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S.M.I.T. (Significant Moments In Time) Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ssar, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    Use this thread to post your comments, discussion, statistics etc. about a Significant Moment In Time (S.M.I.T.) event.

    My definition of a S.M.I.T. is when the figures in the time & date at a certain instant in time form a significant and/or interesting pattern.
    For example, on September 7th 2007, using a standard common Australian format, at 9 mins & 7 secs after 7am, the date & time could be written thus:
    07/09/07 07:09:07 - (9 minutes & 7 seconds past 7am on Friday the 7th of September 2007)

    Another example: During Tuesday morning the 6th of June 2006, using a standard common format used in many parts of the world, at 6 mins & 6 secs past 6am the date & time was:
    06/06/06 06:06:06

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    Note 1) The official modern International Standard of Date & Time notation, ISO 8601 specifies a format other than the above, which results in much rarer S.M.I.T. events when adhered to.
    That is, the instant in time mentioned would at least be expanded to:
    2007-09-07 07:09:07

    But even then that is still ammended from the full ISO 8601 format, which at Greenwich, England, is shown thus:
    2007-09-07T07:09:07Z, or even: 20070907T070907

    The inclusion of letters in the official format somewhat detracts from a S.M.I.T. event, but it is not unreasonable to remove these & use a combination of casual & official formats, resulting in:
    070907070907

    Note 2) At 9 mins & 7 secs after 7pm on the same day (Friday the 7th of September 2007), the popular 24 hour time quoting convention again detracts from the S.M.I.T. claim as it would be shown thus:
    07/09/07 19:09:07 - (9 minutes & 7 seconds past 7pm on Friday the 7th of September 2007)

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    Some interesting possibilities arise when you start to use Roman Numerals to represent numbers, as well as applying varying degrees of time & date format conventions from around the world.

    SO, brace yourselves for any upcoming, and all future S.M.I.T. events - I hope we survive those which we can reasonably expect to experience within our lifetimes.
     
  2. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    We are on the eve of another S.M.I.T (Significant Moment In Time (S.M.I.T.) event - when the figures in the time & date at a certain instant in time form a significant and/or interesting pattern)....

    On Friday 7th August 2009, at 5 minutes & 6 seconds after 4:00am, the time & date (in the common Euro / Oceania format) will be: 04:05:06 07/08/09

    This exact S.M.I.T. abbreviation will not happen again for another 100 years.
     
  3. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    well theres 10 seconds of my life someone owes me
     
  5. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing this is what trainspotters do in those magical moments between trains.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well the Silvertails thread of the year competition is over for 2009.

    Absolutely fascinating stuff this. Keep em coming, I suffer from a bit of insomnia and this thread seems a whole lot safer than Stillnox.
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You are missing some gold in this people

    Gotta set the alarm for 3.58am tomorrow morning, wake the mrs up, and at 4am get into it for a once in a hundred year opportunity. A minute shall probably be enough for some of you blokes as well :p
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i am dumbfounded, after starting this thread you missed the ultimate of all SMITs

    at 34 and 56 seconds past 12 today it was

    12:34:56 7/8/9
     
  9. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    You get a cookie, Fluffy! Well done.

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    In just over 1 week, at a little past 9am on Wednesday the 9th of September 2009, the time & date (in the common format) will be: 09:09:09 09/09/09.

    Brace yourself, you'll probably hear something about it in the media.
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Consider me braced............
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      I've got Red Bull.
     
  12. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    8.40pm 6th September 2009 - ssar wins inaugral Jan Davis Memorial Tipping Competition.
     
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  15. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    In a little over an hour Australian Eastern Summer (Daylight Savings) Time, the time & date will be: 11:10:11 11/10/11.
     
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  16. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Well this will confuse the scumdogs supporters lurking here.
     
  17. WAMF

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    11th of November this year will interesting.

    11:11:11 11/11/11
     
  18. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ok the bong water needs to be confiscated at once.
     
  19. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    On Wednesday 12th December 2012, at 12 minutes & 12 seconds after midnight Tue/Wed and midday Wed, the time & date (in the common format) will be: 12:12:12 12/12/12.


    "Ancient Mayan calendar speaks of 12-12-2012 as the end of times as we know it, and the beginning of a new cycle of evolution for planet earth, humanity and the cosmos. Mayan elders say that the Ancients were informing the modern world to be ready for a giant transformation for the human race. Interestingly, traditions across the world including Buddhism, Tao, Hopi and Vedic knowledge predict a ‘Golden Age’ or ‘Satyug’ in their calendars around the same period. December 2012 is being looked upon as a significant spiritual event and a momentous shift in the collective consciousness of the planet." - http://bodymindspiritjourneys.com/maya-12-12-12.html

    Mayan 12Dec12 google - http://bit.ly/TSlSvm

    Oh, and it's World Hoop Day - http://www.worldhoopday.org/
     
  20. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Thought the Mayan thing wad 21/12
     

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