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Scientists measured 15,000 penises and determined the average size

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

A new study has calculated the "average" size for a penis by measuring 15,000 appendages around the world.

PCalc for Mac brings advanced calculation to its widget in version 4.2

PCalc for Mac has been updated to version 4.2, expanding the utility of the app's Notification Center widget by adding an advanced layout. {intro} PCalc's widget gets a big update in version 4.2. More of the functionality of the main application has been moved over, with a scientific mode now available right in the widget. Show More Summary

Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts.  Turning to the CEOs of those major companies, for example, […]

China's Coal Use and Estimated CO2 Emissions Fell in 2014

China's coal consumption fell by 2.9 percent in 2014, the first drop in 14 years, according to official Chinese energy statistics released yesterday. Glen Peters of the Global Carbon Project calculates that China's CO2 emissions have also fallen, by 0.7 percent, for the first time this century. read more

"Consider the prison-phone industry"

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From an article explaining how the prison system in the United States has been corporatized into profitable ventures:The profits generated by the corrections economy have not been definitively calculated, and a comprehensive audit would be a staggering accounting task. Show More Summary

South African App Helps Calculate Price Of A Bride

3 days agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor If you have wondered how many cows your hand in marriage is worth, a new app may provide you with some important information–and more importantly, can you command More Cow (wedding) Bell. Robert Matsaneng, a 26-year-old South African software developer, developed an app to measure how much Lobola the bride […]

How to calculate wind chill

Wind-chill, windchill, wind chill factor, wind chill index is an estimate of how cold you will feel at a given air temperature when there is a wind blowing. It is a popular tool used by weather presenters to make you feel worse about...Show More Summary

(Not) The Leader of the Pack, Again: Wisconsin and Her Neighbors

Political Calculations criticizes me for comparing Wisconsin economic performance against Minnesota, but not other neighbors. Normally, we’re entertained by Chinn’s analysis, since it frequently involves comparisons of the job growth...Show More Summary

Every NBA team’s chances of winning, by game minute

Michael Beuoy made a win probability model for NBA teams and games, based on play-by-play data from 2000 to 2012. The basic calculator lets you punch in the game state,… Tags: basketball, FiveThirtyEight

Update: Daily Kos Elections' interactive legislative maps now feature 2014 data

Using the 2012 presidential election results according to state legislative districts calculated by Daily Kos Elections, we've put together interactive district maps of those results along with the most recent legislative results and basic information about each lawmaker. Show More Summary

Calculated Combat: Predictability Machines are Beating the Bookies

Photo by Nick "The Tooth" Gullo Watching Sunday night’s Oscar award ceremonies on the iPad, while the fights played on the big-screen, I kept checking my iPhone, swiping back and forth between predictions for both events. Pathetic, I...Show More Summary

A Colorful Infographic That Plots the Most Popular Beers in the United States Calculated by Annual Sales

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

VinePair (previously) has created “The 20 Most Popular Beers in America,” a colorful infographic that plots the United States’ “favorite” beers in order of popularity, as determined by annual sales. Big Beer is a big business in America. Total annual sales stand around $100 billion. Craft Beers, as defined by the Brewer’s Association, are booming, […]

Health Care/Biotech Names Still Dominating

The average stock in the Russell 3,000 (which makes up roughly 98% of US-listed stocks) is now up 1.68% in 2015. Below we have calculated the average year-to-date performance of stocks by sector. As shown, Health Care stocks are up by far the most with an average YTD gain of 8.06%. Show More Summary

The CERES Calculated Surface Datasets

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The CERES dataset is satellite data that is based on radiation measurements made from low earth orbit. The CERES data has two parts. The first part is observational data, measurements of downwelling and upwelling solar radiation and of upwelling longwave radiation. It is usually referred as the CERES “top-of-atmosphere” data.…

Calcbot Learns iOS 8 and Goes Free in a New Update

Calcbot, by Tapbots, is an easy to use calculator and unit converter. Recently, Tapbots updated the app and is now offering it for free. The Calcbot 2 update includes style themes to customize your calculator, as well as a new favorites...Show More Summary

China new home prices drop at record pace

``New home prices fell in 69 of 70 cities by an average of 5.1 percent from the year-ago period, according to Reuters calculations based on fresh data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday... After skyrocketing in recent years, China's property prices have been cooling amid a glut of supply and as economic growth moderated.''

The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

After being inspired by Jeremy’s early retirement story, I decided to sit down and calculate once and for all how long it would take for us to retire early as well. (And by retire early, I really mean “be financially independent” – ie not needing money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I’m already […]

Creepy, Calculating & Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

Submitted by John Whitehead vbia The Rutherford Institute, “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are perfect. Show More Summary

Calculating Optimistic Memory Footprint of Managed Object

The way of calculating amount of memory occupied by some object in C#.NET

Heart attack ‘risk calculators’ miss mark, researchers say

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Models used by doctors to predict a patient’s chances of having a heart attack — including a new approach issued just 15 months ago — badly overestimate the number of “cardiovascular events” when compared with the total that actually occur, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University reported Monday.Read full article >>

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