BrianR - 2007-11-01 14:29:20
The clock was being painted on Tuesday. I'd imagine it's easier to fall back an hour now rather than have to climb the ladder and do it again next week.

It probably wouldn't have gotten fixed over the weekend and then everyone would be wondering why Depot Town was running so fast.
Jim Karnopp - 2007-11-01 14:45:23
I am pretty sure the time on the clock is being controlled by a PC running Microsoft Windows. Unless the operating system has been patched for the change in daylight savings time, it will go by the old dates. I have the same issue with my cell phone which is Microsoft based.
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-01 14:49:05
Ohhhhhh. That makes sense. Rats. A miniature time zone would have been kinda neat. I like the idea. At any rate, thanks BR.

Something to keep in mind, however, is that Newfoundland has its own time zone because when the government tried to bring it in line with the rest of the region, the people rose up and, as one, roared in protest.

It was the common man's admirable Newfie grit that wrested control of the time zone from the powers that be.

An inspiration to us all.
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-01 14:57:17
Jim: Hey, interesting--what about that, Mr. R.? Bit if a twist there, what? So--Paint or PC?

Hmmmm.....what's really going on here? Readers, why do a thousand different stories swirl around this mind-bending anomaly? Why is the Mystery of the Clock apparently impenetrable? Why is this cryptic chronometer the source of conflicting tales and myth-shrouded lore? Does anybody really know what time it is?
Ypsidixit - 2007-11-01 15:49:27
We need a sidereal Solomon to chop through this chronological confusion.
BVos - 2007-11-04 22:29:05
Jim has it right. The clock is programed to change automatically for Daylight Savings Time. Congress, in all their wisdom, decided to move DST back a week this year as part of their "energy policy". The clock can't be easily "updated" to accept the new DST date. So Ypsilantians (as well as many other towns around the country) will have to put up with time being off for a week until the clock manufacturers figure out how to address the problem and/or wait for our wise Congress to change their mind again.

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