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### When do you celebrate a February 29th birthday in a non-leap year?

by chacham (Prior)
 on Feb 29, 2016 at 11:12 UTC ( #1156432=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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 February 28th 50/9% March 1st 68/13% Not at all, (i.e. every 4 years) 69/13% February 29th is a myth 343/65% 530 total votes
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Re: When do you celebrate a February 29th birthday in a non-leap year?
by Discipulus (Canon) on Feb 29, 2016 at 11:22 UTC
is this poll dedicated only to one monk out of ~1460? ;=)

And what about me that i born the 5th october 1582?

L*

There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
And what about me that i born the 5th october 1582?

You compensate for your loss by moving your birthday forward one day every leap year.
(This has already enabled me to move my birthday from 18th Nov to 3rd Nov .... you stand to gain considerably more :-)

Cheers,
Rob

And what about me that i born the 5th october 1582?

Old news. You don't know Jack, do you?

Re: When do you celebrate a February 29th birthday in a non-leap year?
by chacham (Prior) on Feb 29, 2016 at 14:13 UTC

Not at all, (i.e. every 4 years)

The i.e. ought to be e.g. Or do you expect this poll to disappear before 2096?

Re: When do you celebrate a February 29th birthday in a non-leap year?
by nevdka (Pilgrim) on Mar 01, 2016 at 04:25 UTC

According to our codebase, it's mythical. An expiry date was set one year in the future, and the code used the obviously correct solution:

my @expiry_date = (\$current_year + 1, \$current_month, \$current_day);

This date eventually makes it's way into a big, ugly C# app that doesn't like mythical dates or providing useful error messages. According to our source control, that line has been there for 6 years. According to our issue tracker, it caused a problem 4 years ago that couldn't be replicated, and was resolved after 2 days by re-running the script. The problem happened again recently...

Feb 29th is a myth for sure! Have a look at the following article (unfortunately in german) as a proof: trouble at the airport. At the airport in Düsseldorf the baggage could not be processed, as the software didn't consider February 29th to be a valid day.

Good that it is March now! Rata

Re: When do you celebrate a February 29th birthday in a non-leap year?
by CoVAX (Beadle) on Mar 01, 2016 at 23:40 UTC

A guy I used to work with was a cheapskate, er, the most frugal person I've ever known.

How frugal was he?

He intentionally got married on Feb. 29th so he'd only have to celebrate his wedding anniversary once every four years.

P.S. His frugality paid off: he's amassed quite a fortune.

Searched for donut and crumpit. Found donate and stumbit instead.

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