Should probably mention my favorite, ISO 8601 - Date and time format.
Date and time values are ordered from the largest to smallest unit of time: year, month (or week), day, hour, minute, second, and fraction of second. The lexicographical order of the representation thus corresponds to chronological order, except for date representations involving negative years or time offset. This allows dates to be naturally sorted by, for example, file systems.
@irimi1 @juno AM/PM is unbelievably redundant and actually gets in the way of conversation. I don't think a lot of American's realize how many times they ask the question "AM or PM?" when someone suggests a time. I think we blank out that out because we're just so use to it. There is also a lot of "trust" in assuming others have used appropriate context if you do not mention the time with AM/PM.
In 24 hour time, it's just "See ya at 17" "ya you too bud!"
done, it's over. I'll be there at 5 PM
@Preston @juno To be fair, here in Germany people also use the 12h format a lot when they’re talking to each other, with the same kind of trust involved. But I do appreciate it a lot in textual form, e.g. in calendars or invitations.
I think I’m just gonna make that my personal convention from now on. "See you at 14."–"You mean 2 at noon?"–"Yes, 14."
@irimi1 @juno I guess the military spoiled me too much, 24 hour time was the only way things were done spoken and written, zero confusion about where we needed to be at what time. ISO8601 was the mandatory format for written documents, and if we were doing coordination with another base in another timezone, UTC+0 was the time we would switch to instead of wondering what time in my time is their time lol.
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