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Colorfully intricate maps of language distributions

24/05/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : Colorfully intricate maps of language distributions - Colorfully intricate maps of language distributions. The Asian and African maps are quite complex. (via moon river) [via]

Nelson Minar : Language maps - Detailed data from Ethnologue database (via Kottke)

Time to pack up the whole in-your-face, raw, hyper-sexualized, porno, skater, white trash, open w...

24/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Time to pack up the whole in-your-face, raw, hyper-sexualized, porno, skater, white trash, open wounds, self-effacing, Jackass, loose ethics, 80's bar mitzvah disco, and party-till-you vomit movement, aesthetic and attitude - "Dude, it's time. Girls, you too. Time to pack up the whole in-your-face, raw, hyper-sexualized, porno, skater, white trash, open wounds, self-effacing, Jackass, loose ethics, 80's bar mitzvah disco, and party-till-you vomit movement, aesthetic and attitu

A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania - a photoblog

24/05/2006 @ 12:09 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania - a photoblog

jkottke : Kathleen Connally's A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania is a fine-looking photoblog - Kathleen Connally's A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania is a fine-looking photoblog. (via hal) [via]

The Sheep Market

24/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep drawings created by Amazon Mturk workers for $0.69/hour  [via]

joshua : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep created through the mechanical turk. awesome

Nelson Minar : 10,000 sheep - Amazon MTurk art (via Waxy or Kottke, ya know)

Rod Begbie : The Sheep Market - 10,000 sheep, drawn by MTurk users, for $0.02 each. [via#

jkottke : 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service - 10,000 sheep drawn by workers hired through Amazon's Mechanical Turk service. Average wage for the artists? $0.69 per hour. (via waxy) [via]

deusx : The Sheep Market - "10,000 sheep created by online workers"

Lottery idea: instead of earmarking revenues for education, why not use the money for individual ...

23/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : Lottery idea: instead of earmarking revenues for education, why not use the money for individual retirement accounts? - Lottery idea: instead of earmarking revenues for education, why not use the money for individual retirement accounts? The piece includes this startling fact: "Some 20 million Americans spend at least $1,000 a year on lottery tickets". !!!!

Fine interview with Pixar/Disney's John Lasseter, who is quickly becoming a favorite of mine

23/05/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : Fine interview with Pixar/Disney's John Lasseter, who is quickly becoming a favorite of mine - Fine interview with Pixar/Disney's John Lasseter, who is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. "I believe in the nobility of entertaining people, and I take great, great pride that people are willing to give me two or three hours out of their busy lives."

Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) is suddenly one of the most popular name for baby girls

23/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) is suddenly one of the most popular name for baby girls - Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards) is suddenly one of the most popular name for baby girls. Its popuarity can be traced to the appearance of a baby of the same name on MTV in 2000. Check on baby name popularity with NameVoyager.

How to blog from Greenland

23/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : How to blog from Greenland - Ben Saunders and Tony Haile are in Greenland training for an Antarctic expedition later this year. Here's how they'll be sending photos and blog posts back to their server along the way.

New research suggests that Flores Man (i.e. the hobbit) might not be a new species but are just p...

23/05/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

jkottke : New research suggests that Flores Man (i.e. the hobbit) might not be a new species but are just pygmy humans - New research suggests that Flores Man (i.e. the hobbit) might not be a new species but are just pygmy humans.

Morning subway demographics in NYC

23/05/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

jkottke : Morning subway demographics in NYC - Morning subway demographics in NYC. Early morning blue collar workers give way to late morning white collar workers. (via capn) [via]

Matt used MacSaber and his new MacBook to recreate the Star Wars kid video

23/05/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

jkottke : Matt used MacSaber and his new MacBook to recreate the Star Wars kid video - Matt used MacSaber and his new MacBook to recreate the Star Wars kid video. In related news, the Portland, Oregon area reported a huge nerdquake this afternoon.

Milo Vermeulen : Matt Haughey + macbook + macsaber = the new Star Wars Kid [via]

deusx : macbook man | A Whole Lotta Nothing - "The moment I realized that geeks everywhere would be swinging their new laptops around, my first thought was how stupid that must look and how that could easily become another Star Wars Kid parody."

What's the most offensive show on television?

23/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : What's the most offensive show on television? - What's the most offensive show on television? MTV's My Super Sweet 16. "Marissa created an exclusive guest list and announced it at school. If you weren't on the list, well, sorry. When a few kids begged to get an invitation, she made them have a 'dance-o

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has produced two TV ads critical of the global scientific an...

