Nov 06, 2011 08:37 AM|gerrylowry|LINK
Hi Hans ... no, it's not a time zone problem ... its a time shift problem ...
The yearly end of daylight saving time involves setting clocks back one hour ... many clocks (computers, cell phones, et cetera) will reset automatically because they are programmed to do that.
Typically, one sets ones clocks back at 02:00 which means that the hour between 01:00 and 02:00 repeats itself when the clocks are set back in autumn ... the saying is "Spring forward, Fall back"; practically, people either set their clocks back when they
go to bed or when they get up the following morning in the fall. The changing of the clocks usually is sheduled for 02:00 on a Sunday to minimize chaos. If it were done at 02:00 on a Monday, in the Spring, many people would be an hour late for work
and in the Fall, many people would be an hour early for work.
imho, we are smart enough to not require Daylight Saving Time but it was a silly plan designed to save electricity by giving farmers an extra hour of sunlight during the Spring through Fall crop growing season ... Saskatchewan farmers are smarter, they know
when to get up an when to go to bed.
Europe can be confusing, especially in the Spring, when some countries use DST and others do not.
Microsoft has programmed Windows to change the time automatically. If the DST start and end dates change, the new dates are updated via the Windows update feature (unless it has been turned off).