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Journal: 56 Years of Tornado Tracks

Journal by kodiaktau

I found an interesting heat-map of the United States of America, showing 56 years of tornado tracks by fujita scale. After being on the front-end of one of the tornadoes going through Dexter, MI, I found it particularly interesting that injury-to-death-toll numbers have dropped off significantly and made me think about some of the early warning signals we get now. For instance the Dexter tornado had warnings coming at least 1 hour before the storm hit the area. It was a general warning, but we had tornado sirens screaming at least two different intervals during the period. Some interesting infographics can be found at http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com/. The data comes from NOAA, but you can never tell if the infographic is correct even though the source is correct, but the graphic is interesting.

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Journal: Copyright For Dummies

Journal by kodiaktau

An interesting video was passed to a friend of a friend who subsequently passed it on to me about the original intent and virtues of copyright in America. Not surprisingly the video outlines the original intent of copyright to encourage the creators to bring new content and protect them for a period of time. As the video points out one of the largest instigators of the new rules on time privilege for creators was the Disney Company.

The video is done in a light hearted style that makes understanding copyright easy for the less informed. Please share it with others!

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