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2013-04-21 04:06:02 PM
Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?
 
2013-04-21 04:43:21 PM

Uisce Beatha: Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?


I appreciate a deslidefied link in the comments but I don't think Fark should start thwarting other site's revenue efforts.
 
2013-04-21 05:07:42 PM
i.imgur.com

1.bp.blogspot.com

/avoid the Peach Trees
 
2013-04-21 05:27:29 PM

Altair: Uisce Beatha: Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?

I appreciate a deslidefied link in the comments but I don't think Fark should start thwarting other site's revenue efforts.


There's revenue efforts, then there's being assholes. Slideshows are not revenue efforts.
 
2013-04-21 06:48:49 PM

doglover: Altair: Uisce Beatha: Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?

I appreciate a deslidefied link in the comments but I don't think Fark should start thwarting other site's revenue efforts.

There's revenue efforts, then there's being assholes. Slideshows are not revenue efforts.


farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-04-21 06:59:47 PM
Do these Megacities have uniformed law-enforcement personnel?
 
2013-04-21 07:00:34 PM
And Seoul is the only one there that isn't a shiathole.
 
2013-04-21 07:02:12 PM
I think I just threw up in your pants.
 
2013-04-21 07:05:38 PM

I think my favorite thing about the most recent Dredd movie is that Dredd never ever ever stopped frowning. The actor must've busted some muscles to keep that permanent grimace on his face, or they just put Botox in the wrong places.


cdn.pastemagazine.com

 
2013-04-21 07:07:37 PM

ha-ha-guy: And Seoul is the only one there that isn't a shiathole.


Seconded.

/ hope it's not turned into one by NK shelling.
 
2013-04-21 07:07:57 PM
i921.photobucket.com
That's not densely packed.  This is densely packed.  33,000 residents in less than 7 square acres.

And no government, let alone HOAs...
 
2013-04-21 07:16:10 PM

RatMaster999: [i921.photobucket.com image 850x600]
That's not densely packed.  This is densely packed.  33,000 residents in less than 7 square acres.

And no government, let alone HOAs...


That doesn't exist any more.
 
2013-04-21 07:18:30 PM
I live about 20 miles outside of a town with a density of 200/sq mi and I'm getting a kick out of those pictures.
On one hand, I feel bad for people to live in such horrid conditions, on the other hand it means more room for the rest of us.

/lived in Tokyo for 3 years
//had a great time
///could not imagine to ever go back
 
2013-04-21 07:19:02 PM

Iplaybass: RatMaster999: [i921.photobucket.com image 850x600]
That's not densely packed.  This is densely packed.  33,000 residents in less than 7 square acres.

And no government, let alone HOAs...

That doesn't exist any more.


Came to say this. One of my favorite moments in Baraka.
 
2013-04-21 07:19:21 PM
RatMaster999: And no government, let alone HOAs...

No government ... except for the government that tore it down back in 1993/94.
 
2013-04-21 07:24:30 PM

RatMaster999: [i921.photobucket.com image 850x600]
That's not densely packed.  This is densely packed.  33,000 residents in less than 7 square acres.

And no government, let alone HOAs...


7 square acres?  I was not aware they'd created 4-D apartment buildings.
 
2013-04-21 07:24:55 PM

ha-ha-guy: And Seoul is the only one there that isn't a shiathole.


I think if Manhattan was factored in by itself it would be in the top 10.
 
2013-04-21 07:27:38 PM

RatMaster999: That's not densely packed.  This is densely packed.  33,000 residents in less than 7 square acres.

And no government, let alone HOAs...


The walled city of Kowloon was torn down in 1994, so no government, no HOAs, no buildings, except for the temple. It's a park now.
 
2013-04-21 07:27:41 PM
i34.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-21 07:31:52 PM

DrewCurtisJr: ha-ha-guy: And Seoul is the only one there that isn't a shiathole.

I think if Manhattan was factored in by itself it would be in the top 10.


Manhattan has about 26,000 people per square mile if I remember correctly.  So yeah, it should be on this list.
 
2013-04-21 07:32:18 PM
And I have 0.0 interest in living in any of them.
 
2013-04-21 07:40:07 PM

Jocundry: DrewCurtisJr: ha-ha-guy: And Seoul is the only one there that isn't a shiathole.

I think if Manhattan was factored in by itself it would be in the top 10.

Manhattan has about 26,000 people per square mile if I remember correctly.  So yeah, it should be on this list.


