1138: "Heatmap"

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby AlexanderRM » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:44 pm UTC

Valtiel wrote:...So why is San Antonio on the furry porn map but not either of the other two?


I'm pretty sure it's because all 3 maps are hand-drawn. The point is that the company is trying to claim that two or more demographics correlate, when the maps actually show nothing.




mikrit wrote:One can use a cartogram, based on population density, as background map.
I love cartograms.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/ ... artograms/


Augh. @ the commentary on #3: THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

Countries like India and China are densely populated BECAUSE, on average, their land is more fertile than Russia or Canada, thus they can support a larger population.
A better map might be a map of population per *arable* land or per food production, or something of the sort (pop. per land-based production?) although I'm not sure how you'd distort that- maybe just color-coded with a regular map projection.




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SmoothBlade wrote:Being a furry myself I should note that not all furries are into furry porn, and not all of furry porn is viewed exclusively by furries.

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Hee. That was perfect. Excellent example of how someone would actually put this type of map to use.

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby qazwart » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:13 am UTC

MRiddickW wrote:I think my favorite part of this is the red blip for furry porn in the San Antonio, Texas area that doesn't show up in the other maps.


That could be Austin – as in the official city motto, "Keep Austin Weird".

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:28 am UTC

Airbard wrote:
asdfzxc wrote:I don't want to think about the implications of the last map being just as hot as the other two.

Actually, I think its "hotter" than the other two.

Indeed. Sex + fursuit = heat stroke. (Especially in Texas.)
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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Someguyfromcrowd » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:58 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Airbard wrote:
asdfzxc wrote:I don't want to think about the implications of the last map being just as hot as the other two.

Actually, I think its "hotter" than the other two.

Indeed. Sex + fursuit = heat stroke. (Especially in Texas.)


Actually, I'm pretty sure the equation would just be fursuit = heatstroke

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby mfb » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:56 pm UTC

There are also a lot of global versions of this map showing traffic to English-language websites which are indistinguishable from maps of the location of internet users who are native English speakers.

Something we should change!

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Oktalist » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:44 am UTC

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This is a map of the world where the area of each country illustrates that country's area.
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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby ruurdjan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:47 am UTC

Oktalist wrote:This is a map of the world where the area of each country illustrates that country's area.

No, it isn't. Mercator isn't area-true.

'This is a map of the world where the area of each country reflects the relative area that country has in a Mercator Projection.' :)

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Idhan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:53 am UTC

ruurdjan wrote:
Oktalist wrote:This is a map of the world where the area of each country illustrates that country's area.

No, it isn't. Mercator isn't area-true.

'This is a map of the world where the area of each country reflects the relative area that country has in a Mercator Projection.' :)


Oktalist's map is not an equal area projection, but it's also definitely not Mercator. I think it's Robinson, but I'm not sure.

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Oktalist » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:03 pm UTC

I thought of adding "inb4 no it's not because projection blah" but it would have detracted from my point. :P
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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby orthogon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:06 pm UTC

Oktalist wrote:I thought of adding "inb4 no it's not because projection blah" but it would have detracted from my point. :P


You could have just used the Peters, but then Randall would hate you.
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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby jay35 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:38 pm UTC

Does he read the forum threads?

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby orthogon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:58 pm UTC

jay35 wrote:Does he read the forum threads?

Yes, and he posts too. In fact, apart from you and me, all the other participants are aliases belonging to Randall.
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Angelastic » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:05 pm UTC

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jay35 wrote:Does he read the forum threads?

Yes, and he posts too. In fact, apart from you and me, all the other participants are aliases belonging to Randall.

It's true! I'm Randall, and so is my wife.
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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby orthogon » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:56 am UTC

Angelastic wrote:It's true! I'm Randall, and so is my wife.

Nice try, but I know for a fact that your wife is Spartacus. And you're not Randall, you're a very naughty boy.
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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Evadman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:09 pm UTC

Someguyfromcrowd wrote:Actually, I'm pretty sure the equation would just be fursuit = heatstroke

As someone who spent 10 hours in a Smokey the Bear suit on a 92 degree day, I can confirm this. I can also confirm that when a parent walks up to you and laughingly says "just grin and bear it" about the heat as you are teaching their kids, that the punch to their face in the suit does knock them over. Lastly, I can confirm that watching your dad get beat up by Smokey the Bear on a 92 degree day is a great memory to have as a kid.

Kid wrote:"How was my weekend? My dad got beat up by a bear! It was awesome!"


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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Patashu » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:34 am UTC

Angelastic wrote:
Patashu wrote:This is something that bothers me a lot too, for lots of kinds of statistics. For instance youtube offers a service where you can see how many people watch your video to certain points in time in the video. But looking at it I can't help but think - so, what is the curve like on average? Is this normal or bad? With just one data point and no average to compare to I have no clue.
And then you click on 'Relative audience retention' and you all live happily ever after?


Oh, that's cool :D

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby addams » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:04 am UTC

Evadman wrote:
Someguyfromcrowd wrote:Actually, I'm pretty sure the equation would just be fursuit = heatstroke

As someone who spent 10 hours in a Smokey the Bear suit on a 92 degree day, I can confirm this. I can also confirm that when a parent walks up to you and laughingly says "just grin and bear it" about the heat as you are teaching their kids, that the punch to their face in the suit does knock them over. Lastly, I can confirm that watching your dad get beat up by Smokey the Bear on a 92 degree day is a great memory to have as a kid.

Kid wrote:"How was my weekend? My dad got beat up by a bear! It was awesome!"


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What a funny story.
Insanity; Seconary to heat stroke and reality.

What were you thinking? I'm a miserable adult in a suit that is heavy and looks happy.

Poor you. Funny, funny story.
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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby Nagev » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:02 pm UTC

Hi to all, dudes!

I've just checking the un-updated Trendnet Cams' map and it was familiar to me... It does match in the comic's map!

Greetings from the north of Spain.

(I'd post the link, but the forum thinks I'm a spammer)

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby racemaniac » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:13 pm UTC

Couldn't stop thinking of this cartoon when i saw the following map also printed in a recent new scientist issue:
https://www.theguardian.com/news/databl ... e-fall-map

what a coincidence most meteorites fall down in europe & north america :p
must be the weight of all the people there pulling them down :p

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Re: 1138: "Heatmap"

Postby GlassHouses » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:14 am UTC

racemaniac wrote:Couldn't stop thinking of this cartoon when i saw the following map also printed in a recent new scientist issue:
https://www.theguardian.com/news/databl ... e-fall-map

what a coincidence most meteorites fall down in europe & north america :p
must be the weight of all the people there pulling them down :p

There's a lot more than population density showing up in that map. In fact, it doesn't seem that population density is even a major factor.

China, for one, seems woefully under-represented, considering it has more people than all of Europe combined. Australia, on the other hand is over-represented, considering its population is less than one-tenth of that of the United States.

And what about all that redness in the Sahara? Who the hell lives there?

My guess: that map shows a function that is positively correlated with population density, scientific sophistication and aridity. With population density being the least important component, and aridity the most important, presumably because small rocks falling from the sky take longest to get covered by sediment or vegetation in deserts.


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