humor

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Algorithms drawn as IKEA furniture instructions

Learning algorithm steps can be a challenge when viewed only through code or words. So Sándor P. Fekete, Sebastian Morr, and Sebastian Stiller put together IDEA. The collection of illustrations describes common programming algorithms, such as Quicksort, in the style of IKEA furniture assembly instructions. Allen wrench not required. [via kottke] Tags: algorithm, humor, IKEA

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Strictly statistical approach

This comic from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal speaks to me. You can quantify all the things to look at said things more objectively. However, there are always other things that cannot be quantified and in real life, they are often intertwined with the numeric portion of the data. Split apart the quantitative and qualitative, and you end up making all decisions based on stab percentage. Tags: humor, SMBC

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Everyday thresholds visualized in dramatic fashion

This is a fun one that’s weirdly suspenseful. Everyday thresholds, like the slow flip of a light switch towards the on position and stacking blocks until they fall over, are displayed on one side. On the other side, a line chart shows progress towards a threshold. Tags: humor, threshold

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xkcd: Ensemble model

That xkcd is such a joker. Munroe should start a comic. Tags: forecasting, humor, weather

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Bread bag alignment chart

From @aurelianrabbit, the bread bag alignment chart. Lawful neutral, right here. Tags: alignment chart, bread, humor

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Normal coffee

Nerd humor: Asked for a normal coffee ☕ pic.twitter.com/JoakebV9xN — Matt Moores (@MooresMt) June 14, 2017 That barista deserves a tip. Tags: humor

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Sandwich alignment chart

By @matttomic, this chart speaks to me. Tags: humor, sandwich

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Sketchy summary statistics

Ben Orlin of Math With Bad Drawings explains the pitfalls of using summary statistics — mean, median, and mode — to make decisions in life. Aggregates like these are meant as wideout overviews. Look deeper for details. Tags: humor

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Making the Seinfeld theme song with Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex

Last year the New York Times interviewed Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex about how they put together their song Where Are Ü Now. NYT coupled the video with data visualization elements that helped you understand what the artists talked about. Pretty great. Now here’s what happens when you switch out the original song and insert the Seinfeld theme song. what if Bieber diplo and skrilex created the seinfeld themehttps://t.co/BUTOrNDwGQ —...

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“Well that escalated quickly.”

This is the trend line from Google Trends for “Well that escalated quickly.” I know there’s a perfectly good reason for the sudden rise, but I prefer not to know. [via @HPS_Vanessa] The same goes for this one for Mount Everest: [Thanks, @PabloMartinezAlmeida] Tags: Google Trends, humor

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