I’m totally obsessed with the Icicle Atlas dataset from the University of Toronto… so I downloaded every one and made this poster. Click the image to get a larger-res version.
(The site also includes STL files of each icicle for 3D printing!)
|FORMAT||READ TIME||DISTANCE LIGHT TRAVELS|
|CPU||< 0.4 nanoseconds||0.12 meters|
|RAM||12 nanoseconds||3.5 meters|
|Hard-drive||7 milliseconds||2098 km (about the same distance as Munich to Moscow)|
(from my notes archive)
“Chamber’s Anagrams,” containing over 100,000 anagrams, sorted alphabetically starting with ‘aaabc’ (abaca) and ending with ‘iiinnnnoorssttu’ (non-intrusionist). Bought at a used bookstore for $5.
Det. Rey Curtis, checking his email in the first episode to mention ‘cyberspace’.
Thanks to a generous commission from Rhizome, I’ve been watching a lot of Law & Order. Below is a list of every URL mentioned in or shown onscreen during the show. When shown onscreen, the case of the URL is preserved (i.e.: OldBookworm.com instead of oldbookworm.com ).
General Electric (which own NBC) sits on nearly all these domains, thought most have no content. See the link for a Whois lookup.
It is worth noting that
thebaronmuchhumpin.com is available, for some unbelievable reason. It appears that the domain
thebaronmuchhumpin.com was registered by someone named Ray Hughes the day after this list was posted. Sorry everyone, you missed out!
In order of appearance on the show, an * denotes the domain is owned by NBC or General Electric, its former parent company:
Interested in more Law & Order esoterica? See my breakdown of gender and computer counts on the show.
The “genes” used by Artsy to categorize artworks, likely a great resource for an upcoming project (click for full-sized image). Note the image is from August 2012, so the list has likely be updated.
Another (shorter) list of wireless network names in Chicago, Illinois, USA: