11 November 2010

Prepare your clocks! 2010/11/12 @ 13:14:15

Yes, you got it; another fancy time moment is upon us, and this one is kinda nifty...

12 November 2010 at 14 minutes and 15 seconds past 1pm it will read:
2010/11/12 @ 13:14:15 ... that's 10/11/12@13:14:15 ... set your alarms!

Cool huh?


oltman said...

you cant just change the time standard to suit your needs to make it sound cool. in SA we say day first, then month, then year...

so the next time this will actually work is on 9 October 2011 at 12:13:14.

i dont like those silly american standards. next thing you know we will need to use ounces and pounds and inches and miles.

side note: longest word in the english language? smiles... there is a mile between the S's :D har har!

BrYan (aka Brattex) said...

I don't change the time standard. I USE THE LOGICAL time standard. Have you ever wondered why the USA is leaps ahead of SA in terms of efficiency and development? Here's why:

If we want to file all our telephone bills into folders, if they all arrived on the 1st of the month, then we'd have them filed under "1st" by your logic.

If we wanted to filter out the one we want from November 2010, we'd need to dig into the file of "1st's" and sift through piles of notes from January through to December 2000 through to 2010 before we found the one we wanted. In other words, to find November 2010's phone bill, you'd dig into a folder of about 120 notes because they've been filed by the Day and then the Month and then only the Year.

The US standard of YY/MM/DD is much more logical because to find November 2010, you start in the 2010 (YY) folder, then the 11 (MM) folder, and then hey presto, there's only one phone bill in that folder.

I am not for the illogical pounds and ounces and inches stuff, but the date sorting makes sense, and that's how I've always used it. Go ahead, click on the DATE tab in your explorer and see how it sorts your files - if it's DD/MM/YY does it help you to find your files as efficiently as if you sorted by YY/MM/DD?