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Happy New Decade
« on: January 01, 2020, 09:55:12 AM »
All uh ya.  If I live long enough to see the next one I will be retired.  Prolly sending Benny photos of palm trees.

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Re: Happy New Decade
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 10:48:57 AM »
<nerd>The decade doesn't start until 2021.  The first decade was 1-10 not 0-9</nerd>  Nay, just kidding.

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Re: Happy New Decade
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 01:45:00 PM »
Happy New Year!  I'll be impressed but not surprised to see you retire so early :)  My dad is retiring this year.  Crazy. 

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Re: Happy New Decade
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 02:55:52 PM »
<nerd>The decade doesn't start until 2021.  The first decade was 1-10 not 0-9</nerd>

'um, huh? why wouldn't the first decade be 0-9?
I just had this conversation with my 9 year old last night when she proclaimed her youtube channel was 4 years old because she started it on Jan 1,  2017. I was like, it was 0 when you started it. It turned 1 in 2018, 2 in 2019 and now 3 in 2020... you're in your 4th year, but only 3 years old.  3 years and 1 day. But yeah, its a new year: the 4th year.  the year 10 was the start of the second decade

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Re: Happy New Decade
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 05:58:57 PM »
<nerd>The decade doesn't start until 2021.  The first decade was 1-10 not 0-9</nerd>

'um, huh? why wouldn't the first decade be 0-9?
Because the first year is 1 AD not 0 AD.  So first decade is 1AD - 10AD then 11AD - 20AD, etc etc etc

That said, while I find it a somewhat interesting thought I really don't care.  It is a new decade and 2000 was the start of a new century and a new millennia.

The best counter argument is that 1975-1984 was a decade with as much meaning as any other.  We just like round numbers.

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Re: Happy New Decade
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 01:34:56 AM »
Happy New Decade y'all.

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Re: Happy New Decade
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 08:58:48 AM »
Very interesting that the first year was 1.  I don't feel like looking that up but I'll take your word for it.  My assumption was that, since our calendar is based on the (presumed date) birth of Christ, that the calendar followed the birthday logic of year 0 being His birth and each subsequent year being an anniversary of that year.  But I suppose it makes just as much sense to say 1AD is "the first year of our Lord." Furthermore, I've never heard anyone reference the Christmas story as taking place in 0AD*.  Ok, you've converted me to this new line of thinking.

*edit: with the exception of Back to the Future
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