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Posts from November 2012

Chicago's architecture

Madison at Clark, in the LoopMadison at Clark, in the Loop by heyho linda

MetaFilter member heyho shares why she chose to live in Chicago and all the bits of art and architecture that convinced her to stay there forever.

by mathowie

magic happens once in a lifetime.

Playing CardsPlaying Cards by ccarlstead (cc by)

IceCreamSocialist tells us a story about travel, drugs and a simple card trick.

by jessamyn

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by cortex

Secret Quonsar signups are open
Tis the season to swap stuff with other MeFites. Secret Quonsar sign ups are open through Tuesday November 20th.

by jessamyn

Puerto Rico as the 51st state?

What 51 stars could look like

You might have heard that Puerto Ricans recently voted in their elections to explore becoming the 51st state in the US. MetaFilter member verdeluz has a good overview of the somewhat confusing vote that took place that puts the possibility of statehood in a more realistic light.

by mathowie

Want to wager?
The return of an ancient MeFi tradition, the Election Prediction Contest.

by jessamyn

Jobs you do at night

A Light in the NightA Light in the Night by Zach Dischner (cc by)

MeFite Homeboy Trouble did some census data analysis of the American Community Survey to see what people were doing when they were working the afternoon/night shift.

Most of these are low paying jobs (19 of the top 20 are in the lowest quintile for wages). The top 10 occupations that are in the upper 60% for wages, by likelihood to arrive at work between 2-6 PM:
Athletes, coaches, umpires and related workers
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators and tenders, metal and plastic
Dancers and choreographers
Gaming managers
Mail sorters, processors and processing machine operators
Gaming services workers
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other
Metal furnace and kiln operators and tenders
Other teachers and instructors
Tire builders

by jessamyn

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