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Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



As requested by the Politically-loaded maps thread over in D&D.

Any graphs or charts that you see in the media, and that are incomprehensible, utterly misleading, or bad in some other way.

Here's a few to start this thread off.





Upside down...



I got most of these from the blog http://junkcharts.typepad.com/

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Oct 9, 2012



I'm an avid fan of Electronicdiscofunk.

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Oct 9, 2012





X-axis: left: evil, right: good
Y-axis: bottom: integrated, top: angry

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Oct 9, 2012



I don't think these are quite to scale.

https://imgur.com/shchYYd

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Oct 9, 2012



Yeah, that graph is something. In most European countries, even the democratic party would be considered to sit somewhere to the right of the political center. America doesn't have true leftist parties.

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Oct 9, 2012




This is a good site.

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



What are those 5 rights? Can someone try and list them?

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



That looks more like a character sheet for some role playing game.

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Oct 9, 2012



Met posted:



It's almost as if distribution is random.

The awful part is that they don't use an equal-area projection, right?

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Oct 9, 2012



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Oct 9, 2012



In the Netherlands, in old-timey grocery stores, you can buy stuff in pounds and ounces. Of course, a pound is exactly 500 grams and an ounce is exactly 100 grams.

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Oct 9, 2012






Thanks to http://viz.wtf/, still a constant source for bad graphs.

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Oct 9, 2012




Hah.


(chart only includes objects that were involved in more than one case)

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Oct 9, 2012





Why?

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Oct 9, 2012



USA today is really loving huge

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Oct 9, 2012



how me a frog posted:

There was a GBS thread like this once, it had the best venn diagram ever. The details are remember were circles labeled "Thanks" and "Andy" intersecting to form "Thandy". There were two circles labeled "Things we understand" and "birds" that did not intersect at all. I think "Ants" were somehow involved. Please I need it.

Googled for a bit and didn't find it. However, I did find these:





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Oct 9, 2012



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Oct 9, 2012



How does this poo poo work? Do you have to be a member of the democratic party to vote in the democrats prelims? What if you're not a member of either party? Do you not get the right to vote? What if you're a member of both parties? Or is that illegal?

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



Panzer Skank posted:



I can't even tell if this counts as a chart because there's literally no information provided. What is the point of this graphic. Am I over thinking this.

edit: why is there a cheeto in alaska

I don't know much about America but I'm gonna assume this is to scale.

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



Are there laws saying an elector should be a citizen of their state? Or even an American at all?

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Oct 9, 2012



Outrail posted:

This sounds great. Link?

It's literally the only decent thread in all of D&D. http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...hreadid=3531615 . Link's also in the OP of this thread.

I prefer to keep this thread for non-map charts, and use that thread to post maps in.

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Oct 9, 2012



kalstrams posted:

"Long Play Video Games" are an author-invented category that can mean literally anything, fyi.

I think the only thing that fits into that category is Minecraft, and I mean the version where this dude walks to the glitchy edge of the world for charity and it's literally gonna take him 20 years.

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Oct 9, 2012



shelley posted:

The only information I could get from this at first glance was that the "graphic designer" has almost the same rare last name as I do. And look what he's done with it.

Come back to your original fatherland, the Netherlands, where De Graaff isn't that rare of a name (it means "The Count", as in the nobility title).

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Oct 9, 2012



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Oct 9, 2012



TinTower posted:

You Americans are strange labelling the centre-left(ish) party as blue.

From an European point of view, Sanders is center/center-left, the Democratic party as a whole is center-right/far-right, the Republican party as a whole is extreme right, and Trump is an idiot that can't even be categorized in any kind of political scale. America has no real leftist politicians and they have no clue what a socialist actually is.

Also, red has always been the colour of socialism/the left, and in graphs in Europe, rightist parties are often shown as blue (because it's a clear 'opposite' to red).

