Month: April 2013

Social Distortion in Charts: The Venezuela Presidential Election 2013

Election authorities proclaimed Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor Venezuela’s president-elect last Monday, despite his challenger’s demand for a recount. “It was a result that was truly fair, constitutional and popular,” Nicolas Maduro Moros said, criticizing his opponent’s refusal to concede. Maduro Moros secured 50.8% of votes in Sunday’s election, while opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski won 49.0%,…

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Decoding the Fire Diamond Sign

(Above) An NFPA 704 sign out in the wild. According to the  sign, whatever is behind that door is very, very dangerous and cannot be exposed  to water. (image: Flickr user johnwilliamsphd) Cities are full of signs. Signs telling us where to go and how to get there;  signs suggesting things to buy and signs…

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