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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rigwarl » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:18 pm UTC

Really? http://howmanyofme.com/search/ shows that its statistically the 2397th most popular first name.

EDIT: Now I'm going through my Facebook and trying to find the most uncommon names, so far I've got Sterling and Marina which both rank about 1000th.

EDIT2: Ooh, found one that beats it! Vivian at 3176th.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ShootTheChicken » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:39 pm UTC

There are less than 1500 people in the United States with my first name.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whelan » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:56 pm UTC

I got less than 1563. Which seems oddly specific. Also, less than 2 USians with both my names.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:04 pm UTC

There are 4111 people in USA who have my full name (first and last, excluding middle names).

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:23 pm UTC

There are 9 people in the U.S. that share my first and last name.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:30 pm UTC

< 1 person in the US with my name.

With alternate spellings, I get 6±1
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Chuff » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:31 pm UTC

There are 15 of me. 11th most common first name, very uncommon last name.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby ShootTheChicken » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:34 pm UTC

It says there's one person with my exact name, but I'm going to assume that it's counting me as that 1 person...
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby DaBigCheez » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 pm UTC

Vieto wrote:There are 4111 people in USA who have my full name (first and last, excluding middle names).


You've got me beaten, I only had 3,716.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:57 pm UTC

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Vieto wrote:There are 4111 people in USA who have my full name (first and last, excluding middle names).


You've got me beaten, I only had 3,716.


John Smith wipes the floor with the both of you, with an army of 45,000 namesakes.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:16 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
DaBigCheez wrote:
Vieto wrote:There are 4111 people in USA who have my full name (first and last, excluding middle names).


You've got me beaten, I only had 3,716.


John Smith wipes the floor with the both of you, with an army of 45,000 namesakes.

Yes, but he isn't on this forum to my knowledge, and I know more people with my name than John Smiths IRL (2, including me, and he went to my school and shared 2 of my classes and stole one of my exam marks :evil: )

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:46 pm UTC

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You, sir, name? wrote:
DaBigCheez wrote:
Vieto wrote:There are 4111 people in USA who have my full name (first and last, excluding middle names).


You've got me beaten, I only had 3,716.


John Smith wipes the floor with the both of you, with an army of 45,000 namesakes.

Yes, but he isn't on this forum to my knowledge, and I know more people with my name than John Smiths IRL (2, including me, and he went to my school and shared 2 of my classes and stole one of my exam marks :evil: )


Are you sure? There are 180,623 members. What are the odds at least one is an agent of the John Smith hivemind?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:58 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:
Vieto wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:
DaBigCheez wrote:
Vieto wrote:There are 4111 people in USA who have my full name (first and last, excluding middle names).


You've got me beaten, I only had 3,716.


John Smith wipes the floor with the both of you, with an army of 45,000 namesakes.

Yes, but he isn't on this forum to my knowledge, and I know more people with my name than John Smiths IRL (2, including me, and he went to my school and shared 2 of my classes and stole one of my exam marks :evil: )


Are you sure? There are 180,623 members. What are the odds at least one is an agent of the John Smith hivemind?

Well, I didn't mean in the history of the forum ever, I sort of meant active users, but lets see... Now, America has a population of 300 million, so roughly 0.015% of Americans are named John Smith. This means there are approximately 27 John Smiths in those 180000 accounts. Now, I don't think all of those accounts are active, but I suppose that even if there are only 10000 active users, then there are 1.5 John Smiths actively pa-rousing this forum

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ulc » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:16 pm UTC

Vieto wrote:Well, I didn't mean in the history of the forum ever, I sort of meant active users, but lets see... Now, America has a population of 300 million, so roughly 0.015% of Americans are named John Smith. This means there are approximately 27 John Smiths in those 180000 accounts. Now, I don't think all of those accounts are active, but I suppose that even if there are only 10000 active users, then there are 1.5 John Smiths actively pa-rousing this forum


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US data on population doesn't describe this board well, since it's international, and there's a large percentage of non-american users.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:57 am UTC

Ulc wrote:
Vieto wrote:Well, I didn't mean in the history of the forum ever, I sort of meant active users, but lets see... Now, America has a population of 300 million, so roughly 0.015% of Americans are named John Smith. This means there are approximately 27 John Smiths in those 180000 accounts. Now, I don't think all of those accounts are active, but I suppose that even if there are only 10000 active users, then there are 1.5 John Smiths actively pa-rousing this forum


ITT: Shitty assumptions are a being made.

