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#4502088 - 12/31/19 01:17 PM Australia leads the way...  
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... as usual. Happy New Year Y'all. you hear?

2020 is OK nothing seems to have changed.


"You'll never take me alive" said he,
And his ghost may be heard if you pass by that billabong
"Who'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me?"
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#4502089 - 12/31/19 01:27 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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Happy New Year Max!


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4502090 - 12/31/19 01:50 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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Happy New year to you Max ..Still have to get up and put your trousers on one leg at a time


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#4502091 - 12/31/19 01:53 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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We are one year closer to our sun turning into a Red Giant and engulfing the Earth in radiation and flames. Have a happy and safe New Years!


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4502092 - 12/31/19 02:30 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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Happy New Year to everyone around the globe as their vertical hands of the clock moment arrives! cheers

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Wish I could live to see the next 80's.

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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4502094 - 12/31/19 02:47 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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What is this witchcraft? People from the future are invading this forum!!!


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4502314 - 01/02/20 12:34 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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My brother just pointed out to me that the new decade doesn't begin until 2021.

Correct? Wrong?


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#4502317 - 01/02/20 01:05 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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Do we begin counting at zero, or at one?

I'd say we begin at zero, since otherwise, it would be 1980 and we'd still be living in the 1970s for a year?


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#4502319 - 01/02/20 01:22 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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I think we begin at zero but he says we begin at 1?

What does he know?


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#4502321 - 01/02/20 01:31 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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The first year of the new decade is obviously 2021 not 2020, which is the last year of the previous decade. We had all this in 2000, everybody got it wrong.


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And his ghost may be heard if you pass by that billabong
"Who'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me?"
#4502322 - 01/02/20 01:46 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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Seriously, when you count to ten do you start at zero and stop at nine? Really, how is this even a question? The concept of zero did not even exist when the first counting systems came to be.

EDIT: Even with modern computers, the zero is a null element.


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#4502323 - 01/02/20 01:53 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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Originally Posted by Mad Max
2020 is OK nothing seems to have changed.

Looks pretty much the same as 2019 around here, too.


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#4502336 - 01/02/20 10:04 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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#4502340 - 01/02/20 11:31 AM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4502374 - 01/02/20 01:38 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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The new decade starts in 2021: when doing the count for our new era , there is no year 0 : +1 AD follows immediately -1 BC ...so the first decade is years 1 to 10 , the 2nd from 11 to 20 and so on ...


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#4502375 - 01/02/20 01:56 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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No one recognized year 1 at the time, it was assigned year 1 status retroactively.

A decade by definition is ten years, any ten consecutive years. We can start and end them whenever we wish. 2005-2014 was a decade.

The 1920's (1920-1929) was the decade of the 1920's. 1921-1930 was also a decade in length, but it would not be accurate to call that the "twenties" as that leaves out 1920 but includes 1930.




"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4502377 - 01/02/20 02:15 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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It's stuff like this why I love SimHQ. smile


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4502392 - 01/02/20 04:33 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The designation "AD" stands for "Anno Domini" or "in the year of our Lord". So it's actually AD1, not 1AD.

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#4502394 - 01/02/20 04:39 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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Except that in Latin the word order plays much less of a role except maybe to emphasize a point in a sentence. 1AD is absolutely permissible. Judging exclusively from Latin syntax rules D1A, A1D, and DA1 would also be acceptable except that then nobody would recognize any more what A and D stand for.

#4502395 - 01/02/20 04:41 PM Re: Australia leads the way... [Re: Mad Max]  
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I was an anthropology/archaeology major in college so I use "BCE".


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