Saturday, July 13, 2013

22 maps and who's crazy now

I've got to stop random-walking the Intertubz...

Here are 22 maps, some silly and some interesting, that present different views of the United States.

Social "scientists" (sorry, but I have an engineer's distrust of the soft subjects) have research showing conspiracy theorists appear saner than "normal" people.

Why do I suspect if you overlaid the population density map with the loon map, you'd find some disturbing information that can't be explained solely by population density?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Let the fun begin!

Yesterday I noted the "Gun Geo Marker".  Well, I guess they heard my derision; the app is out.

Excuse me, but it's time to poison the data.  Anyone care to join me?

Edit, 7/12/2013 2203:  Aw-w-w.  They've decided to limit us to just one location per day.  I guess I'm not the only one hitting them up with crappy data.   OMG!!!!  They be gunz here!!!!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Well, isn't this nice

(Via SurvivalBlog)

It seems that some anti-civil rights zealots have decided that they want to create an online geo-location service to be used for locating "dangerous" gun owners.  While they go so some lengths to say that gun ownership is a constitutionally protected right, and that just because you're a member of the NRA doesn't automagically make you dangerous, I think we can all see where this one will go.

Of course, they're behind on their timeline (the app was due out 5 days ago), so it may come to nothing other than a semi-troll.  If it does show up, I think we gunnies need to make a hobby of filling it up with the locations of police stations, AFT offices, anti-gun politician's residences, Wrigley Field--anything to fill it up full of noise.