24 hour time versus 12 hour time.

Xyphien

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I have absolutely no idea why people still use 12 hour time. Most companies you work with, including fast food such as McDonalds operate in 24 hour time, so why is it that the rest of the US still uses the 12 hour system. I think it's absolutely insane, and so annoying. "Hey can you pick me up at 9?" am or pm? versus, "hey man, mind picking me up at 2100" Yup, no problem. There's no need for confirmation, confusion or anything else. It's extremely easy to understand, and doesn't make any since why we use it.

What's your thoughts on 12 hour time and 24 hour time?
 

Nagato

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24 hour time is far superior. Though, I've only been using it since last year. From what I heard. the British use 24 hour time but say 12 hour time, which is interesting.
 

Demon_skeith

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I've grown up on the 12 our time setup, so I couldn't imagine trying to adjust to the 24 hour time viewing.
 

Nerdface

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12-hour just looks and feels weird to me now..

I did this, on this date, at 3:30 vs. I did this, on this date, at 15:30

The 24-hour system is just straight to the point, and there's no confusion.
 

Xyphien

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I've grown up on the 12 our time setup, so I couldn't imagine trying to adjust to the 24 hour time viewing.
It's really easy to understand. My thought process is different than most. But essentially just add 12 to everything past 12. I simplify it by just doing +2 to whatever the 12 hour time is. If it's 3pm, 3 + 2 = 5. Then just add a 1 before that. 1500. 8pm 8 + 2 = 10, then just add the 1 to the beginning so it's 2000. It's literally just adding 12, I just do things differently I guess lol.
 

Nagato

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I've grown up on the 12 our time setup, so I couldn't imagine trying to adjust to the 24 hour time viewing.
Same but then I tried 24 hour time for 4-5 months, then went back to 12. As of last October, I went back to 24 and never looked back.
 

Nagato

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I think it depends on where you grow up & what you become accustomed to. I grew up with 12 hour time. I rather say 2pm than 1400 hours.
I heard the U.K. (Or just England) use 24 hour time but convert it to 12 hour time. So they'll have a clock that says it's 1530 and look at it and say, "ok it's 3:30pm"
 
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