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Old 28th October 2008, 11:21 AM   #1
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Clocks changed here last Sunday oct 26th, 1 hour forward. Was it the same date in the US? My server (in the US) is showing the time to be 1 hour out and I'm confused...
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Old 28th October 2008, 11:52 AM   #2
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Clocks changed here last Sunday oct 26th, 1 hour forward. Was it the same date in the US? My server (in the US) is showing the time to be 1 hour out and I'm confused...
U.S. and Canada will "fall back" and change the clocks on Sunday, Nov. 2.
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Old 28th October 2008, 12:10 PM   #3
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Clocks went back not forward...
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Old 28th October 2008, 12:12 PM   #4
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O h yes, oops, fall back, spring forwards.... next question, when is the US election again? Honestly, I don't know!
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Old 28th October 2008, 02:22 PM   #5
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O h yes, oops, fall back, spring forwards.... next question, when is the US election again? Honestly, I don't know!
I suspect there are other things on your mind!!
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:08 PM   #6
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Election Day in the US is set by law, and I think it occurs the Tuesday following the first Monday of November.
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:16 PM   #7
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Election Day in the US is set by law, and I think it occurs the Tuesday following the first Monday of November.
It's easier to just say: "The first Tuesday of November."
In this case, a week from today, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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Thanks! Next question, who's going to win
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:27 PM   #9
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It's easier to just say: "The first Tuesday of November."
In this case, a week from today, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Obviously this is not always the case. If the First of November happened to be on a Tuesday, the Election Day would be November the 8th (thus, the second Tuesday of November, but still the Tuesday following the first Monday).

As for the winner, I always go for Jed Bartlet. Great man.
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:30 PM   #10
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Thanks! Next question, who's going to win
真真真真真真真真.... .??????????????

.....because one shouldn't bank on the polls .............
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:33 PM   #11
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Thanks! Next question, who's going to win
Obama is ahead by about 8 percentage points, according to an average of various polls. (yeaa!!!)

About the time change, though. This year the time changed a week earlier in the spring and will change a week later now here in the fall than in previous years. The congress enacted this change (for what reason I don't honestly know).

Nobody told our PCs however. I noticed that my computer changed the time back automatically last weekend. I guess congress didn't tell our computers about the change in plans.
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Obviously this is not always the case. If the First of November happened to be on a Tuesday, the Election Day would be November the 8th (thus, the second Tuesday of November, but still the Tuesday following the first Monday).
Yeah, you're right! Sorry! Should've known better than to challenge the great Parubin.
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:41 PM   #13
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Obama is ahead by about 8 percentage points, according to an average of various polls. (yeaa!!!)
Ever heard of the Bradley Effect??.

I'n not elegible to vote in American elections, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for OBAMA.
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.....because one shouldn't bank on the polls .............
Exactly! It ain't over 'til it's over. Anything can happen. Election years 2000 and 2004 are clear reminders of that.
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About the time change, though. This year the time changed a week earlier in the spring and will change a week later The congress enacted this change
Nobody told our PCs however. I noticed that my computer changed the time back automatically last weekend. I guess congress didn't tell our computers about the change in plans.
It told MY computer....I think perhaps you failed to apply a little patch (assuming you're using a PC) which Microsoft shoved out as an "Automatic Update" eons ago in order to correct the automatic synching discrepancy
(the more things change...the more they remain the same - for some)
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Maybe Nov. 2nd is the change Obama has been promising? Just kidding.

As far as elections go...Nov. 4: Chuck Baldwin ftw!
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:52 PM   #17
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Ever heard of the Bradley Effect??.
The "Bradley Effect" makes for good op-ed copy but the demographics of the U.S. have shifted dramatically in the past 26 years. God help us if the U.S. is still stuck in 1982.

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It told MY computer....I think perhaps you failed to apply a little patch (assuming you're using a PC) which Microsoft shoved out as an "Automatic Update" eons ago in order to correct the automatic synching discrepancy
(the more things change...the more they remain the same - for some)
You're absolutely right. I should have checked Microsoft's website. Thanks for the remind!
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Old 28th October 2008, 03:55 PM   #20
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Ever heard of the Bradley Effect??.

I'n not elegible to vote in American elections, but I'll keep my fingers crossed for OBAMA.
There is some fear of the Bradley effect that I've heard mentioned. I'm hoping that we have progressed much more as a nation since then.
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