What a waste of TIME!

OR IS IT????

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27/10/2010 at 14:36

Forumites the clocks and your watches go back one hour at  2 am on Sunday 31st October, 2010.  So you can get an extra hour in your warm bed.

Twice a year in the UK we change our clocks, on the last Sunday in March we go one hour forward

and the last Sunday in October we go one hour backwards.

What is the POINT?

27/10/2010 at 14:42

Totally irrelevant, but when I searched for Runnersworld on the Yahoo search engine thingy one of the options that came up as I was typing was Karen Samuel Runnersworld

Extra hour in bed on Sunday... Woohoo!!!  Boo hiss to it being dark when I go out for my run after work...

27/10/2010 at 14:46

For 2011:  The clocks will change SUNDAY  27th MARCH  and 30th OCTOBER

For 2012:  The clocks will change SUNDAY 25th MARCH and 28th OCTOBER

         

27/10/2010 at 14:49

I must make a note of that in my diary...

27/10/2010 at 14:51

CazSoul,

What are you talking about???

27/10/2010 at 14:56
A poll conducted for the Mayor of London revealed that 60 per cent of Londoners hate the clocks be moved back! 
27/10/2010 at 14:57

This should keep you busy > http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~jsm28/british-time/

 As for the reasons behind the actual date the clocks go forward / back....

...the period beginning at one o'clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in March and ending at one o'clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in October.

27/10/2010 at 14:57

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

27/10/2010 at 15:01

I did say it was totally irrelevant, do you not understand what that means??  Seeing another post from you reminded me about the Yahoo search thingy...

Unless you mean the Woohoo extra hour in bed bit, in which case as the clocks go back 10am will become 9am so I can stay in bed for longer...  And running in the dark after work, 6pm will become 5pm so when I go out at what will be 6pm it would be 7pm if the clocks hadn't changed by which time its dark.

Kryten    pirate
27/10/2010 at 15:01
Before the steam train was invented the time was different in different towns and cities.
27/10/2010 at 15:02
Apparently the UK has been moving the clock forwards and backwards since 21st May 1916
AndrewSmith    pirate
27/10/2010 at 15:05

Why don't they just change it half an hour and then leave it alone!!

Seemples!!

http://www.eclipseprint.org.uk/images/Alexander_the_Meerkat.jpg

gingerfurball    pirate
27/10/2010 at 15:12

I remember one year in my childhood that they experimented and didn't change the clocks one year and I remember my dad walking me to school in the pitch dark - so it's probably not all that irrelevant.

(I've just googled this to see if it was true and I'm not having some kind of brain spasm -it did happen it was in 1978 or 1979)

AndrewSmith    pirate
27/10/2010 at 15:17
So why don't they just change it half an hour and leave it alone!
27/10/2010 at 15:17
Karen Samuel wrote (see)

CazSoul,

What are you talking about???

...anyone see the irony in this?
27/10/2010 at 15:20

I like the clocks changing. No real reason to like it but I do.

27/10/2010 at 15:23

Tons of countries do the same, its really no big deal.

27/10/2010 at 15:23

Apparently there are advantages for changing the clock backwards and forwards

Here are few:-  Less road incidents/Less fatality

                            Farmers and certain workers can work longer during the day time

                            Use of less of electricity

                          

27/10/2010 at 15:26
NIckL - Yes, yes I can
27/10/2010 at 15:27
Google is wonderful isn't it........
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