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Old 01-06-2020, 11:07 AM   #5176
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1BC-9AD is a decade
1BC-99AD is a century
1BC-999AD is a millennia

Remember time started before AD, if you’re grouping years in 10s, 100s, and 1,000s you don’t start from the middle you go all the way back to the start of existence and count in groups to where we are now.
You did notice that we were discussing AD where the first decade is 1-10? And out of curiosity, in your belief system, when is the start of existence? It's not like temperature where we do know what the lowest possible value is.

One friend of mine is using AM 5780 as the current year for some purposes. For that calendar system, there can be no previous era given that Anno Mundi is a Latin version of מבריאת העולם. In yet another calendar system, it is currently 4717 with 4718 coming up in 19 days.

Anyhow, 'nuff said. Time to let this discussion die an unnatural death.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:04 PM   #5177
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You did notice that we were discussing AD where the first decade is 1-10? And out of curiosity, in your belief system, when is the start of existence? It's not like temperature where we do know what the lowest possible value is.

One friend of mine is using AM 5780 as the current year for some purposes. For that calendar system, there can be no previous era given that Anno Mundi is a Latin version of מבריאת העולם. In yet another calendar system, it is currently 4717 with 4718 coming up in 19 days.

Anyhow, 'nuff said. Time to let this discussion die an unnatural death.
I didn’t notice actually just that the discussion was what is a decade a people opted to use AD as the start.

As to when existence began I don’t know but it doesn’t matter for this system. We know time existed before AD thus counting only from AD is silly unless you’re dealing with two events post AD and only need the difference in time between them.

Unless the proponents of 2020 is the end of a decade also are saying nothing existed before 1AD. Which would turn this side discussion into something very different.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:33 AM   #5178
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I've bought three books this month that were on my wishlist, and reached their target price, but I'm still not sure about them.

They were all the latest books in series I'm reading and enjoying, but they essentially reached their target price because of paperback releases.

I will be reading them very soon, but I'm not going to abandon my current reads for them.

I think that in future I will resist such books until I want to read them *right now*. It's unlikely that the price will go up significantly in the meantime.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:43 AM   #5179
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So far I'm managing to resist an interesting looking book by a new writer (that's on special offer). But I have so many wonderful books I want to read already, I must keep on resisting!

And I must remember that it's very likely to go on special offer again in the next few years, so if I miss the offer this time around, I can get it another time, if reviews continue to look good.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:10 AM   #5180
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And I must remember that it's very likely to go on special offer again in the next few years, so if I miss the offer this time around, I can get it another time, if reviews continue to look good.
Exactly so. The fact it's gone on offer once means it's quite likely to go on offer again at some time in the next few years.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:10 PM   #5181
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I am pleased I have not bought as many books as I normally do and I feel less overwhelmed. Its only Jan 17th and I am halfway threw my 4th book this year.
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