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Out in the Twitter sphere..

Are there any tools available for non-technical people that would enable to scrape owned Twitter content (all the tweets that are attributed to a handle)? I know there are ways for more tech savvy folks to tap into Twitter API, however, is there a service (free or paid) that would enable non tech people to load in a bunch of Twitter URLs and get a spreadsheet of tweets? Your input is very much appreciated!
posted by mooselini on Nov 11, 2016 - 6 answers

Putting my computer to work

So I recently discovered I could make a few extra bucks by setting my computer to mine cryptocurrencies. I'm part of a mining pool and while my pretty decent computer runs at a rate of about 20 H/s, the top miners perform at a rate of 25,000-70,000 H/s. What would explain the difference in rates? Are they using supercomputers? Do they control botnets to mine the cryptocurrentcy? Have they set up multiple instances in a service like Amazon virtual machines? Something else maybe? Thanks in advance for the insights.
posted by Gosha_Dog on Nov 5, 2016 - 6 answers

Songs in a miner key

Lots of laboring jobs have a history of singing while working. Does mining? Are there miner songs?
posted by curious nu on Jul 10, 2015 - 31 answers

Engaging books on stories from labor history

Could anyone recommend engaging, story-driven books on moments from American labor history? [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Mar 2, 2014 - 13 answers

how to help the salvadoran anti-mining cause?

I am Canadian and feel really sad about the lawsuit brought against the El Salvador government for banning mining. Are there any Canadian organizations to which I can donate money that will support El Salvador people in their fight against the mining companies? If not, do you know of any good organizations that work in the country that might be doing this indirectly?
posted by bellbellbell on Nov 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for pc action-adventure game from the 90's

-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors -first person view -can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed -Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey -Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser) -mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Nov 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Career Development Suggestions for making sense of and displaying data

I currently work for a growing company doing various social media marketing for small businesses. I have been finding that I receive a lot of satisfaction doing activities related to what I learned in library school. I enjoy collecting, organizing, and providing data and information for our internal staff and making things approachable. One weakness I see is that we are especially data rich and insight poor with social media. I would like to know if there are any recommended programs for data mining or statistical analysis? [more inside]
posted by andendau on Sep 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Bitcoin mining -- 2103 outlook w/free electricity

I have access to a location that has free (to me) power where I could hook up a Bitcoin mining rig or two. Is this still worth doing, or has that ship sailed? [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus on Aug 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Google Analytics for Advanced Beginners

Are there ways to "cross" or "join" data results in Google Analytics? Just as a for instance, I have a list of Referrals and a list of audience Location demographics. Is there a way to join those two lists, so that I know where site referrals are visiting from? (Generally, are there resources which list "pro tips" for getting the most out of Analytics?)
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 18, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me track down this data-scanning monster.

This drawing or graphic appeared in the print section of either the Washington Post or the New York Times on Saturday or Sunday, May 11-12 (my house gets both papers on Sundays and inevitably mixes them up). All sections were put out for the recycle bin Monday before I could clip the article. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 14, 2013 - 1 answer

Finding quality events when traveling.

This is kind of a search question. If you were going somewhere and wanted to know what interesting/fun events might be going on there how would you search for it? What sites would you use? What strategy would you take to figure out what was something significant vs something small and local? How would you assess the quality and what event categories do you think would be useful? If you could use some sort of data mining and could have the computer do some of the work what would you do in addition/ instead? For example, would you mine twitter feeds or facebook pages?
posted by blueyellow on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Need help with story set in 1870's Rocky Mountains

Does anyone know the history of mining towns and/or horse ranching in the Rocky Mountains, or where to go to research it? [more inside]
posted by trollnystan on Mar 11, 2012 - 17 answers

What would happen if large-scale lunar mining operations became commonplace?

Could mining the moon destroy the oceans? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Feb 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Attempt no landings.

Reading about Gingrich's plan to mine the moon, I starting wondering: could the orbital stability of the moon be changed if enough mass was transferred to the Earth? [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Jan 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Document taxonomy

Looking for a document clustering application for a one-off search. Would prefer not to code my own. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Aug 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Men and Dust in the Wind

How or where can I get a hold of a copy of Sheldon Dick's "Men and Dust" short film? [more inside]
posted by Atreides on May 21, 2011 - 0 answers

Movie about losing a loved one in a card game in a snowy mining town?

Name-That-Movie-Filter: I saw a movie about ten years ago that had a lot of snow. And a card game where someone may have put his wife and/or child up as collateral. And a mining town, likely in the Eastern Sierra; for some reason, I associate the movie with the approximate location of the folk song "Darcy Farrow". There may have been a plot point that the guy who lost his [daughter/wife] tries to marry the child, later, or maybe his enemy does. Help?
posted by notsnot on Mar 22, 2011 - 4 answers

How much less does the earth weigh now?

How much less does the earth weigh now? [more inside]
posted by dantodd on Jan 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Data mining book recommendation.

Data mining book recommendation. I would like a recommendation for a single book which would give me a comprehensive guide to data mining. Ideally this book would contain plenty of examples of real world applications of data mining techniques in a variety of contexts. Bonus points if it contains exercises which I can do myself in whatever software package they recommend. There is no shortage of resources online but I would value a recommendation from someone on here. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Oct 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Not a coal mine but...

