Happy PI day


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#2

Only in America...


#3

Best Pi day in history was in 1519.


#4

Yes, as a geek, Pi day is cool. As a geek, the ridiculous MM/DD/YY date format is annoying beyond belief.


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#6

Yeah, I use the normal date format even though I'm in America, so for me it's 14/03/2014. I don't see pi in there.


#7

And I go alpha numeric to ensure no-one ever gets confused - 14-Mar-2014.


#8

It's 3/14 all month.


#9

Next year is 3.14.15

Yes, and at twenty-six minutes and fifty-three seconds after 9 o'clock it will be 3.14.15 9:26:53


#10

1592, actually.


#11

My friend's daughter is in a school contest to memorize the most digits of pi. She's up to 50, but pushing on to 70, because she thinks there's one other girl who is a threat. Winner gets an actual pie.


#12

There's always ISO format: 2014-03-14. The approximation of pi is in there,
but only after "20140".


#13

Uh, private investigator.


#14

(not that your friends daughter or peers are dicks, I just like the comic)


#15

Ha! Yes - that's the format I use for file versions! It's the best - they line up properly.


#16

Wow... mid-March already....

Time to start planning for Bicycle Day!


#17

Anybody for whom getting the date right really matters, uses 2014-03-14 format. As you say, it also has the benefit of easily ordering alphanumeric lists of document versions by date.


#18

ssoooooo many people rely on the "creation date", which actually is the "last altered date" - they're so square.


#19

I use YYYY/MM/DD whenever I can get away with it; from most significant unit to smallest. It makes sorting date-named files so much easier.


#20

I go YYYYMMDD.

That way the numbers always increment for dates so they sort properly.