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Medea Fleecestealer 21.10.2013 14:30

Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
That time of year again folks. Daylight savings time ends on Sunday 27th October in the wee small hours. Back to good old GMT+1 for the next few months. :D

Nil 21.10.2013 14:56

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 28th October
 
Is it just me who have 27th on Sunday?

Medea Fleecestealer 21.10.2013 15:05

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
Oops my bad. :o I was working on something for next Monday and the date stuck in my brain. Have fixed it now, thanks.

Slaphead 21.10.2013 16:15

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
Back to perpetual darkness for me then. Dark when I leave for work, dark when I leave for home, and no natural light in my office.

Guest 21.10.2013 16:30

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
God, I hate the daylight saving winter time thingie. It doesn't make any sense to me :msnmad:

Freebooter 21.10.2013 16:42

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Originally Posted by Slaphead (Post 2001724)
Back to perpetual darkness for me then. Dark when I leave for work, dark when I leave for home, and no natural light in my office.

they keep the moderators in cellars? or caves?!

hannah'sauntie 21.10.2013 16:43

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
Will be in England at the weekend celebrating hubby's birthday, so an extra hour to party!

:msnparty:

Slaphead 21.10.2013 16:49

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Originally Posted by Freebooter (Post 2001742)
they keep the moderators in cellars? or caves?!

Dungeons, just for the record.

Longbyt 21.10.2013 16:53

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2001732)
God, I hate the daylight saving winter time thingie. It doesn't make any sense to me :msnmad:

I always thought that it was that daylight saving summer time thingie.

Guest 21.10.2013 17:23

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Originally Posted by Longbyt (Post 2001753)
I always thought that it was that daylight saving summer time thingie.

See? I can't even get the name right, such is my hatred :D

6bwfdj 21.10.2013 17:26

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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2001732)
God, I hate the daylight saving winter time thingie. It doesn't make any sense to me :msnmad:

If we really have to change I would quite welcome the change in an opposite direction - to have at least a bit of light after leaving work... Otherwise I would just leave the clock alone...

Guest 21.10.2013 17:30

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Originally Posted by 6bwfdj (Post 2001788)
If we really have to change I would quite welcome the change in an opposite direction - to have at least a bit of light after leaving work... Otherwise I would just leave the clock alone...

Exactly! I don't think the winter time benefits anybody :confused:


I vote to have a referendum on it ;)

22 yards 21.10.2013 17:52

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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2001791)
Exactly! I don't think the winter time benefits anybody :confused:

"The winter time" (GST +1) is the normal, unadulterated Swiss time. If we were to "leave the clocks alone" we'd have the same time in winter -- the sun would still go down early. The change due to adopting summer time is to benefit lovers of long sunny evenings in summer. It has no impact on winter days.

But yes, there should be a referendum to have the orbit of the Earth around the sun altered.

Guest 21.10.2013 17:59

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Originally Posted by 22 yards (Post 2001810)
"The winter time" (GST +1) is the normal, unadulterated Swiss time. If we were to "leave the clocks alone" we'd have the same time in winter -- the sun would still go down early. The change due to adopting summer time is to benefit lovers of long sunny evenings in summer. It has no impact on winter days.

But yes, there should be a referendum to have the orbit of the Earth around the sun altered.

I don't care how right you are. I want to complain about the lack of light, and the reason for this back and forth every 6 months is of no consequence to me. Somewhere there is a culprit for this nonsense, and I want them hung from one of those street lights with an orange glow.

Or, failing that, I want winter days to have 10 hours of sunshine, minimum. The temperature doesn't matter... see? it's not that difficult, init?

Slaphead 21.10.2013 18:08

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
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Originally Posted by 22 yards (Post 2001810)
"The winter time" (GST +1) is the normal, unadulterated Swiss time. If we were to "leave the clocks alone" we'd have the same time in winter -- the sun would still go down early. The change due to adopting summer time is to benefit lovers of long sunny evenings in summer. It has no impact on winter days.

But yes, there should be a referendum to have the orbit of the Earth around the sun altered.

It doesn't mean it's right, though. Maybe back in time when we were all farmers it worked, but now it's a bit Monkey Syndrome

TidakApa 21.10.2013 18:12

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Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2001814)
I don't care how right you are. I want to complain about the lack of light, and the reason for this back and forth every 6 months is of no consequence to me. Somewhere there is a culprit for this nonsense, and I want them hung from one of those street lights with an orange glow.

Or, failing that, I want winter days to have 10 hours of sunshine, minimum. The temperature doesn't matter... see? it's not that difficult, init?

Stepping briefly into your mindset..... the 'culprit' you are looking for is an imaginary line that runs around the middle of the earth.

Use Google maps to find "the Equator" and find a suitable country that is located nearby.

You should then resolve:
a) dark and cold winter days
b) uneven daylight hours
c) resetting of clocks.

22 yards 21.10.2013 18:14

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by J.Marple (Post 2001814)
I don't care how right you are. I want to complain about the lack of light, and the reason for this back and forth every 6 months is of no consequence to me. Somewhere there is a culprit for this nonsense, and I want them hung from one of those street lights with an orange glow.

Or, failing that, I want winter days to have 10 hours of sunshine, minimum. The temperature doesn't matter... see? it's not that difficult, init?

You're right, it's not difficult. There's no need for a referendum on changing the clocks. All that's needed is a referendum on moving Switzerland 47 south. Except for the mountains. I like the ski resorts the way they are.

speakeron 21.10.2013 18:16

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Originally Posted by 22 yards (Post 2001810)
But yes, there should be a referendum to have the orbit of the Earth around the sun altered.

We don't need to go that far! This reminds me of one of the crazy ideas I come up with when we're brainstorming at my company. Which is a "necklace of nuclear weapons around each of the earth's poles" (for some reason I just love saying it). The idea is that every six months we explode said weapons and tilt the earth's axis so that the northern hemisphere gets another summer. (Of course, the Australians are gonna whine like crazy, but that's nothing new...)

My other idea is chimpanzee farms. (Apparently the meat is absolutely delicious, but hunting in the wild is driving them to extinction. Win win).

I'll get me coat...

Guest 21.10.2013 18:17

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
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Originally Posted by TidakApa (Post 2001819)
Stepping briefly into your mindset..... the 'culprit' you are looking for is an imaginary line that runs around the middle of the earth.

Use Google maps to find "the Equator" and find a suitable country that is located nearby.

You should then resolve:
a) dark and cold winter days
b) uneven daylight hours
c) resetting of clocks.

That's not very helpful, is it?
How do you propose to hang the Equator from a street lamp?

Guest 21.10.2013 18:19

Re: Don't forget to turn the clocks back on Sunday 27th October
 
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Originally Posted by 22 yards (Post 2001820)
You're right, its not difficult. There's no need for a referendum on changing the clocks. All that's needed is a referendum on moving Switzerland 47 south. Except for the mountains. I like the ski resorts the way they are.

Now THAT is brilliant, sir.

I'd vote for you any time in whatever referendum you care to take part.


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