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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 10:39 AM
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Winter time

Anybody affected by it, keep in mind that Europe returns to winter time this weekend. The United States does not return to winter time until next weekend (in November).
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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only 4 hours difference EST and London! cuts down on jet lag a bit perhaps.
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Old Oct 27th, 2007, 05:31 AM
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Good point and a side note - if you booked a November US to Europe flights over six months ago, be sure to check your times. I know Air France, Delta and US Airways have adjusted their flight schedules, to accomadate gate times, because of the US change in dates for day light savings time.
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Old Oct 29th, 2007, 06:34 AM
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Old Oct 29th, 2007, 06:40 AM
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Is it actually called "winter time" somewhere? Here we only use the terms "standard" time (CET /MEZ) and "summer time" (CEST/MESZ)
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Old Oct 29th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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In France they say "heure d'été" (summer time) and "heure d'hiver" (winter time). "Standard" time might be taken to mean GMT, which would normally be the correct time zone for France if the decision had not been made to group as much of Europe as possible in the CET zone.
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Old Oct 29th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Also called Energy Savings Time in U.S. when it started nationwide in the 70s or so

now Daylight Savings Time
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Old Nov 1st, 2007, 08:42 AM
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Strange that many clocks here - outdoor and in stores have already changed - fallen back an hour before the official Sat midnight change

even computers, etc. with programmed chips reset themselves

but after Sat it's back to 6 hours vs paris and 5 vs London

now what will we all do with that extra hour?

Make up for the sleep we lost last spring when clocks sprung forward an hour?
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Old Nov 1st, 2007, 08:48 AM
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I don't notice that extra hour at 2 AM these days, but when I was in college I lived in a big house and we threw a party every year on the night the time changed. When it hit 2 AM for the second time, the party started winding down.
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Old Nov 1st, 2007, 08:53 AM
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It has been in my state that bars had to legally close at 2am and thus the change hour was 2am so that the bars would not lose an hour of business in the spring

i'm not sure if they gain an extra hour in the fall however
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