• VinDuv (disco)
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  • algorythmics (disco)

    sexynd?

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to algorythmics
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  • algorythmics (disco) in reply to faoileag

    I did, but I ignored it. Likes are meaningless in the race for frist!

  • Nagesh (cs)

    I am not really believing that Johanne is in Finland.

  • the beholder (unregistered) in reply to Nagesh
    Nagesh:
    I am not really believing that Johanne is in Finland.
    He was not. Google maps' blue dot is in northern Estonia.
  • the beholder (unregistered)

    So is it incredibly expensive to go or stay in Seattle? Will I have to sell my soul if I ever go there just to pay for the night?

    Or is it just that it is really really cheap to stay in Yonkers, NY?

  • Maciejasjmj (disco) in reply to VinDuv
    VinDuv:
    Looks like the departure times have been entered by hand, badly…

    Also, "destination: Europe"? As in, fuck knows where, if you're lucky you end up in Paris, if you're less lucky you get thrown out in some Polish village?

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj

    Or even worse: Brussels.

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to aliceif
    aliceif:
    Or even worse:Brussels.

    That would indeed be brutal, that is the worst of Belgium.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    That would indeed be brutal, that is the worst of Belgium.
    So... the worst of the worst?
  • boomzilla (disco)

    Now if only we could get the same Estonia / Ireland deal here in the US.

  • faoileag (disco)

    Mark said:

    Apparently, I'm going to get my server right before the end of WWI

    No, Mark, but your server will arrive just in time for you to set it up so that you can stream live covverage of the German attack on Vimy Ridge.

    After that... what about some Bitcoin mining?

  • Jerome_Grimbert (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj

    Europe is a short-cut for a road/street/place named that way, inside the same city.

    Now, English people gave up on the duodecimal pound a few years ago, it's time to move one step further: decimal minutes, or rather 100 minutes per hour. Once adopted worldwide, we can have the next evolution: decimal hours. Ok let make it easier for day & night: 10 hours per daytime and 10 hours per night, 20 hours for the full cycle.

    What is your problem with "Work starts at 8:88" ?

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to Jerome_Grimbert
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  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj
    Maciejasjmj:
    Also, "destination: Europe"? As in, fuck knows where, if you're lucky you end up in Paris, if you're less lucky you get thrown out in some Polish village?
    There's actually three WTFs in that one. (1) Europe as destination, (2) 9h64 as departure time, and (3) the writing which assumes that "9h64" in France means "in 9 hours and 64 minutes" rather than what it really means, "at 9:64 am". It's still a WTF, but it isn't the WTF the writer / submitter thinks it is.

    It is very common in France to see times written (in 24-hour notation) as XhY for "Y minutes past X o'clock", where in the English speaking world we(*) would use "X:Y" or sometimes (in the UK, mostly) X.Y.

    (*) By "we" I of course mean "you" because I don't live in the English speaking world anymore.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Jerome_Grimbert
    Jerome_Grimbert:
    it's time to move one step further: decimal minutes, or rather 100 minutes per hour.
    I once worked for a company where they used decimal minutes in their employee time-tracking system. Took some getting used to... like that a half-hour lunch break was 50 minutes long.
  • faoileag (disco) in reply to aliceif
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  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    Mark said: >Apparently, I'm going to get my server right before the end of WWI

    No, Mark, but your server will arrive just in time for you to set it up so that you can stream live covverage of the German attack on Vimy Ridge.

    After that... what about some Bitcoin mining?

    Mark, like most of you, is more wrong than you think. Sure, the fighting ended with the Armistice on 11/11/1918, but the end of the war (i.e. the official diplomatic end to the declared state(s) of war) didn't happen until later, after the Paris Conference. On this basis, it could be argued that the war didn't end until 1920 (with the treaty of Sèvres that ended the state of war with the Ottoman Empire), but it's quite reasonable to pin the end of the (state of) war on the signing of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of June 1919.
  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    I once worked for a company where they used decimal minutes in their employee time-tracking system. Took some getting used to... like that a half-hour lunch break was 50 minutes long.

