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Some folks just landed a spacecraft on the surface of a COMET

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Some folks just landed a spacecraft on the surface of a COMET

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Graph TV shows ratings by episode

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Ratings for The Office

Ratings for The Office

Kevin Wu made a straightforward interactive that lets you see IMDB television ratings over time, per episode and by season.

Graph TV is a visualization tool which graphs tv show ratings by episode. Each season is assigned a different color and linear regressions are calculated for each season as well as for the entire series. Each point on the graph displays the episode title, rating, and other data. The data points are clickable and will open its IMDb entry. The graphs are also exportable for offline use.

The chart above shows ratings for The Office, and as you can see, the trend lines are weak a lot of the time. Fitted curves would probably work better for the noise, but then you have a show like Mad Men. It seems to rise in goodness as a season progresses (at least for seasons 1, 2, 3, and 5).

Ratings for Mad Men

Ratings for Mad Men

See also Happy Days, where the shark-jumping episode isn't obvious (although the season probably is), Prison Break, where it seems obvious why it was cancelled, and The Daily Show and its steady rise.

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Frequency

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This comic shows estimated average frequency. I wanted to include the pitch drop experiment, but it turns out the gif format has some issues with decade-long loops.
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jchristopherslice
2408 days ago
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amazing
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Chachafance
2414 days ago
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Genius!
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chrisminett
2415 days ago
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Superb
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brico
2416 days ago
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What universe does he live in that has so few bike thefts?
Brooklyn, NY
tomazed
2417 days ago
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Awsome!
shamgar_bn
2417 days ago
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You had me at the blinkers...
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rgsunico
2417 days ago
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Wow.
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thelem
2417 days ago
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That's taught me that nearly every time someone edits wikipedia, someone dies. I'm going to be much more careful with my wikipedia edits!
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joshhsoj1902
2417 days ago
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nicely done!
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dc3
2418 days ago
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brilliant
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2418 days ago
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Title: "This comic shows estimated average frequency. I wanted to include the pitch drop experiment, but it turns out the gif format has some issues with decade-long loops."
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colaco
2418 days ago
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Note: this should be a grid of animated GIFs. To see it you must go xkcd.org.
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RB Powered 240Z Vs A Twin-turbo 370Z

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Watch a professional driver race a 1970 240Z with a RB26 engine swap against a twin-turbo 370Z. Each vehicle competed in four race categories, zero-to-zero, hopkirk, autocross, and a road course. Check out the video to see the results.

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Video: LaFerrari testing with turbo V6 F1 engine?

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If Ford went and tested a NASCAR engine in a production Ford Fusion, it'd just be silly. Ferrari testing its new 1.6-liter, turbocharged V6 Formula One engine in a LaFerrari hypercar is not silly - it's excellent.

Now, we can't be certain if the video shown above is actually Ferrari's new F1 powerplant. Based on the big roof-mounted intake, the weird sounds coming from the camo'd LaFerrari and the teasers we've been hearing from other F1 engine providers, the race engine is a tantalizing idea.

The other possibility, perpetuated by our friends over at Road & Track, is that Ferrari is using the LaFerrari to test a next-generation powerplant. That looks good on paper, but this car strikes as being far too loud for any road legal engine. What do you think? What's Ferrari up to at Fiorano? Scroll down for the video and then let us know in Comments.

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LaFerrari testing with turbo V6 F1 engine? originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Modified E-ZPass detects reads far from toll booths

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Def Con speaker [pukingmonkey] has spent quite a bit of time studying methods government and law enforcement use to track private citizens’ vehicles on the roads. One of the major tracking methods is E-ZPass, an electronic toll collection system used in several states around the country. [pukingmonkey] cracked open his E-ZPass tag to find a relatively basic circuit. In his DEF CON presentation (PDF), he notes you shouldn’t do this to your own tag, as tags are legally not the property of the user.

The tag uses a 3.6 volt long life battery to operate. When idle, the tag only draws 8 microamps. During reads, current draw jumps to 0.3 mA. Armed with this information, it was relatively simple to add a current detecting circuit that outputs a pulse on tag reads. Pulses are then fed into a toy cow, which lights up and “Moos” on each read.

With the circuit complete, it was time for some wardriving around New York City. In [pukingmonkey's] rather harrowing drive between Times Square and Madison Square Garden, (a route with no tolls) the cow was milked 6 separate times. New York Department of Transportation has long stated that these reads are used only to track traffic congestion. Even so, we’d suggest putting your tag away in an anti-static bag (Faraday cage) when not approaching a toll.

[via Boing Boing]


Filed under: misc hacks, security hacks, wireless hacks
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