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Title: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: P-man on April 26, 2006, 06:31:46 PM
Please tell me if your country is not up there (I took some countries that I think I remember some members being from) and I will add your country to the poll.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Mitch on April 26, 2006, 08:05:34 PM
I don't think California is on the list, but I put U.S.A.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: lemonoman on April 26, 2006, 08:10:35 PM
I don't think California is on the list, but I put U.S.A.

Population of California: ~33,871,648
Population of Canada:   ~32,516,003

Go Canada! lol
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Bakegaku on April 26, 2006, 11:57:09 PM
I'm from the US.  You know, you probably should've put up an "other" option in this poll.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: mike on April 27, 2006, 12:04:56 AM
Australia?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on April 27, 2006, 06:03:32 AM
Italy
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Equi on April 27, 2006, 10:45:03 AM
Austria
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Alberto_Kravina on April 27, 2006, 02:11:16 PM
I'm form Italy, but I live in Austria...So I definately can't vote for Austria
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on April 27, 2006, 02:53:28 PM
I saw a random statistic a few years ago about economies and their ranking.
#1 United States
#2 Japan
#3 California, U.S.

I've never been to California. I live in New Hampshire all the way on the opposite coast. Very interesting numbers lemonoman.  :)
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on April 27, 2006, 02:54:48 PM
Equi: have you read the first post entirely and carefully?  ;)
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Equi on April 27, 2006, 03:54:46 PM
Equi: have you read the first post entirely and carefully?  ;)
ups... apologies for any inconvenience caused ;D
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: P-man on April 27, 2006, 06:37:30 PM
That's ok. I have edited the poll to include the countries demanded.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Mitch on April 27, 2006, 07:49:32 PM
I don't think California is number 3, maybe more like 5 or 6.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on April 27, 2006, 08:06:25 PM
Mitch,
It was a really old statistic and from a sketchy source. But still either way it has to be in the top 10 which means it has a big economy.

How much does gas cost for any of Californians? It's around $2.76 over here last I checked. It probably went up though.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: mike on April 27, 2006, 08:22:55 PM
Petrol is $1.30 AUS here, by the way we think that is really expensive!
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Borek on April 28, 2006, 02:59:41 AM
Per liter or gallon?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: mike on April 28, 2006, 03:01:51 AM
Per Litre.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Equi on April 28, 2006, 06:18:28 AM
Petrol is $1.30 AUS here, by the way we think that is really expensive!
I think the brits pay more than a quid per litre (2 pints? lol) of unleaded and diesel is almost un-affordable/-available. In Austria it is approx. ~1€ per litre of diesel, unleaded and super petrol are even more expensive. The germans top us by another 20 euro-cents due to their eco-taxes on fossil fuels.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Alberto_Kravina on April 28, 2006, 06:58:20 AM
Quote
. In Austria it is approx. ~1€ per litre of diesel,
1,15 actually.... gas and disel are both so wicked exopensive now... :(
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: lemonoman on April 28, 2006, 10:34:25 AM
$1.02 per litre here (Ontario, Canada), which is $3.86 per gallon.

Not bad when comparing to the other prices listed here...
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on April 28, 2006, 04:30:13 PM
Every other country uses liters. We Americans just happen to be to lazy to switch to the metric system. Our gas is still cheaper than some of the European countries mainly because of taxes I think. Only like $.20 USD federal I think. Then like every state has a tax on gas also. Either something has to be done about gas prices. They don't look like they'll be going down anytime soon. Hydrogen powered vehicles and nuclear power plants to crank electricity (and H when possible). That may be the way of the future unless fusion power pulls through.

Does anyone know about the current status of the investigations by the U.S. government into record profits of the oil companies?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: lemonoman on April 29, 2006, 12:54:49 PM
Does anyone know about the current status of the investigations by the U.S. government into record profits of the oil companies?

Yeah.  It's a pile of ****.  ;D
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on April 29, 2006, 04:10:51 PM
Going back to the theme of the thread, I cannot understand why the Poles haven't voted. ???
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Borek on April 29, 2006, 07:16:23 PM
Going back to the theme of the thread, I cannot understand why the Poles haven't voted. ???

