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Subject: Re: Decimial has set progress back -> Help spread the use of Hex!
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Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 15:15:07 -0000
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"g0mem" wrote in message
> "Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
> > On Tue, 7 Jan 2003 14:32:34 -0000, the renowned "g0mem"
> > wrote:
> > >I think that we should adopt the Roman system of numbers. Much favoured
> > >clock makers, and Intel as far as the Pentium III processor. No more
> > >problems trying to read the copyright date at the end of movies. And
> > >offend anyone, no matter how many digits they have.
> > >
> > >Have a happy MMIII
> > >
> > >Mike Turner
> > >born VI March MCMLXIII
> > Would the answer to everything still be XLII?
> Of course! The answer to life, the universe, and everything
> > Would we still refer to LXIX?
> More than likely. Especially if you do it in Togas, and other Roman
> And you would have Micro$oft Windoze XCVIII, to go with Apple's new OS-X.
> Certain songs would have to be renamed:-
> XII Days of Christmas
> I, IV, VI, VIII Motorway - Tom Robinson
> II Become I - Spice Girls
> III Times a Lady - Commodores
> MCMXCIX Red Balloons - Nena
> Some tune rewritting would be required to make the lyrics fit.
Spotted the mistake should be XCIX Red Balloons - Nena, I was thinking of
Party Like MCMXCIX - Prince