## Thought Provoking Graphs

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Rob Lister
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I think we can do better. At least as good as Africa. Beating India is a noble goal.

Pyrrho
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Tesla Chargers, Stores, and Service Centers around the world

Interactive & details: https://media.thinknum.com/articles/the ... world-map/

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Pyrrho
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Of the following three commodities, which do you think the world produces the most of?

Grains of rice
Grains of wheat
Transistors

Answer here:
https://medium.com/fluxx-studio-notes/5 ... e483e6c816
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Witness
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Pyrrho wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:10 pm
[Pyrrho's UK cheeses map]
Interesting, but alas too small to be legible, so I found a bigger one: https://maps-uk.com/img/1200/map-of-britain.jpg

Most are unknown to me.

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Rob Lister
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That's pretty cool but $151k don't buy what it used to. We need a >$500k category.

Rob Lister
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:34 pm
Of the following three commodities, which do you think the world produces the most of?

Grains of rice
Grains of wheat
Transistors

Answer here:
https://medium.com/fluxx-studio-notes/5 ... e483e6c816
I knew with clicking what the answer was but I'm glad I clicked anyway. Cool page.

Abdul Alhazred
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Witness wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:55 am
Pyrrho wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:10 pm
[Pyrrho's UK cheeses map]
Interesting, but alas too small to be legible, so I found a bigger one: https://maps-uk.com/img/1200/map-of-britain.jpg

Most are unknown to me.
Blue Monday is a cheese!!??
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

Abdul Alhazred
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Witness wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:57 am
Very interesting, but I'd like to see another normed for difference in cost of living.

Also I suspect that New Jersey minus New York and Philadelphia metro areas is a lot more like West Virginia.
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:47 pm
I'd like to see
As always…

A Map of the World's Magnetic Anomalies

This map shows areas on the globe where there are disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field. Here, red indicates a stronger magnetic tug, and blue a weaker one (white lines are the edges of tectonic plates).

According to the Geological Survey of Finland, which created the map out of years of survey research:
This map is the first global compilation of the wealth of magnetic anomaly information derived from more than 50 years of aeromagnetic surveys over land areas, research vessel magnetometer traverses at sea, and observations from earth-orbiting satellites, supplemented by anomaly values derived from oceanic crustal ages. The objective is to provide an interpretive dimension to surface observations of the Earth's composition and geologic structure. Metamorphism, petrology, and redox state all have important effects on the magnetism of crustal materials.

The magnetic anomalies represented on this map originate primarily in igneous and metamorphic rocks, in the Earth's crust and possibly, uppermost mantle. Magnetic anomalies represent an estimate of the short-wavelenght (< 2600 km) fields associated with these parts of the Earth, after estimates of fields from other sources have been subtracted from the measured field magnitude. In most places the magnetic anomaly field is less than 1 per cent of the total magnetic field.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/a-map-of-the-wo ... es-5855702

Pyrrho
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Pyrrho
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

robinson
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Pyrrho wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:06 pm
So a Ferrari is a Smith.
♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ "

"Science and Mother Nature are in a marriage where Science is always surprised to come home and find Mother Nature blowing the neighbor."

♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

robinson
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That is damn fine trivia right there
♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ "

"Science and Mother Nature are in a marriage where Science is always surprised to come home and find Mother Nature blowing the neighbor."

♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

Witness
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Pyrrho wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Very interesting, thanks Pyrrho.

Small quibble with French Lefebvre, if one can believe etymologists it stems from Latin faber (as in Homo faber suae quisque fortunae – Every man is the artifex of his destiny) which meant a generic workman, later specialized to the most important workshop in the village, the smithy. So it is not part of the blue Ferrari/iron group.
There are many variants, Fèvre, Favre, Faure, Lefèvre ("the smith") written like Lefebvre is pronounced, and the strange Lefébure, a misunderstanding of "bv" in Lefebvre which was just a diacritical sign during the Middle Ages to mark the pronunciation "v" and not "u", as both were written "v". As did the Romans.

I first thought the Slavic Kovalyov (&c.) had something to do with horses (caballus) – important customers for a smith –, but it comes instead from a root meaning to hammer/beat.

Greek Sideras refers to iron too.

Pyrrho
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

Pyrrho
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.