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**siva.eas****Member**- Registered: 2005-09-17
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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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**George,Y****Member**- Registered: 2006-03-12
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:d :d

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

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**yttrium88****Member**- Registered: 2005-12-01
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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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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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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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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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And I missed it! Well done siva, a truly amazing date/time!

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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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.

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It wanted to be normal.

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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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I got an identical text message(well, not one actually, lots) 4th may too

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**stardust****Member**- Registered: 2006-04-09
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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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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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(Stardust, if people chatter too much in that class, say "Too much Torque (talk) applied, not enough Work done!")

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**siva.eas****Member**- Registered: 2005-09-17
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message deleted

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

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**Patrick****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-02-24
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wow, it does?

That doesn't really matter does it?

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