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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by ceptimus » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
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If an island contains a large body of water having an island therein, is that an issland? An iisland? An islandland?
Vulcan point is a third-order island on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. There is a lake on Luzon named Taal Lake and this lake contains an island named Volcano Island, which, as its name implies has a volcano. The caldera of the volcano is filled with a lake, and that lake has the small island of Vulcan point.

There's another, bigger, third-order island in Canada - but the whole thing is buried under snow and ice for much of the year, so I think the Philippines one is better. :P

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:11 pm

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I live on the island of Great Britain, but I'm about a hundred miles from the sea, so it doesn't feel that much like an island. :-|
Unlike Rikers, where you can always see the water provided you can get close enough to a window. :)
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:47 pm

What's a "logistician" and why can't it be automated? Sounds like something that could be automated.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:48 am

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When an island gets too big, they call it a continent. Examples are Australia and Antarctica. Or if you want a *really* big island why not the Americas, or Asia-Africa-Europe.
Europe is just Asia's appendix.



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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by shemp » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Only two bars move much. Heart disease drops significantly, and unintentional injuries goes up about 60%. I wonder what could be causing that increase in fatal unintentional injuries?

*cough* guns *cough*?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:46 pm

Why? Are there more guns now than before?
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Post by shemp » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:19 pm

I have no evidence, I'm asking. Perhaps there's been a significant increase in banana peel slipping, dropped pianos or falls from bar stools?
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:14 pm

shemp wrote:
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I have no evidence, I'm asking. Perhaps there's been a significant increase in banana peel slipping, dropped pianos or falls from bar stools?
Selfie sticks and go pro.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:10 am

shemp wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Only two bars move much. Heart disease drops significantly, and unintentional injuries goes up about 60%. I wonder what could be causing that increase in fatal unintentional injuries?

*cough* guns *cough*?
Drug overdoses.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:18 am

Cocaine is the most interesting one there. What happened in 2006 and 2012. It looks like the U.S. squashed some primary illicit source and another sprang up 2012.

I suppose the slight fall in methadone deaths makes sense; everybody that might have died from it during addiction treatment never made it to treatment.

The U.S. sales restrictions on ephedrine and pseudoephedrine in the manufacture of appears to have done absolutely nothing.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:04 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
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The U.S. sales restrictions on ephedrine and pseudoephedrine in the manufacture of appears to have done absolutely nothing.
I would say it accomplished exactly what is was supposed to accomplish, but that graph has nothing to do with it.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:10 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:18 am
The U.S. sales restrictions on ephedrine and pseudoephedrine in the manufacture of appears to have done absolutely nothing.
I would say it accomplished exactly what is was supposed to accomplish, but that graph has nothing to do with it.
I'm not that cynical. I attribute it to incompetence. Which is still pretty cynical, I suppose.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:53 am

Make an informed choice:

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by shemp » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:32 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:10 am
shemp wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Only two bars move much. Heart disease drops significantly, and unintentional injuries goes up about 60%. I wonder what could be causing that increase in fatal unintentional injuries?

*cough* guns *cough*?
Drug overdoses.

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Post by xouper » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:11 am

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USSR ecosystems:

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It would seem there's been a change over the years in UFO design.
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