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08-05-2009, 06:54 AM   #16
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 Originally Posted by Kostas Btw, I guess I'm too idiot, but I'll never be able to understand the rationale behind the MM/DD/YY format. I think that even the YY/MM/DD precedence would be more logical. Intuitively, we use subdivisions from lower to higher or vice-versa, not mixing them up... m, cm, km ???
Agreed - but I guess it's because we're used to the logical(*) meter and kilo systems that go from small to large (and vice versa). It makes sense to move from a smaller unit to a larger.

(*)I mean mathematically logical, not necessarily more sensible/practical for daily use (though I think so )

08-05-2009, 06:55 AM   #17
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 Originally Posted by pdurrant Subtract 30 and divide by 2.
Or if you are quick at math, subtract 32, then multiply by 5 and divide by 9.

08-05-2009, 06:56 AM   #18
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 Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic Or if you are quick at math, subtract 32, then multiply by 5 and divide by 9.
arg !!!

08-05-2009, 06:56 AM   #19
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 Originally Posted by zelda_pinwheel completely agree ! i use YYYY/MM/DD on all my files at home, it's the most logical to me (and you can easily sort automatically by date on a computer that way ). DD/MM/YYYY is logical too. but MM/DD/YYYY just seems weird !
Yep, same here

And I so agree with the original request! I'm always confused on when a post was made here.... (posted in january? oh wait, it was posted on the first of august...)

08-05-2009, 06:57 AM   #20
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 Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic Or if you are quick at math, subtract 32, then multiply by 5 and divide by 9.

Which is the correct way to do it, naturally!

(hey, I found another advantage of having my PDA as reader, it has a calculator!)

 08-05-2009, 07:00 AM #21 Kostas Still wondering why     Posts: 253 Karma: 800 Join Date: Jun 2009 Location: Athens, Greece Device: PRS 505, (BlackBerry Bold ?) Btw, a good start would be to have a DD/MM/YY option in this forum!!! (or did I miss it ???)
08-05-2009, 07:01 AM   #22
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 Originally Posted by Ea Thanks! Now I only have to remember it, but I think I will - I run into temperatures mentioned in F often enough.
Thanks are great, Karma is better

08-05-2009, 07:01 AM   #23
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 Originally Posted by Kostas Btw, a good start would be to have a DD/MM/YY option in this forum!!! (or did I miss it ???)

08-05-2009, 07:08 AM   #24
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Oops! I actually meant to do that

08-05-2009, 07:19 AM   #25
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Finding the exact forumula is easy. Simplifying it without losing too much accuracy is the hard bit

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 Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic Or if you are quick at math, subtract 32, then multiply by 5 and divide by 9.

 08-05-2009, 09:14 AM #26 Alexander Turcic Fully Converged     Posts: 17,957 Karma: 11626114 Join Date: Oct 2002 Location: Switzerland Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW OK, try: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/pro...timezoneoffset under Date Format and Time Format.
08-05-2009, 09:16 AM   #27
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 Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic OK, try: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/pro...timezoneoffset under Date Format and Time Format.
Ohh, I love you!

Much better

08-05-2009, 09:17 AM   #28
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 Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic OK, try: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/pro...timezoneoffset under Date Format and Time Format.
Woohoo thank you so much that works perfectly. I can't remember if we had 24H clock before but I'm glad to see that too.

Your speedy response is much appreciated.

08-05-2009, 09:46 AM   #29
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 Originally Posted by Ea Does anyone know any rules of thumb for fahrenheit to celcius ? I haven't quite cracked that.
Don't mess around with dividing by 5/9 or adding 32. Just reverse the digits.

A couple of examples:

28 C = 82 F

16 C = 61 F

Get the idea?

08-05-2009, 10:04 AM   #30
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 Originally Posted by Mike L Don't mess around with dividing by 5/9 or adding 32. Just reverse the digits. A couple of examples: 28 C = 82 F 16 C = 61 F Get the idea?
Erm that would make 50 F become 5 C which is a 5 degree difference which is huge.