I am looking to compare the cost (monetary AND environmental) of mining/producing 1 pound each of steel, aluminum and titanium. Any resources tracking this type of thing? [more inside]
posted by fluffycreature on Apr 23, 2010 - 14 answers

I'd stick it on the wall, if I could.

Does anyone know where I can find a diagram outlining the predicted availability of elements for industrial purposes? I'm looking for something that would predict the number of centuries each substance could be mined before it would only be obtained through recycling.
posted by Smart Dalek on Jan 22, 2010 - 4 answers

How to retrieve shares in UK company

I recently discovered that I am a shareholder of a UK listed company, Anglo Asian Mining Company. I base this discovery on my recent receipt of proxy materials and notice of the annual shareholders meeting, which was held today. I realize the best way to retrieve or have replaced shares of stock in the United States is to contact the investor relations or financial department. This seems like a daunting challenge. Is this the best/only way for me to retrieve whatever number of shares I have in the UK?
posted by Daddysugar on Jul 24, 2009 - 2 answers

How to find dead parent's Texas mineral rights?

Finding deceased parent's Texas "mineral rights?" How can I do this cheaply? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Newspaper Clippings 2.0?

Can I automate archiving/saving news articles on a certain topic I pull from google new's rss feed? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on May 7, 2009 - 4 answers

pan. zoom out. repeat.

gmaps filter: what am i looking at? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Feb 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Python and Data Mining

Is Python a logical choice to learn if I want to create Data Mining programs. [more inside]
posted by elationfoundation on Sep 18, 2008 - 12 answers

shine on your crazy tourmaline (or whatever)

When I was a kid living in La Mesa, California, my mother got to poke around in the tailings at local tourmaline and mica mines as part of weekend classes we took at the natural history museum. Are there any kinds of similar gemstone mines anywhere near where I live now - Sacramento, California - that offer similar opportunities?
posted by luriete on Jun 30, 2008 - 7 answers

How does an Aussie geo get to Canada?

This time next year I'll be a freshly graduated Australian geolgist. I'd like to work overseas, and I'm tempted by Canada or the US. What should I be aware of while trying to arrange all this, and how easy would it be to work as close to New York as possible? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Mar 24, 2008 - 12 answers

Politics and environmental issues in the US Southwest: good sources for news and gossip?

Anyone follow environmental issues or general politics in the US Southwest (AZ, NM, UT, CO)? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Mar 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Anything electronics components/etc worth harvesting from an old desktop image scanner?

Is there anything worth mining/harvesting out of a random old desktop scanner? I was about to throw this heap away, when I decided to take it apart. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Seeing the industrial and political landscape of the southwest

I'm taking a road trip through the southwest, and I'd like to see places with an interesting backstory or that show you "behind the scenes." I'm interested in places with political, economic, environmental, or industrial significance. Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Sep 30, 2007 - 9 answers

What is a good (free or low-cost) program to mine text from large numbers of patents?

What is a good (free or low-cost) program to mine text from large numbers of patents? [more inside]
posted by underdetermined on Jun 29, 2007 - 1 answer

Books on the 19th century South African diamond industry

What are the best books about the South African diamond industry during the mid-to-late 19th century? [more inside]
posted by stammer on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

What to do with rough sapphires?

I'm no lapidary but I need to separate some sapphires from the surrounding rock and polish them (slightly, I want them to stay rough, no shaping/mounting.) How can I do this without spending multiple paychecks on professional lapidary stuffs? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Jun 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Nethack-like copper mining game? In space?

Help me identify a computer game! Mid-late 90s, Windows, visually a Nethack or Roguelike but thematically entirely different: you were sort-of mining for copper nodules, crystals, oxygen bubbles, and possibly seeds for plants. [more inside]
posted by cobaltnine on Mar 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Web scraping onling banking sites?

Is there an tool/tutorial to web scrape secure sites like Online Banking or other sites that make sure that it's you that is logging in? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Sep 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Mining accidents 101

My brother claims that the miners who died "could have walked right out". Is he full of it?
posted by goethean on Jan 6, 2006 - 43 answers

Number of coal miners?

How many coal miners are there in the US? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jan 6, 2006 - 5 answers

Lost MeFi link to Mining Pictures

I can't find a link to some photography that I swore I saw on MeFi in the past few years. The pictures are aerial photos of huge mining operations, in Montana, I think. The photographer's site talks about finding beauty in pictures of huge monstrous mines and other ecological monsters. I think it refers to the idea of "reclamation"--reclaiming the messed up areas as something beautiful. Googlefu not working.
posted by Mid on Apr 13, 2005 - 13 answers

What are the ethical consequences of using up an uninhabited planet?

What are the ethical consequences of "raping" a lifeless planet like Mercury or Venus of its natural resources. Assuming there's a way to establish with absolute certainty that there is no life on, above, or inside the planet, and with the understanding that we won't remove more than .001 percent (or some reasonable number) of its total mass, what's the problem?
posted by crumbly on Jun 21, 2004 - 46 answers

Mining news sites for data.

Is there a way, without constant human intervention, to (1) mine either Google News, Yahoo News, or the AP for new obituaries and (2) drop the name, age, blurb, and URL into a database? [more inside]
posted by PrinceValium on Jan 23, 2004 - 5 answers

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