Clocks go back this weekend

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Clocks go back this weekend

Postby Kamisiana » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:48 am


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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby Jeffstclair » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:35 pm

I'm setting mine to 1972 ...was a great year...if I remember correctly ....

scooby

Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby scooby » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:25 pm

Jeffstclair wrote:I'm setting mine to 1972 ...was a great year...if I remember correctly ....

Yes the year before we joined the common market (as it was) :wink:

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby Jeffstclair » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:04 pm

Yeah I guess so but as I said I don't remember very clearly Scooby , I was having too much fun :D

scooby

Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby scooby » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:21 pm

Jeffstclair wrote:Yeah I guess so but as I said I don't remember very clearly Scooby , I was having too much fun :D

Yes me too! 1974 to 1984 were a blur.

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby paul g » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:38 pm

is this the last one?

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby Clio » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:36 am

Last clock? Last weekend?

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby Kilkis » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:58 am

I think Paul is referring to the proposal in the EU to end daylight saving time. Under that proposal each member state would have to decide what to do by April 2020. I'm not sure what the latest status is. Logically it would be better to have DST all year but specific groups always lobby against this idea.

Warwick

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby Houmeri91 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:28 pm

According to the BBC will be implemented in 2021 see attached link BBC .Will be either implemented in March or October 2021 depending on what the Greek Government decides whether to use Day Light Saving Time ( Summer Time ) or Eastern European Time i.e. Winter Time !

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47704345

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby paul g » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:51 pm

so if different EU members decide on different options it could be chaos :lol:

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby mouche » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:53 am

paul g wrote:so if different EU members decide on different options it could be chaos :lol:


What's the time right now in London, Berlin and Athens?

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby Kilkis » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:45 am

Most of us tend to live our lives by clock time not solar time. Again for most of us our waking hours are not distributed equally about clock noon, e.g. up to six hours before clock noon and up to twelve hours after. Daylight is equally divided about solar noon. If we wish to make maximum use of whatever daylight is available it makes no sense at all to align clock noon with solar noon, which is what happens currently in winter. There is an argument for permanently having double summer time all year round but at least a one hour shift forward for the whole year.

I don't recall there being chaos before the EU standardised daylight saving time across the EU and, since they are now abandoning that standardisation, I presume there has been no significant, demonstrable benefit from doing it.

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby mouche » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:36 pm

It was introduced in 1916 by Germany and Austria in order to save fuel/energy. Estimates in the USA from 2005 indicates a saving of 0.02% in the use of electricity but this is probable even lower today with the introduction of ledlights most places.

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Re: Clocks go back this weekend

Postby peebee » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:30 pm

Kilkis wrote:Most of us tend to live our lives by clock time not solar time.
Warwick

I live by feline time, when they jump on my head, I get up.


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