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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Tyndmyr » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:17 pm UTC

I'm gonna pronounce it dead in a coupla days. We're not staying up to ring in the new year. We're staying up to watch the old one die.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Weeks » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:23 pm UTC

Tyndmyr wrote:I'm gonna pronounce it dead in a coupla days. We're not staying up to ring in the new year. We're staying up to watch the old one die.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Thesh » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:26 pm UTC

Something tells me 2017 will be worse.
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Tyndmyr » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:47 pm UTC

And when did you hear such whispers? 2016, that's when.

Can't trust that year, I say.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby teelo » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:44 pm UTC

Okay, time to derail this thread with a conspiracy theory:

First, we look at the digits of 2017: theres a 2, a 0, a 1, and a 7.

Next, we count up how many of those digits are non-zero: three of them.

Oh me yarm DOES THIS MEAN PORTAL 3 COMES OUT IN 2017????????????????????

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:42 pm UTC

No, because then it'd have been out in 2011

BUT

2+1+7=10

Since one digit was a zero, you take one away, so nine

9 is divisible by 3 and becomes 3 when doing so.

Ergo, Half-Life 3
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:44 pm UTC

2017 = 2017

2017 COMES OUT IN 2017
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:52 pm UTC

flicky1991 wrote:2017 = 2017

2017 COMES OUT IN 2017

Turns out that the new year will not be the start to the new year. Instead, in two days we reach January 32, 2016.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:55 pm UTC

December, surely?
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Weeks » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:05 am UTC

Guys what if 2017 > 2016?
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby flicky1991 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:06 am UTC

Make 2017 greater again
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Thesh » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:09 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:No, because then it'd have been out in 2011

BUT

2+1+7=10

Since one digit was a zero, you take one away, so nine

9 is divisible by 3 and becomes 3 when doing so.

Ergo, Half-Life 3


Also, 2017 is 2+0+1+7 years from HL2E3's original planned release year.
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby teelo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:31 am UTC

But if we break the year 2017 up into two chunks, we get: 20 and 17.

Subtract the second from the first: 20 - 17 = 3

Yup. Portal 3.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Flumble » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:26 am UTC

So to go full circle: 2016 is pronounced as FUCK YEAH ONLY 1 (ONE) YEAR UNTIL HALF LIFE 3 IS RELEASED.

Zohar wrote:For many people these singular events are eye-opening ones. Imagine you're with a partner for 20 years, and after 20 years discover suddenly your partner has cheated on you for the past decade. It's the 20th year that suddenly sucks, you didn't necessarily have a bad experience in the past 10.

I agree with that analogy except for the part where your partner is purposefully hiding the fact they're cheating on you, whereas no one is purposefully hiding changes in society (politics on the other hand...). It shouldn't be an eye-opener.

Sorry to hear about the uncertainty of your green card renewal. Would it have been much different with another republican win or a democrat win? (I have no idea about either party's stance on migration other than trump-memes about building a wall and deporting all the mexicans)

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby teelo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:15 am UTC

Flumble wrote:So to go full circle: 2016 is pronounced as FUCK YEAH ONLY 1 (ONE) YEAR UNTIL PORTAL 3 IS RELEASED.

Agreed.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Zohar » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:33 am UTC

Flumble wrote:It shouldn't be an eye-opener.

Perhaps, but it doesn't change the fact that it is.
Would it have been much different with another republican win or a democrat win?

Well Trump is really anti immigration, he's not particularly pro LGBTQ rights, his vp is explicitly against LGBTQ rights (and LGBTQ people in general), and Trump stated he's going to get to work on canceling a lot of Obama's executive orders. So yes, it would have been very different if anyone else had won. It's likely going to be okay since I'm here legally, I'm white, and was already approved for a green card, but we can't be sure.
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:05 am UTC

flicky1991 wrote:December, surely?

November 2016 actually.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Angua » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:53 am UTC

I pronounce it three ways: (in order of most frequent)

Twenty sixteen
Two thousand and sixteen
Two thousand sixteen (not common)

An American once told me I was doing it wrong when I was teaching English with her and saying 'One hundred AND one, One thousand, one hundred AND ten). Apparently they don't say the and.
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Giant Speck » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:29 am UTC

flicky1991 wrote:2017 = 2017

2017 COMES OUT IN 2017


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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Weeks » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:17 am UTC

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:54 am UTC

The new question then: how do you pronounce 2017?

Twenty seventeen because I'm not a goddamn barbarian.

Provided it's a year, if it's a number it's two thousand and seventeen (the American and-dropping sounds really weird to me being from the other side of the pond).
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:50 pm UTC

2 0 1 7, that's (2 minus 0) plus (1 before 7), which is 8.

