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2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 am UTC
by rhomboidal
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Title Text: It's early 2020. The entire country is gripped with Marco Rubio fever except for Alaska, which is freaking out. You're frantically studying up on etiquette and/or sexting.

Poor Alaska. I always imagine it's melted in size from being moved down to the Tropic of Cancer.

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:52 pm UTC
by cellocgw
Well, let me jump right into this game.

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Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:09 pm UTC
by SuicideJunkie
What's going on in south north america?
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Money money?
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The following may be unsettling. Viewer discretion is advised.
Spoiler:
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Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:50 pm UTC
by Flumble
SuicideJunkie wrote:The following may be unsettling. Viewer discretion is advised.
Spoiler:
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For those of us without a strong stomach:
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(It's hard to get the colours exactly right, though.)

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:01 pm UTC
by Raidri
More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:39 pm UTC
by Archgeek
Raidri wrote:More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

*Greenland intensifies*

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
by Canard
Raidri wrote:More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

Is this any better?

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:11 pm UTC
by Raidri
Canard wrote:
Raidri wrote:More unsettling is the projection *shivers*

Is this any better?

Not really, my country is blue in that ...

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:08 pm UTC
by Yupa
Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:06 pm UTC
by mathmannix
Holy moley, this is fun and time-consuming!
classic Bill Murray movies (first tier):
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classic Bill Murray movies (second tier):
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(All data from "last five years")

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:41 pm UTC
by moody7277
That last graph looks way too useful to fit in with the rest of them.

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:54 pm UTC
by SuicideJunkie
Surprising, yet also not:
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Actually, the East is in Ethiopia.
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Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:56 pm UTC
by Godsguy
Yupa wrote:Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.


By the math, 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 3 (accounting for gray) * 2 *3 (gray again) * 2 * 2 = 18,432 - so we could even identify every county and county equivalent in the entire us, almost 6 times over.

Looking closely, I also could not find any two states that mirrored each other for the entire set of graphs. I would agree that each state could be identified by it's answers. I live in Frostbite-best church-Bigfoot-Etiquette-Little Dog-Shark Attack-Ants-retirement planning-funeral home-N/A-Donald Trump-marco Rubio. Have fun!

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:01 pm UTC
by Archgeek
Godsguy wrote:
Yupa wrote:Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.


By the math, 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 3 (accounting for gray) * 2 *3 (gray again) * 2 * 2 = 18,432 - so we could even identify every county and county equivalent in the entire us, almost 6 times over.

Looking closely, I also could not find any two states that mirrored each other for the entire set of graphs. I would agree that each state could be identified by it's answers. I live in Frostbite-best church-Bigfoot-Etiquette-Little Dog-Shark Attack-Ants-retirement planning-funeral home-N/A-Donald Trump-marco Rubio. Have fun!

You live in Maine! I'm in Heatstroke-Best Church-Bigfoot-Etiquette-Little Dog-Childbirth-Snakes-Bungee Jumping-Funeral Home-Resume Tips-What Do I Do-Marco Rubio.

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:32 pm UTC
by DisorderedK
Yupa wrote:Do the answers to Randall's twelve questions uniquely identify every state? I spent a few minutes trying and failing to find a pair that were the same on every map, but I can't claim there isn't one.


Godsguy wrote:
By the math, 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 3 (accounting for gray) * 2 *3 (gray again) * 2 * 2 = 18,432 - so we could even identify every county and county equivalent in the entire us, almost 6 times over.

Looking closely, I also could not find any two states that mirrored each other for the entire set of graphs.


Sadly, this doesn't uniquely identify states. I see pairs in Minnesota-Wisconsin and Arkansas-Tennessee, and I only looked at neighboring states.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is due to the fact that the states aren't independent of each other? If they were there'd only be a 0.3% = (18432/18432)^50 chance of states matching?

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 am UTC
by Eebster the Great
DisorderedK wrote:Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is due to the fact that the states aren't independent of each other? If they were there'd only be a 0.3% = (18432/18432)^50 chance of states matching?

No. There are 18,432 different possible combinations of responses, but they are not equally likely, since for instance Marco Rubio beats Existential Crisis almost everywhere. Even if responses to individual questions were completely independent, coincidentally identical combinations would still be much more likely than you calculate just because some questions hardly ever distinguish states. If they were all independent and uniformly probable, then the probability of any two given states having identical responses to all twelve questions would be 1/18432, and the probability of at least two matching would be 1 - 18432!/(18382!*1843250) = 6.436%. The details of the calculation can be found in discussion of the "birthday problem."

Incidentally, there's a typo in your formula. I think you meant 1 - (18431/18432)50.

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:36 am UTC
by DisorderedK
Eebster the Great wrote:
DisorderedK wrote:Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is due to the fact that the states aren't independent of each other? If they were there'd only be a 0.3% = (18432/18432)^50 chance of states matching?

No. There are 18,432 different possible combinations of responses, but they are not equally likely, since for instance Marco Rubio beats Existential Crisis almost everywhere. Even if responses to individual questions were completely independent, coincidentally identical combinations would still be much more likely than you calculate just because some questions hardly ever distinguish states. If they were all independent and uniformly probable, then the probability of any two given states having identical responses to all twelve questions would be 1/18432, and the probability of at least two matching would be 1 - 18432!/(18382!*1843250) = 6.436%. The details of the calculation can be found in discussion of the "birthday problem."

Incidentally, there's a typo in your formula. I think you meant 1 - (18431/18432)50.


Yeah that seems a lot more reasonable.

Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:56 pm UTC
by SuicideJunkie
Are you living dangerously?
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Pick your poison:
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Re: 2126: "Google Trends Maps"

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:11 pm UTC
by Quizatzhaderac
Okay, so it's a Yetti if it comes from Tibet, a Sasquatch if it comes from Canada, a Big foot from most of the US and the other thing if it comes from Illinois?

I want to know which place has the most "sexting etiquette", as a compound concept.

Sports teams: New Mexico Ants, Michigan Bees, Idaho Snakes, and the Florida 'Gators.

Super bowl tips versus funeral home tricks.