23/05/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : The Competitive Enterprise Institute has produced two TV ads critical of the global scientific and political consensus on global warming - The Competitive Enterprise Institute has produced two TV ads critical of the global scientific and political consensus on global warming. "Carbon dioxide. They call it pollution. We call it life." CEI is funded in part by energy companies, but I guess the

DNA evidence suggests that chimps and humans interbreed after splitting into separate species bef...

23/05/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jkottke : DNA evidence suggests that chimps and humans interbreed after splitting into separate species before splitting again for good - DNA evidence suggests that chimps and humans interbreed after splitting into separate species before splitting again for good.

Even though avian flu is under control in some areas of Southeast Asia, Indonesia "has witnessed ...

22/05/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : Even though avian flu is under control in some areas of Southeast Asia, Indonesia "has witnessed more bird flu deaths than any other country in 2006" - Even though avian flu is under control in some areas of Southeast Asia, Indonesia "has witnessed more bird flu deaths than any other country in 2006". [via]

Media kit for the New Yorker, including an issue calendar, circulation stats, and advertising rat...

22/05/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : Media kit for the New Yorker, including an issue calendar, circulation stats, and advertising rates & specifications - Media kit for the New Yorker, including an issue calendar, circulation stats, and advertising rates & specifications. Only 4% of their circulation is the newsstand...that's a lot lower than I would have expected. Vogue's newsstand rate is ~36% and Wir [via]

Several Flickr members are displaying their drawings from and charting their progress on Brain Age

22/05/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Several Flickr members are displaying their drawings from and charting their progress on Brain Age - Several Flickr members are displaying their drawings from and charting their progress on Brain Age. I love David's paramecium.

Matthew M. Boedicker : Brain Age pictures - (via kottke) [via]

Grist Magazine interview with Al Gore about The Inconvenient Truth

22/05/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : Grist Magazine interview with Al Gore about The Inconvenient Truth - Grist Magazine interview with Al Gore about An Inconvenient Truth.

Flickr photos tagged with "last day of high school"

22/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Flickr photos tagged with "last day of high school" - Flickr photos tagged with "last day of high school". You've never seen so many smiles.

The Wages of Wins sounds like Moneyball, but for all sports, not just baseball

22/05/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : The Wages of Wins sounds like Moneyball, but for all sports, not just baseball - The Wages of Wins sounds like Moneyball, but for all sports, not just baseball. Gladwell has a review in this week's New Yorker ("We become dance critics, blind to Iverson's dismal shooting percentage and his excessive turnovers, blind to the reality that

Pixar: where are all the women?

22/05/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jkottke : Pixar: where are all the women? - Pixar: where are all the women? "To date, there's not a single Pixar film that has a female main character: The Incredibles comes the closest, but even there, both Helen Parr/Elastigirl and Violet are supporting characters, and it's Bob Parr/Mr. Incredibl

Update on the Apple Store marriage proposal: she said yes!

21/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : Update on the Apple Store marriage proposal: she said yes!

Stock photo cliches

21/05/2006 @ 06:09 UTC

jimray : Stock photo cliches - "Our operators are standing by to take your call…and your heart."

jkottke : The top ten stock photography cliches - The top ten stock photography cliches. "The Handshake of Synergy: You've made the sale and closed the deal. They can't back out now--you shook on it!" Also, have you met Alicia or this girl?

Milo Vermeulen : Forty Media - Blog - Top Ten Stock Photography Cliches [via]

Philippe Janvier : Top Ten Stock Photography Cliches - "... marrying Ewa certainly didn't hurt his stock photography revenue." [via#

Nelson Minar : Stockphotopia cliches - Seen these people before?

Barry Bonds finally ties Babe Ruth with 714 home runs

21/05/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

jkottke : Barry Bonds finally ties Babe Ruth with 714 home runs - Barry Bonds finally ties Babe Ruth with 714 home runs. And with relatively little fanfare, largely because the homers will be eventually invalidated by his drug use and because Bonds is a dink.

If you've got a Powerbook or MacBook with the built-in motion sensor, you can turn it into a ligh...

20/05/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

jkottke : If you've got a Powerbook or MacBook with the built-in motion sensor, you can turn it into a lightsaber with MacSaber - If you've got a Powerbook or MacBook with the built-in motion sensor, you can turn it into a lightsaber with MacSaber. Didn't work too well with my Powerbook, but what a cool idea. (thx, jon)

Rod Begbie : MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon - Hah! Using the motion-sensor built-in to recent Mac laptops to synthesize lightsaber noises. Genius! [via#

joshua : MacSaber: Turn Your Mac Into A Jedi Weapon

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