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JCC Terr's Interesting Map Thread (Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Terr_Mys, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle SWC Muggles Draft Commissioner star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    All that red :(

    I'm surprised that Oregon is the only non-dark blue to recognize marriages performed elsewhere- I had figured that was more prevalent.
     
  2. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  3. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like that everything has a translation, with root words and everything, and then you get to the Basque term, and it's just, "Basque." "It's a Basque word. Other than that, who the hell knows?"
     
  4. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    So, I think the takeaway here is that in four of those countries, there's not even an oblique reference to Jesus or religion.
     
  5. Yoda_S

    Yoda_S Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

    This is an interactive web version of the original atlas that was published in 1932. The original contained almost 700 maps covering a broad range of subjects. It has some really cool stuff to look at and play around with.
     
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  6. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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  7. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I didn't even know they had that many singles.
     
  9. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    Shouldn't Waterloo be the most popular song in Belgium? heuheueeuheheuheuehueh
     
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  10. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  11. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    "Forgottonia"? *snicker*
     
  12. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Journal entries from 18th and 19th century ship's logs plotted:
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  13. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  14. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Concerning the storms & freezing temps that so much of the (continental) U.S. is presently going through: the areas in purple there have a 90% chance of having temperatures at or below 32 degrees (F) on January 7th. Holy ****!. Thank goodness for our beautiful, consistent pleasant & sunny climate here in SoCal.
     
  15. darth-calvin

    darth-calvin Jedi Master star 2

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    Its an impressive storm system for the country as a whole, but I'm sick of all the media drama being associated with it in Minnesota. The temps are no worse than we ever get each winter and it was actually colder at the end of last week (when my water pipes froze). Its not even close to record lows for many parts of the state.
     
  16. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Difference between solar time and standard time:

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    To put it simply, in green areas, the sun rises and sets earlier than in red areas at the same latitude.

    Areas that observe Daylight Saving Time will largely shift into the red during that period.

    As someone who lives in a "green" area - although I dislike coming home from work in the dark during the winter, I am very happy about the fact that I never have to wake up in the dark. That's much harder for me.
     
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  17. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Fixed.

    I think... :p
     
  18. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    LOL at China. Equality by fiat does not have to entail cramming your entire country into one time zone.
     
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  19. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    You made me think for a second, but nope, it's latitude. :p

    Areas on the same longitude that have the same colour are still going to have different daylight durations depending on how far they are from the equator. For example, the green areas of Sweden are going to have later sunrises and earlier sunsets during the winter compared to equally green areas of Poland or Libya (which are in the same solar time zone, but less affected by the Earth's seasonal tilt).

    The colour only becomes meaningful when you compare places at the same latitude, where the Earth's tilt does not make a difference in daylight duration. Points at the exact same latitude with the exact same colour shading will have the same sunrise and sunset times (DST notwithstanding).
     
  20. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apparently people in western China operate on both "official time" and "local time." How that works in practice, I've no idea.

    Also, the border from China to Afghanistan is the biggest time zone jump in the world - a 3.5 hour difference.
     
  21. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    **** Tibet and Xinjiang, I say. It's 10 am when the sun rises and they damn well better like it.
     
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  22. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Yeah, you're right, my mistake. :p I was thinking of the daylight durations, which are of course independent of the time zones.
     
  23. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Really, two hours of solar difference doesn't seem that bad in exchange for keeping your entire country on the same schedule--especially when we arbitrarily change the time by one hour in the US for no practical reason at all.
     
  24. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  25. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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