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Turn your clocks back Sunday morning

By johnboy - 29 March 2012 16

Chris Bourke is reminding Canberrans (who were already warned of this in the rugby podcast, so everyone who matters was already covered) that daylight savings ends this Saturday night.

“I remind all Canberrans that daylight saving ends on Sunday 1 April at 2 am,”

Dr Bourke said.

“Residents will need to put their clocks back an hour from this time.

“Daylight savings ends on the first Sunday in April and starts again on the first Sunday in October.

“All other States who participate in daylight saving will also end it this Sunday.

And remember this is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors (assuming yours aren’t wired into the mains).

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16 Responses to
Turn your clocks back Sunday morning
patrick_keogh 11:05 am 31 Mar 12

PoQ said :

Turn back the clocks? By only an hour? Why not turn them back to 1978?

The little adjustment thingy on the back of the clock takes about eight turns to do an hour.
So to turn the clock back to 1978 would need nearly two and a half million turns. Working at the task in my spare time, say one hour per day would take two years and then it would be 2014 and I’d have to do the calculations all over again.

But if the battery in the clock goes flat somewhere in the process I am in trouble. If I have wound back too far the lithium battery wouldn’t be available, the clock would be just and I’d be lost in a less hip remake of back to the future.

Deref 9:50 am 31 Mar 12

PoQ said :

Turn back the clocks? By only an hour? Why not turn them back to 1978?

Now there’s a proposition I could get behind!

PoQ 8:56 am 31 Mar 12

Turn back the clocks? By only an hour? Why not turn them back to 1978?

Brindabella 6:31 pm 30 Mar 12

arb said :

Brindabella said :

Ha ha, best April fools joke ever. It actually ends April 2nd!

You fail. It ends on Sunday, which is April 1st.

Unless that was your attempt at an April fools joke, in which case… you fail.

No, I wasn’t joking. My curtains really have faded extensively this year!

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 3:12 pm 30 Mar 12

Chop71 said :

… and if you live in Quangers, this is the one day of the year you wear your underwear 🙂

Fixed it for you.

Chop71 2:57 pm 30 Mar 12

… and if you live in Quangers, this is the one day of the year you wash your underwear 🙂

Chop71 2:54 pm 30 Mar 12

Baldy said :

Excellent. With daylight saving finishing the extra hour of daylight can stop causing droughts for another six months.

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/03/ahahaha-daylight-savings-time-to-blame-f.php

They teach stuff like that in Albury schools.

Baldy 2:45 pm 30 Mar 12

Excellent. With daylight saving finishing the extra hour of daylight can stop causing droughts for another six months.

http://www.geekologie.com/2012/03/ahahaha-daylight-savings-time-to-blame-f.php

arb 1:59 pm 30 Mar 12

Brindabella said :

Ha ha, best April fools joke ever. It actually ends April 2nd!

You fail. It ends on Sunday, which is April 1st.

Unless that was your attempt at an April fools joke, in which case… you fail.

Brindabella 1:26 pm 30 Mar 12

Ha ha, best April fools joke ever. It actually ends April 2nd!

About time too. my curtains got really faded this year from the extra light, and my corn didn’t do too well this year either.

poetix 5:28 pm 29 Mar 12

‘…so everyone who matters was already covered…’

Forgive me JB, for I have sinned, in thought, word and deed. I have not visited Duxton by proxy. I have not listened to the endless parable of the pigskin, transubstantiated into modern synthetics. I have not heard the clink of the holy spirit, watered down into interestingly labelled beers. If the light should fade for me, who am I to complain? For did I not turn my back on the podcast, and let wisdom pass me by?

So thanks for the reminder.

EvanJames 4:38 pm 29 Mar 12

It’s funny how whoever wrote the presso used the correct Daylight Saving throughout, except for one errant Daylight Savings creeping in. Or maybe the person who corrected the presso missed that one.

Holden Caulfield 4:01 pm 29 Mar 12

This sucks.

Also, shouldn’t a smoke detector have backup battery power in case mains power is down?

Duffbowl 3:27 pm 29 Mar 12

“And remember this is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors (assuming yours aren’t wired into the mains).”

Still may need to change the battery if they don’t have a self-charging backup.

madamcholet 3:15 pm 29 Mar 12

Yes, and just happens to fall on a weekend that I have to travel to Perth, after probably being woken earlier than usual on Sunday morning by a three year old who doesn’t understand that daylight saving ends.

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