Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

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    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    OK, I'll bite, because fuck it why not.

    If you don't like it, don't use it. Data science is exploding, and with it a huge number of pretty spectacular tools you can use to crunch numbers large and small. You might find that by trying something different, you discover efficiencies you didn't realise you were missing out on because of spreadsheets.
     
  2. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    You're assuming you haven't done something to cause this output.
     
  3. Hive

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    exchange server 2010 hosted in azure, billed out at greater cost than enterprise e3, sold as a cloud solution?

    I want in!!
     
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    Lucky we aren't here to do your work for you. Whatever that 'work' is.
     
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  5. cvidler

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    LIbreOffice Calc passes that test.

    remember though, spreadsheets are for numbers, if you want to handle text properly, you need a different tool.
     
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  6. wintermute000

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    amateur, write your own tool. Only takes a day or so.

    <not sure why person who only needs a day to write tool complains that other tool isn't suitable>
     
  7. Gunna

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    and if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you
     
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  8. wintermute000

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    then as I said, you have done something to cause it. as per below, that's behaviour by design, you just don't like it.

    exactly. by removing the non-numeric component, he's now trying to store a number formatted as text. Excel, as a numeric manipulation tool, tries to save the user from doing something dumb like that.
     
  10. power

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    i need to hear more about this bridge.
     
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    they come with a free troll.
     
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  12. Luke212

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    thats why excel can suck my d*** and i have installed other tools now. if you can live with that liability you are a f*** moran
     
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  13. Hive

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    If excel confuses you i have bigger news. It's a tool, like anything else. Take a sledgehammer for instance, you don't use that to go work on a fine swiss watch, or cutting glass.

    Sadly it's usually the sledgehammer wielding idiot end users that give it a bad rap. It's great for making stupid little spreadsheets understood my small minded imbeciles filled with meaningless crap and did you know you can make it so the top column always stays to the top??? Fine, we all agree excel is crap. Do you want to go and try and take away excel from the pale accountant who draws too much water in XYZ corp? Because i have even bigger news! He will win. He will get his crappy software back.

    If excel were compared to a precision instrument, it would be a wrecking ball.
     
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  14. wintermute000

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    Get a brain

    p.s. Go USA
     
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  15. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    Finally a reference I can understand.
     
  16. PabloEscobar

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    What did you go with?
    Giant CSV?
    NoSQL?
    MongoDB (it's webscale)
     
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  17. wintermute000

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    google sheets. Its a cloud service so its webscale amirite
     
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  18. wazza

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    Why would I buy a bridge from you, when I can build my own, better bridge in a day....I just don't have time to do so.
     
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  19. power

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    i heard the best bridges are in the cloud anyway.
     
  20. wintermute000

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    Is "bridge" the new codeword for Exchange?
     
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