Cake vs Pie Throwdown

posted by Stal on 2010.03.16, under Philomela, Uncategorized

In an issue near and dear to many of our hearts, this post scientifically investigates the awesomeness of cake pitted against pie. Comes replete with useful graphs on unequal frosting distribution and marginal enjoyment of dessert items:

2.  Unequal frosting distribution is a problem


Pie exhibits much greater homogeneity than cake.  In cake, the highest concentration of awesomeness is found in the frosting.  The act of decorating a cake can polarize it and cause a dangerously uneven distribution of frosting, leading to discord and animosity during serving time.

4.  Pie is more scientifically versatile:

The forgone conclusion is that pie > cake by a landslide. For more, see the original post here.

RIAA Lawsuit Math

posted by Stal on 2009.09.29, under Stal

Graph of the day:

It is cheaper to ignore the lawsuit and not show up, compared to hiring lawyers and going through a multi-year trial. If you ignore the charges, the case results in an automatic loss, and judges often pick the minimum penalty in such cases.

[ Ignoring RIAA lawsuits cheaper than going to trial / Ars Technica ]

50 Internet Infographics/Flowcharts

posted by Stal on 2009.08.21, under Stal

For your procrastination pleasure, Coed rounds up some of the internet’s best infographics. Some of these have been previously publicized here, but there were many that were new to me. To whet your appetite, I’ll start off with “How much this graph reminds me of Mr. T”:

Other highlights:

Where Exactly is the Friend Zone, a demonstration in set theory

Features Offered by an Iphone and a Stone

A Guide to Understanding Flow Charts, for that extra-meta touch