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Help me beanplate a little.

Is it a reasonable reading of the film version of Fight Club to say that Marla Singer is another projection of the narrator's neurosis, and that she doesn't exist? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Nov 8, 2010 - 11 answers

I'd like to better understand the DREAM act.bet

Short and sweet: where can I find thoughtful and clear pro and con arguments about the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act? I'm trying to understand both the act itself, and the political, social and economic impact of passing or not passing this into law, but much of what I've read feels slanted. [more inside]
posted by anitanita on Nov 2, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I learn the discipline of intelligence analysis?

What books do you recommend for learning more about the "how" of intelligence analysis? [more inside]
posted by bfranklin on Oct 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Tools for thinking, writing, and sorting a writer's notebook

John Mcphee wrote about a nifty custom word processor in Wired 7.01 that allowed him to code his notes and reassemble them by topic. What other cool, specialized word processors do you know about? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Recommendations for thought-provoking books or essay collections that analyze horror movies, please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Aug 17, 2010 - 18 answers

Financial Analysis

What are some key items to look at when analyizing financials for a potential tenant in a commerical building? [more inside]
posted by HollyAnn on Jul 29, 2010 - 2 answers

Light bulb spectral analysis

How can I find out what spectrum of light (and what intensities of the various parts of the spectrum) are emitted by various types of light bulbs? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jul 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Corporate Cultural

Tell me about cultural differences in your workplace. How do German, English, Chinese, Nigerian, or Tazmanian workers differ when attacking a problem, reporting status, dealing with subordinates or drinking on the job? Use this infographic as inspiration. Are certain cultures more effective than others on a shop floor versus a trading floor? I understand this question flirts with stereotypes and baked-in cultural bias. I get it, but that is what makes organizational dynamics so......dynamic. Pointing to a study that says Latin American's have a higher power distance than Germans is a great answer. Saying that the French aren't productive because they take all of August off is probably not as good. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 29, 2010 - 11 answers

new approach to historical analysis?

what are the modern or post-modern approaches to historical analysis? [more inside]
posted by TMezz on Mar 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Weft QDA: getting what you pay for?

Will Weft QDA help me do what I want to do (that is, perform a content analysis of threaded discussion transcripts with multiple coders)? If not what will? An impoverished grad student needs to know! [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Feb 21, 2010 - 1 answer

Recommendation - Financial Software Package

Is there a financial software program that would be able to break down a company's quarterly or annual financial report so the information would be more understandable for a layman? I am seeking to enter numbers into this software package and have the software analysis the company financial strength.
posted by Mckoan1 on Feb 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Is there a BldgBlog for technology?

I read MeFi. I read Boing Boing. I read Slashdot. I read lots of other blogs, but what I really want is something like BldgBlog but for technology / programming / networking / futurism. Does this mythical blog exist? [more inside]
posted by bshort on Jan 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Heavy Metal Hair!

Testing hair for heavy metals and minerals. Is this some kind of quackery or does it actually mean something? [more inside]
posted by backwords on Jan 8, 2010 - 16 answers

Automatic song identification/tagging?

Any programs that can analyze and tag individual MP3 files that have NO metadata? I have a pile of untagged files, and so far no joy. [more inside]
posted by mojoworkin on Dec 19, 2009 - 8 answers

What interesting statistical information can I dig out of this medical billing data?

What interesting statistical information can I dig out of this medical billing data? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Nov 19, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I automagically display trending of complex data?

I need some suggestions for data analysis and displaying trending information. At the moment I'm doing this with a huge amount of Excel pivote tables. The goal is to highlight increasing trends and top hitters in some sort of (semi)automated way. The catch is that the data is pretty deep. For example, say I have a metric for "server rebooted for unknown reason"(which, by the way, is one of 50 things measured)...I'd like to also see the break down by server type and then by, say, location and then to see it by week. [more inside]
posted by Spumante on Oct 26, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I fit in to a new work culture without losing my mind?

I'm exhausted from trying to understand the working environment at a new job, and hoping the hive mind can help me figure out how to become better at this job. [more inside]
posted by soft and hardcore taters on Sep 27, 2009 - 19 answers

What method or type of software is best for collecting complex information for future analysis?

Lots of interrelated data, little idea of how to analyze it. What method or type of software is best for collecting complex information for future analysis? [more inside]
posted by newlyminted on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

A Graphic Equalizer for Images?

Is there such a thing as a graphic equalizer for images? Can I obtain it? [more inside]
posted by jfrancis on May 10, 2009 - 26 answers

Revenue per...eyeball?

Dotcom revenue statistics for dummies. I'm trying to get my head around how stats like revenue/page view, revenue/unique user, etc. are calculated and used. [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Mar 27, 2009 - 1 answer

How is sodium in foods calculated?

Question about nutrition information - For products like pickles and olives, which are usually packaged in jars with brine, does the total sodium content listed on the facts (amount per serving x number of servings) include the amount in the liquid? [more inside]
posted by captain cosine on Mar 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I best visualize performance data by tenure?

