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Ferret
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Here in Australia we write the date as 'day/month/year'.

That makes today's date 11/12/13 laugh

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Well here in the good ole' US of A, we do it the PROPER way with the month first, you Wallaby!  

12-11-13

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Just kidding, btw.

Cheers.

 

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LyleA said
Well here in the good ole' US of A, we do it the PROPER way with the month first, you Wallaby!  

12-11-13

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But 12-11-13 just doesn't 'flow' and is no fun at all. rofl

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John, you should post it at 08:09:10,11-12-13 then there won't be any complain.

Lol

 

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Well, next year, in the U.S., we'll celebrate 12-13-14. You'll never celebrate that with your DD-MM-YY format. So there!

(Also just kidding.)

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ratvn said
John, you should post it at 08:09:10,11-12-13 then there won't be any complain.

Lol

 

Darn. I wish 'I' had thought of that rofl

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All joking aside, we do things very strangely here. Why in the world would we list the month, day, year??? Doesn't make sense. Year, month, day like a timer or day, month, year would make way more sense.
Obviously it's tough for those who have never done it any other way but it is not logical.
Same with the metric system. You have to be a genius to memorize every increment in our measuring system but just about any European citizen can tell you the increments in the metric system.

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KindaScratchy said
Well, next year, in the U.S., we'll celebrate 12-13-14. You'll never celebrate that with your DD-MM-YY format. So there!

(Also just kidding.)

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Diane

Yes. We'll have to wait another 90 odd years to get a similar line up

I went out and bought entries in Lotto today. Next Tuesday it's $70 million. Can't hurt. And if I win I'll buy you a Strad (and it won't be a copy) roflol

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Yes, this stuff like sixteenths and eighths and quarters and halves of inches ...  Eight ounces in a cup, two pints to a quart, four quarts to a gallon ... all these powers of two ... it seems nuts.

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Now ... anyone for whole notes, tenth notes, hundredth notes, and thousandth notes?

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Wow John,
You are generously passing out Strads if you win. Unfortunately you have witnesses. I guess it would be a great problem to have though. :-)

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Pierre

I doubt that the problem will arise. rofl

But if I'm wrong, how much do you reckon I'm up for per Strad? :)

'And', I only remember offering Diane one. roflol

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I know you only offered Diane a Strad but a Strad is a big enough item for me to exaggerate and I'm honestly really hoping you will win now. crossedfingers Also hoping that Diane will allow me to play it some day if she wins.dancing

It depends entirely on the condition and reputation of the Strad.

The Lady Blunt Stradivarius violin, made in 1721, was sold at auction for nearly $16 million on June 20, 2011

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If found the below link for some general prices as well. I don't know if anyone has documented all the Stradivarius sales known. The prices listed in the below site are quite old.

http://www.stradivarius.org/price

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We will have to wait till Tuesday 18th. (That would be 18-12-13) :)

I have a feeling that Diane is going to be disappointed rofl

 

BTW... We went totally metric in around 1980

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@Ferret    Probability of winning Oz Lotto approx 1 in 45,379,620

@RosinedUp  Using 1/10th, 1/100th notes sure makes a jump; takes lots of triplets and quintuplets to make the conversions work. oddly, the ancient music notation with notes based on fractions with denominators of powers of 2 fits better in the modern binary computer world that metric would.

 

 

 

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@RosinedUp  Using 1/10th, 1/100th notes sure makes a jump; takes lots of triplets and quintuplets to make the conversions work. oddly, the ancient music notation with notes based on fractions with denominators of powers of 2 fits better in the modern binary computer world that metric would.

Yes, pardon my irony ... I'm with you on that, @gwscheer.  An eighth of a measure would be a tenth note, two hundredth notes, and five thousandth notes, all tied together.  So a decimal system of musical notation is a mess if our music is accented every second, third, or fourth beat.

But I was trying to say something about the English system of measures.  Like musical notation, and the music itself, it is based on powers of two.  Maybe the main rationale for the English system is that it is convenient to divide amounts in half.  When studying science, I was sort of gung ho for the metric system.  But now I recognize wisdom and utility in the English system.

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interesting points on the English measures, @RosinedUp .   I've got to think about that.

 

And,  maybe I'll experiment with some metric music  6/10 or somesuch. Maybe there are some unexplored but worthwhile rythms lurking there.

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Hahahaha! I'm lucky - we're metric too XD

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The other nice thing about the English system is that you get lovely mnemonics such as "The Cow of Capacity" - picture a cow cow-fingerscrossed because cows give milk, which comes in gallon jugs.

The body is a gallon. Each leg is a quart becasue 4 qt.= 1 gal. On each leg is a cloven hoof, with each half of the hoof as a pint, because 2 pt. = 1 qt. Then the only thing a student has to remember is that 2 c. = 1 pt., which is easy because a milk carton in the lunchroom is a half pint, or 1 cup.

Bah - moving decimals, who needs 'em?

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Then English system is mostly about powers of two, but somehow they sometimes throw threes in too.  For example, there are three teaspoons per tablespoon and three feet per yard.

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