Midnight - an unsolvable issue (without a clock or dictionary)

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:09 am Post

No... You have eight, obviously.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:11 am Post

To the majority of THE RED LION's erstwhile philosophers and amateur astrophysicists, Midnight was when one day ended and the next began. I suppose we should've known better. :(
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:41 am Post

nom wrote:PS It takes more than toe strength. Willpower, stubbornness and unrelenting bloody-mindedness. That's why nomstralians are so tough... :P

You forgot "willing to do things that normal people think are insane."
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:09 am Post

Jaysen wrote:
nom wrote:PS It takes more than toe strength. Willpower, stubbornness and unrelenting bloody-mindedness. That's why nomstralians are so tough... :P

You forgot "willing to do things that normal people think are insane."


Like posting in this thread? :roll:
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:20 am Post

lunk wrote:Well, considering other "logical" systems the British have invented, it makes sense that you count the hours starting at 12 and ending on 11. How do you teach kids that logic?


You've highlighted the flaw in your own reasoning: You're assuming it's logical. As you said, consider the other systems that the British have invented*.

I'm not defending the system — I don't claim it's brilliant or sensical — I'm just stating what it is.


*To be fair to the Brits, they've made a decent go at democracy, but this is tempered but their insistence on a democratic monarchy.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:25 am Post

I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:33 am Post

pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.

They barrow your non-monarchy as their own.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:10 pm Post

pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.


Don't mess with me at this late hour of the evening. You have a queen as head of state. Ergo, you have a monarchy.

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:11 pm Post

Forget the logic then. It's all a question of art!

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:52 pm Post

vic-k wrote:To the majority of THE RED LION's erstwhile philosophers and amateur astrophysicists, Midnight was when one day ended and the next began. I suppose we should've known better. :(
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:01 pm Post

nom wrote:
pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.


Don't mess with me at this late hour of the evening. You have a queen as head of state. Ergo, you have a monarchy.

I'm getting too old for this... <end of sentence obscured by David Sanborn's "Murtaugh" saxophone riff from Lethal Weapon>


No, we don't. Not constitutionally speaking. A monarchy relies on the monarch acting as the Executive function. The Crown doesn't fill that role, it's just a ceremonial function in the UK, paid for by American tourists.
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:07 pm Post

pigfender wrote: The Crown doesn't fill that role, it's just a ceremonial function in the UK, paid for by American tourists.

HEY!

I resemble that remark...
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:50 pm Post

pigfender wrote:
nom wrote:
pigfender wrote:I can't speak for Canadia or Nomstralia, but in the UK is we actually don't have a monarchy, constitutionally speaking.


Don't mess with me at this late hour of the evening. You have a queen as head of state. Ergo, you have a monarchy.

I'm getting too old for this... <end of sentence obscured by David Sanborn's "Murtaugh" saxophone riff from Lethal Weapon>


No, we don't. Not constitutionally speaking. A monarchy relies on the monarch acting as the Executive function. The Crown doesn't fill that role, it's just a ceremonial function in the UK, paid for by American tourists.


Yes you do, just like Sweden. A constitutional monarchy. But maybe this is, like midnight, an unsolvable issue? :lol:

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:10 pm Post

gr wrote:
vic-k wrote:To the majority of THE RED LION's erstwhile philosophers and amateur astrophysicists, Midnight was when one day ended and the next began. I suppose we should've known better. :(
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:30 pm Post

12:00 am, aka 00:00 can't be midnight, meaning the middle of the night. I've hardly gone to bed yet! :shock:

And if it's not a monarchy, is it perhaps a diarchy? :roll:
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