Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2012 10:37 UTC
Internet & Networking So, this one slipped by completely undetected late last year (no, I don't grow tired of saying that). CNet reported that Google, Amazon, Facebook, and similarly large, anti-SOPA companies are mulling over the option of taking their websites off the air to replace them with an anti-SOPA message, asking users to contact their elected officials.
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It can't be true
by isaba on Wed 4th Jan 2012 18:16 UTC
isaba
Member since:
2006-12-30

It must be a joke, and now I am in a mess. Is today 01/04 or 04/01?

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RE: It can't be true
by shotsman on Wed 4th Jan 2012 18:24 in reply to "It can't be true"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

For most of the world it is 2011-01-04 or 04-01-2011
Sadly for those 'merikans it is Jan 4th 2011.

As with feet and inches, they really do need t oget on message.

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RE[2]: It can't be true
by zima on Wed 11th Jan 2012 23:44 in reply to "RE: It can't be true"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

For most of the world it is 2011-01-04 or 04-01-2011
Sadly for those 'merikans it is Jan 4th 2011.

Sadly, that's also the case on OSNews... (and many other websites, even when they have much more loose connection with the US; even when in URLs etc. they're sane / use ISO standards)

As with feet and inches, they really do need t oget on message.

"Just" point out at every opportunity that feet and inches are defined in metres for quite some time now... ;p
Oh, and those relics known as floppies, and the bays left after them & used for other purposes? Their size is actually 'round' in cm, the name just tells what's the closest in inches.
Makes for a fun head-spin, sometimes.

(really sadly it still spreads in aviation - heck, the avionics of our MiG-29s, in the process of being brought to NATO standards ...were converted from metres to feet; yes (NVM interoperability & safety) one can argue that a feet is a suitable base unit for autonomous landing systems and such, while a metre is a bit too big - but then, there's always decimetre)

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RE: It can't be true
by earksiinni on Fri 6th Jan 2012 02:53 in reply to "It can't be true"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

I SEE WHAT U DID THAR

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