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 Dec 3, 2004, 04:17 PM #1 Doctor Q Administrator     Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Los Angeles blood donor center Happy 1 2 3 4 to math/calendar geeks! In American representation, today's date (December 3, 2004) is 12/3/4. It's not often that we get four consecutive digits in the date, so we should enjoy it while it lasts. Maybe we should eat pi for dinner, or spend \$1234 at the Apple Store, or something else suitable to the occasion. In the 21st century, we'll have the following four-consecutive-digit days to celebrate: 01/2/3 (last year) 1/23/4 (earlier this year) 12/3/4 (today) 3/2/10 4/3/21 5/4/32 1/2/34 (same digits as today) 6/5/43 2/3/45 7/6/54 3/4/56 8/7/65 4/5/67 9/8/76 5/6/78 6/7/89 3/21/0 (see note) Did I miss including any? Note: I consider 3/21/0 in the 21st century to be March 21, 2100, based on the assumption that the 1st century was the year 1 through the year 100. If you prefer to think of centuries as starting on years ending in 00, then you should put that date first in the list (March 21, 2000). __________________ I support the MacRumors Blood Drive! Last edited by Doctor Q; Dec 3, 2004 at 05:39 PM. Reason: got the numbers right but spelled "consecutive" wrong :O 0
 Dec 3, 2004, 05:07 PM #2 jxyama macrumors 68040     Join Date: Apr 2003 kinda nifty... for european date system (day/mo/year)... 01/2/3 would be feb. 1, 2003 1/23/4 would be jan. 23, 2004 12/3/4 would be march 12, 2004 23/4/5 would be april 23, 2005 2/3/45 would be march 2, 2045 3/4/56 4/5/67 5/6/78 6/7/89 7/8/90 japanese system (year/mo/day): 01/2/3 would be feb. 3, 2001 12/3/4 would be march 4, 2012 23/4/5 would be april 5, 2023 34/5/6 ... 45/6/7 ... 56/7/8 ... 67/8/9 ... that's it, i think? Last edited by jxyama; Dec 3, 2004 at 05:10 PM. 0
 Dec 3, 2004, 05:13 PM #3 kgarner macrumors 68000     Join Date: Jan 2004 Location: Utah Unless I'm blind, you forgot 1/23/45 and 12/3/45. __________________ Mac Pro 2.66 Quad | Mini 1.42 G4 (running as HTPC) digitalsandbox.net "Monkeys are like bacon. They improve just about anything." -Andy Ihnatko 0
Dec 3, 2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by kgarner Unless I'm blind, you forgot 1/23/45 and 12/3/45.
I was talking about Four-Consecutive-Digit Day but Five-Consecutive-Digit Day is even more exciting!
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 Dec 3, 2004, 06:27 PM #5 Mechcozmo macrumors 603     Join Date: Jul 2004 Doc. Q, what else do you do with your time? First the gigapixel photo, now finding all of those dates... And what about the '0's? Today is 12/3/04 or 12/03/04 depending on how you write it out. __________________ This is not the signature you're looking for. This is not the signature we're looking for. You can scroll down now. You can scroll down now. 0
Dec 3, 2004, 07:11 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by Mechcozmo Doc. Q, what else do you do with your time? First the gigapixel photo, now finding all of those dates...
If there are no geeky topics to discuss, I maintain the MacRumors Members Photo Directory and the free iTunes thread, do my moderator duties, work full time, and do volunteer work.

Luckily, I never eat or sleep and I look like this:

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 Dec 3, 2004, 08:45 PM #7 stubeeef macrumors 68030     Join Date: Aug 2004 Thanks Doc..... I remember going to a square root day in engineering school, Sept 9th 1981. Revel in your compulsive disorder and may we all benefit! __________________ Change! Real Change? 7in2 Fore! 0
Dec 3, 2004, 08:49 PM   #8
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 Originally Posted by Doctor Q If there are no geeky topics to discuss, I maintain the MacRumors Members Photo Directory and the free iTunes thread, do my moderator duties, work full time, and do volunteer work. Luckily, I never eat or sleep and I look like this:
I think that you do your job well. We are very lucky here at MacRumors. Your vast knowledge is appreciated. I'm wasn't at all surprised by your post, something that's routine for a math genius. In my personal case it's a math phobia.
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Dec 3, 2004, 11:21 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by wdlove I'm wasn't at all surprised by your post, something that's routine for a math genius. In my personal case it's a math phobia.
You can balance your checkbook, right? You can tell which size container is the best deal at the supermarket, right? That's just practical everyday math. So maybe you aren't math phobic and shouldn't sell yourself short. Maybe it's just not your hobby or area of interest. Only a small percentage of people are math fanatics or totally math-averse. The rest are in the middle, using math when it's useful, being amused at patterns other people point out (like today's date), and OK with or without it otherwise.

