RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 548 views POST REPLY
HomeOff Topics › UK hour change
10-30-2006 12:13 AM  11 years agoPost 1
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Who thinks this is Ok, and who things this a real pain in the ass.
Me thinks pain in the ass.

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 12:59 AM  11 years agoPost 2
9387ASH

rrElite Veteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

<--------------- Thinks its the best thing since sliced bread !!

wibble wibble

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:00 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

why ?

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:01 AM  11 years agoPost 4
9387ASH

rrElite Veteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

cos I get an extra hour in bed !!

(And after spending most of yesterday digging up tree stumps and roots on a very steep slope to put in a fence, I bl@@dy needed it !!)

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:14 AM  11 years agoPost 5
GimbalFan (RIP)

rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

In most of the places where it's observed the socio-economic conditions that prompted the practice in the first place no longer can justify it.

There's talk in The States of ending DST. I hope they do. The sun doesn't give a damn what the clocks say. Changing clocks twice a year is just plain wacky!

If a business or institution still has issues that are sunlight-related, they could simply adjust their OWN schedules rather than change ALL the damn clocks.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:17 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I didn't realise this hour change thing was also practiced in the states. Bananas.

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:17 AM  11 years agoPost 7
GimbalFan (RIP)

rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

When did it start over there?

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:18 AM  11 years agoPost 8
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

at the dawn of time

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:20 AM  11 years agoPost 9
9387ASH

rrElite Veteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I do believe it started during the First World War ( p.s. that's 1914 - 1918 for the US peeps! )

hehehehe


PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:21 AM  11 years agoPost 10
GimbalFan (RIP)

rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Here's the Wikepedia slant.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:22 AM  11 years agoPost 11
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Yup, farming prectices have since changed somewhat which renders this hour change thing redundent.

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 01:22 AM  11 years agoPost 12
9387ASH

rrElite Veteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

"Daylight Saving Time, or Summer Time as it is known in Britain, was invented by William Willett (1857 - 1915), who was a London builder living in Petts Wood in Kent. In 1907 he circulated a pamphlet to many Members of Parliament, town councils, businesses and other organisations, he outlined that for nearly half the year the sun shines upon the land for several hours each day while we are asleep, and is rapidly nearing the horizon, having already passed its western limit, when we reach home from work before it is over.

His proposal was to improve health and happiness by advancing the clocks twenty minutes on each of four Sundays in April, and by reversing this idea by the same amount on four Sundays in September. He reckoned that it would not only improve health and Happiness but it would save the country £2 1/2 million pounds, that was also taking into account the loss of earnings to the producers of artificial light.

Though the scheme was ridiculed and met with considerable opposition a Daylight Saving Bill was introduced in 1909, though it met with no success before war broke out.

In April, 1916, Daylight Saving Time was introduced as a wartime measure of economy, not only in Britain but, within a week or so, in nearly all countries, both allied and enemy. Sadly, William had died the previous year so never saw his idea put into effect.

Most countries abandoned Daylight Saving Time after the war had finished , most reintroduced it eventually, and some even began to keep it throughout the year.

In 1968 to 1971 Britain tried the experiment of keeping BST - to be called British Standard Time - throughout the year, largely for commercial reasons because Britain would then conform to the time kept by other European Countries. This was not good for the school children of Scotland as it meant they had to always go to School in the dark. The experiment was eventually abandoned in 1972, Britain has kept GMT in winter and BST in summer."

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 08:10 AM  11 years agoPost 13
Mr Fluffy

rrApprentice

Last train to transcendental

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Personally I hate it. It Never used to bother me, but now I have an 11 month old daughter it's a royal Pain In The Ass. It throws her routine out for a week and I'm left with a grumpy baby for the duration.



of course it's the same helicopter love. Would I lie to you ?

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 08:14 AM  11 years agoPost 14
GimbalFan (RIP)

rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Mr Fluffy, maybe a Quadruple Bypass Burger (puree'd of course) would calm her down?

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 08:15 AM  11 years agoPost 15
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Mac_Man - thank you for your interesting and informative illumination

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 08:20 AM  11 years agoPost 16
9387ASH

rrElite Veteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thou art most welcome young sir, oh the joys of the search engines !!

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 08:43 AM  11 years agoPost 17
Bad Karma

rrVeteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The government is now being pressured by groups like the RAC and the AA, among others to permanently move the clocks forward two hours in the summer from what they are normally, and move them an hour back (from the two hour move forwards) in the winter.

If they get it done, it will be about midnight in the summer when things start getting dark, and about an hour later than it was a few days ago when things start getting dark at this time of year.

So more flying

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 09:02 AM  11 years agoPost 18
NZ_Neil

rrVeteran

Auckland, New Zealand

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

New Zealand & Australia
BTW New Zealand & most of Australia practice it, its just turned to "Summer Time" here in NZ and its great having more daylight.

I would love it to move two hours and not just one hour.

Regards
Neil Harker

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 09:48 AM  11 years agoPost 19
9387ASH

rrElite Veteran

UK

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

God help us if the Govt gets involved !!! It would end up with so many sub-committees, quango's, feasibility studies and in about 10 years time and after spending stupid amounts of money will suddenly realise that they were researching the wrong thing !

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
10-30-2006 03:09 PM  11 years agoPost 20
lucidretro

rrNovice

wolverhampton

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

my son woke up in amsterdam yesterday panicing and shouting to his friends "quick we only have an hour to pack and check out" his friends were laughing going "chill out dude,look at the clock outside" lucky the towns folk had changed the towns clock.
lmao.

wendy

Proud To Be A Heli Widow

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 548 views POST REPLY
HomeOff Topics › UK hour change
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 5  Topic Subscribe

Thursday, October 18 - 12:25 am - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

The RC discussion world needs to consolidate. RR is now one choice for that. Its software is cutting edge. It hosts on-topic advertising. Help RR increase traffic buy making suggestions, posting in RR's new areas (sites) and by spreading the word.

The RunRyder Difference

• Category system to allow Rep/Vendor postings.
• Classifieds with sold (hidden) category.
• Classifieds with separate view new.
• Answer PMs offsite via email reply.
• Member gallery photos with advanced scripting.
• Gallery photo viewer integrated into postings.
• Highly refined search with advanced back end.
• Hosts its own high end fast response servers.
• Hosts thousands of HD event coverage videos.
• Rewrote entire code base with latest technology.
• No off-topic (annoying) click bait advertising.
Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online