Better now?

I was reluctant to vote as results will have nothing to do with the real site statistics.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: P-man on April 30, 2006, 05:28:08 PM
Why? I was just seeing who's form where, but mainly comparing the difference between Canadians and Americans...
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Borek on April 30, 2006, 06:18:18 PM
You will know what are numbers of people that voted, not of people that visited the site. And results of every voluntary vote are skewed, as group voting is not identical with the group researched.

That's very basic sociological/statistical knowledge. Selection of representative group for research is very difficult. In the case of forums it is possible (at least in theory) to calculate statistics not for selected group of users, but for whole population. Such results are always most precise, but also usually too expensive to do.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: mike on April 30, 2006, 08:10:37 PM
What about that geovisitors link that used to be around the site? Didn't that show a map with flags for visitors so you could see where they came from?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Mitch on April 30, 2006, 08:19:32 PM
Yeah, I got rid of it to make the forums run even faster. I can always add it if people want it back though.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on May 01, 2006, 04:43:19 PM
I thought it was a cool thing to see where people were from and how people were spread out.

Hey Mitch do you have the ability to see statistics about where people are from? If you do/can get it easily it would be cool if you posted it.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Mitch on May 01, 2006, 10:51:37 PM
This is the forum stats I use. Click through it. http://www.sitemeter.com/?a=stats&s=sm3mitchandre
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on May 02, 2006, 06:24:19 PM
Cool stats. I found me on the who's on now. Mine is listed as my IP adress with the last piece missing. I guess that's what 2 firewalls gets you (software computer level firewall and network router level firewall).

Someone was viewing the forums from Harvard too.

Google brings quite a few people to the forums also.

A lot of Americans visit this site also.

I found a pie chart break down of countries too.
http://www.sitemeter.com/?a=stats&s=sm3mitchandre&r=83
Top 3: U.S., U.K., Canada (1-3)
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: pantone159 on May 03, 2006, 01:35:45 AM
I'm suspicious of those results.  I don't see Italy, Austria, or Poland.  But I see Kazakstan, Egypt and Ecuador?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: mike on May 03, 2006, 02:09:23 AM
I saw me on there ;D

Yay! I am famous 8)

 ::) :P
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: P-man on May 03, 2006, 06:26:24 PM
Hmmm, I dunno. Are you sure that there are so many Limeys (Britlanders)?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on May 03, 2006, 07:32:57 PM
Canucks call Brits limeys too! I didn't know Canadians used limeys for the British folk.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: eugenedakin on May 03, 2006, 11:31:46 PM
Less Canadians may be voting due to the awesome Hockey season .. Go Oilier Go .. chuckle
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Kenichi on May 04, 2006, 07:13:22 AM
I'm from the U.S., but more often than not I wish I was from another country.  Japan, Canada, Australia, Wales, just about anywhere else would be pretty damn cool.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on May 04, 2006, 07:50:58 AM
Cool stats. I found me on the who's on now. Mine is listed as my IP adress with the last piece missing. I guess that's what 2 firewalls gets you (software computer level firewall and network router level firewall).

Someone was viewing the forums from Harvard too.

Google brings quite a few people to the forums also.

A lot of Americans visit this site also.

I found a pie chart break down of countries too.
http://www.sitemeter.com/?a=stats&s=sm3mitchandre&r=83
Top 3: U.S., U.K., Canada (1-3)

I saw two users from 'Palestinian Territory, Occupied' That's nice.

Don't ask me why, but I appear to be in 'San Sisto, Emilia-Romagna', while I'm from the city of Bologna (San Sisto is a small village)! >:(
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on May 04, 2006, 06:57:42 PM
Albert is from a lunch meat. ;) Cool.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on May 05, 2006, 08:34:22 AM
Yes, I know.  :D
However, in Italy, we call it 'Mortadella', which is also the nickname (not only among his opponents) of our new prime minister, who actually is from Bologna.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Alberto_Kravina on May 05, 2006, 08:37:40 AM
...Prodi (the italian prime minister) is also called "Tortellino" or "Faccia da tortellino" which means "tortellino" and "tortellino face"...  ;D

Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Alberto_Kravina on May 05, 2006, 03:20:08 PM
By the way, I just noticed that I appear in Feldkirchen which is pretty far away from Feldkirch (where I actually live... :P )
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on May 05, 2006, 03:50:24 PM
Could we eat Feldkirchen or Feldkirch?  ;D

lol
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on May 05, 2006, 04:09:42 PM
I don't even show up on that map. I guess it doesn't like me.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on May 05, 2006, 04:25:23 PM
Check out delicious Bologna!  :D

(https://www.chemicalforums.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sitemeter.com%2Ffactbook%2F2005%2Fmaps%2FIT-map.gif&hash=556e8755143994789e6420b4d2fb3809)
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: P-man on May 05, 2006, 04:47:36 PM
How do you see yourself?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on May 05, 2006, 04:54:31 PM
C'mon, I just want to show constant thinker, at least, that actually there is a city in Italy called like 'a lunch meat' and where it is.

Just for fun.  :D
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Borek on May 05, 2006, 04:59:49 PM
You know, there is a district of Warsaw that is called W?ochy. And in Polish Italy is W?ochy too ;)

Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: lemonoman on May 07, 2006, 02:21:08 AM
Yes, I know.  :D
However, in Italy, we call it 'Mortadella', which is also the nickname (not only among his opponents) of our new prime minister, who actually is from Bologna.

I remember buying "Mortadella" at my grocery store...and I keep thinking, "This stuff looks and tastes a lot like bologna".  Now I know why :P

And looking at the sites that refer people to us...we get quite a few (more than I expected) hits from people looking for DRUGS lol...and I won't even ask me why we rank #6 in google when you type "Synthesis of Cocaine".

And this is the best one.

Go to Yahoo! and type in funny math quotes . we're #1 ! hahahahaha
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Mitch on May 07, 2006, 02:45:07 AM
At least we don't rank number 1 for "Jessica rabbit porn" anymore, that was kind of annoying.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: constant thinker on May 07, 2006, 03:22:31 PM
"Jessica Rabbit Porn"!?!? That's really funny.
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: P-man on May 13, 2006, 04:45:03 PM
Wassat supposed to be?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Equi on May 14, 2006, 05:36:16 AM
By the way, I just noticed that I appear in Feldkirchen which is pretty far away from Feldkirch (where I actually live... :P )
Everybody loves Carynthia  ;D

I appear in Kent?
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: xiankai on May 15, 2006, 06:58:04 AM
Singapore, Dakar

singapore isnt supposed to have a state, its a state in itself. LOL. i wonder where that "Dakar" came from
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Donaldson Tan on May 16, 2006, 06:04:46 PM
At least we don't rank number 1 for "Jessica rabbit porn" anymore, that was kind of annoying.

It was the personal text of one of our forum ex-members
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: lemonoman on May 17, 2006, 01:51:14 AM
At least we don't rank number 1 for "Jessica rabbit porn" anymore, that was kind of annoying.

It was the personal text of one of our forum ex-members

Sounds about right.  Currently chemicalforums.com ranks #1 on searches for:

"Trenshin on Refugia" courtesy of xiankai
"MSDS Blocks" courtesy of Mitch
"World Central" +"White bear" courtesy of geodome
"Mole Herder" courtesy of Mark Kness
billnotgatez courtesy of billnotgatez
"constant thinker" courtesy of constant thinker.

Sorry if I left anyone out...and as you can tell I was bored :D
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Albert on May 19, 2006, 03:55:33 PM
'half decent pharmaceutical chemist' too. At least on Google.co.uk
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Donaldson Tan on May 21, 2006, 01:58:08 PM
"World Central" +"White bear" courtesy of geodome

White bear? HAHAHA..
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: Isomer on July 07, 2006, 10:15:05 PM
I missed the voting, but I'm Canadian! I'm in Edmonton Alberta..  GO OILERS GO!!!!!
Title: Re: Canadian, Eh?
Post by: eugenedakin on July 29, 2006, 09:05:20 PM
Isomer,

I am from Edmonton too ...

Wow.. a small world

Eugene