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PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 07, 2021 01:15PM
...car!
For those of us who don't own expensive, fancy-shmancy rides!


(lucky for me, VW is a one button adjustment; resets all 3 displays)

Previous DST post

Guessing none of us still use a VCR vcr
old fogey smiley



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Taxman by Joe & Nancy's Rich Ice Cream Band
The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2021 02:38PM
what about the forum time?
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 07, 2021 02:39PM
My car is easy. My husband’s German engineered Audi is a bit more of a PITA





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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 07, 2021 02:49PM
A recent software update took away my ability to manually set the clock in my car. The option simply disappeared from the settings app.

It's now set automatically by GPS or cellular network, I guess. It's weird: Sometimes I start my car in a parking garage and it reads "7:00am" until I pull out into traffic.



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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2021 02:53PM
What car do you have that receives software updates?
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 07, 2021 02:59PM
One of our cars has a GPS nav system that is always slow to update. And stupid, too because it includes a DST toggle. Maybe that’s for people unconcerned about being in the same time zone as where everyone around them is.
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Or your motorcycle!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 07, 2021 03:32PM
Oh the pain, the pain.

My car has separate buttons for Hrs and Mins.

Spring Forward is easy, but Spring Back means going all the way around!

lol

My bike uses a hard to 'press and hold' button that cycles through the time in minute units so it's slower and a little harder to set to a specific time.

Yet I soldier on.






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Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 07, 2021 03:34PM
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space-time
what about the forum time?
Good one s-t! I confess, I forget that one.



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DemComm Records 2021 Greatest Hits
includes:
Taxman by Joe & Nancy's Rich Ice Cream Band
The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: November 07, 2021 03:52PM
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MrNoBody
PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...car!

confused smiley cars have clocks in them - when did that start happening??

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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: November 07, 2021 04:06PM
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MrNoBody
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space-time
what about the forum time?
Good one s-t! I confess, I forget that one.

I didn't change the forum time, decided it wasn't really all that important as I rarely look at posting times.
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: STL
Date: November 07, 2021 04:06PM
Spring Forward
Fall Back
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 07, 2021 04:30PM
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space-time
What car do you have that receives software updates?

Tesla?

Some other EV?
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 07, 2021 04:41PM
I had to set the time on my VCR. It automatically changes to standard time in late October, so I have to change it back to DST then. I then have to manually change to standard time in November.
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 07, 2021 05:17PM
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space-time
What car do you have that receives software updates?

RAV4.

I get software updates every few weeks.

Usually, they take away features. Like "Entune" apps. CarPlay has replaced most of those features they've stripped out, but not all.



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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: November 07, 2021 05:50PM
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Sarcany
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space-time
What car do you have that receives software updates?

RAV4.

I get software updates every few weeks.

Usually, they take away features. Like "Entune" apps. CarPlay has replaced most of those features they've stripped out, but not all.

Interesting, did not know that. Is it just for the entertainment system/apps?
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 07, 2021 06:14PM
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SDGuy
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MrNoBody
PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...car!

confused smiley cars have clocks in them - when did that start happening??

Since we’ll before the 1930s; did you buy an economy car?

All joking aside, my perception of the clock’s ubiquity was the 1980s, with digital clocks either built into radios or separately.
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 07, 2021 06:34PM
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deckeda
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SDGuy

confused smiley cars have clocks in them - when did that start happening??

Since we’ll before the 1930s; did you buy an economy car?

All joking aside, my perception of the clock’s ubiquity was the 1980s, with digital clocks either built into radios or separately.

1920 Oldsmobile dashboard; clock on right...



Note clock logo...
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 07, 2021 06:49PM
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Carnos Jax
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Sarcany
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space-time
What car do you have that receives software updates?

RAV4.

I get software updates every few weeks.

Usually, they take away features. Like "Entune" apps. CarPlay has replaced most of those features they've stripped out, but not all.

Interesting, did not know that. Is it just for the entertainment system/apps?

Dunno what the extent is. It seems mostly to do with the apps in the head-unit, but isn't always. For example, they updated the GUI on the touch-screen at least once, changing the order of the menus.



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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: November 07, 2021 07:07PM
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DeusxMac
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deckeda
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SDGuy

confused smiley cars have clocks in them - when did that start happening??

Since we’ll before the 1930s; did you buy an economy car?

All joking aside, my perception of the clock’s ubiquity was the 1980s, with digital clocks either built into radios or separately.

1920 Oldsmobile dashboard; clock on right...



Note clock logo...

