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Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

SamP
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Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

Just that really.
In your  Broadband speed tables for various products, you mention time slots like 11pm-12am and 12am-6pm.
When I read this I guess that 12am means midnight - but some people use this same term to mean mid-day.
See  http://www.npl.co.uk/science-technology/time-frequency/time/faqs/is-midnight-12-a.m.-or-12-p.m.-(faq...
If it _did_ mean mid day, that would make most of your products unsuitable for me.
So, can you confirm that  when you say  12am  it means midnight? 
How about a helpful note on the Broadband speeds tables?
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

The easy answer is that the charts start at midnight which they call 12.am
This can be seen by the fact that almost all products are shown as line speed over night (the exception being VPN and Gaming on Value and midnight to 1.00am on Fibre)
http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/speed_guide/download_speeds.shtml
SamP
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

Thanks for that.
I would say "You certainly took your time in replying" - but I'm no good at them there smiley icon thingies and you might think I was serious.
I now have to decide between "Value" & "Extra"...
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

Alll would be much clearer if 24 hr clock was used. I can't believe that anyone, who uses a computer would not understand.
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

12am is midnight. The moment the clock hits 12am, it is then morning.
That's how I always remember it Smiley
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

http://www.npl.co.uk/science-technology/time-frequency/time/faqs/is-midnight-12-a.m.-or-12-p.m.-%28f...
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There is no confusion when using the words 12 noon (or mid-day) and 12 midnight, although the use of 12 midnight can raise the question of 'which day?'. To avoid confusion in, for example, an insurance certificate, it is always better to use the 24-hour clock, when 12:00 is 12 noon and, for example, 24:00 Sunday or 00:00 Monday both mean 12 midnight Sunday/Monday. It is common in transport timetables to use 23:59 Sunday or 00:01 Monday (in this example), or 11:59 p.m. or 12:01 a.m., to further reduce confusion.
There are no standards established for the meaning of 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. It is often said that 12 a.m. Monday is midnight on Monday morning and 12 p.m. is mid-day. This puts all the times beginning with 12 and ending with a.m. in the same one-hour block, similarly with those ending with p.m. It can also be argued that by the time you have seen a clock showing 12:00 at mid-day it is already post meridiem, and similarly at midnight it is already ante meridiem. Times in the first hour of the day are sometimes given as, for example, 00:47 a.m., with 00:00 a.m. corresponding to midnight, but with a time twelve hours later given as 12:47 p.m.
Another convention sometimes used is that, since 12 noon is by definition neither ante meridiem (before noon) nor post meridiem (after noon), then 12 a.m. refers to midnight at the start of the specified day (00:00) and 12 p.m. to midnight at the end of that day (24:00). Given this ambiguity, the terms 12 a.m. and 12 p.m. should be avoided.
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

I agree with lucerne, the 24 hour clock is the obvious choice as a day is divided into 24 hourly units.

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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

and yet another reason for using Midnight
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

AM is Ante Meridian and PM Post Meridian and Noon is neither it is the Meridian so it is 12.00 or noon nothing else. The other one is midnight  Roll eyes
That is a coherent system otherwise use the 24.00 clock  Cool
I think PN and others have lost their way trying to adapt a system to another purpose  Crazy
But that doesn't answer the question or help the OP in any way Grin
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

But the first reply did  Grin
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

Rather OT but the 24 hr clock holds one time that is engraved in my psyche fifty-five years on.... 23:59 hrs. Who knows that as well as me? Grin
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

The 65 year old clock I'm thinking of only ever got to 23:58!
Edit: It's 65 not 55 anyway Sad
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Re: Silly Question perhaps, but what _is_ "12am"

Quote from: Jameseh
12am is midnight. The moment the clock hits 12am, it is then morning.
That's how I always remember it Smiley

No,it's neither at Midnight.It becomes morning after midnight not at it.
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