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

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  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Why, did a minute go missing?

    Is the first hour of every day only 59 minutes long?
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    so people can make threads about it on macrumors.
     
  3. nikhsub1 macrumors 68010

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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.
     
  4. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    Because midnight is 12:01. Always has been since the dawn of time.

     
  5. BlueGoldAce macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  6. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's absolutely retarded.

    On new year's do you wait until the clock goes 12:00:58...12:00:59...12:01:00 and THEN yell happy new year?
     
  9. MacJones macrumors 6502

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    Why does the New Year's Eve countdown end at 12:00 and not 12:01 if the next day starts at 12:01?
     
  10. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  11. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, that's wrong.
    0-99 = 100 years
    100 - 199 = 100 years
    1900 - 1999 = 100 years
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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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...
     
  13. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not hard to read. Double negatives aren't wrong.
     
  14. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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  15. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    There was no year 0.
     
  16. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  17. Menel macrumors 603

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    Yes he was correct. You need to return to grade school.

    The rest of your post proves you can do math... Counting years?
     
  18. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  19. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    There is no such thing as year "0".

    1-100 1st
    101-200 2nd

    ...
    ...

    1901-2000 20th
    2001-2100 21st
    2101-2200 22nd
     
  20. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  21. Menel macrumors 603

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    Because it takes less room to write than 12:00:00.01am and gets the same point across.
     
  22. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes because time began on the dawn of the day 1 of the first century.
     
  23. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    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.*"
     

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