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23 MSAs account for 1/2 of US GDP!

July 25, 2017
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When it comes to economic activity, a handful of the largest metropolitan areas in the US account for lion's share. In 2013, the top 23 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) accounted for 50% of the total US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). I recently cam...
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Risks to US employment – automation and offshoring

July 20, 2017
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Employment - that's been a hot topic here in the US lately. Many of the manufacturing jobs we had in past decades are gone now, and it would be great if there was a crystal ball to predict which jobs might be at risk of disappearing in the future. The ...
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A map of country code top-level domains (ccTLD)

June 22, 2017
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Here in the US, we typically use top level domains such as .com, .gov, and .org. I guess we were one of the first countries to start using web domains in a big way, and therefore we kind of got squatter's rights. As other countries started using the we...
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Where to SCUBA dive in North Carolina

May 26, 2017
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North Carolina is a very diverse state - especially when it comes to outdoor recreation opportunities. This weekend you could go hiking or kayaking in the mountains, watch a hot air balloon festival near Raleigh, and go wind surfing or fishing at the c...
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Foreigners in Germany – let’s map it!

May 23, 2017
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These days, more and more people move to where the work is. And for many people in Europe, that 'where' is Germany. I recently saw an map of Germany, that showed which country had the most foreigners living in each area. It was an interesting map, but I thought I might

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Using a peekaboo map to align your solar panels

May 19, 2017
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In recent years, solar panels have become much more economical, and therefore more popular. But because of the curvature of the Earth, the angle at which you need to install the panels varies, depending on where you live. In this example, I demonstrate...
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What happened to the dinosaurs? (not the coding dinosaurs – the real ones!)

May 15, 2017
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I guess a coding dinosaur is someone who uses an old/legacy computer language, or at least a language that isn't en vogue these days. Coding dinosaurs are still around (and probably will be for a while), whereas the real dinosaurs that lived millions o...
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Map of idioms, from around the world

May 12, 2017
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An idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words. For example, "don't cry over spilled milk,"  or "the cat is out of the bag." Idioms are fun to use, and fun to hear - don't you agree? And

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