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Dark Wallpapers

I have always been on the lookout for Dark (read Black) Abstract wallpapers for my Desktop Wallpaper, which have subtle patterns but do not contain any distracting objects…

Here are a few that I like:

  1. http://www.wallng.com/download/156/hd-abstract-interesting-3d-shapes-hd/original/
  2. http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/090/1/b/shadowed_piano_wallpaper_1920_1080p_by_whatzit29-d4uhxgy.jpg
  3. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hxfNeT48rAI/Tfy2SOUlIYI/AAAAAAAACJE/kg1nN2skTlw/s1600/Cool+Texture+Wallpaper+-+www.OriginalWalls.Blogspot.Com++%25282%2529.jpg
  4. http://www.wallpaperpin.com/imageres/1920×1080-abstract-background-black/
  5. http://www.wallng.com/king-hd-dark-abstract-backgrounds-king-hd/#.Umu7B9wmtzh

 

 

Home (dwnld and share)

  1. http://zygat3r.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Wood-58266349
  2. http://www.one-tab.com/page/A9IOrWgnSHOBmQmlfjUijA

 

Dark, but with objects

  1. http://alectorfencer.deviantart.com/art/In-Quietness-409052408
  2. http://alectorfencer.deviantart.com/art/Don-t-Forget-402378499
  3. http://www.wallpaperpin.com/wallpaper/1920×1200/wallpaper-texture-background-flowers-22646.html
  4. http://www.sparkyhub.com/60-amazing-hd-1080p-dark-wallpaper-collection/
  5. http://www.hdwallpapersplus.com/1080p-hd-wallpaper.html

 

Daylight Saving Time

The phrase “Spring forward, Fall back” helps people remember how Daylight Saving Time affects their clocks. At 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March (2-3), we set our clocks forward one hour ahead of Standard Time (“Spring forward,” even though Spring doesn’t begin until late March, over a week after the start of Daylight Saving Time). We “Fall back” at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November (1-11) by setting our clock back one hour and thus returning to Standard Time.

Ok so the 8 month period from March to Nov is Daylight saving period.

During the eight-month period of Daylight Saving Time, the names of time in each of the time zones in the U.S. (map) change as well. Eastern Standard Time (EST) becomes Eastern Daylight Time, Central Standard Time (CST) becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT), Mountain Standard Time (MST) becomes Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), Pacific Standard Time becomes Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), and so forth.

Ref: http://geography.about.com/cs/daylightsavings/a/dst.htm

So, wrt IST,

  1. March(2nd week) to Nov(1st Week): 9am EDT is 6.30pm IST
  2. Nov(1st Week) to March(2nd week): 9am EST is 7.30pm IST

This is easy to remember as you may think that during Daylight Saving, US is up early (to save Daylight) and hence we get more overlap with US.