Daylight Savings Time Schedule in 2009?

Question: When does Daylight Savings Time end in 2009?

Answer: Daylight Saving Time is scheduled to give way to Standard Time in the hours soon after Halloween night ends -- at 2 a.m., Sunday, November 1.

Spring forward, fall back: Set your clocks back one hour at bedtime.

Daylight saving time (DST aka summer time in British English) is the practice of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.

Are banks open on Columbus Day?

Question: Are banks open on Columbus Day?

Answer: It's October 12, 2009. A Monday and a federal holiday when United States post offices and public libraries are closed.

How about banks? Most are open, like 95 percent. But if you want to be 100 percent sure, call the local branch of the one you're planning on going to.

The stock market is open!

Do you have coupon codes for college textbooks?

Question: Do you have coupon codes for textbooks?

Answer: I currently have just one coupon code that you can use for textbooks. It's good till October 31, 2009. But you can try it even later.

The website sells new and used textbooks, reference titles, and bestsellers at discounts 10% to 80% off retail prices.

Why is there a bar code on Google's home page today?

Question: Why is there a barcode on Google's home page today?

Answer: Oohh, great mystery. Why, oh why?

Well, it's because on October 7, 1952, the main patent for the bar code was issued by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. It is on file as US Patent Number 2,612,994.

The application for the patent was filed a few years earlier on October 20, 1949, by Norman J. Woodland and Bernard Silver. The title of their application: "Classifying Apparatus and Method"

It was a description of linear and bullseye printing patterns, as well as of the mechanical and electronic systems needed to read the code.

So in order to commemorate the anniversary of the date on which the patent for a bar code was officially approved, ever reliable Google featured the black and white stripes on its front page!

Which Conde Nast Magazines are Closing?

Q: Which magazines are Conde Nast closing down?

A: There are four magazines that publisher Conde Nast announced it will be closing down. Bon Appetit is not one of them. They are: Cookie Magazine (parenting), Modern Bride and Elegant Bride.

Reason? Budget cuts.

Domino, the lifestyle magazine also owned by Conde Nast, was shut down in January 2009. The company's property was shut down in April.

Its magazine Jane stopped publication back in 2007.

What is the smallest state capital in the United States?

Question: What is the smallest state capital in the United States?

Answers: When you say smallest, do you mean in terms of population or land area?

Doesn't matter. With a population of fewer than ten thousand people and just 10 square miles in size, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the United States.

Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is about 13 square miles and has about 15,000 people.

*Trivia: Montpelier's twin city is Barre and together they are part of a "micropolitan" area that has about 60,000 people.

And how about largest?

In terms of size, Juneau, Alaska, is the largest; it's about 3,000 square miles. Phoenix is the largest in population among the fifty state capitals; it has about 1.5 million people.