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How Many Transgenders In America? 0.006% = About 20,000. Total. [CBD]

Commenter Golfman provided this very interesting link: Interactive map: Census estimates for transgender population by state. A quick perusal of both the high and low estimates gives me a very rough calculation of about 6 transgenders/100,000 Americans. Following the link...

"Calculate Your Choices" - 'THE ACCOUNTANT' Poster Takes Aim

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first poster for THE ACCOUNTANT starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow. The film is directed by Gavin O'Connor from a screenplay written by Bill Dubuque. Show More Summary

Helicopter Money is small beer, and normal

Let's do a back-of-the-envelope calculation. Assume a 5% currency/Nominal GDP ratio. Assume the government/central bank wants to use helicopter money to permanently raise the level of NGDP by 5% above what it would otherwise be. So the stock of currency...

How to Choose the Right Server Monitoring Tool for Your Business

If you have tried to run a website, you know that success is often determined not by clever design, or valuable content, or carefully calculated user experience. Instead, the success of the website is often determined by something as mundane as aware of server and network issues when they arise. Show More Summary

Twitter Tweaks 140 Character Calculation

Today, Twitter announced a number of changes aimed at creating richer public conversations by eliminating elements that currently count towards the 140 character limit. Certain elements that previously ate into the 140 character cap (e.g. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans plotting how to take Trump out of the picture and run against Clinton

Mitch McConnell is very likely to lose the Senate majority this November. A map that was already favorable to Democrats has been made more so by Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination. So McConnell and team are calculating what...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

A take-down of Donald Trump’s nutty plan to round up and deport 11 million people: “By any tally, the costs would be enormous. The American Action Forum, a conservative-leaning research group, calculated the federal outlay to be at least $400 billion, and then only if the deportations were stretched over 20 years. But the proposals’ main flaw, […]

Find the Opportunity Cost of Buying a Car With This Buy or Lease Calculator

There are a number of factors that go into your decision to buy or lease a car . Opportunity cost is one factor that might get overlooked, though. This calculator from MarketWatch considers the potential return you’d get by leasing and investing instead of buying. Read more...

Refugees will repay EU spending almost twice over in five years - report

``... refugees are unlikely to decrease wages or raise unemployment for native workers, Legrain says, citing past studies by labour economists. Most significantly, Legrain calculates that while the absorption of so many refugees will...Show More Summary

Mobile apps, games are energy thieves

EnergyBox is a tool that measures and calculates how much energy is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the Internet to use apps and games. Now a researcher has found major opportunities for energy efficiency.

Hillary Clinton: A Vote for Me is a Vote for Bill!

I wonder if there is any end to Hillary Clinton’s calculation or ambition. I think almost anyone else would be so bothered by the idea that people intensely dislike them personally that they would emphatically reject the idea of running on their husband’s popularity. Show More Summary

Retreat of the ice followed by millennia of methane release

Scientists have calculated that the present day ice sheets keep vast amounts of climate gas methane in check. Ice sheets are heavy and cold, providing pressure and temperatures that contain methane in form of ice-like substance called gas hydrate. Show More Summary

Amid all the referendum excitement, the long wait for a rate hike goes on

My regular column is available to subscribers on This is an excerpt. Thursday?s Bank of England inflation report press conference was, by my calculation, the 29th since interest rates last changed. I may have missed one or two...

Mapping The Most Miserable Countries In The World

Every year, the Cato Institute publishes a list of the world’s most “miserable countries” by using a simple economic formula to calculate the scores. Described as a Misery Index, the tally for each country can be found by adding theShow More Summary

This Calculator Estimates How Much Slower You'll Run With Age

Try as we might to fight or deny it, old age will impact our running and athletic ability. By age 35, the rates of decline are so predictably linear that this calculator by a Yale economics professor maps out just how slowly you can expect to run the same distance as the years run by. Read more...

Case Study on Benchmarking Consulting Co. Moves XLS Calculations to Online Solution

A UK consulting firm engaged Elegant MicroWeb to design an online bench-marking system to replace the existing bench-marking process which was managed by spreadsheet, and transfer complex calculations to a flexible online system that would allow for redesign of benchmark parameters and standards and integration with workflow and user management. Show More Summary

8 #NeverTrump Republicans Who Now Say #SureOKTrump

No one was more taken for a loop by Donald Trump becoming the GOP's presumptive nominee than the Republicans who, months earlier, took the calculated risk of publicly ridiculing, criticizing and disavowing him.  Tepid endorsements have begun to trickle in awkwardly from party leaders like Mitch McConnell, who suggested months ago that if Trump...

Why Are The Numbers On A Calculator And A Phone Reversed?

Why are the numbers on a calculator and a phone reversed? This question was originally answered on Quora by Paul Stockley.

Thumbtack trip calculator helps residents budget the move

One of the few things worse than moving is being asked by a friend to help them move. You can't say no, at least not if you're a true friend. But something you can do is recommend they try Thumbtack's new trip calculator, so they can see how much they should be paying you for helping them, or how affordable it is to hire actual movers...

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