Weekend Minis For Your Lazy Weekend – 6/21/08

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

FlowingData on Alltop – Alltop describes itself as the digital magazine rack of the Internet collecting stories from “all the top” places on the Web. You’ll now find FlowingData on both the Design and Science racks. While you’re there, check out all the other cool sites.

Excel Contest for Science and Engineering – Jon Peltier, a frequent FlowingData commenter, is running a contest on modeling science and engineering. The key phrase is – A winner will be drawn at random.

Video Game Addicts Not Shy Nerds – A study “showed” that only 1% of problem gamers (in their sample) had poor social skills. What a load off my back.

Surveying the Family Feud Surveys – The WSJ Numbers Guy takes a look at the 100-person surveys on the long-running game show. Survey says?!?

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Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …