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  • "2016’s Happiest States in America"

    https://wallethub.com/edu/happiest-states/6959/

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    • Originally posted by bad hammy View Post
      Another in a long line of benefits from recently moving to Eugene (but kinda far down the list): Obscuration: 99.289%
      I'll live in Eugene someday. Picked out a nice-looking nursing home while biking up Fox Hollow Drive during the OT. As long as they cart me over to Hayward whenever there's a meet....

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      • Originally posted by Merner521 View Post
        Here is a really cool map of the path of the total solar eclipse that will occur on Aug 21, 2017. http://bit.ly/1xuYxSu
        I read about that a few years ago. Near Casper, Wyoming is where we'll be headed.

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        • Excellent solar eclipse resource: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html

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          • Originally posted by DrJay View Post
            Excellent solar eclipse resource: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html
            T&F fans who love the numbers and stat side of our sport certainly must share an appreciation for the man behind all of NASA’s eclipse prediction mathematics, one Fred Espenak.

            Anyone who publishes a book called “Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses -1999 to 3000” must be cut from the same cloth as those of us who marvel at a 1,000-deep all-time performance list or a list of every 4-minute miler in history.

            It is based on his calculations that those interactive maps can show the precise time, magnitude and duration of the 2017 eclipse for every coordinate. He has produced maps and diagrams of every solar and lunar eclipse during the aforementioned 5,000 year span. Fun with maps indeed!

            http://eclipsewise.com/pubs/authorFE1.html

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            • Because I like astronomy one of my twitter follows is @earthsky - here is a story from today on there that talks about Fred Espenak and the dispute over this week's Harvest Moon and if it is a Supermoon or not. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essent...ampaign=buffer

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              • Originally posted by DrJay View Post
                Excellent solar eclipse resource: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/solar.html
                Amazing site- thanx, Jay

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                • This may be too lowbrow. On the other hand, they missed Coxsackie, NY.
                  http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/ame...rld-1786868086

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                  • That is very lowbrow, AyZiggy, which is probably why I like it so much

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                    • Originally posted by AyZiggy View Post
                      This may be too lowbrow. On the other hand, they missed Coxsackie, NY.
                      http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/ame...rld-1786868086
                      No, they didn't miss Coxsackie. It's on the complete list, which is linked to the second paragraph below the map.

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                      • Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                        That is very lowbrow, AyZiggy, which is probably why I like it so much
                        Second that. What arrested development delinquent (present!) wouldn't want to live in

                        Humptulips, WA
                        or
                        Dry Prong, LA
                        or
                        Pee Pee Township, Ohio
                        or
                        Floyd's Knob, IN

                        ?!

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                        • Mapping Life Expectancy.

                          http://www.societyhealth.vcu.edu/wor...xpectancy.html

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                          • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                            Mapping Life Expectancy
                            This was an interesting set of maps, but it raised some questions.

                            It appears life expectancies were based on local death records. So if, for example, one is born in New York, but retires to Florida and dies there at 90, thus showing up in the Florida death records but not New York's, doesn't that skew the data to make it appear Florida's life expectancy is greater?

                            Also, there is this strange statement in the methodology:
                            "The death and population counts for age groups with zero deaths were replaced with the corresponding county death and population counts."
                            In other words, if no one died in a particular age group in the years in question, we are going to pretend some did.

                            I am reminded of two notable flawed studies, one concluding that lefthanders had significantly shorter life expectancies, and one that firstborn children did better academically than second, second better than third, etc. It took awhile, but eventually both were debunked when their methods were corrected.
                            Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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                            • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                              Second that. What arrested development delinquent (present!) wouldn't want to live in

                              Humptulips, WA
                              or
                              Dry Prong, LA
                              or
                              Pee Pee Township, Ohio
                              or
                              Floyd's Knob, IN

                              ?!
                              that's amateur stuff... a few miles apart in Kentucky, not far from Cincinnati, you'll find Big Bone Lick State Park and Beaverlick.

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                              • all kinds of looks at Germany in an East vs. West point of reference 26 years after the Wall game down.


                                https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...src=nl_az_most

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