Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Title 2: How do you tell the time to others.

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Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:36 AM

I really hate people that tell the time in analog. It takes me ages to process what it is, but with digital it is like instantanious. I guess the question appended to this topic would be, to you tell the time to others in analog or digital, and in what context would you rather know the time?
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 01:09 AM

in 12-hour format.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:06 AM

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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:18 AM

wtf is telling someone the time in analog.
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 02:47 AM

"quarter to five". This could be better represented by using "four, fourty-five".
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:20 AM

lol. I still remember in my primary school syllabus, we were told to use 'quarter to five' instead of 'four forty-five'. education problem?I think.. ;)
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:53 AM

It doesn't really matter that much to me.
But I'd prefer being told "10 mins to 5" rather than "4.50"
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:41 AM

I just love it when you ask somebody what time it is, then they say "quarter-till", quarter till what? I prefer you just tell me "4:45"! :P
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 05:53 AM

As I have this on my desk

http://www.thinkgeek...ce/lights/59e0/

I usually just give them a series of ones and zeros. People generally only ask me the time once.
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:54 AM

Anytime someone asks me the time I simply reply,"Fuck off good sir, I have no need for you and your 'time'. "
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:58 AM

I use 24-hour format and state the Mountain: UTC-7/-6 zone format.
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:59 AM

WTF! I tell people the time in military time. Nothing like its 16:45 time to go home for the day. :)
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:09 AM

I would be guilty of minimized analog time recitation output.

Stranger: "Excuse me, do you have the time?"
Me: "Yup. It's a quarter of."

Until now, I didn't realize it annoyed people.
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:17 AM

I usually sleep at twenty-two hundred.
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Re: Do you speak in Analog or Digital?

Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:41 AM

I like to give people the time in English. :stupid:
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