Is midnight today or tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by dsdsds, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Michael 345 In Aust : found it :) Valued Senior Member

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    dsdsds said:
    It's probably neither (and both). But what is the standard, if any, if one is writing a contract? If I want something to expire on midnight between March 11 and March 12, how is it defined?

    0h00 2009-03-12 ?
    24h00 2009-03-11 ?

    This contract will expire midnight of the 11th March 2018

    Midnight is spelt out

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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    You could just say "This contract will expire at the end of the day on _________." However you determine the end of the day it will end. Same with the start of the next day.

    And, of course, certain litigious societies will still find reasons to argument about it.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    23:59 2009-03-11
    00:01 2009-03-12

    Not really that hard.

    No contract defined to less than a minute would be enforceable - Brewster's Millions notwithstanding.
     
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  7. Michael 345 In Aust : found it :) Valued Senior Member

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    ???? I think the two dates were not given as HIS period of the contract

    They were given as his 2 samples of expired dates which could be used

    I'm fairly certain midnight spelt out is used

    My data allowance per month staess "Your new allowance begins midnight on the last day of each month"

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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Not sure what you're saying.
    It looked like he was just listing two ambiguous dates, and then listing a solution.

    23:59 on the day in question is pretty unambiguous. That's why it's used a lot.
     

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