Southeast of Serra da Estrela in Portugal, perched on the side of a mountain, is a lonely and enchanting village of Monsanto. The village is built among rocks, with houses squeezed between gigantic boulders, and tiny streets carved through the rocks. Monsanto’s appearance hasn’t changed in centuries. Some of the granite houses have Manueline doorways and the ruins of a castle that started as a Lusitanian fortified settlement, affords magnificent views stretching as far as Serra da Estrela.
A humbling map of real-time wind patterns in Tornado Alley
“Wind Map” is a stunning interactive data visualization that presents wind patterns across the continental U.S. in real time. Picture above is what it looked like last night at 10:59 CDT, in the aftermath of yesterday’s devastating Oklahoma tornado.”
Read more here from io9.
See the wind map website here
So, I started out wondering what the odds are that I might personally know any given girl I might see naked on the Internet. (Turns out: odds are pretty low.) This led to some calculations that floored me, which I now share with you, gentle reader.
-There are seven billion (7,000,000,000) people on the planet.
-Half of them (3,500,000,000) are women.
-Perhaps one in ten women (350,000,000) live in decently First-World conditions.
-Let’s say one in four (87,500,000) are young and tech-savvy.
-Perhaps one in ten of those (8,750,000) have a single naked pic/video of themselves floating around the Internets somewhere.
-(We are assuming only one pic per person to lowball as much as possible.)
-And let’s say a horny Internet voyeur can look at 100 pics/videos of naked First-World women, five days a week (so, 261.25 days per year, 26,125 pics per year).
Doing the math, this means that horny Internet voyeurs could conceivably go for about THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE YEARS without seeing the same naked chick twice.
Let’s call this the Economic Argument Against Paying for Porn. Even if 99% of the naked chicks out there want you to pay to see their wares, that still gives you over three years, without repetition, of free naked Internet chicks.
Math: Proving all the porn you want is already out there.
Gawd, yes. Don’t go down the latter road, y’all. Do whatever it takes.