Is midnight today or tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by dsdsds, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Never watched a single Seinfeld episode.
     
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  3. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Snap

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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe you need a better group of recruits if you have to spend time teaching it?
     
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  7. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    How many knew military time when they reported to boot camp?
     
  8. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Me

    I'm surprised nobody thought to add a post a few days ago

    Will midnight tonight be 2017 or 2018?

    I thought about it but decided that the thread is dead and I saw no point

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  9. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Among the group that thought joining the military was a good idea, probably none of them. I'm guessing they needed to be taught how to make their beds and shine their boots as well.
     
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    I have and you did not miss much unless you like observing folk wrapped up in their own importance.
    All the characters seemed most strange with personality traits that were somewhat sad rather than humerous.
    Yet it appeals to some but certainly not my idea of humour.
    Alex
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    This was in the '70s and '80s, when military time was not common in CivLant.

    And boot camp is a test. If you can't fold your underwear according to instructions why would anybody let you loose around nukes? I tell prospective enlistees that the people at boot camp want you to succeed (believe it or not) but they don't need someone who's going to fail at walking in a straight line.
     
  12. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Just a snippet of information about time, on the sideline of the midnight thread here

    Yesterday 1st January 2018 The Present turned 68

    It seems for the purpose of carbon dating after the 1st January 1950 the accuracy was unclear because of the activities of humans had skewed the carbon content in the atmosphere

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  13. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    And this century turned 18, so it can legally get f...

    Oh, look, a butterfly!
     
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  14. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Most of our group made our beds with the supplied items and a couple of sheets of plywood nailed into perfect form
    You sleept with bought sheets and blankets
    Took less than 30 seconds to organise your bed for inspection

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  15. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Impressive!
     
  16. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    It's interesting that in civilian land, those to invent and manufacture nukes don't need to show that they can tell time and make their beds.
     
  17. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Why is it "interesting"? Oh, yeah, Oppenheimer was a highly trained and knowledgeable physicist, in his forties, IIRC. My boot camp company had two guys over 21. Wildly different situation.
     
  18. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I knew how to tell time and make my bed by the time I was 21.
     
  19. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    So what? I got a wrist watch in 1958. I could make my bed before I started school. Neither of those were up to military standards.
     
  20. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Well, it's good that we have military standards for making a bed. I feel a little safer already.
     
  21. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I must have swooshed you bad some time back, you have missed the point of boot camp completely. Well, you have a nice life.
     
  22. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You haven't done anything to me.

    I understand the point of boot camp. It's to take idiots and make them more orderly.
     
  23. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yep, totally swooshed. Have some one explain it to you.
     

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