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https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4630395

 

This was a while coming, but it's finally happened. Last verified person from the 19th century has died. To put things into perspective, running power and pluming was a luxury back in 1900, and the car wouldn't become a mass consumer product for decades to come. She also would've almost been a teenager when the Titanic sank, and she survived through 2 world wars, and saw a man on the moon and the rise of the internet... pretty good run if you ask me.

RIP

Last edited by barneystinson69 - on 22 April 2018

Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

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Fuck the 19th century, glad the world is rid of it.



 

China Numba wan!!

John2290 said:
Fuck the 19th century, glad the world is rid of it.

Someone is a little bit angry... closing off a chapter of violence in human history I guess (then again, the following 2 have been just as bad)?



Made a bet with LipeJJ and HylianYoshi that the XB1 will reach 30 million before Wii U reaches 15 million. Loser has to get avatar picked by winner for 6 months (or if I lose, either 6 months avatar control for both Lipe and Hylian, or my patrick avatar comes back forever).

barneystinson69 said:
John2290 said:
Fuck the 19th century, glad the world is rid of it.

Someone is a little bit angry... closing off a chapter of violence in human history I guess (then again, the following 2 have been just as bad)?

More like even worse (World wars, several genocides, etc.)

 

Anyways, it's always sad to see a chapter close like this. I wonder how things will be like when the last person born in the 20th/21st century dies.



The Titanic survived? Is she from an alternate reality?
She's from Japan though, they probably already had internet when she grew up :p



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It says she was born on August 4, 1900 and that's the 20th century not the 19th...



CrazyGamer2017 said:
It says she was born on August 4, 1900 and that's the 20th century not the 19th...

Centuries start at the year 1, not zero. There is no year zero in our calendar, it's either 1 BC, or 1 AD, year missing in between.



SvennoJ said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:
It says she was born on August 4, 1900 and that's the 20th century not the 19th...

Centuries start at the year 1, not zero. There is no year zero in our calendar, it's either 1 BC, or 1 AD, year missing in between.

There's no year 0 because back in those days nobody counted the years and centuries as we do now, it's only much later that it was decided that years and centuries would be counted the way they are so it's much later that it was decided there was a year 1 BC and 1 AD...

You are both right and wrong in the sense that the first established year (established much later as I said) is indeed the year 1 but that is mathematically speaking a mistake as any counting should start from 0.

Adding to that the fact that our calendar is known to be highly inaccurate (Jesus was not actually born in 0 or even 1, it is thought he was either born in 3 or 7 and he was certainly not born on December 25 or even January 1)

So I choose to consider the counting of years for mathematical reasons and the number 1900 is part of the 100 numbers that go from 1900 to 1999 and in that regard 1900 is part of the 20th section made of 100 units when starting to count from 0, and not the 19th section.

Which is why the 21st century began on Jan 1, 2000 and not 2001.



CrazyGamer2017 said:

You are both right and wrong in the sense that the first established year (established much later as I said) is indeed the year 1 but that is mathematically speaking a mistake as any counting should start from 0.

Er, so... out of curiosity, when you tell someone "I'm going to count to ten," do you start with zero? When a video game is released in some new IP, do you think that the first entry in the franchise should be #0? (Or is it a mistake to call it the "first entry"? Ought it be the "zeroth entry," or something like that?)

I'm sympathetic to those who think that we ought to count the year 2000 as part of the twenty-first century, not the twentieth, and etc., because it certainly seems significant to watch that initial 1 change into a 2... but let's not turn that into making claims about "any counting" and "mathematically speaking a mistake."



donathos said:
CrazyGamer2017 said:

You are both right and wrong in the sense that the first established year (established much later as I said) is indeed the year 1 but that is mathematically speaking a mistake as any counting should start from 0.

Er, so... out of curiosity, when you tell someone "I'm going to count to ten," do you start with zero? When a video game is released in some new IP, do you think that the first entry in the franchise should be #0? (Or is it a mistake to call it the "first entry"? Ought it be the "zeroth entry," or something like that?)

I'm sympathetic to those who think that we ought to count the year 2000 as part of the twenty-first century, not the twentieth, and etc., because it certainly seems significant to watch that initial 1 change into a 2... but let's not turn that into making claims about "any counting" and "mathematically speaking a mistake."

Yes you do start counting from zero, it's just that you count entire numbers and not fractions so you say "1" but 1 actually starts at zero.

Tell me when you were born if you had been able to speak, would you have said that you are 1 year old? Cause the reality is that you were ZERO years old, it's only after living a full year that you could say you are 1 year old and as soon as you turn 1 you start living your second year but because numbers in those examples are always entire when spoken of, you don't say that you are zero years old. But technically you are zero years old the first year of your life.

Sorry but mathematics are what they are and you can't change that. And people considered the change of millennium on Jan 1, 2000 for the exact reasons I have explained and NO ONE was foolish enough to think that on January, February, March etc.... 2000 it was still the 90's.