I need to generate numbers that fall into a power-law / zipf / long-tail distribution. Does anyone know of a python library that can do that?
Good news! Going through some old paperwork I just found a check for $2,600 that I'd never cashed from 2003. Bad news! It was a rollover distribution from a 401K at Fidelity, made out to E-trade. Fidelity says they did file a 1099 in the year they cut the check. Am I screwed for the back taxes, plus penalties? [more inside]
for the statisticians: what probability distribution do I want to fit to my data, and how? [more inside]
How should I release and distribute my newly recorded album without a record label? [more inside]
Do foot sizes follow a normal distribution?
What's the best marketing strategy for an independent contractor looking to focus on distribution centers and third party logistics providers? Long-winded version inside... [more inside]
What are some of the latest, smartest and/or cost-effective online distribution strategies a small record label should pursue? [more inside]
SeeADoctorForThisRashFilter: Which we are going to, first thing in the morning, but I'm trying to put the Missus' mind at ease. [more inside]
Newsstand distribution for indie magazines? [more inside]
I signed up for CD Baby (as an artist) but feel the shipping costs might be a bit steep for non-North America customers. Which similar services can you recommend for the European market?
i have an enormous chest and it's very heavy. it's wood. i made it myself. it's about 1.5 metres squared and one metre high. i use it to store "stuff" in and i want to put casters on it, but not significantly increase its height. the problem is that all the casters or wheels that would take the kind of weight of the chest are gi frickin' normous. and all the casters/wheels i've seen with a lower profile have quite low weight restrictions. can i just put heaps more small casters on the box or do i have to put the huge casters on that fit the overall weight of my chest? i believe the chest weighs in the vicinity of about 100kilograms.... and when you fill it with all the stuff i keep in it.... maybe 150-200 kilograms. help me before i set fire to it in frustration.... my physics, like gravity, sucks.
1 is more common than 2? Help me find a recent article that talks about "data" having a tendency to start with 1. [more inside]
I've just gotten an open source project off the ground and am wondering about respectable ways to get the word out. [more inside]
FunctionFilter: I need a function that allows me to skew a distribution from a uniform distribution to an extremely biased distribution for a domain and range of (0,1). [more inside]
Digital Distribution Filter: It seems that the video on the internet can be put in two groups - the DIY (low production value) and the "produced" (iTunes, etc.) content. I'm pretty sure DIY content producers don't make any $, whereis "produced" content always needs to recoup. What kind of deals do iTunes or AtomFilms make for independently "produced" short film content, e.g. how much of that $1.99 does Apple keep? [more inside]
Build my own touchscreen-capable multizone system to distribute audio from a NAS or a Mac? [more inside]
High school (civics) teachers - how do I distribute a civics curriculum? [more inside]
I have a relatively bold, and quite possibly extremely idiotic, idea for a website. [more inside]
What's the best way to distribute my sister's music? [more inside]
Is there a Linux install or live CD that is rock solid for Web Surfing? [more inside]
Shouldn't hurricane track predictions have a skewed distribution due to the nature/direction of steering winds? [more inside]
How much does Apple Computer gross for every dollar spent on iTunes? [more inside]
I am trying to a UK-wide postal distribution system for a bi-monthly magzine. [more inside]
What is the process for getting a book published? [more inside]
I've noticed that most newspaper comic pages are horrendous. What would it take to publish my favorite web / underground comics in a newspaper-like format, and distribute it across my metro area of choice?
You know that fan-edit of the Phantom Menace without Jar-Jar? Well, I was thinking... [more inside]
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