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If you think that's bad, this year in the States, Congress moved the start/end dates, so lots of printed calendars have the wrong ones on them and nobody is quite sure when to expect the change.

 

Ouch!

 

I just hate it when my computer knows more than me. Didn't even flash up a message saying "DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME! FOR GREAT JUSTICE!!"

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I did not know you Aussies had to deal with that little piece of pre-industrial madness.

"While it is true you learn with age, the down side is what you often learn is what a damn fool you were before"

Thomas Sowell

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To simplify it, some Australian states don't use daylight saving. So those you used to be half an hour behind, you are now half an hour ahead of :lol:

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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Gorgon: This has nothing to do with the "real" time, unlike leap years (and leap <smaller time unit> for that matter), but rather with an idea of increasing productivity by adjusting time to the light of day.

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Our "normal" time begins on 26th of october, looking forward to it. Gaining the hour in autumn is always better than losing it in spring :* Poor southerners...

The different dates and directions of time change also show how this invention causes much confusion and additional complexity in international relations.

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To simplify it, some Australian states don't use daylight saving. So those you used to be half an hour behind, you are now half an hour ahead of :wub:

 

Now, this may have been your subtle point, but I fail to see how that simplifies it. :wub:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sarcasm :)

 

One state wanted to keep it simple, others not. Overall, the total lack of simplicity is greater than the sum of it's parts :wub:

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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My reply was a sarcasm/irony mix in itself, but now you just ruined it. :wub:

 

So does this mean you live in Queensland? For some reason I pictured you as a Melbournite.

Nah, Adelaide, South Australia. The dryest and hottest place in summer :wub:

 

Edit: And we have daylight savings too. Queensland hasn't. Hence my comment about sometimes being half an hour after, sometimes half an hour ahead. They are GMT+10, we are GMT+9.5

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.” - Albert Einstein

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