Monday, June 25, 2007

Piling On Britney

OK, I have to admit that I laughed at the Reg's faux vote-for-Britney's-next-album-title site. I think my favorite had to be "Britney Spears: Cupid Stunt". It gets less decorous from there...I'm a bad man. But they're worse.

Whoa! Cockpit video of in-flight prop failure at Reno

Not much detail in the AvWeb posting on the situation, but the prop failure and subsequent deadstick landing are great aviation porn^H^H^H^Htraining.

My favorite part is when they pull off the runway -- no hollers of "HALLELUJAH, WE LIVED!" or anything so Wrong Stuff. Just a pair of deep, deep breaths and sighs.

The Wood-And-Marbles Binary Adder

Running The Numbers

This is a terrific visual work that seeks to make statistics viscerally effective, and IMHO succeeds admirably. Here's an example (used w/out permission, so go to the site, OK?):

Toothpicks, 2007


Depicts 8 million toothpicks, equal to the number of trees harvested in the US every month to make the paper for mail order catalogs.