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Who knows a decent map service on the Web? Except for Google's and alike, I mean.
For example, I wanted to find some physical maps of the UK's regions. One recent guy gave me errors instead of pages...
In one of other threads I shared some www.justmaps.org.  But its helpfulness seems rather limited to finding towns (within countries or otherwise larger regions; it looks simpler than using Google-like zoomables).
So what do you know? ???

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I do think it's interesting, but it requires quite a bit of background knowledge and parsing to make it so.
I'll admit I find it more interesting today, with more time to look.

Lots of much bigger countries have to do with the same money underdeveloped States have. Chile has Alabama's economy for example. At almost 5 times the population and way more area. Tennessee is compared to South Africa. Initially I was like, yeah I get it; They make arguably bad movies, we make arguably bad music, fair enough. (lol) But on closer look I see the huge difference. South Africa having 4x the land mass and almost 8x the population.

I was a little surprised Brazil does as well as Texas. Some make sense. If you didn't know California and New York did well. Now you do. Washington Seattle is a little surprising compared with Belgium, for me. Lots of manufacturing/fabricating corporations have plants up there, though.

Doesn't Alaska have oil?
That is all. And without any of the usual infrastructure/industries associated. They just pump it out of there.

*edited my derpy grammar.
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What the hell is that place they call it Portugal?? Well, congratulations to them, the rest seems to be an agglomerate of third world countries, something that doesn't surprises no one.
A matter of attitude.

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Oklahoma

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Lots of much bigger countries have to do with the same money underdeveloped States have. Chile has Alabama's economy for example.

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Tennessee is compared to South Africa. Initially I was like, yeah I get it; They make arguably bad movies, we make arguably bad music, fair enough. (lol) But on closer look I see the huge difference. South Africa having 4x the land mass and almost 8x the population.

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I was a little surprised Brazil does as well as Texas.
The GDP number by itself does not say anything. It only says how large the economy is, it does not say what it is or how it is doing. The structure of main economy sectors, exports vs imports, population size and territory, fiscal health, etc., all this remains completely hidden when you are comparing mere GDP numbers.

Contra mainstream economic theory, price is not information. A price label by itself conveys no information whatsoever. When you, in addition to the price label, know the product that bears the price label, some information may dawn, but this map does not attempt this. For example about 12 Big Mac meals could be equated with a barrel of crude oil based on price, but the fact remains that oil won't feed you at all, while Big Mac meals arguably do.

GDP per capita would be much more informative. Up to a limit again.

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Valence is based on songs' key, harmony and beats - and ignores the lyrics altogether.

"It's all from the waveform," said Eliot Van Buskirk, data storyteller at Spotify.

"The song Happy by Pharrell Williams has an incredible high valence rating, as one would expect, even though the valence attribute has no idea that the song is literally called Happy."

There's a clear Eurovision gloom belt cutting across central and eastern Europe, but things perk up significantly if you look further east and to Scandinavia.

What's the valence rating for this one? How does one find out? :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAh9NRGNhUU

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Estonia has a good operatic performer this year (Russian singer). And the song is in Italian. No gay or romantic dancing. No other fooling around. It cannot place anywhere high, but good enough it got to the finals.

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Happy valence
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Hmmm... Perhaps "valence" evaluates how close a waveform matches Pharrell Williams' "Happy".

That's easy. :)
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It cannot place anywhere high, but good enough it got to the finals.
I like it. Not like your usual eastern-style pop. ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76KOUIfDry8

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@ersi I didn't listen to all of them but among those I listened to France's and Estonia's entries were the best:

https://youtu.be/vjLuTtUv0Ns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImawXdXIGd8

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It should be called the Euro-Gay-Vision.  :eyes:
Proud that Portugal to be in the last place.
A matter of attitude.

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What if Australia won? The singers of all Europe (and their most passionate fans) would have to travel halfway across the globe, the show must begin at 21:00 CET, but it's something like 5 a.m. in Australia...

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What if Australia won? The singers of all Europe (and their most passionate fans) would have to travel halfway across the globe, the show must begin at 21:00 CET, but it's something like 5 a.m. in Australia...
Nope, the condition for Australia participating at the EuroGayVision is that if they win the next context it will be in Europe, paid by the Australians.
Where? In the UK obviously. Good thing the Brexit.
A matter of attitude.

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Rubbish
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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A matter of attitude.

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Wooh, what a nerve considering we are helping to subsidise your country's begging bowl! :devil:
"Quit you like men:be strong"

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Estonia has a good operatic performer this year (Russian singer). And the song is in Italian. No gay or romantic dancing. No other fooling around. It cannot place anywhere high, but good enough it got to the finals.

There is a tradition for opera in Eurovision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxFXfg3HYuE