Why use multipliers on data? 



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I once said cynically of a politician, 'He'll doublecross that bridge when he comes to it.' --- Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972) Mohammed Elbiary, an advisor to Obama and to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and on record as an admirer of the late Ayatollah Khomenei, who ordered the hostage taking in Teheran, wrote this week that the US Constitution is sharia-compliant and won't need to be completely scrapped. Now doesn't that make your day?
Speaking of @#$%^&, I saw this on the front page of Metro UK: Details of the perverts were automatically sent to police in the areas, where the perverts live. Credit card info too, of course. I hope the Sweetie robot first maxed out their credit cards, so that they could not tangle with other kids! Imagine them trying to get a refund, and told to go to the police :D Click on the picture for the large version Picture of Sweetie, the pervert catching robot.
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>From Ed The other day I was playing golf and saw an unusual thing. A golfer became so mad that he threw his brand new set of golf clubs into the lake. A few minutes later he came back, waded into the lake, and retrieved his clubs. He proceeded to take his car keys out of the bag -- then threw the clubs back into the water.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Asher Vongtau, 19, NY, NY Stuck NYU student Asher Vongtau was drinking and fell into crevice between buildings, he tells cops Reported by NY Daily News The NYU student who was rescued Sunday night after being trapped for 36 hours in a space between two Lower Manhattan buildings told cops he was drinking at a party and later slipped and fell into the gap, police sources said. Asher Vongtau, 19, wound up wedged between a NYU dormitory at 80 Lafayette St. and a next-door garage. He suffered broken ribs and a fractured skull, police sources said. Police said they believe Vongtau walked through a service exit that’s only accessible through the first floor of the dorm at 80 Lafayette St. He then walked up a metal staircase to the second-floor level, then hopped a railing and stepped onto a landing for the adjacent building. He fell off that landing. Asher Vongtau, 19, was found about 5 p.m. wedged at the bottom of the narrow shaft between the NYU dormitory at 80 Lafayette St. and a parking garage, fire officials said. His family had been frantic. “My son is the most responsible kid in the world,” Vongtau’s distraught mother, Habiba Vongtau, told the Daily News Sunday night as she traveled by Greyhound from her Pittsburgh home. Somebody will have to tell Habiba that "the most responsible kid in the world” may have to cut down on the drinking, or she will be billed for rescues and damages. Rescue workers saved Vongtau by breaking through a cinderblock wall. Tech Support Pits From: Norma Re: Why use multipliers on data? Dear Webby, Why would somebody use a multiplier on data and cheat and manipulate them like Al Gore? I find that highly unethical and to even tell people, how to do that! Norma Dear Norma Simmer down! Using a consistent multiplier for a range of data does not manipulate them. That trick is used to make them visible. The main thing is to use a consistent multiplier throughout. Let me give you an example. On my Sugar & Weight chart, the sugar values are between 6 and 15. My weight is between 188 and 198 Now, quite obviously the sugar and the weight values can't be used as is. If the sugar values are, for example, between 6 and 15 cm (2.4 inch - 6 inch), then using the same scale, the weight would be 188 cm - 198 cm (74 inch - 77 inch) Obviously, that would look silly. So I use a formula that subtracts 180 from the weight and uses the left over 8 to 18 for the graph. Since I do that for EVERY day of the year, the graph is quite true. It shows the daily variations in my weight. I use the weight as a background AREA style, and superimpose the morning, noon, evening and night sugar values as bar graphs. If you are not familiar with graphs, that looks like a city with highrise buildings in four colors, in front of a background of mountains. The mountains are my weight. I use a graduated color for them, green at the bottom turning to red the higher they are. If my weight gets into the red, I have to fast. When used honestly, not to try and proove a wacky concept and make you feel guilty, graphs can be very helpful. Graphs have been around for a long time, and to be honest, I liked them more BEFORE they were dumbed down for Windows. In good old DOS graphs had a text file with all the ranges and settings, and there was no mushy mousing around. They ar easy to get used to and fun, once you get started with them. Here you see a clip from my Sugar & Weight graph. The doctor had told me to stop the Furosemide. So I did at the end of October. You see what happened to my weight! And you see what happend on Nov 4, when I started taking that again. You can't beat graphs for visualizing changes and to alert you to them. Have FUN! DearWebby
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The young teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading. After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked Morris, "Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes west longitude...?" After a confused silence, Johnnie offered this as his answer, "I guess you'd be eating alone. I can't swim THAT far! 45 degrees West is in the middle of th Atlantic."
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Betty-Sue passed out and her husband,Bubba, called 911. The operator said they would send someone out right away and asked, "Where do you live?" Bubba replied, "At the end of Eucalyptus Drive." The operator asked, "Can you spell that for me?" There was a long pause and finally, Bubba said, "How about I drag her over to Oak Street and you can meet us there?"
A lady was driving from her husband's office to the kids' school, with twelve youngsters in the car, when she blew past a red light, and a police car. Much to the delight of the kids, the police officer turned on the noisy whoop-whoops and flashing lights and pulled her over, wrote her a ticket, lectured her on traffic safety, and finished by saying, "Lady, don't you know when to stop?" Tomato red in the cheeks, the embarrassed woman said, "Officer, only seven of them are mine!"

» Blast from the past

Today, Nov 6, in
1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the sixteenth 
 president of the United States.
1861 Jefferson Davis was elected as the president of 
 the Confederacy in the U.S.
1913 Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested as he led a march of 
 Indian miners in South Africa.
1917 During World War I, Candian forces take the village of 
 Passchendaele, Belgium, in the Third Battle of Ypres.
1923 Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric shaver.
1935 Edwin H. Armstrong announced his development of 
 FM broadcasting.
1952 The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll 
 in the Pacific Ocean.
1962 The U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution that 
 condemned South Africa's racist apartheid policies.
1965 The Freedom Flights program began which would allow 
 250,000 Cubans to come to the United States by 1971.
1975 King Hassan II of Morocco launches the Green March, 
 a mass migration of 300,000 unarmed Moroccans, that 
 march into the nation of Western Sahara.
1977 39 people were killed when an earthen dam burst, 
 sending a wall of water through the campus of Toccoa 
 Falls Bible College in Georgia.
1983 U.S. Army choppers dropped hundreds of leaflets over 
 northern and central Grenada. The leaflets urged residents
 to cooperate in locating any Grenadian army or Cuban 
 resisters to the U.S-led invasion.
1985 Leftist guerrillas belonging to Columbia's April 19 
 Movement seized control of the Palace of Justice in Bogota.
1986 Former Navy radioman John A. Walker Jr., was sentenced in
 Baltimore to life imprisonment. Walker had admitted to being 
 the head of a family spy ring.
1986 U.S. intelligence sources confirmed a story run by 
 the Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa that reported the U.S. 
 had been secretly selling arms to Iran in an effort to 
 secure the release of seven American hostages.
1989 In the hopes of freeing U.S. hostages held in Iran, 
 the U.S. announced that it would unfreeze $567 million 
 in Iranian assets that had been held since 1979.
1991 Kuwait celebrated the dousing of the last of the oil 
 fires ignited by Iraq during the Persian Gulf War.
1999 Australian voters rejected a referendum to drop 
 Britain's queen as their head of state.
2001 Ten people were executed in Beijing, China. The state 
 newspaper of China said that all of the people executed 
 were robbers and killers aged 20-23.
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