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Just saw a rant about date formats between the US and every other country and saw this a few years ago. Seems appropriate

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  • 78
    In some asian countries they use the "yyyy.mm.dd"-system, which makes more sense when managing folders
  • 8
    Well, when your system was based on the physical features of men and the distances they travelled in 1000 paces, these are the units you get.
  • 27
    I've always wondered why the metric day never gained traction. Decimal time is so intriguing to me. 10 hour days with 100 minutes per hour and 100 seconds per minute. I actually created a watchface to display decimal time. Here's some info on it lol https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • 1
    @dewguzzler you may be interested in this app I made then: http://github.com/DeveloperACE/...
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  • 4
    In my country we have DD/MM/YY
  • -1
    @J4s0n all those we pre 2000 some even pre 1500's :p
  • 5
    Just add an " are you American or the rest of the world ?" question and you'll be g fine
  • 6
    @ScribeOfGoD still you could prevent them.
    Also it would be better when everyone uses the same system
  • 0
    @J4s0n why not do everything the same then? What's the point of being different?
  • 1
    @DLMousey 1) I have a fiancee. 2) Yes, I am an American, and I also understand both systems. 3) Keep your nose out of my private life.
  • 0
    @DeveloperACE lol except of course I use Android... Lol
  • 0
    @dewguzzler I have needed a java version if you want to make a pull request/issue for one
  • 1
    @DeveloperACE I'm good really, I have an android version but thank you! It's just so intriguing, not sure why lol
  • 0
    @dewguzzler have you open sourced it?

    I'd be interested in merging projects if you want to
  • 0
    @DeveloperACE oh this was made by someone else, I had just found it on the Google Play store. I created a Pebble watchface in C-ish and it is open source https://github.com/dewguzzler/...
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  • 4
    Remembering 5280 feet to a mile is an extremely trivial task compared to knowing all the conjugation's of your spoken language's version of "to be" yet nobody ever bitches about that.
  • 6
    I'm surprised no-one has yet cited XKCD on this issue. So I do.
  • 2
    Date and time is where my country (right or wrong) still err from sense and standard. People here still write dd/mm/yyyy and that is the national recommendation although I insist on yyyy/mm/dd. And time is based on the 24h clock with 60 minutes to the hour. I admit that switching to a 10 based clock would hurt. But having seen my kids learn the Mesopotamian time system I think we should change that too. It makes sense in the long run.
  • 2
    Metric system is quite cool.
    That's why we call a quarter pounder, a cheese royale.
  • 2
    What do you think about F vs C for temperature?
    *grabs popcorn*
  • 3
    @btfoom Personally I don't really understand the benefits of using Fahrenheit but I like the way for Celsius, water boils at 100°C and freezes at 0°C which kinda gives you a good basis for everything in between. Just seems more simple to me
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    @dewguzzler do you happen to know if the java app is open source?
  • 0
    @DeveloperACE depending on the license, if they say you can use it without paying royalties and have it on github or something is a plus as well.
  • 1
    I'm American and agree with this rant.
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