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How To: Celebrate the 8 days of Hanukkah with the standard Jewish traditions

If you don't know exactly what goes on during Hanukkah, this series of videos will set you straight. Hanukkah is the most recognized Jewish holiday, right around Christmastime, and Chaim from Maoz Israel is going to show you some traditional customs that are performed during the eight days of Hanukkah 2010. Learn about the menorah, sufgaiyots, the mysterious dreidel and the traditional Chanukah songs.

News: Standard Testing Frequently Misses UTIs — But Now We Have a Better Way

Have you ever had a burning sensation when you urinate? Low fever, back pain, and maybe cloudy urine? Male or female, it could have been a urinary tract infection. If it lasted long enough, the chances are good you went to the doctor for help. For about 20% of women, standard testing for a UTI does not reveal the presence of infection-causing bacteria, even though bacteria may be causing their symptoms. Well, a new test may provide better answers.

How To: Perform a standard non-precision approach and landing procedure in an aircraft

A pilot that earns an instrument rating is a pilot that's mastered his or her flight skills to a level or precision and accuracy needed to safely fly an airplane through clouds, fog, and other adverse weather conditions. While flying in these weather conditions, known as IMC, or instrument meteorological conditions, a pilot is tasked with flying an airplane solely by reference to flight instruments. The pilot needs to be able to go from takeoff to landing, without having any outside visual re...

How To: Create standard content layouts by nested master pages

In this ASP.Net video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to use nested master pages to create individual master pages that represent different standard content layouts for a web site. First, see how several major commercial web sites use a standard set of content layouts. Next, see how to nest a master page within another master page, and use the design time support in Visual Studio 2008. Then, learn the considerations for establishing a “page architecture” which represents the major types of...

How To: Convert military time to standard time for Java

Want to program your own Java games and applications but don't know beans about object-oriented programming? Never you fear. This free video tutorial from TheNewBoston will have you coding your own Java apps in no time flat. Specifically, this lesson discusses how to write a simple Java applet to convert military time (i.e., 24-hour clock time) to standard (i.e., 12-hour clock) time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful programmer's guide.

How To: Find averages & standard deviation in Microsoft Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 243rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to find typical values, or averages – a single value that allows you to talk about all the data points in a given spreadsheet. Specifically, you'll learn how to find the mean, median, mode and standard deviation for a set of numbers.

How To: Calculate a standard (z) score in Microsoft Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 45th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to see how to calculate a z-score.

How To: Calculate standard deviation

Looking to find the standard deviation of your set of values? Standard deviation quantifies how diverse the values of your data set are, and is useful in determining how different your numbers are from each other.

How To: Convert numbers in and out of standard form

In this video, we learn how to convert numbers in and out of standard form. Standard form is a useful way of writing down very large numbers and very small numbers. To do this, you will look at the number you have and ignore the zeros that are just at the end. Then, write down the basic numbers. Put a decimal point in this number to make it between one and ten. Now, write down x 10 and put the power for how many places the decimal point moved to get to the new number. This will help you write...

How To: Prune a rose tree (standard)

If you'd like to have a rose tree, or rose 'standard' as opposed to a rose bush, this video will show you what to do. You'll need some pruning shears and of course, a rose bush. This video is really helpful in instructing what to look for when you're trimming, and what branches to take and leave in order to avoid your rose treasure getting a disease. A rose tree by any other name would smell the same, but it would be called a rose standard. FYI.

How To: Set up your AppleTV with a standard definition TV

You don't need a high definition television to take advantage of AppleTV! This tutorial shows you how to set up your Apple TV to function with a standard definition television set. You'll need an HDMI to DVI cable anda VGA to DVI adapter, and use the yellow composite video cords. Then adjust your settings, and you're ready to start watching your new Apple TV!

How To: Determine if a point lies on a line in standard form

In this video, we learn how to determine if a point lies on a line in standard form. In order to do this, you will need to substitute the X and Y value with the ordered pair that is given. The X value is the first number and the Y value is the second number. Re-write your equation, substituting in the numbers to the appropriate spots. Now, simplify the equation by doing multiplication with the negatives and positives (if given). When you get through the equation, you will end up with the solu...

How To: Use non-standard page protectors when scrapbooking

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use non-standard page protectors when scrapbooking. It is a tip on getting a large number of photos in an album without taking up too much space or using too many supplies. You can get 12 x 12 page protectors in terms of size but with pockets for 4 x 6 photos. This way you will have 6 photos on each side of the protector. Or maybe you put 5 photos and a card on one side. If you don't want to mess around with extra page protectors, you...

How To: Use the standard Brush tool in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to make use of the regular Brush tool when doing design work in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: String or restring a standard ukulele

The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. In this how to video, Aldrine walks you through the steps of restringing your mini axe. Take is slowly, be careful, and enjoy your newly-stringed ukulele. Once you get a hang of this stringing technique you will be able to play some easy songs on the uke.

How To: Use the Empirical Rule w/ standard normal distribution

In this video tutorial the instructor explains about the concepts of standard normal distribution and the empirical rule and how to use it to solve an exercise. He starts by explaining about standard normal deviation saying that in a standard normal deviation the value of mean is zero and the value of standard deviation is one. Now he draws the standard normal deviation by drawing a bell curve on an axis. Now he points the mean and standard deviations on it. Now using these concepts he goes o...

How To: Calculate sums in standard form

When a number is expressed in the form of x multiplied by 10^y such that, x < 10 and y is an integer, the number is said to be in standard form. Standard form of expressing numbers finds its use in scientific and statistical fields. This video demostrates how to express, as well as perform basic mathematical operations namely, addition/subtraction, multiplication and division of numbers in the standard form using four examples/mathematical problems. The first two examples demostrate multiplic...

How To: Know standard deviation in your financial portfoli

In this tutorial, we learn how to know what standard deviation is in your portfolio. Standard deviation is the amount of risk you have inside your portfolio, this will show you how much fluctuation you have in your portfolio. Depending on the expected return of your portfolio over an amount of time, you could have a different range of standard deviation. Knowing what your standard deviation can help you do the math to see what your chances of a return or loss will be for certain. This will he...

How To: Create a new standard user & admin in Windows 7

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a new standard user and administrator account. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and select Control Panel. Then click on User Accounts and Family Safety and click on User Accounts. Now select the "Manage another account" option and click on "Create a new account". Users are able to name the account and select the account type (Standard or Administrator). Finish by clicking on Create Account. Users are then able to make changes to the accou...

How To: Activate Microsoft Office standard 2007 with key

Chances are if you've used a computer in the last decade or so, you've probably used Microsoft Office at some point. Activating Microsoft Office standard 2007 will give you access to functions you might not have even known existed that can increase your productivity and improve your work flow. This video will show you to activate Microsoft Office standard 2007.

How To: Find the standard error of the mean

In this video the tutor explains about the standard error of the mean. He starts explaining by drawing the diagram of a distribution and now he takes ten samples from the distribution and starts plotting them. He says that in theory if we do it infinite times then we can obtain the sampling distribution of the sampling mean. For the example he takes the number of samples as 10. Now depending on these values of n we can get different sampling distributions. Now he intends to find the mean of t...

How To: Work with Standard Materials in 3ds Max

In this how to video, you will learn how to work with standard materials in 3D Studio Max. The material editor is found by clicking the multicolored button to the right. You can see sample spheres where you can see examples of materials. Below, you can see surface properties such as shaders and ambient colors. You can select the type of material to be applied here. You can select the standard material to get familiar with it. First, decide the shaders. Blend is the default shader, although th...

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