Multivariate Map Collection - Jim Vallandingham
But what if you have multiple variables that you would like to present on a map at the same time?

Here is my attempt to collect examples of multivariate maps I’ve found and organize them into a loose categorization. Follow along, or dive into the references, to spur on your own investigations and inspirations!
weekly  maps  map  dataviz  vcusocy 
yesterday
Kleptocrat
Kleptocrat is a unique game of strategy and tactics, based on real-life patterns of money laundering and offshore structuring that have been used by actual corrupt public officials... that is, until they got caught.

This game, created by The Mintz Group, a global investigative firm that specializes in tracing assets, offers you insight into the strategies of the corrupt, as well as those who are trying to bring them to justice.
weekly  dystopia  game  finance 
2 days ago
xkcd: Bad Code
"it just looks bad because it's a spreadsheet formula"
code  xkcd  weekly 
3 days ago
Hitting Reset, Knewton Tries New Strategy: Competing With Textbook Publishers | EdSurge News
The secret to its swift entry into publishing was OER (open education resources). Rather than hire authors to write textbooks from scratch, the company is now curating open-educational materials already on the internet.
oer  weekly 
5 days ago
Firefighters attempt to contain Bel-Air blaze ahead of the strong winds expected Thursday night - LA Times
The Los Angeles Police Department asked drivers to avoid navigation apps, which are steering users onto more open routes — in this case, streets in the neighborhoods that are on fire. 
weekly  fire  technology  algorithms 
6 days ago
Food taboos: their origins and purposes
the Ache people, i.e., hunters and gatherers of the Paraguayan jungle. According to Hill and Hurtado [6], the tropical forests of the Ache habitat abound with several hundreds of edible mammalian, avian, reptilian, amphibian and piscine species, yet the Ache exploit only 50 of them. Turning to the plants, fruits, and insects the situation is no different, because only 40 of them are exploited. Ninety eight percent of the calories in the diet of the Ache are supplied by only seventeen different food sources.
weekly  food 
6 days ago
Ants, not evil spirits, create poisonous devil’s gardens in the Amazon rainforest
"Devil's gardens are large stands of trees in the Amazonian rainforest that consist almost entirely of a single species, Duroia hirsuta, and, according to local legend, are cultivated by an evil forest spirit," write Frederickson and her colleagues in Nature. "Here we show that the ant, Myrmelachista schumanni, which nests in D. hirsuta stems, creates devil's gardens by poisoning all plants except its hosts with formic acid. By killing other plants, M. schumanni provides its colonies with abundant nest sites—a long-lasting benefit, as colonies can live for 800 years."
weekly  amazon  ants 
6 days ago
Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future | Grist
By July 2019, the bitcoin network will require more electricity than the entire United States currently uses. By February 2020, it will use as much electricity as the entire world does today.
weekly  bitcoin  dystopia  future 
7 days ago
Everybody Lies: FBI Edition | Popehat
When an FBI agent is interviewing you, assume that that agent is exquisitely prepared. They probably already have proof about the answer of half the questions they're going to ask you. They have the receipts. They've listened to the tapes. They've read the emails. Recently. You, on the other hand, haven't thought about Oh Yeah That Thing for months or years, and you routinely forget birthdays and names and whether you had a doctor's appointment today and so forth. So, if you go in with "I'll just tell the truth," you're going to start answering questions based on your cold-memory unrefreshed holistic general concept of the subject, like an impressionistic painting by a dim third-grader. Will you say "I really don't remember" or "I would have to look at the emails" or "I'm not sure"? That would be smart. But we've established you're not smart, because you've set out to tell the truth to the FBI.
truth  lies  reality  fbi  weekly 
7 days ago
This Magical Software Makes Facebook Profile Pictures Come Alive
“What Facebook will do with this–I don’t know.”
It’s reasonable to imagine that Facebook would like to incorporate such a fun feature into its platform as soon as possible.

h/t Matt
weekly  dystopia  facebook 
11 days ago
Syndicating annotations – Jon Udell
Although it sprang to life to support ebooks, I think this mechanism will prove more broadly useful. Unlike PDF fingerprints and DOIs, which typically identify whole works, it can be used to name chapters and sections. At a conference last year we spoke with OER (open educational resource) publishers, including Pressbooks, about ways to coalesce annotations across their platforms. I’m not sure this approach is the final solution, but it’s usable now, and I hope pioneers like Steel Wagstaff will try it out and help us think through the implications.
weekly  annotation  hypothesis 
12 days ago
How Far Will Sean Hannity Go? - The New York Times
Until a few years ago, the staff of “Hannity,” the top nightly cable show in the United States, shared news by text or email, but today, much of the collaborative work is handled via a Twitter account accessible to only the staff. “If I like something, I’ll click Like, and if other producers like something, they’ll click Like,” Berry told me. The result is a “pool of ideas” — “50, 60, 70 stories,” in addition to articles Hannity himself has flagged for inclusion. “You’ve got to pull it all together,” Berry added. “Build that argument.” Soon, a few top contenders had emerged, among them a Facebook comment from a CBS executive, Hayley Geftman-Gold, who wrote that she was “not even sympathetic” because “country-music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
twitter  society  dystopia  media  weekly 
14 days ago
What city is the microbrew capital of the US?
Using scrollama (or something close to that.

h/t Jeff
dataviz  data  weekly  webdev 
16 days ago
Megalopyge opercularis - Wikipedia
"grid-like hemorrhagic papular eruption with severe radiating pain".

