We're running out of time!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Trekker4747, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

    Oct 31, 2004
    Well, after midnight the watch rolls to Sunday, and if the clock is then turned back before 0100, it will appear to be just after 11pm - on a Sunday. Later, the watch will see another midnight in an hour's time, and the watch will then think it is Monday as the calendar has not been changed when the clock was put back an hour.

    I think that is why clocks generally change at 0200, to allow a comfortable buffer of one hour, to avoid this sort of calendar rollover problem in today's working modern society.
  2. ITL

    ITL Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 27, 2004
    Palace Of The Brine
    ^ Ah, gotcha!

    Mind you, my watch don't show what day it is. It only shows hours and minutes, so what you said wouldn't do what you said it would when you said it would in terms of my watch.

  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Confederation of Earth
    Won't it change back to Saturday when you turn the clock back at that time?
  4. Theodore Jay Miller

    Theodore Jay Miller Commodore Newbie

    Apr 11, 2000
    Howard Beach, NY, USA
    They should move the clocks back at 12:30 AM. Then Halloween would have two midnights.
  5. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

    Oct 31, 2004
    No, it doesn't.
  6. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2001
    Bonney Lake, WA
    I agree but in the opposite direction. We should just stick with DST year-round.

    I haven't seen the latest power load curves, of course, but the idea is less about lowering power consumption than about manipulating the times at which high consumption occurs (dinner, for instance) in order to lower peak consumption. Power stations can be more efficient with a flatter load curve.
  7. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    Long weekend! Awesome! :bolian:
  8. Lookingglassman

    Lookingglassman Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2006
    A whole extra hour to sleep! YIPPEE!!!
  9. Mallory

    Mallory Moderator In Memoriam

    Jul 17, 2002
    Oregon, USA
    I've been patiently waiting for months now to get my hour back. Victory is at hand! :beer:
  10. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Really? That's the one thing I do like about it. Now I can go to bed even earlier, and in turn, get up even earlier--which, I guess doesn't make much of a difference, since I wake up automatically at 5am every day anyway, but still....
  11. TGTheodore

    TGTheodore Writer Admiral

    Feb 9, 2003
    Since I'm a night person, I love Standard Time because it gets darker sooner, but I love Daylights Savings Time because it stays darker in the morning longer. I hate having it bright at 6am. (No, I'm not boarding up the windows :))

    When I had a full-time job (resisting comment on previous administration), I preferred having the morning commute when it was darker.

  12. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Ah yes, the only day in the year we have a 25 hour day instead of the usual 24. I don't have anything special planned, but I was thinking how awesome in would be for the series 24 to take place on a Sunday, and when you have the countdown clock, it resets itself to 1:00 AM instead of 2:00 AM.
  13. Gil T.Azell

    Gil T.Azell Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 11, 2005
    Gil T.Azell
    I've tried that the bar tenders, waitresses, and bouncers all what to go home so they kick us out at 2:30, they don't buy that line., :lol:
  14. Gaseous Anomaly

    Gaseous Anomaly Bonzo Admiral

    Oct 21, 2005
    Hanging out
    I love this time of year but hate the spring!
  15. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    We got the bar to stay open the extra hour last night!