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

  1. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    I need to check my free bus ride privilege.

    "Percentage of Passengers Who Were Allowed to Ride for Free, by Ethnicity"


    "Percentage of Passengers Who Were Allowed to Ride for Free, by Ethnicity and Attire"
     
  2. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    In the 16th and 17th centuries in England rich people had more (surviving) children than poor people, an exact opposite of current situation.

    From Nicholas Wade, "A Troublesome Inheritance...", New York 2014:



    Selection in England of the 16th - 17th centuries promoted successful rich people with middle class values to have more surviving children.

    Dmitriy Belayev carried out such an experiment on rats, breeding two groups of initially similar rats under different selective pressures over a relatively short time. The result were two behaviorally different groups of rats - one group of much tamer "domesticated" rats and one of much fiercer "barbaric" rats:

     
  3. Arwon

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  4. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    There are three easy steps to achieve equality in in this case:

    1) Prohibit all Whites from wearing suits.
    2) Recruit all Black males to the military.
    3) Remove White males from the military.

    :deal:

    Also, make military uniforms look like suits, even more elegant.
     
  5. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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  6. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    Can confirm was allowed to ride for free a couple of times I didn't have money.
     
  7. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    I find that very strange. When I used to travel a lot on buses, it simply never occurred to me to try and get on a bus if I didn't have any money. I remember walking miles and miles on account of this from time to time.
     
  8. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    What I did was ask this lady who always did the same route I did for a euro to pay for a single ticket. I gave it back to her. She int expect it because she was always too busy reading A Song of Ice and Fire to realise we always hopped on and off the bus at the exact same stops.
     
  9. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    This is an example of 'Gerrymandered' voting districts:

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    Now you can see why some states go to particular candidates.
     
  12. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    I could. If I knew what I was looking at. Apart from, presumably, the red bits indicating predominately republican voting areas.
     
  13. JohannaK

    JohannaK Careless Whisperer

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    I can see one that seems to follow a line straight to the centre of Florida, but no idea where the others are. (Straight is not the right word, however)
     
  14. SS-18 ICBM

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    Making roads safer by putting drivers on the defensive through dynamism in signage


    "School crossing signs in the U.S., Poland, and Russia (The Journal of Consumer Research)"


    "Low-dynamism and high-dynamism warning signs (The Journal of Consumer Research)"
     
  15. Fr8monkey

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    You can see the info here.
     
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    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Funding for International Tobacco Control, 1990-2011

    Data: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Chart: Council on Foreign Relations

    Estimated Prevalence of Daily Smoking, 1980-2012

    Journal of the American Medical Association
     
  18. Domen

    Domen Misico dux Vandalorum

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    They also reflect actual behaviour of children in each of these countries, for sure!
     
  19. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I love this.
     
  20. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    The sad thing about the not having the cash for busses and tubes is that it has been changed by con-beggars. When I was a wee lad in the early 90's people helping out when someone was a little short was fairly normal. I even saw a guy pay for most of a ticket to hurry a woman searching through a vast handbag. The about 2000 suddenly there were loads of people faking it. When you see the same woman crying at the same bus stop with the same story twice in the same week it really blows the deal for everyone who genuinely has lost their purse or whatever.
     

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