-- I played ring-around-the-rosy with a tree that had one (maybe more) of these on it when I was around 5 years old.
weekly  asp 
18 days ago
An Introduction to Scrollama.js
Scrollama is a modern and lightweight JavaScript library for scrollytelling using IntersectionObserver in favor of scroll events. Using IntersectionObserver abstracts element-in-view detection and removes the need to monitor scroll events, which contribute towards a sluggish experience. It offers three main features:
webdev  scroll  weekly  js  javascript 
20 days ago
Defensive Exploitation Shortridge-Zero-Nights
Presentation that starts with the idea that you understand tech and uses it to explain how humans will behave in a infosec scenario.
security  technology  weekly 
22 days ago
Mnuchin: 'I didn’t realize' viral dollar bill photo would go public - POLITICO
Mnuchin said he changed his signature because it was “very, very messy” and “barely” legible.

“It was very effective at signing things, but I felt since it was gonna be on the dollar bill forever, I should have a nice, clean signature,” he said.
weekly  dystopia 
22 days ago
Strange and Curious Wills of the Georgian Era in the Canterbury Court - Geri Walton
WILLIAM SHACKELL, ESQ. – Governor of Plymouth – 12 October 1782
“I desire that my body may be kept as long as it may not be offensive, and that one of my toes or fingers may be cut off to secure a certainty of my being dead, I also make this further request to my dear wife, that as she has been troubled with one old fool, she will not think of marrying a second.”
weekly  will 
23 days ago
Character Building - Futility Closet
A man gets well pummelled at a public school; is subject to every misery and every indignity which seventeen years of age can inflict upon nine and ten; has his eye nearly knocked out, and his clothes stolen and cut to pieces; and twenty years afterwards, when he is a chrysalis, and has forgotten the miseries of his grub state, is determined to act a manly part in life, and says, ‘I passed through all that myself, and I am determined my son shall pass through it as I have done;’ and away goes his bleating progeny to the tyranny and servitude of the long chamber or the large dormitory. It would surely be much more rational to say, ‘Because I have passed through it, I am determined my son shall not pass through it; because I was kicked for nothing, and cuffed for nothing, and fagged for everything, I will spare all these miseries to my child.’
weekly  quote 
27 days ago
Cards Against Humanity Saves America
So we’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specializing in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.

On Day 1, all Cards Against Humanity Saves America recipients will get an illustrated map of the land, a certificate of our promise to fight the wall, some new cards, and a few other surprises.
weekly  america 
28 days ago
Game of Drones: Mexico’s Cartels Have a Deadly New Weapon
The aerial drone in the rear cargo bay was armed and ready to be deployed. Sitting in an open plastic case beside an AK47 assault rifle and spare clips. The 3DR Solo Quadcopter carried a shrapnel-filled IED that was in turn rigged to detonate by remote control.

It was the first time a weaponized Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) had been found in the hands of an organized crime group in Mexico.

“[Such] explosives and weapons are for the exclusive use of the Army,” said State Attorney Carlos Zamarripa
drones  weapons  weekly  future  dystopia 
4 weeks ago
Various - Don't Trust Your Neighbors: Early Albanian Traditional Songs & Improvisations, 1920s-1930s (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs
Various ‎– Don't Trust Your Neighbors: Early Albanian Traditional Songs & Improvisations, 1920s-1930s
weekly  music 
4 weeks ago
In the Land of Vendettas That Go On Forever | VQR Online
Prenga burst into the station with his brother and a cabal of associates, discharging several rounds of gunfire and hollering, “We will eradicate your tribe!”
quote  weekly  dystopia  reality 
4 weeks ago
Why an (interactive) picture is worth a thousand numbers - O'Reilly Media
Miriah Meyer explores how interactive visualizations can help us find meaning in mounds of data.
weekly  data  dataviz  explorable  explanation  interactive 
5 weeks ago
MNT Reform: DIY Portable Computer
For a long time, I wanted a portable personal computer which you can…

