TSA: Grope & Pillage [infographic]

March 23, 2012 |  by  |  Crime, Travel  |  6 Comments
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The Transportation Security Administration has been around for the last decade and I’ve never read a positive news article about them. It isn’t that I’m avoiding these articles, its that there just aren’t any. Try it yourself: go to Google News and search for TSA. Some of the most recent articles are titled ‘TSA body scanners’ apparent flaw’ and ‘TSA pats down toddler in wheelchair’. Just a few weeks ago the new full body scanners were proved to be practically useless. This isn’t the first time the TSA has missed the boat either…

Back in 2009 the TSA spent $36 million on bomb-detecting puffer machines. The machines proved useless because humidity and dust would make them malfunction. The few machines deployed ‘puffed’ air at passengers for months until they were finally retired to sit in a warehouse.

According to this infographic, seven out of ten weapons get by screeners. After ten years and 60 billion dollars the Transportation Security Administration can only stop 30% of potential threats? This is a disgrace. This organization has failed at its goal and has taken the airline companies down with it. The TSA needs to change their ways to be less intrusive. Imagine if the money thrown away on air-puff bomb detectors and nude body scanners was put toward streamlining the security process, creating a fun, safe and efficient way to board the plane. [Via]

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How to Pull Off The Perfect Marriage Proposal

March 22, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  3 Comments
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I thought I would present you all with an infographic on a subject I am well versed in. Just kidding, I am a young, unmarried man who’s never even thought about proposal. Regardless, this infographic will prepare me for my future years should a proposal situation arise. I think the hardest part will be keeping my awesome proposal plan a secret when the time comes. After all, fifty percent of men say it’s the biggest proposal bust.

The actual information in the infographic was not the main reason this caught my attention. The topic in particular has been a trend I’ve noticed on the internet. When using StumbleUpon, it seems like every day without fail I come across another video of someone’s proposal. It’s almost as if there is a competition for the most amazing proposal viral video. I have to say some of them are really cool, but they fact that they all go viral means I can’t steal their ideas. What’s your favorite proposal video? Here’s mine (Warning: Contains mild violence) [Via]

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Doomsday Predictions Debunked [infographic]

March 21, 2012 |  by  |  Lifestyle, Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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2012 has been a pretty good year, aside from the stigma placed on it years in advance. I’ve been fearing this year for a few years now. Not because I completely believed in the Mayan Calendar or anything of that nature, but more because the social hysteria this date has caused alone is enough to kill you alone.

For those of you who needed that one infographic to keep your hope alive in humanity, feast your eyes! Down below is a detailed description of every failed major apocalypse prediction ever made. It spans from Nostradamus to the more recent Harold Camping.

Now, I post this not to highlight the failures of others, but instead to show how someone can predict something as bold as the end of the days and it not come true. A lot of research can focus around one date all based on a hunch and many of us will ride that hunch momentarily, or to the ground. Be aware of all possibilities, but also don’t believe everything you read. The end may be predictable and it may not be, only time will tell. Live everyday like it’s your last and spread peace and happiness everywhere you go, starting with this glorious Humpday. Have a great rest of the week! [Via]

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No More Shuffling [infographic]

March 20, 2012 |  by  |  Tech  |  1 Comment
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I am not a gadget person. I used to be, but I am no longer a gadget collector. Having a camera, telephone, iPod and computer used to be grand and make me feel fancy, but I am a very spacey lady. I can’t keep all of my gadgets in order and usually end up just forgetting about them. These days I am an iPhone-a-holic. I can keep track of that handy little device, but the iPad is looking so bright, shiny and practical.

Today’s infographic is highlighting the practicality of purchasing an iPad. Why have a computer, fancy camera, point and shoot, tablet and iReader when you can stick to an iPad! Would you trade in all of your gadgets for an iPad, pass on an iPad or keep everything? I want to hear your opinions! [Via]

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Instant America [infographic]

March 19, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment, Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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Unfortunately today marks the end of Spring Break for a lot of us, meaning the fun is over and it is time to get back to work. This week meant South by Southwest was here in Austin and there was a lot to be seen and do. Today’s infographic seems appropriate considering a large portion of SXSW are the interactive days. Personally, I think Interactive is the most entertaining of the three (Interactive, Music, Film) it is full of people working on cool projects, handing out free stuff, and showing off their cool products. One of the cooler gadgets I saw at SXSW this year was a touch table I got to play air hockey on.

Interactive attracts exactly who today’s infographic covers, people who are impatient with load times. All through downtown Austin I heard people complaining about how slow the internet connection was on their phone, the frustration I saw was actually pretty entertaining. You don’t realize how real first world problems until you see people losing their cool because the internet on their phone is running a little slow.

According to today’s infographic Instant America 50% of mobile users abandon a page if it does not load within 10 seconds and 3 out of 5 will not return back to that page. With today’s infographic we also see the increasing trend of choosing mobile over tablets, laptops, or desktops to access the interwebs. [via]

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