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  • samparnell
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    Ah, yes!

    Originally posted by Alastor View Post
    No-bo-dy's right, if every-body's wrong.

    I say stop, hey, what's that sound everybody look what's going down.
    Buffalo Springfield.

    A Neil Young band (before he joined C, S & N).

    Paranoia strikes deep
    into your heart it will creep
    It starts when you're always afraid
    get out of line
    the man come and take you away

    Buffalo Springfield played at Hal Baby's in Aurora c.1967-8.
    Last edited by samparnell; 01-05-2010, 01:15 PM.

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  • sneakers
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    Originally posted by Bronco_Armada View Post
    It really is not a new decade.

    In order for it to be a new decade in 2010 there would need to be a year 0 in the Gregorian calendar. There is not a year zero.

    3 BC, 2 BC, 1 BC, 1 AD, 2 AD, 3AD etc.

    New decade starts in 2011

    just like the new millennium, people confused it. It started in 2001, not 2000.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2418644/posts
    http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/mil2000.html

    In short, if you want it to be a new decade, century, millennium has to end in a 1.
    Hells yeah, that's what I have been telling people too, with little success however!

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  • Alastor
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    Originally posted by Brancos View Post
    I think both of us are right but we are talking about two different things. :go:
    No-bo-dy's right, if every-body's wrong.

    I say stop, hey, what's that sound everybody look what's going down.

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  • samparnell
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    Why, this is ...

    Originally posted by Apoc13 View Post
    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.
    delicious (dee-lish-us) !; which rhymes with [guess]:thumb::dance::clap:

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  • samparnell
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    Peace ...

    Originally posted by Brancos View Post
    I think both of us are right but we are talking about two different things. :go:
    ... to you, Bro.

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  • Brancos
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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.
    I think both of us are right but we are talking about two different things. :go:

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  • jetrazor74
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    Originally posted by Apoc13 View Post
    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.
    Just because everyone does it, doesn't make it correct.

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  • Apoc13
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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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  • samparnell
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    Dude, ...

    Originally posted by Brancos View Post
    2000-2001 = 1 year
    2001-2002 = 2 years
    2002-2003 = 3 years
    2003-2004 = 4 years
    2004-2005 = 5 years
    2005-2006 = 6 years
    2006-2007 = 7 years
    2007-2008 = 8 years
    2008-2009 = 9 years
    2009-2010 = 10 years
    2
    ... 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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  • Brancos
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    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.

    2000-2001 = 1 year
    2001-2002 = 2 years
    2002-2003 = 3 years
    2003-2004 = 4 years
    2004-2005 = 5 years
    2005-2006 = 6 years
    2006-2007 = 7 years
    2007-2008 = 8 years
    2008-2009 = 9 years
    2009-2010 = 10 years
    2

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  • samparnell
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    It is, but ...

    Originally posted by Brancos View Post
    I'm pretty sure that is 10 years...

    :go:
    ... 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.

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  • Apoc13
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    the common practice is that the millennium starts 2001 but the decade runs 2000-2009

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  • Brancos
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    ... you just counted from zero through nine.
    I'm pretty sure that is 10 years...

    :go:

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  • samparnell
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    Dude, ...

    Originally posted by Brancos View Post
    January 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
    ... you just counted from zero through nine.

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  • Brancos
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    If I could edit my last post I would change the "one" to "won"

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