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No, 133,226 is the middle child of 266,451, and there are 133,225 to either side of him/her.
Empate? I don’t think so.
Certain things can be precisely dated quite far back, e.g., eclipses, and I would think that it might become possible, if it isn’t already, to give an exact date for the accession to the throne of some pharaoh 3500 years ago or more.
No, I’m trying to get away from the current sloppy system, e.g., BC/BCE is in effect negative numbers. Ideally, we would date an oldest historical event and count from there. (The Jewish calendar might be the best bet. I think it’s around 5780 on that one.) A later date would always be numerically larger than an earlier one, and you wouldn’t need a qualifier like “BC/BCE” or “AD/CE”. It’s a math nerd thing.P.S.: 13.7 billion years ago there were no Tuesdays.
I don’t think this works. One does say “I’m just spitballing here”, but no one would say “let’s all spitball some ideas”. So I think Sir Ruddy is right to be confused.
I don’t think this works. One does say “I’m just spitballing here”, but no one would say “let’s all spitball some ideas”.
So if something happened in 4931 BP, next year it will be 4932 BP. And so on. Sounds a bit impractical.
If we could date the Big Bang, we could have a time scale analogous to the Kelvin temperature scale. It would start at zero and not have any negative values. It’s now the year 13.7 billion or so.
Apple just likes to make people jump through hoops and thinks it’s so special. God forbid that it should use the same connectors that mere mortals do!