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rentawitch
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rentawitch   10/22/2012 3:11:59 PM
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I was lucky enough to be an extra on Colour of Magic and quite a few friends were in Going Postal. We are hoping they are going to need many ankh-morpork citizens to make Unseen Academicals. If you want to send me an email, I will let you know what comes up like that from time to time. Kris

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Max The Magnificent   10/22/2012 2:32:54 PM
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I would LOVE to see Good Omens -- and also The Watch -- I really loved the interpretation of "Going Postal"

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rentawitch   10/22/2012 10:00:25 AM
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I'm such a huge Discworld fan that I go to the conventions in UK, USA, Ireland, Germany and Netherlands. Even worse (or better) I moved to Wincanton in Somerset which is formally twinned with Ankh-Morpork and has the world's only REAL as opposed to online shop, dedicated to Discworld and Terry's works. Check out Discworld Emporium and Hogswatch 2012 on facebook if you want to know more. If you are ever in the UK I can let you know what meetings are happening while you are here and just after July 4th 2013, the 3rd US Discworld Convention is taking place in Baltimore :) I saw the Ankh-Morpork map on Saturday and I heard some encouraging snippets about the 4 part Good Omens being made and also about possible cast members for The Watch (CSI Ankh-Morpork very unofficially!)

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FlyByPC   6/11/2011 12:35:50 AM
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Near as I can tell, it's because it matches the long-form way of writing dates: "June 10, 2011" etc. I use YYYY.MM.DD(.HH.MM.SS)myself, since it makes chronological and alphabetical orders match.

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MindTech   5/30/2011 8:12:48 PM
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More info: http://bit.ly/gc3b8g

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Max The Magnificent   5/30/2011 6:13:18 PM
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@MindTech: "The Night Watch will be getting its own BBC-made TV show." Really? That's WONDERFUL news (so long as they do a good job of it) ... I cannot wait...

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MindTech   5/30/2011 6:11:10 PM
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I'm a huge Discworld fan also. While I love them all, the Watch and Susan Death series are my favourites. I'm working my way through all of them in audiobook form on my daily commute, and I find that it's been long enough that I am re-experiencing them for the first time. Nigel Planar is also a fantastic reader. I also loved the Discworld adventure games (old DOS games that they were), with Rincewind voiced by the inestimable Eric Idle. The newer made-for-tv Discworld movies have also been great hits, and I hear that the Night Watch will be getting its own BBC-made TV show. So much Discworld!

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Max The Magnificent   5/30/2011 12:46:06 PM
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@David: But "MM/DD/YYYY is just weird." I agree -- so why did the Americans standardize on it ... there must have been some reason...

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David Brown   5/29/2011 8:00:59 PM
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YYYYMMDD order is the most sensible order for many purposes, and is the ISO standard. In particular, it means that numerical, alphabetical and chronological ordering is always the same. DD/MM/YYYY order is also logical, and is natural in that it gives the most changeable detail first (just as we do with things like names and addresses, at least in the western world). But MM/DD/YYYY is just weird.

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Polyspace   5/27/2011 7:51:48 PM
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YYYY/MM/DD is also used by the Japanese, as I found out when I had to make paperwork for one of our customers over there. Since then I've become rather fond of it as it makes sorting data so much more logical at times.

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