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Happy Countdown Day!

#1 Post by dargorygel » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:25 pm

4-3-21
It only happens once every (insert algorithm) years!
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#2 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:01 pm

The last time this happened was on 3/2/10 and before that on 2/1/00, it is not a fixed period, I think.

13/12/11
12/11/10
11/10/09
10/9/87
9/8/76
8/7/65
7/6/54
6/5/43
5/4/32
4/3/21
3/2/10
2/1/00

This is the full list.
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#3 Post by dargorygel » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:46 pm

I was kidding about the algorithm.... :-)
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#4 Post by gimix » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:57 pm

dargorygel wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:25 pm
4-3-21
It only happens once every (insert algorithm) years!
It happened a few weeks ago here, precisely on 4.3.21 (the 4th of March, 2021) :-D
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#5 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:51 am

Well yes, this is for the Americans who write the dates a little out of order.
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#6 Post by dargorygel » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:19 am

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:51 am
Well yes, this is for the Americans who write the dates a little out of order.
It's sorta funny... in a quirky way I actually write the date in EuroOrder most of the time.
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#7 Post by MajorMitchell » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:08 pm

Please don't openly be patronising with regard to those Wascally Webellious North American colonists. Many are barely numerate or literate and they are excessively well armed.
Polite gentle encouragement to embrace coherent thought & diplomatic references to a world outside their armed encampment is encouraged if you must indulge in interactions​ with those Blighters*

*one can occasionally be lucky enough to meet one or two who are moderately civilised, understand​ etiquette, good table manners and can be trusted to "not scare fledglings" with outrageous tales of the slaughter in the "Wild West" (anywhere West of Maine)
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#8 Post by flash2015 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:53 pm

Unleashing my inner pedant for a sec...

I am not sure I would call DMY "EuroOrder"...as that suggests it is a uniquely European thing. DMY is the most popular date format in the world and is used in most countries. It is probably as closest thing we have to a global date format standard:

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

MDY isn't even the second most popular format. That would by YMD.

Anyway, pedant out. You can resume your normal programming...
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#9 Post by gimix » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:55 pm

dargorygel wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:19 am
PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:51 am
Well yes, this is for the Americans who write the dates a little out of order.
It's sorta funny... in a quirky way I actually write the date in EuroOrder most of the time.
I wonder what happens when you have to read those dates back :lol:
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#10 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:20 am

If you are unaware of the form? Chaos!
I am an accountant, and the first time I saw an invoice from the States, I said, since it cannot come from the future, they write the date strangely. If you are not aware and the mistake isn't obvious, I guess you go for a mistake or a misunderstanding.
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#11 Post by Crazy Anglican » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:46 pm

I do have to admit that I thought about this thread at 12:34 on the 4th. "Hey yesterday this time it was 12:34 on 4/3/21".
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#12 Post by gimix » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:08 pm

This thread prompted me to check Wikipedia for the different ways of writing dates/times, and so i discovered that beyond our 24- or 12-hour clocks in a few Asian languages (namely Thay, Lao and Khmer) they have a 6-hour clock. Fascinating...
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#13 Post by gimix » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:09 pm

:eyeroll: *Thai, of course
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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#14 Post by Novenphone » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:44 pm

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:01 pm
The last time this happened was on 3/2/10 and before that on 2/1/00, it is not a fixed period, I think.

13/12/11
12/11/10
11/10/09
10/9/87
9/8/76
8/7/65
7/6/54
6/5/43
5/4/32
4/3/21
3/2/10
2/1/00

This is the full list.
That isn’t the full list

You’re missing

10/9/08
9/8/07
8/7/06
7/6/05
6/5/04
5/4/03
4/3/02

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Re: Happy Countdown Day!

#15 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:42 pm

Υοu forgot 03/02/01
Of course, all this is just a game since the dates are more correct in the full form ie 07/04/2021 which denies us the whole counting!
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