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Old 07-06-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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Post Birthday

My birthday's in a few weeks. Here's what you all can get me.

Gabriel Knight Mysteries Limited Edition
Gabriel Knight III
Space Quest Collection
Simon The Sorcerer Collection
Broken Sword II
Quest for Glory Collection
Quest for Glory V
King's Quest Collection
King's Quest 8
Mysterious Journey II
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You all really should get more for me. Don't forget all I've done for you; invented Tetris, landed on the moon, signed the Constution, ect.


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Old 07-06-2004, 05:30 PM   #2
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What is the CRAZINESS? A collection that doesn't involve the eighth in its series? Has the world gone MAD?


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 07-06-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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i am going to bye you kabooki warriors for Xbox and halo for Mac which is the best advetner game of all time!
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Old 07-06-2004, 11:33 PM   #4
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I'll probably forget so happy birthday for then. My birthday was on Saturday.


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Old 07-07-2004, 01:48 AM   #5
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My birthday is Friday. Everyone get ready to party!


Just because people think what I say don't make sense, doesn't mean I don't like popsicles.
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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my birthday is...

...in eleven months
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:37 AM   #7
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my birthday was..

3/4 of a year ago.


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Old 07-07-2004, 11:44 AM   #8
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my birthday is in 1 month and 18 days

*butters himself up and gets ready to party*
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Old 07-07-2004, 11:46 AM   #9
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*readies the zucchini*

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errr


*readies two zucchinis*


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Old 07-07-2004, 06:23 PM   #10
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My birthday's August 8th to be excact.
Delicious sweet treats for everyone!
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Old 07-08-2004, 09:20 AM   #11
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hm. that's weird. that's my dad's birthday too.
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Old 07-09-2004, 01:47 PM   #12
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my birthday is in 28 days! (august 5th...)

(or is it "august the 5th"? i never understood these strange english date notation... in germany it's plain "5. August" and "DD.MM.YYYY" (this is different in the US and UK, too, right?))
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Old 07-09-2004, 03:40 PM   #13
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you'd just say "august 5th". or, if you wanted, you could say "the 5th of august" or, i guess you could say "august the 5th", but that sounds too formal, at least, i think so. and, if you wrote the date, you could write:

1. 8/5/04
2. august 5, 2004

that's pretty much it. or

3. 8-5-04

sometimes people put the day first, then the month, then the year. i find that to be extremely confusing, though (what a surprise).
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Old 07-10-2004, 01:03 AM   #14
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Whew! Technically its my birthday now. Although it only has been for like an hour, and I'm still on yesterday time. Now I'm old.


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Old 07-10-2004, 02:11 AM   #15
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in germany it's plain "5. August" and "DD.MM.YYYY"
Bzzzz, wrong! The norm DIN 5008 says that today is 2004-07-09 (like the column type Date in MySQL).

I like that best, because it makes the most sense. Not only on computers where texts are sorted from left to right. In that way if you name a series of files "file YYYY-MM-DD.txt" they will be ordered by year, then month, then day.

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Old 07-10-2004, 02:51 AM   #16
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i agree with you here, alien, this is also analogue to the (common) time format the "biggest" value to the "smallest". although i prefer to leave the "-" away.

anyways. let's kill the doctor.


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Old 07-10-2004, 07:49 AM   #17
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in the UK it's DD/MM/YY

it makes sense when you it that way... the something day of the something month of the something year


oh and happy birthday Skinkie!

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Old 07-10-2004, 08:39 AM   #18
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err.. yesyes. heavy breastday, skinkierillus.


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Old 07-10-2004, 03:32 PM   #19
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I like that best, because it makes the most sense. Not only on computers where texts are sorted from left to right. In that way if you name a series of files "file YYYY-MM-DD.txt" they will be ordered by year, then month, then day.
It only makes sense from a computer standpoint and shouldn't be applied to real life because it's stupid. Think about it, what's the first piece of information you want when asking for that date, you want what is going to change more frequently. You spend a minumum of 28 days in a month, enough time to adapt to the thinking that this is the ** month in the year. And you spend roughly 365 days in a year, by now I don't have to think that hard at all to clearly state that today, I am living in 2004. But as the day changes every day, this is what we should know first, and then we can either guess the rest, or read it, but from left to right so we actually get it. This is why DD/MM/YYYY is best.

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Old 07-11-2004, 10:13 AM   #20
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anyways. let's kill the doctor.
well... i'm against that...

...

happy birthday skinkie... (although i'm a bit late...)

...

alien:
if i want to have files and dirs with date-names sorted, i name them "YYYY.MM.DD"...




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Old 07-11-2004, 01:27 PM   #21
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seriously, i don't think it matters. as long as the day is in there somewhere, who cares? i doubt anybody doesn't know what month or year it is...that's why when you talk to someone, you say:

"what's the date?"
"the 10th."

or whatever. think about it, when you talk to someone out loud and you say "what's the date?" and they say the month and the day, they don't say "the 10th of july", they say "july 10th". or, if they said the year they'd say "july 10th, 2004". so why should it be any different in writing?
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Old 07-11-2004, 02:06 PM   #22
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My birthday is October 17th and it's coming THIS YEAR, too. Prepare yourself.

and

HATHY BIRD-HEY to everyone!


