Talk:2796: Real Estate Analysis

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I suspect the hover text is reference to the song ‘Rocket Man’ and the lyric ‘Mars ‘ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids’ but I’m not sure it’s strong enough to include. Thoughts? 16:10, 30 June 2023 (UTC)

I don't know if that would be my first interpretation, but it's not necessarily wrong. Feel free to add it! (This wiki is supposed to include multiple interpretations if they exist.) DownGoer (talk) 17:32, 30 June 2023 (UTC)
It seems like a bit of a stretch to me. BunsenH (talk) 23:33, 30 June 2023 (UTC)

He omitted Pluto, but included the Moon, which isn't any kind of planet. Furthermore, the Moon should get a much higher score on proximity to shops than all the other planets (it's only 250K miles away, versus hundreds of millions of miles). Barmar (talk) 18:33, 30 June 2023 (UTC)

Massive disrespect to Pluto :( 18:37, 30 June 2023 (UTC)
The Moon is okay but there's no atmosphere. 21:18, 30 June 2023 (UTC)
For atmosphere, you really want to look into Venus and the gas giants (cool name for a band?). Pluto, on the other hand, has a lot of heart. 12:24, 1 July 2023 (UTC)
He also omitted Sol. More people have worshipped it than Earth, so it's even more glaring than Pluto. 23:53, 30 June 2023 (UTC)

Isn't "proximity to shops and restaurants" a significant contributor to most "walkability score[s]"? It seems weird that the x and y axes are confounded in such an obvious way, is there a deeper message? JohnHawkinson (talk) 21:16, 30 June 2023 (UTC)

If I live across the street from a store, but that street’s a busy highway, I’d say I lived near a store, but I wouldn’t necessarily want to walk there. Intara (talk) 05:42, 1 July 2023 (UTC)
Sure. It's not the only contributor. Just a significant one. JohnHawkinson (talk) 00:48, 2 July 2023 (UTC)
That reminds me of my vacation in Egypt with the hotel being "in front on a fastfood". Sure the McDonalds was right in front, but there was a double-three-lines highway, making the line-of-sight proximity totally irrelevant. 07:35, 3 July 2023 (UTC)
There are several algorithms for converting a basis for an inner product space to an ortho-normal basis for the space. 16:24, 7 July 2023 (UTC)

The moon and Mercury should also be pretty good in the "low noise" and "scenic" scales. Depending on whether one wants to count radio noise, and the effects of the magnetic tornadoes on Mercury. BunsenH (talk) 23:33, 30 June 2023 (UTC)

You really can't walk on most of the surface. More than 70% is water.

Hold my wine... -- Jesus (talk) 01:18-02:23, 25 December 1 (UTC)

I'm not convinced that the total silence of Mars would be desirable. Humans have evolved in an environment where some level of noise is expected - complete silence might well quickly lead to some significantly deleterious mental effects. (Of course, the complete isolation from other humans wouldn't help either.) 09:25, 3 July 2023 (UTC)

It is indeed hard to distinguish the non-Earth bodies from each other. A logarithmic scale might help ;-) Jkshapiro (talk) 14:47, 9 June 2024 (UTC)