Miscellaneous

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xkcd: Disaster Movie

From xkcd, a blockbuster idea right here. Tags: humor, xkcd

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Same money, different counting strategies

Condé Nast Traveler got 70 people from 70 different countries to count money on camera. Many times I found myself wondering, “Why would you ever do it like that?” There’s a metaphor for data and its interpretation somewhere in there. Tags: metaphor, money

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xkcd: LeBron James and Stephen Curry pseudo-greatness

xkcd. Sometimes sports statistics are far-fetched. Tags: basketball, humor, Lebron James, Stephen Curry

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Making useless things

Simone Giertz, bringer of joy and self-described expert in shitty robots, makes machines that succeed in failing. In her TED talk, Giertz talks about her path from “useless” things to expert. It’s all the more relevant after she found out she has a brain tumor. Giertz’ talk resonates a lot. During the early years of FlowingData, when there was a comment section on every post, graphics I made would occasionally...

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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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