Miscellaneous

11 posts
Regulations.

Doug Mills, reporting for The New York Times: Echoing his days as a real estate developer with the flair of a groundbreaking, Mr. Trump used an oversize pair of scissors to cut a ribbon his staff had set up in front of two piles of paper, representing government regulations in 1960 (20,000 pages, he said), and today — a pile that was about six feet tall (said to be 185,000...

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Hand-drawn short trip

Have you seen this yet? Illustrator Alexander Perrin experimented with bringing a hand-drawn quality to an interactive medium. It’s a breath of fresh air called Short Trip. (And brb, I need to take a walk outside.) Tags: game, illustration

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Obi-Wan saying “Hello there” 67 million times

This clip of Obi-Wan saying “Hello there” 67 million times amused me too much. I think there’s a lesson in averages or small multiples hidden somewhere in there. Tags: multiples, Star Wars

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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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Mathematical gift wrapping

Mathematician Katie Steckles shows logical solutions to wrapping variously shaped presents. I could've used this a few days ago. At some point in the wrapping process I wondered if it'd be better if I just haphazardly threw a bunch of paper scraps onto the gift and covered it in tape. Tags: math, gifts

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Fig diagram

From Gemma Correll. I am amused. Tags: humor

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Decent options.

I have no idea what's going on here, and I prefer to keep it that way. Tags: government, humor

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#DrunkTufte

There were some blips on Twitter last week for the DrunkTufte hashtag for which people made some not so readable charts. I'm really hoping it becomes a thing. The entry below is by Matt Fogel. Makes sense to me. Tags: humor

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Dater’s Index

By Emily McDowell, this recounting of dates initiated by the internet is funny. Fittingly posted on Valentine's Day, a sample: Estimated percentage of profiles containing the description "fun-loving": 80 Estimated percentage of people who do not actually love fun: 0 Estimated percentage of single people in Los Angeles who both work and play hard: 85 Estimated number of times I rewrote my profile: 7 Estimated number of times I wore...

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Flowchart: Should you vaccinate your child?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. A handy flowchart by Scott Bateman. Tags: flowchart, vaccination

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