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Stop it.
When was the last time you called a store to ask what time they closed and they told you "such and such hundred hours".
They are going to speak English and say "such and such O'fucking clock pm"
If you are on active duty you get a pass otherwise the war's over man. You can get those spare parts for your head and just tell me what time Am or PM.
 
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Rog-o, we'll be open at 1800. See you then.
 
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Sleeping late again! 1800 hrs!! Frown
 
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Except I use it in my job, like all the time, and my watch is set to it, so it's a hard habit to break. If I really want to twist your knickers, I'll start using Zulu time. Big Grin


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If I really want to twist your knickers, I'll start using Zulu time. Big Grin
Nah, GMT is better.



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Isn't the definition of military time, "hurry up and wait?"

Do you mean a 24 hour clock? It's what I use and what is used pretty much everywhere except the U.S.

It's also used in the U.S. in many technical and science fields where you don't want any confusion.
 
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Nah, GMT is better.


Haven't you heard? We're supposed to use UTC now because GMT is too England centric.

Big Grin
 
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Except I use it in my job, like all the time, and my watch is set to it, so it's a hard habit to break. If I really want to twist your knickers, I'll start using Zulu time. Big Grin


I wish we would all use Z time. It would make my life easier.

I vote we switch to metric while we're at it!




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Here ya go. Pic to explain 24 HR time Smile



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Much of the world operates on a 24-hour clock. In Germany, if you say, "Zwei uhr," you mean two A.M. You say, "Vierzehn uhr" (fourteen o'clock) to mean the afternoon.

It's handy to be able to mentally convert. And not just in time.




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Stop it....


As you were.




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Military time is also used in law enforcement. It prevents confusion, especially in notes and reports.

We have a judge in our circuit who, despite being on the bench for over 20 years, still cannot convert military time. Every time it comes up in court, they have to ask the officer to translate it to AM/PM time. Many an officer has tried (and failed) to teach that judge to simply "subtract 12 and add PM, if it's more than 12". Big Grin
 
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I get that some of you use it at your place of employment or overseas.
When not at these jobs and while speaking to someone here in the states you can simply use the same language as everyone else.
I don't have to bore everyone with some of the lingo and terms specific to my employment. I'd feel like I was seeking attention or putting others out if I did.
 
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I use it all the time, except when communicating with the 24-hour-clock-challenged.

Every clock in the house, as well as computers, phones, tablets, TVs, alarm and surveillance systems, irrigation system, stove, microwave, etc. are all set to display time in 24-hour format.

Only exceptions are the bedroom alarm clock, which can't be set for it, and the couple dial clocks in the house.

My wife, when we were setting up her new range, was disappointed when it at first looked like it didn't support it. She prefers the 24-hour clock, too.

I see it's past twelve hundred hours. Time for lunch! (That'd be 12 o'clock p.m., Ryanp225 Wink.)




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NO Big Grin

I'm in IT and I like military time better.
 
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Originally posted by Ryanp225:
I get that some of you use it at your place of employment or overseas.
When not at these jobs and while speaking to someone here in the states you can simply use the same language as everyone else.
I don't have to bore everyone with some of the lingo and terms specific to my employment. I'd feel like I was seeking attention or putting others out if I did.


OK. Your .25 hour is up... Big Grin




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OK. Your .25 hour is up... Big Grin

Clever little Monkey. Smile

Sorry guys, I've been having a tough time with some stuff lately and was just looking for something to vent about to blow off steam.
This just happened to irk me for some reason this morning.
 
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Nah, GMT is better.
Haven't you heard? We're supposed to use UTC now because GMT is too England centric.
Nope. I'm sticking to GMT. Used it all my life.

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Originally posted by Gear.Up:
Haven't you heard? We're supposed to use UTC now because GMT is too England centric.

Nope. We're using UTC now because the clock at Greenwich, England, is no longer The One Time Source To Rule Them All Smile




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