Via FastCoDesign and Information Is Beautiful:
How Many Lines Of Code Is Your Favorite App?

A military drone has 3.5 million lines of code inside. That’s roughly three times as many as we find in bacteria, meaning that mankind has, at least by one metric, constructed semi-autonomous machinery more complex than life itself.
Interestingly enough, you’ll note that software is not getting longer as time goes on. Windows Vista (2007), for instance, had 50 million lines of code, while Windows 7 shaved that figure down to 40 million. […] Meanwhile, mobile operating systems like Android have been engineered as ultra lightweight, built from just over 10 million lines of code.
But be sure to read the graphic all the way to the bottom. The kicker is a doozy.

Via FastCoDesign and Information Is Beautiful:

How Many Lines Of Code Is Your Favorite App?

A military drone has 3.5 million lines of code inside. That’s roughly three times as many as we find in bacteria, meaning that mankind has, at least by one metric, constructed semi-autonomous machinery more complex than life itself.

Interestingly enough, you’ll note that software is not getting longer as time goes on. Windows Vista (2007), for instance, had 50 million lines of code, while Windows 7 shaved that figure down to 40 million. […] Meanwhile, mobile operating systems like Android have been engineered as ultra lightweight, built from just over 10 million lines of code.

But be sure to read the graphic all the way to the bottom. The kicker is a doozy.

Posted 8 months ago
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Political donations by county: two decades of change.

From the Sunlight Foundation blog:

Some 30 percent of all the money raised in last year’s presidential election came from just 10 of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties, all of them in major metropolitan areas. But a high proportion of multi-millionaires placed a couple of sparsely populated Wyoming counties among the last election cycle’s highest per-capita givers.

These are just a few of the interesting patterns of political influence that the Sunlight Foundation is beginning to uncover from a partnership with a Philadelphia-based firm that specializes in mapping and geo-spatial analysis. Over the summer, we worked together to create location-based analyses of the federal campaign finance data displayed on Influence Explorer. The partnership produced new and more accurate ways to identify trends in political spending through the power of data vizualization.

sunlightcities:

So many open data news stories and data visualizations out of Philly this month! 
Check this out: 
Real Estate Tax Delinquency map for Philadelphia

<3 Philly!

sunlightcities:

So many open data news stories and data visualizations out of Philly this month! 

Check this out: 

Real Estate Tax Delinquency map for Philadelphia

<3 Philly!

Reblogged 9 months ago from sunlightcities
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The 1,000 political donors who stand to benefit most from McCutcheon v. FEC.

From Sunlight’s blog:

This portrait of the top 1,000 donors gives an insight into how lifting aggregate individual contribution caps could change the dynamics of campaigns. It suggests that Republicans would be more likely to benefit than Democrats, and that high finance would become even more central as a political gatekeeper.

From The Atlantic:

Two researchers, Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, [above]. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet users there.

The map makes for a brief, informative look at how geographic—and universal—certain web tastes and habits are.

Sen. Ted Cruz&#8217;s marathon 21 hour speech as a word cloud.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s marathon 21 hour speech as a word cloud.

Posted 9 months ago
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politicalpartytime:

5 Years of Political Party Time!
From assault rifle raffles to March Madness fund-a-thons to swanky out-of-town retreats, our Political Party Time database has seen a lot throughout its nearly 18,000 political fundraisers!
Five years later, we’re covering the highlights for you in slick, shareable dataviz. Check back throughout the day for more info on the partying habits of your pols!

Our partying partner Political Party Time's got more amazing infographics for you to check out today on their new Tumblr! Give them a follow or check out the story here to track the fundraising habits of your lawmakers!

politicalpartytime:

5 Years of Political Party Time!

From assault rifle raffles to March Madness fund-a-thons to swanky out-of-town retreats, our Political Party Time database has seen a lot throughout its nearly 18,000 political fundraisers!

Five years later, we’re covering the highlights for you in slick, shareable dataviz. Check back throughout the day for more info on the partying habits of your pols!

Our partying partner Political Party Time's got more amazing infographics for you to check out today on their new Tumblr! Give them a follow or check out the story here to track the fundraising habits of your lawmakers!

Reblogged 10 months ago from politicalpartytime
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Happy Monday! Here’s some awesomeness from our new sister Tumblr, Political Party Time. (You guys are all following are awesome new sister Tumblr, right?!)

politicalpartytime:

What does five years of political fundraising in Washington look like?

We’ve analyzed about five years of political fundraising data to give visual representations of Congress’ fundraising habits during the last half decade. Our findings? When it comes to raising re-election cash, Congress doesn’t travel very far from work. 

From the Sunlight Foundation blog:

When it comes to political fundraising, Congress doesn’t travel very far; 76 percent of all political fundraisers in D.C. take place within three city blocks of the U.S. Capitol, a new study by the Sunlight Foundation shows. Additionally, these fundraisers are concentrated in and around congressional working hours and on days when the House and Senate are in session (more to come on this trend tomorrow).

Check out the maps and read more about our findings: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/09/16/partying-for-dollars-mapping-five-years-of-political-fundraisers/

Fashion Fingerprints

In a collaborative effort at The New York Times, a Fashion Week browser shows highlights of the event through thumbnails reminiscent of slitscans.

Fashion Fingerprints

In a collaborative effort at The New York Times, a Fashion Week browser shows highlights of the event through thumbnails reminiscent of slitscans.

Posted 10 months ago
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