06/07/08 09:10:11

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I like the date and time that we just reached in American date notation. There was another one 12 hours ago too!

    For some reason, I thought you all needed to know that! :cool:
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not till next month here. Pretty cool though.
     
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    It's kinda funny that we got this one before you did, since you normally live in our future!
     
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    Q, I gotta say, you're probably the only person in the world (or at least MR) who pays attention to these weird number occurrences.

    But it's cool. :cool:
     
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    Remember when Q missed our celebration of Pi day? I'll always remember that mistake and hold it over him forever. ;)
     
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    3/14/59? That was a long time ago!
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I usually commit the ultimate crime of just rounding it to 3.1. :eek:

    I've never let Q know about this until now.
     
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    That's OK. I didn't read your post.
     
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    Well, thank god for you Doctor Q! I would have never realized this.:D
     
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    Yes very cool. What I really like are dates like 6/6/66 or 7/7/77 or in my stepbrothers case he was born on 8/8/88.

    A real old one 01/23/45.
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    See, that last date can never exist here.

    I've always wondered why Americans put the month first? You guys say "January 1st" while we say "The 1st of January" - would that be the reason or is there a more archaic version?
     
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    Haha, stupid UK, where we have the NORMAL way of marking days:

    DD/MM/YY
    07/06/08
     
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    Because it's easier for organization. In fact, things would be even easier to organize if you arranged things in YYYY/MM/DD, particularly files. Things are quicker to look up.


    However, I hate MM/DD/YYYY, and I've always felt that DD/MM/YYYY was more natural.
     
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    Perversity. We also buy Coke in liters but everything else in quarts. Go figure.
     
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    Speaking of dates... I still think Y2K was a conspiracy invented by ex-commie lesbian Nazi martians to create mass hysteria and get people to go nuts buying non-perishables they never needed in the first place. :D

    I remember 9-9-99 as well... That day came and went without a hitch, thank goodness.

    Anyone remember 11-23-94? Oh man! What a day! I'll never forget it...
     
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    cool date! did you actually post it on the minute Doctor Q? i cant be bothered changing my time zone in my profile.

    same for me (obviously because im Australian). i just think its neater

    you crazy Americans!

    HAHAHAHA:p thanks for the laugh! :)
     
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    Abstract is dead on especially if it is computer filing, broadest first. And mixing up month before day does seem really unnatural and weird, like not in any order.

    I also like to think the day is most important, so it should be the first thing you see, not like oh no! I am going to miss my appointment this month!
     
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    Some of us are not completely crazy. Like him over there, for example.
     
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    Hey, who leaked this? The agreement was not to tell melrose! :mad:

    Of course, and I accounted for the forum server's clock vs. my clock and the lag in posting new threads.

    The American date format is indeed silly. Since we apparently prefer to be illogical, I think we should go all the way and group the tens digits separately from the ones digits, so December 31, 2008 would be 130/218. Bad for sorting and bad for people too!
     
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    Everything I do is dated with the format YYYY/MM/DD. I guess it's all my years of database design and programming. Just makes things easier.

    I think it's cool that Dr. Q notice this; I never would've.
     
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    The Doctor notices every number oddity

    I think he is a part of the Borg


    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Not any more. The Borg has been qssimilated.
    DObCoTrOgRQ.jpg
     
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    [​IMG]

    I often name files on my computer with origination dates (since the actual file date might change). So I might name a file something like

    20080609 - World Domination Plans.doc

    ;)
     

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