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Clocks Change this Weekend

itsme
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Clocks Change this Weekend

It always make me laugh the different arguments for keeping the clocks 1 hour forward of GMT in the winter and 2 in the summer. For example
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A study for the 10:10 climate campaign suggested putting clocks forward during winter to an hour ahead of GMT could save almost 500,000 tonnes of CO2.

I have to have my lights on to be able to type this posting because of the overcast weather so unless we can have summer weather in winter I can see no benefit in keeping to BST in winter.
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

Have to agree.... I never understood the reason for keep changing the times on our clocks. Irrespective of whether we are on GMT, GMT -1, GMT +1, etc the actual amount of physical daylight in any 24 hour period doesn't change. Our problem is the '9 to 5' mentality.
alanb
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

There was a some muppet on the radio the other day who said he was determined to get the country to move permanently to central Europe time and that it would be a fantastic Olympic legacy, or words to that effect.
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

I blame the government for failing to alter the earth's axis and orbit around the sun which would give us summer light and weather all year round.
magnetism2772
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

oh hell time changes again
be a good idea  if clock makers
made it all easy for us
by providing a watch button and called it
a 'summer/winter time' adjustment button
(now that wasnt so difficult was it?)
that we could press to add or subtract this hour difference
anyone with an omega timepiece has to hand wind through 24 hours(gee-sh)
as the hour/minute hands cant move anti-clockwise on many models
gswindale
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

ah well - a nice quiet weekend again - only 2 clocks to change (oven & boiler).
My computer, my bedside clock & my watch will all automatically update themselves, so what's the big problem.
Steve
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

Oh an Xtra hour In bed... An xtra hour to download for free....Choices choices Roll eyes
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

lol, my microwave and oven clocks are permanently wrong (get a lot of power cuts here and I cannot be bothered to put them right all the time) but the computers, phones etc all update automatically, so I shall do exactly nothing and probably not even notice its happened.
alanb
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

My LG microwave has a neat little feature. If you don't set the clock, if never shows the time.
VileReynard
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

It's not the clocks that change; its just a minor change to the position of the little finger.

198kHz
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

Quote from: giro
...be a good idea  if clock makers
made it all easy for us
by providing a watch button and called it
a 'summer/winter time' adjustment button

Not seen it on a watch, but my Sony bedside clock radio has just such a button.
Not young enough to know everything
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

My bedside radio just does it automatically.
It also has a slider allowing you to set 4 different time zones.
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Quote from: HPsauce
It also has a slider allowing you to set 4 different time zones.

Wow! bet that's useful...
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Clocks Change this Weekend

saves waking the boy up when I phone hin in Aus
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Quote from: Petlew
Wow! bet that's useful...

Useful to the vendor, they can sell right across Europe and into the Middle East.
Also handy if you take it on holiday. e.g. Greece/Turkey are 2 hours different to UK.