Military Time

No, I am not joining the navy, or any of the others, but rather I am on their Mac suddenly went from 12-hour mode to 24-hour mode sometime in the last week and I can't figure out how to set it back! Trust me, it's NOT in the Date & Time properties. If only it were that simple, lol.

But you know what? I don't care anymore! The more and more I think about it, 12-hour mode is stupid. I mean, why make a system were the hours repeat? Why not one number for every hour of the day?

This said, I wanna share you a little "trick" I've discovered...well I have known about this since I was in elementary school (yeah I was that kind of kid) to figure out what time it is in 12-hour mode when in 24 hour mode, just subtract 12 from the current time. Example, 15:00 is 3:00PM. And that's another thing. There is no need for AM and PM in 24 hour mode. Now, I know that "trick" seems obvious but I can't tell you how many people I have told this to that didn't know that and were confused when somesaid 15:00 when asked what time it was.

Let's Start a Revolution! Down with 12-hour time!


  1. people are too stupid to handle more than 12 hours. i was registering today and my advisor wouldn't figure out 19:00. it just doesn't seem that difficult to me.

  2. I am doing a payroll which is in military time. Sometimes employees forget to punch the time clock and just write the time on their time card.
    For example, they write in 6:23. Is there a chart which shows the conversion to military time. I would appreciate info on this so much.

  3. Do Kerry&Edwards use the same John?

  4. Why does the night seperate the Day.Why did the islanders who discovered King Kong build a 50' foot high fence to protect themselves but include a 50' high Doorway in the fence?Can you imagine skydiving if you were blind?.....


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