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    Decades controversy

    Twitter seems to be overridden by ultra-corrects telling people that today does not start a new decade because the decade begins with the year ending in a 1. They're measuring the wrong thing. The decade is the twenties. Did you enter your twenties when you turned 20 or when you turned 21? This all reminds me of the guy in 2000 who said he was tired of people saying this was Y2k because the 21st century wouldn't begin for another year, and when I tried to explain that Y2k literally stood for year 2000, he just repeated what he'd already said.

    Sorry about the rant.

    btw, for those who say the decades begin on the 1 year because there was no year zero, there was no year one either. The numbering system started much later.
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    Re: Decades controversy

    It's all just a convention anyway.

    If someone needs the 3rd decade of the 21st century to start today, then great. It can do that for them. If someone needs that decade to start next year, then so be it. We can live with both, and it'll be ok.

    Gotta wonder how much of this small, meaningless stuff that become outsized controversy is organic, vs how much is a part of the Russian assault on our collective psychology.
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    Russians? lol come on man.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: Decades controversy

    @jack is a Russian agent!

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    Re: Decades controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    @jack is a Russian agent!
    Nah, don't be ridiculous; Dorsey's an alien.
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    Re: Decades controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    Russians? lol come on man.
    Is this even a debate still? It's confirmed on a daily basis that bots are manipulating social media for the purpose of divisiveness among Americans, and that many of these bots originate from Russia.

    So much so that it's kind of an afterthought.
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    Time is just a spatial metaphor.
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    Re: Decades controversy

    I blame it on the increasingly powerful Big Calendar lobby.
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    I'm just sorry we lost the "Decades" channel in our area.
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    I'm always adjusting thought processes for the Julian and Gregorian dates applying two birthdays to most people.
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    Re: Decades controversy

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Sheed View Post
    Is this even a debate still? It's confirmed on a daily basis that bots are manipulating social media for the purpose of divisiveness among Americans, and that many of these bots originate from Russia.

    So much so that it's kind of an afterthought.
    No, I get that, but blaming like every disagreement on it is ridiculous.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    I think in binary so every year is special
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