Flowing Data has a nice map of the current levels of access to broadband internet.
Entries for February, 2011
Recently the Youtube video of someone that made a gallium spoon. Gallium has a low melting temp somewhere around 85 degrees Fahrenheit. They placed the spoon into hot water (not boiling) and it melted away. The responses to the video are about how much good of a prank that would make. This made me wonder what [...]
Continuing with the forecast for natural disasters is The Nation Weather Service (NOAA) map for spring flooding.
This video is incredible, but it also makes me extremely sad. Farewell space shuttle. Via (boingboing)
That is the flag of Libya. According to Wikipedia, it is the only flag that is a single color with no other designs. It was “designed” by Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. This is the old flag of Libya which was adopted after Libya won independence from Italy. It is currently being used by protesters in the [...]
This is the band Explosions in the Sky. They are an instrumental band out of Texas. The band will be playing at Bonnaroo this year which is surprising. They are good to listen to while doing work, but would they be good to listen to live? Jury is out on that question.
The Weather Channel has an interesting map depicting the threat of tornadoes in February. Two things are interesting to note. First is the break between the threat in the southern states to a strip in the Ohio river valley. The second is the threat for tornadoes in California. I’ve never heard of tornadoes touching down in [...]
Hoopism has posted a app which has every dunk in the slam dunk contests dating back to 1984. It is an impressive layout. They have the dunks ranked by score for each year. On top of that you can click on nearly every dunk to see a video of it. Via (numerous places but i’ll [...]
If you have not played solipskier you should give it a try. You basically draw the ground under the skier and make him jump through the gates. This makes him go faster plus gives you a multiplier to gain more points. Once you get him going fast enough you can draw a steep slope to [...]