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Quick Tips for Statistical Manipulation - Volume I

So you spend a lot of time trying to use numbers to make the arguments you don’t or can’t emphasize well enough with your words. The data is almost never available in the formats you would like and you’re tired of this. You don’t have a team of slaves interns to do the research for you or you’re not confident in their… » 7/24/15 10:31am Friday 10:31am

Share the Road in the Friday Open Thread

In honor of the French getting their roads back from the bicyclists this Sunday, let’s all remember to leave a little space. Hopefully this year’s winner keeps his title. Fun Fact: 6 of the 7 runners-up to Lance Armstrong also have either admitted to or been found guilty of doping. » 7/24/15 6:00am Friday 6:00am

Show me your favourite programs/extensions for Windows 7

A friend of mine has recently acquired a Lenovo Thinkcentre, with a dual core processor and Windows 7. I already have installed Chrome, with Ghostery, Adblock, and Hola. It already has Office 2010, and the person’s requirements are basically to browse the web and access media. Does Oppo know of any good programs to… » 7/23/15 12:37pm Thursday 12:37pm

Volunteer or Else in the Sign-up Thread (Part Deux)

Hello. If you’ve been paying attention (and why would you have), you may remember me threatening to shoot a cat in order to get more people to volunteer to host open threads. Well, I’m afraid the cat has wised up and turned the tables on us. This time, if none of y’all volunteer, these chicks will get it. » 7/21/15 5:00am 7/21/15 5:00am

Dr. Scholl's Massaging Gel Sport Insole: A Runner's Review

I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials for this lately, like this one, for Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Sport replacement insoles, so I decided to give them a try. If you go to a specialty runner store like Road Runner, you can buy custom fitted insoles, but they’ll cost you $70. And while they seemed to help, for around… » 7/20/15 11:38pm 7/20/15 11:38pm

Can someone help with sore runny eyes?

What do I do in the meantime? I’m making an appointment to see the dr, because my eyes are nearly constantly runny and irritated and sore. Druggist thinks it’s an eye infection, but I doubt it; there is gdp from my nose as well. So it would seem there’s an allergy of some kind.

I’m on ‘flowvent’ and desloratidine. They… » 7/19/15 10:17pm 7/19/15 10:17pm