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Old 07-11-2004, 03:56 PM   #23
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seriously, i don't think it matters. as long as the day is in there somewhere, who cares? i doubt anybody doesn't know what month or year it is...that's why when you talk to someone, you say:

"what's the date?"
"the 10th."

or whatever. think about it, when you talk to someone out loud and you say "what's the date?" and they say the month and the day, they don't say "the 10th of july", they say "july 10th". or, if they said the year they'd say "july 10th, 2004". so why should it be any different in writing?
cuz it's stupid, what's the point in jumping all over the place, you need to go from smallest to bigger to biggest, not from bigger to smallest to biggest, it doesn't make sense. And plus, english people put it DD/MM/YYYY and have done for a while now, soto see the american version, it confuses us into thinking were in the 20th month! And we don't need that, we have enough problems, look at the arse we've got as a prime minister!

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Old 07-11-2004, 09:46 PM   #24
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it confuses us into thinking were in the 20th month!
but, isn't it just common sense that you're on the twentieth day of the month instead of the twentieth month of the year?

plus, you're not really jumping all over the place, you're saying the month, then the subdivision, which is the day, then the least important piece of information, which is the year. the year is moved out of the way, so you're really going down in order...but the non-important stuff goes to the end of the line.

plus, it's just awkward seeing the day first. "10-7-2004". it looks like it's october 7th, doesn't it? i think it's just goofy.

and either way, it's not like it's really a task to find out what the day is, use your brain. i doubt you haven't known the day for the past six months. if you see "7-10-04", if you think about it, it's not october, it's july. it's july 10th, not october 7th. and, if you don't know what the date is...you need to get off the computer.
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Old 07-13-2004, 03:46 PM   #25
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plus, it's just awkward seeing the day first. "10-7-2004". it looks like it's october 7th, doesn't it? i think it's just goofy.
That's because it's been programmed into your brain to think this way. People in britain all think that it should be DD/MM/YYYY. And what about when we're not looking up todays date. We want to find out when something happened and it comes up with 03/12/1986, is that the 3rd of december or the 12th of march. People in britain, and most of the world, would say it's the first rather than the latter.

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well...














...we americans are just....

special...

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Old 07-14-2004, 01:24 AM   #27
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We want to find out when something happened and it comes up with 03/12/1986, is that the 3rd of december or the 12th of march.
Actually I wondered (disregarding the year), "is that my birthday or my grandpa's?".

Also, what's up with addresses? Why is the house number before the street in the States? And the zip code after the town? Youssa cawayzeee!!

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1348 S. Finley Ave. (my old address)

i guess it's b/c...you're looking mainly for the house number.

and as for the zip code...

lombard, il 60148 (town where i used to live)

it's b/c zip codes are meaningless. just like newman in seinfeld says:

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...they're meaningless. hahaha!
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Actually I wondered (disregarding the year), "is that my birthday or my grandpa's?".

Also, what's up with addresses? Why is the house number before the street in the States? And the zip code after the town? Youssa cawayzeee!!
It's pretty much the same in the UK.

How would you put it though? It seems reasonable that if the house is found on the street, is found in the county/state/whatever, is found in the town/city, is found in the country, then that's the order you'd put down, with house number first.

And post codes/zip codes are read by people at the post office. Rather than looking through the address for it, it's easier for them to just look at the bottom of the address for it, which is why we put it last.

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By your own rationale, Joshi, it should be sorted by size. So the lines make more sense in a zip/town and street/house order. The zip code will tell you a rough approximation of where the town is gonna be. Just take a look at the Zip Code Map (FRG) or zipdecode (USA).

Same with the street ("to you or to me?" situation ):

"Where do you live?" "Thirteen-fortyeight ..." "Awrigh, awrigh, don' tell me your fricken life story!"
or
"Where do you live?" "Finley Avenue" "Good god, that's on the other side of the town!"

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but...after you say your house number, you say the street/boulevard/avenue/whatever...

and, i don't think people identify cities with their zip code, unless it's like "90210", that's obviously beverly hills :roll:

but that's it. if you say a town name though, like "las vegas" or "nyc" or "miami", everybody knows where those places are.
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but if you say a town name like "braunschweig" and you're speaking to someone not living in lower saxony or even not living in germany, they're like "where the hell is that?"...




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By your own rationale, Joshi, it should be sorted by size. So the lines make more sense in a zip/town and street/house order. The zip code will tell you a rough approximation of where the town is gonna be. Just take a look at the Zip Code Map (FRG) or zipdecode (USA).

Same with the street ("to you or to me?" situation ):

"Where do you live?" "Thirteen-fortyeight ..." "Awrigh, awrigh, don' tell me your fricken life story!"
or
"Where do you live?" "Finley Avenue" "Good god, that's on the other side of the town!"
By my own rationale, Alien, it should go from smallest to biggest. I said that the date should go this way, and so should addresses. Think about definition, how would you (well, how would I and anyone who wishes to agree with me) define today? Today is defined by the date, month and year, right? And from smallest to biggest, that would be date, mothn and year.

Well, how would I define a house using this logic? By it's smallest defining factor, the house number, then the street it's on (with date, it's the month it's in, gettit) and then the area, town, and so on and so forth.

And I don't know how things are done in america with Zip codes, but here in England, Postal Codes define everything down to the street, not just the town or area, which is why everyone on my street shares my postal code, but everyone on the street behind me has a slightly different one.

But if you talking about actually telling someone the whereabouts of where I live, I'd say I live in Duston, the area. I do this becaue most people who ask live in my town, so there's no point in saying that, and won't know every street in town, so I'd say the area instead. If they asked the whereabouts in Duston, then I'd say the street, and then if they knew ther place (which very few people do) I'd say which number (if of course they wanted to know and it wasn't a complete stranger or someone I couldn't trust, in which case, I live at 134, Frithte Place, Bruddy... it's up North). But on a letter or something, it would always be the number first, and then the rest, which is infact the formal way to right a letter nationwide, i don't know if it's the same everywhere (I think it is) but that's how we do it.

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