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Endless Summering: Journeys of the World's Billionaire Yacht Club in 2017 [OC] by citrusvanillaOC: 2 in dataisbeautiful

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Both yachts that visited French Polynesia made the journey back to the Med in 2017- The VAVA II owned by Ernesto Bertarelli and RISING SUN owned by David Geffen. These boats were actually middle-of-the-pack in total mileage for 2017 with about 20,000 nautical miles. By comparison, the VENUS owned by Steve Jobs' widow Lauren started in the Caribbean, traveled to California, then to the Med, then to Western Europe, then back the the Caribbean for a total of 30,000 nautical miles!

[OC] Distance distribution for Tour De Frances stages through the years by ralle3600OC: 1 in dataisbeautiful

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How many subscribers does each ("Yes", "No) subreddit have? [OC] by nafrotagOC: 1 in dataisbeautiful

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Data source: reddit.com

Tool used: Excel

Why I did this: I am currently unemployed

Edit: thanks for the gold!

Visualizing street orientations anywhere on an interactive map [OC] by MournerVOC: 2 in dataisbeautiful

[–]MournerVOC: 2[S] 887 points888 points  (0 children)

Hi everyone! I got inspired by the recent visualizations by Geoff Boeing and similar work by Seth Kadish, and decided to build an interactive version where you can visualize street orientations at any place in the world instantly. Here's my blog post about it.

The tools used are Mapbox GL JS, cheap-ruler and lineclip JavaScript libraries, using OpenStreetMap data.

Feel free to ask any questions!

Why my microwave makes me lose Wi-Fi connection. Part 1? [OC] by ATastyPeanutOC: 1 in dataisbeautiful

[–]cablecore 34 points35 points  (0 children)

microwaves also operate in the 2.4ghz band just because it's unlicensed. water absorbs energy at a wide range of frequencies, but 2.4ghz is unlicensed.


*gold for this? i appreciate it, but save your money... give it to the EFF or the FFRF or something.

Why my microwave makes me lose Wi-Fi connection. Part 1? [OC] by ATastyPeanutOC: 1 in dataisbeautiful

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This is a graph of the 2.4Ghz to 2.5Ghz spectrum over a period of 20 seconds of microwave usage. The horizontal direction is frequency, the vertical is time, color is power. Blue was around -80db and yellow around -60db. The data was collected using a signalhound BB60C usb3.0 spectrum analyzer. The graphs where created by their default gui program, spike. Admittedly I didn't do much to make the graphs very pretty and I'm sorry if they aren't up to snuff. I just found the results that the frequency would change so much based on positioning of the items inside of it very surprising, and so may be others would too.

The top graph is the baseline and on it you can see some Wi-Fi packets around the 2.3Ghz and 2.45Ghz-2.6Ghz range. Following is the first test I did where I placed a ceramic mug filled with water directly in the center of the turn table so that it didn't shift its xy position inside the microwave very much. The last graph is from when I put the ceramic mug of water on the very edge of the turn table so that it would have the most xy motion inside the microwave. I did each trial three times and they all basically looked the same so I didn't include the additional graphs but I can add them tomorrow if people so desire. If there is demand I may also test other food items, like pizza rolls.

edit1: to address people concerned for my safety because my microwave is leaking:

It isn't, microwaves can't be perfectly insulated and they have a fuck load of power to dampen. Inside the microwave, it's like 1000w of radiated power which is like 60db. Outside the microwave, I only measured at most -60db. That is about 0.000000001W of radiation power. Granted the antenna I used wasn't perfect so the actual ambient power level was higher. But still vastly below any amount of power that could cause harm.

Why my microwave makes me lose Wi-Fi connection. Part 1? [OC] by ATastyPeanutOC: 1 in dataisbeautiful

[–]TheRealChadMyers 5333 points5334 points  (0 children)

Could you theoretically have an arrangement of objects that, when microwaved, form an image on the spectrograph?

Edit: woke up to a stuffed inbox and gold! Thanks, stranger!

[OC] Percent of Air Per Bag of Chips by doughilariousOC: 1 in dataisbeautiful

[–]reubensauce 2327 points2328 points  (0 children)

I never understood why people get so upset about this.

If it were 100% air, it would float away. There has to be some debris in the bag to weigh it down.

[Battle] DataViz Battle for the month of June 2018: Visualize The lives, reigns, and deaths of 68 Roman emperors from 26 BC to 395 AD by AutoModerator in dataisbeautiful

[–]divergentdataOC: 17 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Here is my scrollytelling visualization * Made with D3.JS and python for some of the data munging. * It looks best on desktop with chrome because some of the animations actually take significant horsepower (although it can be viewed on anything)

Edit: I also made this video walking through the viz and here is the accompanying code