Just looked it up. New York City is about 27,000 per square mile.  Manhattan is  69,771 per square mile.
 
2013-04-21 07:44:46 PM

mjjt: [i34.tinypic.com image 600x710]


That is really cool
 
2013-04-21 07:46:30 PM

Oldiron_79: And I have 0.0 interest in living in any of them.


I lived in New Delhi and spent a lot of time in Kolkata and Mumbai. You are correct.
 
2013-04-21 07:47:28 PM

Uisce Beatha: Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?


Is it really so hard to click your left mouse button?  img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-21 07:49:21 PM

Jocundry: Jocundry: DrewCurtisJr: ha-ha-guy: And Seoul is the only one there that isn't a shiathole.

I think if Manhattan was factored in by itself it would be in the top 10.

Manhattan has about 26,000 people per square mile if I remember correctly.  So yeah, it should be on this list.

Just looked it up. New York City is about 27,000 per square mile.  Manhattan is  69,771 per square mile.


Yep.  The only reason that NYC isn't on the list is because it's restricted to "Megacities", which have a lower limit of 10 million.  NYC is at around 8.3 right now.
 
2013-04-21 07:49:59 PM

doglover: Altair: Uisce Beatha: Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?

I appreciate a deslidefied link in the comments but I don't think Fark should start thwarting other site's revenue efforts.

There's revenue efforts, then there's being assholes. Slideshows are not revenue efforts.


Get used to it, doggy.  Slideshows are here to stay.
 
2013-04-21 07:53:20 PM

skinink: I think my favorite thing about the most recent Dredd movie is that Dredd never ever ever stopped frowning. The actor must've busted some muscles to keep that permanent grimace on his face, or they just put Botox in the wrong places.


Well that was random.
 
2013-04-21 07:55:57 PM
Slideshows?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/repagination/
 
2013-04-21 08:07:01 PM

DrewCurtisJr: ha-ha-guy: And Seoul is the only one there that isn't a shiathole.

I think if Manhattan was factored in by itself it would be in the top 10.


The whole thing is an exercise in "what counts as a city".  If you counted Tokyo as "The 23 special wards", it would be 5th on the list (37,500/mi^2).  Counting all of Tokyo Prefecture?  That includes some 'cities', just outside the classic '23 wards', that are as dense as Manhattan.  It also includes some rice paddies and wildlife reserves out west and even some totally non-contiguous islands.

Likewise, "NYC" includes some relatively open land out on Staten Island.  NYC... at least you have physical boundaries to define "this is Manhattan".  Tokyo? Lines on a map. There are parts of Tokyo that are clearly less 'Tokyo' than Yokohama is, and it isn't.
 
2013-04-21 08:07:12 PM
The other four boroughs of NYC have a fair amount of housing that's one-, two-, and three-families.  Medium density by U.S. standards.  Manhattan has a huge park plus it also has large amounts of land area given over to office buildings that have no residents, driving population density down.

Somerville, Mass., is one of the most densely populated places in the U.S., believe it or not.  It's all residential, with mostly 2- and 3-family homes, and no large parks nor large areas zoned for solely non-residential uses.  I've seen claims that in the 1950s, before the construction of I-93, when it was a lot more common for families to have 3 kids and up, and when Somerville was largely occupied by families rather than groups of nonrelated young-adult roommates, it was the densest place in the United States.
 
2013-04-21 08:14:04 PM
What's up from Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1,992 per sq mile, suck it ppl without lawns to tell ppl to GTFO

46.6 per square mile in the state of Oklahoma.

We got land y'all

/oil and natural gas too
 
2013-04-21 08:19:26 PM

Mock26: doglover: Altair: Uisce Beatha: Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?

I appreciate a deslidefied link in the comments but I don't think Fark should start thwarting other site's revenue efforts.

There's revenue efforts, then there's being assholes. Slideshows are not revenue efforts.

Get used to it, doggy.  Slideshows are here to stay.


I've never clicked through one.
 
2013-04-21 08:27:20 PM

JolobinSmokin: What's up from Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1,992 per sq mile, suck it ppl without lawns to tell ppl to GTFO

46.6 per square mile in the state of Oklahoma.

We got land y'all

/oil and natural gas too


For all of Canada - 9 people per square mile
 
2013-04-21 08:27:59 PM
Lived in town once, never again. The animals in the stick got nothing on the vermin the live in cities.
 
