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5:40 pm on Aug 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Me?

2007-08-01 10:30:00-0700

I'm on a 24 hour clock. All clocks in the house (that allow me to configure) are adjusted to 24 hour time.

I changed to ISO date and time format back in 2000 I believe. I've been using 24 hour time since I was a teenager in the service.

1300-2359 - Subtract 12 to get 12 hour time.

lol, I'll ask my 7 year old daughter what time it is and she'll tell me "it's 19:30 Dad". In the beginning when I was first teaching her, it was 19:30 O'Clock. :)

I just got her a clock for her room that has both 12 and 24 hour time. Makes it easy for her to memorize.

I really think the ISO standards should be used by all. It just eliminates any guesswork.

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I really have never understood why anyone would think it's a good idea to mix up parts

should be ascending or descending order

day - month - year

year - month - day

how does it make any sense to swap day with month, drives me nuts. You have to look at other dates in the same text/article/site if both numbers are smaller than 12.

I like text, no confusion

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Here it is:

Mittwoch, 01.08.2007 (always dd.mm.yyyy)
Uhrzeit: 19:56 or: kurz vor acht. (short before eight)

Here in Germany everybody is on a 24 hour clock. I think it makes life much easier. Especially when you are doing business internationally. At least you are less likely to call your business partner at 3 in the morning because you thought in their time zone it is already 3 p.m.

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200708011310
or 01 August 2007

I get annoyed when people use non-abbreviations. For example: Sept. Another example: Thur.

So many software products recognize Sep and Thu, but Sept and Thur aren't anything.

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When storing values in software....It should always be

yyyy mm dd followed by 24 hour time stamp.

Any other arrangement will not sort logically in chronological order if cast to a long int or something else.

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Any other arrangement will not sort logically in chronological order if cast to a long int or something else.

Store as some variety of DateTime in the products I work with, but that arrangement (like 200708011404) is perfect for all kinds of things that you might sort. I find it odd that people name files like Aug-1Invoice.xls when they could do 20070801Invoice.xls so their files will sort chronologically instead of alphabetically.

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It is 9 52 pm here
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01.08.2007 (always dd.mm.yyyy)

Ah, challenges arise...

08.01.2007 (always mm.dd.yyyy)

Which is correct?

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I never realised until "9/11" came about that there are parts of the world who do the month-day-year thing. Very confusing when you're not expecting it. When communicating with North America I always make sure to write out the month name to prevent any confusion.

I also deal a lot with Japan, where it's YYYY-MM-DD (where YYYY can be either 2007 or Heisei 18). And in Thailand it's already 2550.

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Where I am it's almost bedtime ;)

Night night!

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There is an old European method that I like, but too few folks recognize it right off, namely:

dd mm yyyy

But the trick is "mm" is in roman numerals, thus:

1 VIII 2007 for today

thus still quite concise, but no confusion when talking between US and non-US folks.

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The sun is under the yard arm here. Time for a tot of rum!

(old sailor talk!) :o) KF

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>>I've been using 24 hour time since I was a teenager in the service.

Yet you neglected the day before month convention? Why? ; )

Beer-thirty here by the way. When I was a roofer I used to love to see beer-thirty, or those big beer clouds rolling in.

6:51 am on Aug 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It is 1186043234 here :)

Sorry, I couldn't help it.

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lol, I'll ask my 7 year old daughter what time it is and she'll tell me "it's 19:30 Dad". In the beginning when I was first teaching her, it was 19:30 O'Clock. :)

My youngest sis when she was about 3, when somebody asks her what time it was, she used to say "The long one is on 3 and the short one is on 9" That is for 15 past 9. One day the time was exactly at 12 and she came back quite surprised, "the long one is at 12 and the short is not there." :)

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I also deal a lot with Japan, where it's YYYY-MM-DD (where YYYY can be either 2007 or Heisei 18)

Correction: actually it's Heisei 19. (No wonder everyone says I'm always a year late...)

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Yet you neglected the day before month convention? Why? ; )

We had Julian Dates [aa.usno.navy.mil]. It took me a while to come up with a system to memorize those. :)

Short Time: 06:30
Long Time: 06:30:00-0700

Short Date: 2007-08-02
Long Date: 2007 August 02, Thursday

ISO Date and Time: 2007-08-02 06:30:00-0700

Julian Date: 2454314.76806

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" Time does not have the same appeal for everyone " Shakespeare... KF

[edited by: King_Fisher at 1:28 am (utc) on Aug. 3, 2007]

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There is a Calvin and Hobbes strip in which Calvin is complaining that his watch only tells him the time, day and month - not the year. Hobbes points out that people who don't know what year it is probably aren't the sort of people who would wear a watch anyway.

Personally, I can never understand mm/dd/yyyy. I use yyy/mm/dd/time for filenames, timestamps etc. and then 3-Aug-2007 for letters.

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5. 8. 2007. Timewise, Austrians theoretically use the 24-hour-clock, like the Germans do, but practically most people do it the 12-12-hour way and specify the details by adding phrases like "in the afternoon". "3 am Nachmittag" would be colloquially used for "3 p.m" or "15:00".
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I don't think it is relevant considering that time may not exist [discovermagazine.com].

So my date and time? Nothing.

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[FX: Chicago music playing in background...]

Does anybody really know what time it is?
Does anybody really care - about time?
If so, I can't imagine why...

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>>I don't think it is relevant considering that time may not exist.

That is one intersting article.

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The true measure of things are in the cycle. At any given point your are somewhere in your cycle. Man on average has an 80 year cycle(measured in time.)
An older man is close to closing the loop in his cycle. All things are in a
circularity mode, both animated and innate objects. Time is our way of telling
at what point on that cycle we or other things are. KF
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Anyone cross their 7's?
I started doing it as an air force brat in England, and still do it to this day.
They just don't look right unless the'yre crossed
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Yep! Keeps it from being mistaken for a one. (1) KF
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