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We have used OpenOffice at home for years, but, we don't try to stress it either.
We use it for simple documents and spreadsheets mostly, but my wife did do a PowerPoint presentation with it and she was pleased with the results.
Can Libre Office even open Excel files that make use of them?
I have had no problems with LibreOffice opening Excel files or even saving files into older Excel file formats for coworkers using the older Office software. I actually use LibreOffice spreadsheets on a fairly regular basis and I find it handles data, especially database Datetime columns, far better than Excel does. I have columns that Excel refuses to format to anything other than what Excel deems it to be. LO just does what I tell it and off we go.
Use to run Open Office years ago but always had some issues. When I heard about Libre Office I gave it shot and stayed with it since the issues seemed to be gone. In fact, I installed it a work since it was better at rendering some of our 'old' word docs better than Word 2010.
Samsung are good at components (LCD screens - used to be biggest, memory), but they've always sucked at end user product.
Too fast pushing new models without proper testing.
(- and if you buy their gear is seems within weeks you've got the 'old model,' and so if it breaks they have to send it away to the factory for a couple of months.)
Washington Post, today: And, throw in zero-G games: [^].
Includes edited transcript of Musk's remarks at 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico:
In an event that that had the feel of a Apple product unveiling, with delirious fans who rushed into the conference hall as soon as the doors opened, he spoke for more than an hour about a new, immensely powerful rocket, powered by a staggering 42 engines and a spacecraft designed to fly 100 passengers, or more, to Mars and even destinations beyond.
Should that be "42 bombs" ?
Reaction that Musk may not have appreciated (?):
Bill Nye, chief executive of the Planetary Society, praised Musk, calling him “Iron Man,” and saying his plan was “very cool.” But he said he worried about the possibility of “breathing and spitting” humans contaminating Mars and interfering with any life that may already be there.
My favorite Musk quote:
In 2002, SpaceX basically consisted of carpet and a mariachi band. That was it. That's all of SpaceX in 2002. As you can see, I'm a dancing machine. And, yeah, I believe in kicking off celebratory events with mariachi bands. I really like mariachi bands.
Olé Prometheus !
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
The United States invariably does the right thing, after having exhausted every other alternative. -Winston Churchill
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
Back when stealth technology was still an unconfirmed rumor, we were issued coffee mugs at work with a picture of a bomber on a radar screen. When hot coffee was added, the bomber faded away. Very cool... I think I still have the mug somewhere, but after 10 years or so the effect wore off.
This was originally put into much more commendable use by drawings (and other images) of attractive ladies on the mug, the heat making suitable modifications to increase sales of both mugs and hot beverages.
Walking back from work this morning when I noticed the dew hanging on the spider webs in the lawn, so I took some pictures with my phone. I thought I would share my favorite, which I just made my new desktop background. If you like it, feel free to use and share it.
You have some mighty busy spiders! Hope you don't wake up one day looking like Frodo...
Government can give you nothing but what it takes from somebody else. A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you've got, including your freedom.-Ezra Taft Benson
You must accept 1 of 2 basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not alone. Either way, the implications are staggering!-Wernher von Braun
Curry (the orange cat, surprise) knocked over a lamp which broke the bulb, pieces of glass all over the rug. When I plugged in the vacuum cleaner and turned it on, it popped the circuit breaker. The power surge fried my cable modem, so now I don't have "real" Internet access until the cable guy comes tomorrow morning. Currently using my phone as a hotspot, which is working quite well.
Then, an hour later, I hear this thump followed by squeak-squeak -- Earl Grey (gee, guess is color) had caught a mouse (his second in 4 days) in the bedroom! I chased him (the cat) downstairs with mouse in mouth (the cat's, not mine), grabbed a glass and lid, and managed to get Earl Grey to drop the mouse, still very alive and kicking, which I managed to trap. Mouse is now back outside. Hopefully he'll know not to come back where a cat can catch him.