Microsoft Issues Warning On Daylight-Saving Time

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  1. ronjor

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  2. Peter2150

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    Thanks for the heads up, Ron. Sounds like a basket full of Joy
     
  3. Old Monk

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    Now that is funny :D
     
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    Admittedly my (wall) calendar must have been printed long before year-end and therefore might not be up to date on recent changes. But it's showing the new EDT starting date for the U.S. and the old date for here in Canada, implying that Canada has not yet decided to follow the lead of the U.S (or, of course, just got bogged down in red tape trying to follow).

    If the U.S. and Canada do in fact change to daylight time on different dates (from each other) this year, will my system be able to cope? I did install that Win patch a while back covering the change, on the assumption that both countries would make the switch together.

    I checked Control Panel/Time & Date, to see if there were now separate time zones for Eastern (U.S.) and Eastern (Canada), which would be the obvious way to handle it, but it's still U.S.-and-Canada.
     
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    Looks like the U.S. and Canada change times together.

    http://www.timetemperature.com/tzca/daylight_saving_time_canada.shtml
     
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    from the safety of their Y2K bomb shelter valiantly fending off the jumbojets falling from the sky and the zombie hordes loose in the cataclysmic dark with nothing but their high school fencing foil. :p

    alas, just a well deserved riposte in search of an article commentary section :rolleyes:

    funny how this issue seems to have caught them napping :cautious:
     
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    Thanks, Ron. It stands to reason that Canada would have to follow suit, but it's been very quiet this side of the border about what's happening here.
     
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    We Added daylight savings here in Western Australia just a few months ago, at first the Computer didnt recognize the change, but Microsoft issued a fix, but On Vista there is no fix for this yet :(
     
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    If I remember right. we did this once before a number of years ago for a year, before the complaining of Mothers made them change it back to the old way. It seemed that Mothers were sending their kids out to get the school bus in the pitch dark. I thought it was great. :isay:
     
  10. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    What's so special about daylight saving time?
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    Hello,
    I was thinking more along MS, computers.... special warning.... what for?
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    Daylight saving time will start on March 11th this year and henceforth. MS issued a fix in an update this week so your computer adjusts to the new date. Now we can watch it snow for an additional hour.:D
     
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    I don't use my PC for any reminder functions nor are there any critical time related processes on my PCs. If the date/time stamp is wrong on the files, that is no big deal. The additional sunlight hours in the evening was meant to save on energy so that electrical devices would need to be turned on for fewer hours. Of course, that meant the sun rose later, but most people are used to waking up in pitch darkness anyway. :D The expansion of DST to November was probably added because of lobbying by the candy industry. They wanted the kids to have more daylight to go trick or treating and force the adults to buy more candy. :p
     
  15. Howard Kaikow

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    Take a look at MSFT KB articles 914387 and 221542 and 928388.
     
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    Novell Issues Daylight-Saving Time Warning And Update Utility
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  17. ErikAlbert

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    I never liked that Daylight-Saving Time, because
    1. it doesn't adjust my biological clock.
    2. it never saved on energy, which was the basic purpose of the Daylight-Saving Time.
    3. radio-controlled clocks aren't adjusted immediately and I have three of them, that happens much later, usually the next day, because nobody wants to change that broadcasting atomic clock after midnight in his pyjamas.
    4. my mobile phone isn't even radio-controlled and needs to be adjusted manually. How is THAT possible in the year 2007 After Christ.
     
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    Don't you mean... "How is THAT possible in the year 2007 Anno Domini (A.D.)", which means 'in the year of our Lord'
     
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    Not everyone in the world uses AD. English-spoken do.
     
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    Yes A.D. is the right abbreviation, but I didn't use A.C. either :D
    I translated it from the dutch expression "Na Christus" (Na = After, Christus = Christ).
    But in spite of all the technology, I still have to adjust the time in my mobile phone MANUALLY, while my watch, which is alot smaller, doesn't need to be adjusted.
    This is a ridiculous and unacceptable situation. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    For once we are in total agreement!

    -HandsOff
     
  22. JerryM

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    Change in Time?

    I keep hearing that there are potential problems when the time changes from daylight saving time early this year. What are the problems, and it would seem that the software folks could head it off if it really is a problem?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Hello,
    All this fuss... just don't sync your time. Adjust it manually. Problem solved.
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