Nov 2010   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Thank you for the reminder Tews,

My cellphone, computer, and cable box are all in sync.
I don't like the time change either it really stinks, my sleep pattern is disturbed then I feel sluggish when we fall back and spring forward every year. When it gets darker later it makes it hard for me to see at night.
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08 Nov 2010   #38

Win 7 Ultimate x64

With regards to disrupting your sleep pattern picture this. You're a pilot about to commence on a 17 hr flight from N. America to Hong Kong direct using what's called a polar route. You depart about 9-10:00am and arrive about 1pm the next day local time. On your way up to the North pole, the sun appears to move in a direction that would coincide with setting below the horizon and night time steadily approaching. Then all of a sudden just before it sets, the sun starts curving in a bowl like motion and starts rising again in the opposite direction as you cross over into North Eastern Russia.

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08 Nov 2010   #39

Win7 Home Premium 64x

I had found this years ago, but the webexhibit is still up. Check it out:

Daylight Saving Time - Why, When, Where? - Cloud view
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08 Nov 2010   #40

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJ12 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I really hate it... it messes up my internal clock!

Same here!
It really messed up my dogs yesterday. I feed them at 5 PM, so yesterday shortly before 4 PM they were wanting to be fed. I tried to explain the Daylight Savings Time, but they weren't biting . I finally fed them about 4:15 PM to quite them down.
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