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  1. Fermata
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    11 Dec '13 07:40
    Today at just 10 seconds past 9 minutes after 8 it will be:

    08.09.10.11.12.13.
  2. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    11 Dec '13 08:04
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Today at just 10 seconds past 9 minutes after 8 it will be:

    08.09.10.11.12.13.
    I think you mean 12.11.13. 😛

    (re-starts the tired US vs. Euro feud and prepares to duck out and watch the ensuing melee)
  3. Joined
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    11 Dec '13 08:16
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I think you mean 12.11.13. 😛

    (re-starts the tired US vs. Euro feud and prepares to duck out and watch the ensuing melee)
    US vs EURO?

    I think you mean, US vs PLANET EARTH.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country

    Go Belize, you suck ups.
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    11 Dec '13 08:25
    3 billion using DMY
    1.5 billion using YMD
    (both of those have a logical sequence)
    0.3 billion using MDY (quite illogical, but US just has to be different). Boring.
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    11 Dec '13 13:19
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Today at just 10 seconds past 9 minutes after 8 it will be:

    08.09.10.11.12.13.
    It's come and gone here and I'm now APOPLECTIC because I spent a ton of money on a magical spaceship that I didn't need.😠
  6. Fermata
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    11 Dec '13 15:33
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    It's come and gone here and I'm now APOPLECTIC because I spent a ton of money on a magical spaceship that I didn't need.😠
    The horsemen move in mysterious ways brother.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    11 Dec '13 15:44
    Originally posted by divegeester
    The horsemen move in mysterious ways brother.
    Not to mention the horsewomen.
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 Dec '13 15:56
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Not to mention the horsewomen.
    you could call them "apocalyptic riders" which is gender neutral in English.
  9. Fermata
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    11 Dec '13 16:07
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Not to mention the horsewomen.
    Ooh a little bit of politics creeping into the end of the world.
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    11 Dec '13 17:39
    Originally posted by divegeester
    The horsemen move in mysterious ways brother.
    Ya well I'll just put it away till the next time I guess. Hopefully it comes sooner than later because now I have to pay for it's storage... Man I'm pissed.😠
  11. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    12 Dec '13 05:58
    Originally posted by hopscotch
    US vs EURO?

    I think you mean, US vs PLANET EARTH.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country

    Go Belize, you suck ups.
    At least we can pick one and stick with it. 😛
  12. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    12 Dec '13 05:59
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    3 billion using DMY
    1.5 billion using YMD
    (both of those have a logical sequence)
    0.3 billion using MDY (quite illogical, but US just has to be different). Boring.
    No, conformity is boring. I'll give you that the other formats are more logical.
  13. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    12 Dec '13 18:19
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    No, conformity is boring. I'll give you that the other formats are more logical.
    Month/day/year is perfectly logical. We usually say "December 12th" rather than "the 12th of December."

    Month/day is an entity in itself. Today is more than just a day in December and not just the 12th.. it is December 12th.
  14. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    12 Dec '13 18:30
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Month/day/year is perfectly logical. We usually say "December 12th" rather than "the 12th of December."

    Month/day is an entity in itself. Today is more than just a day in December and not just the 12th.. it is [b]December 12th
    .[/b]
    The choice of "Dec 12" or "12 Dec" is arbitrary. An ideal logical system makes sense in all cases. "Dec 12" is fine until you start including the year, so "12 Dec" should be preferred.

    No matter - I was just trying to tweak the US-bashers. Standards often don't make sense logically. I am typing in a language that has twisted rules like "I before E except after C, except in words sounding like A, as in NEIGHBOR and WEIGH" (but that still doesn't account for the word SEIZE), on a keyboard that was designed to slow down even the fastest typist.
  15. SubscriberSuzianne
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    12 Dec '13 23:39
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Month/day/year is perfectly logical. We usually say "December 12th" rather than "the 12th of December."

    Month/day is an entity in itself. Today is more than just a day in December and not just the 12th.. it is [b]December 12th
    .[/b]
    Andy, I've been banging this drum for years, it's not going to change anything.
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