Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Thursday, February 10, 2021

the search continues
Instead of calling off the search for weapons of mass destruction last month, the Bush Administration should have prolonged its efforts.

Why? Because the new Google Maps apparently can locate WMDs, including evil geniuses and spammers, quite handily.

(Via Google Blogoscoped)

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 02/10/2021 11:37:18 PM
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At first glance, you’d assume that Gizoogle was ripping off Google.

But actually, it’s really ripping off Snoop Dogg’s Shizzolator.

Which is a problem. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have Google’s geeky founders mad at me than Tha Doggfather.

Anyway, while it lasts, here’s how Population Statistic looks both Gizoogled and Shizzolated. For straight, for shizzle.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 02/10/2021 11:20:17 PM
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gin zoomed in
I know you’ve always wanted to get up close and personal with your drinky-drinky. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University delivers with their Molecular Expressions collection of microscope-scale cocktail photos.

It wasn’t easy, either:

We have found these cocktails to be one of the most difficult subjects for photomicrography (photography with a microscope) that we have ever encountered. In our system, we must crystallize or orient the sample so that polarized light will be refracted as it passes through — giving us the beautiful patterns that we typically see with this type of microscopy. Unfortunately getting pure tequila (or its counterparts) to crystallize has proven to be extremely difficult. Without divulging all of our tricks, we have found methods (such as cooling with liquid nitrogen) that can be used to force crystallization on the most stubborn specimens.

Pretty intense effort to create what looks like a bunch of 3D portraits.

The sample above is of my standard favorite, gin and tonic. No twist of lemon or lime — I’m sure that would have altered the image considerably.

FSU condones this wackiness, yet won’t allow a chiropractic school to set up shop?

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 02/10/2021 11:08:02 PM
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How much am I bid for these world-class table covers, more than suitable for your next card-game free-for-all? I’ll bypass eBay and sell directly to you!

They’re not actually for sale, although if the price is right… But they’re also not actually mine. My coworker Jamie made them for her husband Dave (the same “Dave” of the Lucky Casino). I got a kick out of them, and snapped a couple of photos.

Very creative. I’m sure a felt table cover isn’t the most complex project, but I sure couldn’t do it.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 02/10/2021 10:41:37 PM
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