Andy Riley compiled and tabulated a full breakdown of jobs & occupations by the frequency of their mentions in the lyrics of David Bowie, of which the top 5 are excluded in this screenshot of his work. Can you guess them before clicking through?
In addition to all the other turmoil of the year, 2020 also saw an increase in homicides, a number which has otherwise been steadily decreasing for years (although the change is not limited to "Democrat-run cities"). There are a lot of theories for why this may have been the case. Was it because of the… READ THE REST
A large-sample poll from respected pollster Pew Research shows Joe Biden trouncing Donald Trump by more than 10 points. But this is a relatively slim lead compared to other recent polls, says the New York Times' Nate Cohn, such is the dire state of Trump's campaign. If this strikes you as comical or ridiculous, the… READ THE REST
Over 65 years ago the Rand Corporation built an "electronic roulette wheel" to generate random numbers. It recorded the binary numbers, converted them to decimal numbers, and published a book, A Million Random Digits (download a free electronic version) which, according to the book's foreword, has "become a standard reference in engineering and econometrics textbooks… READ THE REST
Photoshop has been the king of photo retouching and manipulation for decades, so it's no surprise that Adobe's most famous app is the yardstick by which all other contenders are judged. But when discussing Luminar 4, it might be more helpful to highlight what Skylum's image editor offers against what Photoshop doesn't. Against the vast… READ THE REST
One fun element of pop culture is that you never know exactly when some film, TV show, or song is going to spark an out-of-left-field craze — or exactly how deep the obsession will run. While the pandemic may be starting to recede into history, Netflix's The Queen Gambit is oddly still riding shotgun inside… READ THE REST
To say we're creeping up on umbrella weather season is an understatement. And no, we don't mean "rain and wind protection against the fierce elements-type" of umbrella season. We're talking about lazing casually, safely protected from the sun's rays, soaking in the majesty of summer. Whether you've got a comfy patio lounge arrangement, an outdoor… READ THE REST