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Hum    6,930

The time change begins on Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., when clocks are moved forward by one hour. :(

Why 2 a.m.?

The time change is set for 2 a.m. because it was decided to be the least disruptive time of day. Moving time forward or back an hour at that time doesn?t change the date, which avoids confusion, and most people are asleep, or if people do work on a Sunday, it?s usually later than 2 a.m.

Do all states observe daylight saving time?

Hawaii and most of Arizona don?t observe the time change. U.S. territories that don?t go on daylight saving time include American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/time-spring-forward-five-facts-daylight-saving-time-223010524.html

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The Laughing Man    442

Kill it with fire.

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

i really thing daylight savings time is useless anymore, it was created to help when everyone was farming but that just is not the case anymore and to be honest to a farmer they dont care what time it is they just get the job done.

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Hum    6,930

An hour less posting. :/

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Growled    3,880

I hate it when they do this. Why can't they leave it one way or another?

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Shadrack    601

I always had heard that daylight savings was for energy saving reasons. But I'm not sure if that is true. I think it is possible that in the hotter months if people get their days started earlier and business and shopping centers open earlier, they are taking advantage of the cool morning. Slightly less AC every day which probably adds up across the whole population.

Or may be completely meaningless since everyone will just run their AC more at home when they get back from work.

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Izlude    64

Ah my favorite time of the year. I'm usually more energetic during this time for some reason. Waking up with little time to spare, but in the afternoon it's hours of fun time with more energy.

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PNWDweller    140

With the advance of time by an hour, my inner dracula exclaims "Agh! My eyes! The light is too bright for my eyes!" every year around this time. :D

I always tend to get all excited when we turn the clocks back, but when they move forward, I dread it. I have limited time in my day anyway between work, running my super small business, family and school that losing an hour right now is kind of a big bummer.

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Hum    6,930

I hate it when they do this. Why can't they leave it one way or another?

Yeah --- those who want more light, can just get themselves up with the sun.

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+warwagon    9,928
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tsupersonic    1,350

Booo - I hate DST, gotta set all my clocks, but at least I don't have to work during Spring DST.

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Hum    6,930

^ All but my car clock adjust automatically. :p

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Torolol    926

who invent this 'DST' anyway?

i've friend who returning from tropical countries after a few years staying there,

and he start to hate the DST.

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+Raze    13,672

It just gives the politicians an extra hour on the golf course (or "massage parlor").

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tsupersonic    1,350

^ All but my car clock adjust automatically. :p

Gotta change car, kitchen appliances (stove, microwave, keurig), wall clock, and I think that's it

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Growled    3,880

who invent this 'DST' anyway?

Probably our illustrious government who have produced so many winners over the years.

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siah1214    1,435

i really thing daylight savings time is useless anymore, it was created to help when everyone was farming but that just is not the case anymore and to be honest to a farmer they dont care what time it is they just get the job done.

Actually it's a huge pain in the ass for farmers since they have to change their milking schedule. Sucks for cows.

Daylight savings time was instituted to save energy. It has long outlived its usefulness and needs to go away.

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chrisj1968    1,416

DST is great for summer barbecues

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beanboy89    169

I don't have a problem with DST. I can't stand seeing it getting dark at like 5 or 6 pm.

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+hedleigh    126

Actually it's a huge pain in the ass for farmers since they have to change their milking schedule. Sucks for cows.

Daylight savings time was instituted to save energy. It has long outlived its usefulness and needs to go away.

Hope you're talking about the milking machines. Fairly certain that cows and other animals cannot read a clock. :shiftyninja: :rofl:

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remixedcat    2,766

cows can read a clock just fine!

it's udderly simple really.

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Hum    6,930

who invented this 'DST' anyway?

I believe it was Benjamin Franklin.

Hmmm ...

Benjamin Franklin is sometimes credited with the invention of daylight saving time. In 1784, he made a joking reference to something like daylight saving in a letter from France -- but apparently never thought anything of the sort would ever be adopted.

There's now broad agreement among historians that the true mastermind of daylight saving time was George Vernon Hudson (1867-1946), a specialist in insect biology (entomology) who left England for New Zealand in 1881. In 1895, when he first presented the idea to the Royal Society of New Zealand, he was mocked. Other members of the society deemed the proposal confusing and unnecessary. But attitudes changed, and he lived to see his brainchild adopted by many nations -- including, in 1927, his own.

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theyarecomingforyou    9,185

Personally I think that timezones and daylight saving should be abolished and replaced with a single universal time. It must be especially problematic in countries like the US and Russia that have multiple timezones.

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Roger H.    773

Would rather it stayed like this all year but whatever, everything except my WDTV "sprung forward" it seems.

Dunno why it couldn't have just done it automatically since it syncs anyways!

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