All Of The TV ‘Government Shutdown’ Clocks Are ONE DAY OFF — i.e., Day Short; ’12’ When It Should Be ’13’.
Because they are counting the DIFFERENCE.
It needs to be INCLUSIVE.
People do it all the time when they are doing dates.
They take the DIFFERENCE between the two days. For some applications that is ‘OK’, BUT not when you are counting something like a SHUTDOWN.
You have to INCLUDE Day 1, in this case, Saturday, December 22, 2018.
My calendar above shows it clearly.
But, try a simple example. Shutdown started Dec. 22. So, how many days shutdown at the end of Dec. 24. It is 3-days, NOT 2.
I actually saw Anderson Cooper talking about the shutdown being in its 13th day, above the CNN clock that said ’12’!
His middle name is ‘Swan‘. Yes, his full name is Robert Swan Mueller III (b. August 7, 1944). That is quite the middle name. I am surprised that I, a confirmed news junkie, had not heard that before.
So, two things I learnt today.
Did YOU know these two facts. If so, good on you. How come you didn’t share with me?
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
It was uncharacteristically warm on New Year’s Day and as such we ended up in Hampton (as in the beach) for some lunch. I invariably take the scenic route to Hampton — i.e., following the ocean — than the fast (and tolled) I-95. This means I have to go through Rye and ‘Brit Bits‘ is in Rye. And, of course, I had to stop.
It was, being New Year’s, closed. And this was the WINTER display. Very different to what they usually have in the Summer. That is UNDERSTANDABLE.
Other than the 1930s (methinks) MG in the showroom there was, for a change, nothing tempting. But, I was impressed by the prices.
My 1968 British Racing Green MGB, stickered and registered, appears to have appreciated quite a bit. Which was always the expectation.
I am still glad I stopped. Will have to go again in the Summer.
Given my collection I don’t turn too green at ‘Brit Bits’ any longer.