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So y'know how Excel can really fuck up your data?

I'm watching this presentation about the same thing but for ... Xerox. And I'm like 😱

dkriesel.com/en/blog/2013/0802

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@platypus

I remember reading about this some years back and was like, *no way!*. β€˜Cuz the weren’t doing any kind of OCR or anything; it’s just a bug in the bog-standard compression code.

@platypus the scale of this issue, in terms of both time unfixed & number of users effected is just so mind boggling to me

@platypus haha yeah that guy does delightful data science talks, but sometimes it's also scary.

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