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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you pronounce "Nevada"? on: September 02, 2014, 08:07:33 pm
This is precisely why people use the IPA.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you pronounce "Nevada"? on: September 01, 2014, 08:51:23 pm
I've heard three American English pronounciations: [nə.vɑdə] ("ne-vah-da"), [nə.vdə] ("ne-vaa-da") vs [nə.vɑɪdə] (ne-vay-da, rarely). I believe that the original Spanish language word nevada (lit. "snowy") is pronounced something like [nə.bɑ.dɑ], though I'm sure that my IPA usage there is incorrect.

Edit: OK, per Wikipedia, the correct Spanish pronunciation is [ne.βaa]. Linguistics 1001 only takes one so far.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone interested in a poster-size map? on: August 31, 2014, 07:55:45 pm
I have one more copy each of my posters of France 2002 and the Northeast US 2012. They look fantastic and very professional when mounted on the wall (not bad coming from a nerdy Internet chump like me, right?). You can have the homeliest room for miles around!




$20 buys either of these maps along with free shipping. If there's another of my maps that you'd like to see on your wall, I'll have it printed for you. If I haven't yet made the map you're looking for, let me know and I'll get to work on it. Contact me via PM or at ballotatlas@gmail.com.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Homely's UK Maps Thread on: August 30, 2014, 08:08:42 pm
It's back, bitches!



This map indicates the portions of England under which the fires of Hell burn most strongly... Wink

Unsurprisingly, the least irreligious wards are heavily populated by Muslims or Hindus. The five most irreligious wards are all in Brighton and Hove. St Peters and North Laine ward is the most godless in all of England - 55.7% of the adult population professes to have no religion.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: August 25, 2014, 03:58:26 pm
OFFICIAL RESULTS

AT-LARGE SENATE





POLNUT is elected At-Large Senator.
LUMINE VON REUENTAL is elected At-Large Senator.
DEUS NATURAE is elected At-Large Senator.
JOHANUS CALVINUS LIBERTAS is elected At-Large Senator.
DR. CYNIC is elected At-Large Senator.

There was a total turnout of 123 votes, with 3 ballot papers being rejected.

I, Homelycooking, Secretary of Federal Elections, declare the above results to be a complete and accurate summary of the votes cast.

6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: New Register Thread on: August 24, 2014, 09:21:08 pm
Deregistering.

Sorry, you can't do that during the election (or immediately afterward).

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Citizens shall not be permitted to deregister during an election in which they are eligible to participate, during the 24 hours preceding the election, or during the 24 hours succeeding the election.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: August 24, 2014, 09:18:43 pm
A reminder: the election ends at 0:00 EST, not EDT. That means that there are about 2 hours left in which for voters to cast their ballots, not 1. Anything posted in the voting booth after 0:00 EST will be considered invalid.

Official counts and results to follow tomorrow PM.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Homely's new maps thread on: August 23, 2014, 09:37:19 pm
Physical geography can sometimes be an obstacle to understanding politics.

9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 22, 2014, 04:23:50 pm
1. Poirot
2. Polnut
3. Bacon King
4. Dr Cynic
5. Lumine von Reuental
6. Clarence
7. Deus naturae
8. GAworth
9. Alfred F. Jones
10. Mechaman
11. JCL
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: August 22, 2014, 04:19:37 pm
Attention Voters:

If your username is Spiral, mah519, Hamster, tmthforu94, ElectionsGuy or ChairmanSanchez, please be aware that you attempted to vote before the booth could legally be considered open. Since I consider your ballots not to have been cast, you may vote again without penalty until 0:00 Monday to ensure that your new vote will be counted.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: DON'T VOTE until midnight! on: August 22, 2014, 04:08:56 pm
Boy. As if I needed further confirmation that I'm an idiot.

I suppose the best way to resolve this is as follows. All ballots cast before the election began at 0:00 EST will be ruled invalid. This consists of the ballots of Hamster, mah519, tmthforu94, ElectionsGuy, Spiral and ChairmanSanchez. When I'm finished writing this post, I will send a PM to each of them with an apology and an invitation to re-cast their ballot during the remaining 55 hours of the election without penalty. Since their ballots were not cast during the actual, legal  hours of the election, I'll consider them not to have been cast at all.

Again, I apologize for my carelessness. I accept responsibility for this whole crisis, and I'd like to suggest again that you may want to consider replacing me as SoFE. But I'd also like to suggest to all the voters that you take care to read the ballot before you vote. There's no need to be the very first person to cast his or her ballot in an election that lasts for 72 hours. If the ambiguity was noticed by each voter, then they would need only to wait until 0:00 EST before casting their vote to be absolutely sure to avoid any trouble.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 21, 2014, 10:25:32 pm
REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA - In Dave We Trust
Official Ballot

This special election is held in accordance with Article V of the Constitution and with the Consolidated Electoral System Reform Act. The regular election begins at 0:00 EDT, Friday, August 22, and ends at 0:00 EDT, Monday, August 25.

DO NOT EDIT OR DELETE THE POST CONTAINING YOUR BALLOT IN ANY WAY AFTER 20 MINUTES OF ITS BEING POSTED OR YOUR VOTE WILL BE INVALIDATED

The act of campaigning within the election booth is strictly forbidden and will render void any votes made by those who campaign. The act of campaigning is considered to include, but is not limited to, strong attempts to compel others either to vote or not to vote for one or multiple candidates, or other related activities that could reasonably be construed as a direct attempt to influence how future voters cast their ballots. In other words, this is not a discussion thread. In short, the department will be taking a liberal interpreation of this, so Keep posts to votes only.

