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