Monday, April 29, 2013


Madness is . . . an affliction which in war carries with it the advantage of SURPRISE.
Winston Churchill on the Ardennes Counter-Offensive, December 1944

Thursday, April 25, 2013


The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Arctic Sea Ice Coverage

  Made by: Andy Lee Robinson

A really nice data visualization of Arctic Sea Ice from 1979 - 2013.  Bonus that they used a circular layout that looks like the North Pole.  Also, the data is compelling.  That's a lot of ice gone in a very short period of time. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
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