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Uncommon Birthdays?

Cliff posted more than 12 years ago | from the for-the-numerologist-in-all-of-us dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 45

Dolmen asks: "In few days I will live my 10.000th day. My last 'common' birthday was no fun at all, so I'm preparing something special this time. I'm wondering what special uncommon date you, as geeks, did already/plan to celebrate. What did you do for those special dates that most ignore?" Hey, this is kinda cool. Maybe I'll do something special for my 10-Gigasecond day, due to occur sometime in December, 2002. What about the rest of you?

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Birthdays? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2907746)

fp, motherhubbards.

respect.

Re:Birthdays? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2907756)

Suck it pillock. I got it. You==fucktwit

Wierd!! (2)

dimator (71399) | more than 12 years ago | (#2907750)

I turn 9000 days old on my brother's birthday this year!

Scary? Strange? Cool? I'm not sure...

Re:Wierd!! (1)

GeorgeH (5469) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908809)

I celebrate my 15000000 minute mark and my 250000 mark on my brother's birthday in 2007. Pretty interesting coincidence IMHO.

Re:Wierd!! (1)

polymath69 (94161) | more than 12 years ago | (#2910557)

That it's on your brother's birthday is the whole of the coincidence. A little thought will reveal that everyone hits the 15000000 minute mark and the 250000 hour mark at the same moment.

Old timer? (4, Funny)

Iamthefallen (523816) | more than 12 years ago | (#2907761)

Hey, this is kinda cool. Maybe I'll do something special for my 10-Gigasecond day, due to occur sometime in December, 2002. What about the rest of you?

Let's see, 10 Gigaseconds, 10 000 000 000 seconds, divide with 60, 166666666,66~ minutes, divide with 60 again, 2777777,77~ hours, divide by 24, 115740,74~ days, divide by 365 and you get 317 years, holy crap slashdot has some true IT dinosaurs!

Re:Old timer? (2, Interesting)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908246)

Obvious answer: He meant 1 gigasecond, which is somewhere just shy of 32 years old. Gee. Cliff isn't far ahead of me. I'm 29.

Actually, I like the question since I'm going to be turning 30 this year. I want something crazy and special but I have absolutely no idea what.

Celebrating 0x21 in May (1)

crow (16139) | more than 12 years ago | (#2907824)

I've been reporting my age in hex, so I'll be turning 21 in May.

And in octal (2, Interesting)

archnerd (450052) | more than 12 years ago | (#2907843)

I'll be 21 in july. If I were to get arrested for drinking alcohol (which I don't), I wonder what the police would do if I pointed that out.

Re:And in octal (2, Funny)

AndrewRUK (543993) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908166)

Probably, they'd get baffled (come on, how many cops know octal? :-) ) They would look at your DoB (july 1985) and say that you're 16 or 17 (depending on when it happened, and how good they are at maths.) eanwhile, I would sit here laughing at the silly drinking laws you have over there in the USA :-)

Re:And in octal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2910908)

OMG, I really want to mod that up as hilarious, but I need to add to the conversation!

Re:And in octal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2913468)

Cops are not engineering or math wizards. Don't try it. My first year of college, a friend got pulled over for squealing his tires when he went through an intersection and applied the breaks (not 'slammed the brakes' though) to slow down because a car turned in front of him. The cop assumed the squealing tires meant he was speeding, which he wasn't. My friend had just gone through some physics and dynamics classes for his aero-engineering degree and tried to explain that since the intersection was a sort of 'hill' shape, and since his car had less weight after going over it, that although he was not speeding or not paying attention that his wheels sqealed because of less weight to induce greater friction against the road.

Didn't matter. Florida hillbilly cop just got mad for my friends apparently much greater knowledge than the cop and got a ticket anyways. :-p

DOS anniversary (1)

archnerd (450052) | more than 12 years ago | (#2907831)

I was born on July 27, the anniversary (I don't remember how many years) of M$ purchasing QDOS from some geek after having told IBM they had an OS when they really didn't.

Isaac Newton's Birthday (1)

Danny Rathjens (8471) | more than 12 years ago | (#2907963)

Isaac Newton's Birthday is December 25th.
So it is a good thing for non-christians to celebrate that day, 8^)
(That was my good reason for buying an ice-cream cake last year)
I've also heard some folks suggest putting an apple on your christmas tree or hannakuh bush to honor Newton.
A Newton Birthday tribute [clara.net] I found online.

Re:Isaac Newton's Birthday (3, Informative)

slubberdegullion (544119) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908407)

Actually, although he was born on December 25th according to the calendars in use at the time, he was born on January 4th by current standards.

1 Billon since epoch (3, Interesting)

Zaffle (13798) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908248)

Well, I celebrated 1 billion seconds since epoch by banging my head repeatidly against a wall trying to figure out why webalizer wasn't working any more. Wasn't until the next day it dawned on me it was 1 billion seconds since the epoch, and that could cause it.

Mmm, I wonder if I can convince my relatives to give me presents for my 9000 days. *grin*.

Calculating how old I was in seconds use to be a way of passing a few minutes for me back in highschool. That and working out what the gravitational attraction between me and that cute girl was when she sat 1 meter away from me. I was very bored you understand :)

My birthday is July 1 (1)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908289)

And NJ's fiscal year begins on July 1...*AND* my dad works for the State of NJ. Give me a medal.

