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This explains a lot...

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ChironV
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#21 - 2013-08-29 18:41:17 UTC
I would vote for him in a minute.

He has a sense of humor and lets be realistic. He can only do better than the pinheads here in the USofA....
Sergeant Acht Scultz
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#22 - 2013-08-29 18:46:54 UTC
Plastic Psycho wrote:
I've seen stranger things... By folks who claim to be serious.
Looks to like a guy not afraid to have a bit of fun whilst he's doing business. More power, sez I.



Our real world needs more leaders looking human like him and less technocrat biblio rats completely dehumanized and most often with power/health emotional/psycho issues.

+10 for that man

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Plastic Psycho
Necro-Economics
#23 - 2013-08-29 19:43:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Plastic Psycho
Sergeant Acht Scultz wrote:
Plastic Psycho wrote:
I've seen stranger things... By folks who claim to be serious.
Looks to like a guy not afraid to have a bit of fun whilst he's doing business. More power, sez I.



Our real world needs more leaders looking human like him and less technocrat biblio rats completely dehumanized and most often with power/health emotional/psycho issues.

+10 for that man

One of the reasons I love living in Delaware... Our Senators and Representatives show up for the Halloween parade - dressed in costume. Tom Carper typically shows up as Abe Lincoln. Mike Castle usually showed up as Frankenstein's Monster. Bill Roth (rest his soul) often arrived as a blood-sucking vampire.

Nor are they the only ones. ALL the elected officials show up in costume, some quite entertaining. Even Christine 'Not-A-Witch' O'Donnell got into the spirit of things (Mother Goose).

Gotta love pols willing to get into the spirit and have a little fun - at themselves, even.
Revan Xadi
Ninjew Evasion Inc.
#24 - 2013-08-29 20:00:04 UTC
Keep in mind... Despite his whole campaign being intended from the start as a joke, now that he's been elected, he has aparently done a damn good job. Kinda like if us Americans actualy managed to elect stephen colbert... and he suddenly turned out to... actualy be a pretty good president.
Alphea Abbra
Project Promethion
#25 - 2013-08-29 20:05:29 UTC
Revan Xadi wrote:
Keep in mind... Despite his whole campaign being intended from the start as a joke, now that he's been elected, he has aparently done a damn good job. Kinda like if us Americans actualy managed to elect stephen colbert... and he suddenly turned out to... actualy be a pretty good president.
Mayor of New York / Govenor of Texas/California would be better examples.
Hmm, electing a seemingly joke as Govenator of California, who then turns out to not be that bad ...

Big smile
Bischopt
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#26 - 2013-08-29 22:15:49 UTC
Some of us live in the north. When winter comes, it gets really dark and really damn cold. Some people get depressed from the darkness alone.

Now imagine being even further north, where it doesn't get nice even in the summer. You're living on an island, surrounded by a freezing cold ocean. The only warmth comes from the volcanoes that sometimes randomly decide to cancel everyone's flights all around europe.

It sucks so bad that people don't even get depressed anymore, they just kind of snap.
Whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.

So they just make messed up space MMO's and cross-dress.
Thexx Littlechurch
Black Whole Industries
#27 - 2013-08-29 23:01:51 UTC
War Kitten wrote:
PEPE WILLBERG wrote:
Doc Fury wrote:
Inbreeding is everyone's problem. Make sure that the person you marry is not related to you.

Arent we all inbread already, i mean if Adam and Eve were the first humans to walk here.. Common evolution theory doesnt offer much consolation either..


LOL

Be careful mixing science and religion like that. Someone's head is bound to explode.


A genetic "Adam" and "Eve" are accepted scientific fact now. Don't be so 1994 =p.
RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#28 - 2013-08-30 03:35:12 UTC
Thexx Littlechurch wrote:
A genetic "Adam" and "Eve" are accepted scientific fact now. Don't be so 1994 =p.


Of course, they didn't exist at the same time, and they weren't the only members of their species alive at the time.

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

Oberine Noriepa
#29 - 2013-08-30 04:22:51 UTC
Best mayor? Best mayor.

Sidrat Flush
Deep Core Mining Inc.
#30 - 2013-08-30 04:39:57 UTC
RubyPorto wrote:
Thexx Littlechurch wrote:
A genetic "Adam" and "Eve" are accepted scientific fact now. Don't be so 1994 =p.


Of course, they didn't exist at the same time, and they weren't the only members of their species alive at the time.


