Day Light Savings (A must read)


Did you actually think about this before you read the article?

Poll closed Mar 14, 2007.
  1. Yes and I've got it under control.

    7 vote(s)
  2. Yes, and I'm quitting on Thursday.

    1 vote(s)
  3. No

    8 vote(s)
  4. This is just another Y2k rip off.

    5 vote(s)
By so4thnsolong ยท 27 replies
Jan 31, 2007
  1. Has anyone thought about the day light savings change yet? I hadn't and I about crapped my pants when I read this article today.
    I wanted to know how many people have thought about this, and what the true impact on, say, a WAN.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,189   +471

    The Windows Update for XP SP2 for the time change came out in December of 2006 I think. I forget exactly but I did install the update at the time.
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Att: Aussies

    Get the update for your PC clock from Windows update,it's classified as
    As for me,it's easy to change any clock i have.As for XP,just double click the clock to have it set.

    Attached Files:

  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    I don't really see it being a big problem. Windows and OS X already know how to deal with this. My cell phone I believe picks up time from the towers, so I imagine they are going to get it right, so my phone will deal with it fine. And myself, well I'm pretty sure I'm capable of dealing with a time change. Its a non-issue.
  5. so4thnsolong

    so4thnsolong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm trying to get the point across that on anything outside of a conventional operating system, there will be problems. Anyone with more then a 1000 computers in a windows 2000 enviroment, has a lot of work to do and you don't see much to the effect it will play on routers and switches.
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Nice needed post

    But so far you've only heard from the unconcerned.
    I'm sure there will be some members who need this info.
    Maybe it should be a "Sticky"
  7. so4thnsolong

    so4thnsolong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure what a sticky is. I guess I'll try and figure that out.
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Sticky explained

    They don't seem to do it here,but it's an interesting post that stays
    at the top of the forum topic.The Moderators do it,or post them.
    Like rules to use this forum.
    Site Feedback & Suggestions has them.But They call them
    read :
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    My wife got a memo from her IT people at her work place last week. Some of the companies computers will need the MS Update, other systems won't need it. I installed the MS Update about a week ago
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    I am the IT Project Manager for SP2 Rollout Project for large company and plus have to deal with DST issues. Which is also being phased in. All work must be completed by March 11 Sunday, as the new DST will start. I can tell you it's a big mess.
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Our READ threads are our sticky threads, we have them in every forum save one. ;)

    Regards Howard :)
  12. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I saw a few minutes of the Today Show, and they had someone saying that this would be very unhealthy in the computer world....and to a point I do agree. Not all computers run a "percieved" operating system, and a time fluctuation can do harm. I think that this should have been thought out much more than it was.
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I suppose the "Spring ahead and Fall back" can be done manually :) I don't really foresee a problem... We've got 4 days left
  14. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,189   +471

    Asking legislators (who passed the law) to think things through can be a futile exercise. The rule of unintended consequences applies particularly to legislation.
  15. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Would this affect all countries that practice our current daylight savings time? If not...then what's the point :suspiciou ?

    1900th post :D
  16. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    I say just another y2k ripoff. And... cfitzarl how do you get so many posts? ATM I'm struggling to get 950 to get "Techspot Addict."
  17. Stacey

    Stacey TS Rookie Posts: 146

    Nothing better to do?

    I guess our legislators found some idol time on there hands. Instead of paying attention to the ongoing civil war in Iraq, that we are involved in and other more pressing issues; they felt it necessary to change the date of daylight savings. Scary!:suspiciou :suspiciou
  18. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    My initial reactions is much like most of those above, "big deal; I can change it manually".
    HOWEVER, I have a friend in the security business and his company has
    THOUSANDS of old programs that need to be reset one at a time, manually;
    there's no remote admin assistance! Q.E.D. For some applications this IS a big deal.
    (seems the designer was more interested in sales than service :) )

    The applications that have real concerns are those that have automated
    hardware controls base upon the date-time of specific events.
  19. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    No problems here in London.:p
  20. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I wonder how many countries follow Daylight Savings Time...

    It still amazes me just how many companies still operate with their "dark ages" computers. They will have to be dragged into the 21st Century kicking and screaming! I was recently asked to submit a bid to build 10 computers for a local Toyota dealer here in town. I declined. I didn't want to become "married" to them, providing tech support. I'll let Dell or HP handle that
  21. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    For my personal computer this will be no big deal. At my work there was a HUGE deal to get Lotus Notes updated in time. We just got updated last weekend so our calendars won't go all bonkers on Monday and I miss some meetings. Not that that would be a bad thing :)
  22. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    So. Where is the huge catastrophy? I've not heard anything on the news about it being a problem.
  23. ambivolent

    ambivolent TS Rookie Posts: 67

    yea you figure they would have done a report last week on this lol...but i had no spare cell phone that has no service even changed its time on its own
  24. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Everything here changed time just fine :D
  25. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    My (and TimeParadox's :D ) forum is screwed up, and I had to make an announcement to let people know to switch their gmt's one down (-5 to -4 for me) to get the right time. Windows didn't change for me either :mad: ....
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