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Where the pictures are the maps

Someone took data from Panoramia and made a series of maps showing where the most touristy places are, as well as the most interesting remote places. In a similar vein, someone else dug through Flickr and Picassa and found the most photographed areas around various world cities. For instance, here are London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Vancouver, and Tokyo.

Oh, and while we’re at it, here are ten maps that changed the world, or something silly like that.

Coprolalia, March 7th

[Pictured: The Lion King]

Deep-sea bacteria form a long-range signaling network, just like in Avatar

DARPA: Where amazing happens

We’re getting a new penny

Where is rich in the USA?

Chasing the perfect chef

Robots totally rule, and don’t you forget it

Architecture review of Las Vegas by an extremely biased New Yorker

Homeless Chic: China’s coolest man

I’m pretty much a huge sucker for noir

Diplomacy can be confusing

A Yellowstone fox catches dinner

Too long have the British menaced our shores

New York City and Las Vegas, from far above

Bye bye, tuna rolls

Some more good advice on being a graduate student

Scene length in movies is converging on a 1/f distribution…like everything else in the world

November book and movie roundup

The main reason I started this blog was to catalogue everything I wanted to remember. Primarily, I needed a way to remember my opinions on certain things such as why I did or didn’t like certain movies. I’ve been bad about it the last year or so, but I’m going to start doing quick micro-reviews of movies and books I’ve read each month. If you care, here are my opinions for the month of November.

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