Long Islanders love their cars. According to the 2015 American Community Survey, of the 2.8 million people (1.3 million workers) living on Long Island, just 11% of them use public transit (bus + rail) to get to work. A whopping 74% of workers drive alone. While train ridership is generally more widely used, bus ridership on… Read more »
I was recently scanning some family photos when I came across a fantastically lined up pair of images that depict the before/during construction images of 4 New York Plaza being built in 1967. The photos were taken from my grandmother’s workplace at 40 Wall St. After some color adjustments, here they are: (click and drag… Read more »
For those who have never heard of one, an Isochrone is an awesome map that shows you how far you can travel in a given amount of time. The above image, for example, shows how far I could travel (by car doing the speed limit) from my home town in hour increments. I had seen… Read more »
In February, I made a chart that visualized the Wikipedia page edits for each of the candidates. I won’t get into why Wikipedia page edits might be an insight into something deeper here. I’ll let you decide what they mean. Now that we, as a country, have narrowed down our choices, I decided to make… Read more »
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After iPage decided they wanted to charge $400 a year for a website I do not profit off of in any way, I decided to switch over to a much cheaper host (and thus far, much more responsive one): Namecheap. The site should be back as it was but if anyone sees anything while browsing,… Read more »
Preface: Before you read the article, I want to make it clear that St. James is a cute little town that has a great community of residents – something many areas of Long Island are without. Between the vacant stores are a healthy variety of small businesses, eateries and offices. I absolutely do not mean to… Read more »
Scenario: Let’s say you run a NYC firm of 40 people. Based on data from the USDA, the average American drinks 3.9 cups per day. Assuming your employees drink about that each day, they would drink 280 gallons in a month. Currently, you’re just providing tap from the sink but a representative from a water… Read more »
Out of sheer curiosity, I compiled the revision history data from Wikipedia for the 11 leading presidential candidates. The resulting chart could display which candidate is most popular, which candidate has most to hide or nothing at all. It’s all up for your interpretation! Note that for this graph, the 2016 edits are projected based… Read more »
Below, you’ll find four different guides on how to see and save your old Facebook messages. If you follow these guides, you’ll be able to see your first Facebook message with someone (as long as Facebook hasn’t deleted it), save all of your messages for safe keeping or simply take a stroll down memory lane…. Read more »
Using data from the NHTSA, I’ve compiled a list of the rarest/worst selling (depending on how you look at it) cars since 2000. Note that these prices reflect the price of the car in the year they were produced. Today, many of these cars can be had for under 10,000. Hope it helps someone! Produced… Read more »
Is Spongebob bad for kids? Not at all!
Today, I watched m AP Psychology teacher go absolutely berserk over the fact that this new study that’s all over the news is completely wrong!This study tested 60 kids (already a small number of test subjects) and broke them into THREE groups. I may not be a genius, but that’s TWENTY kids per group. That’s not nearly enough to… Read more »
What FIRST Robotics Should Be, And What It’s Not
In Robotics, there are a few factors that give some teams a better advantage 1. Lots of dough 2. Lots of teachers 3. Lots of Kids But numbers one and two provide for an unfair advantage, and it’s not the kids i’m talking about. To show how a FIRST Team should run, i’ll bring in… Read more »
Apple’s dumbest move yet: Product Labels
Apple’s using their iPad’s (Yeah, those $500 and up tablets) as product labels. So let’s say there are AT LEAST 40 displays in a Mac store (Definitely more on average) Apple brags that there are more than 300 Apple stores worldwide on their site, so let’s say there are 301. Lastly, iPad’s cost a minimum of $500… Read more »
How to always win a poke war on facebook
Here’s how: 1. Get Google Chrome or Firefox. If you use Internet Explorer, you’re incompetent of completing this guide. 2. Firefox only: Get the extension Greasemonkey 3. Go to: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/119909 and install the extensionThat’s it! Now every time you go on facebook, it will poke anyone automatically! Tip: Don’t tell your friends!
A different perspective of musical appeal
In going to different countries, I’ve noticed something about people’s enjoyment and feel for music. At times, unlike many Americans would agree, many Europeans don’t listen to the words (often because they aren’t in their native language) and yet, they still enjoy it. Take Alors On Danse. This song became a popular club and party song… Read more »
Coleman lanterns are durable: Fact.
On our way camping, full speed down a CT highway, an entire bin flew off the car and onto the road. Glad bags and cups went flying, but to my surprise, our Coleman lantern survived being thrown from a car, hit by another and rolled off to the side of the road. Never drive with… Read more »
It doesnt get worse than this: The story of my iPhone
It all began one morning at a gas station. I watched as someone accidentally ran over someone’s phone, sped off, and left one angry girl. She picked up the broken up iPhone and threw it in the garbage. Luciky, I have an appreciation for technology, so, I picked it up and brought it home. It… Read more »
Proof that fighting back is sometimes better: My quest to regain 10 points from Yahoo Answers
Here I am minding my own business trying to help a few people out before their question on Yahoo Answers closes and I get an email from Yahoo. Usually it’s about getting “Voted best answer” but today was a bit different. In the email, they said the following message: “You have posted content to Yahoo!… Read more »
European Fanta Vs. American Fanta: HUGE difference
On my trip to Italy, I realized the fanta (still made by the Coke company) tasted MUCH better than the American version. Since no one believed me, I vowed to prove it when I returned. So I took the product information label off a bottle of Fanta to see how different the SAME drink may… Read more »