Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Tracking the $700 Billion Bailout

Via the NYT:

Dozens of banks and a handful of insurers have applied for funds from the Treasury Department as part of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. The Treasury has transferred capital to 30 of these companies and to A.I.G. More are expected to announce their participation in the coming weeks.

Bailout by Bank

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Digital Media, Financial Press

Four Bears

I must have received 5 dozen emails with this chart in it. Yes, its pretty cool; No, I cannot say what it means going forward. > > Kudos to doug short, the creator of this graph — you definitely touched a nerve. ~~~ Note: Doug writes to say he has posted a continuously updated version…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Markets

US Oil Consumption by Region

Fascinating interactive chart via Jon Udell: > Oil Sources, Regional Breakdown: click for regional breakdown North America 1,648,765 33.56% Africa 980,231 19.95% Middle East 837,841 17.05% South America 784,999 15.98% Europe 567,152 11.54% Asia 91,236 1.86% Oceania 2,774 0.06% > Source: Where the oil comes from: Not from where I thought Jon Udell November 9,…Read More

Category: Commodities, Digital Media, Economy, Energy, Markets

The Monty Python Channel on YouTube For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It’s time for us to take matters into our own hands. We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Film

Word Paintings

These are graphics composed of words: via Neoformix

Category: Digital Media

GRAMMY MusicTech Summit Keynote

“There is nothing wrong with the music business, there is a problem with the CD business.” -Chuck D > My music biz friend Gene tells me that Ian Rogers is a smart guy and nice to boot. Reading his keynote, its pretty clear why gene thinks that: Music consumption isn’t declining: iPod sales up 59%…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Music

Strain on State Budgets

click for ginormous map Source: Facing Deficits, States Get Out Sharper Knives JENNIFER STEINHAUER NYT, November 16, 2008

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Global Warming? What Evidence Do You Have?

I’m no expert, but a century worth of data shows the change in global temperatures: > Global Annual Mean Surface Air Temperature Change Source: NASA ~~~ Global Air Temperature Source: Climatic Research Unit : Information sheets ~~~ Global Temperatures of the Last Five Centuries Source: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program ~~~ Global Glacier Thickness Change Source: The…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Science, Technical Analysis

The world’s fastest police car

Sweet! A Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, in Italian state police trim. > Source: Lambocop Stalks Italian Speeders NYT, October 27, 2008, 6:05 PM JERRY GARRETT

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Travel

Stock Market Returns by Party

We’ve addressed this before, and came down firmly against these over-simplified arguments. However, I like the way Wolfram’s Mathematica allows you to control, for variables like inflation, policy lag, etc. In this Demonstration, you can compare what would happen if you left an investment in the stock market (represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average),…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Mathematics, Politics