Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning!

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2006/03/30 09:24:19 (permalink)

Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning!

Yup..time to lose that precious hour of sleep! Here is a fascinatng article about your body clock,aging and sleep:


http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=1777423&page=1

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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 09:39:30 (permalink)
    For those of us that are retired or semi retired, the clock has little meaning. I still retire at the same time and awake at the same time regardless of what the clock indicates.

    Sometimes it does affect us though particularly when we keep the grandkids or when repair folks come by.

    I personally like and enjoy the sun coming up and the sun going down regardless of what time it is.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 09:42:50 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    I hate losing that one hour. It throws my body off.
    I may forget to change the clock on purpose. But I
    won't, cos I am just a good citizen. Ahhhh
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 10:05:40 (permalink)
    Besides Daylight Savings Time, Major League Baseball also starts.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 10:14:03 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    Yeah for baseball. Time to also start planting the garden.
    But it is a strange time for nature as well...
    "Comes a mighty frost,
    Just to teach me that
    I am a mere rose
    To be extinguished by
    Something unseen and cold."
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 11:01:26 (permalink)
    do farmers really use/need Daylight Savings Time anymore?
    can't we get rid of this?

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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 11:17:21 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Scorereader

    do farmers really use/need Daylight Savings Time anymore?
    can't we get rid of this?

    I don't think the farmers care anymore. It is actually being expanded starting in 2007.

    http://wwp.daylight-saving-time.com/usa/dst-2007.htm
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 11:24:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by emsmom

    Besides Daylight Savings Time, Major League Baseball also starts.
    You are right. This is truly the most important news.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 13:01:22 (permalink)
    All I know is the Columbus Clippers open the season next Thursday against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. Bring on the awful hotdogs.Yum! And come a week from Monday it's Dime-A-Dog night. Absolute yum!
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 13:30:00 (permalink)
    The time change this year has a special meaning to Hoosiers. For the first time the majority of Indiana will make the jump to D S T. In the past we here close to Louisville, and folks living close to Cincinnati would make the Daylite Savings Time move while the majority of the counties in the State did not. The "Slow Time vs Fast Time" experience was something that we all grew to appreciate, but it caused a great deal of confusion at times.
    A few counties --near Chicago and near Evansville will move to the Central Time Zone for Daylite Savings Time. Luckily I don't have to figure that switch out this summer. However it does mean that the line for the time change (Eastern to Central) moves NorthEast from the Ohio River to include all of the counties in Southwestern Indiana. Something to keep in mind when planning a Moonlight BBQ Run to Owensboro and back.

    Oh Yeah, The LouisvilleBATS will be opening soon too.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 13:38:33 (permalink)
    Al, it always confused me why Indiana and Arizona did not change with the rest of the USA. No big deal except it was always confusing to those of us who travel.

    I can see why it was a problem for you living so close to the time zone with multiple changes.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 15:03:50 (permalink)
    Al, I think there is a town in Indiana that half of it is on fast time and the other half on slow time. Now thats confuseing. Chow Jim
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 15:41:02 (permalink)

    When we worked for the State College system in Indiana in the 1980's we used a computer system with the mainframe in Indianapolis and subsets at each of the 13 regional campus sites. Ours (near Louisville) was the only one on "Fast Time" (Eastern Daylight). That caused a real pain in the work schedule, when we went to work an hour before the folks in Indy (and the rest of the state) would start. Then in the evening , we shut down at 5 PM and they wanted info etc at the "end of their day"...we were long gone !!

    Another quirk. When most people think of the time zones, they think in terms of the farther West you go the earlier it gets ( changing an hour at the time zone point each time). Well, When we would go North East towards Cincinnati We would cross from Fast Time to Slow Time at the county line, then drive 80 miles in Slow Time, until we got to the county line of Dearborn County (next to the Ohio Line) where we would switch BACK to Fast Time again. We could avoid the whole mess by crossing the Ohio River here at Louisville and driving in Kentucky to Cincinnati...being on FAST TIME (Eastern Daylight) the whole way.

    Growing up as I did in SoCal where no one seems to pay any attention to the time changes very much, this area was a real mess in my mind for a long time. Luckily for the Arizona folks the population density near the state line is fairly sparse, so the impact of the change isn't felt by too many, but here there are a lot of folks affected by the changes taking place now.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 16:05:29 (permalink)
    Everyting you want to know about dst, but were afaid to ask can be found here:
    http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/index.html

    I heard somewhere that Arizona does not change time because it would just be an extra hour of extreme heat in the summer, but the Navajo nation does observe dst because they straddle 3 states.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 16:35:55 (permalink)

    Right on both points,Gizmolito!!
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 17:39:41 (permalink)
    I think it makes as much sense as cutting off the end of a blanket and sewing it to the other end to make the original blanket longer!

