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Windows 7: World's most liveable cities ranked

16 Feb 2010   #21


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OK soon to be off to Australia. Wonder how to lose the Californiaism? Fabe
Just leave the weed, fake tits and business cards telling you are a producer in California, then go and buy short khaki trousers, sleeveless t-shirt and a couple sizes too big checkered denim shirt. Add a four gallon stetson, and you are ready to go
Keep the weed, lose the stetson.

As for the rest of the attire, that all depends on where you are heading to
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17 Feb 2010   #22

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

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Winter Olympics host, Vancouver, ranked world's most liveable city

Vancouver (Canada) continues to top the Economist Intelligence Unit's global liveability survey. A score of 98% bodes well for visitors during the Winter Olympics this year. Conversely, as security concerns abound in Sub-Saharan Africa following the Africa Cup of Nations, Football World Cup host Johannesburg (South Africa) comes in joint 92nd place with a score of 69.1%. Nonetheless, this is still the highest score in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Jon Copestake, editor of the report, comments: "Vancouver scores well across all categories in the survey and the forthcoming Winter Games contribute to a strong score in the cultural and sporting events category. Johannesburg has had well-documented crime problems, but performs better in other categories, with the highest overall liveability rating in Sub-Saharan Africa."

Elsewhere, European and North American cities continue to dominate the top tier of the ranking, alongside cities in Australia and New Zealand. Other regions fair less well, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, with security concerns under renewed scrutiny following attacks on the Togo national football team in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. The ongoing social and economic crisis in Zimbabwe ensures that Harare is still the worst of the 140 cities surveyed.
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These stats actually are fairly meaningless -- first of all you have to KNOW that there is a Poll being conducted -- secondly how do you "Rate" liveable -
thirdly - how do you "normalize" the statistics for HUGELY varying nrs of inhabitants

For example a sample of say of 5% of Mexico city's inhabitants is around 50% of the ENTIRE population of Iceland so these types of Stats have to be "Normalized" quite severely -- Raw data would be fairly misleading.

Actuallyi if you read some of the Press reports many citizens of Vancouver have been less than welcoming of the Winter Olympics citing "Police Harrasment" and being unable to travel around the city freely so one might conclude that it wasn't a particularly "livable" city.

Now I don't know whether Vancouver is "Livable" or not never been there -- although other places in Canada on my visits have been very friendly and welcoming places -- but the definition of "Livable" will certainly be different for different people.

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17 Feb 2010   #23

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64

Seattle would probably be the top american city...then probably Portland.
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17 Feb 2010   #24
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

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why am i suprised the US doesn't have a single city on this list. i love my home but i swear our government makes me want to give up my citizenship and move to another country.
It is not the goverments that make cities, it is the people. I was a little surprised about Vienna holding the second place. I lived there for a couple of years and found it to be difficults. For tourism it's great, but for living? Too complicated (they make a project out of every nit) and the people are rough.
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