What a tale!
A friend at work asked about buying a graphing calculator for his daughter. The calculators run around $80 – $100, but I thought she could probably just use Excel, as it’s only for homework. I wrote this simple spreadsheet and thought that someone here might be able to use it, too.
1) You’ll need either Excel ($$$) or Open Office (free). Google Docs doesn’t create the graph.
2) You’ll have to create whatever function you need in cell D2 and copy it down to D1002.
3) Be careful when using trig functions. The default for Excel is radians. If you don’t specify degrees, you might get some strange-looking graphs. The way to do this is not very intuitive. In fact, it’s always looked backwards to me. For example, to graph sin(x) from -180 to 180 degrees, enter the two values for the starting and ending x and enter the formula =SIN(RADIANS(C2)) in D2 and then copy down.
Have fun, and if you get stuck drop me a line.
Conclusion: Highly overrated
I received a bottle of Blair’s Ultra Death sauce for an anniversary present (What? You didn’t know that 23 is the Hot Sauce anniversary?). I’ve been a bit afraid to try it. The second listed ingredient is the Ghost Chili, hottest known pepper, and the woman who sold us the bottle swore that it was deadly hot.
So, I finally worked up the nerve and put a big ol’ splat of a drop in a bowl of enchilada soup. Meh. It was warm, no doubt. But I was really expecting a lot worse (i.e., better). I then stuck my finger down in the bottle and tasted a bit undiluted. It gets you in the back of the throat, but the burn really wasn’t there. Either my taste buds have been completely acclimated, eating as we do Indian food most nights, or Blair’s just ain’t that hot (both literally and figuratively).
The schoolies are heading back to prison and the HEKs are still enjoying the summer.
World Nut Daily goes from universal health care to schools to a totalitarian gov’t. All in about 500 words.
Yep, they earn their nickname every single day.
In MS for a family wedding after a week of R&R in Daytona Beach, FL. Back on Monday.
I’ve been rubbernecking at the total disaster that is ONN way too much lately. Because I knew instantly how they will frame this good news that the APA will officially get off the
scared talked straight bandwagon.
Another useful poll from the wackos. I’m surprised only 38% think the Republicans are too liberal.