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Yeah, this is where I got the link to MusicBrainz from I mentioned in one of my earlier replies. So far, so good, but I'll also have a look at Magic MP3 Tagger. No reason to limit myself to a single tool.
I still use ID3 TagIt, even if its development has ceased long ago. It allows for retrieving tags easily from an online database. It also has many useful functionalities for manipulating tags, on one signle file or one several at the same time.
You always obtain more by being rather polite and armed than polite only.
I have this problem in the US where they seem to think the ground floor is the first floor and the first floor is the second floor, etc. Weird. It doesn't seem to matter how many times I try to correct them, they still keep getting it wrong!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
And that, my friend, is why they CHOSE 12 as the base. (and why 13 is the first TEEN)
It was literally a base 12 approach. It was a lot easier to divide whole things up.
But their foresightedness ended there abruptly. The system does not scale well.
Much like Roman Numerals. They work. They are obvious enough, but they get worse and worse.
What was that last Superbowl Number? (In Roman Numerals). Try doing division in Roman Numerals.
Without converting back and forth. Pure fun.
On the other hand. 10 is not more natural than any other number.
I challenge people to define time in terms of a metric system that works!
(So that 1 day = 10 hrs. 1 hr = 10 minutes, and 1 minute = 10 seconds. 1 month = 10 days, and 1 year = 10 months). Boy that would be fabulous. Of course, we would have to stop using the SUN as a clock, LOL.
Roman numerals were awful.
There's nothing particularly special about 10 as a base, though. It is most likely because we have 10 fingers.
The problem with Roman Numerals is that it is an inconsistent implementation.
You could easily have a base 12. You just need 12 numerals.
I've thought this through before, but only within a Day's context (because a day is based on the rotation of the earth and a year is based on the revolution of the earth around the sun, you CAN'T have anything other than 365.25 (approximately) days in a year).
But for a day, if you have 100 units in the day, each would be very close to 15 minutes of our current measurement (14 minutes, 24 seconds). Since there are 100 in a day, they would be centidays. Since that term sounds horrible there would probably need to be something else to call them - maybe "hours" would just be redefined? If you divide each of those centidays/hours into 1000 smaller units, those would be fairly close to 1 second each (0.864 seconds) and could be called millihours (or maybe still "seconds" for each of use). Having units of time similar in duration to what we're comfortable with would make it easier to get buy-in.
All of that is moot, though, because almost all computer software would have to be rewritten. If someone had come up with this BEFORE computers I think it would have stood a better chance.
Floors in the Pentagon are lettered "B" for Basement and "M" for Mezzanine, both of which are below ground level. The concourse is located on the second floor at the Metro entrance. Above ground floors are numbered 1 to 5.
Over here the floor at ground level is the first floor. It does make sense in a way, since the highest floor has a number equal to the total number of floors. The ones below the ground are B1, B2 etc, increasing downwards.
My point was that kids don't usually count from zero (unless they were C programmers in a previous incarnation?)
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