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« Reply #1600 on: July 24, 2008, 07:16:32 pm »

Borders that run in straight lines?

Yes. Smiley
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« Reply #1601 on: July 24, 2008, 07:17:58 pm »



Republican Party: 49%
Democratic Party: 46%
Ind/Minor Parties: 5%

This is the same as the earlier one I posted a few days back, but including the Independent/Minor Party figures. What does it represent?

Any ideas on this one?
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« Reply #1602 on: July 25, 2008, 10:22:24 am »



The green states have none of something, the red states have only that thing, and the gray states have some of that thing. The map is apolitical.

Borders that run in straight lines?

Yes. Smiley

Isn't NJ's northern border is a straight-line and isn't most of SC's northern border also in straight lines?
And as Hawaii doesn't have any border, shouldn't it be green?
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« Reply #1603 on: July 25, 2008, 01:01:36 pm »



The green states have none of something, the red states have only that thing, and the gray states have some of that thing. The map is apolitical.

Borders that run in straight lines?

Yes. Smiley

Isn't NJ's northern border is a straight-line and isn't most of SC's northern border also in straight lines?
And as Hawaii doesn't have any border, shouldn't it be green?

I made a few mistakes, of course.
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« Reply #1604 on: July 28, 2008, 07:14:55 am »

Not political, only one state has changed in the last 10 years I believe, and it changed very recently, NY and CA are tops:


Anyone?  Its one of the red states that changed
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« Reply #1605 on: July 28, 2008, 07:41:34 am »

Not political, eh? Is it sporting, like your other one there?
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« Reply #1606 on: July 28, 2008, 07:59:04 am »

Not political, eh? Is it sporting, like your other one there?
Yeah, that should make it a dead giveaway
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« Reply #1607 on: July 28, 2008, 01:39:05 pm »



The green states have none of something, the red states have only that thing, and the gray states have some of that thing. The map is apolitical.

Borders that run in straight lines?

Yes. Smiley

Isn't NJ's northern border is a straight-line and isn't most of SC's northern border also in straight lines?
And as Hawaii doesn't have any border, shouldn't it be green?

I made a few mistakes, of course.
Four of them, by my count: Hawaii should be green, SC, NJ and NM should be gray. (Yeah, NM has a tiny bit of non-straight line border near El Paso.)
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« Reply #1608 on: July 28, 2008, 01:44:42 pm »

Oh, yes, that part of the Rio Grande, site of the famous Country Club Dispute.
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« Reply #1609 on: July 28, 2008, 04:36:08 pm »

Inspired by Xahar's map:

As a hint, the hardest call was Oregon.
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« Reply #1610 on: July 28, 2008, 06:13:10 pm »

DWTL - that makes your map harder for me - I don't really know much about sports in the US... Is it something to do with number of people who attend grid iron matches vs people who attend basketball games?

PlatypeanArchcow - proportion of state's border which is straight?
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« Reply #1611 on: July 28, 2008, 06:26:28 pm »

Well, the map bears a similarity to the NBA (especially with Oklahoma), but Utah and Missouri throw it off.
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« Reply #1612 on: July 28, 2008, 06:36:16 pm »

DWTL - that makes your map harder for me - I don't really know much about sports in the US... Is it something to do with number of people who attend grid iron matches vs people who attend basketball games?

PlatypeanArchcow - proportion of state's border which is straight?
Xahar is right about Oklahoma being the state that changed.  You have to think all sports, not just the NBA though.  By now anyone with knowledge of American sports should be able to get it, and maybe you too Smid Smiley
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« Reply #1613 on: July 28, 2008, 06:42:50 pm »

Places with major professional sports teams. (red?)
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« Reply #1614 on: July 28, 2008, 06:43:30 pm »

Places with major professional sports teams. (red?)
Yeah, but I think there's more than 2 states with a team Tongue

What's different between the 3 colors?
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« Reply #1615 on: July 28, 2008, 06:45:52 pm »

Do the colours have to do with how many teams they have? Eg - Florida has Orlando in the basketball and the Dolphins in the grid iron, so two major teams? I think they've got a hockey team, too, but don't quote me on it.
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« Reply #1616 on: July 28, 2008, 06:49:35 pm »

Do the colours have to do with how many teams they have? Eg - Florida has Orlando in the basketball and the Dolphins in the grid iron, so two major teams? I think they've got a hockey team, too, but don't quote me on it.

Florida has:

Basketball: Orlando, Miami
Football: Tampa Bay, Miami, Jacksonville
Baseball: Tampa Bay, Miami
Hockey: Tampa Bay, Miami

Smiley

Red ones are states with one team.
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« Reply #1617 on: July 29, 2008, 03:35:50 pm »

PlatypeanArchcow - proportion of state's border which is straight?

No -- the colors are not actually percentages -- but it does have to do with straight borders, of course.
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« Reply #1618 on: July 30, 2008, 05:11:19 pm »

Do the colours have to do with how many teams they have? Eg - Florida has Orlando in the basketball and the Dolphins in the grid iron, so two major teams? I think they've got a hockey team, too, but don't quote me on it.

Florida has:

Basketball: Orlando, Miami
Football: Tampa Bay, Miami, Jacksonville
Baseball: Tampa Bay, Miami
Hockey: Tampa Bay, Miami

Smiley

Red ones are states with one team.
Yup, that's it. 

Grey = no team
Red = 1 team
Blue = 2+ teams

In the NBA, MLB, NHL, and NFL
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« Reply #1619 on: July 31, 2008, 01:06:13 am »

A straight out number of straight state borders?
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« Reply #1620 on: July 31, 2008, 01:46:02 pm »

Aw come on.  Don't just guess wildly.
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« Reply #1621 on: August 03, 2008, 03:09:18 pm »

Aw come on.  Don't just guess wildly.

States that are more perfectly square/rectangular than their neighbors?
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« Reply #1622 on: August 03, 2008, 03:33:01 pm »

Aw come on.  Don't just guess wildly.

States that are more perfectly square/rectangular than their neighbors?
Closer; think about what happens if you enclose each state in a rectangle.
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« Reply #1623 on: August 03, 2008, 07:12:06 pm »

If enclosed within a rectangle - how much of the rectangle is the state and how much is its neighbour?
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« Reply #1624 on: August 03, 2008, 07:25:45 pm »

This didn't involve any fancy area calculations, just staring at Google maps for a while.
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