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Now that Linus Torvalds is supposed to be nice he should rename git blame to git thank

There's a new "data visualization society" slack channel. Not sure what it's about, and I'm reluctant to join another crowded Slack. Slack isn't a good medium for group discussions, I think... medium.com/data-visualization-

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"My paintings translate words into visual language." So much great data art & inspiration in the paintings by Leslie Roberts: leslierobertsart.com/section/4 via @MrPrudence@twitter.com

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📢 Alright, Berlin news nerds listen up: The Hacks/Hackers meetup is back with a special edition on maps & journalism! See you next Tuesday at the Zeit Online newsroom. meetup.com/Hacks-Hackers-Berli

Great piece about how hard it would be to even reach the Paris agreement goals on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Would love to see this for Germany... nytimes.com/interactive/2019/0

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1984: We can't talk here, they might have bugs to wiretap us.

2018: Bug, order me some pizza!

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May as well start with a bit of

I got annoyed at using our weird system --> 24:60:60, so I made a clock face. It is currently 78.7655% of the way through the day, or around six minutes to seven in old money. I still feel like a four year old trying to read this.

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Wow. Datashader is really quite something. Seven million points plotted in seconds.

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The text of the EU directive has been finalised and it looks fierce. @Senficon@twitter.com has everything you need to know about the proposed European link tax and upload filters. And explains what *you* can do to stop it! ✊ juliareda.eu/2019/02/eu-copyri

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My contract is ending soon and I’m looking for my next role. I’m an information designer & UX architect with a specialty in visualization (eg: systems for reporting or communicating data). Seattle/remote. Bonus points for roles saving the world. Intros welcome. Thank you!

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Pretty excited to see that my favorite local news outlet, the Colorado Sun, has started using Datawrapper for some of their charts: coloradosun.com/2019/02/11/cab 😁

/cc @gka @lisacrost

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Holy shit, Facebook is paying teenagers to install a root certificate on their phones so they can snoop on all of their internet traffic

Not a joke, this is actually a thing which is happening right now

techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/face

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RT @tillnm@twitter.com

Shifted Maps - Revealing spatio-temporal topologies in movement data. Check out our @visapnet@twitter.com paper on this hybrid visualization technique integrating maps and network diagrams. By @HeikeOtten_@twitter.com @len_hil@twitter.com @tillnm@twitter.com @borism@twitter.com and @nrchtct@twitter.com shifted-maps.com/static/downlo

🐦🔗: twitter.com/tillnm/status/1089

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I agree. Having one clear message in an article/data vis/talk is often more effective than communicating aaall the things that are important to you. stephanango.com/design-is-comp

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If you write a tutorial, don't cover up all the mistakes you made along the way. Include them in detail!

Reading a success story is nice, but as so often in life, you'll learn so much more from all the mistakes you make, and all the issues you run into... and so will your audience.

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