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The best Denny's locations to see the total solar eclipse [OC]

The best Denny's locations to see the total solar eclipse [OC]

Coincidence that the international headquarters for Denny's in Spartanburg, SC is in the path of totality? I think not.

They must have one hell of a good lobby

The one I see on here had a ton of great memories. I was asked to leave because they were going to call an ambulance on my drunk ass for my 25th birthday.

I've seen a college student-alcoholic pee all over their lobby after $.75 wells.

Two years of recruiters reaching out to me via LinkedIn [OC]

Two years of recruiters reaching out to me via LinkedIn [OC]

It's interesting that you have a lot of recruiters just saying a company name. My husband gets a lot of contact from finance recruiters who say everything but the company name-- they'll say it's fortune 500 or say who founded it, but not the name itself. We guess they are trying to avoid the person applying directly and bypassing the recruiter.

Funny enough, they don't realize that you can paste the description into Google and get pretty accurate results on the company. I think this practice needs to stop

As required by the rules I note that the data was collected manually from the LinkedIn messaging history and the tool used is MS Excel (lazy Sunday).

Later Edit: I actually thought that the LinkedIn Premium was really useful and recommended it to my friends as I got recruited during the short time I had it active. Looking at the plot now, it seems that it wasn't the case; the number of reaches actually decreased. It's probably usually the case that you buy Premium when you want to make a career change and in that time you'll switch from saying a polite "thanks, but no thanks" to a "I want to hear more" when contacted by a recruiter. As such, you'll actually go to interviews and get the job and think that Premium helped.

After some time and experience you won't even need to google the job description to find the company. My field is a small world, and you hear about openings before recruiters start hunting

Number of Subscribers by State Subreddit [OC]

Number of Subscribers by State Subreddit [OC]

I'd like to see this as % of population

From OP:


According to data from early submission, posted by /u/epickillerpigz: 

http://i.imgur.com/uXvGs51.png

(subscribers per 1000 people)

From OP:

According to data from early submission, posted by /u/epickillerpigz:

(subscribers per 1000 people)

As a Vermonter, I KNEW we wasted more time per capita. So glad to see the proof.

Nevada is so low. But, then I saw that the two major cities (Las Vegas and Reno) have way more subscribers than the state subreddit. Makes sense given the huge distance between the two cities.

Word Usage in Sacred Texts

Word Usage in Sacred Texts

This is so neat. I wish Judaism and Christianity were separated. The Torah has a very, very low frequency of "Jesus"

It should be noted that none of these books were originally in English, so this is all based on some translation of the text. It really should have noted what translation was used for each of the texts. Because of this, it is difficult to compare something on the level of word usage since it is up to the translator to decide how words and phrases are translated and used; so it becomes more of a representation of the translator's proclivities.

I actually created this. And your point is a good one. The problem is that the old testament is part of the Christian Bible so excluding it might not be quite appropriate. Anyway I did a separate analysis on just the Bible if you'd like to see some of the differences http://www.kenflerlage.com/2016/12/word-analysis-bible.html

For instance, Allah is the Arabic word for God, but Arab Christians also cal their God Allah. But they're considered two separate words in English.

[OC] Comcast, AT&T, Charter, Verizon, and their trade organizations have spent more than $226 million on political contributions and lobbying since 2015.

[OC] Comcast, AT&T, Charter, Verizon, and their trade organizations have spent more than $226 mil...

This is an incredibly low price for control of the US democracy. For example, Bill Gates or Bezos could each match this spending for the next 100 years without dropping out of the current top 10 richest people list.

Congressmen are bribed lobbied for $20k-$50k each. It's amazingly cheap to buy results.

Also, let's be clear, they didn't pay for it. The consumers did with those non-descript fees for connections to free over the air broadcast channels, etc.

Edit. See the corporate lobbyists at work in the responses to my comment. The cord cutting is fake news guys, keep up the good work.

"Accept my bribe or I'll fund someone else in the next election who will". A fundamental issue with democracy.

How far you can drive in an hour on Friday night from major cities in the US

How far you can drive in an hour on Friday night from major cities in the US

Having lived/live in some of these places in the graphics I call bullshit. It takes longer than times listed here to get around at 4PM.

No offense but this is the whitest thing I've ever read.

Maybe so. But if I'm not in line to buy my artisan goats milk yogurt by 6:30am on Saturday, then it's not even worth the effort to take the top down on my vintage Saab 9000.

You literally cannot get out of Manhattan from downtown at rush hour in less than 1-2 hours.

