Introducing USA hour format.


Is "mm" here minute or month? :blob_cat_giggle:
I still don't understand why so many people have issues with the ISO 8601 format. Using it in the business world feels like running against walls :blob_cat_oh_no:

@Cyb3rVix3n @Sylvhem mm is concatenation of minutes and months, but no one knos which one values what.

No way! It must be milli-miles. We're talking about the US here :blob_cat_giggle:
On the other hand: why should they use SI-prefixes? :blob_thinking_smirk:
@bumbervevo @VioB @Sylvhem

All other formats, except full ISO 8601, should be forbidden by law.
@VioB @Sylvhem

@AAMfP @VioB @Sylvhem
We tried that in Germany (not by law but by norms) and miserably failed. They even rolled it back in the last revision.
There is no sense in writing a numeric date other than YYYY-MM-DD

Luckily, my wife is Japanese: in our wedding rings (11 years ago) we used "the Japanese format", actually ISO 8601. I'm soooo happy. 😉
@VioB @Sylvhem

@MicroCheapFx @VioB @Sylvhem

I was amused the first time round when I viewed this on desktop. I got to be amused for different reasons when I viewed on mobile, which decided on a slightly different... rendering

@emacsomancer wait does subway tooter just randomly replace everything that looks like an emoji code

@Sylvhem dumbest systems in world, only in USA. Unlimited time only. Get it NOW.

@Sylvhem .. hopefully ditching that AM/PM and goes 24 hour clock :)

@cisene @Sylvhem I've been using 24 hour clocks for like 15 years since I started talking to people around the world on IRC. Trying to compare time zone differences with 12 hour clocks is overcomplicated.

@be @Sylvhem ISO-8601 FTW .. also UTC-centric .. as offset and not a jumble of letters that describes nothing ..

@be 24 hour clock is still too hard, so I sometimes use 48 hour clocks instead of doing carry over in day. @cisene @Sylvhem

@juliank @be @Sylvhem this particular one actually hangs in my kitchen -- used to teach my son to actually read/interpret the time instead of learning patterns as they do that in school

@cisene You say that, but I can't really read analog clocks.

I can always be off by one increment, and it really depends on the watch what a certain position of the arms means :D

Like some do jumps at their intervalls, others move smoothly over the interval, so one's 5:59 might be another's 6:59.

@be @Sylvhem

@cisene @juliank @be @Sylvhem oh no! the odd numbers are in between the lines, one simply cannot factor 24 out of 60!

I see the need for an extra clock face: put the hours in a small circle in the middle and the minutes+seconds along the outer edge.

How about the loved fractionals?
7½AM is easy (07:30),
8⅜PM needs a little thinking (20:12:30),
and 9.13/32 a calculator (21:24:27.5)

@Sylvhem would more likely be mm:ss:hh with the :hh not frequently written

@Sylvhem In Texas Standard Time you put a stick in the ground and measure the angle of the sun, because that's how they did it in the Texas school approved bibles.

@Sylvhem euro hour format: 10 ehours in a day
10 eminutes in an ehour
100 eminutes in a day

@Sylvhem here in Canada depending on the region we use both mm:hh:ss and hh:mm:ss and unless the minute is ≥24 there's no way to tell the two formats apart easily…

@Sylvhem Oh come on, they already have AM and PM, that's ridiculous enough as it is.

@Iutech C'est pas supposé être un drapeau, c'est supposé être les lettres ss ^^.

@Sylvhem 24-hour time is traditionally written without a colon (1800 instead of 18:00,) and the Army add the word "hours" after the military time (e.g. "eighteen hundred hours".) LOL

The Army need specific instructions about units of time. The Navy are able to work it out for themselves 😉

@Sylvhem Wouldn’t it be mm:ss:hh

Which leaves ss:mm:hh for Europe 😉

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