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  • Frustrated husband creates spreadsheet detailing reasons why his wife would not have sex

    07/21/2014 9:55:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 118 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 21 July 2014 | Richard Spillett
    A spreadsheet that a man emailed his wife detailing her reasons for turning him down for sex has been shared by thousands of people online. For a whole month, the 26-year-old sexually-frustrated husband jotted down every response from his other half when he asked her for intimacy. He then collated the information and put it into an Excel document before cruelly emailing her as she arrived at an airport ahead of a ten-day business trip.
  • How To Avoid The Excel Mistake That May Have Ruined The Global Economy

    04/18/2013 7:13:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/18/2013 | Ritchie King, Quartz
    Whoops.An apparent error in Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff’s influential study of government debt was the result of a simple mistake in Microsoft Excel that all spreadsheet jockeys fear. Here it is: The cells outlined in dark blue contain the data points that Reinhart and Rogoff used to reach their conclusion that countries with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 90% or higher see average growth of -0.1%. As you can see, they failed to include Denmark, Canada, Belgium, Austria, and Australia. Including those countries—and making a few other adjustments—makes the growth rate 2.2%, according to new research.The Excel mistake could have been avoided with a few simple tricks.As...
  • Did Harvard Economists Make an Excel Error that Led to Economic Austerity?

    04/17/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/17/2013 | By Lauren Lyster | Daily Ticker
    Austerity has become almost like a four-letter word in some circles. Its used to describe policies meant to reduce government spending and debt that may be painful in the here and now -- measures such as cuts to social services, or that lead to job losses in the short-term. A key piece of empirical research policymakers have used to justify austerity measures has been a 2010 study by two Harvard economists, Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, about the downside of high debt. Well now another set of academics at University of Massachusetts at Amherst have replicated the study. They...
  • Need computer help--(vanity)

    10/23/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 63 replies
    me | October 23, 2012 | me
    I have apparently picked up a virus which disables excel. I'm running Excel 97 in Windows XP (ser. pack 3) on an older Toshiba laptop, and suddenly when I click on a different worksheet in a workbook it puts up the little sheet mini icon but I can't move the sheet. If I open a new workbook, and click on a space, it will not 'let go', whether I click on it again or hit 'enter'. Whatever happens, the first thing I do is the last, I can't even close the program using the 'X" at the top right of...
  • vanity: I need an EXCELL guru to explain how to do something

    07/12/2012 5:58:01 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 15 replies
    self | 07/12/2012 | RaceBannon
    Question: I am making a spreadsheet, and have merged some cells together. I am trying to avoid having to copy the data from one merged group of cells to the next page I know how to assign one cell's data to another single cell, but how do I assign a merged group of cells to another same sized group of cells?
  • Microsoft Office/Word Vanity

    04/20/2012 11:43:56 AM PDT · by waterhill · 30 replies
    4/20/2012 | me
    I have been looking for a way to include my licensed Word into my posts. I am somewhat of a computer noob, and a definate noob here (2008). Any help is appreciated. This is purely a selfish attempt to make my replies/posts more 'colorful'. I really don't like the HTML concept. Thanks
  • Refuse to give in - She is just Jesse

    01/18/2011 3:02:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2011 | JENNY DIAL
    Jesse was adopted by Ron and Anne Landry when she was just 2 days old. [snip] I started playing basketball when I was about 3, she said. I started to really like it a few years later, and my brothers would work with me. They didnt go easy on me. They knew I had to work harder than everyone else. [snip] She was always so determined, Anne said. You couldnt tell her that she couldnt do anything. Nimitz coach Debbie Jackson caught her first glimpse of Jesse when she was playing for the Teague Middle School eighth-grade team. One of...
  • Microsoft Tries to Make Computers More Super (Excel running on 1000 PC's in parallel)

    05/18/2010 1:14:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies · 937+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2010 | Nick Wingfield
    Microsoft has formed a new group to better its share of the market for the most powerful computers in the world. Its plan of attack: make the machines easier to use. On Monday, Microsoft said it has created an effort called the Technical Computing Initiative focused on the field of high-performance computing, in which dozens to thousands of PCs are lashed together to jointly perform complex calculations beyond the capacity of individual machines. Microsoft has quietly staffed up the group with several hundred employees and is launching a marketing push with a new website touting trends in high-performance computing. While...
  • Troops see Iraqi Commandos excel

    04/22/2010 6:31:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 278+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Capt. Rafael Acevedo, USA
    COS GARRY OWEN Iraqi Army Commandos continue to train and conduct successful operations here with the Scout Platoon from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment. Over a seven-month period, the Iraqi Commandos have grown in their technical and tactical proficiency, building a more professional and independent fighting force. Using the traditional coach, teach and mentor approach, the Commandos now control much of their own training and even started teaching classes to the U.S. Army Scout Platoon. "Its amazing how far they have come; I feel comfortable when they are teaching me a class and running missions...
  • (Vanity) Advice needed on graphics plugins to improve MS Excel charts

    02/05/2010 11:25:11 AM PST · by Blueflag · 9 replies · 281+ views
    The Excessive results in Google ^ | 2/5/1020 | blueflag
    Our department is 'graphics challenged' when it comes to producing quality, professional-looking charts out of MS Excel (R). I am seeking FReeper advice on what plugins or packages out there are RECOMMENDED to take what comes out of Excel and turn those graphics into sharp, professional graphics for the web, Word and PowerPoint. What do you guys recommend? CAVEAT: not sure we have a staffer who will take the time to employ Photoshop for real.
  • Vanity!!! Help with entering formula into MS Excel??

