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Originally posted by Pilgrum
reply to post by zvezdar
Thanks for providing the most credible explanation for the geographic confusion we've seen with those old atlas pages
And I also saw a poster who thought he'd seen it being a date in the future :O IE 5th October 2010 but the simplest explanation for that is that most places outside the USA actually write the date as DMY, not MDY so 10/5/2010 is actually 10th May, not 5th October. That little anomaly is the source of an ongoing battle I have with Excel when importing time/date data in simple text form into spreadsheets (Excel seems to have a built in default preference for US formatted dates despite the regional settings). I've never even considered that my PC was set up in an alternate universe as the reason for it - just blame micro$oft (works for me). Some here might try to convince me it's caused by LHC experiments.
Interpreting very ordinary observations as being the result of fantastic events is, I suppose, what makes it the sort of topic you'd expect to see on ATS.
Originally posted by B.Morrison
reply to post by OzWeatherman
There's one other reason and its the one that actually got me stumped for a bit with this whole thing and its that every geography book I EVER saw at school (public) showed a zoomed in map of NZ in a rectangle box to the LEFT of Australia,
when I tried to visualize in my mind where I remembered NZ being on the map, I saw it as being to the west of Australia because of the little zoom in box on the old maps.
Im not sure how many of you are familiar with continental drift and/or Pangae
Quote from : SKL's reply to Jenna
Because, we as online citizens, in an online environment, often forget what we're delving into is already so obtuse to those we call sheeple, and therefore are not taken seriously, off line, if we are or are not is up for debate, we sometimes, sometimes, forget we need to definitively take each other seriously.
Otherwise, the sexism is the least of our issues, as an online community.
Because we're already divided amongst ourselves.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
Helen Keller, My Religion, 1927
Originally posted by Mobius1974
reply to post by SpartanKingLeonidas
There are SEVERAL people stating that they feel that the placement has changed. They are blaming in on time shifting and multi dimensional something or other.. He is on point.. These people seriously believe this. Scary part.... Just like a predator living in your neighbor hood.. These peopkle should have to register somewhere.. Imagine these people watching your babies!!!!
Originally posted by insideNSA
you should be thanking us instead of being jealous of us and throwing out dumb comments. if it wasn't for us you'd be speaking japanese right now.
and i'm sure the next time the s#$t hits the fan who will you be looking to, to protect yer butts again
Originally posted by Beast Of Gevaudan
Originally posted by insideNSA
also i love it when i detect 'America envy' proclaiming Americans to be dumb. uhhhh actually we have proven to be the smartest blokes as you might say... we invented almost everything and we dominate the world. lol. so stick that in your pipes and smoke it. yes we have dumb people but who doesn't. the few of us who run things... lets just say dominating the world isn't for dummies. lets see your country do this. lol.
[edit on 9-5-2010 by insideNSA]
Thanks for illustrating my point.
Arrogance and ignorance on bold display.