    I celebrated the passing of such a system at the start of this year. For added fun additional rules where in place to ensure that you: register in increments of 15 minutes, so that would be 0,25 0,50 or 0,75. BUT a leave day is 7,6 hours (so that a 5 day work week comes in line with the max work hours). Ofcourse half a day of leave is 3,8 hours. Meaning that with any leave you officially couldn't work your required week hours.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic
    Steve_The_Cynic:
    Sure, the fighting ended with the Armistice on 11/11/1918, but the war (i.e. the official diplomatic end to the declared state(s) of war) didn't happen until later
    Was the same a couple of decades later...
  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    Was the same a couple of decades later...

    Ofcourse! Germans had so much fun they decided to do it again, only better.

    Truth be told, they did it better in every aspect.

    Those where the days. Maybe we should have a get together like that again ...

  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    Ofcourse! Germans had so much fun they decided to do it again, only better.

    Truth be told, they did it better in every aspect.

    Those where the days. Maybe we should have a get together like that again ...

    Be careful what you wish for because you may get it. As I recall, in both the big 20th Century shindigs, the Germans gave the Belgians a good kicking on their way to France.
  • anonymous (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that you are supposed to tip the driver when you already paid a delivery fee.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic
    Steve_The_Cynic:
    Be careful what you wish for because you may get it. As I recall, in both the big 20th Century shindigs, the Germans gave the Belgians a good kicking on their way to France.
    No need to worry. If at all, current public sentiment would lean towards the NSA as target for kicking, and even then only with the reservation: "Does that involve costly military equipment? Then no!"

    Apart from that there are other limitations. Like, the navy seems to have only one helicopter right now that's fully fit for duty. So B*****m could be technically out of reach as well.

  • TheCPUWizard (disco) in reply to faoileag

    The heck with hours, minutes, seconds....Decimal days.... 9:00AM is 0.25, etc...

    (Oh wait, Excel and other programs do that already!)

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    So B*****m could be technically out of reach as well.

    Luckely because I doubt we could even find that. Only stuff that still flies here is apparently on their way to a middle eastern themed party.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    Luckely because I doubt we could even find that. Only stuff that still flies here is apparently on their way to a middle eastern themed party.
    Doesn't it say all that the German contribution (rifles etc) is to be flown there by the Dutch? But hasn't yet reached the intended recipients because the plane chartered for the purpose had to stay on ground due to technical problems?
  • ZPedro (disco)
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  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    technical problems?

    Yes. There have been debates about ministers or mr. King not using passenger air force planes anymore because it was costly and they often got stranded because of technical difficulties.

  • maurizio (disco) in reply to aliceif

    Yes, but they still says four-time-twenty-and-ten-nine to say ninety-nine.

    Maurizio

  • Luhmann (disco) in reply to maurizio
    maurizio:
    but they still says four-time-twenty-and-ten-nine to say ninety-nine.

    Unless you're Walloon and go by nonante

  • VinDuv (disco) in reply to maurizio
    maurizio:
    Yes, but they still says **four-twenties-ten-nine** to say ninety-nine.
    FTFY

    Filed under: quatre-vingts-dix-neuf

  • algorythmics (disco)

    is counting the twenties really so far behind counting the 10s? I would argue it's pretty backwards to have WONCEs (words used once for the uninitiated) like eleven, twelve, thirteen fourteen, fifteen etc that come around only once in each 100 digit iteration. We should either rename the teens before you can make that kind of argument

  • no laughing matter (cs)

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  • Steve_The_Cynic (disco) in reply to algorythmics
    algorythmics:
    is counting the twenties really so far behind counting the 10s? I would argue it's pretty backwards to have WONCEs (words used once for the uninitiated) like eleven, twelve, thirteen fourteen, fifteen etc that come around only once in each 100 digit iteration. We should either rename the teens before you can make that kind of argument
    So we go: one, two, ..., nine, onety, onety one, onety two, ..., onety nine, ... ? While we're at it, to eliminate more WONCEs, how about oneth, twoth, threeth, ..., twenty oneth (this one is already in French, vingt et unième), ..., hundred and oneth, ... That would make programming ordinal number display in English so much simpler: printf(" ... %dth\n", number); rather than the current mess of checking the mod-10 remainder, except when the mod 100 remainder is 11-13, and all that.
  • Quietust (disco) in reply to maurizio
    maurizio:
    Yes, but they still says four-time-twenty-and-ten-nine to say ninety-nine.