Place the numbers 1, 2, etc. in the space provided beside the candidates who you wish to vote for to designate your order of preference for these candidates.  If any other mark or attempt to order the candidates is made, the Department of Forum Affairs will make every effort to deduce voter intent from the content of the ballot, but the warning must be issued that failure to follow the above instructions may result in the invalidation of your ballot in the event of an inability to discern voter intent.  You are an eligible voter in general if you were registered to vote on or before the proper date, and if you made 10 posts in any location within the Atlas Forum in the 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the regular election. In other words, if your name appears on the Census list, you can presume you are eligible.  

In the event that you do not support any listed candidate or that you support one or many candidates that are not listed in addition to those that are, you may write in other candidates and include them in your list of preferences.  Space is provided for one such write-in, but as many can be listed as you wish.  In the event that you do not support any listed candidate, and do not wish to write in any candidate, you may place an X or a 1 beside "None of the above", and only beside "None of the above".  In the event that an X or a 1 appears beside "None of the above" on a ballot, all other marks or numbers will be ignored.  It is not permissible under current election law to vote for both "None of the above" and other candidates.

Note that voting begins at midnight (0:00 at the Atlas time shown at the top of your browser page) and ends in exactly 72 hours.

Names of candidates follow in alphabetical order.



AT-LARGE SENATE


[  ] Alfred F. Jones of Rhode Island
Labor Party



[  ] Bacon King of Oceania
National Front to Restore Democracy



[  ] Clarence of Florida
Federalist Party



[  ] Deus naturae of New York
Democratic-Republican Party



[  ] Dr Cynic of Pennsylvania
Labor Party



[  ] GAworth of South Dakota
P.E.A.C.E. Party



[  ] JohanusCalvinusLibertas (JCL) of Indiana
Federalist Party



[  ] LuminevonReuental of Utah
Federalist Party



[  ] Mechaman of Indiana
Bad Party



[  ] Poirot of New York
Independent



[  ] Polnut of Massachusetts
The People's Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above

THE ELECTION DOES NOT START UNTIL 0:00 ACCORDING TO ATLAS TIME. PLEASE DO NOT VOTE UNTIL THEN OR YOUR VOTE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: August 21, 2014, 04:10:26 pm
Here is the current list of candidates in the upcoming Senate election. I may be updating it soon  with a change to Clarence's party designation.

Alfred F. Jones - Labor
Bacon King - NFRD
Clarence - Federalist
Deus naturae - DR
Dr Cynic - Labor
GAworth - PEACE
JCL - Federalist
Lumine von Reuental - Federalist
Mechaman - Bad
Poirot - Independent
Polnut - People's

14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Federalist Party: June 2014 Convention (LEADERSHIP DECLARATIONS!) on: August 21, 2014, 04:09:12 pm
Clarence has not rescinded his candidacy. Do you want the "Federalist" designation removed from his ballot position? If so, he will be listed as an "unaffiliated candidate".
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday Homely! on: August 17, 2014, 08:03:08 am
Thanks to everyone for their kind birthday wishes.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: FC Chess Tournament 5 on: August 16, 2014, 02:26:34 pm
Congratulations to gmantis, the winner of our game.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Maps. All the maps. on: August 15, 2014, 07:26:33 pm


Purple is perhaps the worst color that this cartographer could have chosen for "no data".
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: The 2014 election season starts (August 19: AK, WY) on: August 14, 2014, 04:32:09 pm
That's a surprisingly lopsided map for only a 56-44 split. Did McKinney absolutely clean up in his home region, and/or was the rest of the state mostly (outside Greenwich, it seems) fairly close despite being near uniformly going for Foley?

The percentage of the total GOP primary vote cast in each of the counties was as follows:

26.4% - Fairfield
23.8% - Hartford
18.0% - New Haven
8.8% - Litchfield
8.3% - New London
6.4% - Middlesex
5.2% - Tolland
3.1% - Windham

Though the towns east of the river comprise 40% of Connecticut's land area, only about 20% of Connecticut's Republicans live there. That helps to explain why Foley's victory appears more geographically sweeping than it does numerically.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: CT Republican Primary on: August 12, 2014, 07:19:56 pm
The Lieutenant Gubernatorial Primary is a remarkable one due to the fact that the hometowns of the three candidates, Bacchiochi, Walker and Somers, are spatially located about as far apart from each other as is possible. Walker could win on the basis of Fairfield County's support.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone interested in a poster-size map? on: August 06, 2014, 07:35:04 pm
I understand. I wish I didn't have to charge so much per map, but I haven't had much interest and I don't qualify for volume discounts from the printer. Barter is always an option, though! Got any livestock? Grin
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone interested in a poster-size map? on: August 06, 2014, 04:51:14 pm
I can definitely make something to order for you, Hagrid. I don't know if I could realistically do a precinct map of the whole of Canada, but I could do one of a province or a city (as I have already done).
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone interested in a poster-size map? on: August 06, 2014, 08:12:20 am
Which poster specifically? I'm 5'11", for one.

The finished posters should be each have dimensions of about 36x30, plus or minus a few inches.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anyone interested in a poster-size map? on: August 05, 2014, 08:08:26 pm
Here's the proof sheet from the printer. This sheet is 54x36: the maps I'm having printed will be about half the size of the sheet, so the maps are about 1.5 times too large as shown on the proof sheet.



Last call (for now) if you want some of this.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Federal Elections: Homelycooking, SoFE on: August 04, 2014, 08:52:31 pm
Not that it matters but what are the laws regarding socks here? Do you still count the vote of the 'sock master'?

I bring it up since WrathoftheGods was apparently a JoMoCar sock.

Unless a moderator informs me that a given voter has been banned, I count his/her vote.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How do you do on this USPS employment test? on: August 04, 2014, 03:49:00 pm
Well enough, apparently, since I work for the USPS.
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