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### Author Topic: Happy 12-12-12~!  (Read 8459 times)

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##### Happy 12-12-12~!
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:40 PM »
Well, it's 12-12-12 today. Anyone care what the order of the year, month and day is?

So for luck I left the house at 12. Got to the store and played 12 lottery tickets at 12:12. Picked all sorts of fun numbers. Fibonacci numbers. Prime numbers. Birthdays. Ages. Random numbers. Squares, roots, powers of 2, etc. Spent \$12.10.

Strolled over to the grocery store for some cereal and milk. Spent \$21.02.

I'm feeling lucky today~!

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#### barney

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 09:41 PM »
Well, it's 12-12-12 today. Anyone care what the order of the year, month and day is?

So for luck I left the house at 12. Got to the store and played 12 lottery tickets at 12:12. Picked all sorts of fun numbers. Fibonacci numbers. Prime numbers. Birthdays. Ages. Random numbers. Squares, roots, powers of 2, etc. Spent \$12.10.

Strolled over to the grocery store for some cereal and milk. Spent \$21.02.

I'm feeling lucky today~!

So, by the time I get to all twelves, you already have used everything up.  Greedy  .

#### Tuxman

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 01:15 AM »
"OMG A NUMBER ON AN ARBITRARY, HUMAN-MADE SCALE OF NUMBERS HAPPENS TO RANDOMLY REPEAT! LET'S MAKE A THREAD ABOUT THAT!"

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 01:27 AM »
"OMG A NUMBER ON AN ARBITRARY, HUMAN-MADE SCALE OF NUMBERS HAPPENS TO RANDOMLY REPEAT! LET'S MAKE A THREAD ABOUT THAT!"
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"OMG! SOMETHING THAT I'M NOT REMOTELY INTERESTED IN, BUT HAVE A MASSIVE COMPULSION TO POST ABOUT IT JUST FOR THE SAKE OF PISSING ON THE PARADE!"

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#### Tuxman

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 01:28 AM »
You totally got my intention there.

#### Edvard

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 02:23 AM »
Just for posterity, here's the clock from my Xfce setup:

#### Ath

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 04:28 AM »
played 12 lottery tickets
So you're evenly sharing your lottery earnings with 12 other DC'ers?

#### fenixproductions

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 04:49 AM »
Thx. Nice words are always good, no matter the reason.

sarcasm mode

First of all: I don't recall similar mood for last occasions like 11.11.11 or 5.5.5.

Second: It is year 2012 not 12. I understand that some shops here (Poland) make promotions and people behave on these like those additional 2 millennia have never happened but it is still 2012.

I saw words like "similar thing will happen in next 1000 years" somewhere which is mathematically wrong:
- if you allow to cut thousands off - it will happen in about next 900 years,
- if you cut hundreds too (and get 12) - it will be in about next 90 years?

Or we can cut even more and leave only last digits. It would give us so many occasions to be better people

#### Fred Nerd

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 04:56 AM »
In honor of all the roadies who test microphones:
"Check, 1 2,  1 2,   1  2"

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 04:57 AM »
played 12 lottery tickets
So you're evenly sharing your lottery earnings with 12 other DC'ers?

Greedy   .
-barney

I don't recall similar mood for last occasions like 11.11.11 or 5.5.5.
-fenixproductions

You obviously missed the International Day of Slayer... 6.6.6. http://www.nationaldayofslayer.org/ (Auto-plays "Raining Blood" - watch your speakers.)

How seriously people take these kinds of dates is anyone's guess. They just seem kind of fun.

(Now to stir the pot... Muahahahahahah~!)

The logic behind dismissing numbers as special simply doesn't hold up - well, if you're a religious Pythagorean that is.

Fact is, the universe holds some numbers and sets in high esteem. Pi, Tau, Phi, e, 153, Fibonacci numbers, etc. etc.

Now... let the logical blood letting begin~!
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#### fenixproductions

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 05:04 AM »
Fact is, the universe holds some numbers and sets in high esteem. Pi, Tau, Phi, e, 153, Fibonacci numbers, etc. etc.
Let's wait and see if someone celebrates March 14, 2015

#### x16wda

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 05:17 AM »
Let's wait and see if someone celebrates March 14, 2015
-fenixproductions

But first let's see if anyone celebrates December 22, 2012!
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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 05:21 AM »
Let's wait and see if someone celebrates March 14, 2015
-fenixproductions

But first let's see if anyone celebrates December 22, 2012!
-x16wda

Any bets on pole shift, aliens returning, or Nibiru?
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#### fenixproductions

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 05:35 AM »
Any bets on pole shift, aliens returning, or Nibiru?

My bet: "No more Christmas. Joseph will confess to premarital sex."

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 05:42 AM »
Any bets on pole shift, aliens returning, or Nibiru?

My bet: "No more Christmas. Joseph will confess to premarital sex."
-fenixproductions

Could be worse... Joseph could stick to his story, and Mary could confess...
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#### 40hz

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 07:11 AM »
"God created the integers. All the rest is the work of man." - Leopold Kronecker

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Elder Sage: Verily, for I say unto you, that all things are true.

Younger Sage: Even untrue things?

Elder Sage: Yes. Even untrue things are true.

Younger Sag: But how can that be?

Elder Sage: I don't know, man...I didn't do it!

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 07:43 AM »
"God created the integers. All the rest is the work of man." - Leopold Kronecker
-40hz

BLASPHEMER~!

Them is Phi'ting words~!
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#### TaoPhoenix

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 08:04 AM »
Mayan day has a funny number pattern too.

12 21 12

aka 122112

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 08:20 AM »
Mayan day has a funny number pattern too.

12 21 12

aka 122112
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Hmmm... You've given me a brain fart...

Would 12.21.12 formatting, i.e. multiple decimal formats with successive decimal places in fractional terms of their predecessors, actually have any mathematical value? It certainly would be a curiosity, though decimal numbers certainly wouldn't cut it. How many number systems would you need? Could it cut down on complexity? Well, up to base-64 certainly, but beyond that? Nah... I don't think it's really useful. Well. That was a fun brain fart.

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#### skwire

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 08:21 AM »
One of my nephews has a birthday today. That's pretty cool...

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 08:22 AM »
One of my nephews has a birthday today. That's pretty cool...
-skwire

His 12th birthday by any chance?
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#### skwire

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 08:25 AM »
Hahahaha...unfortunately, no.  He's ten today.

#### fenixproductions

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2012, 08:36 AM »
Would 12.21.12 formatting, i.e. multiple decimal formats with successive decimal places in fractional terms of their predecessors, actually have any mathematical value? It certainly would be a curiosity, though decimal numbers certainly wouldn't cut it. How many number systems would you need? Could it cut down on complexity? Well, up to base-64 certainly, but beyond that? Nah... I don't think it's really useful. Well. That was a fun brain fart.

Mix it with smelly date formatting - not everyone on Earth use mm.dd.yyyy.

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 08:37 AM »
Hahahaha...unfortunately, no.  He's ten today.
-skwire

Hey, 10 is the perfect number in Pythagoreanism, so that's just about as good.
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#### 40hz

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##### Re: Happy 12-12-12~!
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 09:37 AM »
"God created the integers. All the rest is the work of man." - Leopold Kronecker
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BLASPHEMER~!

Them is Phi'ting words~!