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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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International Date Format (ISO-8601)

International Date Format (ISO-8601): The YYYYMMDD date format is the internationally agreed concise format for unambiguous dates and is to be adopted by everyone. It is logical, with the biggest denominators being listed first (same as numbers, times, weights, etc), making it easily sortable and utterly clear. The International Organization for Standardization specification for the International Date Format is the ISO-8601 format, adopted so far by the United Nations, commerce groups, scientific communities and most Western governments. "20050229" is an example of an ISO-8601 compliant date print - equal to 2005 Feb 29.

I have been using the YYYY MMM DD format since late 1999 when the Millennium Bug started to hit the news (Click any of the text to open the page in a new window).

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If there's anything I enjoy it's my own practices being independently validated by the status quo *rolls eyes*

I've been doing this for years, it's just logical.

My only variation is I use all numbers and the 24 hour clock

Presently I'm torn between using all colans, or all periods:
Colans are more logical, but the periods are more pleasing to me on a purely aesthetic level



I think I lean more to artistic than logical

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