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Good way to close out the decade. I think I built three kits, 2020, I hope to build more, Happy New Year!!!!!
 

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Ah, but the decade doesn't end until NEXT year. We count 1 thru 10, not 0 thru 9. :)
 

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But, the Gregorion calendar is always a year behind. Both Exiguss and Bede left out the first year of Jesus's life span. They both went from 1 BC to 1 AD which is 2 year time span.

And if you do count from 0 to 9 - that is 10 numbers. Or 10 completed years of time. :cheers2:
 

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But, the Gregorion calendar is always a year behind. Both Exiguss and Bede left out the first year of Jesus's life span. They both went from 1 BC to 1 AD which is 2 year time span.

And if you do count from 0 to 9 - that is 10 numbers. Or 10 completed years of time. :cheers2:
ah yes, brings back memories of many discussions about the start of this century .....
was it 01-01-2000 or was it 01-01-2001?
when we are born we begin counting days then weeks then months, at the end of our first year alive we are one year old.

this gets somewhat confusing unless you look at a time line and determine on our calendar ( Gregorian ) there is no year 0 (zero) .

and, this is the 21st century, not the 20th.

interesting none the less.

LOL :willy_nilly:
 

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It is the beginning of a new decade. Some people called the first decade 'the double O's" 2000 - 2009, not sure what the next decade was called, but I call it the 'teens' decade 2010 - 2019. We're now in the new 20's decade (which is strange for me since when I hear 20's, I think the 1920's). And going back to the 1900's we had the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. That's how we define a decade to me.
 

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ah yes, brings back memories of many discussions about the start of this century .....
was it 01-01-2000 or was it 01-01-2001?
01-01-2001. When we start counting we don't start with "zero"; we start with "one".

December 31st, 2000 was the last day of the preceding decade, and January 1, 2001 was the first day of the following decade. As such, 2020 isn't the first year of a new decade, it's the last year of the current decade which started January 1, 2011.
 

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That's the imperfect flaw of the Gregorian calendar, since they left out a year of time passing originally - it really should already be January 1st, 2021 and we are all living in the future with incorrectly printed calendars! :D
 

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Not to mentioned the lost ~10 days in 1582 when the Julian calendar was switched to the Gregorian calendar as well as it taking 300 years for other countries to switch over resulting in other days lost. :surprise:
 
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