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Tuesday Site Update and Random Fun

February 9th, 2010 Comments off

I’ve been a bit under the weather the last week and have gotten way behind in doing updates.  As a result of said illness, my fam decided to push 24 this week to a double dose next week.  Hopefully there will be more of naughty Chloe next week for my 24 Quick Hits.  I do plan on doing LOST Quick Hits after tonight’s episode, but I’ve been delinquent in doing the SEC Power Poll with Phil from Save The Shield.  Finally, I hope to get back to doing LOST Recaps.  Next up is the Jeremy Bentham episode which I do really want to write about.  Hopefully I’ll do that this week.

Anyway, to get away from my dreariness and the update central, here’s the fun stuff I found on the interwebs this morning.  All in the form of cartoon, with one outstanding video, to boot.

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InfoGraphic: College in America (OnlineEducation.net)

January 21st, 2010 Comments off

The folks over at OnlineEducation.net have been putting together some well constructed infographics.  Although I’m not entirely certain what service they provide (or if they’re just a great site producing infographics), even if they are trying to sell you something, that doesn’t vitiate the excellence and thought provoking nature of their graphics (at least not any more than a New York Times infographic).

The latest is a discussion of the true nature of higher education in the United States.  It’s somewhat bleak in many ways and one has to wonder if the modern system of education with the payoff of jobs available is an appropriate balance.

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NY Times’ Netflix Map Generator

January 12th, 2010 Comments off

Netflix gave The Grey Lady access to the rental patterns for their top movie titles in 2009 and the Times went to town converting zip code based data into graphical renderings of rental patterns for said movies.  The generator is fun to play with and features some interesting patters like the limited, Manhattan and hipster Brooklyn appeal of Mad Men and the exclusively suburban draw of Last Chance Harvey.

I’ve got some of the more interesting maps, including a stark comparisons that perhaps reflects the persistent residential segregation of New York and the appeal of homosexually themed films in minority communities.  On a more comfortable level, a movie about robots was most most popular among non-humans.

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InfoGraphic: What Your State Does Best (1bog.com)

January 3rd, 2010 Comments off

The website 1bog.com put together an interesting infographic picking out for each state one thing that it does better than any other state.  Some of my favorites (or at least the ones that surprised me):

  • Delaware and PhD recipients;
  • Illinois and gang membership; and
  • Nevada compensating for teen pregnancy, foreclosures and meth use by having mountain ranges.

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InfoGraphic: 20 Things that Happen in One Minute (OnlineEducation.net)

December 31st, 2009 Comments off

The folks over at Online Education put together the below InfoGraphic of twenty interesting things that happen every minute.  It’s a big file, so I’ve plopped it after the jump.

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InfoGraphic: World’s Most Profitable Companies (BillShrink.com)

December 29th, 2009 Comments off

BillShrink.com has an interesting entry on the world’s most profitable companies. Particularly intriguing is the breakdown of what one could do with Exxon profits.

The great lesson learned from the graphic is that, yes, it is never a bad time to invest in energy producers.

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InfoGraphic: No War for Ink

December 28th, 2009 Comments off

I came across the attached on Google Reader.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure that this source (reflectionof.me) is the originator and there really isn’t any sourcing of the data.  That said, when you think about it, it looks legit.

Source: http://reflectionof.me/relative-prices-of-different-liquids-1

InfoGraphic: The Phases of Computer Ownership (The Oatmeal)

December 24th, 2009 Comments off

The folks over at The Oatmeal have really made a quick mark on the comic/ infographics community online.  In the past I linked to their infographic on How Every Zombie Apocalypse Goes Down.

Well, they’ve put together another doozy on The Three Phases of Computer Ownership.

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FoxNews: Fair, balanced and completely incapable of arithmetic

December 8th, 2009 3 comments

A while back I featured a local Fox affiliate’s news info graphic dividing voter support among Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin (also known as magic underwear crazy, young earth crazy and just plain crazy) in a manner that added up the pie chart to 193% (as opposed to the normal 100%).  I cracked that FoxNews would be likely to do the same, even though this was just an affiliate.

Yeah, well the FNC has proved me right.

FoxNews: Fair and Balanced and completely incapable of addition... 120% of the time.

FoxNews: Fair and Balanced and completely incapable of arithmetic... 120% of the time.

My big questions are whether 1) your inability to count to 100 disqualifies you from complaining about science and 2) presenting a poll where the sum of the percentages is 120% means that you are a) somewhat likely, b) very likely or c) not very likely to be a redneck.

UPDATE: Media Matters took on the issue of FoxNews’ fuzzy math.

InfoGraphic: How everything goes to hell during a zombie apocalypse

December 2nd, 2009 1 comment

The folks over at The Oatmeal are always doing some really fun and interesting stuff.   Particularly  in the comics / info graphics environs.

Although there are some great classics like The Motherf**king Pterodactly and 8 Ways to Prepare Your Pets for War are great, their rundown of How Everything Goes to Hell During a Zombie Apocalypse is really some outstanding stuff.

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