I would predict the coming election to be a 🌶🌶🌶🌶 election.
Fun Wikipedia game to play: guess the article by its Table of Contents.
I made a chart of Pokémon caught, distance walked, and battles won (as given in friend profile stats) of 157 Pokémon Go trainers: my 156 Pokémon Go Friends of Ultra level or higher plus me.
I had 90040 Pokémon caught, 6661 kilometers walked, and 40959 battles won as of making this, so my bubble lies under a large stack of bubbles in the middle.
What if the world had a representative body among the countries that operated on the apportionment rules of the US House of Representatives?
The following map shows the distribution of representatives to UN-recognized countries from running the Huntington-Hill algorithm for an assembly of 1650 representatives. (I arrived at 1650 via scaling extrapolation from the number of entities represented (not population) for the US House.) Each representative represents approximately 4.7 million people.
Slightly less than half the world’s countries get allotted 1 representative. Taiwan is not recognized by the UN, but Taiwan would have 5 representatives upon inclusion. Hong Kong, if included, would have 2 representatives.
These reduced numbers could be helpful for remembering ballpark relative populations of countries.
The Interstate Highway System, the US Highway System, and the California State Highway System are all systems in which (primary) highways are numbered with odd numbers if they are north-south routes and even numbers if they are east-west routes. In many schemes, though, there are exceptions, and parity of highway number is no exception. In the below chart, I color each highway in these systems green if the parity of the highway number correctly tells the highway’s dominant orientation, and red if it fails to.
Note that I didn’t bother to indicate this for Interstate and US highways numbered above 99 and 101 respectively, as those numbers are explicitly reserved for a different numbering schematic. I also parenthesized several highways to indicate similar and other reasons the highways shouldn’t be counted in this analysis.
I also chose to use “SN” and “WE” to indicate highway direction, contrary to the English-established phrases “north-south” and “east-west” to instead reflect the direction of conventional mileage indication and exit numbering.
Continue reading “Highway System Directional Orientation Exceptions”
This map colors the 68 US congressional districts for which the representative of the district has already endorsed a candidate for the upcoming Democratic primary election. It does not include endorsements for candidates that have received congressional endorsements but have already dropped out of the race, of which there were three: Jay Inslee, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Eric Swalwell.
This map was created using mapchart.
(update to this post, factoring in the change in my opinions over the past three months)
- Bernie Sanders (=)
- Tulsi Gabbard (=)
- Jay Inslee (dropped out) (=)
- Mike Gravel (dropped out) (=)
- Elizabeth Warren (=)
- Cory Booker (+5)
- Andrew Yang (-1)
- Amy Klobuchar (=)
- Michael Bennet (+4)
- Steve Bullock (+2)
- John Hickenlooper (dropped out) (-1)
- Joe Biden (-3)
- Seth Moulton (dropped out) (+1)
- Kamala Harris (-7)
- Tom Steyer (new)
- John Delaney (+2)
- Tim Ryan (-1)
- Joe Sestak (-1)
- Wayne Messam (+2)
- Bill de Blasio (dropped out) (=)
- Julian Castro (-2)
- Eric Swalwell (dropped out) (+2)
- Marianne Williamson (=)
- Kirsten Gillibrand (dropped out) (-2)
- Beto O’Rourke (=)
- Pete Buttigieg (=)
Not too bad of a distribution of dropping out correlating with my dispreference, but not too good either.