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The New York Sun ^ | May 6, 2007 | LENORE SKENAZY

Posted on 05/08/2007 5:57:16 AM PDT by murdoog

Sunday morning at three minutes and four seconds after 2 a.m., it will be exactly 02:03:04 05/06/07. And if you find that so astounding that you won't be able to sleep until you've experienced this once-in-a-century sequence, you are, in case you didn't know … a nerd.

A numbers nerd, that is. No shame in that — I'm one, too. (Hey: one, too. Cool numbers are everywhere.) Folks like us find it hard not to shout, "Look! It's 12:34!" Even 2:34 is sweet, as are 1:23, 3:45, and of course 4:56. And when it's 11:11 — well, it just doesn't get much better than that.

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For all of my fellow numbers nerds. Enjoy
1 posted on 05/08/2007 5:57:20 AM PDT by murdoog

To: murdoog
Sunday morning at three minutes and four seconds after 2 a.m., it will be exactly 02:03:04 05/06/07.

Interesting since the article was published after the fact.

2 posted on 05/08/2007 6:00:30 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG

To: murdoog

I always insert mathmatical notation between the numbers so they form an equation.

The time is 9:00. As easy equation is (9 * 0 = 0). Now it’s 9:01, which is (9^0=1).

3 posted on 05/08/2007 6:02:00 AM PDT by Tao Yin

To: murdoog

Do you get excited when your odometer reaches 66666.6?

4 posted on 05/08/2007 6:02:32 AM PDT by Deguello

To: murdoog

And when it’s 11:11 — well, it just doesn’t get much better than that.

@@@@@

I was at a lacrosse game on Sunday, and just had to say “hey, look” when the score board read 11:11 [remaining] and a score of 11 - 4. Another 4 on the board for 4th quarter rounded out the symmetry.

5 posted on 05/08/2007 6:03:53 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)

To: Deguello

No, but I like to watch it turn over. :)

6 posted on 05/08/2007 6:04:26 AM PDT by murdoog

To: scripter

ping!

7 posted on 05/08/2007 6:04:37 AM PDT by latina4dubya

To: murdoog
02:03:04 05/06/07

Much of the world will have to wait until June 5 for this.

8 posted on 05/08/2007 6:05:27 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))

To: maica

Have to add that time was stopped on those numbers, it didn’t just click by.

9 posted on 05/08/2007 6:05:30 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)

To: murdoog

While this particular set: 02:03:04 05/06/07 is rare, the theme is not. Next we’ll have 03:04:05 06/07/08, and a similar data point every year.

10 posted on 05/08/2007 6:06:40 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)

To: maica
I was at a lacrosse game on Sunday, and just had to say “hey, look” when the score board read 11:11 [remaining] and a score of 11 - 4. Another 4 on the board for 4th quarter rounded out the symmetry.

Note: The sequence 11-44 is not symmetric, although something like 12:21 is.

11 posted on 05/08/2007 6:13:24 AM PDT by twhitak

To: twhitak

Well I guess you had to see it.

4 11:11 11 4

12 posted on 05/08/2007 6:23:53 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)

To: Tao Yin
Now it’s 9:01, which is (9^0=1).

A clock is a clock, and a calculator is a calculator; best not to confuse the two.

To: murdoog

Would a real Nerd have a digital watch set to GMT?

14 posted on 05/08/2007 7:40:08 AM PDT by Deguello

To: Deguello

The odometer on my truck just hit 111111.1.

:-)

15 posted on 05/08/2007 7:42:44 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan

To: Tao Yin

What do * and ^ mean, Tao?

16 posted on 05/08/2007 7:45:17 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The Democrat Party is the Party of Sociopaths and Morons (S&M).)

To: Deguello
Do you get excited when your odometer reaches 66666.6?

I will pull off the road just to admire the presentation. At the rate I am driving this event will happen in about 12 years if the gasoline supply holds up.

17 posted on 05/08/2007 7:45:23 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Treaty)

To: Deguello

I hit 123,456.7 three years ago on my neon...

18 posted on 05/08/2007 7:54:28 AM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)

To: Tao Yin
I always insert mathmatical notation between the numbers so they form an equation. The time is 9:00. As easy equation is (9 * 0 = 0). Now it’s 9:01, which is (9^0=1).

Oh. my. goodness. I do that too! It's like a nervous tic I get sometimes.

19 posted on 05/08/2007 7:58:19 AM PDT by Dr. Frank fan

To: murdoog
it will be exactly 02:03:04 05/06/07

No, it will be (was) 2:03.04 on 5/6/2007. We don't generally put zeroes in front of those numbers, and why subtract 2000 from the year?

Further, this isn't really that "cool" because, why are the quantities written in that order? Hours minutes seconds days months years? Wouldn't small-to-big or big-to-small be more logical? But then you'd have

2007-05-06, 2:03.04

or

4 sec 3 min 2 hr, 6th day 5th month of 2007

neither of which is that cool.

20 posted on 05/08/2007 8:02:28 AM PDT by Dr. Frank fan