The first few are pretty basic and kinda boring but it gets interesting after not too long. The writing is starts factual and ends factual and just a bit amusing, which nicely counters the normally somber mood surrounding such a disastrous event.
Category Archives: Interesting
Starting at 18:22 and going through to 26m. Love their expressions, hers for the pride and approval, his for the continual surprise for reasons he then enumerates.
Fascinating – “denying death its sting”
I helped eight people end their lives. By the time you read this, I’ll have ended mine
I realize this is a controversial topic but it’s hard to argue with this kind of sentiment: “The poet Susan Musgrave, who knew Al well, wrote of his final months: ‘Al looked at death the same way he has always looked at life—right between the eyes.'”
I’ve saved this for about half a year to share, I think it’s too good of a story not to.
Tabs March 2016
Well the time has come to clean up tabs. If I bookmark them I’ll never see them again, so I might as well share them.
So again I looked at microdata from the American Time Use Survey from 2014, which asked thousands of people what they did during a 24-hour period. I used the data to simulate a single day for 1,000 Americans representative of the population — to the minute.
More specifically, I tabulated transition probabilities for one activity to the other, such as from work to traveling, for every minute of the day. That provided 1,440 transition matrices, which let me model a day as a time-varying Markov chain. The simulations below come from this model, and it’s kind of mesmerizing.
Take a second look at these. Amazing.
Sure, skip around especially the intro, but if you’re into speed these boats are something else. Never seen it from this perspective before!
Full of interesting tidbits:
Love this story, especially details like the black gloves.
Milky Way tracking.
Does this…. work?
I dunno about best in the world, but this kitchen does have some pretty killer features that aren’t obvious at first:
Reddit title was “Smearing time like butter.” Not even going to try to improve that. Takes a little while to get really into it.
Having a child… graphed?
I just love this guy and his data collection. He plots all kinds of things ranging from travels from home, wake & sleep times, email volumes, to photo volumes and dates. It is glorious. Have a look!
So someone posted this video of a rather large jump. Pretty cool. And then someone replied with THIS – watch the whole 1 minute video rather than skipping ahead. Love it.
Can you recognize the child in this video drowning before the lifeguard does?
I did, but that’s only because I was intently watching and knew it was going to happen. It’s hard. I watched a few of these and gained massive respect for the job lifeguards do.