Why 12:01AM and not 12:00AM?

iPhone7ate9

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Why, did a minute go missing?

Is the first hour of every day only 59 minutes long?
 

nikhsub1

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Because Friday doesn't start until 12:01am. Did you also know that the first year of each century has a one at the end of it? 2001 was the first year of the 21st century, 2000 was the last year of the 19th.
 

BlueGoldAce

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Technically.....12:00 am is ambiguous. Is it the last minute if the previous day, or the first minute of the next day?

A lot of time, in business, such as scientific journals, due dates are set at 12:01 am to make it clear that the item is due on that day...not the previous day.


This is just that...preorders are in the 12th, not the last minute of the 11th.
 

iPhone7ate9

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Because Friday doesn't start until 12:01am. Did you also know that the first year of each century has a one at the end of it? 2001 was the first year of the 21st century, 2000 was the last year of the 19th.
That's ridiculous. Are you saying friday has a missing minute? The first year of a century starts with 0, everyone knows that. It's not like earth isn't 6 billion years old and the year 2014 isn't arbitrary.

When the clock hits 3:00 is it still 2 something? No it's 3.
 

quietstormSD

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Maybe because people get confused about the "midnight" thing. Kinda like when I hear someone say, "Early Saturday" at 2am. That's still Friday night to me.
 

TommyA6

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That's ridiculous. Are you saying friday has a missing minute? The first year of a century starts with 0, everyone knows that. It's not like earth isn't 6 billion years old and the year 2014 isn't arbitrary.

When the clock hits 3:00 is it still 2 something? No it's 3.
No! Both 1885 and 1900 are 19th century.

Just as 1999 and 2000 are both 20th century.
21st century started with the year 2001.
 

iPhone7ate9

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No! Both 1885 and 1900 are 19th century.

Just as 1999 and 2000 are both 20th century.
21st century started with the year 2001.
No, that's wrong.
0-99 = 100 years
100 - 199 = 100 years
1900 - 1999 = 100 years
 

Menel

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That's ridiculous. Are you saying friday has a missing minute? The first year of a century starts with 0, everyone knows that. It's not like earth isn't 6 billion years old and the year 2014 isn't arbitrary.



When the clock hits 3:00 is it still 2 something? No it's 3.
Not ridiculous, well established.

No.

No.Year 2000 is 20th century, year 2001 is new 21st century.

Too many double negatives to figure wtf youre rambling about regarding earth's age.

Correct. Apparently you can read time...
 

iPhone7ate9

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Not ridiculous, well established.

No.

No.Year 2000 is 20th century, year 2001 is new 21st century.

Too many double negatives to figure wtf youre rambling about regarding earth's age.

Correct. Apparently you can read time...
It's not hard to read. Double negatives aren't wrong.
 

HXGuyAZ

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Technically.....12:00 am is ambiguous. Is it the last minute if the previous day, or the first minute of the next day?

A lot of time, in business, such as scientific journals, due dates are set at 12:01 am to make it clear that the item is due on that day...not the previous day.


This is just that...preorders are in the 12th, not the last minute of the 11th.
That doesn't exactly make any sense.

The day goes from 12:00am to 11:59:59pm, at 12:00am the next day starts. I think that's pretty universally accepted...I mean look at the day/time on your phone/computer etc...when it goes from 11:59pm to 12:00am, the day changes to the next day.
 

iamthekiller

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Oh. My. God.

I really hope you guys are kidding about thinking the day doesn't start until 12:01. That has got to be the dumbest god damn thing I've heard in a very long time. I hate to use the word "retarded" in a derogatory fashion, but that is honestly a retarded statement.
 

Dmunjal

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There were billions of years before we started keeping track. Just MAKE a year 0 and add 1 to all BC dates.

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No, you all are wrong.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_(year)

" Year zero*does not exist in the*Anno Domini/Common Era*system usually used to number years in the*Gregorian calendar*and in its predecessor, the*Julian calendar. In this system, the year*1 BC*is followed by*AD*1.*"