Finally - a completely logical date format.



  • I've been adding some features to a program at work, and at one point had to view old transaction records in accounting - imagine my glee to see:

    Enter date in this format: 06/05/06



  • @jesirose said:

    I've been adding some features to a program at work, and at one point had to view old transaction records in accounting - imagine my glee to see:

    Enter date in this format: 06/05/06

    What's wrong with that?
    That's quite [b]clearly[/b] the new dd/yy/mm format. And, as such, they're [b]obviously[/b] talking about the third of february 1705



  • @jesirose said:

    I've been adding some features to a program at work, and at one point had to view old transaction records in accounting - imagine my glee to see:

    Enter date in this format: 06/05/06


    SELECT accdate FROM transactions

        06/05/06
        12/01/05
        08/12/06
        27/11/06
        10/30/05
        05/05/05
        06/06/12
        03/01/31

    What could ever go wrong with that? He, he, he.

        -dZ.



  • @wing said:

    @jesirose said:
    I've been adding some features to a program at work, and at one point had to view old transaction records in accounting - imagine my glee to see:

    Enter date in this format: 06/05/06

    What's wrong with that?
    That's quite [b]clearly[/b] the new dd/yy/mm format. And, as such, they're [b]obviously[/b] talking about the third of february 1705

    AMATEURS!  All of you!

    Clearly the date in the example is August 27th 1991.  That can [b]only[/b] be 60506 (in octal, of course) days since June 23rd, 1912.

    (What?!  You don't celebrate Alan Turing's birthday like the rest of us?)



  • Just out of curiosity, how long ago did this happen?

    I hate to actually try and understand this, but I wonder if the '06/05/06' was dynamic and was showing you the date for 'today' in the correct format?

    Like I say, just curious and nonetheless, still a WTF.



  • I think my birthday of 06/06/06 would have been even better.



  • @boflexson said:

    I think my birthday of 06/06/06 would have been even better.

    As opposed to, say:

    07/07/07
    08/08/08
    09/09/09
    10/10/10
    11/11/11
    12/12/12
    13/13/13 (for those on the lunar calendar)
    ??/14/14 (the ever-popular WTFuary)
    


  • @boflexson said:

    I think my birthday of 06/06/06 would have been even better.

    does that make you 6 weeks old or a century old?

    either way it's creepy.


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