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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #30 on: 24 October, 2007, 07:59:29 PM »
Does that figure of 91,500 include all the auxillary staff as well.



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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #31 on: 24 October, 2007, 08:01:31 PM »
::"Does that figure of 91,500 include all the auxillary staff as well."

Fucked if I know.  All I did was multiply 300 by 305.  Wagner could waltz along in the next prog and say it's 2000, and who would I be to argue?
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« Reply #32 on: 24 October, 2007, 08:05:55 PM »
I would've thought auxillary staff would be non-judges who have posts within Justic Dept, although I'm sure the likes of Judge Tabbard from Tea Div would be included in that number.

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« Reply #33 on: 24 October, 2007, 08:13:58 PM »
Hmm, interesting. Coming at from another direction, we were recently discussing the '8000 blocks' figure (based on 400mil citizens at 50,000 a block, a measly 50-or-so blocks to a Sector), and how at a mimimum of one judge per block, you ended up with say 10,000 street judges.  I suggested suport staff (including pilots, teks, wardens, wallies, meds, admin, tutors, PSU, psis, various specialists) should be 10 times that number, giving us 100,000 by another route.  

Neat, but even allowing that many 'specialists' are concentrated in Justice Central and the Academy, that means that 301's sector house has only only 40-odd street judges at any one time.  Oddly, this seems close enough to the number of faces we see in The Pit, and in Sector House, but still seems pretty tight.

Incidentally, the same figures suggets 500 successful graduations from the Academy each year to keep the numbers up, assuming a 20 year average career.




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« Reply #34 on: 24 October, 2007, 10:39:38 PM »
assuming a 20 year average career.

That long? I would guess that the average helmet would last 15 years at most before getting 99ed.
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« Reply #35 on: 24 October, 2007, 10:55:37 PM »
Um.

I feel sort of guilty, here.  Guys... thanks very much and all, but... really: it was just for a little throwaway dialogue mention.

You can all stop thinking about it now.

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« Reply #36 on: 25 October, 2007, 12:01:47 AM »
Heh. And my first impulse was to post something to the effect of "Mr Spurrier, you have no shame", but it turns out I was wrong after all!
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« Reply #37 on: 25 October, 2007, 02:05:48 AM »
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« Reply #38 on: 25 October, 2007, 08:59:58 AM »
We moved on from the population question ages ago - now we're onto how many Judges there might reasonably be.  We've hijacked the thread.

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« Reply #39 on: 25 October, 2007, 10:08:47 AM »
But the judges make up part of the city population so in theory we are still discussing the population count.



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Re: Current Population of Mega Cit...
« Reply #40 on: 25 October, 2007, 10:26:48 AM »
As fegbarr points out, the box in the prog says 400 million and all it would need to keep that figure static is about 10 million cits being offed every 3 years, which Alan Grant tends to take care of.

At the end of the day, the population of MC1 is whatever John Wagner says it is.

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« Reply #41 on: 25 October, 2007, 11:44:40 AM »
At the end of the day, the population of MC1 is whatever John Wagner says it is.

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Plus, what proportion of Judges are street Judges vs PSI/Wally Squad/administrators/PSU ?

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« Reply #42 on: 25 October, 2007, 01:15:40 PM »
I seem to recall a bit of dialogue mentioning that Psi-Div was far and away the smallest of the divisions, with about 1000 members. Going by this, a figure of ten street badges to one psi seems a bit low to me. I'd have to guess Street-Div at somewhere between 20 - 30000.

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« Reply #43 on: 25 October, 2007, 01:30:46 PM »
a figure of ten street badges to one psi seems a bit low to me

Does it, though?  It's pretty obvious that Psi Div let's any old hippy fruitcake in (and out, and in again), so that they can milk/control their talent (Exhibit A:  J'Anus; Exhibit B:  Corey; Closing Argument:  Anderson).  It just can't be as restrictive as the Academy generally is - if you've got talent, and aren't a complete psycho or liability (Additional Evidence:  Juliet November).  I'd guess maybe half of all the useable Psis in teh city get a badge (that's 2000 psis out of a population of 400,000,000 - pretty small numbers anyway).  After all, they're the only genetic mutants on the payroll...

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« Reply #44 on: 25 October, 2007, 01:33:43 PM »
"they'rethe only genetic mutants on the payroll"

i'd never thought of that! when the mutant question pops up again have a word in dredd's shell like i'd like to see the council answer that!