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1 hour ago, SuperBacon said:

Because in a year where the 29th Feb doesn't exist, the 1st of March "is" the 29th Feb? Not sure.

 

 

It’s the 28th until it’s the 29th, that’s how it works. 
When people are born on the leap year day, they usually choose one of the days either side for their annual birthday but have the proper one on the leap year. 

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1 hour ago, Keith Houchen said:

It’s the 28th until it’s the 29th, that’s how it works. 
When people are born on the leap year day, they usually choose one of the days either side for their annual birthday but have the proper one on the leap year. 

Its the 28th today, now that is a fact.

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9 hours ago, Version1.0 said:

That Chad and Romania have the same flag.

Indonesia and Monaco too - and, even weirder, they decided for some reason to have their embassies in London literally just a hundred metres down the same street from each other.

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8 hours ago, Carbomb said:

Indonesia and Monaco too - and, even weirder, they decided for some reason to have their embassies in London literally just a hundred metres down the same street from each other.

Suppose it makes sense if you go to the wrong one and then can just say, “No, we’re the Indonesian Embassy. The Monaco one’s a couple of doors down” rather than, “Yeah, you need to take three Tube stops and switch lines for the Monaco Embassy”. 

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2 hours ago, Your Fight Site said:

Suppose it makes sense if you go to the wrong one and then can just say, “No, we’re the Indonesian Embassy. The Monaco one’s a couple of doors down” rather than, “Yeah, you need to take three Tube stops and switch lines for the Monaco Embassy”. 

See, thing is it seems more likely that someone will look up the address of one, go to the place on the map, then end up with a 50/50 chance of going into the wrong building with the same flag.

Obviously, making sure to read numbers and embassy plates will help easily avoid this, but I'd bet they get a lot of people coming to them from the other by mistake.

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Slightly also geeky but TIL that CAPTCHA (those annoying challenge/puzzle type things things that prove you are not a bot that you see on some websites ) is an acronym.

 

It stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart..

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22 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

That’s totally manufactured and is a massive stretch. I’m not having that. 

Part of me is thinking that, but then why else would it be spelled CAPTCHA?

Maybe it came from the same period as TWAIN (Technology Without An Important Name)?

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24 minutes ago, Nostalgia Nonce said:

Part of me is thinking that, but then why else would it be spelled CAPTCHA?

Maybe it came from the same period as TWAIN (Technology Without An Important Name)?

Oh yeah I get it but it’s not organic in the slightest and has clearly been put together in some brainstorming session full of twats. 

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55 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:
55 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

Oh yeah I get it but it’s not organic in the slightest and has clearly been put together in some brainstorming session full of twats. 

You might be right :

 

”A CAPTCHA (/kæp.tʃə/, a contrived acronymfor "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is a type of challenge–response test used in computingto determine whether or not the user is human.[1]”

 

”The term was coined in 2003 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper, and John Langford.[2] The most common type of CAPTCHA (displayed as Version 1.0) was first invented in 1997 by two groups working in parallel. ”

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA

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16 minutes ago, RancidPunx said:

”A CAPTCHA (/kæp.tʃə/, a contrived acronymfor "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart")

Contrived acronyms are even worse than backronyms.  Hanging's too good for them.

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