Saturday, December 12, 2009

Decade

2009 is not the end of the decade. 2010 is. Same as 1999 was not the end of the century. 2000 was.

It's just simple math really. If a year is said to be the end of a century, say 1999, you only have to divide the year by 100 and the quotient should be a whole number. You don't get that in 1999, you get that in 2000.

It's like buying a 10 kg of rice. You don't pay for a 10kg of rice which tips 9kg in the weighing scale. Lugi ka kung ganun.

That is why I don't understand (and pisses me off) why some people and online publications are churning out their 10 best of this and that. Unless the title says 'Best of the 2000s', that is just unforgivable.

18 comments:

r u s s said...

I agree with you. They need to be told that they're giving people a wrong notion.

carla said...

sino na naman inaway mo? hahhahaha

Sonia said...

Chill C., this is putting you in a lot of unnecessary stress. haha.

Skron said...

Decade starts from 0 and ends at 9. Don't blame the people. Blame the Romans, they did it first.

Remember that measuring weight or length is different than measuring date and time. 0 has no value in weight or length. But in time, you have to start at 0 before you could get to 1. Like you have to start at 00 hours and end at 24 hours.

It's just wrong to say that I was born in the 70's because my birth year is 1980, or a 30 year old person would say he's in his late 20's.

Andy said...

Buti na lang hindi ako gumagamit ng title na "10 best of this and that." :D

atticus said...

i would love to hear what math people like you have to say about the topic. but yes, i tend to agree that counting from 1 to 10 is more logical than 0 to 9.

dang those romans.

Photo Cache said...

:D

the donG said...

hahaha.... tama. ill bein cebu tomorrrow till thursday.

Raft3r said...

nyahaha
nasermonan tuloy sila ni scud
hehe

The Scud said...

russ, may kakampi na ako. yey!

The Scud said...

cc, trip ko lang mag-rant. nyahaha.

The Scud said...

doc, i'm cool. really cool. :D

The Scud said...

skron, thanks for taking the time to explain. news yan for me.

The Scud said...

andy, gawa ka na ng 10 things i like about gma. blockbuster yun.

The Scud said...

atticus, pahamak sa buhay mga romano. haha.

The Scud said...

photo cache, :D din!

The Scud said...

dong, suya ko da! niadto ka sa tc?

The Scud said...

raft3r, minsan lang ako mag-sermon mali-mali pa. amp!