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  1. Seb

    Seb Captain Staff Member

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    There is a pedantic argument that because there wasn't a year zero, each new decade/century/millennium ends with the year ending zero and begins with the year ending one.

    HOWEVER, while technically correct in a sense, it's based on the fallacy that these groupings of 10/100/1000 years are an innate mathematical principle, rather than being a retrospective grouping that we arbitrarily apply to them. We group them based on patterns, and the pattern that they share are the first one, two or three digits respectively. Therefore it's absolutely fine to group a decade starting with the one ending zero, it just means that the first such grouping only has nine years in it (or ten, if you allow it to include the year 1 BC).

    Furthermore, if anyone pedantically insists that the decade doesn't start until 2021, then you're entitled to point out back to them that they must call it "the two hundred and third decade" and not "the 2020s".
     
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    I was just making fun. Didn't expect this massive explanation, @Seb. :lol:
     
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  3. Nikki the Great

    Nikki the Great Flight Co-Ordinator

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    I was willing you to respond with "ok boomer".
     
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  4. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    It's dead on here. Looks like we're really going to need some newbies to arrive when the special airs.
     
  5. BozBoo

    BozBoo Deck Sergeant

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    Victims. Aren't we all.
     
  6. guybrush

    guybrush Third Technician

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    When is the next series of red dwarf on? Does any body no?
     
  7. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    Who cares about Red Dwarf? I'd rather know when the next season of Last of the Summer Wine is going to be on TV.
     
  8. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    Neil's gone strangely quiet just lately. Has his local library closed down?
     
  9. Asclepius

    Asclepius Console Officer

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    Or he was finally banned from the library.
     
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  10. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    We can only hope.
     
  11. BozBoo

    BozBoo Deck Sergeant

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    Is looking forward to pancakes and bacon in two hours.
     
  12. neilold

    neilold Science Officer

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    Being here, just had nothing to post
     
  13. BozBoo

    BozBoo Deck Sergeant

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    I feel what is happening to the country is happening to this forum.
     
  14. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    That must be a first for you.
     
  15. guybrush

    guybrush Third Technician

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    I’ve never seen that
     
  16. Asclepius

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    finally
     
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  17. neilold

    neilold Science Officer

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    Yup, after thousands of posts, I've finally ran out of things to say
     
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    That doesnt normally stop you
     
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  19. Bluey

    Bluey Science Officer

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    I'm glad to hear it, Neil. Now how about stopping posting altogether? I think we'd all appreciate that.
     
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  20. Bluey

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    Thanks for letting me know that fact.
     

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