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Yes, it is Daylight Saving Time (DST) once again and I am still advocating a compromise of 1/2 time -- turn the clocks ahead 1/2 hour in the Spring (even though March 11 is a bit ahead of Spring) and then leave them alone! 

As M3 Sweatt notes in Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States: Prepare to Spring Forward and lose some sleep – Satisfy Me,
--- Quote ---there is only one “S” in the term “Daylight Savings Time.
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That's correct.  It is "Saving" not "SavingS". 

Since I doubt the powers that be will adopt my 1/2-time suggestion, I agree with M3 Sweatt that we should do away with the changes and remain on daylight saving time as discussed by Angela Chen in We should keep Daylight Savings Time forever.

As to adjustments to your computer, smart phone, cable/satellite service, etc. nothing is needed on your part.  Electric alarm clocks, stove, microwave and other "non-smart" devices need to be set ahead one hour.  I always "make the rounds" an hour or so before going to bed so I can start the mental process of adjusting to the time change.

What are your thoughts about the time change?

By the way, if you notice that the forum time does not match the correct current time, it can be changed on your profile.

At the top of the forum, click "Profile".  Under "Modify Profile" select "Look and Layout".  Click "auto detect", scroll to the bottom of the age and click "Change profile".

The "time" is just a convenient way of coordinating with the rest of the world.

As a retiree, I just get up when I'm rested, eat when I'm hungry, and go to bed when I'm tired.

When I was working, all my employers were running 24/7 operations. My hours were whatever it took to get the job done. With the exception of "meetings", if something had to be done, the time of day or night was irrelevant.

Having said that, I've already changed all the clocks in my home, except my wristwatch. I'll change that tomorrow. 

From my pugs:

''Summer Time'' as we call it, will be applied on the 25th of March in Europe. So the time difference between you and me will become smaller for a few days. I don't like the time change. Also I don't agree that we should keep DST forever. Most of the jobs start at 7:30 a.m. here, so people would have to get prepared in the darkness, having in mind that we are the the easternmost island in the Mediterranean.


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