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Hi arcald, and sorry for the slow response.
You make a very good point, sunnier isn't always better, just most of the time. ;)
It seemed to me to be a reasonable enough simplification - especially when you consider that excessive temperatures (high or low) and drought will give a reduction in the two other parameters making up my weather model.
Too much sun can lead to health problems (even when you discount the heat) such as skin cancer. Too little sun can lead to health problems as well, usually vitamin D deficiency or winter depression. I guess people can complain about weather, no matter what it is, if they really want to... :D
Thanks ;). Although it would be a quick fix to hook up the beakers (the text is already written for every page), I think that is more of a new feature than a simple bug fix: I'm only putting in critical fixes with a full change-log so visitors can experience what was actually submitted (at least until the contest is over).
I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about what's going on though if you'd like. It'd be interesting to scale the distance computation you used based on the expected indicator weights from thecity4.me. I bet there'd be some shake-up in the absolute distances, and you could add the filter to each of your questions: i.e., What are the two most different cities...according to the preferences of Canadians? ...according to my preferences? etc.
Great visualizations btw. Love the idea of Athens at the centre ;).