Author Topic: It’s not the end of a decade!  (Read 759 times)

Jaded

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It’s not the end of a decade!
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:01:33 am »
There, I said it  ;D
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Jaded

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 08:22:43 am »
Yeah, that article says it...

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And sure, maybe it's technically correct to say that the decade ends in the 0 year, not the 9 year

So there!
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fuaran

  • rothair gasta
Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 08:25:28 am »
Every day and every minute is the end of a decade. Just depends on when that decade started.

Jaded

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Re: It’s not the end of the decade!
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 08:34:24 am »
Aargh!

I got the title of the thread wrong.  ;D
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T42

  • Tea tank
Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 08:41:49 am »
It's only wrong if you think that Dionysius Exiguus didn't fuck up when he went from 1 BC to 1 AD without a year 0; which meant, as any fule neau, that the first true decade began in 10 AD, the period from 1 to 9 being a nonade. To be fair, zero didn't reach Europe for another 700 years.
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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 08:47:29 am »
Yeah, that article says it...

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And sure, maybe it's technically correct to say that the decade ends in the 0 year, not the 9 year

So there!

And it also says...

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In the words of the Dude, you're not wrong. You're just an asshole

 ;D

Anyway, you are up alarmingly early. Or maybe you havent gone to bed yet...

Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 08:59:38 am »
No, it's the start of a new one :o

Sic transit and all that..

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 09:09:12 am »
Every day is the start of a brand new party! Now, is there any of Uncle Jacek's quince brandy left?
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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2020, 09:28:10 am »
Someone needs to tell the beeb.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50952973

Jaded

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 12:09:23 pm »
The BEEB is just mass media. You can't believe it.
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zigzag

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 12:32:51 pm »
abba were the early influencers before the internet era

"It's the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we'll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine"

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2020, 12:41:19 pm »
Nah, it's Hazel O'Connor:
https://youtu.be/cidXsA5FML8
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2020, 07:09:00 pm »
The calendar is all bollix anyway.  Made up by a dodgy populist dictator and later modified by a pope*.  Why on earth couldn't one of them have stuck Dec 31 on the shortest day?  As it is, New Year celebrates nothing except a meaningless number flipping over.

Right, I'm off to burn a virgin policeman.

*Greek and Russian Orthodox types can ignore the last bit
Never tell me the odds.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2020, 07:22:32 pm »
*Greek and Russian Orthodox types can ignore the last bit
And Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Shintoists, Confucians...
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2020, 07:34:23 pm »
*Greek and Russian Orthodox types can ignore the last bit
And Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Shintoists, Confucians...
Do Shintoists use the wacky Japanese calendar based on years of the current Emperor?  To fill the expensive aluminium, and now redundant, tax disc holder on the MX-5, I got a Japanese shaken (MoT-type inspection) disc which has a very odd year marked on it.
Never tell me the odds.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2020, 07:50:09 pm »
I think the Shinto calendar is lunar but some Japanese official functions use a regnal calendar. A bit like the system they use in Westminster for dating acts of parliament, I suppose; but almost certainly also very different.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2020, 11:22:52 pm »
This thread lacks the ob-xkcd:

Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

  • Tea tank
Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2020, 08:42:46 am »
The pony tail has it.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

SoreTween

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2020, 09:10:51 am »
Why on earth couldn't one of them have stuck Dec 31 on the shortest day?  As it is, New Year celebrates nothing except a meaningless number flipping over.
New year marks the end of midwinter. Approximately:
Dec 12 = earliest sunset
Dec 22 = shortest day
Jan 01 = latest sunrise
2019 targets: TINAT 160 rough
There is only one infinite resource in this universe; human stupidity.

Mr Larrington

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2020, 10:50:54 am »
OK Boomer.

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Wowbagger

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Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2020, 08:34:34 pm »
Why on earth couldn't one of them have stuck Dec 31 on the shortest day?  As it is, New Year celebrates nothing except a meaningless number flipping over.
New year marks the end of midwinter. Approximately:
Dec 12 = earliest sunset
Dec 22 = shortest day
Jan 01 = latest sunrise

Except the solstice isn't always 22nd December...
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: It’s not the end of a decade!
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2020, 10:25:05 am »
Except the solstice isn't always 22nd December...
Hence 'Approximately'
2019 targets: TINAT 160 rough
There is only one infinite resource in this universe; human stupidity.