DAYLIGHT SAVING STARTS TODAY!!

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Mar 11, 2007
  1. bobrules
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    Daylight Saving Time
    As of March 2007, North American Daylight Saving Time is being extended, starting three weeks earlier, and ending one week later.

    Effect on Microsoft Outlook users
    Microsoft Outlook users should pay extra attention to meetings and appointments scheduled between March 11, 2007 and April 1, 2007. During the affected period, meetings may appear off by one hour. For example, a 9:00 AM meeting could appear as being scheduled at 10:00 AM. Meetings created using one set of Daylight Saving Time rule (e.g. operating system update installed), and then viewed under another (e.g. operating system update not installed), will be most problematic.

    In order to minimize discrepancies, users should take the following precautions:

    Windows XP users are encouraged to install the Microsoft updates

    During the affected period:
    If you are the meeting organizer

    Include the time of the meeting in the subject of the new request (e.g. Subject: Project brainstorming - 11:00 am) so that invitees can double-check the correct meeting time. If the meeting is already scheduled, send an update.
    Communicate with any invitees confirming the times of scheduled meetings.
    If you are attending a meeting

    Verify with the meeting organizer the correct time of the meeting
    Windows updates available
    On February 7, Microsoft released a High-Priority update (KB931836) for Windows XP; this includes the latest revisions to Daylight Saving Time rules. If you use Microsoft Windows XP, it is strongly recommended that you install this High Priority update as soon as possible.

    Installing these updates will not fix meetings and appointments that are already scheduled, but will minimize inconsistencies with newly created ones.

    Windows XP:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...A9-EF9061A9A3CA

    Windows XP (64-bit Edition):
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...1E-F7CC99A375A4

    NOTE: This update can only be installed once on any workstation. Attempting to re-install this update will return an error indicating that the update has already been installed. This error can be safely dismissed; your LAN manager may have already installed it for you.

    Windows 2000:
    Microsoft no longer provides “Mainstream Support” for the Windows 2000 operating system family, and as such, will not be providing a Daylight Saving Time update for it.

    In order to make Windows 2000 workstations compliant with the new DST standard, users must update their time zone definitions manually.

    Microsoft provides a tool called the "Time Zone Editor (Tzedit.exe)", to do this. Go to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article and select "Method 2: Change the time zone settings on a single computer".

    Apple updates available
    Apple OS X:
    In order to account for the latest Daylight Saving Time regulations, Apple has provided operating system updates at http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305056

    Entourage 2004
    Entourage 2004 users need to install the latest Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Updates (11.3.3 or later) in order to be compliant with the new DST regulations.

    More information is available at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.asp...nload&location= /mac/download/Office2004
    /Office2004_1133.xml

    Crystal Reports XI patch
    If you are using Crystal Reports XI, you will need to make sure that your PC has the required patch. Please contact your LAN administrator for this installation. If you are a SLA (Service Level Agreement) customer of ICS, then this patch will be installed on your PC automatically - no action is required on your part.

    For more information go to the Business Objects web site.

    Information and assistance
    Information and developments regarding Daylight Saving Time and best computing practices will be updated on this web page. Should you require further assistance, please contact ICS Customer Support via the web, via email, or by telephone at 514-398-3398.





    http://www.mcgill.ca/ics/best/upgrades/daylight/
     


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    ahahaah yeah ill get right on those windows updates [​IMG]
    can't we just turn back the clock anymore?
     
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    I didnt read anything the OP posted. We dont celebrate DST where I'm from, hehe...
     
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    Well, until last year, my state and your state were blood brothers but not anymore [​IMG]
     
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    Too much to read for just a few clicks...
     
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    Its all good, we wont let anything get in the way of our relationship [​IMG]
     
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    What? [​IMG] Oh my god, that's insane! DST was a very very stupid idea in the first place but changing anything about it apart from abolishing it altogether is a sign of frightened politicians who want to do something, even if it's useless annoying crap.
     
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    It's supposed to save the country Billions of dollars, due to energy being turned off sooner (day ends sooner)
     
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    well the time diffrence from america and europe has grown even greater.
     
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    Former Staff jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    How? 1 day of the year is an hour shorter and then 1 day of the year is an hour longer...how does that reduce hours?
     
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    Wikipedia: Governments often promote DST as an energy conservation measure because it substitutes summer afternoon sunlight for electrical lighting.
     
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    Yeah, but the effect is neglegible...
    Why does America meddle with it? Is it because of the recent climate hysteria?
     
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    Get some brains before you post.

    EDIT: Let me correct that.
    Get some brains on the subject of energy conservation and how to reduce energy use before you post.
     
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    I've got a better idea. We figure out how to harness the energy of a solar flare because 1 flare will power the entire Earth for 200,000 years.
     
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    Because they can.... [​IMG]

    Although its the same as the UK's summer and winter with all the clocks going backward and forward etc [​IMG]
     
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    OrR: Regardless of what the government says about energy usage, what is your problem with it? Is it really that much more effort just to take note of it? Besides, if you're in Germany, how the hell does it even affect you [​IMG]?
     
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    Will only matter when the sky falls in and kills us all [​IMG]
     
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    We should store our farts in bottles, then use all that methane to produce electricity. We could save TRILLIONS!!!
     
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    uh...only 50% of humans are capable of producing methana
     

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