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1  Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Chatlog Thread on: Today at 05:52 pm
[02:50.22] <%ZachJ> there was a vice article a while ago about why pizza is actually bad, and it was so hipster I had to stop following vice
[02:50.36] <CatAstrophe> bad in what sense?
[02:50.51] <%ZachJ> imagine what an insufferable hipster would say about pizza
[02:50.53] <%ZachJ> it was that
[02:51.16] <norumaru> "I ate it before it was cool and buned the fuck out of my mouth"?
2  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: Do Randroids Dream of Objective Sheep? on: Today at 12:59 am

https://twitter.com/BigRedDreck/status/489968132971560960
3  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 21, 2014, 04:29 pm



Believers think that the world is warming and humans are at fault, Sympathizers believe the world is warming due to factors beyond human control, and Skeptics do not believe the world is warming.



Source: http://publicreligion.org/research/2014/11/believers-sympathizers-skeptics-americans-conflicted-climate-change-environmental-policy-science/
4  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 20, 2014, 11:55 pm
Intelligence is rated by trainability. A border collie can learn a new command in under 5 repetitions and will then obey the first time you give the command over 95% of the time. That makes them the smartest dog. The dumbest of dogs take 80-100 repetitions of a new command to learn what they are supposed to do and then will only obey the first time the command is given under 25% of the time.

I don't know dogs, so I don't know some of these dumb nicknames, I'm guessing a Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a staffy though, and those ones take 25-40 times repeating a new command to learn it, only obey a known command the first time it's given to them 50% of the time. That makes them ranked 49th of the dogs on that chart. A Siberian Husky is ranked 45th, basenji 79th.
5  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 20, 2014, 08:41 pm
I looked at the data, they made the ailments and costs scales be inverse scales, so they had to add them because low number of ailments were high numbers and high number of ailments were low numbers, same for costs.
6  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: Random pictures on: November 19, 2014, 10:58 pm
7  Forum / Science! and Sports / Re: The NHL 2014-2015 Hockey Thread on: November 19, 2014, 12:03 am
Hey, Buffalo beat the Sharks tonight 4-1, other funny happenings were Nashville beating Toronto 9-2.
8  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 18, 2014, 02:11 am
9  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 16, 2014, 08:39 pm

Flushing GPS trackers with web apps down toilets in St. Petersburg. Turns out most sewage in St. Petersburg doesn't get processed before being sent into the Baltic.
10  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 16, 2014, 08:31 pm

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Language families spoken at 3800 BC, 3000 BC, and 2200 BC.

Source is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54468704@N00 but I don't know what the methodology was at all. If you were to go a bit further on a whole bunch of these would die out too.

Here's what it is like today, in different color schemes:

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11  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 16, 2014, 08:14 pm

USA


Sweden

This is how income grew/shrank during expansions only so some of these time periods do not line up exactly with each other, but the point is that until recently boom times benefited all and now they seem to just go to the top.

Here's an article about it:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/09/25/how_the_rich_conquered_the_economy_in_one_chart.html
12  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 16, 2014, 06:17 am
13  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 14, 2014, 12:22 am

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The origin of the word for slave in various languages. The most common is from the old Roman slave trade that they got from south Slavic groups selling members of captured neighboring tribes. I do like the Finnish/Estonian words for slave being "Aryan" as well.

Polish isn't on the key, but the direct translation of the parts are "nie" meaning not- or un-, "wol" meaning will or willing, and "nik" being -er as in a job title like teacher or waiter. So the word in Polish directly translates as someone who does work against their will.
14  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 14, 2014, 12:17 am

Language map, circles touching are fully mutually intelligible, otherwise lines show how close the languages are. and colors show language families.
15  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 10, 2014, 04:53 pm
Everything about voting setups is done state-to-state so there are 50 different setups in the US not just 1, I used examples from some of the most extreme. I think we really need a free federal ID but we are a dumb country.

16  Forum / Dumbtown / Re: THE PRESIDENT OF VICE on: November 09, 2014, 03:00 am
17  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 09, 2014, 02:09 am
About a dozen classified Department of Defense missions, probably spy satellites, which had to be delivered to their orbits by NASA because there weren't any other rockets big enough to take them up except the Space Shuttle. There were earlier ones but the ones starting in 1988 the crews said were bigger and more dangerous than anything else they ever had to do. Then Hubble and Compton Gamma Ray telescope, Hubble then needed repairs. Then in 1993 production started on items for the International Space Station.
18  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 09, 2014, 12:30 am
19  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 08, 2014, 04:51 am
Not everyone in the US has photo ID, no. 11% of eligible voters do not have the required photo ID demanded by these laws. Keep in mind that there is no national ID available to every citizen except the passport and that all attempts to create a national ID were literally stopped by people arguing about the ID being the mark of the beast from the Bible's Book of Revelations. There are 4 forms of photo IDs valid for these laws, usually, a passport, a military ID, a driver's license (issued by the state you're voting in), or a free voter's ID. They can not be expired and usually not within 3 weeks of expiration either.

Most US residents don't require a passport because they can't afford to travel internationally anyway and $165 plus the time to apply is prohibitive if you're not going to be travelling. Most US citizens are not active military personnel. People too poor to own a car or people who live in cities where they don't need one often do not have a driver's license, why spend a full day getting one then pay $50 for it if you don't need it.

So the last one, that free voter ID. More than 10 million eligible voters live more than 10 miles from the nearest ID-issuing office without a public transport option to get them there. More than 1 million eligible voters are minorities born in the South pre-1964 where they were barred from white hospitals and as such do not have a birth certificate so will likely never meet the documentation requirements for a free ID. Free ID-issuing offices have limited hours, Wisconsin for example only issues IDs from their offices 10am until 4pm on the 5th Wednesdays of a month. This year that meant they were open for only 4 days, in January, April, July, and October. To top this off, studies showed that the average voter obtaining a free voter ID required $106 in fees for reissuing documents.

Here's a map showing the percentage of counties that are black vs. ID-issuing offices and the number of hours per week these offices are open. Crosshatched areas are especially egregious areas.


Same thing but in Texas showing percentage Hispanic vs. ID-issuing offices and number of hours per week these offices are open.


People who have out-of-state IDs can't vote, so an Ohio driver's license won't work to vote in Wisconsin, you'll need another form of ID. Your university photo ID won't work either, etc. it goes on and on. The types of IDs chosen are quite conspicuously things held less often by groups who tend to vote for Democrats. Gun license? That's valid for voting, counts as a photo ID even though there's no picture on it.

States have been actively blocking modernizing our registration and voter roll systems because these outdated systems we use make voting harder and take longer, and the harder it is to vote, the lower the turnout by the poor.
20  Forum / Sanctum Sanctorum / Re: Charts and Graphs thread on: November 07, 2014, 05:51 pm
Turnout isn't finalized yet, so it's gonna take a few weeks for the full data to be finished, but 33.9% overall turnout is the initial estimate. Nearly every state is down in turnout, but from what I've read, turnout in states with new Voter ID laws seem to have had a larger drop in turnout from last midterm than those that did not on average.


The biggest drop in turnout though was in heavily blue states disillusioned with Obama and statewide parties that tried to run even more moderate than him. California saw a 22.6% drop in turnout from 2010 from 44% to 21.4%, Washington was even more dramatic, 53.1% in 2010 to 28% this year, a 25.1% drop in turnout.
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