I'm not a genius, just someone who likes math, pattern matching, and puzzles.

Which reminds me. When the Google founders first talked about their public offering, they estimated the share value as \$2,718,281,828. Math geeks will realize that they were both predicting how much they could raise and making a math joke. Who wants to reveal what it was?
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Dec 4, 2004, 12:58 AM   #10
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If I go to L.A. then I'll keep an eye out for you...

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Dec 4, 2004, 01:13 AM   #11
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Don't worry the evil math geeks will be taken care of...

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 NEW YORK - A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General John Ashcroft said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction. "Al Gebra is a fearsome cult," Ashcroft said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'There are 3 sides to every triangle'." When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes." White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the president.
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Dec 4, 2004, 10:02 AM   #12
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 Originally Posted by Doctor Q Which reminds me. When the Google founders first talked about their public offering, they estimated the share value as \$2,718,281,828. Math geeks will realize that they were both predicting how much they could raise and making a math joke. Who wants to reveal what it was?
Hrm, striking resemblance to Euler's number. All I know is that it's the only number that when raised to the power of x, remains the same through integration and differentiation.
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 Dec 12, 2012, 12:46 PM #13 Doctor Q Thread Starter Administrator     Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Los Angeles blood donor center This thread is a wee bit old, but with 12/12/12 12:12:12 being today I think it's worth three (better make that twelve) cheers! I'll be sure to post again when we get to 13/13/13 13:13:13! __________________ I support the MacRumors Blood Drive! 3
Dec 12, 2012, 12:50 PM   #14
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 Originally Posted by Doctor Q This thread is a wee bit old, but with 12/12/12 12:12:12 being today I think it's worth three (better make that twelve) cheers! I'll be sure to post again when we get to 13/13/13 13:13:13!
YAY! Happy 12^6
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 Dec 12, 2012, 02:12 PM #15 Peace macrumors P6     Join Date: Apr 2005 Location: Space--The ONLY Frontier Well now. Happy 1728. 0
Dec 12, 2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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 Originally Posted by obeygiant YAY! Happy 12^6
Eeeww: gross cubed.

Probably a big celebration today at the Duodecimal Society of America:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_(unit)
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Dec 12, 2012, 03:53 PM   #17
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 Originally Posted by Peace Well now. Happy 1728.
Well played on when you posted this!
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 Dec 13, 2012, 09:27 AM #18 obeygiant macrumors 68040     Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: Michigan lol. XD 1
Dec 13, 2012, 10:28 AM   #19
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 Originally Posted by Doctor Q This thread is a wee bit old, but with 12/12/12 12:12:12 being today I think it's worth three (better make that twelve) cheers! I'll be sure to post again when we get to 13/13/13 13:13:13!
11/12/13 14:15:16 ?
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 Aug 8, 2013, 10:44 AM #20 Doctor Q Thread Starter Administrator     Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Los Angeles blood donor center What's everyone doing for the big holiday today? I'm referring, of course, to the 25th anniversary of 8/8/88! I figured there would be a big countdown in Times Square to 8:08:08am, but apparently not. They must be waiting for 8:08:08pm. Hope to see you there! __________________ I support the MacRumors Blood Drive! 0
Aug 8, 2013, 11:04 AM   #21
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 Originally Posted by Doctor Q What's everyone doing for the big holiday today? I'm referring, of course, to the 25th anniversary of 8/8/88! I figured there would be a big countdown in Times Square to 8:08:08am, but apparently not. They must be waiting for 8:08:08pm. Hope to see you there!
I would rather celebrate the 88th anniversary, since I totally missed the 8th.
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