Did you know--Daylight Saving time will arrive a little earlier this year????

Daylight saving time - Like many countries in the world, the US changes it clocks by an hour in the spring and autumn.
@mzbubblie (3840)
United States
February 14, 2007 12:31pm CST
I was looking online just now and found this article. I'm one of those people that look forward to April's daylight saving time change. That also let's me know warmer weather is right around the corner.. :) Well, if you didn't know, This year daylight saving time arrives a little earlier this year. March 11, 2007 and will stay a little later also, Until November 4, 2007. It's bringing a problem along with it that could affect everything from stock trades to airline schedules to your Blackberry... Software created before the law mandating the change passed in 2005 is set to automatically advance its timekeeping by one hour on the first Sunday in April, not the second Sunday in March. Congress decided that more early evening daylight would translate into energy savings. The result is a glitch reminiscent of the Y2K bug, when cataclysmic crashes were feared if the computers interpreted the year 2000 as 1900 and couldn't reconcile time apprearing to move backwards. If banks and other institutions aren't properly prepared, automatic stock trades reportedly might happen at the wrong hour, buildings that unlock at a certain time could stay shut, and airline flight schdules could be scrambled. For the three weeks this March and April, Microsoft Corp. warns that users of its calendar programs "should view any appointments...as suspect until they communicate with all meeting invitees: That's because Outlook may not work the way users expect it to. The problem won't show up only in computers. It will affect plenty of non-networked devices that store the time and automatically adjust for daylight saving, like some digital watches and clocks. But in those instances the result will be a nuisance. (adjust the time manually, or wait 3 weeks) rather than something that might throw a wrench in the works. Now with that all being said, Did you know that daylight saving time was going to be here next month? What do you think might happen? What are your thoughts.... Please share...
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I didn't know about this so thank you for the information. As for daylight savings time......I hate to spring forward! I don't mind falling back LOL I just wish we could keep the clocks the same year round and not have to deal with our body clocks making an adjustment twice a year.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I like spring forward I love the bright evening times..lol...But I do hate the darkness commuting home...I believe the midwest stays the same and never change...
@Kaldonya (278)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I must be out of the loop these days. I had not realized that the times were going to change in March and November rather than April and October. That will seem weird. But on the same hand....(where we live) I am really looking forward to the extra hour of daylight in the evenings. I do not like it when it gets dark earlier. The downfall is that my two little ones go to sleep MUCH easier when it's darker though. So there are ups and downs for us. Interesting though that they decided to change it after all these years..
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I know, interesting huh? Yes, I don't think alot of people know and you know the media won't bring it up until the last minute to give everyone a heads up. I was shocked when I saw this myself...
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I had absolutely no clue about this! I'm so used to the time changes being in April and October that it's going to be really, really weird having them be a month early and a month late this year! I'm really glad that you warned me, because there are usually ways that I remember the April/October combination, and it would have really thrown me if i hadn't heard! It's nice to be warned early, lol! Thanks! ^_^
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
14 Feb 07
hehehe I stumbled across this myself...lol I'm pretty sure as the time gets closer the media will focus on the time change thing. I have to wonder if all our technology devices are able to take all these worldly changes..lol... Thank you for responding Ms Wolf :)
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
27 Feb 07
daylight saving doens't effect me here so to me I guess it is not really a big deal. the only way I know that daylight saving has gone into affect is that the tv shows I watch are on at a different time, but we don't have to change out clocks or anything, and it is only non local shows that have time chages. I am not sure about the issues with clocks, computers and such. I'm not sure if my stuff will realize that we live where daylight savings doesn't change anythign for us. It will be interesting to see just how much stuf statrs to go wiggy.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I know I'm the same way...I wonder what going to happen, but you know there are tons of people testing out things just incase...Oh well we shall see... thank you for responding
• United States
27 Feb 07
I didn't know about that. That is an interesting article. I don't really know what will happen. There was a big deal with Y2K but everything turned out ok with that so hopefully everything will turn out fine with this.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Yeah that's what I'm thinking also...Even my job is sending out notices already for us..lol..But you know people will be on pins and needles until that day hit
@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
I have no clue about it either. DST is maybe in effect only in your country or place. If this is also be in our country, I would know. BTW, you are right, it will affect the general public and business. But I guess they can easily cope up with it.
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
11 Mar 07
well they are all freaking out now trying to make sure nothing happens since it's earlier this year...