    Along with 70-79 effectively being "sixty-ten" through "sixty-nineteen". Also, "ten-nine" is just the way they say "nineteen", which isn't particularly unusual - lots of languages do the same sort of thing.

  • ben_lubar (disco)

    Wait, they're posting an ERROR'D from the old Daily Show website that's two years out of date? The one that redirects to the new Daily Show website and has never had full episodes from more than two weeks ago on it?

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to maurizio
    maurizio:
    Yes, but they still says four-time-twenty-and-ten-nine to say ninety-nine.
    FTFY.

    BTW, in Denmark they also stick to a twenty-based system for the higher numbers: fourty - half-<something-indicating-three-times-twenty> -<something-indicating-three-times-twenty> etc.

  • faoileag (disco) in reply to VinDuv
    VinDuv:
    FTFY

    Filed under: <a>quatre-vingts-dix-neuf</a>

    You INB4'ed me :-(
  • faoileag (disco) in reply to algorythmics
    algorythmics:
    is counting the twenties really so far behind counting the 10s?
    IIRC correctly, twenties-based systems go back to Babylonian times, but in 2014 who cares? Why don't we all go binary?
  • M_Adams (disco) in reply to Maciejasjmj

    ... and then we can crash at your place, right?

  • boomzilla (disco) in reply to faoileag
    faoileag:
    Why don't we all go binary?

    Base 12 (or a multiple) would be superior. Some of us had the foresight not to stop. Though we do have some other systems that are powers of two based.

  • M_Adams (disco) in reply to boomzilla

    Let's go back to the basics. As in Babylonian basics. Sexagesimal maths FTW!

  • mott555 (disco)

    Base 1. Simple enough anyone can understand it without any concept of bases!

    Brb gotta count out $00000000 for lunch.

  • Matt_Westwood (disco) in reply to faoileag

    Count in binary only? Yeah why not? Nobody needs to know how to count any more. In fact it's fashionable to be completely innumerate and mathematically ignorant and imbecilic. As computers count in binary there is no need to use another system.

    Except Hexadecimal, of course, which is wonderful and so convenient -- but could be improved by getting rid of all those confusing digits 0-9 and just using letters a to p.

  • JBert (disco) in reply to Luhmann
    Luhmann:
    I celebrated the passing of such a system at the start of this year. For added fun additional rules where in place to ensure that you: register in increments of 15 minutes, so that would be 0,25 0,50 or 0,75. BUT a leave day is 7,6 hours (so that a 5 day work week comes in line with the max work hours). Ofcourse half a day of leave is 3,8 hours. Meaning that with any leave you officially couldn't work your required week hours.

    The time system I used to work with would only accept days (somehow the "hours" field got hidden so you couldn't use the auto-conversion feature).

    While hours are still doable (0.125 for one hour, 0.5 for half a day), calculating in quarters of an hour was always fun.

    My sympathy on the leave days though...

  • aliceif (disco) in reply to Matt_Westwood

    Counting in binary allows you to count to 102310 (= 11111111112) with your hands easily.

  • ben_lubar (disco) in reply to aliceif
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  • dkf (disco) in reply to JBert
    JBert:
    The time system I used to work with would only accept days (somehow the "hours" field got hidden so you couldn't use the auto-conversion feature).

    While hours are still doable (0.125 for one hour, 0.5 for half a day), calculating in quarters of an hour was always fun.

    What's more fun is when you've got three systems on three independent spreadsheets, one of which demands values in centimonths, one in weeks, and another in hours. And you've got deeply asinine and anal-retentive auditors.

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