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  1. _Z_Ryuken

    _Z_Ryuken Newbie

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    Is there a way to change the dates of posts to read month/day/year instead of day/month/year?

    I know it's a Brit thing to have it how it is but for me it is supremely confusing.
     
  2. Darkwolf

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    Probably, but why would you have it any other way?
     
  3. _Z_Ryuken

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    I confuses me? This is the only forum I use that does it like this. I thought it was an option you can change but I looked and didn't see one.
     
  4. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    In America that's how it's arranged. Month Day Year.
     
  5. Darkwolf

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    I know. But it still seems silly to me. Same as imperial measurement. That's also silly. The world should have universal measurement systems.
     
  6. The Monkey

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    Day/Month/Year is more natural.

    (Smallest to biggest)
     
  7. ZeeM

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    YES

    Damn brits and yanks wanting everything done their way :p
     
  8. Acepilotf14

    Acepilotf14 Sucked so much dick for this title

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    I like month day year better.
    Make it an option!
     
  9. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    Yet it doesn't correspond to how it's said out loud.

    "January 15th"

    Unless you say "15th of January" which is unnecessarily long and stupid and all who say it like that should be crushed with 4000 tons of christmas ornaments.
     
  10. Qonfused

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    No shit.

    America leaders: "Instead of using the metric system, which is so easy to use via the use of 10s, let's complicate things out of spite of England and use 16ths!"
     
  11. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    16ths is actually just as mathematically sound when working with fractions.

    2^n and such.
     
  12. Link

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    Trust you bloody colonials to be to lazy to say the extra sylable. You can't even be arsed to use U's properly :)
     
  13. kineaesth

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    Ah, good old USA vs. everyone else. Then again, Britain pwns NZ, seeing as they, like, invented us!

    Even though 16 may be mathematically sound it's still damn confusing and ever so slightly batty.
     
  14. _Z_Ryuken

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    I drive a Japanese car and do my own work on it so I'm down with the metric system.

    I can't guess how much something weighs in kilograms, and I don't want to, But arranging dates as month/day/year seems more proper than arranging it day/month/year just because it goes smallest to biggest.

    Maybe we should rearrange the order of the months from smallest to biggest while we're at that.
     
  15. kineaesth

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    Haha. Okay, May=Gay so it goes first... or should that be last?
    But the american systems are still confusing, EXCEPT for the fact that all their measurements are based in the real world- It's easy to say how many feet long something is, because it's a natural length but I have trouble estimating stuff in metres, becuase it's less intuitive. Except decimal is better than... whatever american one is.
     
  16. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    There is also another big advantage to the American system... Doubling/halving quantities. Sinse it's all based on halves, fourths, eighths, it's easy to split down. As for decimal... I don't know about you, but dividing things into tenths is not very easy.
     
  17. Keane

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    The world should just switch to a base 8 system. :D
     
  18. kineaesth

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    Yeah... But it's the holidays, no more maths for me! I like your comic, off topic.
     
  19. Link

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    Why not have year/day/month? Other than smallest to biggest, there is no logical way to decide the order. Conceed to our superior system or face being accused of illogicalness.

    The fact that I had to go away and look up how to spell superior in no way detracts from our superior systems superior, er, ness.
     
  20. _Z_Ryuken

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    Concede. ;)

    I think it is ok to have both orders. When in doubt, use names instead of numbers.
    But I do think it should be something we can tinker with.
     
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    day/month/year is way easier to understand, but the option would be useful.

    And metric pwns imperial.
     
  22. The Monkey

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    x1000
     
  23. _Z_Ryuken

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    It's easier for you because you live with it.

    It's not easier for me because on the 16th my brain is trying to figure out what the 16th month is. :eek:
     
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    OK take it from me but America is in the process of switching to metric, and it is a bitch if your my age. still in school and you have the American system down and then introducing a new system.

    just to tell you i prefer metric because it makes science home work easier, you just got to love multiples of ten:).

    And to go along with my first statement all we have to do to switch in a snap is teach the next generation to use metric. problem solved o and about the m/d/y or d/m/y thing i always mix them up any way like when i mean to do it just one way thought the gay i will switch between the 2.
     
  25. _Z_Ryuken

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    ?

    I was taught metric alongside standard in elementary school.

    Everything depends on your particular teacher or school I guess. I was also a military brat so maybe they think it's more important to learn both systems.
     
  26. 15357

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    Do this: Dec. 01. 2030

    WAY EASIER.

    Btw, I have no problem with imperial or metric (I like the latter better, though), I just can't convert one another.
     
  27. Que-Ever

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    I don't have enough time stamps to get my birthday this year. I'm gonna have to go without a few hours a day for the next couple of months if I wanna turn 17.
     
  28. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

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    Wtf? I thought you were like, ****ing 20 or even older.

    I hate when people I respect end up being younger than me :(

    I know it doesn't really mean anything but I have a thing about it. It's not like I don't respect you anymore.

    Kid.
     
  29. Que-Ever

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    My profile has said my age since I was 15 :p
     
  30. _Z_Ryuken

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    This befuddles me.
     
  31. kineaesth

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    Genius. You win.
     

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