It is currently Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:06 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:11 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 06, 2014
Posts: 5986
Identity: ItsreallyDJ0045
Preferred Pronoun Set: I'm male, lol!
Anyone else find it funny than RDW’s ‘God Draw’ now actually includes drawing a god?


Last edited by DJ0045 on Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:39 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 30, 2015
Posts: 1477
Wasn't until Dominaria that i realised that it was weird that Legendary was a downside, when it really feels like it should be a positive thing

_________________
Future Actual winner of Steam Showdown 5.
I have a Magic Youtube channel, check it out here!
https://www.youtube.com/c/Nighthawk233


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:25 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 10, 2013
Posts: 9710
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hey DJ, are you in Houston? Last year Montreal had 24 murders. Houston, same size as Montreal, hit That number 32 days into the year. What do you think explains that insane difference? I’ve met folks from Houston and they seemed totally chill. If the murder rate was just double, it wouldn’t be a big deal but this is like 11x more. Same population density.

_________________
DCG-MTG wrote:
There's a limited amount of fun to be had in a single game, and this deck will ensure no one has any of it.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:53 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 06, 2014
Posts: 5986
Identity: ItsreallyDJ0045
Preferred Pronoun Set: I'm male, lol!
Hey DJ, are you in Houston? Last year Montreal had 24 murders. Houston, same size as Montreal, hit That number 32 days into the year. What do you think explains that insane difference? I’ve met folks from Houston and they seemed totally chill. If the murder rate was just double, it wouldn’t be a big deal but this is like 11x more. Same population density.


Tbh, we don’t really think about it much. It’s also, shockingly, not that high compared to other US cities. I think it’s got a lot to do with the heterogeneity of the Houston population, and neighborhoods.

As for folks from Houston being chill, well yeah man, yeah.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 9:28 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 30, 2013
Posts: 11699
Location: Secret Lair
Houston doesn't even make the top 30.

Speaking of, there's a top 30 for cities with a high murder rate in the U.S. Top 5 are:

#1. St. Louis
#2. Baltimore
#3. Detroit
#4. New Orleans
#5. Birmingham

Nation's capital is #11.

_________________
"Let strength be granted so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:20 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 10, 2013
Posts: 9710
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
I brought up Houston cuz it’s the same size and similar density to Montreal, but drastically different murder rate. Trying to figure out the drivers of that.

Birmingham?? Ugh, that’s brutal. I figured it would be a nice and folksy place to live. Surprised Chicago didn’t make top five

_________________
DCG-MTG wrote:
There's a limited amount of fun to be had in a single game, and this deck will ensure no one has any of it.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:50 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 02, 2013
Posts: 3773
Location: 1,824.5 meters underground.
Preferred Pronoun Set: Mr.
What's a shame is by those numbers you'd never think the St. Louis area is an awesome place to live. Then again, I'm white, so that's probably the reason. I would also assume the murder rate is per capita and St. Louis is not a very big big city. I've lived in a few different places. Always come back to this area.

_________________
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

New Arena Content Now! Streaming coming soon!
https://www.youtube.com/user/thedevilwuster
My band Shakey Deal YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBpPU1fbAjSPTfu3g0vubLw
Shakey Deal Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ShakeyDeal.Neil.Young.tribute/
Shakey Deal Audio Page
https://www.facebook.com/ShakeyDealAudio1/


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:55 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 24, 2017
Posts: 918
Murder Rate is: murders per year/population?

_________________
:planeswalker:


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:40 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 10, 2013
Posts: 9710
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
it's typically murders per 100k population per year. I don't know if people are using different metrics. It's a very important and telling statistic about the relative safety and violent crime of an area. It's how you know that some countries like Hondouras are like Syria (a warzone) and you didn't even realize it.

_________________
DCG-MTG wrote:
There's a limited amount of fun to be had in a single game, and this deck will ensure no one has any of it.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 06, 2014
Posts: 5986
Identity: ItsreallyDJ0045
Preferred Pronoun Set: I'm male, lol!
Meh... Syria ain't got nothing on the U.S.: http://www.nationmaster.com/country-inf ... ates/Crime
Murica!


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:12 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 10, 2013
Posts: 9710
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Yikes!! That just totally wrecked a bunch of assumptions I had made

It’s funny that the capital punishment levels are identical

_________________
DCG-MTG wrote:
There's a limited amount of fun to be had in a single game, and this deck will ensure no one has any of it.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:06 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 09, 2013
Posts: 326
so is this another off topic thread?

_________________
"angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night," -GINSBERG

The Secret of Commander (EDH)
Sheldon wrote:
The secret of this format is in not breaking it.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:07 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 10, 2013
Posts: 9710
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
every thread is an off-topic thread as long as Barney is running around

_________________
DCG-MTG wrote:
There's a limited amount of fun to be had in a single game, and this deck will ensure no one has any of it.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:15 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 06, 2014
Posts: 5986
Identity: ItsreallyDJ0045
Preferred Pronoun Set: I'm male, lol!
Well this was actually supposed to be on topic to mtg... but yeah... #BBEffect


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:28 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 30, 2013
Posts: 11699
Location: Secret Lair
The statistic is #murders per 100K people.

I brought up Houston cuz it’s the same size and similar density to Montreal, but drastically different murder rate. Trying to figure out the drivers of that.

Birmingham?? Ugh, that’s brutal. I figured it would be a nice and folksy place to live. Surprised Chicago didn’t make top five


Chicago is around #25.

_________________
"Let strength be granted so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:00 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Feb 16, 2017
Posts: 153
Identity: Walker of Planes
Preferred Pronoun Set: Anything but Dave-O
Having Arch of Orazca ready to go feels kinda silly when you also have an Arguel's Blood Fast available.

Yeah, I could effectively pay 6 for one card...but drawing three sounds a bit better. Who needs life anyway?


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group