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WestJet converts to metric time
YouTube ^ | April 1, 2014

Posted on 04/01/2014 4:24:50 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

Effective today, WestJet is changing the way we display our flight schedules, switching from our current system of "a.m." and "p.m." to metric time. For more information visit http://fly.ws/Metric-time.


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1 posted on 04/01/2014 4:24:50 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888

That will work perfectly with my metric adjustable wrench.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 4:34:21 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Squawk 8888

Will 7:45 pm become 19.75?


3 posted on 04/01/2014 4:35:32 AM PDT by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: Squawk 8888

Damn.

I’m getting hungry and lunch is still 3 kilohours away.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 4:37:28 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Squawk 8888

How will this work with daylight savings time ? I believe the sun is still analog.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 4:40:04 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Squawk 8888

“Metric Time”?

I just call it military time. It’s pretty common here in Europe. It took me a little while to get used to it, but it’s easy enough.


6 posted on 04/01/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: John Galt's cousin
Yeah, your flight from 1975 has FINALLY arrived.

Unfortunately, your elderly parents died in seats 3A&B in 1993 and you owe the airlines $19.75 a day for storage

Mummification is free.

7 posted on 04/01/2014 4:43:05 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: John Galt's cousin

From the web site......

How to calculate your flight’s departure in metric time:

Take your departure time in 24-hour time. Represented as HR:MIN.
Multiply the HR by 60.
Add the MIN.
Take the total and divide by 1.44.
(HR x 60) + MIN = X / 1.44 = New metric flight time (in milliminutes)

Sample calculation:

5:42 pm = 17:42

(17 x 60) + 42 = 1062 / 1.44 = 737 milliminutes


8 posted on 04/01/2014 4:44:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

OK. I forgot...April Fool’s Day.

Good one.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 4:44:49 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Squawk 8888

The Simpson’s already did it.


10 posted on 04/01/2014 4:45:16 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: bert

The math problem makes me wonder if they will change the name of the company to Common Core Airlines.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 4:50:19 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: bert
They must be proponents of the common corps
12 posted on 04/01/2014 4:54:38 AM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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To: bert
They got it slightly wrong. Is really 737 milli Day, not milli Minutes. Other than that it's perfectly sensible.

Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation

13 posted on 04/01/2014 4:55:31 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

The proper measure of absurd time is the millifortnight.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 4:56:26 AM PDT by jdege
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To: mazda77

It would make me want to bash in my alarm clock with my metric sledge hammer...


15 posted on 04/01/2014 4:58:09 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: John Galt's cousin; Squawk 8888; mazda77

Will 7:45 pm become 19.75?

No, it will be 1945 hours. This is the 24 hour clock the military has been using for decades.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 4:58:51 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Squawk 8888
The original design from the time of the French Revolution was to have a decimalized time system. A day would be divided into 10 hours, an hour would be divided into 100 minutes, and a minute would be divided into 100 seconds. Therefore, all time based calculations would be decimal based without the need to go from seconds to hours.
17 posted on 04/01/2014 4:59:32 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I smell “April 1st”


18 posted on 04/01/2014 4:59:45 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Squawk 8888

So your broken clock is only right once every 39.37 days now?


19 posted on 04/01/2014 5:00:04 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Hatteras

April first is so annoying


20 posted on 04/01/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: Mycroft Holmes
Reminds me of my high school physics teacher, who would keep his students on his toes by giving out exams with typical physics problems, but with the added stipulation that the results had to be converted to some ridiculous unit of measurement.

All these years later, I still remember a projectile motion problem where the final velocity of the object had to be calculated and shown in furlongs per fortnight. LOL.

21 posted on 04/01/2014 5:02:40 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Squawk 8888

Err... last time I checked it was called a 24 hour clock... odd that.


22 posted on 04/01/2014 5:06:30 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Which is the reason you always carry the units/metric* along with the numbers. Ain't science fun¿ Chow for paragraph eater.

* That which specifies what the numbers signify.

23 posted on 04/01/2014 5:09:40 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: reg45

How did they deal with the whole “week/month/year” thing?


24 posted on 04/01/2014 5:14:39 AM PDT by catman67
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To: bert

Common Core math?


25 posted on 04/01/2014 5:18:34 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I like Stardate time.


26 posted on 04/01/2014 5:21:07 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: GreyFriar

Or, as I read in a work of fiction recently (where the author clearly didn’t have a grasp of the concept):

‘Mission departs at oh-1800 hours...’


27 posted on 04/01/2014 5:22:59 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

I think he was just unsure as to the departure time.

“Mission departs at... oh... uh... 1800 hours”


28 posted on 04/01/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Squawk 8888

Reminds me of the “metric system videos” that we watched in school.

