[CS-FSLUG] OT: date/time and numbers

Frank Bax fbax at sympatico.ca
Wed Apr 5 20:39:19 CDT 2006

Somebody mentioned that a rare event happened early this morning because at 
about 1:02 am the time was 01:02:03 04-05-06 in HH:MM:SS MM-DD-YY format.

I thought this was unusual to have the time come first, then figured out 

It happens again on May-5th with DD-MM-YY format (the 'standard' date 
format in Canada).

Using D-M-Y H-M-S, it'll be 8-7-6-5-4-3 on Jul 8th and 4-5-6-7-8-9 on May 5th.

Using M-D-Y H-M-S, it'll be 8-7-6-5-4-3 on Aug 7th and 4-5-6-7-8-9 about 
7am this morning.

Using Y-M-D H-M-S, it'll be 06-07-08 09:10:11 on Jul-8th.

Interesting to note the patterns occur twice on each of three days this year.

On Jun-6, it'll be 6-6-6-6-6-6 and it doesn't matter what format you use 
that day.

Apparently these "events" are not so rare after all.

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