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temple  ·  3012 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Photoessay of Insanely-Placed Airports

I've done this one:

Lake Lugano, Switzerland

It's a beautiful trip over the Alps from Zurich to Lugano, then you take a sharp turn over the lake and dive between the mountains to land here. It's pretty neat.

temple  ·  3015 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microsoft rumored to release Office for Linux in 2014

This is similar to what I do.

I use a Mac only because I am expected to do things with Office (OpenOffice/LibreOffice just doesn't cut it) and Outlook is great. Though, I do all of my development/research on a Linux VM or Linux cluster. I only have OSX because of Office.

I would drop OSX in a heartbeat if I could have Office on Linux. Though, it has to have a flawless Outlook, too.

temple  ·  3016 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Planet Money's #honestjobdescriptions

This seems to be cynical job descriptions...

If I play along with the cynicism: Researching methods for visualizing and analyzing large-scale scientific data that will never get used because "real scientists" don't trust computer scientists (computer science is easy) and will just write their own shitty, serial, ad-hoc code, anyways.

If I go with my "honest" job description, just truncate it: Researching methods for visualizing and analyzing large-scale scientific data.

temple  ·  3016 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Coolest music from your country/state?

Flemenco Guitar by Mito

I'm not sure he has downloadable music, but you can see his stuff on his videos.

I don't know if the author is claiming on inventing something new, but using springs for graph/label placement has been used for a while in the infovis community. There's a lot of other graph placement algorithms if you are interested.