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[RD] Daily Graphs and Charts

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Winner, Dec 22, 2011.

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  1. metatron

    metatron unperson

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    The Atlantic has this graph (apparently the same study):

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    Uh, that's big! Here you can see it in readable size.

    So how exactly does this add up?
    And since when is it acceptable to reference stuff uploaded to the den of crazies?
     
  2. metatron

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    While we are at it...

    PBS had this graph:

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    I sympathise and i'm sure the jist of the graph may be fine. But there's an obvious problem here: The "all" for "white on black" is outside the range given by the two subsets. That should, like, not happen. Meaning somebody screwed this up.
    And of course i got to see the graph on Chris Hayes' ( :mischief: ) show the same day.

    Has this been debated in US media (i'm thinking like conservative media hysterically crying foul, PBS issueing a correction - that sort of thing)?
     
  3. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I'm confused as to what those numbers even mean.
     
  4. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    I see, thanks. I assume SYG = Stand Your Ground?
     
  5. SS-18 ICBM

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    Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces are a way of creating smooth surfaces in graphics modelling.
     
  6. Arwon

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    That's an interesting Australian result.
     
  7. dido

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    The EU is gonna submit to their Chinese overlords:run:
     
  8. metatron

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    On the contrary.
    Have a closer look at European (and Chinese) current accounts.
    You can easily make the time by reading one less piece about Greek protesters and the Fourth Reich by some Anglosphere "journalist".

    Anywho, more bad graphs:



    This one is basically fine. The thing is that it's not very useful. Without having comparable data on attitudes on war and US foreign policy in general it's a lot less informative than one would think.
     
  9. Algeroth

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    This one is fine. It tells what it needs to thell: That there is a wide gender gap on the dronestrikes. Its your and only your problem that you want to generalize some ideas about US foreign policy or what.
     
  10. Monsterzuma

    Monsterzuma the sly one

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    what does approve mean? approve its use as a substitute for sacrificing human lives in assaults that would happen anyway, or approve the attack when the alternative is nothing?

    anyway, yes or no on both depending on the severity of the threat being responded to, premptively or otherwise. dumb poll.
     
  11. metatron

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    :huh:

    The thing is that it's perfectly possible that women (more so than men) just disagree with warfare (or violent secret service activity or however you want to categorise) in general, but are in comparison less "not ok" with the drone strikes.
    The graph has no obligation to tell us that, but it would be neat to know.
    Very neat actually since i feel extremely comfortable to suspect (at the very least) that women in most or all of these countries disapprove of warfare and interventionist foreign policy more than men do. Of course what MZ said is likely quite crucial at that point, too.

    The most interesting information here is - consequently - how these two gender gaps compare.
    So, yeah, i'm blaming the graph for not being very interesting, not for not chastising US foreign policy enough (or whatever your strawman was supposed to be about exactly).

    In short:

    Spoiler :
     
  12. dido

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    Huh?:confused:

    I guess I should make myself clear. I am somewhat surprised that so many EU countries think China IS the world's superpower when she clearly isn't and probably won't be for at least another decade or two
     
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  17. metatron

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    It's a craze. Started in the early 90's, mostly in Germany. And if we're good at one thing it's exporting crazes. It's the thing most opinion pieces on the Eurocrisis fail to tell people, while they go on and on about how the fact that my grandfather played with bricks of paper is supposed to affect me (ignoring the question how this is supposed to convince, say the French).
    It's the unbeatable argument backing the whole thing: "Eat your peas or the Chinese will get your manufacturing and your kids'll have to go to public schools with mold in them."
     
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    As opposed to the current brilliant state of the buildings Germany's universities reside in?
     
  19. metatron

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    Shush! :D
     
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    "A recent slowdown in the upward march of global temperatures is likely to be the result of the slow warming of the deep oceans, British scientists said on Monday. Oceans are some of the Earth’s biggest absorbers of heat, which can be seen in effects such as sea-level rises, caused by the expansion of large bodies of water as they warm. Temperatures around the world have been broadly static over the past five years, though they were still significantly above historic norms, and the years from 2000 to 2012 comprise most of the 14 hottest years ever recorded. The scientists said the evidence still clearly pointed to a continuation of global warming in the coming decades as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere contribute to climate change."
     
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