    Gotta love the gov'ment!

    ZZZZZZZZ sleep deprived in Ann Arbor, Alice
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/03/30 18:04:50 (permalink)
    Does Alaska observe Daylight Saving Time?

    Like most states in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time is observed in Alaska, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting in an 8 hours difference behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).

    After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour resulting in the normal 9 hours difference behind GMT.

    In Alaska, DST means Darkness Shifting Time!
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/01 21:39:15 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Fieldthistle

    Hello All,
    I hate losing that one hour. It throws my body off.
    I may forget to change the clock on purpose. But I
    won't, cos I am just a good citizen. Ahhhh
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle

    I agree, Fieldthislte!
    I am no good for at least a week trying to catch up... My body does not take it well.
    If I dont set my clocks, I will be at work early though..Or will I be late?..LOL
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 00:39:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by GeoNit

    Does Alaska observe Daylight Saving Time?

    Like most states in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time is observed in Alaska, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting in an 8 hours difference behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).

    After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour resulting in the normal 9 hours difference behind GMT.

    In Alaska, DST means Darkness Shifting Time!

    Yep, we go to DST which is ridiculous because in another 6 weeks we'll have nothing BUT daylight so who cares??? Those of us below the Arctic Circle will have about 2 hours of dusk from 2-4AM. Those ABOVE the Arctic Circle will have complete sunshine 24 hours a day, all summer.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 01:13:23 (permalink)
    Sundander, you rat, you sound so smug when you talk of being retired and watching the sunrise/sunset.

    When I grow up, I wanna be just like you!
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 01:15:05 (permalink)
    Uh....that was supposed to say Sundancer, not Sundander. That sounds like some kind of solar scalp condition. Sorry!
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 09:15:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by pcdiva

    I think it makes as much sense as cutting off the end of a blanket and sewing it to the other end to make the original blanket longer!

    Gotta love the gov'ment!

    ZZZZZZZZ sleep deprived in Ann Arbor, Alice



    Speaking of government, China, which should have 5 time zones from east to west, only has ONE!
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 12:17:35 (permalink)
    The border of China with Afghanistan has a five hour time change involved when you cross.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 12:31:48 (permalink)
    The state of Hawaii also does not switch to DST.
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 20:51:32 (permalink)
    Today's funny story from Kincaid Grill:

    I had three big in-flight caterings, 2 to be delivered at 11:30AM and one for noon. The owner breezed in around 10:30AM and said, "I'll be back to make the deliveries." Not unusual. Everything was ready by 11:30........7 full sheet pans of food. No Al (owner). So I waited and waited.......the airport called......where's the catering? It's done and ready to go but Al is not here to make the delivery. At 12:10 Al calls me......I'm on my way......I said, I should hope so cuz the airport called THREE times! Whadda ya mean? Al, it's after noon!! Didn't you change your clocks last night???? OOPS!
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/02 21:15:59 (permalink)

    Did they leave without chow?
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    RE: Guess what starts this weekend?? 1st warning! 2006/04/04 14:22:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


    When we worked for the State College system in Indiana in the 1980's we used a computer system with the mainframe in Indianapolis and subsets at each of the 13 regional campus sites. Ours (near Louisville) was the only one on "Fast Time" (Eastern Daylight). That caused a real pain in the work schedule, when we went to work an hour before the folks in Indy (and the rest of the state) would start. Then in the evening , we shut down at 5 PM and they wanted info etc at the "end of their day"...we were long gone !!

    Another quirk. When most people think of the time zones, they think in terms of the farther West you go the earlier it gets ( changing an hour at the time zone point each time). Well, When we would go North East towards Cincinnati We would cross from Fast Time to Slow Time at the county line, then drive 80 miles in Slow Time, until we got to the county line of Dearborn County (next to the Ohio Line) where we would switch BACK to Fast Time again. We could avoid the whole mess by crossing the Ohio River here at Louisville and driving in Kentucky to Cincinnati...being on FAST TIME (Eastern Daylight) the whole way.

    Growing up as I did in SoCal where no one seems to pay any attention to the time changes very much, this area was a real mess in my mind for a long time. Luckily for the Arizona folks the population density near the state line is fairly sparse, so the impact of the change isn't felt by too many, but here there are a lot of folks affected by the changes taking place now.



    Do people around these areas go into the slow time region after the bars close in fast time to get another hour of drinking under their belt?
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