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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Giz » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:20 pm

ed wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:I thought that this one might actually be "food for thought":

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Basically electricity demand in the US has been pretty much flat for the last decade. Although there is a dip in '09 that corresponds to a dip in GDP.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... -utilities
Thanks to a combination of greater energy efficiency, outsourcing of heavy industry, and customers generating their own power on site, demand for utility power has been flat for 10 years, and most forecasts expect it to stay that way. The die was cast around 1998, when GDP growth and electricity demand growth became “decoupled”
Shows the transition to a service economy.
Or green power, fluorescent bulbs etc.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by ed » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:24 pm

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:46 pm

ed wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:I thought that this one might actually be "food for thought":

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Basically electricity demand in the US has been pretty much flat for the last decade. Although there is a dip in '09 that corresponds to a dip in GDP.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... -utilities
Thanks to a combination of greater energy efficiency, outsourcing of heavy industry, and customers generating their own power on site, demand for utility power has been flat for 10 years, and most forecasts expect it to stay that way. The die was cast around 1998, when GDP growth and electricity demand growth became “decoupled”
Shows the transition to a service economy.
Some of that plus the use of LED by consumers.
https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2017 ... ouseholds/

Flat steel and pulp manufacturing (Trump will fix that!11!, or not).

But just-you-wait until electric cars become common.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:32 am

Rob Lister wrote:the use of LED by consumers.
I replaced all my fluorescent bulbs with LEDs (and some remaining, seldom used, traditional ones) now that they have standard sizes and are dirt cheap. My electricity consumption dropped enough to get me a congratulations (snail) mail from the company, and a rebate on my bill.
Yeah, we roll that way. 8)

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:30 am

Witness wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:the use of LED by consumers.
I replaced all my fluorescent bulbs with LEDs (and some remaining, seldom used, traditional ones) now that they have standard sizes and are dirt cheap. My electricity consumption dropped enough to get me a congratulations (snail) mail from the company, and a rebate on my bill.
Yeah, we roll that way. 8)
A few years ago I was against buying LED's because the price was still too high. We had a thread about them.
http://skepticalcommunity.com/forums/vi ... bs#p715320
They're right to buy now. I have a few. Almost no incandescents left but I keep one in the din table lamp because I prefer it for reading.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:59 am

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:14 am

↑ That made me howl with laughter (shouldn't: we're doomed)!

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:25 pm

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https://www.informationisbeautifulaward ... s-of-crime
This dashboard explores crime rate statistics for the 50 states in the US from 1960 - 2012. Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Website.
I'm not too happy with the linear regressions /population on the right. And the grain of the timescale is unclear.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:01 pm

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:23 pm

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Somebody spent five whole minutes coming up with the "concept" before handing it off to a committee to decide the details.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Details. They hate Congress equally. :mrgreen:

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:24 am

↑ A good read:

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About, among others, Baron Roman Nicolaus Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg:

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:58 pm

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:35 am

Pyrrho wrote:Image
I notice there was no "J" in the Roman alphabet. I also seem to recall that in Russian, the "Joseph" in Joseph Stalin is actually spelled "Iosif". So the "I" in the Russian alphabet also serves as a "J". :notsure:
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Grammatron » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:00 am

You recall correctly.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:22 am

Cool. So I assume that means the Russian alphabet derives from the same roots. Seems to share some of the characters with Greek too. So maybe it split off from either ancient Greek or ancient Latin at some point. But also some of the letters look like the Roman ones.
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Post by Witness » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:24 am

And in Polish Andrzej Wajda is pronounced like Andre(i) Vaida.

Latin classically made no distinction between u and v, so you can write virum, virvm or uirum (the last being trendy now, which annoys me, being used to the first form). There is an anecdote about that, kinda proof that u and v sounded the same:
Wikipedia wrote:Licinius Crassus took ship for Syria despite the ominous call of a fig-seller – "Cauneas!" ("Caunean figs!"), which might be heard as "Cave ne eas!" ("Beware, don't go!") – and was killed on campaign.
And we know the sound of Latin u from their name for this bird, upupa:

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:34 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Cool. So I assume that means the Russian alphabet derives from the same roots. Seems to share some of the characters with Greek too. So maybe it split off from either ancient Greek or ancient Latin at some point. But also some of the letters look like the Roman ones.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glagolitic_script

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