Author Topic: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock  (Read 8230 times)

Offline kilodelta

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2015, 12:43:02 PM »
I prefer 24 hour time. I use it on all my personal time keeping devices. Though, I translate it without a thought when speaking to nasty ass civilians in situations where 24 hour time is not expected.
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Offline SGOS

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2015, 01:15:43 PM »
Eh I prefer Imperial Standard. You can half, quater, third, etc inches and feet, unlike metric.

It can be a quarter to four, or a quarter after four.  Some people say a quarter OF four.  But I don't know what that means.

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2015, 01:57:53 PM »
Eh I prefer Imperial Standard. You can half, quater, third, etc inches and feet, unlike metric.
It's still all over the map.  12 inches in a foot.  3 feet in a yard.  1760 yards in a mile.  And that's just distance.  Let's face it, if this wasn't a system we were born into, it'd never make sense.  Hell, I've been using it all my life and it still seems pretty screwy.


Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2015, 02:03:00 PM »
And while we're at it, I propose abolishing commas in large numbers.  Use spaces or use scientific notion or GTFO.

1000000 = 1 000 000 = 10^6

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2015, 02:12:12 PM »
Metric is so much better it's ridiculous that we don't use it everywhere. I had a Fiat (metric) and a Pontiac I needed screws for of different sized, It took me about 15 minutes to find the right ones for the Pontiac, and just a glance to find the metrics, and the display was 4 times bigger trying to find the ones for the Pontiac. And 24hr time is better if you are a moll.  :eek: :biggrin:
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Offline leo (OP)

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2015, 02:50:49 PM »
It doesn't make  much sense to divide the day in 2 periods of 12 hours. There is 24 hours in a day.  So   counting the hours in the 24 hour format makes the most sense. The ancient romans and jews counted the hours in 2 periods of 12 hours from sunset to sunset. But it was very inaccurate because the sunset hour change during the year. The sunset is  later in the summer .The sunset is earlier in  the last months of the year .
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2015, 03:04:13 PM »
It's still all over the map.  12 inches in a foot.  3 feet in a yard.  1760 yards in a mile.  And that's just distance.  Let's face it, if this wasn't a system we were born into, it'd never make sense.  Hell, I've been using it all my life and it still seems pretty screwy.

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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2015, 03:08:10 PM »
It doesn't make  much sense to divide the day in 2 periods of 12 hours. There is 24 hours in a day.  So   counting the hours in the 24 hour format makes the most sense. The ancient romans and jews counted the hours in 2 periods of 12 hours from sunset to sunset. But it was very inaccurate because the sunset hour change during the year. The sunset is  later in the summer .The sunset is earlier in  the last months of the year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time

Offline kilodelta

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2015, 03:31:23 PM »
Well fuck. I guess I'm now for the use of decimal time.
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Offline leo (OP)

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2015, 04:05:56 PM »
Eh I prefer Imperial Standard. You can half, quater, third, etc inches and feet, unlike metric.
                                                                                                                                                    So you prefer the 12 hour or the 24 hour  clock?


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Offline leo (OP)

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2015, 04:10:18 PM »
The decimal clock looks cool.
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Offline Ro3bert

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2015, 03:20:49 PM »
I prefer the 24 hour clock ( in the USA is often know as the military clock). Do you guys  prefer the 12 hour clock or the 24 hour clock?  The 24 hour clock is the best.

I prefer the 24 hour system having spent 13 years in the military. I set all my clocks to the 24 hour system (except those antique clocks that cannot be reset) and have no problem switching back and forth between them so if I am dealing with most people I use the 12 hour clock (obviously I live in the US).

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Online AllPurposeAtheist

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2015, 03:37:56 PM »
Either is fine for me except when my brain suddenly can't subtract 12 for reasons unknown.. I've always wondered why the clock can't be metric with 10 hours, 100 minutes,  100 seconds,  etc.. I  once designed and made such a face for a clock,  but  the movements are all designed for 12 and 24..the second hand never landed on the right indices.. Perhaps I should have used a continual movement..
Wwll duh..just saw the decimal clock.. We need decimal threads so I don't have to click on the next page..
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Online Munch

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2015, 05:05:14 PM »
I can't sleep with the ticking of a 12 hour regular clock, and it's easier to instantly recognize the time in the morning.

Offline Green Bottle

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2015, 06:11:57 PM »
I use the 24 hour  clock   on my phone for instance when setting the alarm or alerts but if im meeting my pal at 14.00 hours ill say, meet me at 2 etc......
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