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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby martyn_hill » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:07 pm

...which for our non-US readers is 11th January (not 1st November!)

Will you give us any clues?

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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby Dave » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:20 pm

AKA my 50th birthday.

This won't be Tetroid level. It will be useful though.


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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby Peter » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:38 pm

martyn_hill wrote:...which for our non-US readers is 11th January (not 1st November!)


I guess most non-US readers, also in Germany, write day before month like Dave. :D I'm only aware of the British who swap it. ;)


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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby Dave » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:57 pm

I think the UK and all the EU does DD/MM/YY. Here in the good ol' US of A they do MM/DD/YY, which makes no sense to me. That's like writing 12.3456 as 12.5634.

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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby pjw » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:56 pm

US dates are mid-endian


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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby swensont » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:59 pm

> which makes no sense to me

If it is what you've been doing your whole life, then it makes sense.

Same with driving on the right-hand side of the road. May not make sense for a UKer, but it does for other Europeans and Americans.

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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby Cristian » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:07 pm

Dave wrote:I think the UK and all the EU does DD/MM/YY

Yes, you're right. You made me notice that the date format in this Forum is curiously MMDDYY: strange, isn't it?


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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby Dave » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:15 pm

The admins of this forum are drunkards that would make Hemingway blush. We should be grateful it works at all. :P


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Re: [OT] I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby Cristian » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:29 pm

swensont wrote:Same with driving on the right-hand side of the road. May not make sense for a UKer, but it does for other Europeans and Americans.

Generally speaking I think I got your meaning and, by and large, I agree. But I think this comparison is not very fitting. The driving side is arbitrary, while the sense of DMY (or YMD) is to follow a temporal order: from the shorter period to the longest one (or vice versa).


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Re: I, Dave, have a major announcement that will...

Postby Cristian » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Dave wrote:The admins of this forum are drunkards that would make Hemingway blush. We should be grateful it works at all. :P

:D :lol:



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