• my name is missing (unregistered)

    I would say Best Buy sells itself to me.

  • Polaris (unregistered)

    I wouldn't be so sure that the first picture is a bug and not a deliberate design decision. My guess is that enough people get confused about whether 12:28 PM is daytime or nighttime that it's worth writing it CNN's way for tracking events with 'round-the-clock updates, even if it is technically wrong.

    (I'm sympathetic towards this confusion, since it's an oddity of the 12-hour clock that the AM/PM switch happens one hour before the actual number wraps around. Blame the Babylonians for not counting from zero.)

  • WTFGuy (unregistered)

    my name is missing@: Some albatross (albatrosses?)(albatri?) are not worth having, even if given to you for free.

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered)

    #2: After all we know by now, this may be the most appropriate public-facing use of NaN ever.

    #3: Nice, but Austrian TV did it better: https://metropole.at/orf-mistakenly-subtitles-the-swearing-in-of-kurzs-new-administration-with-telenovela-text/

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered)

    On a more serious note for a Friday, apropos #1:

    I admit I checked some US election sites once or twice in the last few days, and what irritated me the most (well, apart from, like, everything) was when they converted times to my local time zone, but kept displaying them in US format, giving something like "9:15 pm CET".

    While technically not wrong, I've apparently been trained by now to read AM/PM times as US and mentally add a few hours when converting (which at some point gave me a future time for a past event, which is when I noticed).

    So in case any of you reading this are working on such code, please don't do this. Either keep the original time zone, or convert it completely, i.e. time zone and 24-hour time for non-US.

  • some rando (unregistered) in reply to Foo AKA Fooo

    Don't most localization libraries do that kind of thing automatically? Like, I could see writing something and using the "output this datetime in local terms" function and assuming it would be right, am I asking for trouble with that?

    (I'm assuming in this case that they did not use a standard library and rolled their own.)

  • tbo (unregistered)

    What's the game in the bottom left that's 60% off, anyway?

  • Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; -- (unregistered) in reply to tbo

    That game is BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Special Edition

  • Niknelb (unregistered)

    “NaN NaN NaN NaN” - isn’t that just the first four notes of Hail To The Chief??

  • (nodebb)

    Who was that survey question sent to, Warren Buffet?

  • ampm (unregistered)

    I actually like the way they format the time in #1. AM/PM gets confusing around 12, because you'd think 12 PM comes after 11 PM, but that's wrong. By writing 12:xx midnight and 12:xx noon it's very clear which part of the day it's referring to.

  • Heinebold (unregistered) in reply to Foo AKA Fooo

    No, that's not good. Imagine an American abroad, he wants to see it in local time but 12h format. If possible in any way, honor the client settings for any formatting. Do not format time based on the requested timezone, but on the locale.

  • Osric (unregistered) in reply to Niknelb

    I believe it's actually the opening to Beethoven's 5th

  • (nodebb) in reply to Osric

    Sorry, I'm afraid you're mistaken. It's actually Land of 1000 Dances.

  • European (unregistered) in reply to Heinebold

    "Imagine an American abroad" ... if an American actually travels abroad then I would expect they should have at least two brain cells to be able to knock together and do some understanding

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