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  1. soulx
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    http://www.worldometers.info/
    If you're wondering how they get this information accurately, check their FAQ.


    According to their website, Worldometers is managed by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers "with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world". It is further claimed that "sources are carefully selected to include only data published by the most reputable organizations and statistical offices in the world". Indeed, it is an impressive list, and includes our very own Statistics Canada (1). For each hyper-linked clock, you can see what statistical sources are used to compile the figures. However, there are many clocks for which there are no sources linked - and in these cases, there may or may not be footnotes.

    And what about the real-time aspect . . . how does that work? According to Worldometers, the real-time numbers are based on Worldometers’ algorithm "that processes the latest and most accurate statistical data available together with its estimated progression to compute the current millisecond number to be displayed on each counter based on the specific time set on each visitor’s computer clock". You can consult their frequently asked questions page to learn more about the mechanism. - TPL[/p]

    The statistics are frightening. Especially the days to the end of oil statistic. According to that, if we consume oil at current rates we are going to run out of oil in about 42 years. That's 2053 and within my lifetime!
     
  2. The Pi

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    That refers to conventional, commercially recoverable oil reserves that are available using current methods.

    There's more oil than that in the world, multiples more.
     
  3. ProtoKun7

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    More fun to frighten people though, isn't it? [​IMG]
     
  4. shlong

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    This.
    The oil figure is only for economically viable sources.
    IIRC, Alaska(?) has ~300 years of oil beneath it?
     
  5. The Pi

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    Something like that, Canada has fuckloads aswell.
     
  6. EvangelionEX

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    Perhaps maybe [​IMG]

    LOL I thought this is some website but instead of giving internets, you give worlds XD
     
  7. CannonFoddr

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    Hang on - where's the counter for 'How much the Gaming/Video/Music industries has lost due to Piracy' ??
     
  8. Goli

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    Yes.
    If it helps people protect themselves and stop spending money on smoking and/or drinking then fine by me.
    They should add a counter for people who die because of self-medication.