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I'm the CTO at Media Pop a software and social media consultancy in Singapore. We care about what we do, work hard and do fun things. If you know Python and want a job ping me at kit@mediapop.co. :)

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Jun
19
comment Are only 80% of Canadians born in the country?
@gerrit it's because the question is ancient before the rules were well defined. You'll get to close everything from that period then. ;)
May
20
comment Do you need to twist a tick out counter-clockwise?
@JanDoggen My title doesn't suggest any such thing. It suggests weather you should twist it counter-clockwise vs some other removal technique, but alternative method is not suggested in the title at all.
Apr
24
comment Is it possible to reliably examine if a girl is a virgin?
What an excellent source to use in this context! I'm struggling to understand what the conclusion of the review is trying to communicate. Is it saying it's reliable enough to perform the test, but the inaccuracies need to be highlighted - or - is it saying that it's unreliable and that the examiner should communicate why?
Apr
23
comment Is it possible to reliably examine if a girl is a virgin?
@AndrewGrimm That's a pretty dishonest article when it makes it seem like the accusation goes unchallenged, but literally the second half is the principal and others denying that it has happened. I don't see a reason to believe a former employee without any corroborating stories.
Apr
21
comment Has France ever won a war?
@Zibbobz Read the answers.
Apr
14
comment Does the US rank worse than other developed countries in infant mortality mostly because of differences in the definition of “infant mortality”?
The gap between the homogenous nordic (Sweden, Norway, Finland) and Denmark is weird and more curious than the US vs Europe.
Apr
13
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Apr
8
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
7
comment Do atheists commit far fewer crimes?
@DVK I was very careful to point I only answered your question, and wasn't making a point or drawing a parallel. I've never claimed I've anecdotal evidence to the contrary at any point. I just have interest in subject matters that sometimes touches on the USSR.
Apr
7
comment Do atheists commit far fewer crimes?
@DVK When did I claim I was an expert on the USSR? I only claimed your assertion is anecdotal.
Apr
7
comment Do atheists commit far fewer crimes?
@DVK I grew up in a dozen cities in Sweden, half the time in low income projects with big immigrant muslim populations. The Swedish immigrant muslims I met tend to be more like the reformist Jews (i.e. a lot of them would eat pork or drink alcohol, while still praying at home) more so than what I've seen anywhere else. I'm not making a point or drawing a parallel of any kind though, I'm just returning an answer since you asked.
Apr
6
comment Do atheists commit far fewer crimes?
Did you even grow up in the areas of the USSR that had a significant Muslim population? (i.e. central Asia) Don't you think it's conceivable that you simply didn't meet them because you were in a different place and it's a hard group to break into especially when religion is being alienated?
Apr
6
comment Do atheists commit far fewer crimes?
@DVK This isn't about the article, this is about a specific portion of your answer, the article has no bearing on whether portions of USSR remained religious or not. 500*200 = 1 million, which for starters is overly simplistic math, ignores reports of people forming their own mosques because of the state imposed lack of capacity. But okay your math is saying that only 2% of claimed muslims were practicing to the point of it being meaningful, much lower than todays American Jews. Even counting only orthodox Jews in America puts them at 10%. If that's your assertion then I'm out.
Apr
6
comment Do atheists commit far fewer crimes?
@DVK You think those 500 mosques were decorative? You think those reported self-hosted muslim activities was a secular social gathering independently of their labels? You think people are not religious unless they attend church every Sunday, pray 5 times a day, never have sex before marriage and that whole spiel? Really? It's profoundly offensive to equate someone that identifies as religious but doesn't follow their religious practices to the letter (weather by fear or culture) as an atheist. What you wrote was "nearly-100%-atheist USSR ", that has a very specific meaning.
Apr
6
comment Do non-religious people make more money?
@jamesqf I don't think we can assume as much since normally when we cite books it's through a member that owns it. I'm uncertain if a graph published on Wikipedia without any confirmation on our part would be an acceptable equivalent since Wikipedia is typically distrusted until proven otherwise. It would also be useful to investigate if there's a better source, particularly since 2006 when the book was published. It's up to researchers to identify the groups, I'd imagine it's all self-reported though.
Apr
6
revised Do non-religious people make more money?
Sklivvz is not difficult to spell.
Apr
6
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Apr
6
revised Do non-religious people make more money?
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Apr
6
comment Do non-religious people make more money?
@Himarm You have a good point and normally we would ask to normalize for education level, but there's a separate issue to consider which is that the origin of the claims is weather or not the entire population of non-religious people are rich enough to fund their legal defense. In which case we would actually need totals. I don't think it's impossible to compare across education levels though, there's no shortage of educated religious people even if demographics shift as people get higher education. Maybe the ones that remain or become religious when getting their PhD are the smart ones. ;)
Apr
6
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