Category Archives: Random

The Slowest Growth on Record for the Nation’s Population

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2021 national and state population estimates and components of change released, the population of the United States grew in the past year by 392,665, or 0.1%, the lowest rate since the nation’s founding. The … Continue reading

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Engineering and science doctorate recipients in the United States from 1957 to 2017

The graph below (link) shows the number of science and engineering doctorate recipients in the United States from 1957 to 2017. The number has increased from 8,611 in 1957 to 54,664 in 2017, a 6.3x increase. Over the same time, the US … Continue reading

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Moving Up on Lichess.org

Another 402 games and I managed to improve my Rapid chess rating from 2000 (I mentioned it in my previous post) to 2100 on Lichess.org. Rapid (10 mins per player with no added time for each move) is what I … Continue reading

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Which Countries are EU Contributors and Beneficiaries?

Interesting data… https://www.statista.com/chart/18794/net-contributors-to-eu-budget/

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Excellent documentary film about the original venture capitalists and the companies they helped to start and grow–like Apple, Intel, Genentech, Cisco, Tandem and Atari. Highly recommend it.  It is available on Netflix.

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