Vendor: Pop Chart Lab
Newly refreshed with a bevy of recent Apple products including the iPad Air 2, iMac with 5K Display, iPhone 6, and even next year’s Apple Watch, the world’s most comprehensive mapping of Apple products is back, and is now printed on demand on beautiful exhibition canvas! This classic gallery of propietary gadgets displays every computer, handheld, peripheral, software, and operating system released by Apple from 1976 onward. Over 500 items in all, chronicling how Apple has invented—and reinvented—insanely great products.
What’s more, this canvas print comes bundled with laser-engraved System 6 Window Bar Rails for a throwback-OS mounting solution.
28″ x 42″
This poster is produced using a 15-ink archival giclée process on exhibition matte canvas in Downtown Brooklyn.
This print is available for preorder. Orders containing it begin shipping Wednesday, 5 November.
Accompanying their segment on Halloween stores stocking costumes, NPR ranks bestsellers for the past four years, based on data from the National Retail Foundation. Note that these are rankings for adult costumes, so it’s safe to assume that all of these costume names are preceded by “sexy.” (Kidding.)
I’m surprised there aren’t more topical costumes towards the top. For example, the segment touches on Walter White costumes flying off the shelves last year, but I’m guessing the data probably only covers the pre-packaged stuff. Also guessing a similar reason for why Superman and Batman aren’t counted as generic superhero, or Dracula as vampire.
Doing business in Europe’s periphery is hampered by slow legal systems
THE World Bank released its annual “Doing Business” report on October 29th, ranking the world’s 189 countries by how attractive they are to companies. That tiny Singapore led the list again this year and Eritrea was stuck in last place was not paricularly surprising. Other performances were less easy to explain. Ukraine—which since March has been embroiled in a conflict with neighbouring Russia—leapt up the rankings, partly because some of the data capturing improved administrative practices was collected before hostilities flared.
Yet the report’s most interesting data—on the time it takes to settle a dispute, or wind up a company—sheds light on the lacklustre business investment in Europe’s periphery since the financial crisis. Countries where it is quick and easy to enforce contracts or wrap up failing firms are usually more attractive to investors than places with lethargic legal systems. In Greece and Slovenia, hit hard by the financial crisis, it takes much longer to do…Continue reading
The statistics don’t look good.
Jeff Leek was trying to explain the curse of dimensionality and realized that there had to be a better way! Leek’s student Prasad Patil cooked up an interactive to demonstrate the curse.
I recently was contacted for an interview about the curse of dimensionality. During the course of the conversation, I realized how hard it is to explain the curse to a general audience. One of the best descriptions I could come up with was trying to describe sampling from a unit line, square, cube, etc. and taking samples with side length fixed. You would capture fewer and fewer points. As I was saying this, I realized it is a pretty bad way to explain the curse of dimensionality in words.
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