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San Francisco startup descriptions vs. Silicon Valley startup descriptions using Crunchbase data [OC]

San Francisco startup descriptions vs. Silicon Valley startup descriptions using Crunchbase data [OC]

My big complaint is the colours used. You are skewing how the data is viewed and the impression these words give. Colours have as much impact on how these companies are viewed in this setting as the words do.

Here's a colorless version with a more restrained font, for those so inclined:

http://imgur.com/a/VAUWE

Honestly I prefer the original though. =)

I've never liked this format under any circumstances, however this version is significantly better data presentation. Less bias, less fluff, more clarity

I've never understood the point of word clouds. Wouldn't the same information be conveyed much more clearly and helpfully by just listing the words in order from most-used to least-used?

[OC] Austin, Texas Metrorail diagram compared to its real geography.

[OC] Austin, Texas Metrorail diagram compared to its real geography.

What's with all the recent posts of rail maps?

I was waiting for someone to post one of these from Texas. I was just about to post a blank white image and call it the Lubbock subway lines.

Edit: To those who are shitting on Lubbock, don't. Lubbock is a fantastic place to live. Maybe not a great vacation spot, but I'd rather be here than anywhere else. I'll truly miss it when I graduate from Tech in a few years.

Edit #2: 👆 WRECK 'EM TECH! 👆

Every once in a while a certain visualization gets popular because it's relatable and easy enough to make, allowing casual users to make their own visualization. A recent example is the "US counties I've been" maps.

I used illustrator to trace an image of the metrorail map, and made the transition in After Effects. 

edit: Here is a quick vertical one for those asking!

I used illustrator to trace an image of the metrorail map, and made the transition in After Effects.

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Rotterdam Subway Map (September 2017) vs Geographic Distances [OC]

I dont really see the point of the green line? It runs nearly the exact way of the yellow one.

Load balance.

Guys start watermarking these, also send a message to buzzfeed explicitly stating they can not use this content for monetary gain.

I take the yellow line to work. The ends of the lines are different suburbs. Most people get on and off at the end stations. If they didn't have two separate lines people would have to change trains where the two lines meet and those are tiny stations that wouldn't be able to handle the traffic. It's not so much load balance for the trains but for the platforms.

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The 25 Richest People in the World [OC]

The 25 Richest People in the World [OC]

25 richest people according to Forbes this title should read. The richest people in the world don't want to be known

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that one of the 25 richest people in the world is named Ka-shing

Putin is expected to belong in this list for example, but it is impossible to track his personal wealth. Not unknown as person, but an unknown net worth.

Mark Zuckerbergs situation is so incredible. Most people that end up with that type of money don't have it till rather late in their lives. Zuckerberg is worth 60b and he's 33. What a time to be alive.

Vienna subway map vs actual geography (inspired by /u/vinnivinnivinni) [OC]

Vienna subway map vs actual geography (inspired by /u/vinnivinnivinni) [OC]

Every single line uses the same Trains, station designs and connects to the city center, except U6. U6 is different, so different we skipped an entire Number to show that we don't talk about U6.

I like these. Can we (you people with the means) keep them coming? Maybe a megathread if people don't want it clogging up the feed?

And people. Dont forget about the people in the u6.

The longish maps displayed above the doors are even more extreme: http://www.bildstrecke.at/Pictures/2013/09/00038/00/454866423-3.jpg

The longish maps displayed above the doors are even more extreme:

London Underground Map vs Topographic [OC]

All of these posts are going to be on a buzzfeed list in a couple of days... 😕

You'll never believe what your subway routes really look like! Number 11 is incredible

Map source image.

This transition was created using Synfig (an open source vector animation software) and composited in Blender's Video Sequence Editor to generate the .mp4 file.

 

It consists of only 2 animation frames with 'Ease In/Ease Out' acceleration applied to make the movement smoother.

I excluded the DLR and Overground, as well as the stations in an attempt to make the image less busy. Also only Zones 1 to 3 are displayed.

"23 amazing rail vs geographical maps that restore your faith in humanity!"

Michael Jordan's shot chart for the 1996-97 season [OC]

Michael Jordan's shot chart for the 1996-97 season [OC]

In theory it should be the most wide open shot. He drained so many because he's fucking Michael Jordan.

Why did he take so many long 2s? And more specifically, how did he drain so many.

Edit: RIP inbox Edit2: I'm not talking about the midrange shots, but the big dots that are red/orange right inside the arc

Are attempts he was fouled on factored in? Are those the middle-heat misses around the rim?

In 96"-97", the 3 pt line was actually 1'9" closer than it is today. I wonder if this was taken into account, or if those long 2's are actually from behind this shortened 3 pt line.

From Wikipedia: "During the 1994–95, 1995–96, and 1996–97 seasons, the NBA attempted to address decreased scoring by shortening the distance of the line from 23 ft 9 in (7.24 m) (22 ft (6.71 m) at the corners) to a uniform 22 ft (6.71 m) around the basket. From the 1997–98 season on, the NBA reverted the line to its original distance of 23 ft 9 in (22 ft at the corners, with a 3 inch differential)."

NYC Subway: Map Distances vs. Geographic Distances [OC]

NYC Subway: Map Distances vs. Geographic Distances [OC]

Interesting. The Berlin one seemed spread out in real life compared to the map and this appears to be the opposite. Nifty!

The official subway map simultaneously expands the area for Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn and compresses the outer reaches of the system in Queens, outer Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Definitely makes it more legible though, following the actual geography the whole Financial District is an incomprehensible blob of stations.

Inspired by u/vinnivinnivinni 's post of the Berlin Subway geography here is the NYC Subway system, comparing the distances of the official map with the geographic reality. The actual geography is also rotated 30 degrees, but including that motion made it impossible to see the finer details of the transformation, so I left it off. Used the official MTA map and google maps for the data. The center point is Times Square 42nd St Station. I animated between the two in After Effects. Here ti is again on instagram with "Escape From New York"esque music: http://bit.ly/2rzxM23

Atlanta would be super boring. It would just be a + and then a bigger +. We need good public transportation.

Inflation has surpassed the growth of the median income of American households by 0.12% in the last decade. [OC]

Inflation has surpassed the growth of the median income of American households by 0.12% in the last decade. [OC]
Inflation has surpassed the growth of the median income of American households by 0.12% in the la...

For such a small difference it sure does feel like a heck of a lot more

Well, that's only the national aggregate. At the state level most of them presented losses in purchasing power. Of the top 10 most populated states 8 of them showed losses bigger than 1%, Pennsylvania had a loss of 0.97%, and only Texas had an increase of 4.25%

Texas has seen the lion's share of both businesses and the educated working class fleeing there for better economic outcomes, which is a self-fulfilling prophecy, as then there are better outcomes there and fewer elsewhere as a result of such migration.

For example, check this map to see how many people went there from California alone.

So why Texas? I know over the years it's been changing it's tune towards businesses to attract more instead of going to Delaware.

A simulation of an average day for 1000 Americans, based on the probabilities of transition between different activities throught the day.

A simulation of an average day for 1000 Americans, based on the probabilities of transition between different activities throught the day.
A simulation of an average day for 1000 Americans, based on the probabilities of transition betwe...

A brief spike in the number of sleeping people after lunchtime is quite interesting.

Also, is it a for a weekday only, or for an average of all days? There's probably a huge difference in activities between weekdays and weekends (and public holidays).

I'm still in school and schedule around my naps so maybe not just retired people

It is interesting to see how few people appear to be working even at peak times.

Afternoon nap for retired people maybe?

Try one of these subthreads