They came to the measurement of time, and the actors’ excuse for not changing time to a metric analog was that it “was too inconvenient and people are used to measuring time in the non-metric way”.

Of course, no one saw the irony of that as applied to length, volume, temperature, etc.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 5:29:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Squawk 8888

The metric system allows bureaucrats to count on their fingers and toes.

30 posted on 04/01/2014 5:33:57 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Squawk 8888

100 minutes in a minute? What’s the conversion factor?


31 posted on 04/01/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Squawk 8888

http://www.youareanidiot.org/


32 posted on 04/01/2014 5:39:16 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Squawk 8888
Hhaving been in the (US) Armed Forces I have no problem with “metric” time.In fact,every clock and watch I have that can be set that way is.I know...or at least suspect...that I'm in the minority on this issue here in the US but I'm accustomed to being in the minority.Also,I do a fair bit of international travel so when I see “15:45” on an airport departure board I'm not gonna miss my flight....except,maybe,because I've spent too much time at the airport bar! ;-)
33 posted on 04/01/2014 5:40:03 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Squawk 8888

Damn, will this affect the flight I have scheduled for the Azerole of Brumaire?


34 posted on 04/01/2014 5:42:04 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Squawk 8888
Regarding “metric”...one of the reasons I enjoy driving in Canada so much is that I can do 100 legally.Or at least I thought so until a “constable” handed me a ticket on “the 401” one day.
35 posted on 04/01/2014 5:42:48 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Squawk 8888

Smoking Coffee Apparently Becoming A Thing Among Teens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqRKJIHv-8Y


36 posted on 04/01/2014 5:46:08 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: MrB
“Mission departs at... oh... uh... 1800 hours”

It's O six hundred.What does the O stand for? Oh,my God,it's early.

37 posted on 04/01/2014 5:46:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Oh... I don’t know... uh... well... 1800?


38 posted on 04/01/2014 5:49:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Squawk 8888
Westjet has some good deals and unique ideas that they implement each April 1. Of course this year they introduced Metric Time . Last year they introduced their Furry Family program, where you can bring your pets on board with you, rather than in the baggage section. In 2012, they introduced Kargo Kids which allowed for child-free cabins, providing a much needed break for overstressed parents. In 2011, they introduced helium on all flights as a cost savings measure. Since helium weighs less than air, the fuel required for the jet to take off is reduced, a savings passed on to the consumer!
39 posted on 04/01/2014 5:49:58 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian ( I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: Squawk 8888

Just how many metric hours does April 1st last?

If we go to metric months can we just do away with it?


40 posted on 04/01/2014 5:52:17 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Squawk 8888
You raised two thoughts in my mind:

I'm surprised lawyers haven't converted to metric time. One would think they'd love to charge 100 minutes in an hour vs. the normal 60.

You probably irked a few Trekkies whose calendars are set to Stardate.

41 posted on 04/01/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

I think 3 kilohours is 3000 hours, a long wait to eat....lol


42 posted on 04/01/2014 6:09:53 AM PDT by B212
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To: Squawk 8888
Here's my Solution to measuring time in general:

13 Months a year of exactly 4 weeks (28 days)

That's 364 days accounted for

So we add a new month to the calendar. Let's call it "Midsummer" and stick it in the middle of summer. That will be when most of us take our vacation. Northern Hemisphere summer. Sorry Australia...New Zealand, et al. Sucks being you guys but you are at the bottom of the world and so you take your vacation in mid-winter.

That leaves one extra day - two on leap year.

Call that extra day New Year's Day and it's a holiday for all. On leap year, we get to celebrate Leap Day as well over a two-day period. We get extra drunk those years.

Now we have a symmetrical calendar. The first of each month will always be on a Sunday. The second of each month will always be a Monday, and so on. New Year's Day and Leap Year Day are their own days.

I think that's the way to do it. Let's do it.

43 posted on 04/01/2014 6:15:34 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Definitely!


44 posted on 04/01/2014 6:31:43 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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45 posted on 04/01/2014 6:32:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Squawk 8888

I would have preferred Wentworth, but that’s just me. ;’)


46 posted on 04/01/2014 6:52:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: jdege

Now you have me confused. Exactly how many millifornights are in a kilofurlong?


47 posted on 04/01/2014 6:58:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Squawk 8888

April Fools Day.


48 posted on 04/01/2014 7:07:23 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mazda77
That will work perfectly with my metric adjustable wrench.

Is it left or right handed?

49 posted on 04/01/2014 7:13:46 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Squawk 8888

It’s about frikin’ time we moved to metric time.

It is also a good time to tell everyone I saved $2500 on my health insurance premiums. Thanks Obamacare.


50 posted on 04/01/2014 7:26:49 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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