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Old 2008-12-11, 12:22   #12
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Forget about Free-DC...
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Old 2008-12-11, 16:11   #13
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OK, sounds good. I want to clarify something here. I've always found that when someone states that something should start at 12 AM or midnight on a certain day, that it can be a little ambiguous. To make sure I understand you right, I'm assuming that you mean 1 minute before 12:01 AM GMT on Friday morning, i.e. 7 PM EST or 6 PM CST on Thursday night. Correct?

One more thing, who should tabulate the results?


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Yes, I was confused. I think midnight is neither A.M. or P.M.
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/noon.htm
(Though I was more drawn to the ad at the top "5 Tips For A Flat Stomach". lol)
Whoops--yeah, I forgot all about the whole confusion surrounding 12:00 midnight. You guys are correct, 1 minute before 12:01 AM GMT on Friday morning. (I guess I should have probably said 0:00 instead. )
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Old 2008-12-11, 16:12   #14
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Forget about Free-DC...
Eh? What you do you mean? Are you saying that Free-DC won't be participating in this race?

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Old 2008-12-11, 22:46   #15
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Yes, I was confused. I think midnight is neither A.M. or P.M.
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/info/noon.htm
(Though I was more drawn to the ad at the top "5 Tips For A Flat Stomach". lol)

Excellent web page Chris! It underscores in "full color" the ambuguity surrounding midnight on a certain day. Noon is no problem. Although I agree, like with midnight, that it's neither AM nor PM unless it's the instant right before or after noon, at least its clear what day is being referred. But that assumes that it is referred to as noon and not 12 AM nor 12 PM. In the latter case, it could be noon or midnight.

Edit: I think as a general rule, at least here in the U.S., 12 AM refers to midnight and 12 PM refers to noon (even though it is technicaly incorrect) but that still doesn't remove the ambugity around what date it is for midnight.


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Old 2008-12-11, 22:47   #16
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Forget about Free-DC...

Wimps!
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You guys gonna wake up on this BBQ or you gonna get road killed again?
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Old 2009-04-17, 14:22   #18
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