19 December 2010
On EnergyMap Danish companies, organisations, institutions and public authorities are given the opportunity to present their work and ideas on technologies and programmes that may help combat climate change and improve energy-efficiency
17 October 2010
The questions to self actualisation (what, why, how, where, when, who, ...):
If someone don't do it for you: http://www.justspotted.com/map/
You can do it yourself: https://www.google.com/latitude
A good way to find new sites, similar to your own.
26 September 2010
03 August 2010
01 August 2010
StatPlanet looks like a Trendalyzer clone; similar categories, with ticking time scale.
It's is a free software that is very easy and intuative. As they say "StatPlanet can be downloaded as a stand-alone application and used as free educational software. It comes with up-to-date world statistics in the categories shown below."
Source: Wikipedia, Trendalyzer
Categories I found interesting: the 2010 report, couples with/without children and spending per age group.
The data comes from "Our data comes from the U.S. government, from anonymous and aggregated spending transactions from Citi, and from third party data providers."
Their philosophy is: "the Bundle philosophy that people can become more aware of their everyday spending and saving choices. And it’s our way of leveling the playing field for people: companies have been paying millions of dollars for this kind of data for years in order to get you to buy more stuff. Now you can see it, too, and it won't cost you anything."
Source: Information Aesthetics
26 July 2010
* New: The Guardian, NewYorkTimes
* Old: Information is beautiful, Information aestatics
Subway map of Human Discoveries
Top Secret America Blog
Retirement Ages in OECD countries
Time to reverse a recession
Factors that influence the Political views
Can President tame the Business Cycle?
Misery index - unemployment & fisical x
Health care spending
Time to turn of a recession
Costs of living compared
The cost of old people
The world in Oil resources and consumption
National debts of OECD countries
Ocean heat driven vehicles
10x better heat exchanger
Feelings Quatified (research so far, feelings in life, beauty in all), old link
07 July 2010
05 June 2010
10 April 2010
02 February 2010
Few of those can afford a private medical health plan and less likely to make pension savings. Food and house (Morgages) are the two primary priorities (Maslow). There is a tipping point but I hope the 50% increase is not a early warning sign.
If a major natural disaster - like an earth quake in the Bay area - would strike, the Stockmarket would collaps. The hungry, and social security needy would increase dramatically. In contrast to many other countries, the social security sector rests heavily on Private organisations. Social security can be said to be, not a legal obligation/institution but a free choice*.
Americas debt in now mainly owned by China. They are worried about the state of USA, and are bound to ask USA to take necessary measures to stabalize their country. They are not yet ready to take up the butan as the World leader. They need all power/focus on their domestic events.
Paradigm shifts have happen previously in the history of man kind - often followed by great movement, instability and realignments. I can look at it from trade and ideas as rejuvenating. I can look at from values/ideology and legality, with fear. Especially since IT is a powerful tool in the hands of law enforcers. History has shown us that it takes very few people to control many.
* The free choice selection process is intresting. We get more choices and are required to take spend more time to select. Now if the selection process could be automated, it would free our time. For instance, when I select energy supplier it is now based on a number of simple criterias, and done automatically and instantanious (elskling.se). Same thing when it comes to selecting internet service supplier etc.
- Facial Attitude. Is the person smiling? Staring straight ahead? Doing that flirty lip-pursing thing?
- Photo Context. Is there alcohol? Is there a pet? Is the photo outdoors? Is it in a bedroom?
- Skin. How much skin is the person showing? How much face? How much breasts? How much ripped abs?
In looking closely at the astonishingly wide variety of ways our users have chosen to represent themselves, we discovered much of the collective wisdom about profile pictures was wrong. For interested readers, I explain our measurement process, and how we collected our data, at the end of the post. All my bar charts are zeroed on the average picture. Now to the data."
Read more: The 4 Myths
Copy from blog.okcupid.com
Cornucopia is a concept design for a personal food factory that brings the versatility of the digital world to the realm of cooking. In essence, it is a three dimensional printer for food, which works by storing, precisely mixing, depositing and cooking layers of ingredients.
Cornucopia's cooking process starts with an array of food canisters, which refrigerate and store a user's favorite ingredients. These are piped into a mixer and extruder head that can accurately deposit elaborate combinations of food. While the deposition takes place, the food is heated or cooled by Cornucopia's chamber or the heating and cooling tubes located on the printing head. This fabrication process not only allows for the creation of flavors and textures that would be completely unimaginable through other cooking techniques, but it also allows the user to have ultimate control over the origin, quality, nutritional value and taste of every meal.This project is currently starting, at MIT-media lab.
Other interesting projects: electronic popables
A great, short talk by TargetPoint's VP and Director of Research, Alex Lundry, at DC Ignite. He addresses the issues of subjective messaging through visualization, the emergence of open data, some ideal data visualization tools, a set of quick lessons in graphic literacy, and a short list of recommended visualization books, all within the time span of 5 minutes.
Watch the movie below.
Copy from: Information aesteatics
"What is rich income"
- Another interesting article fromTarget point -
The most frequent response, the mode, was $100,000. The median response was $250,000 – that is, half of the country gave an answer above $250K and half were below. The mean is too heavily influenced by extreme values and is a correspondingly inefficient measure of the midpoint. We can also estimate a nationwide consensus at the 75th percentile, where ¾ of the country defines rich below the $500,000 mark.
Still despite the fact that all demographic effects are subsumed by income, we can’t help but point to a number of interesting and fun significant differences in the crosstabs. For instance:
- GENDER: men’s median response is $250k, while women’s is 200k.
- IDEOLOGY: conservatives have a higher “rich” threshold, $250k, than liberals, $200k, and moderates line up with conservatives with a median response of $250k.
- 2008 VOTE: mirroring ideology, “rich” to a McCain voter means an annual income of $250k (median), while an Obama voter sets the bar at $200k.
Copy from: Target Point
17 January 2010
An Introduction the Ethical ReasoningThis knol provides an introductory overview of ethical reasoning as a foundation for professional ethics. It presents some of the philosophical background to ethical thought and attempts to answer the question - "How can we know the difference between right and wrong?".
While the knol is aimed primarily at students in higher education and young IT professionals , it is equally relevant to other disciplines and professions.
- How Can We Know the Difference Between Right and Wrong?
- The Golden Rule
- The Utility Principle
- An Important Philosophical Distinction
We all have a sense right and wrong - or good and bad. There are things that we feel we (or others) ought to do, and other things that we feel we (or others) ought not to do. Ethics is the study of how we distinguish between these alternatives.
This knol is intended to familiarise students and young professionals with the basic concepts of ethics and ethical reasoning in order to equip them for the responsibilities that accompany professional status.
Other interesting links:
* "How to Use the Harvard Style of Referencing"
* "Laying a house foundation"