Message from Ald in Nice Respectable People Group #general
Argentina has a pretty strong white majority though, from what I’ve read.
With very little native presence, and almost no blacks.
I go down there with my fiancé for polo. All white.
Outside of the cities at least
Which can be more mixed
Well I don’t spend much time in Buenos, which is mixed. The ranches and stuff we visit are nearly 100% white. They look like Germans who have Spanish names
Although, keep in mind, I think “white” as a category is very loose in Latin America and includes middle easterners of all varieties and people who are like a quarter non white.
It can be very easy to get an isolated picture. SA countries are very segregated, including Argentina
Our developer team is all Uruguay based. A few of them moved to Austin and I flew out to see them. Probably half of them looked like me.
Didn't expect that from Brazil
I was under the impression that Argentina is majority white. Not sure where the 30% came from
Stan Lee died
@Jacob it's actually a compelling argument. Also: https://www.thetrueathleteproject.org/uploads/3/1/3/9/31399101/mindfulness-clock-now_4_orig.gif
@TMatthews I don’t know how accurate that map is, I thought Argentina was whiter than that too.
But yeah I'm actually kind of a fan of the conclusions, getting rid of the timezones. It would make a lot of things easier.
That’s the impression I got when I was there. Though again, there are definitely areas that are very mixed and much darker and more South American.
Well the map says over 85% European ancestry
So 80% doesn't count?
At 80% I'd bet they're indistinguishable
@Jacob what was *your* argument for dropping time zones? Kinda interested in this as a topic now
Probably a German enclave, so many blondes
@ThisIsChris So you can make plans without people in different time zones easily and without risk of getting it wrong
@Jacob yeah, it would be cool too forcing people to think about where the sun will be when they make plans. Like for example, my office hours are relatively stable, and then for some arbitrary reason chosen by the government we all started coming an hour later in the day and leaving an hour later in the day with respect to the sun. Why did we do this, it makes no sense.
Although I guess it's kind of like a currency or a language, it's too keep everyone in sync.
Makes sense when you dont have electricity.
So that for people with regular schedules, now they *all* agree to meet an hour later than they previously did, and they didn't have to coordinate it they just listened to the government's time zone
I heard that part of the reason Spain's economy sucks is because their time zone is wrong and they do everything at weird times because they want to fit in with the other countries use their same schedules
I suspect its more because they mixed too much with Moors
Hm yeah, portugal actually uses a different time zone even though they are right there
@Jacob I don't understand this "risk of getting it wrong." I mean, when you and your friends plan to meet at Pizza Hut for dinner...do you then discuss _which_ Pizza Hut, and make sure you're going to the right address? It just never made sense to me that time zones were ever a valid excuse for getting something wrong...lol. You double check and confirm. Maybe that's just the hardass Army NCO in me 😂
_Stands in front of P.T. formation the Monday after daylight savings time change, and see Private Joe Snuffy run up an hour late, exclaiming, "the time change screwed me up...sorry, Sergeant!" ...really? Private Snuffy? 50 people had no trouble getting here on time, and you want to use that excuse?_