March 2nd, 2006


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2006/03/02 15:33:00 - Best Chart Ever?

Given an option of these two, which is the Best Chart Ever?

35(67.3%)
17(32.7%)

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userinfo ewx
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2006/03/02 15:56:39
#2 is brief giggle but I think #1 is both saying more and saying something quite interesting.
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userinfo geekette8
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2006/03/02 16:07:06
I agree.
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userinfo andrewwyld
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2006/03/02 16:02:36
I can't believe pirates is winning!  The x-axis isn't even to scale!
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userinfo tienelle
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2006/03/02 17:41:01
The x-axis switches direction in a couple of places...
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userinfo cartesiandaemon
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2006/03/02 16:31:02
#1 is lovely, but #2 two is just funnier! :)

#1 is interesting; but I always treat such things with doubt. It's true in spirit, but I find fairly often when scientist A says "If stars were only a few degrees warmer/colder, they wouldn't work" scientist B follows up with "But they're self-regulating because..." or vice-versa, so I don't have the feeling that our chance of existing is fully defined yet.
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userinfo ewx
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2006/03/02 18:44:02
There's supposed to be, what, six variables that control how the universe turns out? So what we really wanted was a six-dimensional equivalent of that chart. Or a lot of slices through it. Then we could see what shape the you-are-here bit really was - whether it really was small, or whether the section shown in that chart was just at a pinch point and moving along some of the other unshown axes would broaden it out a bit.
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userinfo rho
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2006/03/02 16:40:43
Both of them have their problems, but I had to vote for #1 because the lines on the pirate one seem to bear little to no resemblance to the numbers involved.
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userinfo mickat24
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2006/03/02 17:14:22
I had to say number 2, because it's just funny. But number one has a serious basis in physics, and I know a bit about what it's saying, therefore not quite as funny - though certainly awesome. I love the "completely unpredictable", and "here we are". :)

Hmmm, maybe I should've chosen 2.
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userinfo gfish
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2006/03/02 17:31:51
Pointed here by a friend. I'd like to submit an option three for review.
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