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Originally posted by dandaman23 View PostI dont care what was going on 2009 years ago.. It is 2010, I was born in 1989, its a new G'damn decade!
Hm..I hate the offseason
A century is one hundred years, one through one hundred. Same thing, you're not done with the century until you're done with one hundred.
Milennium is the same drill; gotta get through one thousand.
Now this is math I can do!"Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus
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Originally posted by samparnell View Post... ten years , counted one through ten. You're not done with the decade until you're done counting through ten.
A century is one hundred years, one through one hundred. Same thing, you're not done with the century until you're done with one hundred.
Milennium is the same drill; gotta get through one thousand.
Now this is math I can do!
:go: they haven't one a superbowl in any of those years
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Dude, ...
Originally posted by Brancos View PostJanuary 1st 2000, January 1st 2001, January 1st 2002, January 1st 2003, January 1st 2004, January 1st 2005, January 1st 2006, January 1st 2007, January 1st 2008, January 1st 2009, January 1st 2010
:go: they haven't one a superbowl in any of those years"Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus
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It is, but ...
Originally posted by Brancos View PostI'm pretty sure that is 10 years...
:go: one=2000 (ending in zero)
two=2001 (ending in one)
three=2002 (ending in two)
four=2003 (ending in three)
five=2004 (ending in four)
six=2005 (ending in five)
seven=2006 (ending in six)
eight=2007 (ending in seven)
nine=2008 (ending in eight)
ten=2009 (ending in nine)
You counted zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.
We didn't get to 2010 by starting with zero. We started with one, as in the year AD 1."Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus
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 one=2000 (ending in zero)

Originally posted by samparnell View Post... you counted the following years: one=2000 (ending in zero)
two=2001 (ending in one)
three=2002 (ending in two)
four=2003 (ending in three)
five=2004 (ending in four)
six=2005 (ending in five)
seven=2006 (ending in six)
eight=2007 (ending in seven)
nine=2008 (ending in eight)
ten=2009 (ending in nine)
You counted zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.
We didn't get to 2010 by starting with zero. We started with one, as in the year AD 1.
20002001 = 1 year
20012002 = 2 years
20022003 = 3 years
20032004 = 4 years
20042005 = 5 years
20052006 = 6 years
20062007 = 7 years
20072008 = 8 years
20082009 = 9 years
20092010 = 10 years
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 one=2000 (ending in zero)

Dude, ...
Originally posted by Brancos View Post20002001 = 1 year
20012002 = 2 years
20022003 = 3 years
20032004 = 4 years
20042005 = 5 years
20052006 = 6 years
20062007 = 7 years
20072008 = 8 years
20082009 = 9 years
20092010 = 10 years
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Your last one is Jan. 1, 2009 to Jan. 1, 2010 is the year 2009.
You are starting with zero. Counting decades, centuries or millennia always start with a number ending in one and end with a number ending in zero.
You don't start counting with zero."Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus
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Although any period of ten years is a decade, a convenient and frequently referenced interval is based on the tens digit of the calendar year, as in using 1960s to represent the decade from 1960 to 1969. Often, for brevity, only the tens part is mentioned (60s or sixties), although this may leave it uncertain which century is meant. These references are frequently used to encapsulate pop culture or other widespread phenomena that dominated such a decade, as in The Great Depression of the 1930s. For example, the decade commonly referred to as the "two thousands" ended on December 31, 2009.
Some writers like to point out that since the common calendar starts from the year 1, its first full decade contained the years from 1 to 10, the second decade from 11 to 20, and so on. The interval from the year 2001 to 2010 could thus be called the 201st decade, using ordinal numbers. However, contrary to practices in referencing centuries, ordinal references to decades are quite uncommon.
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Originally posted by Apoc13 View PostAlthough any period of ten years is a decade, a convenient and frequently referenced interval is based on the tens digit of the calendar year, as in using 1960s to represent the decade from 1960 to 1969. Often, for brevity, only the tens part is mentioned (60s or sixties), although this may leave it uncertain which century is meant. These references are frequently used to encapsulate pop culture or other widespread phenomena that dominated such a decade, as in The Great Depression of the 1930s. For example, the decade commonly referred to as the "two thousands" ended on December 31, 2009.
Some writers like to point out that since the common calendar starts from the year 1, its first full decade contained the years from 1 to 10, the second decade from 11 to 20, and so on. The interval from the year 2001 to 2010 could thus be called the 201st decade, using ordinal numbers. However, contrary to practices in referencing centuries, ordinal references to decades are quite uncommon.
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Originally posted by samparnell View Post... Jan. 1, 2000 to Jan. 1, 2001 is counting the year 2000.
Your last one is Jan. 1, 2009 to Jan. 1, 2010 is the year 2009.
You are starting with zero. Counting decades, centuries or millennia always start with a number ending in one and end with a number ending in zero.
You don't start counting with zero.
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