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Old 2007-03-14, 10:40   #1
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Default happy Pi Day!

Well, it's 3/14 today! :D
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Old 2007-03-14, 11:06   #2
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Happy Pi Day one and all!
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Old 2007-03-14, 12:07   #3
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Well, it's 3/14 today! :D
Oh no it isn't!

It's 14/3 today.


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Old 2007-03-14, 12:11   #4
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Oh no it isn't!

It's 14/3 today.


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Ah!

Out of curiosity, allow me to ask:

When someone asks you today's date, do you say "March 14", or do you
say "14th of March"??? If the former, then why do you write 14/3????
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Old 2007-03-14, 13:19   #5
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Actually, it's 14.3.
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Old 2007-03-14, 14:00   #6
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Ah!
When someone asks you today's date, do you say "March 14", or do you
say "14th of March"??? If the former, then why do you write 14/3????
google:
Results 1 - 50 of about 126,000 for "14th of March".

In other languages :
"On est le quatorze mars 2007."
"Wir schreiben heute den vierzehnten März 2007."

So writing 14. 3. 2007 is the most logical thing: the fourteenth day of the third month of the year 2007.

Unfortunately, there is no 14th month, so there would never be a pi day (except in the year 4159, for example ; maybe already in 2041 some will write 3.1.41 but that's less recognizable...)
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Old 2007-03-14, 14:05   #7
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Happy 3.14159265358979323846264338327950 day!

Edit: Here it is 15 o'clock local time.

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Old 2007-03-14, 14:10   #8
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Put these time units in order of size: Month Day Year
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Old 2007-03-14, 14:48   #9
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Most of the world use one of two representations for dates, the only logical one : "year month day" as used in Hungary, Japan and Sweden amongst others or the reverse "day month year".

The whole world speaks of a quantity by citing the biggest unit first :
- length : 5 km 150 m or to use archaic length units 3 miles, 354 yards 1 foot and 5 inches ;
- time : it is now (in Brussels) 15 hours, 20 minutes 56 seconds or 15:20:56 ;
- numbers : 735 represents 7 hundreds, 3 tens and five units.

Only the USA uses an totally illogical ordering of units for its dates, transposed to the numbering system it would have us write 357 for 7 hundreds, 3 tens and five units !
It is also AFAIK the last country not to use the metric system.

There is something as the ISO (International Standards Organisation), it has the following standard for dates yyyy-mm-dd [hh[:mm[:ss ... ]]].

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It is also AFAIK the last country not to use the metric system.
Not quite, Liberia and Myanmar also don't use metric. (map of non-metric countries)
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Only the USA uses an totally illogical ordering of units for its dates, transposed to the numbering system it would have us write 357 for 7 hundreds, 3 tens and five units !
And 537 is so much better?
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Old 2007-03-14, 15:29   #11
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year month day makes sorting by age simple
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