Tuesday, September 2, 2014
It’s tempting to think of technical audiences and general audiences as completely different, but I think that no matter who you’re talking to, the principles of explaining things clearly are the same. The only real difference is which things you can assume they already know, and in that sense, the difference between physicists and the general public isn’t necessarily more significant than the difference between physicists and biologists, or biologists and geologists.

Whether I’m explaining things or solving problems for my own sake, I’m always looking for ways of looking at problems — mental models — that make the answers intuitively clear. Once I’ve hit on one of those, I just try to explain it as simply and clearly as I can, as if I’ve traveled back a few years in a time machine and I’m giving the executive summary to my past self to save me the trouble of working it out.

Randall Munroe

From interview “Randall Munroe Of xkcd Answers Our (Not So Absurd) Questions" at FiveThirtyEight

The image above isn’t your average map: it shows the location of all devices connected to the Internet in the world. The redder the area, the more devices there are. 

Read more —> (via Map Shows All The Devices In The World Connected To The Internet | IFLScience)
The image above isn’t your average map: it shows the location of all devices connected to the Internet in the world. The redder the area, the more devices there are.

Read more —> (via Map Shows All The Devices In The World Connected To The Internet | IFLScience)

Monday, September 1, 2014

silentstatic:

haguemusic:

BETH HART and JEFF BECK

I’D RATHER GO BLIND

plus SWEET HOME CHICAGO feat. BONNE RAITT…

beth hart was so good

(Source: )

lincolnmotorco:

The 1959 Lincoln Continental Limousine

lincolnmotorco:

The 1959 Lincoln Continental Limousine

ilovemyleica:

Out of Service by Duncan George on Flickr.
tangledwing:

Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance trapped in ice, 1916.The Endurance was part of an Antarctic expedition. Trapped on the ice, the Endurance was crushed between October 1915 and November 1915. Shackleton and the crew were ultimately rescued.

tangledwing:

Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance trapped in ice, 1916.The Endurance was part of an Antarctic expedition. Trapped on the ice, the Endurance was crushed between October 1915 and November 1915. Shackleton and the crew were ultimately rescued.

le-piu-belle:

Buster Keaton

le-piu-belle:

Buster Keaton

(Source: carabaas.livejournal.com)

strictlygenteel:

Paris march 8, 1976

strictlygenteel:

Paris march 8, 1976

maptitude1:

This detail from Captain Vancouver’s 1792 map of the Pacific Northwest shows the “supposed” Strait of Juan de Fuca.

maptitude1:

This detail from Captain Vancouver’s 1792 map of the Pacific Northwest shows the “supposed” Strait of Juan de Fuca.