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Re: More on San Francisco and Oakland Numbering

Robert Bonomi (
Thu, 27 Oct 2005 16:48:21 -0000

In article <>, <> wrote:

> In a message dated 24 Oct 2005 13:29:03 -0700,
> writes:


> The standard nationwide time for making changes was 3:01 a.m. Eastern
> Standard Time, which would be 12:01 a.m. Pacifc Standard Time, still
> on Sunday. (A day does began at 12:01 a.m.; it's not just a style
> issue.)

What if you're keeping track of time to seconds?

Is "one second after midnight" _really_ part of the previous "day"?

What about the middle of the day?

Is "one second after mid-day" (12:00 noon) really still part of the

I'll agree that there is an ambiguity about whether 'midnight' is part
of the preceeding or succeeding day. I will, however, argue that if
it is any interval _past_ "midnight" -- be it a minute, a second, a
millisecond, a micro-second, a femto-second, or any smaller interval
-- that there is no question that the time-tick is in the 'new', not
the 'old' one.

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