MOVEMBER [infographic]

November 21, 2011 |  by  |  Health, Holiday  |  11 Comments
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Can’t wait, only two days of school this week and Thanksgiving break starts, a break full of eating and lounging around. Anyway let’s talk about today’s infographic, The Hairy Truth About the Moustache, here at DI we love facial hair. It’s all we ever talk about, those can grow it, do it, and those who can’t have facial hair envy. Nobody does it better than our heros ZZ Top, they are truly beard guards. We always make sure to attend every beard competition held in America and special occasions we have gotten to go over sees and some competitions there. Oh those Europeans they grow a whole different breed of beard, nothing like some good ol America scruff. I could talk about facial hair all day.

You may have noticed the men around you growing facial hair they normally don’t carry, that’s thanks to Mowvember the month formerly known as November. In order to increase awareness for prostate cancer among other cancers men grow moustaches as a means of raising funds. To read more about it check out the site here. [via]

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Will “SOPA” Wash Away Our Internet Freedom? [infographic]

November 20, 2011 |  by  |  Internet, Politics, Tech  |  No Comments
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The Protect IP Act, targets websites that distribute pirated materials by having the Department of Justice block those websites. If passed, the law would be implemented through a public censoring system very similar to the ones being used by China and Iran.

Internet giants such as Google, Facebook, and Yahoo have vigorously opposed the act, saying that it would give government too much censoring power.  In fact, Yahoo has removed its membership with the US Chamber of Commerce (a supporter of the act) over Protect IP.

Public Knowledge, a non-profit organization devoted to ensuring an “open” internet stated that if Protect IP became law, it would “threaten the functioning, freedom, and economic potential of the Internet.”

The act is advocated equally vigorously by various major entertainment companies and strangely enough, pharmaceutical companies. These interest groups report losses of billions to online piracy.

Though online piracy is an ongoing problem that hurts artists as well as industry, some say the Protect IP Act is a misguided effort to solve such issues. It may well risk destroying what makes the internet so attractive to not only investors, but people who use the internet to share information and be informed, like you and I. [Via]

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Click here if you cannot see the video: Protect IP Act

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Free The Piggies [infographic]

November 19, 2011 |  by  |  Health, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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The comparison between price and quality is often times made, but in the case of athletic shoes, it may not be necessary. Before you cough up $150 on a pair of flashy trainers, know that your shoes could be hindering you.

In most social circles, bare feet are barely present. If you’re looking to shake up things and gather a few stares, place your piggies on a pavement near you. Sneakers have only been prevalent for close to three decades and during that time, Achilles tendon blowouts and heel-ground collisions have increased. Shoe companies have taken notice of the benefits of a less is more shoe and capitalized on this business venture, making it a $1.7 billion industry. The Nike Free was all the rage when they were first released and the Vibram FiveFingers, or as they’re better known toe shoes, have captured the attention of eccentric outdoorsmen.

When I first pictured myself running and jumping sans shoes, it seemed farfetched. But when I thought of the natural feeling of freedom, wind between my toes and grass rubbing my feet, and how much it could save me financially, the idea began to seem less goofy. Next time I go for a run, freeing my feet will be the main prerogative. Can the same be said for you? [Via]

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The Beginning of American Internet Censorship: SOPA Bill [infographic]

November 18, 2011 |  by  |  Government, Internet, Politics, Social Media  |  1 Comment
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The Stop Internet Piracy Act or SOPA is a bill being voted on soon (or voted on yesterday?) and is one of two pieces of legislature being introduced which threatens the very foundation of the internet. I’m sure that you have already read plenty of rants online, but let me tell you a one more time. The internet is under attack!

The SOPA and Protect IP Act will enable the American government with the power to censor international websites that have users who post copy righted content. The type of censorship method proposed is the same used in countries like Iran, China and Syria. A very interesting and informative data visualization video about the Protect IP Act can be found here.

Web sites like Youtube, twitter, Google and other search engines as well as social networks will have some of the greatest number of offending users. Imagine if your daughter posts a video of herself singing the Bieb’s newest song. Next thing you know there is a letter in the mail from the RIAA asking for a few thousand dollars or they will be forced to take ‘further legal action’. Not just big companies will be effected but personal blogs on blogger, tumbler, et cetera. Even your very own Daily Infographic along with thousands of other internet start-ups anticipate a much more volatile internet environment. Do your part to secure the future of the internet and the future of free speech. [Via]

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Tech Germs [infographic]

November 17, 2011 |  by  |  Health, Tech  |  4 Comments
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It’s that time of year again. People stressing and pulling all-nighters for finals and sickness running wild through campus. I’m no germaphobe, but getting sick sucks and I don’t mind take a few precautions to avoid it. But I had no idea that keyboards and phones could be carriers of large amounts of germs.

It’s no surprise that 16% of phones have poop on them…? Not sure how they ran that statistic. But I feel pretty confident in saying that my phone does not have poop on it. People still use toilets right? Am I taking crazy pills? How does one get poop on their phone? I admit I have made a few phone calls while on the pooper, but I dont think I’ve managed to get poop directly on my phone.

Well that’s all I have to say about today’s infographic…my advice for avoiding sickness is to stay healthy and get plenty of sleep. Let your immune system take care of the random poop that enters your body. I bet you can’t count the number of times I used poop in this post. [Via]

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