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Comment: the evil central business district (Score 1) 81

by alen (#49112687) Attached to: Ancient and Modern People Followed Same Mathematical Rule To Build Cities

for NYC that means that ten million people commute into the same few square miles and all the subways run through manhattan. it results in daily delays and the need for a car for weekend driving unless you want to spend over an hour riding through manhattan for no reason

and the real estate barons kill any attempt to create smaller business districts outside of manhattan and to build a train route that does not touch manhattan

Comment: did they account for cultural differences? (Score 2) 76

by alen (#48989287) Attached to: The Algorithm That 'Sees' Beauty In Photographic Portraits

i know some asian people and their idea of beauty is different than european. but for us europeans, this is old news. most models used on magazine covers and beauty queens have had similar facial shapes and features for decades. i remember seeing feminists on Maury and other talk shows in the 80's complaining how the media had a narrow view of beauty.

Comment: Re:What are Autism rates in Mississippi (Score 1) 297

by alen (#48988617) Attached to: Mississippi - the Nation's Leader In Vaccination Rates

a lot of the hippy parents don't discipline their kids. i've seen on such kid like that. runs like mad in a movie theater disturbing others.

and a lot of people are having kids later in life at the age where they want to chill out more instead of play with a small kid after work.

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. -- Nero Wolfe