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does anybody know Daytime savings issue which is going to happen in 2007 march?

Pras Tiwari
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Hello everyone,

Now a days I can see on most of the websited regarding Daytime savings/daylight saving time issue which is going to happen in 2007 march. What is meaning of daylight saving time here & why it is done? Any specific reasons?

Reply anybody if possible.

Thank you.
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Sundar Murthi
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Day light saving time depends on country and its natural support of sun light.

Do you mean its going to be happen in 2007 in INDIA?
David O'Meara
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We change our clocks an hour backwards.
Pras Tiwari
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thank you for your replies.
I just googled & i found some interesting information about it. Whether to move forward or backward the clock depends on the coountry you live. It generally refers to delaying moring by an hour to better utilize the day light.
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yeah it means there is an acute power shortage in the country and all of us need to save electricity and because of this, all the servers in our country would be shut downed for a month


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all the servers in our country would be shut downed for a month


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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
We change our clocks an hour backwards.


In March?
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Originally posted by Ryan McGuire:


In March?


Those devious Australians, doing things backwards to everybody else...


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In the US, the dates of then we move our clocks forward and back are changing next year. So like instead of moving our clocks forward an hour in April of 2007, it is now going to occur in March. And instead of moving back an hour in October, it will happen in November.

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Ryan McGuire
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Originally posted by Paul Sturrock:

Those devious Australians, doing things backwards to everybody else...


Ahhh, it's all clear to me now.
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
In the US, the dates of then we move our clocks forward and back are changing next year...

And here is a description of the issue.


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And aylight_savings_time_world.png" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">this world map is interesting too.
[ December 14, 2006: Message edited by: marc weber ]
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oh great :roll:

So not only does soem of the world decide to observe DST and some not - meaning time difference between 2 places varies depending on time of year but NOW we cant even rely on a set date for when seasons change... So time differences are much more complicated to work out.

I still dont see why we cant all use the same timezone... I'm perfectly happy to go to work at 23:00GMT just after sunrise and go home again at 08:00GMT just before sunset... and then we wouldnt have to look at a calendar to determine what the time was in other places... :roll:

ANYWAY - is the reason for the change just naive isolationism - or is it an evil plan to try and boost the worlds IT industry through emergency re-work(like Y2K stuff) and thus help bouy up the US economy? I cannot for the life of me see why anyone would think deviating from a well defined global standard would be a *good* idea?!
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Yep, I'm all for using GMT. Or millis since 1970/01/01. Or at least for using stable timezones that ignore this DST nonsense. As for not being able to agree on when seasons start, well that's always going to work out differently for northern & southern hemispheres. Unless one half redefines summer as the cold season, etc. At least there are good reasons for that difference in perspective. The DST stuff is just man-made BS with no good reason for it.


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Alan Wanwierd
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As for not being able to agree on when seasons start, well that's always going to work out differently for northern & southern hemispheres.


Hemispheres dont enter into it! Clocks in Europe and Australia change at the same time - Last weekend in March and the last weekend in October, everyone knows it and its easy to remember (although still confusing occassionaly for those of us who live near a border of DST/nonDST states!). To change clocks at different times of the year depending on where you are is ludicrous.

We here in the Southern hemisphere seem to manage talking about "summer" and "winter" without any confusion so long as the "northern hemisphere" decsriptor is added before talking about non-local seasons!.
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Originally posted by Adrian Wallace:


Hemispheres dont enter into it! Clocks in Europe and Australia change at the same time - Last weekend in March and the last weekend in October, everyone knows it and its easy to remember (although still confusing occassionaly for those of us who live near a border of DST/nonDST states!). To change clocks at different times of the year depending on where you are is ludicrous.

We here in the Southern hemisphere seem to manage talking about "summer" and "winter" without any confusion so long as the "northern hemisphere" decsriptor is added before talking about non-local seasons!.



Ummm, that is exactly what this thread is about, there will now be a difference, and hemisphere's will play a part. because it is not longer a 6 months one way and the other 6 months the other way, it is more like 8 months one way and 4 months the other, not that extreme but close.

Personally I think it is time to get rid of changing clocks at all at anytime.

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[Adrian]: Hemispheres dont enter into it!

Of course they do. You were talking about when seasons change. Is August in Summer or Winter? Or are you trying to say that we humans impose additional (and unnecessary) rules on top of this, and that's what you're really complaining about? I'd certainly agree with the latter.

On the other hand, the following retroactively-edited query is pure BS: "is the reason for the change just naive isolationism - or is it an evil plan to try and boost the worlds IT industry through emergency re-work(like Y2K stuff) and thus help bouy up the US economy?" Come on, just last year the stupid & inane DST changes came from Australia only, with little advance warning and no external influence. Well, might have been influenced by the Olympics, but not the US IT industry. DST is a shared stupidity; don't try to blame the US only. And please don't bring politics into this thread where it's not needed. Never assume malice where stupidity will suffice.
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Just what is the point of changing the clocks several times a year? Why not just keep them the same time all year round? I've heard several reasons, and none of them seem to justify the craziness. Imagine that we live in a world where daylight savings schemes never happened, but some people are campaigning for them. Would the following reasons be enough to persuade you that it's a good idea?

* It helps farmers work longer in the daylight

* Less children get run over on the way to/from school because it is lighter

* Some electricity is saved as people spend less time in the dark

What a load of rubbish. We go through the hassle of having everyone change their clocks (and lots of programmers fiddle around with date/time programmes) just for that?

Why can't farmers just get out of bed at a different time if they don't like the dark? Rather then change the clocks, why don't schools have different timetables in winter and summer (or we could install better street lighting)? I'm not even sure the third reason is that valid - if I had more darkness in the morning, it would be countered by less in the evening, so I'd probably just use the same amount of electricity anyway.

We go through all this nonsense every year, but there doesn't seem a good justification for it.


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