Weekend Fodder

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements - Some work as advertised. Others are just a waste of money.

Cell phones show human movement predictable 93% of the time - Is this really all that surprising? Work, school, home. Rinse and repeat.

America's Wealthiest Religions - A Good Magazine transparency. Probably didn't need to be circular.

Measuring Tweets - Twitter is now handling 50 million tweets per day i.e. 600 tweets per second.


Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

Top Brewery Road Trip, Routed Algorithmically

There are a lot of great craft breweries in the United States, but there is only so much time. This is the computed best way to get to the top rated breweries and how to maximize the beer tasting experience. Every journey begins with a single sip.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.