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## #1 2006-05-05 11:54:03

siva.eas
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Registered: 2005-09-17
Posts: 166

### May 4

An interesting thing happened on May 4. I got this in my mail and I will copy and paste it here.

----------Message-------------

4TH MAY, HISTORIC DAY, read it quickly
Today, ie 4th May,

at 2min and 3sec

after 1am

d time and date will be

01:02:03 04/05/06

THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN ON EARTH AGAIN, at least for another 100 years

-------------end Message------------------

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## #2 2006-05-05 14:17:28

George,Y
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Registered: 2006-03-12
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### Re: May 4

:d :d

Last edited by George,Y (2006-05-05 14:17:49)

X'(y-Xβ)=0

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## #3 2006-05-05 15:16:52

yttrium88
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Registered: 2005-12-01
Posts: 20

### Re: May 4

Here's a good question:

Given the number of different ways of representing date and time, how many times are there that the  digits in the date/time string will be consecutive in either increasing or decreasing order?

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## #4 2006-05-05 16:19:27

ganesh
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Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 21,730

### Re: May 4

01.02.0304 05.06.07

7 seconds past 5.06 AM on Jan 2nd, 304 AD. One possibiity?
or 7 seconds past 5.06 AM on Feb 2, 304 AD (If date is written in DD/MM/YYYY format)..

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## #5 2006-05-05 20:25:29

MathsIsFun
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,630

### Re: May 4

And I missed it! Well done siva, a truly amazing date/time!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #6 2006-05-05 21:32:04

mathsyperson
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Registered: 2005-06-22
Posts: 4,900

### Re: May 4

May the 4th be with you.

Although that particular string won't happen for another 100 years, we will have 02:03:04 05/06/07 next year.

Americans will get it sooner than Brits.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #7 2006-05-05 22:07:26

Patrick
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Registered: 2006-02-24
Posts: 1,005

### Re: May 4

I got an identical text message(well, not one actually, lots) 4th may too

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## #8 2006-05-06 00:33:25

stardust
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Registered: 2006-04-09
Posts: 48

### Re: May 4

Please, not the star wars may the 4th one. My applied maths (mechanics) teacher is always telling use to 'Use the force'

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## #9 2006-05-06 01:22:06

MathsIsFun
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,630

### Re: May 4

(Stardust, if people chatter too much in that class, say "Too much Torque (talk) applied, not enough Work done!")

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #10 2006-05-06 01:43:40

siva.eas
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Registered: 2005-09-17
Posts: 166

### Re: May 4

message deleted

Last edited by siva.eas (2006-05-06 06:26:08)

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## #11 2006-05-06 02:34:31

Patrick
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Registered: 2006-02-24
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### Re: May 4

wow, it does?

That doesn't really matter does it?

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