Is midnight today or tomorrow?

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  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'll do that if I can find someone who can tell time and make a bed.
     
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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I'm sure you don't know a soul who has those mysterious skills.
     
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  5. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    ^^^
    If the date changed at noon, each day would be from noon to noon rather than midnight to midnight. We would yet be dealing with whole 24 hour days.

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  7. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    ^^^
    There is no point to boot camp.

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  8. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, but half the days' business would be conducted on the 23rd and half on the 24th. You'd constantly need to check the time as well as the date for transactions that need attention.
     
  9. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, you would know, right? You never read about Jonny Rico, I see.
     
  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, I do know.

    You do not see anything.

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  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Okay then, why the bullshit about boot camp having no point?
     
  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Because there is no frigging point to boot camp.

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  13. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Not if we followed the Egyption system

    In ancient Egypt, the day was reckoned from sunrise to sunrise

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day

    I thought it occurred in England but can't find reference

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  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Very well put. I assume you've peaked here.
     
  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    That was in many cultures. Cannot recall whether in England. I will probably check it.

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  16. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Your assumptions are like farts in the wind.

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  17. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Okay, you're a Fosterite troll.
     
  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Grow up already.

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  19. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    No. The 23rd would be from noon to noon then the 24th would be from noon to noon. Business of the 23rd would be conducted on the 23rd & business of the 24th would be conducted on the 24th.
    Every thing would be exactly as simple or complicated as it is now.
    Try to think before you react.

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  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The issue is that, if the business day changes at midnight, most companies will have a very large, obvious break of many hours between "business days" to wind down and wind up.

    If the business day changes at noon, right in the middle of the busy time of almost all businesses, there's no gap to accomplish the tasks of changeover from one day to the next. (And there re a lot of tasks.)

    In fact, many tasks will be pushed off until the crowds settle down - i.e. evening. And that means, for most of the afternoon, the state of the business will be in flux. (Bank roll deposits will wait until someone can run to the bank, etc.)

    During the largest number of transactions of the day, even the simplest transactions (such as buying a stick of gum) will start on one day but finish on the next.

    Not only is that a real pain in effort, but it leads to a high risk of error.
     
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  21. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    Circa 100 Posts ago, I remarked that it was incredible for this Thread to have so many Post.

    At 357 it seems insane rather than incredible.
     
  22. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    So what do YOU do while you're chewing through the restraints?

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  23. amber Registered Member

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    Midnight is a position of the sun ......
     

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