What's the most interesting four digit number?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lysander, 8 Oct 2021.

1. dLockers

Posts: 8,259

Or even a full day early if you're taking about 00:00 on the 31st

2. Housey

Posts: 27,943

0000 without question. Where it all began when you lot were in nappies we were all numbering up.

3. darael

Posts: 4,942

Surprised nobody has mentioned 2600 yet.

4. [email protected]*nG

6969 obvs

5. skaif

Location: East of the Middle

Clever idea about getting everyone to share their pin subconsciously

6. Lysander

Location: Flatland

It's the beginning of the first second.

Posts: 11,319

If you need to ask such stupid questions, you should probably join the Navy.

If they're silly enough to fall for it, they probably deserve what happens next...

8. dLockers

Posts: 8,259

No wonder you only made it into the Army with such imprecision

9. potatolord

Posts: 1,265

0000.

It is also the spookiest number.

10. 413x

Location: Llaneirwg

You can get an these numbers with a simple auto fill.
I bet I have every house number in the world in mine!

Actually reminds me of a funny.
My old colleague saw someone who was typing numbers into excel.

1.. Moves to next cell. 2..moves to next cell.

Apparently this was a regular task she was doing. He happened to see it in progress. And went.

" you can do this like so"

Auto fill.

The person doing It cried. She had been at it for months and no one checked.

To rub it in they were moving cell to cell with the mouse!

Posts: 11,319

Well I'm not gay so the Navy didn't have a role for me... but if you want to talk precision, ask yourself why the Army uses Mils while the RAF can only manage degrees.

12. Lysander

Location: Flatland

Don't get drawn into a spat. dLockers clearly has some kind of inability to comprehend "which day" midnight falls on.

It's very easy to fix this. Just change "midnight" to "12am" and the problem is solved.

13. dLockers

Posts: 8,259

ISO 8601-1:2019 disagrees with you.

14. Lysander

Location: Flatland

Well, it's a 24 hours standard isn't it, so of course it would. Nevertheless, it still solves your problem:

Posts: 11,319

Despite having the answers already, yes, I noticed... hence the assumption of his Naval background.

16. dLockers

Posts: 8,259

It is in your own link. Thank god we cleared that up!

• The approach recommended by the NIST ("12:01 a.m." or "11:59 p.m." instead of midnight) can be particularly helpful when any ambiguity can have serious consequences, such as with contracts and other legal instruments.[5]

17. tomparker95

1847.

18. Lysander

Location: Flatland

We're in another one of those OCUK situations where someone doesn't want to admit that they've been disproven. As @ttaskmaster says, you have the answers already. I'm out.

19. dLockers

Posts: 8,259

I'm unclear what you think you're arguing

The thread is interesting numbers - there isn't a black and white answer to midnight/00:00/24:00 and conflicting guidance from the various standards bodies. There is no right and wrong answer, it is just interesting.

Good to see the true colours of ttaskmaster though. Navy people are gay and therefore stupid?

20. DampDog

Location: North Staffs

No point asking me. I can't count the number of maths exams I've failed...