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As a sidenote. The only reason this is an issue is because our ancestors didn't know math. The concept of 'zero' hadn't been invented yet in Europe, when a monk in the 6th century came up with our current numbering of years. This brings about all kinds of mathematical and logical problems; for example counting down from the year 500 to 500BC is 999 years, instead of 1000 like what your calculator tells you or if you would count up from 500 to 1500. Having no 0 means we've mistakenly skipped a year, which would also be a leap year. In astronomy they actually do have a year 0 because of that (1BC, and then -1 is 2BC), starting centuries at the 0s.

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Lmao, saw all the new replies and thought there was good discussion about sales. Turns out it's discussion about calendars, what a turn of events!!

Is this thread gonna get locked because of the decades discussion??

I know... my English sucks.

Slownenberg said:
Wow this thread fell apart. People count decades as 0-9. End of story. It may not be the scientifically correct way, but it is the accepted way by everyone. The decade is what the ten-digit starts as, hence it goes from 0-9. This is the end of the 2010s, its pretty obvious that you wouldn't count 2020 as part of the 2010s as that makes zero sense. There is a difference between technically the scientific view of the calendar and what people refer to as decades. Here we are talking about decades, so the decade is ending in a few days when 2020 starts the 2020s. Please for the love of god stop debating this.

So your points:

- do it, end of story

-it may be inaccurate, but still

-it is not scentifically correct

-the other way around "doesn't make sense" despite being accurate

-there is no difference overall

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Man, it's so close to overtaking the SNES.

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OTBWY said:
Man, it's so close to overtaking the SNES.

Nice try, but this is about calendars and decades now.

Quite sure 2020 is the 3rd decade of 3rd millenium

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Socially, we identify decades in like digit grouping (20s, 30s, 40s, etc...). Technically and scientifically, we identify them in non-0 base 10 (1-10, 11-20, 21-30, etc..).

So pick which way you want to identify with for which purpose suits the given needs and leave everyone else alone. Geez.

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Is next week likely to be another million plus one for Switch, or will having only 3 of its days pre-Christmas mean a much bigger drop than that?

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