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

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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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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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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:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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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

S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

[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 Paul Davy » 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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He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
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