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Old 16-02-2007, 15:39   #1
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Daylight Saving Time 2007

As we approach the new start of DST in the US and Canada I thought I would ask Garmin about my GPS and patching for the new DST hours. DST starts three weeks earlier this year and ends a week later. This is already causing some issues getting ready for it on may fronts, including corporate networks.

I sent a request asking about the patching to Garmin tech support and received the following:

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Thank you for contacting Garmin. I would be happy to help you with this.

To date there has no been a software update for the GPSMAP 276C to address
this. That includes the update dated 1/26/07. This is a known issue and
our engineers are working on an update to correct it. I would periodically
check the list for the update. Below is a link to the update page for the
GPSMAP 276C that you can use to check for the update.

http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=885

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact our product
support team at the phone numbers listed below or reply to this email.
It may not be a huge issue, but it is something to consider.
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Old 16-02-2007, 18:02   #2
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Hmmmm, that's interesting as it will put the time out world wide. I know we are staying with the old time this year but most likely will be changing next year. The proposal is to have an extension of three weeks to the end of summer time, taking the change from March to April for us.
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Old 16-02-2007, 21:16   #3
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Thank God Hawaii doesn't have daylight savings time. Wish everyone could just get smart and legislate it out of existence.
Sorry to rant but it is such a stupid concept. I hope everyone here knows that you really don't save any daylight by setting your clocks.
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Old 16-02-2007, 21:37   #4
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It's Y2K all over agian! The sky is falling! OK, maybe not. Never liked Daylight savings time.
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Old 17-02-2007, 00:47   #5
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When it first came to NZ, yikes it was a long time ago now, everyone complained. Btu actually, I think we have all gotten used to it now and we all seem to enjoy it. It just means we all get an extra hr in the evenings to enjoy after work.
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Hi Wheels,
The reason I rant about this is that if people would get up an hour earlier in the summer, go to work an hour earlier in the summer, get home an hour earlier in the summer you would have the extra hour in the evening. Here's a new concept: Get up an extra two hours earlier, same with work, getting home and then you could enjoy two extra hours in the evening.
I guess my wife and I have this concept because we came from farming ancestry. Time was a concept of how much daylight there was in which to work and not on whether the clock said a certain time had been reached.
As you've said, people have become comfortable with screwing up an hour here and there thinking they actually get more time to work or play. Weird how easily folks become brainwashed.
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Unlike farmers (and I), some people have to keep to “business hours”, precluding starting their work-day with the sun.

If I got up three hours earlier, it still be yesterday.
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Old 17-02-2007, 14:46   #8
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Gord, not here. It would be tomorrow.
Not to make light of the implications of having electronic navigation acting screwy. It is just odd to me that Daylight savings time even came about. The intent I heard was to eliminate the need for kids to travel to school in the dark. The impact on things like GPS and computers was not even in the imagination of those who started it. I thought it was a stupid idea when I was a kid, and still do today, regardless of what it effects. JohnL, I am with you. If you want more personal time, adjust your schedule. This may not always be possible, but I think the impact would be less than trying to match schedules with people in locations that do not observe DLST. We already adjust work schedules to match people in different time zones.
An example. I am PST. My boss is in MST, and my secretary is in EDT. Makes for some interesting work schedules, but fortunately, all of my employees have to deal with customers in my time zone, so the rest have to work around my schedule.
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Lightbulb Elusive concept?

Reading this thread reminds me of a perhaps apocryphal story about an old woman who, not quite comprehending the Daylight Savings Time concept, wrote to her local newspaper complaining bitterly that this MUST be stopped, as an extra hour of daylight would kill all the flowers!
Yeah, she too was of Midwestern stock, I hear.

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Reading this thread reminds me of a perhaps apocryphal story about an old woman who, not quite comprehending the Daylight Savings Time concept, wrote to her local newspaper complaining bitterly that this MUST be stopped, as an extra hour of daylight would kill all the flowers!taojones
This reminded me of an Assistant Manager at a bank I worked at years ago...she believed that she lost 1 hours sleep every night during DST. When it was time to change back to EST in the fall she would always talk about how exhausted she was from missing so much sleep!

Just recently we were discussing DST at work. There is a movement by business interests to have DST the permanent time pattern in North America. The theory behind that is people tend to shop more when there is daylight, so they will finish work and instead of going straight home, they will go to the mall or whatever, spending money and making the economy grow.

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A lot of people have wanted Daylight Saving in Queensland, but apparently it'll make the curtain's fade, affect the cow's milking, put the chook's feeding off , make it hard to get the kid's to sleep etc etc.

Some people are silly

What The People Want: Daylight saving feedback

Real PITA for Caro, she travel's a bit in her job, so to be in Sydney for a 9-00am start means getting up at 4-00am in Brisbane for the 1.5 hr flight to Sydney, whao has daylight saving.

Most times now she flies down the night before costing her employer quite a bit of extra $$$$ in lost work hour's and accom. plus extra allowances.

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WTF?

OK, CatManDo, I'll bite . . . wtf is a chook?

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Wife?? first time I heard a wife being called a chook.
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Yep, chook's = chicken, Cackle berry = egg.

Word's of wisdom from QLD premier on daylight saving.

We'll all get skin cancer

Beattie fears daylight saving cancer | Herald Sun

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