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(Mother Nature Network)   Happy 10/11/12 Day. If you're a numbers geek, you already know just how cool today's date is. "In the year 1582, there was no Oct. 11 in Italy"   ( divider line
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2012-10-11 10:44:09 AM  
my daughter was born today, didnt want to be no damn 10/10/12 baby so she waited to be a 10/11/12 baby.
2012-10-11 10:54:09 AM  

JackieRabbit: hershy799: Even though I'm an American, I really don't like the MM/DD/YY(YY) format. But then again, I'm a scientist, so I guess I'm not a Real AmericanTM

/The most logical system would actually be year/month/day hour minute second... in UTC time, of course.

The international standard is DAY-MON-YYYY, as in:

11-OCT-2012 or 11-10-2012. But if you are a real geek, you will prefer the old mainframe format of 20121011

2012-10-11 11:04:07 AM  
In the year 1582, there was no Oct. 11 in Italy. The Italian Polizia are still pretending to investigate, but as it is believed by all and sundry that October 11 was stolen by the Mafia, nobody expects any action. Besides, this is Italy. Nobody expects any action unless everybody gets a piece of said action.

This is nothing. In Bhutan (or is it Nepal?), inauspicious days and months are removed from the traditional calendar. Particularly good days and months are repeated. Thus it is possible to have February 2 over and over again until Bill Murray gets sick of it, and there might simply be no October for several years in a row. At least this is the Ripley's Believe It or Not version. I have not been able to verify this. Google is only as good as your choice of keywords and some data is hidden in the deep web and can only be found if you know where to look for it and how.
2012-10-11 11:07:43 AM  
As someone whose oldest son turned 13 today (10-11-12... 13!), I'm getting a kick.
2012-10-11 11:23:50 AM
2012-10-11 11:26:35 AM  

INeedAName: meep3d: Don't you mean 11/10/12, unless you are talking about the retarded middle-endian American date system which really needs to be scrapped. I mean seriously. And don't give me the 'pronunciation' excuse, everyone says '4th July', not 'July 4th'. Just fix it.

You're a moron. Everyone says 'The 4th of July' because it's the name of the holiday. No one says '10th February,' or '21st June.'

I don't mind if other people write it differently, but you don't see me running around trying to get people to adopt my system now, do ya?

/In my system, today is 57th Habberdy + 5 tops and a bottom. Tomorrow would be 16th Moule + 3 bottoms and a middle. Simple.

Well in MY system today is 20th of Winterfilth, or 14 Quellë if you prefer.

/just kidding, totally not my system.
//dates are valid though.
2012-10-11 12:57:00 PM  
That's number wang!
2012-10-11 01:16:42 PM  
My friends should be having their baby today...a nice 10/11/12 birthday. Their wedding anniversary is 9/10/11. Pretty cool.
2012-10-11 01:56:17 PM  

meep3d: or even more sense (yyyy-mm-dd)

Also so much better for dating files, because they sort themselves in real date order.

Is there any way to show America's dumb system is chicken or egg? "Everyone says October 11th" they opine. Er, no they don't. So do Americans say it that way because that's how they write it, or do they write it that way because that's how they say it?

The date on the Magna Carta is written "the fifteenth day of June in the seventeenth year of our reign" i.e. 15/06/1215
The date on the Declaration of Independence is written "July 4, 1776". i.e. 07/04/1776
2012-10-11 02:12:00 PM  
It's JD 2456225. Get over it.
2012-10-11 03:45:37 PM  
Waiting for Pi day 2015, 9:26 am
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