My Birthday Plans (4, Funny)

Satai (111172) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908354)

Well, I'm turning eleventy-one on the same day my nephew is turning thirty-three, so I think we're going to hold a big joint party. I've got a big surprise planned for the ending - so keep your eyes peeled.

Re:My Birthday Plans (1)

KNicolson (147698) | more than 12 years ago | (#2909374)

Well, I'm turning eleventy-one on the same day my nephew is turning thirty-three, so I think we're going to hold a big joint party.

Say, if you're needing some help holding that big joint, you know who to call...

Re:My Birthday Plans (1)

Penrif (33473) | more than 12 years ago | (#2910738)

Not to be an anal bastard, but that should be cousin... (ref. Fellowship, pg 1)

My birthday's always special!! (1)

hummer357 (545850) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908374)

Hey, what's all the fuss about?

I'm born exactly at noon on the middle day of the year!

So that makes my birthday special every year!!

Weirdness in numbers (2)

tzanger (1575) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908639)

My birthday is 5/5. I found out after marrying my wife that her birthday is 8/8. My firstborn's birthday is 11/11 (which if you add 5 and 8 you get 13, is octal for 11). It's too bad my other kids didn't follow pattern, as my stepson's birthday is 5/24 (May 2-4, a big drinking party day for you non-Canadians), and my youngest son's birthday is 2/7, which really isn't special other than that is his birthday. :-)

My age in hex, I hadn't thought of that before... 1a this year...

Re:Weirdness in numbers (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2908667)

I found out after marrying my wife that her birthday is 8/8

You didn't know her birthday until you married her? How odd!

Re:Weirdness in numbers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2923667)

Maybe not so odd as you think...do guys really pay attention to stuff like that?

Re:Weirdness in numbers (1)

wings (27310) | more than 12 years ago | (#2913658)

My mother's birthday is 2/17. I found out after I was married, that my father-in-law's birthday is also 2/17, and my daughter's birthday is 2/17.

That's weird.

Turning 100000 (2, Interesting)

Dancing Tree (536870) | more than 12 years ago | (#2908699)

My longtime friend and present housemate (which sometimes puts a strain on the long time friend part b-) just turned 100000 which is 32 in binary (and also appropiate since he's a programmer). The only thing special we did for it is that I got the house ready for the party and took care of guest services (arranging and supplying much food as opposed to putting out a few bags of chips on a table recently swept clean by a forearm).

Me, I'm turning 100010 this February fourth which means that I was born 2 4 68 (if you signify dating in the American system). Having a nice simple progression sure makes it easy to remember when you were born. b-)

:) (1)

scotti (222754) | more than 12 years ago | (#2909069)

I was born 6/6/66. Nuff said. Anybody else have a uncommon birthday on '/.'?

Re::) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2918688)

LoL 6/6/72 here, a few years late ;-)

Re::) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2921656)

However, you were 6 days too late.
*jarring chord*

My billionth second party (2)

Stephen (20676) | more than 12 years ago | (#2909309)

Yes! I did have a party to celebrate my billionth second only a fortnight ago. I just had some friends round to eat pizza and play board games.

I doctored one of those "I am 10" badges by adding a 9 in the upper-right hand corner, to read "I am 10^9".

You can see the invitation on my web site (PDF, 55kb [ntlworld.com]) for a while.

I was an LP on the 26th... (2)

spike666 (170947) | more than 12 years ago | (#2909655)

since i was born on sept 26th, and i had my 33rd birthday, on the 26th of jan, i became 33 1/3 ... or an LP..

Re:I was an LP on the 26th... (2, Funny)

Dancing Tree (536870) | more than 12 years ago | (#2909709)

Unfortunately as we get older we become smaller (45) and eventually degrade to a lower level of quality (78). b-)

One of the few benefits of hitting 41... (2)

coyote-san (38515) | more than 12 years ago | (#2910099)

One of the few benefits of hitting 41 (?! - can't be!) is that day 15k is less than a month later, and within a year my mom will be boasting to her neighbors about latest antics of her 500-month-old.

Friday, the 13th (1)

cornflux (168139) | more than 12 years ago | (#2910241)

I was born on a Friday, the 13th.

Some people think it's scary; I think it's funny.

13 is my favorite number, too.

Ask a stupid question.... (0)

Caez (470978) | more than 12 years ago | (#2910594)

Get a stupid answer. And my post about Robotics in society was passed up for this....

In a year (0)

Caez (470978) | more than 12 years ago | (#2910608)

In a year about 7 days before today I will celebreate the day I low-level formatted Window$ 2000 off my computer! Gunna instal RedHat 7.2 on it sometime.

Friday (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2912482)

I'm not really a party animal, so nothing special happened on my 21st and my 30th went by without anybody noticing. So maybe I should do something for my 2^5 th ...

On the other hand, I was born on a Friday and ever since then, I can't wait for weekends!

Not exactly sure ... (1)

Stavr0 (35032) | more than 12 years ago | (#2913416)

I was born somewhere in (time_t)-1 but I know my birthday occurs (time_t)3760200 after {tm.tm_mon=0; tm.tm_mday=1;}

on my 33 1/3'd birthday (1)

phr2 (545169) | more than 12 years ago | (#2918348)

which happened to be on a traditional party holiday a few years ago, I went to a party and the host played some LP phonograph records in honor of the occasion. It was fun.
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