Author Topic: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock  (Read 7589 times)

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #75 on: January 06, 2017, 10:26:55 AM »
The 24 hour clock does make more sense, but in the US people who use it are either military or weird.
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2017, 12:22:37 PM »
The 24 hour clock does make more sense, but in the US people who use it are either military or weird.
Redundant.
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2017, 09:28:23 PM »
I grew up in a military family. My dad, a navy man of 20 years, uses 24 hour clock on everything. He gets mildly annoyed whenever it is called military time.

Offline Baruch

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2017, 09:48:27 PM »
I grew up in a military family. My dad, a navy man of 20 years, uses 24 hour clock on everything. He gets mildly annoyed whenever it is called military time.

The Soviet Union was weird ... they had a 24 hour clock, but started it at noon instead of midnight ;-)
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #79 on: February 20, 2017, 01:26:59 AM »
I prefer the 12 hour clock.

Offline Cavebear

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #80 on: February 20, 2017, 01:35:22 AM »
I recall a joke from many years past.  A somber news anchor reports that it is 9 pm in Washington DC, 1 am in London, and a squeaky voice comes in and says it is 9:38 in Baltimore MD...

Sorry, we Washington folks don't like Baltimore.  LOL!
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Offline Cavebear

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #81 on: February 20, 2017, 01:38:29 AM »
But seriously, if you can't tell whether it is 4 am or 4 pm, you are in a heap of trouble...

Granted, decimal seems better.
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Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #82 on: February 20, 2017, 01:39:23 AM »
Semi-related: the guys at Bible Reloaded were reviewing a movie that they expected to be 1 hour and 15 minutes long and were dismayed to learn was almost 2 hours long.  What gives?

DVD label:  "Runtime: 115 minutes"

 :embarrassed:

Offline Cavebear

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #83 on: February 20, 2017, 01:46:39 AM »
Semi-related: the guys at Bible Reloaded were reviewing a movie that they expected to be 1 hour and 15 minutes long and were dismayed to learn was almost 2 hours long.  What gives?

DVD label:  "Runtime: 115 minutes"

 :embarrassed:

They think the world was created in 4004 BC ; they aren't real good at measuring time.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2017, 01:52:09 AM »
The DVD was labeled correctly, the Bible Reloaded guys goofed.

Offline SGOS

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2017, 06:29:41 AM »
Semi-related: the guys at Bible Reloaded were reviewing a movie that they expected to be 1 hour and 15 minutes long and were dismayed to learn was almost 2 hours long.  What gives?

DVD label:  "Runtime: 115 minutes"

 :embarrassed:

I do that to myself all the time.  I know all about 60 minutes in an hour, and have sufficient math skills, but when I see "115 minutes", I gravitate to automatically thinking a hour and a few minutes.  In fact, I had to reread your post a couple of times, just to see the error.

Offline Cavebear

Re: 12 hour clock vs 24 hour clock
« Reply #86 on: February 23, 2017, 08:49:16 AM »
Another good reason for decimal time.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950