The likelihood is that MS responded to many Excel community requests to make data entry easier for some sorts of data, such as dates, and so Excel now "senses" a date has been entered and converts the data to its default date setting.
Excel is used by many organizations for many purposes. You need to at least be aware of how the software functions. Otherwise why are you using it?
Click on the square above row 1 and to the left of column a to highlight all cells, then right-click a cell, choose format, choose text, OK as many times as needed to get out and get back to the sheet.
I knew how to work around it, so I did. It took a bit, but after trolling through the code, I finally found the link for the image, made sure it worked, and passed on the link.
The idea that you would go to such lengths seemed far out of proportion to the degree of protection it actually offered.
More importantly, the site owner and designer decided that it was more important to "protect their rights", and changed the way a browser is designed to work. I mean even right-click and choosing back was disabled.
Technology is designed agnostically so that it works best for everyone who uses it. You're pounding your copright square peg into a technolgy round hole when you do this.
Clearly many of you do not even know how the device operates.
If you are taking a picture or capturing video, it will be obvious either through hand gestures (taps and swipes to the right side of the device) or voice commands. You could have it set up to take a picture by way of an exaggerated wink, bu you still need a tap to get it started.
I have found that it's easier for me to tilt my head back and say "OK, Glass, get me directions to [insert address]" and let it give e tur-by-turn directions via the device and not my phone. (With earbuds in my ear, I don't have to worry about noise from the road, vehicle or music interfering.) The map only shows up just before an intersection or turn, so it isn't overtly intrusive.
While I am driving, with just a tap, I can have it read a message or news story to me. Admittedly, the stunted voice of the computer is a bit jarring. But my ears are on the story, and my eyes on the road and traffic.
Maybe the problem with Glass is that people just don't know enough about how it works. If true, then perhaps the good folks at Google should spend more time educating us about what it is, and is not, than admonishing Geeks to not be Geeks.
I think the reporter got it wrong when he said Hayden was talking about Snowden as "likely to become an alcoholic who was 'isolated, bored, lonely and depressed'". Hayden probably said that because of Snowden, Hayden is likely to become an alcoholic who was isolated, bored, lonely and depressed.
Mike, I respect both you and Paul Krugman very highly. In your own ways, you both speak to power as it often needs to be spoken to. But in this case, I think you expect an economist like Mr. Krugman to have an axe to grind where you wouldn't expect an economist to have one.
"The big talk about TPP isnít that silly. But my starting point for things like this is that most conventional barriers to trade ó tariffs, import quotas, and so on ó are already quite low, so that itís hard to get big effects out of lowering them still further."
In other words, from the economic side, it's hard to show any big gains.
Which means that TPP is really only being negotiated so the IP industries can get their way without the messy business of having to buy off politicians in every country.