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ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert Glucose Meter with Automatic Insulin Dosage Calculator

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Roche has announced that it’s now making available in the U.S. its ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert blood glucose meter. This is the first glucometer that also provides insulin dosage calculation that was approved by the FDA. This is pretty important...Show More Summary

Visualizing The Net Change In Full And Part Time Employment Since 1968

By Ironman at Political Calculations: We have a project underway where we're looking at the net change in the number of Americans who work as full time or part time employees over different periods of time. The chart below shows all the data the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Show More Summary

10 Top Utilities Dogs Spark 7.7% To 19.3% September Upsides

By Fredrik Arnold: Yield (dividend / price) results from here verified by Yahoo Finance were calculated for small, mid, and large cap utilities stocks as of market closing prices September 17. Small cap firms were valued at $200M(illion) to $2B(illion); mid cap firms were worth $2B to $10B; large caps were valued above $10B. Show More Summary

A better way to calculate the value of your time

This article is by staff writer Kristin Wong. It’s both fascinating and useful to calculate the value of your time. Financial freedom gives you options and flexibility. But without time, that means nothing. Time is a precious resource that we should spend wisely. But you already know this – we’ve written about it quite a bit. Knowing [...]

New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative maps for Georgia and South Carolina

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today we have interactive state legislative district maps for Georgia and South Carolina, thanks to the presidential election results by district calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections. Each legislative chamber is mapped out and...Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: The CURTA Mechanical Calculator

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The CURTA mechanical calculator literally saved its inventor’s life. [Curt Herzstark] had been working on the calculator in the 1930s until the Nazis forced him to focus on building other tools for the German army. He was taken by the Nazis in 1943 and ended up in Buchenwald concentration camp. Show More Summary

Is The Ebola Epidemic Just Getting Started?

Maryn McKenna flags a paper that attempts to calculate the outbreak’s reproductive number (i.e., the number of cases likely to be caused by one infected person) and comes to a startling conclusion: The Eurosurveillance paper, by two researchers from the University of Tokyo and Arizona State University, attempts to derive what the reproductive rate has […]

Muzzle Energy Calculator

My favorite Muzzle Energy Calculator was hosted by AirHog, makers of high quality air gun tanks, valves and other accessories. Airhog redesigned their website a while back and have taken the old site offline, which included the calculator. Show More Summary

Expectations Shift For The S&P 500

By Ironman at Political Calculations: Because it is always fun to make fun of poorly timed stock market-related headlines, we thought we'd start this week by sharing an instant classic, which we captured for posterity on the Wayback Machine on Tuesday, 9 September 2014: Morning Moneybeat: Bears Capitulate Now, here's why that's funny. Show More Summary

Calculating Facebook's Intrinsic Value Is Not Insurmountable

By Valuentum: Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is the most innovative company in this century (period). Though advancements have been made in other sectors, the significant ramp in users coupled with the monetization of its business model--all in such a short time--is a feat unrivaled by few things in this world, let alone finance. Show More Summary

In Foxcatcher Steve Carell Astounds as a Psycho 1-Percenter

A hallmark of Toronto this year is the large number of high-profile films that carry the tag "based on a true story." The trend may be driven by market calculations and also, possibly, reality TV. Or maybe it's that the world has gotten so weird no fiction can compete with it. Show More Summary

Yum! Brands And 5 Other Stocks Just Gave Their Shareholders A Raise

By Dividends4Life: When evaluating a company as a potential income investment you look at its calculated fair value, ability to generate cash, debt position and the net present value of its dividend stream compared to alternative "safe" investments. Show More Summary Daily Round Up 9/11/14: LULU, ARIA, TITN, RSG

By InsiderInsights: I cannot repeat enough that dollar value is only one metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction. InsiderInsights calculates Insider Filer Statistics in real-time, and formulates Insider Company Ratings...Show More Summary

Evaluating GlaxoSmithKline's Intrinsic Value

By Valuentum: When it comes to income ideas, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) is certainly worth a look. Let's calculate the company's intrinsic value via a discounted cash flow process and take a look at its dividend growth potential in this article. Show More Summary

Calculator: Does Scoxit = Brexit?

If Scotland votes for independence, one of the knock-on effects could be on Britain’s membership of the European Union. This calculator quantifies the political risks posed by the Scottish referendum for the UK in Europe.

Levenshtein Distance

In a previous exercise we computed the edit distance between two strings where the allowable operations were insert or delete characters; we made the calculation by determining the longest common subsequence. A different definition of edit distance allows substitutions as well as insertions and deletions, and is called the Levenshtein distance, since it was studied […]

New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative maps for Maine and Nebraska

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today we have interactive state legislative district maps for Maine and Nebraska, thanks to the presidential election results by district calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections. Each legislative chamber is mapped out and color-coded...Show More Summary

The Longer Bond Yields Stay Low, The Higher Stocks Will Go

By Christopher Mahoney: Aswath Damodaran at NYU calculates the equity risk premium on a monthly basis. As of the beginning of this month, he calculated the ERP at 5.3%, which is about average for the post-crash period but quite high in relation to the experience of the prior half century. Show More Summary

Tip This Much, A Handy Site That Automatically Calculates Tips for Various Countries

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Tip This Much is a handy site by Jolyon Russ and designed by Kate Sigrist that automatically calculates tips for various countries. The idea for this site was stolen from Jessica Hische who tweeted the following: “someone should make something similar to for international tipping practices #stealmyidea” via The Presurfer

The State Of U.S. New Home Market

By Ironman at Political Calculations: Is there a bull or bear market for new homes in the U.S.? That question arises because other analysts are starting to raise red flags regarding the state of the U.S. new housing market, including Dave Kranzler, who argues that the stocks of U.S. Show More Summary

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