Assuming Mission to Moscow numbered #7, this obviously heralds the release of Police Academy 8!!!

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:51 pm UTC

When I went to elementary schools in America, it was one of those weird things that people drilled into me as a kid. 'It's one hundred one, not one hundred and one, because you're not writing down one!'

Seems really weird because it feels way more natural to say 'one hundred and one'.
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Angua » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:03 pm UTC

At school we would sometimes sing a counting song that went all the way up to one hundred. From 20-99 it basically went:
One and twenty
two and twenty
three, and four, and five, and six is twenty six
twenty seven
twenty eight
twenty nine
thirty
one and thirty etc

It sounds better out loud
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:36 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:When I went to elementary schools in America, it was one of those weird things that people drilled into me as a kid. 'It's one hundred one, not one hundred and one, because you're not writing down one!'
Well, you're not writing down one hundred, either. ("Ten and one"? ;))

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Rarely is it spelt out, but the famous times when it is, even when Disneyfied...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Hundr ... Dalmatians
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundr ... Dalmatians

All the "one oh one"s (introductory courses, fearful rooms, etc).

Say it how you will. It's on the cusp of various rules, variously varied between English dialects.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby chridd » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:08 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:The new question then: how do you pronounce 2017?
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby suffer-cait » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:08 pm UTC

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby SlyReaper » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:00 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:The new question then: how do you pronounce 2017?

Twenty seventeen because I'm not a goddamn barbarian.

Provided it's a year, if it's a number it's two thousand and seventeen (the American and-dropping sounds really weird to me being from the other side of the pond).


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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby eSOANEM » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:32 pm UTC

Is that a long or short hundred? :P

I'd go for a dozen and two gross and one if we're playing a that game
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby SlyReaper » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:37 pm UTC

The maths is easier in my version.

I just looked it up, and it turns out 2017 is a prime number. Yay!
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby reval » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:49 pm UTC

somitomi wrote:Dates before common era always bothered me anyway.

I was shocked when I found out that a bunch of innumerates messed up the timeline by putting year 1 BC immediately before 1 AD, and forgetting the zero in the middle. As far as I am concerned, this means all BC dates are wrong.

Yes, there's all the Julian/Gregorian calendar business, but there are good reasons for that mess. This is so simple by comparison. When I see something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar died 15 March 44 BC, I have to mentally correct the year to "minus 43". It's an unnecessary pain.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby studyinserendipity » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:45 am UTC

Spi just pronounced it "twenty aught seventeen", which was great.
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby ucim » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:04 am UTC

reval wrote:I was shocked when I found out that a bunch of innumerates messed up the timeline by putting year 1 BC immediately before 1 AD, and forgetting the zero in the middle.
It's because numbers are points, and years are ranges. There is no good solution (where "good" means extends elegantly and/or gracefully to months, days, and times. If you have one, I'm listening.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:20 pm UTC

studyinserendipity wrote:Spi just pronounced it "twenty aught seventeen", which was great.


But, but, that's 20017. Did I just sleep through 18000 years?
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby studyinserendipity » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:38 pm UTC

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studyinserendipity wrote:Spi just pronounced it "twenty aught seventeen", which was great.


But, but, that's 20017. Did I just sleep through 18000 years?
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby somitomi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:36 pm UTC

eSOANEM wrote:
studyinserendipity wrote:Spi just pronounced it "twenty aught seventeen", which was great.


But, but, that's 20017. Did I just sleep through 18000 years?

It seems like you slept through a little more than 120 thousand years. From 10023 (decimal date, that's 2727 for everyone else) years are written in hexadecimal to be more compact, so the present year of 20017 would be 131095 in the old decimal form. There are now suggestions to switch to some higher base (base 60 seems to be the most common) before the year count reaches six digits again.
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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby reval » Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:38 pm UTC

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reval wrote:I was shocked when I found out that a bunch of innumerates messed up the timeline by putting year 1 BC immediately before 1 AD, and forgetting the zero in the middle.
It's because numbers are points, and years are ranges. There is no good solution (...)

It makes sense to me to treat 1 BC as Year 0, and 2 BC as Year -1. Days and months and years seem like ordinary numbers and number ranges. I don't understand why this is a problem?

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby ucim » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:22 pm UTC

reval wrote:It makes sense to me to treat 1 BC as Year 0, and 2 BC as Year -1. Days and months and years seem like ordinary numbers and number ranges. I don't understand why this is a problem?
For one thing, we don't count the months backwards when we are in negative years. That's probably the crux of it.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby reval » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:20 pm UTC

Ah, good point. Okay, you got me there. I still want a Year Zero, though.

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Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Postby Thesh » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:26 pm UTC

It makes a lot more sense the way it is if you think of it as "the first year, A.D." and "the first year, B.C."
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