10 Things To Know About Torture [infographic]

December 17, 2010 |  by  |  Politics  |  No Comments
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Torture has been around for hundreds of years, but only recently have governments actually tried to stop the use of torture. It hasn’t really stopped it, but acknowledging that torture needs to stop is a step in the right direction. [Via]

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The State of Cloud Computing [infographic]

December 16, 2010 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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Today, everything seems to be moving into the cloud. In 2005, investment in cloud computing was about $26 million. But in 2009, the investment grew to $370 million, more than 10 times of what was invested in 2005. What is most impressive is Gartner’s prediction that investment will soar to a whopping $148 billion by 2013.

Cloud computing, also known as Internet computing, provides us with much convenience. As long as you’re connected to the Internet, you can access your data stored in cloud. But the rapid growth of cloud computing gives rise to storage shortage problem. In 2009, 35 percent of digital content created couldn’t be stored in the cloud due to storage shortage. IDC estimates that this figure would rise to 60 percent over the next decade. [Via]

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Where College Students Spend Money [infographic]

December 15, 2010 |  by  |  eCommerce  |  2 Comments
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It would be so nice if I got paid to go to college. [Via]

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10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled [infographic]

December 14, 2010 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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Misconceptions are a funny thing.  You can go your whole life thinking something is right, and then suddenly, your world gets flipped upside down when you find out you’ve always been wrong. Per example, I always thought the word “queue” was pronounced “qway,” when one day I said it and after much ridicule, quickly learned that is not right. Apparently it is pronounced “q,” I was truly embarrassed because I was the only person out of my group of friends who did not know the correct pronunciation.

The misconceptions in this infographic, I feel, are more common than my not being able to pronounce queue correctly. The biggest surprise for me in going through this infographic was number nine. I had learned in a SCIENCE class that water spins a different direction depending on the hemisphere you are in.  According to this infographic my teacher lied. In order for the Coriolis Effect to happen, the spinning water needs to be on a much larger scale than your sink or toilet.

Hopefully you will enjoy this infographic as much as I did.  Next time someone suggests one of these you can outwit the smart-aleck friend and correct them. If you have read this infographic then you already know misconception number 7.  We in fact use all of our brain, not just 10%. Not only that, but you use it all very efficiently and as we get older, our brain becomes more and more efficient, due to synapses dying off as we age. The coolest thing about this infographic, is it not only says which misconception are wrong, but why they are wrong. [via]

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The Coming Water Wars [infographic]

December 13, 2010 |  by  |  Environmental  |  No Comments
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With natural resources becoming more scarce by the minute and the human population growing larger and larger, water is constantly becoming more valuable. In an America where most of us have become accustomed to having a government that enforces health codes, we have been spoiled by clean water. Yet it seems that each city’s water has a different taste, this is simply due to the cleaning process used by the city.

However, no matter the city you live in, all of the water is deemed drinkable. This, however, is not the case for the rest of the world. The United States was once at the level of cleanliness that other third-world nations are at currently; they have terrible water supplies that are infested with bacteria just waiting to make the drinker sick. We must keep this in mind when aiding other countries- we were once in their shoes and we need to help them by showing them how to learn from our mistakes. When the United States was coming into its role as a superpower the Earth’s population was much smaller and there was not a war for resources.

However, living in today’s overpopulated world, water has become a resource worth fighting for. With aquifers being depleted at never before seen rates and the ocean growing larger and larger due to global warming, fresh water is a hot commodity. Which nation can prove its worth and show that it can take care of its people, by providing what they need? After all water is essential to life and without it none of us can continue to survive. [via]

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