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      • #2311685 Reply
        Susan Bradley
        Da Boss

        I kinda agree.  Let’s stay safe out here. https://twitter.com/jjdives/status/1327279735412408322
        [See the full post at: Today is…. uh…]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2311695 Reply
        F A Kramer
        AskWoody Plus

        Actually I know that Friday the 13th is actually a lucky day…. my wife was born on Friday the 13th!  Besides, as a scientist, I know that such silly superstitions are nonsense so I ignore them; but for this once I will comment.

      • #2311719 Reply
        mlmarshal
        AskWoody Plus

        Ah, yes. Triskaidekaphobia. My older brother suffered from that distraction starting from about when he was four. I was born on a Friday the 13th, so for me, it’s triskaidekaphilia.

        There are 10 kinds of people:
        those who understand binary numbers
        and those who don't.

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        • #2311770 Reply
          F A Kramer
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks for the “10 kinds of people” comment. I was going to write out a “thanks a million” (in binary) but the margin is too small….

      • #2311722 Reply
        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        … and for over a third of the world, that was yesterday 😉

      • #2311729 Reply
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Friday the 13th bad? Well, in countries of Spanish tradition, Tuesday the 13th is also an ill-omen date, so there is two of them. Those in countries not of that tradition are therefore quite clueless about the true reason of many of their misfortunes.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS Mojave + Linux (Mint)

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      • #2311734 Reply
        cmptrgy
        AskWoody Plus

        I found the subject of this topic very interesting.

        I have a positive Friday 13th story I’d like to share.

        My son was born on Friday the 13th. When he turned 10 years old, he told me & my wife he didn’t understand why Friday the 13th is a bad day because he was always enjoyed his birthdays. I followed up by telling him my grandfather was also born on Friday the 13th. For my son it was also a bonus because it’s also the same month. He’s never forgotten that. Told him a few stories about my grandfather being a carpenter by trade. So what does my son do for a living? He’s a carpenter by trade and loves it.

        HP EliteBook 8540w laptop Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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        • #2311845 Reply
          Chris Greaves
          AskWoody Plus

          “So what does my son do for a living? He’s a carpenter by trade and loves it.”

          Well hello cmptrgy!
          Send your son here, ASAP.
          I have a slew of carpentry hobs here on the tip of the peninsula. Fourteen identified on my list so far.
          Then I want the six existing windows in the house replaced with larger windows, and six extra windows put in.
          Board and Lodging provided.
          You son will think all his birthdays have come at once!
          Cheers
          Chris

          "Almost works" means it doesn’t work.

      • #2311738 Reply
        DavidL
        AskWoody Lounger

        Fun fact: in the Gregorian Calendar, the 13th day of a month is more likely to be a Friday than any other day of the week.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th#Occurrence

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      • #2311751 Reply
        cyberSAR
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m not superstitious at all but I’m spending today under my bed with a garlic glove necklace. It is 2020 after all!

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      • #2311753 Reply
        Bundaburra
        AskWoody Plus

        Think of it in binary terms – how could Friday the 1101th mean anything?  (or is that the 1101st?)

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2

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        • #2311778 Reply
          RockE
          AskWoody Plus

          Binary is confusing. I prefer hexadecimal (today was the D’th of November).

          Image or Clone often! Backup, backup, backup, backup......
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          • #2311800 Reply
            RDRguy
            AskWoody Lounger

            Then there’s Friday the 15th (octal) for us UNIX guys 🙂

            Win7 - PRO & Ultimate, x64 & x86
            Win8.1 - PRO, x64 & x86
            Groups A, B & ABS

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        • #2311846 Reply
          Chris Greaves
          AskWoody Plus

          Hi bundaburra.

          It has to be 1101st, on the grounds that the alphabetic suffix applies to the least significant digit, to wit, the digit “one”.

          HTH

          Chris

          "Almost works" means it doesn’t work.

      • #2311816 Reply

        Turned out to be a large pothole in the IT road here…some interesting stuff on origins:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar#Arrests,_charges_and_dissolution

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        "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

        -Robert Heinlein

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      • #2311837 Reply
        NaNoNyMouse
        AskWoody Lounger

        Niels Bohr was once asked why he had a horseshoe hanging on his front door, and he replied that he understood it brought good luck whether you believed in it or not

        Friday the 13th probably works the same way to bring bad luck, whether you believe in it or not. And for me and the people hereabouts, it did bring bad luck, because yesterday we entered Lockdown II

        (Well, everyone enjoyed the first one so much I guess they thought they’d try a repeat performance)

        • #2311847 Reply
          Chris Greaves
          AskWoody Plus

          Hi NaNoNyMouse

          “Niels Bohr … whether you believed in it or not”

          Are you sure it wasn’t Heisenberg?

          Cheers

          Chris

          "Almost works" means it doesn’t work.

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