Recent content by AnkleStigmata

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    "The Death of Core Competency" - book on cloud computing

    Interesting, thanks. One thing I'd say (and then I'll stop derailing your thread) is panel size doesn't necessarily correlate positively with data quality if steps aren't taken to avoid or at least mitigate bias in the recruitment stage.
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    "The Death of Core Competency" - book on cloud computing

      As someone who does survey research consultation for a living - including, last year, a study of workers at small businesses -  I can say this is a particularly tough kind of survey to get right. Among my questions: I too am curious why the cutoff at 1,000 employees. That can be fine depending...
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    Lester: Stop Believing What You Read on Twitter.

        Like probably just about everyone I'd rather Lester come back here without being grossly overpaid, though I'm also struck by how folks aren't mentioning the 2012 pigsty (yes I'm aware 2013 followed 2012). But I wouldn't disregard many decades of history and view the Cubs now primarily as...
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    Football Central, a SoSH Project.

    no, linked from navbar. They do wrap at the bottom of the articles.
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    Football Central, a SoSH Project.

      UI fine point - text wrapping (responsiveness) isn't working on the author bios so on a small screen they run off the right side and can't be read. Taking a gander at the page source I suspect this stems from the fact that not just the author's name but all the text is bounded by H1 tags...
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    Spyware 201

    Thanks for those ideas. Also just read this thread where MS Security Essentials/Windows Defender was regarded well enough. Avast blue-screened me again today so I have uninstalled it for good and made sure Defender is set up for real-time protection and to automatically d/l updated definition...
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    New Router Time

      Interesting. I've had some pretty badly degraded throughput on my LAN the last couple or few days, web pages frequently timing out altogether; I reset the modem several times - unplugging for at least a minute at a time - and saw no improvement. Now after reading this I unplugged the modem...
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    Spyware 201

      I have sorta the same question. I've been using the freebie version of Avast for a while now - as a result of a long-ago recommendation in this thread, IIRC - but lately it's been causing my Win 7 machine to blue-screen (an extensively discussed yet still unfixed problem with aswsv.sys per...
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    Schilling Diagnosed with Cancer

      As a former reporter I'd say there's no way you could expect that what's said on the main board stays on the main board, given that it's visible by anyone with an intertubes connection and a google (including, if you're a reporter, your competition). P&G etc perhaps a different story. edit: or...
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    Skiing- 2012-2013

    The quote function is all effed up but I want to reply to a couple points SiS17 made earlier in this thread re avalanches:   Yes, research has found that people who took avy courses were more likely to go out and get caught in avalanches. That's why in the past few years the focus of AIARE I avy...
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    Skiing- 2012-2013

    Somehow managed not to post here all season but it's been a good one - and no, I don't think it's over yet even though it's all been New England for me. Been out close to 30 times, from skinning on local hills after the blizzard to a total of five times (thus far) on Mount Washington, most...
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    Nothing whatsoever

    Nothing whatsoever
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    Monstrous carbuncles

    Monstrous carbuncles
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    Potatoes

    Potatoes