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« on: 31.10. 2014 18:32 »
Is all of the UK in the same time zone, and that would be 8 hours ahead of Seattle  Wa. USA  time ????  Some one told me only 6 hrs difference, another said 8 hrs ????
Which is it, can some one clear this up for me please  ?

             THANKS MUCH BILL
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #1 on: 31.10. 2014 19:07 »
G'day Bill. London is 7 hours ahead of Seattle.
 It's lunch time Friday for you. I've just got up to go to work Saturday morn.
I often go here to check overseas times  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #2 on: 31.10. 2014 21:29 »

 I use timeanddate.com a lot too, has some interesting stuff on it- not much about bikes though...

  The last few cellphones I've had, have in their 'Clock Settings', a 'World Clock' function...? You can add a bunch of cities to the list
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #3 on: 31.10. 2014 22:53 »
Uhhh, Gents, it seems to me that we happen to be in a bit of a mystery period.  For about 36 hours (from the time I originally posted this) London (which exited Summer Time on 26 October) will be 7 hrs ahead of Seattle until the U.S. returns to Standard Time at 2:00 AM on Sunday morning, after which London will be 8 hrs ahead of Seattle.

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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #4 on: 01.11. 2014 01:47 »
Queensland rejected daylight saving in a state referendum.
We're not mugs, the extra daylight would have made our curtains fade.
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #5 on: 01.11. 2014 04:38 »

 but only in the afternoons...or is it the mornings.. *conf*...and it stuffs up the cows milking time... but only in the mornings-or is it the afternoons.. *conf* *conf*... *eek*....
 but in all fairness, there's a lot of difference in daylight hours between Hobart/Melbs/Syd., and Central/NW Qld, and not forgetting Bunbury/ Kalgoorlie<-> Cairns...

 I see what you mean Richard, I think I noted that very thing the other week when everyone changed up/down/forward/back- except us In sunny Qld, but; Re the Phone clocks,  the relevant times should update automatically....?
  Just need to keep it in mind about every six months
 
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #6 on: 01.11. 2014 06:50 »
Spring forward, Fall back - is how some of us the UK remember how to adjust the clocks for GMT/BST. It works provided a) you get the day right on which the change is made and b) you can remember that Fall is american for Autumn.
The argument for/against changing continues. Presently the road safety lobby favours lighter mornings, when the country starts its day. Personally I find the darker evenings depressing.
Still, when I retire I'll be able to set MY clocks to a time that suits my day. Or more likely set my day to suit me and ignore clocks most of the time.
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #7 on: 01.11. 2014 09:03 »
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Still, when I retire I'll be able to set MY clocks to a time that suits my day

except you'll find you need a longer day ;)

I'm with you on the for/against changing, I remember the last time they tried changing it, brought it back because the kids would be travelling in the dark of a morning, so now they travel in the dark of an evening/afternoon  *conf*.
Wasn't it a wartime thing to save electricity in factories, (which ran 24 hours in many cases) *doh*
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #8 on: 01.11. 2014 12:53 »
Personally I love day light savings... I'm a night owl..  Damm the curtains & cows...    *whistle*
It's still light till 9PM & able to go for a ride... & who in their right mind needs to get up at 4AM
just to watch the sun rise..   *eek*
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #9 on: 01.11. 2014 12:56 »
It's "Fall forward, spring back."

Everybody knows that!
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #10 on: 01.11. 2014 15:15 »
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It's "Fall forward, spring back." Everybody knows that!

Well it's Autumn (fall) and I just put all our clocks back last weekend.

Do you miss many appointment TT  *smile*
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #11 on: 01.11. 2014 16:59 »
Half an hour on Saturday night and half an hour on Sunday night is less of a shock.
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #12 on: 02.11. 2014 21:54 »
Some of you may have done this already, but if you are using windows, clicking on the clock in the below right corner opens your clock configuration window where you can add clocks from different time zones.
I have put Australian and American time so I can see who's having breakfast, and who's having supper... Made me notice some of you guys are realy early birds!
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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #13 on: 03.11. 2014 11:22 »
I'd kind of hoped that once we dumped the Scots the rest of us could move over to Central European time, but then they elected to stick with.

My thoughts were that for changing clocks we should do it at 13:00 on a Friday lunch time. One way we get an extra long lunch break, and going the other way we work a shorter afternoon. Win win surely?

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Re: Time Zone
« Reply #14 on: 03.11. 2014 12:24 »
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I'd kind of hoped that once we dumped the Scots


awaiting a certain Scots forum legends reply with great interest, I'm about twenty miles from the border and I can hear the sound of a claymore being honed to number three Sassenach neck sharpness.  *fight*
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