Icarus
GOLD Member since Sep 2003

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Posted:Anyone seen this before? I understand it is not entirely accurate (how could it be?) but it certainly makes you think.

http://www.poodwaddle.com/worldclock.swf

Feel free to tell me it is bogus - t'would be a relief. And I did do a search ubbloco

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Posted:?????
what??


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:do you mean this
http://www.poodwaddle.com/clocks2.htm


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Icarus
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Posted:I guess. The first link works for me. When I follow the one you gave me it all jumbles up?

Strange
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Posted:Seems nicely done.

Unfortunately, some of it seems mildly misleading.

What could the statistic for STD/HIV/AIDS mean?

I could see having a 'total std' which included HIV, but AIDS is a bit redundant? Misleading? Confusing?

I guess they say it's just a compliation of other resources so any controversy would be just passed along.

I am slowly becoming allergic to random data. Especially when out of context data is used to prove a point.


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Icarus
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Posted:Agreed. I still got a 'holy sh*t' sinking feeling while i was watching the numbers climb though. Interesting if its completely bogus... bloody terrifying if its at all accurate.
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shocked_prawn
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Posted:it would be very difficult to count incidents of certain medical desieases without acess to global medical records, so im not sure about all that.
but i wouldnt be suppirse if the births/deaths marriages bit isnt too far off.


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Mynci
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Posted:it's non-committal mean (average) data spread across whichever time scale you choose. although not acurate I do think for SOME of the information it gives you a fair estimation on how often a particular thing occurs. like road accidents, makes you think a bit more about "it'll never be me" to "wow it COULD be me" obviously not accurate but definately though provoking.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Posted:Guess the clock runs on average informations per year... Global medical records (I suppose) are distributed by many NGO's and the WHO... But counting the odds should one make feel lucky and blessed for every day that we spend healthy and without harm.

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JauntyJames
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Posted:I don't see it as all that ominous. Just remember to put everything over 6.6 billion and it seems a whole lot smaller. Erm... except for the earth temperature and oil pumped stats. Those are scary things.

However, I'm also a little bemused by the STD statistic. Why is it smaller than the HIV/AIDS only stat?


-James

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Icarus
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Posted:It was the oil and temp that made my jaw drop...

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:I am a little cynical about it...but if it's accurate, the extinct species is pretty shocking

I'm scared to look at it for too long in case it goes up


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Posted:It's based on yearly statistics.

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Posted:Wow, that made me feel very mortal and insignificant at the same time. Watching the earth temperature rise was what really got me, I was looking for the pause button and there wasn't one to be had.

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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