Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maps. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judgmental Maps - Knoxville

Wow. An amazingly judgmental map of my home town, Knoxville. I'm tagging this with "Ham Radio" since they reference the hobby on the map.

You have to know the town, but some of the labels are hysterical.

Burgers and ducks.
Used books.
Gold ball on a stick.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My World Has Been Turned Upside Down

Via 40 maps that will help you make sense of the world. Also from that page, it appears that some countries are too busy drinking spirits to drink coffee.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Looks like the Tube map... Flickr set here.

Created by Cameron Booth

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The First Problem Solved by Computer: Four Color Theorem

From LifeHacker:
"Even during the 1970s, when computers were harder to come by and problems were weightier, computers were routinely brought in to solve things for the people who had access to them. But prior to 1976, they weren't required to prove any math problem. They just made things easier. That is, until Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken used a computer to prove a 124-year-old conjecture. In 1852, Francis Guthrie came up with what's known as the Four-Color Theorem. That theorem stated that no map needed more than four colors to delineate territories. Generally, different countries, states, or provinces, were given different colors on a map. If a mapmaker were armed with four different colors, there was no territory, or set of them, that could be arranged in such a way that two adjoining territories were the same color."
I think the first actual use (not problem solving) of a computer must have been to start a flame war, play solitaire, or look at "adult" content.