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  1.    #1  
    Do you use 12-hour or 24-hour time on your devices?

    I like 24-hour time and use it on my Nokia Lumia 900 and on my computers. The reason I prefer 24-hour time is because there will never be issues with settings alarms for evening instead of morning by mistake.

    How about you? Which do you prefer?
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    12 hour and the answer is simple: I am too lazy to subtract 12 from everything when it gets to be afternoon.
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    12-hour, no need to use anything different here in USA, it will only confuse the poor local population if I'll tell them it's currently "17:35" when asked for a time ;-) When I visit my relatives on the other continent I of course switch to a proper 24-hour world standard ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Kj View Post
    12-hour, no need to use anything different here in USA, it will only confuse the poor local population if I'll tell them it's currently "17:35" when asked for a time ;-) When I visit my relatives on the other continent I of course switch to a proper 24-hour world standard ;-)
    I still tell people the time using 12-hour time. I just don't see the 12-hour time on my device. At least for me, it's easy to read 17:21 and say 5:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Kj View Post
    When I visit my relatives on the other continent I of course switch to a proper 24-hour world standard ;-)
    I've noticed that most stores in US tend to use 24-hour time on cash register receipts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    I still tell people the time using 12-hour time. I just don't see the 12-hour time on my device. At least for me, it's easy to read 17:21 and say 5:21 PM.
    I can usually easily convert teh time between formats, it's just a little bit inconvenient sometimes especially if you're not very focused at the moment due to being sleepy or drunk or too nervous or whatever...
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    24hr. I work in emergency services so its what I'm used to, but I've trained myself to translate for people who don't get it.
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    24 hour time and international date format. I used to do tech support for law enforcement and I've interned at NOAA.
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    12 hour clock in the states. 24 hour clock when overseas. I am prior military so either clock is ok.
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    When I was in Boy Scouts, enough of the troop leaders used 24 hour format, so I just got use to using it on my watches and devices. I use 24-hour time, and tend to speak/text it, but I've also caught myself using 12-hour (just not as frequently).
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    24 for me former marine so gotta stick to what I know
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    24-hour time, UK date format. Simple, I can easily distinguish between AM and PM. Plus I prefer to read it as 24-hour too. Everything I know of is set to 24-hour time too.
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    12 hr time... Cause 24 hr time is so last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpward291 View Post
    24 for me former marine so gotta stick to what I know
    Thank you for enlisting!
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    i'm from europe, so 24h
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Kj View Post
    12-hour, no need to use anything different here in USA, it will only confuse the poor local population if I'll tell them it's currently "17:35" when asked for a time ;-) When I visit my relatives on the other continent I of course switch to a proper 24-hour world standard ;-)
    you read 17 but say 5
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    This 12-hour AM/PM thing is not really existing here. We only use 12-hour time in informal spoken language, never in written language or on watches/devices.

    I think this is also one of the hard parts for people starting to learn English here. But after a while AM is easy to remember, it's just short for "Am Morgen" and PM is the other one...
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    I mostly use 12-hour time since I too am sometimes lazy to try and process what the time is in 24-hour. But at the moment, I'm watching through 24 (tv series) again, so I have to froce myself to process what the time is
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    Only 24 hour, I actually read in my head the time 17:21 as 521, I convert it easily
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    I'm former military as well, but use 12 hour. Never thought about changing it to 24. Whenever I do see 24 my mind automatically subtracts 12 from my Navy days.
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    12-hour, although 95% of my country uses 24-hour time.
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    I never was in the military, but my father had been in the Army and he taught me how to tell time; so I learned 12-hour and 24-hour time.

    12-hour time worked better for me when I had an old-fashioned wind-up alarm clock. It's easy to forget the "AM" or "PM" setting on the alarm feature on devices. I made the mistake of picking PM instead of AM once. Lucky for me, I woke up without the alarm. I started using 24-hour time after that.
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    24hr - no point with AM/PM, but I say the time in 12HR (again, no need for AM/PM), plus, I do enjoy saying X-hundred hours :-D
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    Im in the military but 24h is sandard in I guess most European countrys.
    And theres no need to subtract once your used to it, 21 = 9, thats just how it is, if someone asks and its 22:30 I answer 10:30 wiyhout thinking.
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    12-hour as always
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    I use 12 hour time but I am tempted to set my devices on 24 hour time to train myself to memorize it.
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