(click image for full version in a new window) [Bernard H. Porter’s 1939 Map of Physics on The Quantum Pontiff via Big Think]
From Gresham’s Law: Here we present a history of the Fed in charts. As you’ll surely glean from the below — the Fed has degenerated from a by and large passive institution (dealing only in high-quality self-liquidating commercial paper and … Read More
Prepare for some strong language and laughs in regard to some real bullshit… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRW5qoraTw] Go to Let My People Vote for info by state. Take a second now to make sure you won’t get sidelined in November.
We hear about it from time to time, but what do we really know about the International Space Station? For those to whom it is still just a name, behold… This is what it looks like… (click to enlarge) This … Read More
Modern art… …or an interactive visualization spitting out prime numbers? You decide.
It would be nice to look at ancient history… … and feel like things have changed. Yes, it probably would be nice. Enjoy 5,000 years of water conflicts over at the Pacific Institute’s Water Conflict Chronology Timeline.
Oh look! Occupy Wall Street made an invitation for their Anniversary Action and forgot to color it in! They were probably busy putting the finishing touches on plans for nine days of actions and events starting Saturday, September 15th. Let’s … Read More
Who would have thought we’d spend the first decade of the 21st century making the 1970s look good. Everyone not shouting “I told you so!” should check out the rest of the Pew Research Center’s report: The Lost Decade of … Read More
[Waiting for Godot excerpt via Google Books]
When looking at median gross rents, the extremes get washed out as location, location, location turns into everywhere. In 2010, the U.S. median gross rent was $842/month, up from $602 in 2000. For some perspective on the change, here’s a … Read More