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Anybody know simple Excel/LibreOffice Calc cell formats?

In a cell formatted for currency, I want $0.00 to show nothing, blank field, not even the dollar sign. Everything I've tried so far shows something, sometimes only the dollar sign. Everything from $0.01 and up should show normally. Negative values won't be relevant.

Seems like it should be really simple, but I'm stupid.
 
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Saved them to bookmarks before closing.

With only one tab open, Firefox is doing some sort of braindead memory management and freezing:

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Oh wait. About 7 minutes later, it calmed down. Now it's like this:

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Hmmm...pretty impressive that it had pointers to URLs/tabs in its memory space for 5000+ tabs and never crashed.

Opensource rocks!
 
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That's a lot of tabs lol.
Yeah. I have this problem of not having enough time to read stuff properly so leave it off for tomorrow. But tomorrow brings its own stuff I have to leave off for later and so on. I think this was about two years' worth of tabs maybe? Could be longer.
 
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Woah over a year without a reboot or browser restart on a workstation is pretty impressive.
Not really.

My secret is to End Task Firefox when it starts going crazy with RAM consumption on my 32GB laptop.

Then the system goes from 95% RAM used to 45 or 50% used.

I just restore the previous session.

Current uptime is 179 days. Would love it if I never had to restart it but sometimes the behavior gets too wonky to resist a restart.
 

nakedfrog

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LOL
Can't imagine why Firefox would go crazy with RAM consumption when you insist on keeping 5,000 tabs open for 2+ years...
You're never going to look at any of those bookmarks.
 
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Do you remember carrying a Passsbook to the bank for the teller to handwrite the details of deposits, withdrawals and interest?
 
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At some point I remember inserting it into the ATM and it would update it, but originally it was at the teller.
Inserted page into the ATM and it printed on it? Or you inserted your ATM card and it printed out all the details on paper with the "fading with time" ink?
 

sdifox

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Inserted page into the ATM and it printed on it? Or you inserted your ATM card and it printed out all the details on paper with the "fading with time" ink?
No you put the bankbook in with the last printed page. And you put in the last transaction amount and it will print whatever left over transactions onto the bankbook. Dot matrix.
 
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Red Squirrel

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No you put the bankbook in with the last printwd page. And you put in the last transaction amount and it will print whatever left over transactions onto the bankbook. Dot matrix.

This. I think the system remembered the last time it printed so it would just print from that point on. It also remembered the position on the bank book so it does not print on top of existing lines. Either that or there was some kind of sensor.
 
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Red Squirrel

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Had a weird dream, was with 2 friends in the bush, me and one friend were on top of a hill, other friend was at the bottom, there was also a lake at the bottom. The friend who was with me at the top was a bit of a klutz but very strong. He decided to pickup a big boulder like maybe twice the size of a basketball and throw down like it was nothing and in my head I'm thinking "that's a bad idea, dude is still down there". I see a huge splash, but it was red. I'm like "Uhh I think you hit him, I saw blood". The friend who was at bottom comes out screaming in pain with a completely deformed arm and I'm like "Looks like we're going to the emergency" and we started to hike out. Woke up.

Dreams can be so weird and random. I always like to try to come up with a moral of the story to weird dreams, I guess the moral of the story is don't throw boulders in the general direction of other people or someone loses an arm. :p
 
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Dreams can be so weird and random. I always like to try to come up with a moral of the story to weird dreams, I guess the moral of the story is don't throw boulders in the general direction of other people or someone loses an arm. :p
Wrong. Don't take it as a joke. Warn the friend who lost the arm, of the one who threw the boulder. Tell him to be wary of the boulder guy. It may not even be physical harm. They might have some business dealing where your friend loses enough that it feels like he lost a whole arm. NOTHING is ever a coincidence.