Posts Tagged ‘ random ’

Because it’s Friday: The Internet is Made of Cats

January 22, 2010
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Here's a fascinating video that looks at the exponential growth of broadband technology and network-based models ... uh ... who am I kidding? This video has nothing to do with R, statistics, or open-source. It's about cats. But it's funny. And it's Friday. (Some slightly NSFW language, but it's in a strong British accent so you might not even...

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Donate to the R Video Hosting Fund

January 17, 2010
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Today I finished uploading a couple new talks to the growing repository of online presentations from the NYC R Statistical Meetup. Going forward, my plan is—whenever possible—to make all talks and presentation materials available online, in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. Our volunteer speakers bring immense expertise to these

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Because it’s Friday: Gravity Wells

January 8, 2010
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Because it’s Friday: Gravity Wells

It's a little strange to see a web comic come up with such interesting visualizations, but xkcd has followed up on their movie timelines charts with this illustration of the gravitational attraction of the various bodies in the solar system. The gravitational force at the surface of the planet or moon determines how high you'd need to jump in...

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Because it’s Christmas: Microbe Mario

December 25, 2009
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Because it’s Christmas: Microbe Mario

He's no Father Christmas, but he is dressed in festive red and green, and he's made of bacteria. This image, Mario, was submitted to the 2009 international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition by Team Osaka from the nanobiology laboratories at the University of Osaka, Japan. They genetically engineered bacteria to express fluorescent proteins and carotenoid pigments to create works...

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Because it’s Friday: The decline of empires

December 18, 2009
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Here's a neat visualization of the decline of the British, Spanish, Portugese and French empires from 1800 to present day. It's definitely more art than stats -- judging by the relative size of India and Australia I think the circles are scaled to area, not population -- but it definitely does capture the drama and the ebb and flow...

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Because it’s Friday: The Earth, with rings

December 4, 2009
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To wind down your afternoon, relax and enjoy the view from various places around the globe of the Earth's rings in the sky ... if the Earth, like Saturn, had rings subject to the Roche Limit. YouTube: What Earth Would Look Like With Rings Like Saturn

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