I've puzzled over this. If we assume everyone alive today has four biological grandparents and each on of them has two psrents each.....

How many generations of humans had to exist to support todays population?

Or is it just a case of the very first 500 generatios had about 40 offspring on avg.

Mind boggles.

Its time to stand up against the bad empire based CEO telling falsehoods about what new characters can accomplish and pushing them towards an in game experience of drudgery and loneliness keeping them in the shadow of ignorance for at nest their own profit at worse apathy towards all the experiences that Eve has to offer.

Ken 1138
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#31 - 2013-08-30 04:59:10 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Yeah, the Mayor here is pretty damn awesome! Big smile



The Mayor needs to be in one of your EVE dev videos with CCP Guard. Hell you guys had the President of Iceland.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#32 - 2013-08-30 05:17:01 UTC
Bischopt wrote:
Some of us live in the north. When winter comes, it gets really dark and really damn cold. Some people get depressed from the darkness alone.

Now imagine being even further north, where it doesn't get nice even in the summer. You're living on an island, surrounded by a freezing cold ocean. The only warmth comes from the volcanoes that sometimes randomly decide to cancel everyone's flights all around europe.

It sucks so bad that people don't even get depressed anymore, they just kind of snap.
Whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger.

So they just make messed up space MMO's and cross-dress.

+1 for the Joker quote

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#33 - 2013-08-30 07:25:53 UTC
Sidrat Flush wrote:
RubyPorto wrote:
Thexx Littlechurch wrote:
A genetic "Adam" and "Eve" are accepted scientific fact now. Don't be so 1994 =p.


Of course, they didn't exist at the same time, and they weren't the only members of their species alive at the time.


I've puzzled over this. If we assume everyone alive today has four biological grandparents and each on of them has two psrents each.....

How many generations of humans had to exist to support todays population?

Or is it just a case of the very first 500 generatios had about 40 offspring on avg.

Mind boggles.


Assuming each woman has 2.36 children (the current fertility rate, past rates were much higher), and they have 50% of each gender (it's really around 50.25% male, 49.75% female), and the current population is 50/50 (it's not, but whatever). And assuming we start with 1 woman and ignore the problems of fractional people, here we go:

7.1 Billion people means 3.55 Billion Women. The population of women would be 1.18^n, where n is the number of generations.
3.55 billion = 1.18^n
ln(3.55 billion) = n*ln1.18
ln(3.55 billion)/ln(1.18)=n

n=138.86 generations

At 20 years per generation, that's just 2657 years. That's exponential growth for you.

Of course, birth rate isn't everything. We can do the same thing with the current actual growth rate (around 1.1%, for a value of 1.011):

ln(3.55 billion)=n*ln(1.011)
n=ln(3.55 billion)/ln(1.011)

n=2010 generations

At 20 years per generation, that's ~40,200 years. Which implies that the world population has not always been growing, as humans have been around for a lot longer than that.
As it turns out, the population was probably pretty stable for a long time, then took a chug of rocket fuel around the point where we discovered agriculture. It has since slowed for various reasons.

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

William Walker
Crescent Eclipse
Libertus Specialis
#34 - 2013-08-30 08:58:32 UTC
RubyPorto wrote:
As it turns out, the population was probably pretty stable for a long time, then took a chug of rocket fuel around the point where we discovered agriculture. It has since slowed for various reasons.

We also live longer, it would probably have fluctuated a lot when we were beginning civilization. Women would have 4-10 children and half of those would die before age 6. Then half of those would die before age 20. Everyone else died at 40. I wonder how long until we can become 150 or 200 years old?

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RubyPorto
RubysRhymes
#35 - 2013-08-30 09:16:48 UTC
William Walker wrote:
RubyPorto wrote:
As it turns out, the population was probably pretty stable for a long time, then took a chug of rocket fuel around the point where we discovered agriculture. It has since slowed for various reasons.

We also live longer, it would probably have fluctuated a lot when we were beginning civilization. Women would have 4-10 children and half of those would die before age 6. Then half of those would die before age 20. Everyone else died at 40. I wonder how long until we can become 150 or 200 years old?


I don't think the average life expectancy of a newborn has ever been 18 years.

An average life expectancy of 40 pretty much meant that, if you lived through childhood, and didn't die in a war, you could expect to live into your 60s or 70s. The vast majority of the increase in average life expectancy that's come about in the last century has been related to the precipitous decrease in infant and child mortality.