Repair by yourself with parts from the hardware store or 3D printing
Thoroughly understand on any level
Take apart, modify and upgrade without regret
Adapt to your tastes and use cases, staying with you for many years
In Summer/Autumn 2017 I teamed up with industrial designer Ana Dantas to make this machine happen. Three months later, I can type this article on the first prototype of Reform, our DIY portable computer.
computer  diy  weekly 
5 weeks ago
Fact Checks  |  Search  |  Google Developers
If you have a web page that reviews a claim made by others, you can include a ClaimReview structured data element on your web page. This element enables Google Search results to show a summarized version of your fact check when your page appears in search results for that claim.
claim  webdev  structure  data  google  weekly 
5 weeks ago
The world's biggest grave robbery: Asia’s disappearing WWII shipwrecks | World news | The Guardian
Experts said grave diggers might be looking for even more precious treasures – steel plating made before the nuclear testing era, which filled the atmosphere with radiation. These submerged ships are one of the last sources of “low background steel”, virtually radiation-free and vital for some scientific and medical equipment.
weekly  radiation  steel  nuclear 
5 weeks ago
Challenge Creator & the Desmos Classroom – dy/dan
Why are students so engaged by their tablets, phones, and laptops outside of class and so bored by them inside of class?
weekly  edtech  technology  quote 
5 weeks ago
May | 2013 | The Florida Litigator
   Additionally, you may want to consider ignoring such catchphrases as “Please Govern Yourself Accordingly.” What does that mean anyway? Wouldn’t it be better to simply use English and say – – “if you do not respond, you will be sued.” I like that better; it is more direct and there is no doubt as to what the consequences will be if the opposing party fails to respond.
language  law  weekly  threats  english 
5 weeks ago
He Said He Wanted a 'Lawyer[,] Dog'; The Court Ruled That Was Too Vague - Hit & Run : Reason.com
"If y'all, this is how I feel, if y'all think I did it, I know that I didn't do it so why don't you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what's up."

h/t Tressie Cottom
language  commas  legal  weekly  racism  dog  law  lawyer  English 
6 weeks ago
The Massively Friendly World of Competitive Giant Pumpkin Growing - Atlas Obscura
“We’re to the point where we pass out seeds, hand out information, invite everybody to come to our meetings and tell them everything we know,” Jutras says. “If people want to do the work, I hope they do and grow a personal best … We have a saying: ‘You don’t grow these from the couch.’”

-----is it when ideas get separated from additional work that people get secretive and weird?

h/t Jon Becker
weekly  pumpkin  knowledge  share 
6 weeks ago
Daydream Labs: Accessibility in VR
. So we’ve been exploring how spatial audio cues can be used for navigating and interacting with virtual environments.
weekly  accessibility  vr 
6 weeks ago
This Light Bulb Confuses Smartphone Cameras To Protect | Co.Design
Researchers have developed a new light that can protect locker rooms and stage performances from omnipresent smartphone surveillance.

--- world is going to get stranger and stranger as machines fight and cooperate with one another in ways we can't see/hear (that whole umwelt thing)
culture  technology  weekly 
6 weeks ago
-andre bergs-
Protanopia is a digital comic for Ipad and Iphone. Created as an experiment into the possibilities of digital comics. Using elements from 3D and 2D animation in a realtime game engine, it creates an unique visual style, whilst still having a familiar feeling.
media  technology  ipad  effect  weekly 
6 weeks ago
Amazon to end virtual textbook contract with UMass
The university received its guaranteed commissions of $375,000, $465,000 and $610,000 in the first three years of the contract with Amazon, according to university spokesman Daniel Fitzgibbons. Commissions have not exceeded those guarantees, Fitzgibbons added, though he declined to speculate on why Amazon ended their deal with UMass Amherst.
weekly  online  amazon  books  virtual 
6 weeks ago
Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won't Tell Me How
I sent the woman a Facebook message explaining the situation and asking if she was related to my biological grandfather.

“Yes,” she wrote back.

Rebecca Porter, we discovered, is my great aunt, by marriage. She is married to my biological grandfather’s brother; she met him 35 years ago, the year after I was born. Facebook knew my family tree better than I did
weekly  facebook  data  privacy 
6 weeks ago
Math’s Beautiful Monsters - Issue 53: Monsters - Nautilus
They should make sense in the same way that a physical object would.
weekly  quote  math 
6 weeks ago
Suspect In Would-Be Airport Bombing Nabbed With Help From REI : The Two-Way : NPR
There was no video footage this time. And again, the man paid cash. But, Anderson writes, "the individual ... used an REI membership number when paying."

An REI membership entitles a customer to 10 percent back on purchases every year. In this case, it also gave the FBI a name — Michael Estes. After releasing a still photo from the surveillance footage, authorities found Estes in downtown Asheville. He was arrested on Oct. 7.
weekly  culture  technology  bargain  data  tracking  discount  capitalism 
7 weeks ago
Worldly Wise - Futility Closet
If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor.
weekly  quote 
8 weeks ago
youtube-dl/README.md at master · rg3/youtube-dl
download youtube videos with many options from terminal

h/t Wes Bos
download  youtube  videos  terminal  weekly 
8 weeks ago
Typography in ten minutes | Butterick’s Practical Typography
: if you learn and fol­low these five ty­pog­ra­phy rules, you will be a bet­ter ty­pog­ra­pher than 95% of pro­fes­sional writ­ers and 70% of pro­fes­sional de­sign­ers. (The rest of this book will raise you to the 99th per­centile in both categories.)
typography  type  design  weekly  book 
8 weeks ago
Pollen: the book is a program
Pollen is a publishing system that helps authors make functional and beautiful digital books.
book  publishing  pollen  programming  documentation  oer  webdev  weekly 
8 weeks ago
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