"Obviously, it’s hard to make general statements without knowing a lot about how the machines divide client instances, network infrastructure, etc. My guess is that your best hope is that the machines have host based firewalls that log to…"
"We played with it a few years ago, before Sun was bought by Oracle.
I’ll assume you’re talking about general purpose hardware, not hardware designed to use a specific *nix variant (SPARC, AS/400, HP9000, etc.). And I’ll…"
"The Poisson distribution is likely the best way to approach this problem. Instead of looking at it as a timeline of when you’re going to need parts, look at it as a problem of how many parts to keep in stock. The time series is…"
"Gold mining generally tends to be profitable regardless of price, but the dynamics of it change with the price. If the price is low, mines only process high grade ore, but if the price is high, they start processing lower grade ore.…"
"Thanks for the suggestions, I very much appreciate them. I found one more option that I’m considering – i-net Software’s i-net Crystal Clear (www.inetsoftware.de). Going to have to take a hard stare at all of…"
"Don't sell the desktop apps short: as most users are still using spreadsheets having a deskside tool may be most productive.
Here are a couple of options you can take a look at that might expand your scope:
Google Refine (formerly…"
"Have you heard of jasper reports / jasper server? It looks good to me, although I have not implemented it myself yet. The website can be confusing, but there's a full open source version. Commercial services are offered in…"
Currently, common reports that we use are created in Crystal Reports Developer and then put into our ERP system. Users can specify some parameters and get an updated report as a PDF. Everything else is a request sent by email. A custom report is then generated and emailed back as an Excel file, which is laborious and slow. I’d like to be able to offer users (product managers and the like) a simple way to perform some basic ad-hoc querying. I’m looking at Crystal Interactive Analysis, but if…See More
"FaceBook has been using some sort of geolocation scheme for a while now. A friend of mine had his account frozen after he logged into his account from California shortly after someone logged into his account from Chicago.
"Taxes are certainly part of the issue, though I’d rather see an elimination of corporate income taxes rather than even more screwing with deductions.
I think another part of the issue is that Americans now have more information about…"
"Though I like the idea of the conversation, not in a million years would something like this be implemented. It’s all about business travelers. We want on first, and we want first choice on overhead space. Some of us prefer…"
"I have a question on a slightly different tack of the same thing. What do you consider to be the practical limit on the number of parameters to (directly) estimate? Many of the mainstream packages have large limits on what they can theoretically…"
A week and a half ago on 8-Aug, a draft paper by Vinay Deolalikar, a well respected Principal Research Scientist at HP Labs, was released that supposedly proves that polynomial time (P) does not equal nondeterministic polynomial time (NP). To those unfamiliar with the P = NP problem, it’s hard to formally state in an easy to understand manner (most definitions involve Turing Machines), but the basic premise is this: For problems in which a computer can rapidly determine the correctness of a…See More
"It's not widely used, but a close friend of mine has had good success with Rare Events Logit (RELogit). Available for Stata, GAUSS, and R. It's fairly new (2001) and it seems that it is just now starting to gain traction in the academic…"