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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #150 on: April 08, 2018, 04:23:23 pm »
Going through old pics on Photobucket I found a few old builds that fit the timeframe and theme...maybe this is a good place to post them...

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45069.0.html

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You meant it as a url and not a pic, right?
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #151 on: April 08, 2018, 05:46:59 pm »
It was supposed to be a pic.  Not sure why it didn't load. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #152 on: April 09, 2018, 03:27:56 am »
It was supposed to be a pic.  Not sure why it didn't load.

Tags and url.  It happens.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #153 on: May 26, 2018, 10:05:15 pm »
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #154 on: May 30, 2018, 04:46:36 am »
Due to request received, deadline is hereby extended to local midnight Friday 07-06-18.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #155 on: May 30, 2018, 06:02:56 am »
You need to fix your banner! ;)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #156 on: May 31, 2018, 04:36:11 am »
Sorted.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #157 on: June 01, 2018, 07:57:45 am »
Due to request received, deadline is hereby extended to local midnight Friday 07-06-18.

So June 7th or July 6th?  June 7th isn't a Friday, July 6 is.  A month seems like quite a long extension...
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #158 on: June 01, 2018, 09:42:54 pm »
7th June obviously. 
But this got me wondering.  So let me quote from here.

We have all encountered the stupid way Americans write their dates, putting the months first. Now we answer the eternal question.
IT'S a question that's been bothering us since last Wednesday when the world witnessed 11/12/13, one of the few dates of our time with consecutive numbers.
The Yanks butchered it. To them, it was 12/11/13.
The United States is the only nation in the world which insists on dates laid out as mm-dd-yyyy, although it is used occasionally in some other countries, including Canada and the Philippines.
The historical reasons for the unusual date format are foggy -- but there are compelling explanations.
America inherited the months-first dates from the United Kingdom where it was occasionally used until the early 20th century, according to Reddit.
American colonists favoured the monthly format, while the British Empire drifted towards the European style of dd-mm-yyyy.
The American format did not cause as much confusion as the date was usually written out in full. So December 18, 2013, would be today.
But the digital era made it necessary for dates to be explained with numbers, such as 12/18/2013.
America stuck with mm-dd-yyyy while the rest of the world moved to a more logical format.
There is a third way, though: The US military, China, Japan and the Korean nations follow a different convention. The International Standardisation Organisation has set yyyy-mm-dd as the internationally accepted way to represent time and date.
It moves from the biggest unit of time (years) to the smallest (days). Perhaps even we could be more correct in how we arrange our dates.


Which doesn't actually clear things up does it.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #159 on: June 01, 2018, 11:22:46 pm »

There is a third way, though: The US military, China, Japan and the Korean nations follow a different convention. The International Standardisation Organisation has set yyyy-mm-dd as the internationally accepted way to represent time and date.
It moves from the biggest unit of time (years) to the smallest (days). Perhaps even we could be more correct in how we arrange our dates.[/i]

Which doesn't actually clear things up does it.

Slight thread drift. I must admit to using the above format yyyy-mm-dd or at least yy-mm-dd quite a lot. For work I have to save spreadsheet of test results once a week, and putting the date in this format in the title allows them to be sorted in date order .... whereas the company who supplies me the results tells me that 23/1/18 (23rd Jan)  23/2/18 (23rd Feb) and THEN  24/1/18 (24th Jan) are consecutive!  :banghead:

Mind you - would we then need to think about how we SAY the date, forgetting the year, is it June 2nd or 2nd (of) June (first 'American', second 'British'?)
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #160 on: June 02, 2018, 01:25:23 am »
Let's just go to Abrams Trek Stardating- year and Julian calendar day, and just ditch the Gregorian calendar altogether.  :wacko:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #161 on: June 02, 2018, 02:10:30 am »
As long as we don't go to Roddenbury star dates.  I can never work them out.

Do American Moslems also use MM/DD/YYYY?

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #162 on: June 02, 2018, 02:24:32 pm »

I must admit to using the above format yyyy-mm-dd or at least yy-mm-dd quite a lot. For work I have to save spreadsheet of test results once a week, and putting the date in this format in the title allows them to be sorted in date order ....


Exactly!  :thumbsup:

I use that system to title my digital photos, and even the folders in which they reside, as it automatically files them in date order, as does your spreadsheet.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #163 on: June 02, 2018, 06:12:41 pm »
I actually like the military way we often do it in the USA:  01 JUL 2018: 

All WHIF dates and Group Build dates/times should be something like:

Build starts on July 1, 2018, at 0001 wherever you are on the globe.

or Build starts on 01 July 2018, at 0001 wherever you are on the globe. 

Simples right?   
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Inspiration
« Reply #164 on: June 04, 2018, 08:00:12 am »
I think that's what we do basically ?

Must admit I can deal with most variants of dates but the US version throws me a bit. When I'm reading US published history books it can take a while, but then I just deal with it  :thumbsup:
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