Message from Alexander Pechorin in Nice Respectable People Group #general


2018-11-12 21:39:47 UTC  

Argentina has a pretty strong white majority though, from what I’ve read.

2018-11-12 21:39:53 UTC  

Very much

2018-11-12 21:39:55 UTC  

With very little native presence, and almost no blacks.

2018-11-12 21:40:08 UTC  

I go down there with my fiancé for polo. All white.

2018-11-12 21:40:17 UTC  

Outside of the cities at least

2018-11-12 21:40:22 UTC  

Which can be more mixed

2018-11-12 21:40:34 UTC  

@Alexander Pechorin What do the percentages look like?

2018-11-12 21:41:05 UTC  

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

2018-11-12 21:41:20 UTC  

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/481597551272001546/511656772902060042/image0.png

2018-11-12 21:41:34 UTC  

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.

2018-11-12 21:42:08 UTC  

It can be very easy to get an isolated picture. SA countries are very segregated, including Argentina

2018-11-12 21:42:40 UTC  

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.

2018-11-12 21:42:42 UTC  

Didn't expect that from Brazil

2018-11-12 21:43:15 UTC  

I was under the impression that Argentina is majority white. Not sure where the 30% came from

2018-11-12 21:43:37 UTC  

Stan Lee died

2018-11-12 21:43:50 UTC  

@ThisIsChris I've argued for that in the past

2018-11-12 21:43:52 UTC  

@TMatthews DNA studies show 75% European

2018-11-12 21:44:31 UTC  

Deep

2018-11-12 21:44:50 UTC  

Argentinians

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/481597551272001546/511657652934148099/image0.jpg

2018-11-12 21:44:51 UTC  

@TMatthews I don’t know how accurate that map is, I thought Argentina was whiter than that too.

2018-11-12 21:45:08 UTC  

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.

2018-11-12 21:45:17 UTC  

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.

2018-11-12 21:45:23 UTC  

Well the map says over 85% European ancestry

2018-11-12 21:45:36 UTC  

So 80% doesn't count?

2018-11-12 21:45:54 UTC  

At 80% I'd bet they're indistinguishable

2018-11-12 21:45:58 UTC  

@Jacob what was *your* argument for dropping time zones? Kinda interested in this as a topic now

2018-11-12 21:46:11 UTC  

Probably a German enclave, so many blondes

2018-11-12 21:47:52 UTC  

@ThisIsChris So you can make plans without people in different time zones easily and without risk of getting it wrong

2018-11-12 21:49:57 UTC  

@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.

2018-11-12 21:50:28 UTC  

Although I guess it's kind of like a currency or a language, it's too keep everyone in sync.

2018-11-12 21:50:38 UTC  

Makes sense when you dont have electricity.

2018-11-12 21:50:41 UTC  

Or clocks

2018-11-12 21:51:12 UTC  

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

2018-11-12 21:51:56 UTC  

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

2018-11-12 21:52:55 UTC  

I suspect its more because they mixed too much with Moors

2018-11-12 21:52:58 UTC  

Hm yeah, portugal actually uses a different time zone even though they are right there

2018-11-12 22:09:21 UTC  

@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 😂

2018-11-12 22:11:22 UTC  

_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?_

2018-11-12 22:12:01 UTC  

Also...start pushing for calling me a Sorry Sergeant