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Introducing USA hour format.

hh:ss:mm

@VioB
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:
@Sylvhem

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

@jdoe
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

@Cyb3rVix3n
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

@Cyb3rVix3n
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.

@Sylvhem
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

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

@Sylvhem Wouldn’t it be mm:ss:hh

Which leaves ss:mm:hh for Europe 😉

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