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Bug #40147 open
Faulty Clockwork

A September 9th wire story, ("Plans for Tokyo Olympics marred by stadium mess, logo fuss") comparing Japan's preparations for its 1964 and 2020 Olympics says: "Ultimately, it all went more or less like clockwork. Today, 56 years on, Japan’s image is on the line." My clock may be off but I... Read more

Bug #40144 open:under discussion
Who's Counting?

A September 9th wire story, ("Tokyo Olympics plans stumble on stadium fiasco, logo fuss") comparing Japan's preparations for its 1964 and 2020 Olympics says: "Today, 56 years on, Japan's image is on the line." The problem with that staement is that it has only been 51 years since 1964, but who's... Read more

Bug #40132 open:responded to
The Future is Now

A wire story, (Plans for Tokyo Olympics Marred by Stadium Mess, Logo Fuss*) published on September 9, 2015, comparing preparations for the 1964 and 2020 Tokyo Olympics states: "Today, 56 years on, Japan's image is on the line" but it has only been 51 years since 1964. Unless the future is now. Read more

Bug #38155 closed:unresolved
Incorrect numbers

The share of Nigma on Russian market is below 1%. Not a 20-25%. References: http://www.ginzametrics.com/blog/seo-and-the-search-engine-market-in-russia http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-02/yandex-internet-search-share-gains-google-steady-liveinternet.html Read more

Bug #38125 closed:unresolved
Factually wrong use of DDE pesticide data comparing organic vs conventional kale

In a piece about the benefits of organic food, a graph is given comparing the residues of the pesticide DDE on organic and conventionally grown kale. Unfortunately, the underlying source (http://whatsonmyfood.org/level.jsp?food=GK&pesticide=910#f1) has no data for organic kale (that is, none... Read more

Bug #38060 closed:unresolved
Faulty Stat

not 45 additional mobile phones per person.. 0.45 additional per person or 45 additional mobile phones per 100 people Read more

Bug #37587 closed:unresolved
US$20,5000

The conversion from AUD to USD added a 5 instead of converting a 5.  Should be 20,500. Read more

Bug #37486 closed:unresolved
Mobile browser useage graph

The graph shows mobile browser useage as a %. The percentages add up to 193%. Does that mean that most people in China have 2 mobile browsers ? Read more

Bug #37324 closed:unresolved
International = non-Chinese?

You point out that no Chinese athlete made the list. I was struck by that too. However, the headline for that stat is "Most talked about INTERNATIONAL athletes." Doesn't "International athlete" preclue Chinese people? Maybe it doesn't preclude Chinese people, which would indeed make the... Read more

Bug #37284 closed:unresolved
calculation error

Tencent is listed in HK so market cap is in HKD. This article uses the RMB exchange rate to put the market cap at US$66bn instead of US$55bn Read more