A reminder to all

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by NICK ADSL UK, Mar 27, 2005.

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

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    That you are not in trouble :D

    This is just a reminder to all that the clocks in the UK went forward last night for the start of our summer season by 1 hour
     
  2. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

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    I think it's another week to go before the 'Other Folk' across the Pond catch up with us Brits...... :D :D


    Cochise, :cool:
     
  3. INTOXSICKATED

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    in the usa we got another week to go! april 3rd. :D
     
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    :D
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  5. beetlejuice

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    Cool!!!! Another week of sleeping late. ;)
     
  6. slammer_JvA

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    Soooooo...it's the other way around for a change, huh? :eek:
    Now that will be a major upset .... :rolleyes: :cool:

    cheers friend,
    slam :D
     
  7. snowbound

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    Why do we even bother. :rolleyes:



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  8. INTOXSICKATED

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    here you go snowbound, sign the petition ! :D
     
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    Signed and delivered. ;) :D


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  10. dog

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    Hehehehe ... Actually it really isn't a bad deal Snowy. We sacrifice an hour each spring, to enjoy more of the sun during the summer (positive), then come the fall we get rewarded again for our sacrifice, and our deposit is returned in full (double positive), giving us an extra hour of beauty rest, which everyone could use anyway (triple positive). :p

    I think it's a steal :) when you look at it that way. :D

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    Ahh Dog, u find the best in everything. ;) :D



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  12. bigbuck

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    That's all well and good, but my curtains are starting to fade! :D
     
  13. Infinity

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    In other words: you just want someone to do this *for* you :D
     
  14. bigbuck

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    Don't laugh too much Inf.....A well known 'old' politician over here once commented publicly about "daylight saving & fading curtains"....BS would remember......JBP
     
  15. Infinity

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    I don't know anything about this...and I don't want to get involved into something that could be ending in me and washing off the curtains :D
     
  16. Blackspear

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    Indeed I do, besides which we have too much sunshine down here, you lot are only getting our shadows ;) :D
     
  17. bigbuck

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    :D :D :D It's got nothing to do with washing curtains Inf.....it's all that extra sun shining on them! :D :D :D
     
  18. Infinity

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    :) ohhh OK, no prbs...yeaahhh
     
  19. MikeBCda

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    What was really interesting about the change from standard to daylight time (or back again in the fall) was when I was driving taxi weekends. This is a fairly good-sized town, maybe 250,000 pop. with 3 cab companies totalling nearly 200 cars all together.

    Officially the change-over is at 2 AM, but that wreaks havoc with any company working 24 hours. So eventually all 3 companies decided the most practical thing to do was to change over at 5 AM, when the last of the "evening" cars had called it a night and the day cars weren't out yet, and only a few night-shift cars were on the road.

    Slightly off-topic, but another interesting custom related to taxis here -- each company typically has about 25 or 30 different overlapping shifts daily, designed to put the peak number of cars on the road late afternoon and early evening, and the fewest in the wee hours of Sunday night. "Good morning" is the greeting when you start your shift, no matter what time of day or night, and "goodnight" when you end it.
     
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    Nice solution. :)
    :D Yep.
    Funny; that's universal, obviously. Overhere it's likewise!
    Very nice story, Mike, and I can relate: cabbie myself :)
    Actually, just coming home from a Easter-sunday nightshift.
    Sadly, last Saturday I couldn't benefit from daylightsavings...I was free from work, drinking downtown .... :doubt:

    Ah well... sleepingtime at 8:30 am....Slammer says

    [MOVE]GOODNIGHT y'all :D[/MOVE]
     
  21. MikeBCda

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    Next morning I reread this, and realized there's a possible alternative way to take it.

    Can you imagine trying to get insurance -- or your rates, if you succeeded -- if you somehow managed to "total" 200 cars?? :cool: :D
     
  22. INTOXSICKATED

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    for those of us that it applies to, did you remember to set your clocks forward? happy hour started one hour earlier and i missed :mad: it!
     
  23. Rita

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    I'll sign--you get used to one time then it changes and you'r on an uneven keel for at least two weeks :rolleyes:
     
  24. wildman

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    :mad: I do not like this messing with the clock thing. How did Arizona, Hawaii an parts of Indiana get away with out having to mess with it? I want to follow their example, anyone know how to accomplish this? Hey lets sign the petition drive to abolish this outdated practice, or start one of our own. (Not comfortable giving out personal information to an unknown WEB cite).

    Thanks
    Wildman
    :( :eek:
     
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  25. INTOXSICKATED

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    here you go wildman, sign the petition ! :D
     
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