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Infographic of the Day: ~215,000 vs. ~87,000. In case you were…

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Winter Weather Outlook in Pictures


For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade:

http://adequatebird.com/2009/12/17/evacuation-underway-at-330-esplanade/

See all of my pictures of the Esplanade crisis:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/collections/72157622920945823/

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The Economic Argument

xkcd.com The Economic Argument.

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Science, Reason and Critical Thinking: The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Click through to the original post in multiple languages and full-throated, unexpurgated outrage:

Science, Reason and Critical Thinking: The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense.

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From the Department of “It’s Funny Because It’s True”

From generic, http://generic1.tumblr.com/post/1250019294/the-world-according-to-san-francisco-i-was.

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Cartesian Graph of the Day: “How Dangerous Is A Zombie?”

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The Counterintuitive World | Mother Jones

Wonderful example of critical thinking:

Back during World War II, the RAF lost a lot of planes to German anti-aircraft fire. So they decided to armor them up. But where to put the armor? The obvious answer was to look at planes that returned from missions, count up all the bullet holes in various places, and then put extra armor in the areas that attracted the most fire.

Obvious but wrong. As Hungarian-born mathematician Abraham Wald explained at the time, if a plane makes it back safely even though it has, say, a bunch of bullet holes in its wings, it means that bullet holes in the wings aren’t very dangerous. What you really want to do is armor up the areas that, on average, don’t have any bullet holes. Why? Because planes with bullet holes in those places never made it back. That’s why you don’t see any bullet holes there on the ones that do return. Clever!

The Counterintuitive World | Mother Jones.

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Esplanade Bluff Photos – September 2010

At low tide on a beautiful September evening (9/18/2010) I walked down the “dog park” access road and documented the current state of the bluffs and works below Esplanade Ave in Pacifica. Other than 330 Esplanade, I found things in good state and about as ready for the winter storms as could be…. with several notable exceptions.

  • 330 Esplanade – I didn’t see any signs of fresh dirt falls below 330 Esplanade, but I didn’t see any repairs or new work on the bluffs below it either. It was hard for me to avoid the conclusion that the rainwater and surf effects that closed the building last winter will continue to weaken and ultimately undermine the building. I guess I can’t know that the building will actually collapse down the bluff this winter, perhaps it will take more than one winter’s worth of storms to ruin the building and the gas, water and sewer lines that serve it. It doesn’t seem to be an exaggeration to expect the bluff to collapse though – after all, the buildings were evacuated as unsafe!
  • Access Road – the new beach access road is somewhat damaged by water runoff from a large white pipe. At this point the newly formed gully is on the inland side of the dirt road and out of pedestrians’ way.
  • 30′ Surf Mark – the rock rip rap below is not quite 30′ tall. See the picture for the blue spray-painted marking.




For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade:

http://adequatebird.com/2009/12/17/evacuation-underway-at-330-esplanade/

See all of my pictures of the Esplanade crisis:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/collections/72157622920945823/

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The final poster for AMC’s The Walking Dead

The final poster for AMC’s live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s zombie comic book series The Walking Dead.

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So You Need A Typeface « Inspiration Lab

Find the links (and stuff that made me laugh):

  • Is it an Italian restaurant?
  • You cried when watching Terminator?
  • …the route to Comic Sans

Enjoy!

So You Need A Typeface « Inspiration Lab. (via Boing Boing)

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Digging Towards the Light of Devil’s Tunnel

According to the article on nbcbayarea.com, “Crews are just over a hundred feet from breaking through the mountain. They expect to reach daylight on the other side on Oct. 1. Once crews pierce the mountain, it will take another two years to finish stabilizing the tunnels and building the roadway.” See the link for more info…

NBC Bay Area – Digging Towards the Light of Devil’s Tunnel.

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