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Re: ITP: mencal -- A menstruation calendar

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002 00:03, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 10:21:02PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > >>"Adam" == Adam Majer <adamm@galacticasoftware.com> writes:
> >
> >  Adam> Oh com on - 5+April+May+June+July+23=5+2*30+2*31+23=122+28=150.
> >  Adam> Divide it by 28, 21 or whatever and you have an answer. ie. It is
> >  Adam> not that difficult. (even  better, take a modulus instead of
> > divide]
> >
> > 	This just goes to show how out of touch you are with the
> >  normal user base.  Ease of use and usability mean nothing to you, eh?
> I would expect for people to know how many days in a month there are!
> Maybe it's just me, but did you imply that great majority of people
> are too stupid to know that there are 31 days in March and they can't
> divide?

Until recently (4-5 years ago) investment banks considered all months as 
having 30 days when calculating interest.  This is a minor thing when applied 
to your savings account with a $50 overdraft, but when applied to loans of 
more than $1M each and totals of many billions of dollars even 1 day's 
interest can be a good chunk of money.

Having 30 day months apparently made it easier for bank computers somehow.

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