Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

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Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:39 am

Happy Palendrome Day!
09/09/09

Particularly auspicious as it is the one day in the year when the British (?) date format dd:mm:yy is synchronised with the crazy back-to-front US date format mm:dd:yy. A rare day!
I just can't wait for - wait for it - 20:09:2009!!
Maybe we should all get married, a la The Moonies!
Oh wait...I'm already married!
Cheers

Ben
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Re: Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:52 am

I thought that was a monthly thing?

but get your vows reaffirmed!


Ben wrote:Happy Palendrome Day!
09/09/09

Particularly auspicious as it is the one day in the year when the British (?) date format dd:mm:yy is synchronised with the crazy back-to-front US date format mm:dd:yy. A rare day!
I just can't wait for - wait for it - 20:09:2009!!
Maybe we should all get married, a la The Moonies!
Oh wait...I'm already married!
Cheers

Ben
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Re: Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:56 am

:alien: and then I click it is the year also not just the date and the month :thinking:
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:38 pm

Woohoo! Happy Universal Palendrome Day :toast:

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Re: Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby genkaku » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:18 pm

Ben -- And here I thought palindromes (spelled with an 'I') were just those nifty little sentences that read the same from front to back, eg. "Madam, I'm Adam" or "Able was I ere I saw Elba" or "Do geese see God?"

Thanks for the update. :smile:

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Re: Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby Tex » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:38 pm

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[Isn't the perfect palindrome today at 9:09 09/09/09?]
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Re: Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:25 pm

Why isn't the word 'palindrome' a palindrome?

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Re: Happy Universal Palendrome Day:09/09/09

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:25 pm

Greetings Tex,

Tex wrote:[Isn't the perfect palindrome today at 9:09 09/09/09?]


Yeah, I was a little disappointed once I remembered what day it was an then saw it was 10:11am

Missed out!

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