Started by zoony, September 26, 2016, 15:51:18 pm
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Quote from: Matt2112 on October 02, 2016, 18:27:26 pmI am not disagreeing with your technically correct arguments. I'm saying that while it may be technically correct to say 1980 was in the 70s, that is however not the convention, which is used for practical, everyday purposes and functions well, which generally regards that year as belonging to the 80s. Same for 2000 being the first year of the millennium, which of course was marked by underwhelming parties and planes not falling out of the sky.
Quote from: rufus the dawg on October 02, 2016, 18:39:54 pmand if you start with year zero (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) all the way to nine = ten years, so 1970 to 1979 equals a decade.
Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 02, 2016, 22:44:39 pmTHERE WAS NO YEAR ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!A decade is any ten year period, so to avoid the first decade ending in 9 it has to finish at 10 and so on.
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 02, 2016, 23:50:59 pm Here's the thing: that there was no year 0 is correct, hence that year (say) 1980 is the last decade of the 70s is technically correct, however the convention for practical purposes is that 1980 is generally considered a part of the decade of the eighties. The theory and the practise both work, in their own ways.
Quote from: BaldiePete on October 03, 2016, 10:31:07 amAnyway, Permanent Waves is obviously a 1970's album.
Quote from: BaldiePete on October 03, 2016, 10:31:07 amNick is right about year 0 and the millennium because that is a measure with a defined starting point (in this case Year 1 AD) and a decade has to contain 10 years so year 11 AD was the first year of the 2nd decade. Consequentially 2000AD was the last year of the 2nd millennium and the new millennium started in 2001. He is wrong about 1980 being in the 70's though since a decade is ANY period of 10 years but crucially it doesn't require a fixed starting point. Any abitrary start date can be selected. The start of 1969 to the end of 1978 is just as much a decade as year 1 to year 10, 1970 to 1979 or 1971 to 1980. It is both correct and reasonable to describe the 70's (those years from 1970 to 1979) as a decade since it describes a period of 10 complete years.
QuoteAnyway, Permanent Waves is obviously a 1970's album. It may have been release on 1st January 1980 but everything else about it from the music, the lyrics, the artwork through to the pressing of the vinyl for the release was done in the 1970's. The release date does not trump all the factors that created the album.
Quote from: rufus the dawg on October 03, 2016, 15:35:35 pmthe first year is january 1st 0000 ie the first year ever is year 1year 0-1 is year one
Quote from: Matt2112 on October 03, 2016, 15:53:17 pmNo, the first year is designated 1 CE. The year before that is (was) 1 BCE. There was no year 0000 in between.Simmers will be banging his head against the wall.
Quote from: Fishy on October 03, 2016, 16:06:15 pm.....anyway just to say 1985 was completely ruined by Mystic Rhythms
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