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Comment Correlation != Causation (Score 5, Funny) 351

Correlation is not causation. It's entirely possible that dying natives cause visiting Europeans. I'll admit I'm unsure as to the mechanism, but maybe Hernan Cortes was a misunderstood doctors-without-borders kind of guy.

It's also possible that a third confounding factor causes both dying natives and Europeans. Perhaps they both generate spontaneously from gold and oil, or perhaps from tectonic action within countries with hats.


The Real 'Stuff White People Like' Screenshot-sm 286

Here's an interesting and funny look at 526,000 OkCupid users, divided into groups by race and gender and all the the things each groups says it likes or is interested in. While it is far from being definitive, the groupings give a glimpse of what makes each culture unique. According to the results, white men like nothing better than Tom Clancy, Van Halen, and golfing.

Submission + - Reddit Asks Users for Donations

An anonymous reader writes: Conde Nast's print properties aren't the only ones slowly dying, apparently. Now, popular user-driven news site Reddit, which Conde Nast bought in 2006, is asking users to donate money so the website can hire more staff and keep it online. According to the offical blog post — Whenever this topic comes up on the site, someone always posts a comment about how reddit is owned by Conde Nast, a billion-dollar corporation like Time Warner or Cobra, and how if they wanted to they could hire a thousand engineers and purchase a million dollars worth of heavy iron. But here's the thing: corporations aren't run like charities. They keep separate budgets for each business line, and usually allocate resources proportionate to revenue. And reddit's revenue isn't great. The worst part is its own users who are not too keen on propping up Reddit financially.

Comment Re:When I was in college... (Score 1) 233

To be fair, that list lists Canada three times: Canada, New Brunswick, and Quebec are all member states. That lists governments that are French speaking, not just countries. There are 50 major governments in the US, for example, and thousands of minor governments.

I'm far too lazy to look at anything else in the list, but I'm sure there are more "governments within governments" that are recognized separately.

You are too lazy to skim the list and notice the vast majority are countries, but you can pick out a couple of non-country governments in the middle? Bull. Anyway, 25 or so of the 50+ countries on the list have French as an official language.

Comment Bah. You all got it wrong. (Score 3, Funny) 175

Bah. You all got it wrong.

If you look closely, you can see a watermark-like image of a Volkswagen Beetle behind the models.

This made things much easier. I simply imagined trying some heavy-petting in the back seat with each model. That instantly ruled out the models with gigantism, the Ogres and left exactly one model with a snowballs chance in hell...and she still got a -1.

In all seriousness, the second time I tried it I got different results. I actually rated one of the models a +1 on the second time. Probably because she didn't look like she was on a diet of pure corn-syrup and might actually fit in the car.

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