Visualizing the Sudoku Connectivity Graph (More in comments section) [OC]

Visualizing the Sudoku Connectivity Graph (More in comments section) [OC]

Man, I feel like this is great, but I don't have a clue of what I'm looking at. :(

Can you provide me some context?

It's a graph that shows which squares in sudoku cannot contain the same number. Each square is linked to every other square that can't contain the same number. The colors of the lines display the reason why it can't be the same number, either because it is in the same row, the same column, or the same 3x3 box. The graph is then arranged in a circular pattern which mathematically is still the same graph.

Thanks for the excellent explanation! Does anyone else wish they could slow it down or pause it to get a better look at the intricacies? Great job op!

Here you have a randomly initialized grid where only the conflicts (the same digit in the same row/column/box) are shown.

http://imgur.com/a/l3Z9f

This graphic shows how late most Confederate monuments were put up.

This graphic shows how late most Confederate monuments were put up.

Couldn't the spike in monuments between 1900-1920 have been because that's when civil war veterans were dying? My great5 grandfather fought for the confederates as a young man. He died in 1908. Monuments to dead guys usually require them to be dead. They obviously declined in the 30s because of lacking funds. I do see a possible correlation between the civil rights movement in the 50s-60s. There seems to be a lot of schools being named in that period. I can see racism there. But the largest peak in monuments seems to be simply because after they died their children's generation raised monuments in their honor. I see the second klan emerged as the "invisible empire" around 1915, when monument erection was at a decline. I'd like to see graphs of monuments to other wars to see if there's a noticeable pattern to compare this too.

I'd like to see graphs of monuments to other wars to see if there's a noticeable pattern to compare this too.

Me too. Perhaps I'll try to create something similar later this week. It would make for an interesting comparison.

The better comparison would be to chart when monuments to Union soldiers were erected.

Fair point and somewhat doable.

Wheat Penny Distribution: My Collection vs mintage [OC]

Wheat Penny Distribution: My Collection vs mintage [OC]

Over the years I’ve acquired a fair number of wheat pennies. This graph shows how the distribution of the wheat pennies I own compares to how many were minted each year.

Some points of interest (for me at least):

The striking difference between the number of 1943 pennies minted and the number in my collection is probably due to the fact that they were minted in steel, since copper was needed for the war effort, that year making them more collectible and difficult to find. In 1922 no pennies were minted in Philly (only Denver). The relative gap between the number of coins I have and the number minted appears to generally be larger for the earlier dates. By the time I started collecting in the 2000s more of these older dates had been taken out of circulation, either by collectors or simply through decades of falling between seat cushions. The drop off in mintage from ‘31 - ’33 was a direct result of the Great Depression. Most of the variations in mintage correspond to changes in demand from some larger external factor in America or the world at that time. I only counted up the coins in my collection minted in Philadelphia (not Denver or San Francisco). As such, the mintage values provided are only for the Philadelphia mint. Also, I live on the east coast and the majority of the coins I find are from Philadelphia anyway.

I hope some of you find this as interesting as I do!

Made with Excel. Data source: personal observation of my coin collection and mintage values from http://lincolncents.net/lincoln-cent-mintages/

Not just regular old 1943 pennies (which from the Philadelphia mint are worth anywhere from $1.40-$90 depending on the condition of penny you are looking for). The super super expensive ones you mentioned are copper-alloy pennies (only 40 in existence). These were made on accident as the penny presses were switching over to the wartime steel pennies.

Source: am also a penny collector

1955 seems to be another outlier. Do you have any ideas why you have so many more 1955 pennies than you would expect to have?

There is a valuable error for that year so people want 1955 rolls/bags to look for the error. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-DOUBLE-DIE-OBVERSE-DDO-LINCOLN-1c-CENT-PCGS-MS64RB-/201966291734?has...

How many kisses when greeting a friend in France by region?

How many kisses when greeting a friend in France by region?
How many kisses when greeting a friend in France by region?

I didn't know this when I moved from a two-kiss region to a three-kiss region. It would be like moving and all of a sudden everyone shakes your left hand - it was very disorienting at first!

This map is outdated. I lived in Calvados and Sarthe and it's only 2 kisses. But it's true for south-departments

United States citizen here. If I tried to greet someone by kissing them, I would probably get punched. Cultural discrepancies like this are always really cool to me.

It's crazy how a hug is considered super intimate in Europe while cheeky kisses are normal, and in the US it's the opposite. Also body contact, the US women appear to apply their hands on your arm super fast when they laugh. I was very disoriented during my American trip for these reasons, and also aroused by almost every girl I've met.

Like MATE SHE TOUCHED MY ARM AND THEN HUGGED ME.

In your case she was just saying goodbye like to a friend, nothing more.

Try one of these subthreads