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Photoreceptors adjusting. Please stand by. 11/27/06
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:56 am    Post subject: Photoreceptors adjusting. Please stand by. 11/27/06 Reply with quote



There are few pains that match that one, in my book. Poor Criminy, he should've been more gradual in his acquisition of a life outside of his favored tomes.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outer Limits reference? Confused

awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil day star, it hurts ussss

One cannot be a geek for that long and just says "my eyes hurts", way too simple.


ps : What is the reason behind the apparently akward way to put the date; yy/mm/dd or dd/mm/yy I can understand, but month first?. Just curious.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, it's the American way. I've never understood it myself, but surely you must have seen it around? Like everything American, it's just so damned common nowadays.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every year on and around september 11th my friend asks me what happened on november 9th. I say I don't know.

Photoreceptors adjusting. Please stand by. I love it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twister87 wrote:
Every year on and around september 11th my friend asks me what happened on november 9th. I say I don't know.


Same thing happens here. Although, apparently a true story: one European company was doing transatlantic business and was being supplied by an American firm. Items kept arriving late or occasionally, very early. Eventually they worked it out - one was using, for example, 5/7/02 and the other was using 7/5/02; both meaning the same but apparently viewing the other's dates in their own format. They must have been embarrassed at the end.

Personally I've never understood it - I mean, day -> month -> year is logical, an ascending progression of time from the smallest iteration to the greatest. Just like hour -> minute -> second. You would never write the time hh:ss:mm, would you? NO LOGIC!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What is the reason behind the apparently akward way to put the date; yy/mm/dd or dd/mm/yy I can understand, but month first?. Just curious.

Dear Zeus, how old are you?

The japanese way is best for computer representation. That way we sort by year, month, and then day.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam the Eagle wrote:
ps : What is the reason behind the apparently akward way to put the date; yy/mm/dd or dd/mm/yy I can understand, but month first?. Just curious.


mm/dd/yy is written as it would be spoken in abbreviated form:
November 27th, 2006

dd/mm/yy doesn't roll off the tongue quite as smoothly:
The 27th of November, 2006

The latter does make more sense for common usage, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashcraftthepirate wrote:
mm/dd/yy is written as it would be spoken in abbreviated form:
November 27th, 2006

dd/mm/yy doesn't roll off the tongue quite as smoothly:
The 27th of November, 2006


Ha! Nature versus nurture. dd/mm/yy rolls off my tongue very smoothly indeed and I have trouble with the American way, particularly when the ordinal is left out ("November 27, 2006"). It only seems awkward for you because you've grown up used to something different. Either method is only a matter of practice and getting used to it; however, the British (or at least non-US) method is more logical, and that's the single point in favour of one or the other.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Writing like one speak, that I can understand, thanks ash.

Yes, insert-your-brand-of, English is not my mother tongue. And after getting used to three, now almost four, different kinds, I get confused every now and then.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logic? We still use miles and gallons. Why would we want to be logical? We prefer tradition over logic, obviously.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yarko wrote:
The japanese way is best for computer representation. That way we sort by year, month, and then day.


Logical!

If only Europeans and Americans could follow suit and stop using their silly traditions. Smile


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until everyone reaches a consensus on the number format, I'm partial to writing the month in text...

27Nov2006
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashcraftthepirate wrote:
27Nov2006


Prepositions, ordinals, punctuation and spacing, please.

The 27th of November, 2006.
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