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02-12-2018, 09:40 PM
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(02-12-2018 08:47 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  It seems I can't get the wording correct. Oh well. Fifty one yesterday but ever so slightly older today. But none the wiser.


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It turns out I wasn’t completely wrong. Happy 21st birthday again! (In base 25)

That’s my secret to “Forever 21”: a convenient base :-)

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02-12-2018, 10:07 PM
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(02-12-2018 09:40 PM)Gerson W. Barbosa Wrote:  It turns out I wasn’t completely wrong. Happy 21st birthday again! (In base 25)

And happy 63th birthday, as mentioned earlier in this thread. I base 8, that is.
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02-13-2018, 04:28 PM
Post: #23
RE: How old am I?
51?

I'll sign a document immediately to get your brain power at that age, I do not have it now!

Kudos and Happy birthday!

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02-13-2018, 04:35 PM
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RE: How old am I?
(02-12-2018 09:40 PM)Gerson W. Barbosa Wrote:  It turns out I wasn’t completely wrong. Happy 21st birthday again! (In base 25)

That’s my secret to “Forever 21”: a convenient base :-)

Gerson.

Interesting. I'm going to note it down Smile

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02-13-2018, 11:32 PM
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RE: How old am I?
(02-12-2018 09:40 PM)Gerson W. Barbosa Wrote:  That’s my secret to “Forever 21”: a convenient base :-)

Only if you allow fractional bases.
Otherwise only odd numbers can be represented.


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02-14-2018, 01:05 AM
Post: #26
RE: How old am I?
(02-13-2018 11:32 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 09:40 PM)Gerson W. Barbosa Wrote:  That’s my secret to “Forever 21”: a convenient base :-)

Only if you allow fractional bases.
Otherwise only odd numbers can be represented.


Pauli

Another reason to take non-integer bases into account :-)

b = (a - 1)/2

where

a: decimal age
b: base

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02-17-2018, 10:34 AM
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RE: How old am I?
(02-12-2018 09:00 PM)Don Shepherd Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 08:47 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  It seems I can't get the wording correct. Oh well. Fifty one yesterday but ever so slightly older today. But none the wiser.


Pauli

Happy 51st birthday.

Now, had you been born in 1968 (the year I graduated high school) instead of 1967, and on Feb. 29, how many birthdays would you have had? You'd be a lot younger!
Only one birthday, no matter when you were born, leap year or otherwise. Every following year is an anniversary.
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02-17-2018, 01:39 PM
Post: #28
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(02-17-2018 10:34 AM)JimP Wrote:  
(02-12-2018 09:00 PM)Don Shepherd Wrote:  Happy 51st birthday.

Now, had you been born in 1968 (the year I graduated high school) instead of 1967, and on Feb. 29, how many birthdays would you have had? You'd be a lot younger!
Only one birthday, no matter when you were born, leap year or otherwise. Every following year is an anniversary.

Yes, I suppose. Do Australians have "anniversary of birthday" parties for their kids?
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02-18-2018, 12:06 AM
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Quote:Do Australians have "anniversary of birthday" parties for their kids?

Generally yes.


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02-18-2018, 01:34 AM
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(02-18-2018 12:06 AM)Paul Dale Wrote:  
Quote:Do Australians have "anniversary of birthday" parties for their kids?

Generally yes.


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02-18-2018, 04:05 AM
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(02-18-2018 01:34 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  
(02-18-2018 12:06 AM)Paul Dale Wrote:  Generally yes.


Pauli

Yes, but do they call them that?

No way mate, too formal sounding for Aussies.
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02-18-2018, 05:44 AM
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RE: How old am I?
I was born a Yorkshire man and I grew up in the wonderful land of Oz. I can swear just as well as the rest of the bastards (which isn't an insult here) but I choose not to.

We call them "birthdays" or "birthday parties".


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02-18-2018, 09:56 AM
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For once, this Lancastrian agrees with a Yorkshireman! (even if his - the Yorkshireman's - rose is the wrong colour...)
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02-18-2018, 03:51 PM
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My wife and I watch a fair amount of BBC TV programming. However, we recently watched "Happy Valley"which supposedly takes place in Yorkshire. After a bit of struggling to understand the dialogue I turned on subtitles. LOL
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