Counting Decades, centuries and millennia  

bbuckwwheat 63M
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12/15/2019 8:22 pm

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Counting Decades, centuries and millennia

I have seen several posts taking about the upcoming end of the decade.

From inspection, the year ends on midnight of December 31. I have never seen any system that had a year Zero. So, the decade ends at the end of the tenth year. So the second decade starts on the first day after the end of the tenth year. Thus, I am finishing sixth decade (turning 61 soon) and will be starting seventh decade.

So 1-1.0 are the first decade; -20 the second, etcetera. The first century would be 1-.0 and the first millennia 1-0.0 (remove the decimal get , hundred and thousand.)

So by reckoning the decade still has about 54 weeks left.

I am fully aware that there may be others with a difference of opinion. We will have 2 agree 2 disagree.

And lighten the mood, Lindsay Vonn


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bbuckwwheat 63M
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12/15/2019 8:27 pm

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bigdownunder8813 34M/F
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12/15/2019 8:59 pm

Damn sounds amazing!!!


bbuckwwheat replies on 12/16/2019 8:05 am:
You are welcome.

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easylivin117 41M
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12/15/2019 9:47 pm

Yes, mathematically you are correct because there was no year 0. What's your point?


bbuckwwheat replies on 12/16/2019 7:55 am:
My point is an effort to educate without seeming to be disagreeable on the posts that talked about the end of the decade.

Lking4mygirl 58M

12/15/2019 9:47 pm

I agree. I thought the same thing


author51 59F  
130010 posts
12/16/2019 3:14 am

I am looking forward to 2020 and all it brings..I myself will be celebrating another birthday smack at the start of 2020... Good post...Let's hope 2020 is kind to us all...


bbuckwwheat replies on 12/16/2019 8:00 am:
Joy,

You still have some catching up to me to do as for as birthday anniversaries go.

I look forward to each day, and to any special plans. A year is much too large to look forward to all at one time.

Heathen_G 63M
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12/16/2019 3:44 am

Don't go through life agreeing to disagree... that only means your opinion , or that which you think is so, could not stand up in a debate. That's pretty weak.

You might be right, but I'm tired now... maybe I'll come back to this and give it more thought.


bbuckwwheat replies on 12/16/2019 7:57 am:
Or it may mean that I know I am right, but it is not worth the injury to others to debate it ad infinitum.

thikhead 65M
3346 posts
12/16/2019 6:26 am

on the decade thing, theres nothing to disagree about, youre right.

its grade school math. counting to ten is 1 - 10, not 0 - 9.

and the next ten is 11 - 20, not 10 - 19.

even climate-change deniers and flat-earthers cant deny that.

tell them this - count your fingers (including thumbs), then your toes.

10 each, right?

then the last finger you count is a toe cause its the tenth?



"well only get through this if we work together. if we dont, none of us will"


bbuckwwheat replies on 12/16/2019 8:03 am:
An interesting concept. Be careful, though, you never know when you might run across someone who has had an accidental thumb amputation where the big toe is used to replace the thumb.

thikhead 65M
3346 posts
12/16/2019 9:05 am

QUOTING: bbuckwwheat replies on 12/16/2019 11:03 am:
An interesting concept. Be careful, though, you never know when you might run across someone who has had an accidental thumb amputation where the big toe is used to replace the thumb.

the miracles of modern science, eh?

what a wonderful world we live in,

and yet seem hell-bent on destroying . . .

"well only get through this if we work together. if we dont, none of us will"


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