[LMB] OT: Prime News

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Nov 14 12:20:46 GMT 2017

On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:25:45 -0800, "A. Marina Fournier"
<saffronrose at me.com> wrote:

>On Nov 13, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:23:26 -0500, Sylvia McIvers
>> <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Today is Sunday 11-12-17.
>>> Tomorrow is the right Christian date of 11-13-17, a rare case of sequential
>>> primes.
>> Only in Stupid-date-format-land.
>> https://twitter.com/donohoe/status/597876118688026624
>Ever since I encountered it in high school, I prefer the ddmmyyyy format: I cross my sevens and sometimes my oughts. 
>I may leave off the period when writing out the prefixes and suffixes of names, e.g., Ms Janice Marshal Esq
>I understood right off the bat that chron filing by yyyymmdd was the least likely form to be a problem in electronic dating. Can’t recall if that’s a military thing or not.

ISO 8601 standard.  Adopted by, but not invented by, the military.

Structure is not always stricture - Vicki Rosenzweig

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