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View Poll Results: Which clock system do you prefer and/or wish that the United States should use?
12 hours (AM/PM) 25 40.32%
24 hours (00.00 - 23.59) 37 59.68%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-05-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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I also much prefer the 12-hour system. I rarely have the alarm clock problem, but what does give me fits is having to stop and think "19.45...um, 19 minus 12...oh, ok...7:45pm". What's truly sad is that I'm good at math. At least I thought so LOL.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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I'd never be able to adjust to using 24 hour time. I like the 12 hour system much better.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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I prefer the 24-hour system because there is less room for mistakes/misunderstandings. Of course, every time I try to use it in casual conversation, people look at me funny.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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lol
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'd never be able to adjust to using 24 hour time. I like the 12 hour system much better.
Because you´re not used to it
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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i like the 12-hr system more because it is just engrained in my daily existence. If I lived where the 24-hr system is used, it would be the reverse.
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Well at least he didn't call Americans "retarded" or "idiots" in this post !
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Because you´re not used to it

Does Sweden Use 24 hour Clock System?


you asked to see a picture of a metric sign in my area. this sign is 16 km Northwest of my house just inside another county. this picture is about 5 years old. i dont know if this sign is still there because i dont usually go Northwest of my house a whole lot because there isnt really anything Northwest of my house.




i know this pic looks like a speed limit sign from Europe but its not. some extremely rural routes allow you to go up to 110kph depending on the road/weather conditions in my area.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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I'm all in favor of Metric Time, I look forward to using Kiloseconds. I have an urgent need to know exactly how many milliseconds are left in my busy day. Why doesn't the rest of the world use Metric Time?

Oh, and Metric Time should be based on Zulu time...when it's 8.457 Kiloseconds in London, it should be 8.457 Kiloseconds everywhere else in the world at the same time. Just imagine how much easier it would be, no more time zones, no more adding or subtracting Kiloseconds to figure out what someone else's "local time" is. And train and plane schedules would be so much more simple, no longer would travellers have to reset their watches when they disembarked 6000 kilometers from their departure point.

That makes "scence" to me!
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