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Random Stuff - john - 04-13-2014 09:17 PM

Quote:@WTFFacts 5h
Every day this week days is gonna be the same backwards
4/13/14
4/14/14
4/15/14
4/16/14
4/17/14
4/18/14
4/19/14



RE: Random Stuff - buzzenator - 04-13-2014 10:12 PM

^ Halley's Comet is seen more frequently than this, and that happens about every 75 years, just my uneducated guess. Dodgy


RE: Random Stuff - Tusk - 04-14-2014 02:19 AM

This only applies in the US and a handful of other countries?

Quote:“While this European date format is unusual for visitors, it is actually the US date format which is different with the majority of the countries in the world using European date format over the American counterpart. The only countries that do not share the European date format in fact are the US, Philippines, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, Canada and Belize.”

In Europe, and most of the rest of the world, they put the date first then the month

So instead of 4/14/14, in Europe, it would be: 14/4/14

Quote:Famously, though the Terrorist attacks are referred to world-wide as ‘9/11’, in the European date format used by most territories this would actually denote the ninth of November, which interestingly is the date that the Berlin Wall came down.

Quote:Interestingly the European date format is not used by the European Union itself, and for international affairs many countries opt instead to use ‘ISO 8601’ standard date format. Here the organisation is closer to the US dating but with the year placed at the start, for example ‘2010/12/20’. This provides a standard that allows important dates to be discussed and means that numerical sorting of dates allows them to be ordered chronologically and applied to various algorithms and automated systems unlike European date format.



RE: Random Stuff - john - 04-14-2014 10:52 AM

(04-14-2014 02:19 AM)Tusk Wrote:  This only applies in the US and a handful of other countries?

Quote:“While this European date format is unusual for visitors, it is actually the US date format which is different with the majority of the countries in the world using European date format over the American counterpart. The only countries that do not share the European date format in fact are the US, Philippines, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, Canada and Belize.”

In Europe, and most of the rest of the world, they put the date first then the month

So instead of 4/14/14, in Europe, it would be: 14/4/14

Quote:Famously, though the Terrorist attacks are referred to world-wide as ‘9/11’, in the European date format used by most territories this would actually denote the ninth of November, which interestingly is the date that the Berlin Wall came down.

Quote:Interestingly the European date format is not used by the European Union itself, and for international affairs many countries opt instead to use ‘ISO 8601’ standard date format. Here the organisation is closer to the US dating but with the year placed at the start, for example ‘2010/12/20’. This provides a standard that allows important dates to be discussed and means that numerical sorting of dates allows them to be ordered chronologically and applied to various algorithms and automated systems unlike European date format.

To me the U.S. system doesn't make much sense. I prefer the day-month-year style, although there is a logic to the year-month-day style since it progresses from the most significant to the least significant number (large to small). This parallels how we typically use numbers. The multiple approaches are good for confusion.


RE: Random Stuff - john - 04-15-2014 07:02 PM

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Breaking news?


RE: Random Stuff - My Alter Ego - 04-15-2014 07:22 PM

LOL! Didn't know that CNN was that hard up for current news. Tongue


RE: Random Stuff - john - 04-16-2014 01:33 AM

Ukraine's Got Talent finalist. Featuring El Tango de Roxanne.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WmHB7Y3O2Ow#t=191


RE: Random Stuff - john - 04-17-2014 11:25 PM

Where's Waldo?

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RE: Random Stuff - Tusk - 04-17-2014 11:29 PM

Less than a minute Tongue


RE: Random Stuff - john - 04-17-2014 11:36 PM

(04-17-2014 11:29 PM)Tusk Wrote:  Less than a minute Tongue

You set the bar, Tusk.