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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Met posted:

It's a difficult change for a superpower with 320 million people who have been using imperial measurements for hundreds of years.

While it would be nice if we could transition overnight, a lot of issues like that could also be solved more easily by making sure conversions are being made when necessary.

Pretty much every other country in the world has done this, though, and they did not have the advantage of working under a federal government joining them together. I'm sure there's a significant cost for this obstinacy, whether it is in imports/exports or in retraining engineers. Quantified to buttress an argument for change, along with some political will, and it's not insurmountable.

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Judge Schnoopy posted:

Lol look at this guy he thinks the US government can actually get things done without devolving into a bipolar debate between reasoning with the rest of the world and 'Murica.

That has to do neither with the number of people nor with the amount of time that people have been using the old measurement system, though, which were the original poster's objections. Deadlock in Congress is a bigger problem than units, but it's a different issue, which I also think is not insurmountable, as long as it's extricated from partisanship. Probably a bad idea to make this a Presidential initiative, but otherwise, compare the benefits of change with the cost of one-time labeling/signage change and retraining of old workforce, space it out over a sufficient amount of years until the math works and it doesn't scare the oldies too much, and it's doable, in my opinion.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Zero One posted:

From the article:
36-YEAR-OLD MALE CAGE FIGHTER THREW A PUNCH & FELT WRIST POP. TOOK OFF GLOVE & SAW HAND SWELLING & THEN PUNCHED A WALL

I guess you could say he got beaten to the punch.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Consist posted:



Nearly 32,000 views. Clearly there's an audience out there for gaming content on porn websites.

Hey, some people are tychophilic, don't kinkshame.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Acne Rain posted:

c'mon, it's clear it's a radar map showing the incoming giant spiked Satan Orb over Albany

Nope, wrong Albany.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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BravestOfTheLamps posted:

The Shoggoth School of Success

Shoggoth's Old Peculiar Graph

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Gerrymandering strikes again.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Strudel Man posted:

Still, it's a bit surprising that the "step" part of that would make it in, much less take it to the top search term.

We need access to the raw data.

You want raw porn data?

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Judge Schnoopy posted:

Maybe the unlabeled X axis is volume of people retiring in the last # years, but yeah that's spectacularly bad.

There's no way Russia has less people retiring than Poland or as many people retiring as Belarus.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Ajon posted:

It's bacteria colonising coffee machines from this article.

Figure 3: Correlations among the bacterial genera detected in this work.


Abbreviations are different genera of bacteria. I have no idea what's going on with the axes or where the spheres actually are in the 3D projection.

A 3d graph where both position and sphere sizes are significant - worst idea, or worstest idea?

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Am I dumb? I don't really get this:



(source)

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Hexagon... bad! Ellipse... good!

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Sentient Data posted:

Nah, they were just being edgy

They feel that games journalism is too one-sided.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Ars Technica has been a tech news and analysis site for ages, I remember reading them mostly about hardware, new CPU technologies and such back in the day. Pretty sure that's how I first learned about VLIW architectures. Are they even that focused on gaming?

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Usual Barb posted:

I want to see people make a song out of a horizontal slice from that chart.

It already works as a song.

"Can dig boogie, love pump wit,
imma dig love night, cuerpo club,
like: oh happy woman, heart will like,
bitch miles doo she's ever needed bum rack..."

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Seems to me that they are trying to hide an alarming 50% population growth in the last decade through abuse of graphs.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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I feel like Randall Munroe is phoning it in at this point:

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Allow me to wrestle the thread back on topic.



Friendship is magicgarishly-colored graphs.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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trapped mouse posted:



I don't have a problem with the message of this graph, but the idea of including a country with no data in a bar graph is hilarious.

The most hilarious thing is that they could have called in "G7" and removed Russia. But I guess some folks just can't help ice-skating uphill.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Trent posted:

I noticed Blade II was on Netflix and watched it and it was terrible

I never let the fact that I haven't watched a film stop me from using relevant quotes.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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From a discussion of Clinton's emails:

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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kalstrams posted:

No, they got that right and drive like the majority of Europe.

All of Europe, you mean.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Also wrong, because I forgot Ireland.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Acne Rain posted:

what is the triangle

I'm guessing it's supposed to be a stylized iceberg/possibly a KKK hood.

They've managed to have text flow out of it... and then the title flows out of the overall frame.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Trap sprung.

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Mar 27, 2010

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Count Roland posted:

Cross-stitching from the Middle East thread:




ftfy

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Turns out we were all literally birds.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Ignite Memories posted:

NYC does the whole 'chew you up and spit you out' thing pretty effectively.

New York State generally has a problem of educating people relatively well and then not having jobs for them to work in post graduation, leading them to leave to Texas, California, etc. Just ask most State legislators.

The solution, of course, is to reduce the quality of education so it all evens out.

Of course, there's also this:

Pakled posted:

Also it doesn't take into account immigrants from outside the US.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Outrail posted:

In 2012 they had a ballot box?

They got turned into a ballot box!

A ballot box?!

Well, they got better...

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Conartist posted:

That's not Nevada.

Arizona?

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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TotalLossBrain posted:

Probably physics?

As it says it's about dark matter detection. It's really bad for a diagram of that nature, but basically the idea is that you have detectors which look for dark matter in various regions of speculated particle mass and cross-section (strength of interaction measure, basically), and they rule out areas if they don't see anything.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

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Anil Dasharez0ne posted:

I'm not familiar with the definition of "simple" that they're using.

You don't want to look at what a Mathematician thinks is "complicated".

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