Excel charting help: Help me analyze sales stats based on salesperson tenure. [more inside]
posted by samuelad on Mar 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Radically remixed video

I'm looking for a website and video that described a man who wrote some software that radically remixed video. [more inside]
posted by mildred-pitt on Mar 3, 2009 - 2 answers

I'm having a financial existentialist crisis

Have I been wrong on my financial core beliefs? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Feb 11, 2009 - 22 answers

Poetry Web Sites

Internet resources for understanding poetry. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Feb 4, 2009 - 20 answers

How do i use Michael Porter's value chain analysis for an airline company (not aircraft)?

How do i use Michael Porter's value chain analysis for an airline company (not aircraft)? [more inside]
posted by red_rika on Dec 19, 2008 - 2 answers

LiteraryFilter: Meaning of "Buried Talents" by Richard Matheson

I recently read the short story "Buried Talents" by Richard Matheson (of "I Am Legend" fame (Amazon link). What does it mean? Short summary: a strange man is uncannily successful at beating a carnival game; when he leaves, the man running the game (who had been getting flustered), appears very ill. [more inside]
posted by bangitliketmac on Nov 29, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I get started with data visualization?

I'd like to figure out how to do good looking data visualization for reports beyond Excel charts, but without any coding/programming skills except xhtml/css. [more inside]
posted by icarus on Nov 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me find a shot-by-shot analysis of famous movie scenes.

Help me find some shot-by-shot breakdowns and analysis of famous movie scenes, with examples of the shots! [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Oct 10, 2008 - 7 answers

What is the linux command 'dt'?

Obscure linux/unix text processing command: what is 'dt'? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Oct 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Bail them out? Or let them reap what they sow? Who wins and loses?

Who will the current bailout plan benefit and how? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Sep 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Principal components factor analysis and scale construction (PCFASCfilter) again

Principal components factor analysis and scale construction (filter) again. [more inside]
posted by proj on Aug 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Statistics Filter: Finding the top 10% from thousands of data points. Bonus question: inflection point value.

Statistics Filter: Finding the top 10% from thousands of data points. Bonus question: inflection point value. [more inside]
posted by lrivers on Aug 7, 2008 - 4 answers

A nowhere continuous derivative?

Is there a differentiable function f(x) such that the derivative is nowhere continuous? That is, f'(x) has no point of continuity? [more inside]
posted by thrako on Aug 1, 2008 - 16 answers

good movie analysis websites

Are there any good website where they analyze a movie thoroughly just as though you are in a film class (from cinematic, philosophical, psychological, etc. perspectives)?
posted by clueless22 on Jul 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Is TV real?!?

What are other sites that tell me about the "realness" of television shows? [more inside]
posted by parkerjackson on Jul 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Questions about Crystals

How do we know what makes up a gemstone? And did people know in the previous centuries when (I assume) these techniques weren't around [more inside]
posted by Large Marge on Jul 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Textual Analysis Primer/Examples?

Looking for a general background/framework within which to define the more technical aspects of a textual analysis project, as well as interesting examples of computer-driven textual analysis. [more inside]
posted by signal on Jun 20, 2008 - 1 answer

If we build it will they come?

Say a large web based company like Amazon or eBay wants to roll out a major new feature but first needs to perform a cost benefit analysis. What's the process used to forecast the benefits? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on May 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Learning how to model the processes of a medium-sized business

A friend has recently been offered a position that will involve modelling the company processes in her company. She has a good knowledge of the business but needs to learn to formalize this knowledge into proper business process models. Where can she start a crash course on the formal approaches to modelling and creating diagrams of the processes used in this company of about 100 employees? [more inside]
posted by yoz420 on May 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Methods to achieve better tactical and strategic thinking?

Lately I have been playing many strategy board games and not winning that much. I feel I need to become a more adept strategic / tactical thinker. What books, mental exercises or other things could help me? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Mar 18, 2008 - 17 answers

A Different Perspective on HRC

Where's a good place to read some well-thought-out articles or websites that are in favor of Hillary? [more inside]
posted by hoborg on Mar 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future?

Where can I find no-nonsense, scientific analysis of important issues, practical advice, and forecasts for the future? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Feb 17, 2008 - 15 answers

What is a good software resource for test item analysis between teachers?

Help! I’m a language arts teacher and they are asking me to analyze data… [more inside]
posted by Macduff on Feb 12, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I annotate and tag text within multiple documents, so that I can categorize and search through my annotations later?

How can I annotate and tag text within multiple documents, so that I can categorize and search through my annotations later? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jan 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Why does e^pi * i + 1 = 0 ?

I heard about a book that covered philosophical questions at the core of mathematics. This interests me, but I'm really interested because if I remember correctly it used understanding of euler's identity as an example. What was this book?
posted by phrontist on Jan 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Question: How is it possible to enjoy the moment while staying goal-oriented

Question: How is it possible to enjoy the moment while staying goal-oriented [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Nov 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Should I break up with my psychoanalyst?

I'm having a difficult time working with my psychotherapist. Is this normal, or should I end it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 22 answers

How do I account for twins in statistical analysis?

How do I account for twins in statistical analysis? By 'twins' I mean two people born at the same time, rather than any unknown-to-me technical meaning for the word 'twins' in statistics. [more inside]
posted by teem on Sep 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Apple with a bitter taste.

Macbook warranty blues. I asked a question after I managed to mess up an OS X update and am thankful to report that all is well and all photos of my newborn are safe and well (and backed up!). However.. [more inside]
posted by numberstation on Sep 4, 2007 - 3 answers

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