No sun in sight here in the rainy and unseasonably warm Great Basin of North America....
On Sunday, December 21, 2014 5:20 PM, Orion <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Happy fitst day after Solstice.
I meant to say:
"We have no problem with 11:59:59.999999 PM. So what's the problem with 12>
Pardon the typo.
At 01:07 AM 12/22/2014 +0000, you wrote:
>22:59 ought to be too late to think about anything.
>On 21 Dec 2014 22:59, "Orion" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Dear logical Britarchers,
>> As we approach the end of the year, people around the world attach more
>> significance to the point in time of midnight. So can we please start
>> calling it what it is instead of saying that it is 12 A.M.
>> If midnight is 12 anything, it is 12 P.M. (i.e. 12 hours POST MERIDIAN)
>> The 12 is the final number in the series of 1 to 12 designating how many
>> hours have elapsed since the sun crossed the meridian (since noon).
>> If we are going to say that midnight is taken to mean that it is 12 hours
>> until (or ante) meridian, then we need to say that one hour later than
>> midnight is 11 AM, not 1 AM.
>> To say that the point in time of midnight is so short that right away we
>> looking at AM, so we should call it 12AM, is to say that right after
>> Saturday is Sunday so we may as well call it Sunday.
>> We have no problem with 12:59:59.999999 PM. So what's the problem with 12
>> Calling 12 midnight 12AM sounds like something a committee of bureaucrats
>> would come up with.
>> Think about it,