10 Ways to End the World [infographic]

December 22, 2012 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  No Comments
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So the end of the world came and went. Huh. Will you look at that. Nothing too special happened yesterday – no WMDs, no rapture, no fire ball explosions and no zombie Mayans…. It was lame! Today’s graphic explains some of the ways the would could have ended yesterday and they are much scarier than an ancient calendar.

Out of the ten ways provided, my biggest fear is a nuclear war. I know the US and Russian have a ton of checks and balances when it comes to arming a nuclear warhead, but if one gets in the wrong hands… A fanatical person with too much power could start a chain reaction of WMD destruction.

I do know the world will end one day, I just hope I’m not here. [via]

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For Developer Eyes Only [infographic]

December 21, 2012 |  by  |  Gaming, Tech  |  No Comments
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Android has returned in today’s post, but this infographic is more worried about the people developing the apps behind the scenes than your everyday Angry Birds player. Social gaming on mobile devices has become incredibly popular especially with kids and a good bit of revenue for these games come from the sales of in-game virtual goods. Now ten years ago I would of said no one in their right mind would spend real cash money on a virtual cigar, but that has changed. Improving the looks of your character in these more passive social gaming worlds is very important.

When playing massively developed social games on the PC the looks and inventory of your character usually depends on the users skill set or play style, in mobile social games they reflect the person behind the character, they reflect the real life player. This is why people will go and spend .10 cents one an in-game cocktail – because they we’re feeling like on in real life.

These recreational social games are not the only money makers on Google’s Play store – Casino games dominate the charts. Casino games are fun, but also pull in the dough. Over a quarter of Android’s top 25 grossing apps are casino games, but that’s not all – who do you think pays for all these games? You’ll be surprised because unexpected spenders like Mexico and Thailand top the list. [Papaya Mobile]

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The Big Fat Christmas Infographic [Interactive]

December 20, 2012 |  by  |  Holiday  |  No Comments
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Today’s graphic showcases facts and figures from all aspects of life, but with keeping the Christmas Spirit in mind. The Twelve Days of Christmas is one of the holiday tunes that almost every American knows by heart. We have been overwhelmed with numerous knock-offs of the Twelve Days over the years and I hope the original remains the top dog. In December, the same songs dominate the airwaves and are played on repeat at the mall, the dentist, the grocery and it seems like every business on the face of Earth.

I do believe our society has started to reach full capacity on the Christmas spirit, though. Early November is when outlet stores would start putting up the Christmas decorations and switch their in-store jams from Rihanna to Rudolph. This year I feel we waited almost until December – it had to be a new record. I noticed there was even Thanksgiving decore up this year after Thanksgiving. I’m also relieved the whole politically correct ‘Happy Holidays’ fiasco has been quiet. Just wish people whatever holiday you want and they should be happy you’re thinking about them. [Mason Zimbler]

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Why it Sucks to be the IT Guy [infographic]

December 19, 2012 |  by  |  Tech  |  9 Comments
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“Have you tried turning it off and then back on again?” That must be the number one solution supplied by IT guys and gals around the globe. It works 99% of the time, and no one ever thinks of doing it. IT personal are an essential part of modern business and with technology improving year by year, and now the IT department is under more pressure and given more responsibility than ever.

In the past the CEO, CFO or the CMO was usually the biggest decision makers, now the Chief Technology Officer, or CTO has a say. Keeping up-to-date software, reliable internet bandwidth and consistently having to repaire broken computers are just some of the day-to-day activities of an IT dude that make them so important.

Being a ‘nerd’ or ‘geek’ isn’t an insult anymore – it is a way to make a living. These geeks we grew up with and made fun of now are technology directors at the world’s biggest firms. They make more moolaa than we ever will, and understand the workings of digital media better than the rest. Always respect your IT guy, she may save your ass one day. [ORSYP.com]

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Roasting a Turkey [infographic]

December 18, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Holiday  |  1 Comment
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The holiday season is upon is! It is time to trim the tree, deck the halls and cook the bird. If you haven’t trimmed the tree or decked the halls, you may want to get moving. Christmas is in a week. But you still have time to figure out the perfect way to cook the bird. That is unless you are defrosting a 20-24 pound bird in the fridge.

As a novice chef who usually eats an avocado for lunch and pasta + ragu for dinner, cooking a turkey seems like the most daunting task. Lucky for me, I still spend Christmas with my parents. At their house. With their cooking. But for the more grown up, and for future me, this infographic is a must-read.

Figure out your guest list, buy an appropriate sized turkey, choose your defrost method of choice (refrigerator if you buy your bird in time, cold water if you wait until the last minute) and cook her up. Happy holidays, and let them eat turkey! [Via]

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