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Posted: 30 October 2012 08:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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rolleyes Does any of this really matter?  Quantifying time is an essentially arbitrary process.  Just accept it and move on.

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Lois - 30 October 2012 12:55 AM

I agree, but since most of the US population is wedded to the 12-hour clock, I don’t see that happening soon.  Americans havan’t even managed to get onto the Metric system, like most of the rest of the Western Hemisphere.

Actually, that’s not entirely true.  The US, Myanmar, and Liberia are the three countries cited as being the only ones to have yet to adopt the metric system.  But it’s not entirely accurate.  Both Myanmar and Liberia actually use the metric system quite widely.  And in the US it is used officially for government and military purposes, but is voluntary in trade, commerce, and everything else.  It’s due mostly to cultural inertia (i.e. habit) that the public still resists its use.  And in many (possibly most) countries the metric system is official, but is often used along side more traditional measurements.  The British are an obvious example.

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Posted: 30 October 2012 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Occam. - 28 October 2012 11:36 AM

Ah yes, another problem with our website program that has only one major advantage:  It’s free.  snake

i didn’t realize it was a function of the website rather than CFI.

Welcome, Lois.  I wonder how many prospective members guessed wrong and, therefore, we lost.

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Thanks.  If they didn’t have sense enough to try again you wouldn’t want them as members anyway.  grin

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Posted: 30 October 2012 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Quoting Lois:

Maybe we need a mnemonic.

  How about a comes before p?

If they didn’t have sense enough to try again you wouldn’t want them as members anyway

Might be low frustration tolerance rather than lack of sense. smile

I’ll go in and try to add the {/quote} (with straight brackets) to fix the quotations on your post, Lois.  The quotation procedure is a bit tricky until you get the hang of its quirks.

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Posted: 30 October 2012 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Lets make it simple 12:00 DT (daytime) and 12:00 NT (nighttime).  No one can forget that…. cheese

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Posted: 30 October 2012 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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So what will 11:00 p.m. be? 11:00 day time? And 11:00 a.m. will be night time?  grin

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Posted: 30 October 2012 04:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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George - 30 October 2012 03:47 PM

So what will 11:00 p.m. be? 11:00 day time? And 11:00 a.m. will be night time?  grin

Makes no difference, 11:00 NT would be dark and 11:00 DT would be light. Very simple…... cheese

Of course that does present a problem say @ 5:00 DT and 5:00 NT, either or both might be “dusk”. But then 5:00 DT might stand for “dinner time”.
I never get up at 5:00 NT, so I don’t bother…... cheese

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Posted: 30 October 2012 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Nope. If 12:00 p.m. became 12:00 DT, then 11:00 p.m. would be 11:00 DT. And that would be very stupid.

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Posted: 30 October 2012 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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George - 30 October 2012 04:51 PM

Nope. If 12:00 p.m. became 12:00 DT, then 11:00 p.m. would be 11:00 DT. And that would be very stupid.

That was the point. It would be understandable….. LOL

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Posted: 30 October 2012 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Write4U - 30 October 2012 03:20 PM

Lets make it simple 12:00 DT (daytime) and 12:00 NT (nighttime).  No one can forget that…. cheese

I like it.  Keep all other times as they are with a.m. and p.m., but 12:00 DT is noon and 12:00 NT is midnight.

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Posted: 04 November 2012 07:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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I like it.  Keep all other times as they are with a.m. and p.m., but 12:00 DT is noon and 12:00 NT is midnight.

 

A simple solution to the problem if that’s what it really is, now welcome to DST!!! Fall back into confusion. Well, now at least you have more shopping hours. Good for the economy. And voting.

 

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Posted: 04 November 2012 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 04 November 2012 07:15 AM

I like it.  Keep all other times as they are with a.m. and p.m., but 12:00 DT is noon and 12:00 NT is midnight.

 

A simple solution to the problem if that’s what it really is, now welcome to DST!!! Fall back into confusion. Well, now at least you have more shopping hours. Good for the economy. And voting.

 

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Oh wow. Thanks.  I forgot to fall back.

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Posted: 04 November 2012 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Oh wow. Thanks.  I forgot to fall back.

 

No problem Tim; I have an obsession with time!

 

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Posted: 04 November 2012 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Bah, I try to be proactive so I went around resetting all of my clocks yesterday afternoon.  That way, I figured, I wouldn’t have to worry about them.  Then I turned the TV on at 8:00 to watch a program I like and saw the sign-off screen because it was still really 9:00.  angry

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Posted: 04 November 2012 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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All good things in good time….. cheese

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Posted: 04 November 2012 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Bah, I try to be proactive so I went around resetting all of my clocks yesterday afternoon.  That way, I figured, I wouldn’t have to worry about them.  Then I turned the TV on at 8:00 to watch a program I like and saw the sign-off screen because it was still really 9:00.  

 

Sign off screen Occam? You mean you all still have test patterns out there? How retro!  smile

 

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