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Offline The Ultimate Koopa

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2007, 07:07:34 AM »
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Offline marioman

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2007, 12:31:15 PM »
395 days 'til NEXT Christmas.  (I decided to get a jump on next year.)

Offline Maxim

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2007, 06:45:33 AM »
26 days 'til Festivus.

Offline The Ultimate Koopa

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2007, 06:22:17 AM »
25 days 'til crimbo also.... yay I'm a 22!

Offline The Ultimate Koopa

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2007, 06:22:27 AM »
I mean 26.

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2007, 07:55:44 PM »
Only 23 days left till christmas.
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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2007, 05:21:53 PM »
No it was 24 days. 1st December - 25th December.... 25 - 1 = 24 days <_<



NOW it's 23 days.



Oh and if you were reading it from some Google add-on thingy... apparently, 23 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59.99999999999999999 seconds it.... not "24 days" but "23 days" <_< so it's kind of... a day less than you'd think. It'll say "0 days" on December 24th, at 00:00:00.00000000000000(1)

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2007, 06:49:57 PM »
Nope I am right, in Sweden we celebrate Christmas December 24th for some reason :)



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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2007, 08:31:14 AM »
The Ultimate Koopa Said:
No it was 24 days. 1st December - 25th December.... 25 - 1 = 24 days <_<



NOW it's 23 days.



Oh and if you were reading it from some Google add-on thingy... apparently, 23 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59.99999999999999999 seconds it.... not "24 days" but "23 days" <_< so it's kind of... a day less than you'd think. It'll say "0 days" on December 24th, at 00:00:00.00000000000000(1)


I think you have it backwards.  Isn't it a day more than what a counter with hours would say?  Are we talking about full days or calendar days?



I can't believe I actually got into an argument about this with someone at work.



At the time, she was counting down to Christmas, and it was 67 days or something like that.  According to her, anyway.  I pointed out that it was actually 68 CALENDAR days, as she was reading off of a counter that said 67 days and some hours and some minutes and etc.  So while it was 67 full days, it was a little more than that, and that it should be rounded up to the next whole number.  (I thought I explained it with the simpler, more easy to understand fact that on Christmas Eve, the countdown would read 0 days and some hours, but on that day everyone would say it was one day later.)  She didn't believe me and insisted it was 67, "reasoning" that it was so much closer and didn't want to change the countdown on the whiteboard.  So I took a calendar and started from Christmas being 0 and worked back to the current date, at which point she blew up on me and furiously insisted that Christmas Eve WAS Christmas.  (I didn't think I was being facetious or whatever, but she must've been mad that I was right since if that was what she was counting down to, she could've said so from the start...)



And then it took a bit more fuss just for me to point out that if it was so, to just write "Eve" at the end of her "X days to Christmas" countdown to avoid confusion.



Then everyone else who missed the conversation and saw the board later wondered why we were counting down to Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day.



Sheesh.

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2007, 01:07:47 PM »
Calculating dates and times sucks.  I usually cheat and use UNIX time, but that means my stuff probably cease to function properly in 2038.

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2007, 05:13:45 PM »
I usually go by the fact that... it's December 4th now (UK time), and thus... 21 days left.... whether it's 12:05 am, or 11:35 pm.... I still call it "21 days"... and as soon as 12:00 am hits... 20 days etc...


Offline The Ultimate Koopa

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2007, 04:01:22 AM »
.... um..... 19 days left... well.... 18 days and 13 hours as it's 11:00 am here  <_<

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2007, 05:13:10 AM »
2 weeks til I finish college for the holidays yay! And 4 extra days 'til crimbo!

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RE: XX days until Christmas!
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2007, 05:31:49 PM »
15 days yay!