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New Decade or Not?
« on: January 01, 2010, 01:36:43 PM »
Anybody else seen the irrelevant discussions about whether we have officially started a new decade or not?


I just find it amusing that people seem to need to argue the point as if it really matters. For me, today is actually 12 baktuns, 19 k'atuns, 16 tuns, 17 winals and16 k'ins and the Lord of the Night is the 5th.  Just curious if this was a worldwide phenomenon that people want to really care that there is no 0 and want to ruin our buzz.

Either way the end of the world is in a couple years so it none of it really matter to me anyway.
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 12:16:01 AM »
So, did the eighties start in 1980 or in 1981?

Hahaha, you are fooling us, right? There can't be a debate about this.
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 03:11:20 AM »
It's ES* 52,  everyone knows that, right? The decade was 2 years ago...

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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 01:45:15 AM »
From what I understand... there was no Year 0.
A.D. began with Year 1, which came after 1 B.C.
so, 9 years after year 1, we have 10, 10 years (a decade) after 1 is 11.
So the new decade will begin with 2011. Though it's pretty d**n irrelevant.
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 11:13:46 AM »
Largely because of my esoteric researches, I have begun using tridecimal for all things, thus it is the year BB8, obviously not a particularly important year...
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 05:32:08 PM »
It was somewhat of a troll. Just curious as I did all the research to understand what people were talking about because I was curious. I think it is just people wanting to feel smart but, really, who wants to really celebrate 2011 as a new decade when 2010 looks so pretty?

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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 05:41:49 AM »
Following that logic we should have celebrated 2001, not 2000 ;)

I want to celebrate star dates though!
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010, 12:27:53 AM »
Star dates? Are those arcane rituals held to propitiate the ancient deities that preside over certain years?
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010, 12:42:07 AM »
Well, it could be that, or a date with Hollywood/Bollywood celebrities. It could also be the best dates you ever had, or it could be some Mayan calendar dates. Or it could be a misspelled Star Trek reference. :)
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010, 05:50:48 PM »
More importantly, what will be the next decade called?

The one after it shall be The Twenties. Okay. But what of this one? Tennies?

(And what was the last one... I hear some people just say 'Zeroes'.)
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 10:42:22 AM »
They're the noughties and the teens, obviously.

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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 06:03:29 PM »
I always just said naught's or the double O's
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2010, 02:32:15 AM »
We should just refer to the 90's as the ''Pre-ipod'' era.
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2012, 01:54:16 PM »
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Either way the end of the world is in a couple years so it none of it really matter to me anyway.
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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012, 08:14:21 AM »
Besides its 0035 ABY*


(After Battle of Yavin, which occurred in 1977 AD)


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Re: New Decade or Not?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2012, 08:24:41 AM »
I just go by the French Republican Calendar, which makes it 221. If it's good enough for Robespierre, it's good enough for me.

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