2013-04-21 08:32:39 PM

Lawnchair: Likewise, "NYC" includes some relatively open land out on Staten Island.  NYC... at least you have physical boundaries to define "this is Manhattan".  Tokyo? Lines on a map. There are parts of Tokyo that are clearly less 'Tokyo' than Yokohama is, and it isn't.


Yes, I know. I was just trying to point out that you can have high density without 3rd world, teaming impoverished masses. High density living may not be for everyone, but it can work, and work well.
 
2013-04-21 08:42:04 PM

RatMaster999: [i921.photobucket.com image 850x600]
That's not densely packed.  This is densely packed.  33,000 residents in less than 7 square acres.

And no government, let alone HOAs...


And no longer exists
 
2013-04-21 08:51:17 PM
Good, y'all stay over there.

/skin is crawling
 
2013-04-21 08:51:48 PM
And most of these are in places where Western medicine took hold, but Western population control did not.

Conclusion: Western civilization should never have been exported.
 
2013-04-21 08:54:14 PM

ajinbc: For all of Canada - 9 people per square mile


The vast majority live in a narrow strip along the border. The rest is trees and snow.
 
2013-04-21 08:58:11 PM
OTOH, in the preface to Mao's Great Famine, the author talks of "estimates rang[ing] from 15 to 32 million excess deaths" [emphasis added], then goes on to state that "at least 45 million people died unnecessarily between 1958 and 1962."

If your country can lose that many people that quickly and still soldier on then we're not talking about "excess deaths," we're talking about a former excess of people. So what those figures mean is that before 1962 there were at least a dozen million too many Chinese.

Contrast that with the population crash in the Americas when European diseases showed up: as the book 1491 shows the American aborigines were pretty much wiped out before whites showed up in great numbers to start killing them with bullets. Far from an excess of people, in many parts of the continents there weren't enough American natives to survive with their cultures & civilizations intact, regardless of how many people lived in "The New World" in 1491.

There has to be a middle way to downsize the population. I propose concentrating our efforts on peoples that are in no danger of dying out entirely, such as the denizens of these megacities as well as the most populous urban areas of China, Brazil, the UK and the USA, which unlike the pre-invasion Americas have enough cultural material preserved and disseminated for their population to decrease markedly without wiping these peoples out as peoples. Maybe we should find a way to simply nuke every conurbation with more than 1 million people.

Failing that pipedream the least we could do is distribute birth control techniques and information to cut down on the number of unplanned pregnancies. (E.g., if you must rape your little sister you could avoid knocking her up.)
 
2013-04-21 08:59:07 PM
Algebrat:

NYC is at around 8.3 right now.


Nuke it from orbit.
 
2013-04-21 09:00:41 PM

lordargent: Slideshows?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/repagination/


Thanks. Let's see what it does.

By the way, I'm drinkin' again.

/ "Again?"
 
2013-04-21 09:02:28 PM
BigRightRear:

Lived in town once, never again. The animals in the stick got nothing on the vermin the live in cities.

Hey! I resemble that remark.
 
2013-04-21 09:05:36 PM

FrancoFile: RatMaster999: [i921.photobucket.com image 850x600]
That's not densely packed.  This is densely packed.  33,000 residents in less than 7 square acres.

And no government, let alone HOAs...

7 square acres?  I was not aware they'd created 4-D apartment buildings.


That might be the best comment I've seen in days.
 
2013-04-21 09:13:09 PM

doglover: Mock26: doglover: Altair: Uisce Beatha: Is it REALLY that hard to link to the deslidefied version instead?

I appreciate a deslidefied link in the comments but I don't think Fark should start thwarting other site's revenue efforts.

There's revenue efforts, then there's being assholes. Slideshows are not revenue efforts.

Get used to it, doggy.  Slideshows are here to stay.

I've never clicked through one.



img.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-21 09:20:18 PM

JolobinSmokin: What's up from Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1,992 per sq mile, suck it ppl without lawns to tell ppl to GTFO

46.6 per square mile in the state of Oklahoma.

We got land y'all

/oil and natural gas too


My hometown is 552 p.s.m., somehow.  Some parts feel like it, some don't.  My vacation next month (to the Grand Canyon area) will struggle to find entire counties larger than my state that don't have as many people as my town.  It's going to be a bit culture-shocky to say the least.
 
2013-04-21 09:24:45 PM
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2013-04-21 10:06:54 PM
Underwear inventory?
 
2013-04-21 10:13:33 PM

RatMaster999: 7 square acres


Three-dimensional apartments are so 20th century. We all live in hypercubes today.

robertinventor.com
 
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