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Three wild speculations from amateur quantitative macro history | Luke Muehlhauser
"Everything was awful for a very long time, and then the industrial revolution happened." I gots some serious questions about the choice of metrics here, but I enjoyed this article nonetheless.
history  statistics  dataisbeautiful 
10 hours ago by gominokouhai
The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain | The Washington Post
"[Brexit is] the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don't like".
politics  economics  bloodytories  Brexit  britishness  europe  uk  economy  fuckwits  dataisbeautiful 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
So Long, Mom, I'm Off to Drop the Bomb: A Case Study in Public Usage of an Educational Tool | WMD Junction
"it is clear that the users appreciated the ability to 'nuke their neighbors' [...] Many described using it as 'fun,' which is not a term usually associated with targeting nuclear weapons and evaluating their effects."
dataisbeautiful  internet  maps  coldwardinosaur 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Musicians’ brains: each instrument broken down into pie charts | The Poke
"Counting to four"
"Inventive ways to remove Pachelbel's Canon from existence"
music  silly  dataisbeautiful 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
When life gives you lemons, make science
In which Oliver Keyes Sciences the Shit Out of the Arseholes on his Blog
dataisbeautiful  maths  statistics  fuckwits  socialnetworking  socialmedia 
february 2016 by gominokouhai

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