Actually, yeah - Ford offered clocks as an after-market accessory; thank you for the reminder! I tried to buy one last year, and was told they didn't know when they would carry them again - checking just now, it looks like they're in stock - so soon I will have a clock in my car (apparently like the rest of you)

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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: November 07, 2021 07:33PM
A tweet I saw:

Most of the United States: Sunday morning at 3AM, set your clocks back to 2AM.

Me, incurable computer science pedant: only the first time.
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: November 07, 2021 07:40PM
Bonus Benefit: My cable box is back to having the correct time. It's only correct during Standard Time. There was a day when it would automatically get a signal from the cable company about Daylight Savings and adjust itself. About three years ago, we noticed that the time did not change. We could not find a way to set the time manually. So we made an extended call to the techs at the cable company to try to solve the glitch.

At one point, the tech asked me to read the serial number from the machine, and he did not recognize it from any model in their system. He suggested exchanging it at the local office to solve the problem. About that same week, we realized that we get everything the cable system offers...HBO, Cinemax, Starzs, all of the sports channels. We get all of them all of the time, and we don't pay for any premium channels. I have not tested the pay per view pron channels.

So for half of the year, we just live with the wrong time being displayed in our cable box...the HD in the DVR portion of the box is getting pretty noisy so our time of premium service at basic rates is likely coming to an end soon. According to Google Motorola released this model of DVR about 10 years ago. Amazing it has lasted this long.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2021 07:41PM by Markintosh.
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: space-time
Date: November 07, 2021 09:14PM
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Sarcany
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Carnos Jax
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Sarcany
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space-time
What car do you have that receives software updates?

RAV4.

I get software updates every few weeks.

Usually, they take away features. Like "Entune" apps. CarPlay has replaced most of those features they've stripped out, but not all.

Interesting, did not know that. Is it just for the entertainment system/apps?

Dunno what the extent is. It seems mostly to do with the apps in the head-unit, but isn't always. For example, they updated the GUI on the touch-screen at least once, changing the order of the menus.

How do they do that? is the car connected to WiFi?
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 07, 2021 09:46PM
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space-time
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Sarcany
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Carnos Jax
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Sarcany
Quote
space-time
What car do you have that receives software updates?

RAV4.

I get software updates every few weeks.

Usually, they take away features. Like "Entune" apps. CarPlay has replaced most of those features they've stripped out, but not all.

Interesting, did not know that. Is it just for the entertainment system/apps?

Dunno what the extent is. It seems mostly to do with the apps in the head-unit, but isn't always. For example, they updated the GUI on the touch-screen at least once, changing the order of the menus.

How do they do that? is the car connected to WiFi?

Cell phone. Previously via the Entune app. Now thru the Toyota app.



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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 08, 2021 05:52AM
fyi, Toyota dealers have had the ability to wirelessly connect to certain
vehicles for over a decade. They don't even need the key fob to do it.
One of my former clients was a regional TMC service center & I became
friends with a manager. He showed me one of the proprietary laptops
they used (looked like a Toughbook & was bolted to a rolling cart).
At the time it gave me that "1984-Big Brother" feeling.



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DemComm Records 2021 Greatest Hits
includes:
Taxman by Joe & Nancy's Rich Ice Cream Band
The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 08, 2021 09:08AM
This is something I'd like:



My last car had an analog clock that never kept proper time from the day I got it new.

The above clock would likely be a much different story.






I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 08, 2021 12:30PM
RAMd@d, that's similar to my '16 VW's dash clocks...



2 clocks on display screens are simple hr:min time, not on w/o key.
Analog has a second hand, always powered.



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The search engine that doesn't track you.

DemComm Records 2021 Greatest Hits
includes:
Taxman by Joe & Nancy's Rich Ice Cream Band
The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

patriot smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2021 12:33PM by MrNoBody.
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: Don C
Date: November 08, 2021 09:27PM
I actually remembered to set the car clocks Sunday morning.

Old Nissan Quest has the H and M buttons that make changing time easy. Car does nor really need to know whether it is AM or PM; I guess back then they figured you could look out the window and figure the out.

MINI Clubman requires punching the left lever some number of times. I could not get it to go to time set and pulled out the paper manual; I have no idea what I did differently once the manual was on my lap but I got to the right place and got the time set. The MINI does specify AM and PM but I have never seen a function that required that information.

So far, here late on Monday, I have not found any clocks that I missed. Two pendulum clocks are easy in the fall; just stop the pendulum for an hour. They are more trouble in the spring (short of leaving them stopped for 23 hours).
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Re: PSA: Time Change, don't forget your...
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 09, 2021 09:53AM
Don't forget the clock in the lawn sprinkler timer.

Once you get all the clocks adjusted, maybe check the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector batteries.
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