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Clocks change tonight - 26th

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Clocks change tonight - 26th

And i have to get up at 8.00am (7.00am body time)  Sad
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

/pedant on
The clocks actually change tomorrow, 27th
/pedant off
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

I`m not changing my clocks... but I will advance the time by one hour, to comply with the rest of the country !  Roll eyes
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

Several times whilst working a 12 hour stint on nights the clocks went back an hour but I never seemed to be working when they went forward one hour !
(No I did not get paid for the extra hour)
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

Yay, perhaps then the time posted will be correct on the  "Latest Forum Posts" section on the homepage instead of 3 weeks ago Roll eyes
But it will make getting up, to watch the Grand Prix extra hard  Angry
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

I'll just stay up till 2 then I won't lose an hour's sleep  Cool

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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

Doesn't worry me at the moment lol
What does annoy me is when you wait around for the clock to change - just so you can see it happen (radio control clocks I mean or the computer). You wait and wait and wait... and at the crucial moment something happens to distract you and you miss it lol.
I used to ring the speaking clock to hear it go back an hour.. smart barsteward didn't do it live.. you had to ring it back again to hear the new time the last time i tried Sad
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

On the subject of clocks and time
The radio signal pips for DABS radio signals are several seconds 'out of sync' (behind) actual  time.
Anyone know if there are plans to bring DABS into line?
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

its the same with the Digital TV's  you try two set side by side Analogue and Digital
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

Was up at 5 this morning (new time) would be nice if the muppets in parliament would decide to leave the clocks alone, either one way or the other Crazy
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

Managed to get up in time to watch most of GP  Smiley
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Quote from: journeys
On the subject of clocks and time
The radio signal pips for DABS radio signals are several seconds 'out of sync' (behind) actual  time.
Anyone know if there are plans to bring DABS into line?


It's not possible. DAB takes the real-time signal from the Greenwich Observatory and it takes a little longer to be converted into a digital format (as opposed to FM), hence the delay.
Incidentally, anyone had problems with the automatic time update on Windows, especially Vista, going forward two hours instead on one?Huh
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Quote from: journeys
The radio signal pips for DABS radio signals are several seconds 'out of sync' (behind) actual  time.

I heard a BBC technical expert explain that on R4 yesterday.
It's not going to change (it can't) and part of it is down to delays in the decoders on the radio itself, and they vary quite a lot!
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Re: Clocks change tonight - 26th

@nozzer, HP, see what you mean, so what do the pips tell us? would it be more accurate to announce "Its almost 12 o'clock" ? Cheesy