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By gzt (Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 02:27:05 PM EST) gzt, notes, study, minitab, the worm ouroboros, avatar (all tags)
So I saw this amusing article today: Moob jobs.


And then, of course, a hypothesis about the etiology of non-occupational carpal tunnel syndrome.

Teh Wife was sick yesterday, but we got to watch Star Trek and Fringe, so it wasn't all bad. Interesting how, like, two of the first five episodes of Star Trek are about people acquiring great power and then being unable to live with normal human society. I hope she has recovered today and that I did not catch her illness.

ATTN: PEOPLE OF EARTH INFIDELS. If you are not already reading The Worm Ouroboros, I highly recommend that you do. Gorice is waiting. Remember, kids: any book that starts with somebody reading Njal's Saga must be good. Science tells us so.

ATTN: WIFE OF EARTH INFIDEL: According to TheophileEscargot, the Phantom Menace guy did a review of Avatar. Read his diary for details. I will either watch it with you or you will watch it while convalescing or something. I've got to do my stats homework tomorrow night, though.

R S Thomas: I ran into him on my bookshelf last night.

Minitab: I considered buying Minitab because my stats class uses it and I don't want to be married to the university computer lab, it would possibly be covered by tuition reimbursement, but I said shuck that jive when I saw the price. It looks like I'm using 30-day trials and the computer labs to get through this. Whatevs. It's a 10 minute walk from work, less if I hitch a bus ride, and it's right on the train to go home. It's not that bad.

AAH. Okay, so I presented something to some chief blah blah blah officer or other a few months ago, it was pretty informal, I just had a couple exhibits, some short text in an e-mail, and then I had a meeting to discuss and go over the exhibits - verbal report in a lot of detail. Now, as part of auditing the accomplishment of our goals, some bozo somewhere is like, "Hey, we want proof you guys did this thing, send us the study." So I'm quickly dashing out that stuff as, like, a formal report. Blah blah blah. A bunch of the details, though, are documented in hand-written meeting notes I have lying around somewhere. Like, is this really 2007 data, or was it July 07 to June 08?  My notes have some nice digressions, given what time I was doing this: doodles of men in morning attire and notes about procurement and costs for such items, notes about how much I'm going to lift, little to-do lists, snatches of poems, etc.

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Quite a few cases are caused by obesity by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 03:01:35 PM EST
but how many from 'roid abuse ? ... just saying.. .

well... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 03:13:01 PM EST
...given the percentage of people who are obese and the percentage of people who use 'roids, a quick guess would be that the former far outweigh the latter, even when you consider that a particular subset of 'roid users is terribly vain and interested in doing risky things to improve appearance.

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Minitab by ni (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 04:27:19 PM EST
is pretty terrible software. I confess, openly on teh intarwebs, to having pirated it, and feel very little guilt about it. I can't fathom why stats courses so often seem to insist on it.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
maybe they give schools... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 04:42:35 PM EST
...pretty steep discounts. But, yeah, SAS or SPSS would be far better.

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whatever discounts they give schools by lm (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 08:24:05 PM EST
you should qualify for as a student.

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I haven't checked... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 09:11:17 PM EST
...but whatever it is, it's still probably too expensive.

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it is by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 06:15:17 PM EST
it's also retarded expensive. we buy it in bulk and it's still ridiculous. but alas, six-sigma requires it, so...
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