Author Topic: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock  (Read 7567 times)

Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2015, 06:18:41 PM »
Eh I prefer Imperial Standard. You can half, quater, third, etc inches and feet, unlike metric.

You can half a meter. It's called half-a-meter (or a half-meter).
But I guess it's what you're used to.
Btw, I usualy prefer 24-hour clock in talking with others and on my phone. But I like my watches and clocks in 12-hour style.
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2015, 06:49:31 PM »
Sounds like a Machinist.
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Offline trdsf

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2015, 03:33:31 AM »
24 hour clock.  No question what time of day you mean.

And while we're at it, do away with daylight savings.
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2015, 09:37:26 AM »
24 hour clock.  No question what time of day you mean.

And while we're at it, do away with daylight savings.
I FUCKING hat daylight savings.  What the hell does it save????  Nothing--it costs us money and productivity every time!
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Offline missingnocchi

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2015, 10:16:06 AM »
I'm not a fan of the decimal clock. 12 is already better than 10 as a base, why would we switch the one system we have that actually uses it?
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2015, 10:51:01 AM »
I'm retired, don't need no stinking clocks, and I especially don't need an alarm clock.
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2015, 12:45:21 PM »
I'm retired, don't need no stink clocks, and I especially don't need an alarm clock.
I don't need an alarm clock either--except I have two of them, wrapped in fur.  They know when 5 am rolls around and then, so do I.
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2015, 08:39:43 AM »
I'm in the USA, I always use the 24hr clock.

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2015, 01:01:36 PM »

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2015, 08:03:54 PM »
I'm in the USA, I always use the 24hr clock.
I don't need an alarm clock either--except I have two of them, wrapped in fur.  They know when 5 am rolls around and then, so do I.
I usually have to wake my fur wrapped alarm clock up when I get up (he's almost 12) and if he has a need and gets me up with a need, he also wants to go back to bed.
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2015, 08:21:03 PM »
I usually have to wake my fur wrapped alarm clock up when I get up (he's almost 12) and if he has a need and gets me up with a need, he also wants to go back to bed.
My two guys are young--2/3 yrs old, so I guess I'm stuck with the 5 am wake up call for quite some time.  I guess it doesn't help that as soon as I get up we go for our mile jaunt.
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Ro3bert

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2016, 07:46:05 PM »
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.

Although I prefer the 24 hr clock and have no trouble translating back and forth.  When someone says it is "a quarter of some hour" it simply means 15minutes before the hour.

What confuses me is someone says "half 4" I have no idea whether it means half past an hour or another 30 minutes before some hour.

Offline Baruch

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2016, 07:47:55 PM »
You have 24 hour clocks when you are a global enterprise, like the military or a multi-national corporation.  No other way to synchronize people.
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Offline aitm

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2016, 10:14:49 PM »
I have no problem with either and get quite frustrated with those that can grasp it's simplicity. But I must admit I get more annoyed at people that cannot understand the equal simplicity of using the clock for directions..."check out that shit at 8:30.....wut?....really dude?
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2016, 10:28:03 PM »
I have no problem with either and get quite frustrated with those that can grasp it's simplicity. But I must admit I get more annoyed at people that cannot understand the equal simplicity of using the clock for directions..."check out that shit at 8:30.....wut?....really dude?
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