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The international standard date notation is YYYY-MM-DDwhere YYYY is the year in the usual Gregorian calendar, MM is the month of the year between 01 (January) and 12 (December), and DD is the day of the month between 01 and 31.For example, the fourth day of February in the year 1995 is written in the standard notation as 1995-02-04Other commonly used notations are e.g. 2/4/95, 4/2/95, 95/2/4, 4.2.1995, 04-FEB-1995, 4-February-1995, and many more. Especially the first two examples are dangerous, because as both are used quite often in the U.S. and in Great Britain and both can not be distinguished, it is unclear whether 2/4/95 means 1995-04-02 or 1995-02-04. The date notation 2/4/5 has at least six reasonable interpretations (assuming that only the twentieth and twenty-first century are reasonable candidates in our life time).Advantages of the ISO 8601 standard date notation compared to other commonly used variants: easily readable and writeable by software (no ‘JAN’, ‘FEB’, ... table necessary) easily comparable and sortable with a trivial string comparison language independent can not be confused with other popular date notations consistency with the common 24h time notation system, where the larger units (hours) are also written in front of the smaller ones (minutes and seconds) strings containing a date followed by a time are also easily comparable and sortable (e.g. write “1995-02-04 22:45:00”) the notation is short and has constant length, which makes both keyboard data entry and table layout easier identical to the Chinese date notation, so the largest cultural group (>25%) on this planet is already familiar with it :-) date notations with the order “year, month, day” are in addition already widely used e.g. in Japan, Korea, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and a few other countries and people in the U.S. are already used to at least the “month, day” order a 4-digit year representation avoids overflow problems after 2099-12-31As dates will look a little bit strange anyway starting with 2000-01-01 (e.g. like 1/1/0), it has been suggested that the year 2000 is an excellent opportunity to change to the standard date notation.
Hi Seany Nice pictures.. here ya go..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_EpsteinYes, at last my fellow comrades! I have made this article on Neil on wikipedia! I shall pray that it does not get deleted! *Amen*Yes, it was very hard to do this actually! I had to upload the picture of Neil onto wikipedia first, then take the name of it and everything. Then I had to write all about him!
Quote from: Seany on 15/04/2007 01:40:41http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_EpsteinYes, at last my fellow comrades! I have made this article on Neil on wikipedia! I shall pray that it does not get deleted! *Amen*Yes, it was very hard to do this actually! I had to upload the picture of Neil onto wikipedia first, then take the name of it and everything. Then I had to write all about him!Oh My Gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd !!!LOL..........         
Those are wonderful pictures Karen !!......you look exceedingly tropical..and very well !!.......YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!awww..we all luff ewe too !!..hugs the Kareny Mam
Karen - Happy Hawaii Day!!! Nice piccy's. You look great!!!!Sean - love the Wiki article on Neil! 
Karen, great pictures! 
Neily You owe us a real good picture! LOL!