    03/30/2008 1:47:47 PM PDT · by jsh3180 · 11 replies · 287+ views
    Sunday 3/30/08 | self
    I'm looking for someone who may know how to enter a mathematical formula into a MS Excel spreadsheet. I am a general contractor, the formula is for determining the radius of an arc depending on the distance between two points, with the height of the arc remaining constant. The formula is: r = (m)(m) + .25 (c) (c) over (divided by) 2(m) r is radius, m is the height of the arc, and c is the distance between the two points. I have no problem doing this all with a calculator, but it is time consuming and I have a...
  • Vanity: Microsoft Excel Help Needed

    03/06/2008 3:32:55 PM PST · by Huntress · 19 replies · 156+ views
    Huntress | Huntress
    Dear Freepers, I am creating an Excel workbook in which I would like to compare two different sets of calculations regarding the amount of taxes my client owes. I have each set of calculations on its own worksheet in one workbook. On the third worksheet I would like to insert links to the first two worksheets so that I do not have to reenter the data manually. How do I do this? I have scoured Microsoft Excel Help, and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to connect two worksheets in the same workbook. I'm sure there's...
  • Office for Mac Excel 2004 can't add.

    10/23/2007 7:49:43 AM PDT · by Dick Vomer · 7 replies · 85+ views
    10/23/07 | me
    Had a funny thing happen on a spread sheet and was wondering if there was anyone else out there with the same problem.
  • Vanity: Computer Question (MS Excel)

    11/22/2006 6:25:50 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 14 replies · 402+ views
    self | Tanniker Smith
    Advice needed from the Brain Trust: I'm hoping some computer geeks better than I can find an answer to this Excel problem. Basically, I've used Excel to calculate grades before, and that's fine. I usually have 3 exams and I drop the lowest score. Again, that's easy. However, this marking period, I have been informed that I should give a cumulative grade for the first and second marking periods. (It is math, after all, which builds upon itself.) Now, to be fair to the students, I would like to drop their lowest two tests out of the six, not just...
  • Google Fatigue Sets In

    06/21/2006 9:51:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 68 replies · 1,617+ views
    Technology Review ^ | June 13, 2006 | Wade Roush
    Users are reacting to Google's new online spreadsheet with a big yawn. Is the company searching for a strategy?... Can there be too much of a good thing? Some Google watchers are beginning to think so. Leading technology bloggers' reactions to Google Spreadsheets, which allows users to build and share simple Excel-like spreadsheets on line, have ranged from lukewarm to hostile. Critics are assailing Google's latest offering for having several technical weaknesses. And, more significantly, they're beginning to question whether Google's long-term strategy in the arena of Web-based software applications is good for the company, for users, and for the...
  • Don't Blue Angels have anything to do?( Demo of Dem mind)

    10/14/2005 9:14:23 AM PDT · by radar101 · 72 replies · 2,145+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Oct.14, 2005 | SYLVIA CASTELLUZZO
    I read the advertisement in the Union-Tribune for the annual Miramar Air Show Oct. 14, 15 and 16, and my jaw dropped in disbelief. I just don't understand how the Blue Angels can justify fueling and flying these jets in their annual celebration given President Bush's plea to Americans to cut back on fuel usage. Surely there is something better that can be done with our military manpower other than a boastful display of flying skills, like perhaps airlifting supplies and materials to aid the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Am I missing something here? Perhaps the thunder that...
  • Military Kids Need Educators' Help in Overcoming Fears

    08/11/2004 4:24:32 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 20 replies · 454+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | August 10, 2004 | Rudi Williams
    Military Kids Need Educators' Help in Overcoming Fears By Rudi WilliamsAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2004 Educators always try to help children overcome their fears. But when they work with military kids, they find all kinds of fears they hadn't encountered before, said a retired Marine major general and former astronaut at a recent conference. Former astronaut and retired Marine Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. logged more than 6,000 flying hours, including more than 100 combat sorties in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and spent more than 680 hours in space. NASA photo(Click photo...
  • Un-Moored From Reality: Fahrenheit 911 Connects Dots That Aren't There

    06/26/2004 12:32:28 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 41 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/26/04 | Matt LaBash
    CONSIDERING THAT I'm writing this from inside the bunker of what many regard as the Alliance of Neocon Warmongers, it bears mentioning that Michael Moore and I have one surprising trait in common: We both believe that the war in Iraq was ill-advised, ill-planned, and ill-executed, an apparent failure bordering on unmitigated disaster, that was never in our best national interest. Around our office over the last two years, I've made these arguments to colleagues, open-minded types who, after they put me through my water-boarding/naked pyramid sessions, say they'll take it under advisement. And I make the disclosure now so...
  • MS Office Help (Vanity)

    03/10/2004 4:21:52 PM PST · by birbear · 11 replies · 204+ views
    me | 3/10/04 | BirBear
    Okay, call me a dummy... I seem to have lost the ability to access the "help" files in MS Office XP. I can type in my search criteria (like "Active X"), and it'll popup with a list of suggestions, but if I click on one of the suggestions, the help directory doesn't pop up like it used to. What am I missing? Thanks fellow Freepers.