US data on population doesn't describe this board well, since it's international, and there's a large percentage of non-american users.


That is true, but that would simply mean that there would be even less John Smiths.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Zarq » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:34 am UTC

There are also John Smiths who don't live in America.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby phlip » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:37 am UTC

Yes, but the proportions are likely to be different, especially in non-Anglo countries.

Also, remember that a large majority of the forum users are old spambots, most of which are not called John Smith.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:45 am UTC

Maybe John Smith programmed each and every one of them.

Actually, we meant to tell you, phlip. We, everyone on this forum but you, are all John Smith.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Samik » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:28 am UTC

He's right, Phlip.




I mean... I'm right.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Whelan » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:03 am UTC

I'm not Smith. I'm a Woman in a Red Dress.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:59 am UTC

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Vieto » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:06 am UTC

Hello John Smith. I, too, am John Smith. And this is my son, John SmithJr. We are all John Smith.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Aiea » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:06 am UTC

There are 1,240 of me, 2 of my husband (though I guess he isn't one of those since he's not in/from the US), and 3,652 of my son.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:05 pm UTC

There are only 29 people in the United States with the same first and last name as me. Neat.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:49 pm UTC

Huh. 24 people in the US with my name.

...

I suspect at least half of them are lying. But I guess having the 52nd first name and the 4344th surname will do that. (Apparently there's only 8,772 with my last name in the US. Huh.)

...

Oh, neat. My wife's unique.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Menacing Spike » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:00 pm UTC

I tried my name, family, a few friends. Absolutely everyone is at 1 of fewer.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Samik » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:14 pm UTC

Over 6,000 with my first and last.


But I knew that already. Honestly thought it would be higher - at least a half dozen of them lived in the town where I grew up.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby JBJ » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:35 pm UTC

Huh, 49 of me. A nationwide White pages phone search yields 52 results, so.... pretty close. What I find curious is that I've encountered two of my namesakes by chance.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Robert'); DROP TABLE *; » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:41 pm UTC

TIL: From here: "Despite being a notoriously bad driver, [Von Neumann] nonetheless enjoyed driving (frequently while reading a book)..."

I don't think I have anything to add, really. :P
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby rigwarl » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:00 pm UTC

phlip wrote:Yes, but the proportions are likely to be different, especially in non-Anglo countries.

However, remember that a large majority of the forum users are old spambots, most of which are called John Smith.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Decker » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:05 pm UTC

TIL Burger King has new french fries.
They're fucking awful.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:12 pm UTC

Decker wrote:TIL Burger King has new french fries.
They're fucking awful.

They've always been pretty awful.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Xeio » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:24 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:John Smith wipes the floor with the both of you, with an army of 45,000 namesakes.
Damn, 681,543 with my first name. :shock:

"Only" 150 with the same first and last though, and I've met one of them!

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:37 am UTC

Decker wrote:TIL Burger King has new french fries.
They're fucking awful.

There's reasons I've pretty much stopped ordering combos anywhere, ever. The fucking fries are always terrible. Hardee's and Rally's still have good ones, but... that's pretty much it.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Giant Speck » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:21 am UTC

I like Hardee's/Carls Jr's fries and Wendy's new fries. I hate Burger King's fries (though, I avoid that entire place like the plague, anyway) and don't care for McDonald's fries.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:19 pm UTC

I was half asleep most of the day, and my eyes were sore, dry and kinda bloodshot, and I couldn't seem to focus on anything. So I dug out my old reading glasses. Wore them for a day when I was reading stuff, and all of that went away.

So TIL: I need glasses.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby emceng » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:28 pm UTC

McDonald's has good fries, as well as Arby's and surprisingly, Long John Silver's. I don't eat at enough other fast food places to rate theirs. Culver's aren't really that good either, but I always get cheese curds instead though. Man, wish there was a fast food place that served battered instead of breaded cheese curds.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Torvaun » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:58 pm UTC

22 of me. Also, Culver's has the best fries.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Shivahn » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:15 am UTC

There are one or fewer people in the US with my name. Whoo!

Last name is on the order of 25,000th most popular. That is very unpopular!

Over 99.9% of the people with my first name are male. I'll show you, trend!


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