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Poor countries have low debt ratios.

It's almost as if no one will lend to them.
True, but there are some pretty rich ones there too: Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Luxembourg, ... I suppose rich countries have so much money that they don't need to borrow.

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Rich countries don't need loans: Brunei, UAE, Luxembourg, San Marino.
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That'll learn me to not check if I was bottom of page.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:47 PM
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Good to see the British Isles figuring prominently in something.

Basically, in history.
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I suspect being one of those really skinny or really tiny breeds in southeast Asia is a survival mechanism, given the thrad title and all.
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I am both in agreement with and disturbed by thinking of America as the Shades of Gray of Britain.
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Costume attendant?
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"Fastest growing" is probably just in terms of percentage growth, meaning that a relatively niche job could be the fastest growing.

If I were guessing, it would be that Georgia offers subsidies for film production, so an increasing number of movies and shows are filmed there. Costume attendant sounds like it would be a related job... But I can't imagine there are that many of them. But it could still be relatively a lot more than there were a few years ago.
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The fastest growing 'Statistician' jobs in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Kentucky were probably the three new people employed to work on producing the 'fastest growing' map. Maybe work on the map also created a fourth new job of Software developer for some lucky person in South Dakota.

ETA: I see there's a fourth Statistician somewhere on the east coast, but the map isn't clear enough to me which state that is, Massachusetts or Rhode Island? Maybe it's a single job shared across two states?
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ETA: I see there's a fourth Statistician somewhere on the east coast, but the map isn't clear enough to me which state that is, Massachusetts or Rhode Island? Maybe it's a single job shared across two states?
The colors indicate it was Massachusetts, while RI is "still machine operator and tender".
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:05 PM
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Green marks the countries that use the Fahrenheit temperature scale. Everywhere else uses Celsius.
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I'm all for the metric system. Imperial measurements just plain suck. I hate having to think about converting 3/16 to decimal or decimal to fraction (something I have to do for work all the time). It's just stupid. And that's before other imperial measurements I don't outright hate (cups and pints and spoons).

BUT YOU CAN SUCK IT WITH YOUR CELSIUS.

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The Celsius scale was the one adopted by most scientists, so it ties in better with other units: The absolute temperature scale, Kelvin, is based on Celsius, with a one-hundred degree difference between freezing and boiling - not one-hundred-and-eighty. A calorie is the amount of heat (or energy) needed to raise one gram of water through one degree Celsius. What we call calories when dieting are actually kilo-calories - so the amount of energy needed to heat one kilogram of water by one degree.

However, none of that makes much difference when you're just thinking about the temperature of things (including body temperature and the weather) - and the Fahrenheit scale is perfectly good for that. It would cause a lot of confusion and resentment in the USA to change over to the Celsius scale - and for years afterwards people would need to continue to deal with thermometers, home thermostats, and oven temperature dials, marked in the 'wrong' units. So that's a good reason for keeping things as they are.
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BUT YOU CAN SUCK IT WITH YOUR CELSIUS.

'Merica, land of DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!

Related and interesting.
How Pirates Of The Caribbean Hijacked America's Metric System : The Two-Way : NPR

British pirates done stole what's yours, 'Merica! You gonna let them tea sippin', crumpet munchin' jackwagons tell y'all what tah do?
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I don't like Celsius because it has sea level bias baked right in.
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When talking about weather, the freezing point is a Very Important Thing, which is why it is so much more logical to put 0 there rather than at some random freezer temperature.
I couldn't really care less whether we counted it all in the bigger C degrees (with decimals for accuracy where needed) or the smaller F ones, but the freezing point thing means C always will win out for me.
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I don't like the metric system because decimals
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I like imperial because I'm a computer scientist so I'm used to working in powers of 2.

2 pints in a quart, 2 quarts in a half-gallon, 2 half-gallons in a gallon

inch, half-inch, quarter-inch, eight-inch, sixteenth-inch, etc...

Doesn't help much with temperature though.
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Decimals are indeed hard. :yup:
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Dingfod doesn't see the point in decimals.
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