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Author Topic: Happy non-French pi day!  (Read 2762 times)

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Happy non-French pi day!
« on: March 14, 2016, 03:50:23 pm »
The real deal is 31 April but it doesn't exist, so instead we go for 22th of July, which is Approximate Pi day.

But in English-speaking nations you still use month/date format so I guess Happy Pi Day to you.


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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 03:55:24 pm »
sorry to rain on your parade but Britain also uses dmy format :P
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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 03:57:24 pm »
Britain also uses dmy format :P
Really? O.O Then it must be a Nikky America thing. :P
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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 04:02:13 pm »
Happy π day!
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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2016, 05:10:51 pm »
Britain also uses dmy format :P
Really? O.O Then it must be a Nikky America thing. :P
Yeah, it's basically only America doing this. See this list here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country
Some countries like Canada use it sometimes but also support other formats. Some others like the Philippines put month before day but write the month with letters.
And then you're not left with a lot of countries thinking that MM/DD/YYYY is a good idea.

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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 05:16:37 pm »
YYYY-MM-DD is the only sensible date format.

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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 06:17:22 pm »
It's probably a very smart format in a lot of cases (basically, when you want to give a date, it's the best) but in everyday life, you usually know the year and the month, so day first makes sense, and month next in case it's not the current one, and year for the ones that are really lost :P

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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2016, 06:23:17 pm »
Britain also uses dmy format :P
Really? O.O Then it must be a Nikky America thing. :P
Yeah, it's basically only America doing this. See this list here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country
Some countries like Canada use it sometimes but also support other formats. Some others like the Philippines put month before day but write the month with letters.
And then you're not left with a lot of countries thinking that MM/DD/YYYY is a good idea.
Canada uses all of them. At the same time.
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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 06:24:35 pm »
The real deal is 31 April but it doesn't exist, so instead we go for 22th of July, which is Approximate Pi day.
More like Tau day. :P
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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 07:08:42 pm »
YYYY-MM-DD is the only sensible date format.
Linux timestamps ftw :P
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Re: Happy non-French pi day!
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 07:17:04 pm »
YYYY-MM-DD is the only sensible date format.
Linux timestamps ftw :P
Happy 1457913600!

Oh, also it's under MDY format 3/14/16, which is pretty close.
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