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Old 07-06-2020, 05:15 PM   #2806
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I'm surprised that CD sales are at nearly half of their all-time peak.
I thought, "CDs are dead-- it's all streaming now" ??

You are supposed to look at how thick the CD color is, not how high the top of it is. It goes from being really thick to tapering off to maybe a tenth of its size. CD sales are way down.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:32 PM   #2807
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I'm surprised that CD sales are at nearly half of their all-time peak.
I thought, "CDs are dead-- it's all streaming now" ??
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You are supposed to look at how thick the CD color is, not how high the top of it is. It goes from being really thick to tapering off to maybe a tenth of its size. CD sales are way down.
hmmm.. I'm reading an 'X' and a 'Y' axis, with several categories superimposed on top of each other. Could it really be that the "floor" of the 'X' axis moves upwards when there is stuff "underneath" it? If that's what this graph means, someone needs to be fired. Out of a cannon into space.
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:39 AM   #2808
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or a catapult.

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Old 07-07-2020, 08:32 PM   #2809
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It's a graph of total revenue of the music industry. The colors are how much of that revenue came from each source.
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Old 07-07-2020, 09:50 PM   #2810
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You're right, we have to remember Flint is colorblind.

Anyway, This is the US contribution to the WHO budget.
I'd say Europe is a little light.
But four guys from London can't need that much.
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:40 AM   #2811
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hmmm.. I'm reading an 'X' and a 'Y' axis, with several categories superimposed on top of each other. Could it really be that the "floor" of the 'X' axis moves upwards when there is stuff "underneath" it? If that's what this graph means, someone needs to be fired. Out of a cannon into space.
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It's a graph of total revenue of the music industry. The colors are how much of that revenue came from each source.
You can confirm this by looking at the color for vinyl. In the late 1980s, vinyl tapered off to next to nothing as CDs replaced records. When you look at the chart, vinyl is still that thin black line at the very top. There is no way that vinyl outperformed CDs and everything else all along. There are currently no record stores in my town. Vinyl is dead. But it's still at the top in the chart.
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:23 PM   #2812
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lol Griff

yeah, glatt, Yeah I was able to tease it out by challenging hypotheses

and now this-- the stonks market grows inversely to 45's re-election
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:09 PM   #2813
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Stocks are only reporting what happened four and more years ago. And, of course, the short term emotions.

One trend is obvious. Damage has been done. That short term rally does only undoes some damage. And ends an Obama economy growth:
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:13 PM   #2814
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tw, that chart is kinda crap

why are the y axis labels truncated?

why are there no units of measure / legend?

why does the y axis appear to be non linear?

what the hell are you talking about only four or more years earlier?
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Old 07-09-2020, 12:33 PM   #2815
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only four or more years earlier?
but also short-term stuff
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Old 07-09-2020, 11:58 PM   #2816
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But if you're not doing anything wrong you don't have anything to worry about, amirite?
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:38 PM   #2817
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Old 07-13-2020, 01:24 AM   #2818
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Where has Google Street view covered?
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:18 AM   #2819
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That’s a cool map. It still annoys me that Germany banned street view.
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:09 PM   #2820
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what the hell are you talking about only four or more years earlier?
Anyone, with basic economic knowledge, knows that economic data is mostly reporting what was started or ongoing four years previous. So many examples from history demonstrate that. And repeated here often.

The classic example. Stock market crashed in 1929. When were jobs lost? 1933.

Tax cuts tend to create recessions more than 4 years later. As repeated in history including the famous Kennedy tax cut.

Trump's booming economy was simply the legacy of Obama. The Donald, of course, takes credit for everything - his ego gets in the way of honesty.

Carter administration encouraged the Fed to raise interest rates approaching 20%. When did those massive interest rate hikes finally fix stagflation? Around Reagan's fifth year. Economic data rarely reports anything about this year. Exceptions tend to be something so catastrophic as to even immediately affect spread sheets. Such as a nationwide shutdown.

Irrelevant is what axises are. You are expected to know such facts. It is widely and publicly available. Trends are obvious and relevant. Well understood by anyone. Demonstrated even when George Jr was creating major economic damage with his Mission Accomplished war.
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