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happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Allen - 05-08-2013

Today on 5/8/13 at 21:34:55.89 the entire clock will be composed of Fibonacci numbers. Not as cool yet as PI day, which happens every year. I believe this may be the last time this century the d/m/y h/m/s.ss will all work without some kind of conversion.

(adjusts pocket protector)


Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Marcel Samek - 05-08-2013

And not just any Fibonacci numbers. Consecutive ones. This will be the last time ever that that will happen.




Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Gerson W. Barbosa - 05-08-2013

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This will be the last time ever that that will happen.

Nope! Next 05/Aug it will happen again down here, in many European countries and in a lot of other places elsewhere :-)


Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Allen - 05-08-2013

In theory it will happen again on 1/1/02 at 03:05:08.13, but that's almost 89 years (another fibonacci number!) from now. Haley's comet will come before then!


Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Mike Morrow - 05-08-2013

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Today on 5/8/13 at 21:34:55.89 the entire clock will be composed of Fibonacci numbers.

Why stop there? One can go forever: 21:34:55.89144233347580927...

It is sort of cheesy to mix the several radix systems on the front of this representation, plus ignore the 20 part of 2013. We'll all have to wait until 1.1.2358 13:21:34.5589144... ad infinitum to get the full year part right. I just marked it in my Android's calendar so I don't miss it.

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Not as cool yet as PI day, which happens every year.

I don't think it's as much fun as International Talk Like A Pirate Day. (Pirate is not related to Pi.)


Edited: 8 May 2013, 9:26 p.m.


Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Kiyoshi Akima - 05-08-2013

We don't have to wait that long if we just want the calendar portion. Maybe by 8/13/2134 we'll be on a decimal time system so the clock can say 5589...


Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Walter B - 05-09-2013

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Next 05/Aug it will happen again down here, in many European countries and in a lot of other places elsewhere :-)

I concur. Actually, it will happen at 5.8.13 in
all European countries (yes, even in the UK ;-) ), Russia, India, whole Latin America, etc. See p. 47. Just a few folks care about May 8th really ...

d:-)

Edited: 9 May 2013, 12:59 a.m.


Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Gerson W. Barbosa - 05-09-2013

The same applies to the real Pi Day, 22/07 :-)


Re: happy fibonacci day 5/8/13 - Gerson W. Barbosa - 05-09-2013

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One can go forever: 21:34:55.89144233347580927...

Only if time is continuous. Is it? Otherwise one could've gone up to about the 40th decimal place. Either way that elusive moment is gone forever...