Consider the two following cases:
5% die at 1 yo, 5% die at 5 yo, 90% die at 45 yo. Avg Life expectancy 40.8
25% die at 1yo, 20% die at 9yo, 5% die at 25 yo, 50% die at 75 yo. Avg Life expectancy 40.8

Clearly pretty different populations, same average life expectancy at birth.

"It's easy to speak for the silent majority. They rarely object to what you put into their mouths." -Abrazzar "the risk of having your day ruined by other people is the cornerstone with which EVE was built" -CCP Solomon

William Walker
Crescent Eclipse
Libertus Specialis
#36 - 2013-08-30 09:25:28 UTC
RubyPorto wrote:
William Walker wrote:
RubyPorto wrote:
As it turns out, the population was probably pretty stable for a long time, then took a chug of rocket fuel around the point where we discovered agriculture. It has since slowed for various reasons.

We also live longer, it would probably have fluctuated a lot when we were beginning civilization. Women would have 4-10 children and half of those would die before age 6. Then half of those would die before age 20. Everyone else died at 40. I wonder how long until we can become 150 or 200 years old?


I don't think the average life expectancy of a newborn has ever been 18 years.

An average life expectancy of 40 pretty much meant that, if you lived through childhood, and didn't die in a war, you could expect to live into your 60s or 70s. The vast majority of the increase in average life expectancy that's come about in the last century has been related to the precipitous decrease in infant and child mortality.

Consider the two following cases:
5% die at 1 yo, 5% die at 5 yo, 90% die at 45 yo. Avg Life expectancy 40.8
25% die at 1yo, 20% die at 9yo, 5% die at 25 yo, 50% die at 75 yo. Avg Life expectancy 40.8

Clearly pretty different populations, same average life expectancy at birth.


True. The lower the infant mortality the higher the average life expectancy (Japan), or vice versa (Angola). But I think wars and famines are also significant factors. Could average life expectancy ever surpass 100 if infant mortality would remain at a certain number? I mean these are just averages. What if we didn't take infant mortality into account and just looked at how old people got

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lollerwaffle
Perkone
Caldari State
#37 - 2013-08-30 09:28:01 UTC
William Walker wrote:
RubyPorto wrote:
William Walker wrote:
RubyPorto wrote:
As it turns out, the population was probably pretty stable for a long time, then took a chug of rocket fuel around the point where we discovered agriculture. It has since slowed for various reasons.

We also live longer, it would probably have fluctuated a lot when we were beginning civilization. Women would have 4-10 children and half of those would die before age 6. Then half of those would die before age 20. Everyone else died at 40. I wonder how long until we can become 150 or 200 years old?


I don't think the average life expectancy of a newborn has ever been 18 years.

An average life expectancy of 40 pretty much meant that, if you lived through childhood, and didn't die in a war, you could expect to live into your 60s or 70s. The vast majority of the increase in average life expectancy that's come about in the last century has been related to the precipitous decrease in infant and child mortality.

Consider the two following cases:
5% die at 1 yo, 5% die at 5 yo, 90% die at 45 yo. Avg Life expectancy 40.8
25% die at 1yo, 20% die at 9yo, 5% die at 25 yo, 50% die at 75 yo. Avg Life expectancy 40.8

Clearly pretty different populations, same average life expectancy at birth.


True. The lower the infant mortality the higher the average life expectancy (Japan), or vice versa (Angola). But I think wars and famines are also significant factors. Could average life expectancy ever surpass 100 if infant mortality would remain at a certain number? I mean these are just averages. What if we didn't take infant mortality into account and just looked at how old people got

Only in EVE can such discussions (with numbers) happen on a gaming forum <3
Darius Brinn
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#38 - 2013-08-30 09:38:39 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Yeah, the Mayor here is pretty damn awesome! Big smile



Around half as awesome as his daughter's buttocks.

She could crack hazelnuts in there and no mistake.
SabersKunk Dallocort
Incognito Mode
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#39 - 2013-08-30 11:15:17 UTC
He did an AMA on reddit that was fascinating. Very cool guy.
Rich Uncle PennyBags
EVE Online Monopoly
#40 - 2013-08-30 14:27:48 UTC
Shall I blow your mind further?

http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2013/04/danger-game.jpg

Check out the pretty lass on the box of CCP's "danger game".

He came back for the new version in the CE too.
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