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Message 1344493 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 10:31:20 UTC

Now that we have electricty why dont they leave the damn time alone? I allways thought it was a stupid idea.


We have DST in the UK basically to stop schoolkids having to go to school in the dark in the mornings, or home in the afternoon in the dark. This is to reduce the accident rate. When they tried to change that last year with the Daylight Savings Bill, it got filibustered in parliament by the Scots, who claimed it would endanger Kids lives.

Any way if we didn't have electricity, we would all be watching television by candlelight :-)

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Message 1344543 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 13:45:04 UTC - in response to Message 1344493.

Now that we have electricty why dont they leave the damn time alone? I allways thought it was a stupid idea.


We have DST in the UK basically to stop schoolkids having to go to school in the dark in the mornings, or home in the afternoon in the dark. This is to reduce the accident rate. When they tried to change that last year with the Daylight Savings Bill, it got filibustered in parliament by the Scots, who claimed it would endanger Kids lives.

Any way if we didn't have electricity, we would all be watching television by candlelight :-)


No electricity, no tv...
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Message 1344562 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 14:46:00 UTC

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Message 1344600 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 15:54:45 UTC - in response to Message 1344543.

Now that we have electricty why dont they leave the damn time alone? I allways thought it was a stupid idea.


We have DST in the UK basically to stop schoolkids having to go to school in the dark in the mornings, or home in the afternoon in the dark. This is to reduce the accident rate. When they tried to change that last year with the Daylight Savings Bill, it got filibustered in parliament by the Scots, who claimed it would endanger Kids lives.

Any way if we didn't have electricity, we would all be watching television by candlelight :-)


No electricity, no tv...

Who told you that. Surely you have observed that electronics stop working when the smoke is released, therefore electronics must work on smoke;-)

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Message 1344602 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 15:56:05 UTC

That is just another screen ...

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Message 1344607 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 16:03:25 UTC - in response to Message 1344602.

That is just another screen ...

I know, grandad taught me to hide behind them.

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Message 1344623 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 16:38:24 UTC

In my day it was in the wardrobe ...

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Message 1344662 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 18:18:45 UTC - in response to Message 1344623.

In my day it was in the wardrobe ...

Sorry the costume isn't available in your size... ;)

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Message 1344664 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 18:20:13 UTC

That wasn't why I was hiding in there Vic .......

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Message 1344669 - Posted: 9 Mar 2013, 18:32:27 UTC - in response to Message 1344664.
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Well if that don't warm Ya up on a cold morning, nothing will. ;)

Whatever, doesn't matter to Me, Yer still a friend to Me that I've never met and probably never will either.
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Message 1345192 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 4:33:22 UTC - in response to Message 1344346.

If it wasn't for this thread I may very well have ended up at work late on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks :-)

You're welcome.

I had to change two clocks in the house and the one in the car, plus the cordless phone/answering machine on the landline*. The cell phone and cable box/DVR take care of themselves. I still need to change my DSLR and video cameras.

*I'm not that much of a Luddite. My landline is a magicJack and the cordless phone also connects to my cell via bluetooth so I can leave the cell plugged in while I'm home.

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Message 1345195 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 4:59:53 UTC - in response to Message 1345192.

If it wasn't for this thread I may very well have ended up at work late on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks :-)

You're welcome.

I had to change two clocks in the house and the one in the car, plus the cordless phone/answering machine on the landline*. The cell phone and cable box/DVR take care of themselves. I still need to change my DSLR and video cameras.

*I'm not that much of a Luddite. My landline is a magicJack and the cordless phone also connects to my cell via bluetooth so I can leave the cell plugged in while I'm home.

I still have the litterbox and the car, I'll get the car when I drive it next.
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Message 1345201 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 5:18:10 UTC - in response to Message 1344416.

I agree DLST sucks.


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Message 1345369 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 16:23:16 UTC

I live at 43 degrees north latitude. In the winter the high school kids are in the dark. We had been a few weeks into where they had daylight but turning the clocks ahead they are back in the dark for a few more weeks.

Plus I get some more driving into the rising sun. Thats allways fun.

And as for farmers, Most I ever knew got up at dawn and worked till dusk. They could have cared less about DST. Cows need to be milked regardless of what the clock said.
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Message 1345443 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 18:17:05 UTC - in response to Message 1345369.

I live at 43 degrees north latitude. In the winter the high school kids are in the dark. We had been a few weeks into where they had daylight but turning the clocks ahead they are back in the dark for a few more weeks.

Plus I get some more driving into the rising sun. Thats allways fun.

And as for farmers, Most I ever knew got up at dawn and worked till dusk. They could have cared less about DST. Cows need to be milked regardless of what the clock said.


Oh, yeah, I-81 old Route 17, driving into the morning sun in the Syracuse or Binghamton area was a real blast.

A little west (still in NYS), in winter, sunrise at about 7a, kids furthest out in the district would be getting on the bus at right about that time. There were no long waits in total darkness.

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Message 1345444 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 18:18:20 UTC

Off to work for me in just a few minutes.
Dang, I want that hour back.
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Message 1345509 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 19:56:35 UTC - in response to Message 1345195.

I still have the litterbox and the car, I'll get the car when I drive it next.

Your litterbox has a clock? Even for an automatic one, why?

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Message 1345517 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 20:12:38 UTC - in response to Message 1345509.
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I still have the litterbox and the car, I'll get the car when I drive it next.

Your litterbox has a clock? Even for an automatic one, why?

It's a Littermaid Elite Mega, the rake will sweep the deposits into the bin after 10 minutes, that's why there is a clock I'd guess, otherwise I don't know. This is of Grace when She was a bit younger and yes the rake has an extra 8oz added to it so that the rake will work correctly, the black rake shown has less weight added as it was an experiment that showed that I needed more weight, 8oz works pretty good after almost 3 years with no problems, I posted this Here almost 3 years ago...

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Message 1345563 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 21:31:57 UTC

Only our Vic could post a lapsed frame montage of an automatic cat litter tray!!!

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Message 1345565 - Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 21:35:45 UTC

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