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



Maxwells Demon posted:

Of course, in American we don't elect weird nationalists like Front Nationale and UKIP



Those are literally the kind of parties Trump would run if he lived in a many-party democracy. Trump actually reminds me of the PVV leader:

- Shouts utter nonsense about immigrants/muslims
- wants to build a wall around the continent/country
- gets a lot of votes but because they never have any clear and feasible solutions, nobody in government (except for their own goons) can cooperate with them, and those who try tend to get burned
- Awful fake hair

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



Where are all other metal genres?

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



Actual stop signs are actually intended as driver shaming signs.

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Oct 9, 2012



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Oct 9, 2012



Fathis Munk posted:

True though I just meant I never ventures beyond kilo, rather delved into the micro and nano direction. Even kg are already a rare encounter while working in a biology lab

Hey Fathis Munk, how much ($) for a kilogram of restriction enzymes?

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Oct 9, 2012



Fathis Munk posted:

Hmm that's not an easy question to answer since enzymes are not sold pure, they are sold suspended in a storage buffer and the quantity is measured in Units (for example for EcoRI, one of the most common restriction enzymes, New England Biolabs defines 1 U as the amount required to digest 1 microgram of Lambda DNA in 1 hour at 37 degrees in a 50 microliter reaction).

I guess you could figure out the weight per U, but that's way to much effort and I'm not sure I could even find all the constants I'd need.

If we just approximate that 1 mL of resuspended enzyme is 1 g, 1 kg of enzyme+storage buffer (at 20 000 U/mL, which is about the standard stock concentration you'd usually buy) is 91 600 $ at catalog price.

For a more expensive enzyme like NotI the same approximation yields 1 128 000 $/kg

Similarly 1 kg of Phusion DNA polymerase in its storage buffer (also from NEB) is approximately 1 695 000 $.

All those prices are based on buying the largest volume offered on their site (since those usually save you about 20%) but not taking into account the preferential prizes labs usually negotiate.

Wow, that was way more effort than I was expecting. My 'joke' was that restriction enzymes are worth way, way more than their weight in gold (which is currently around $ 42500 per kg ). Luckily you don't need large volumes of restriction enzymes for experiments.

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Oct 9, 2012



First of all, I would assume they mean the dictionary definition of a meme, not the 'internet meme' meaning.

Then I still don't understand anything in that picture, but it sounds slightly less stupid.

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Oct 9, 2012




I think you meant to go right at the corner. This is the graphs thread. Here's the maps thread.

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



Not a bad graph, but one with funny implications.


Number of google searches in the United States for "km to miles".

In case you've been living under a rock, July 6th was the release date of Pokemon Go in the US. The egg hatching distances in the game are in kilometers.

Like someone commented: "Pokemon Go, reducing obesity and making people learn how to use proper units, all in one little app".

And what's interesting, the developer of the app is Niantic, an American company. They must've made a conscious choice to only show kilometer distances.

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Oct 9, 2012



AlphaKretin posted:

Japan uses kilometres, so it could have been dictated by Nintendo. Or even just consistency for an app that's going to have to work worldwide.

It's really not much work to build a toggle in the settings that allows you to switch the view to miles. The numbers wouldn't be round anymore but that isn't really a problem. But they specifically didn't do that.

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012




Wow, that's terrible. A clone bay doesn't have bad synergy with a teleporter, it's quite good, even without the reconstructive teleport. It allows you to take way more risks, and the experience loss can usually be mitigated.

Carbon dioxide
Oct 9, 2012



In my life, POC means "proof of concept". Hence, this graph confuses me.

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Oct 9, 2012




I noticed the nonsensical "year with highest/lowest fatalities" first. Then I noticed it shows a value for August this year which is obviously low. I thought I had seen the worst. THEN I noticed the right vertical axis goes below zero - and actually, both axes are showing the same measurement so why aren't they the same and AARGH

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Oct 9, 2012



Apparently it was made to 'prove' that weed is bad.

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Oct 9, 2012



Comfortably Numb.

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