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Old Sep 29, 02, 8:33 am
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AAdvantage card dates ?

I just found an unopened letter from AA with a Platinum card in it. The good thru date is 02/03. Now in my part of the world - the part that gifted you the English language, you so graciously tore up that means February 2003. Is this the case ??

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Old Sep 29, 02, 8:38 am
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Old Sep 29, 02, 8:40 am
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excellent - I can use the qantas club in SYD and MEL I knew this peice of plastic had to be good for something

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Old Sep 29, 02, 12:56 pm
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You'd think they'd have learned their lesson from Y2K.

Just wait until you start seeing dates such as 02/05/03... is that February 5, 2003; May 2, 2003; or May 3, 2002?

The yyyy/mm/dd system avoids all ambiguity - I don't know why it is not more widely adopted.

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Old Sep 29, 02, 12:58 pm
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first person to use that method gets there testicls cooled down with liquid nitogen - a threat often made by my chem lecturer for daydreaming
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What method are you referring to?

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Old Sep 29, 02, 3:15 pm
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Alternatively, the US could just play with the majority of the rest of the world and go with the DDMMYY or DDMMYYYY or DDMMMYY or DDMMMYYYY format. The key is the DAY comes before the MONTH which comes before the YEAR.

Everyone got that now?

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Old Sep 29, 02, 3:43 pm
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Ill be honest with you, as long as I can get in the qantas club, i dont care - Its the only use i see for american carriers - I mean, the service compared to all but Gurada, international airlines is appaling. At least easyjet dont pretend your going to enjoy yourself
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Thank you for your "honesty."

And talk about "tearing up the English language"...

I think [email protected] has a better mastery of punctuation.
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Old Sep 29, 02, 4:14 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by 777Brit:
Alternatively, the US could just play with the majority of the rest of the world and go with the DDMMYY or DDMMYYYY or DDMMMYY or DDMMMYYYY format. The key is the DAY comes before the MONTH which comes before the YEAR.

Everyone got that now?

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The ascending order of precedence makes great sense to me but to avoid confusion at least the CCYYMMDD format cannot be mis-interpreted which does make it better to use imo. Is 07/03/03 the 3rd of July or the 7th March?


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Old Sep 29, 02, 4:27 pm
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I think I remember seeing on a friends visa stamp in her passport that China actually uses yyyy/mm/dd format. Considering that one quarter of the worlds population, maybe we should take a global vote on it! For saving files, the yyyy/mm/dd format does make life easier!!
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I hardly believe it. I agree with Dave Noble!

While the DDMMYYYY system (more popular with Europeans) is ok, it could be misinterpreted as MMDDYYYY (more popular with Americans). The YYYYMMDD, on the other hand, is unambiguous.

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Old Sep 29, 02, 4:42 pm
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ISO 8601 recommends the following format as the "international standard date notation":

YYYY-MM-DD

Makes a lot of sense to me, and certainly a lot more sense than MM/DD/YY. Who came up with that backwards format? Does that guy also specify time of day as Minute:Second:Hour?
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Old Sep 29, 02, 5:06 pm
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mm/dd/yy is not backwards - it is how people speak dates in conversation.

people say 'september twenty ninth, two thousand and two.' thus, 9/29/02, and sep 29, 2002 is a mapping of what one would verbally speak. thus it is not backwards.

2002-09-29 is not how people speak it. the only advantage is in a ascii sort on a computer which will group things by year, then month, then day. the iso recommendation is probably for this very reason. thats nice for computers, but not for humans.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by pdxer:
mm/dd/yy is not backwards - it is how people speak dates in conversation.
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However, one could argue that that is backwards in the US, as well. See this thread on another board where people discuss how 9/11 is said in other countries. "The 11th of September" seems to be popular, rather than "Nine Eleven."
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