20 December 2009
"White," of course, is a a social designation. The question really is, "Why are northern Europeans depigmented?" Here is a map of human skin tone. The natives of northern Europe are oddly light-skinned. They are paler than anyone else on earth.
12 December 2009
N1H1 Vaccine: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/is-the-h1n1-swine-flu-vaccine-safe/
Fatal infections: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/fatal-infection/
Nuclears to destroy the world: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/how-i-learnt-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb/
The drug world: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/drugs-world/
Drugs: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/jun/24/drugs-trade-drugsCalories&Coffein: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/caffeine-vs-calories/#comment
Right-Left parties: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/leftvright_world.html
Salaries in UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/nov/17/public-sector-pay-uk-data
Public persons: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/nov/17/public-sector-pay-uk-data
Best country for children: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/nov/20/children-unicef-report-2009-afghanistan
Child poverty: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/sep/11/child-poverty-statistics-uk-countries
World corruption: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/nov/17/corruption-index-transparency-international
Expensive cities: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/jul/07/global-economy-economics
Government debt: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/mar/01/government-borrowing-economy
Kyoto treaty: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/kyoto-whos-on-target/
Atmospheric CO2 concentration: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/datablog/2009/sep/02/atmospheric-carbon-dioxide-concentration-emissions-climate
Peak oil: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/nov/13/peak-oil-iea-uppsalaMeat consumption: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/datablog/2009/sep/02/meat-consumption-per-capita-climate-change
Bottled water: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/datablog/2009/sep/02/bottled-water-consumption-region
Ozon hole: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/datablog/2009/sep/02/size-ozone-hole-layer
Total energy use: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/datablog/2009/sep/02/energy-use-demand-efficiency-fossil-fuels
People living in cities: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/aug/18/percentage-population-living-cities
Sprint speed: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/aug/17/usain-bolt-100-metres
Visualisation tools: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/jun/15/google-ibm
06 December 2009
25 November 2009
"Entrants once again astounded us with the quality and breadth of styles of their work. The CGChallenges offer a chart for the evolving excellence, imagination and capability of today's digital artists to produce world class entertainment and art.
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Source: Information Aesthetics
21 June 2009
Here are some more samples, 2, and just Mr Woodnote.
And for now, It's Free to Try.
Santiago Becerra behind RoamBi also started Xcelsius (another software I have written about). Buy Xcelsius
If you have time please check out Antivia, mentioned as Bi 2.0. I think it too early but it's a step in the right direction. , i
Source: Information Aesthetics
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15 March 2009
"TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 100 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted."TED mission: Spreading ideas.
Here are some talks that I found both interesting and fun:
John Doerr, Ken Robinsson, Richard Dawkins, Hans Rosling,2, Tony Robbinsson, Jill Bolte Taylor, William McDonough, Robert Full, A.J. Jacobs, Robert Ballard, Jay Walker, Juan Enriquez, Shai Agassi
For the best talks, select the most discussed or e-mailed talks.
New visual interface
Since I still find TED very interesting, I bump the post (From July 2007 to 2009 March).
World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.
"The movie above entitled 'World Builder by filmmaker Bruce Branit. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. We really like it, its not often you get a story weaved around the creation of 3D worlds."
Source: Digital Urban
Before you go, you might want to take a sneak preview of the highlights.
"Arounder takes those virtual walkthroughs you see on real estate sites to another level, creating 360-degree, full screen panoramas of locations around the world. The current application is primarily travel- enticing you to picture yourself on the shores of Waikiki, or in Parma's Teatro Farnese. But the ability of Arounder to create an enveloping sense of place could serve many planning applications in the not too distant future."
14 February 2009
This desktop is a combination of several tools including layered wallpaper to establish boundaries between items, previously mentioned Fences to further enforce those boundaries by creating the gray corrals around the icons. Rounding out the computer-as-real-desktop theme is Launchy, skinned with a sticky note skin. The final tweak comes courtesy of Start Killer, which removes the start button in Windows Vista. The widgets are native to Vista, but Windows XP users can install the sidebar too.Kseve's Work Desktop [Flickr]
Modified copy from Lifehacker