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I have a fairly nice Sony CD Alarm clock. Whenever the power goes out, I need to reset the year, date, SSN, etc, and it's a pretty big pain in the butt. So most of the time, I don't bother to program the real date in because it doesn't even appear on the display.

About a week ago we had another momentary power outage. Knowing that the end of daylight savings was fast approaching, I spent the extra 10 seconds to save 10 seconds later, thinking my clock might update automatically. It did not. So why does my alarm need a date at all? For its own peace of mind? So it knows to call its mom on her birthday? WTF? I realize not everyone celebrates this joyous event, but most of us do.


Anyone else out there have a stupid gadget that should auto update, but doesn't? Anyone hate that I incorrectly said "savings" instead of the technically proper "daylight saving"? Anyone just hate posts about clocks?