Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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xaosenkosmos has limned out a map of the US in terms of porny vs. pornless zip codes (work safe). Bigger version here. Full explanation here. I like demographic maps. This reminds me of those 'earth at night' photos.

I once tried to do this with head injury data, correlating it with zip codes for Pennsylvania, plotting it on a map of the state in circles sized to represent annual head injuries per zip code. Interesting results, but kind of flaky, and plagued with outliers: single head injuries in zips with small populations produced huge outliers that looked impressive on the map but didn't mean much. I was still trying to figure out how to deal with this when my hospital and medical school went bankrupt.


SAI


meaning: administer

主宰 == shusai == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) supervision, chairmanship
宰相 == saishou == (noun) Prime Minister


Top radical is 'house/building'. Bottom radical is 'needle' (辛), originally a tattooing needle, which was used to mark slaves and prisoners. This character originally referred to prisoners in a building, but evolved to mean the supervision of such prisoners, and meanings such as 'administrate' in general. Henshall suggests taking the 'needle' radical in its meaning of 'sharp'', and as a mnemonic: 'Building houses sharp administration.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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