UK Government loses data because of Excel mistake.

From Standup Mathematician.

My previous video: When Spreadsheets Attack!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb2zkxHDfUE

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Seth’s shout-out is at 14:15 here:
https://youtu.be/TxHhgSIjxDc?t=855

This is the BBC report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54423988

You can read the official government statement on the data loss here: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/cases

This tweet has not aged well:
"sometimes instead of finding and learning how to use a chisel, you turn to the hammer you’re already holding"
https://twitter.com/standupmaths/status/1312803615162216449

The tweets were in relation to: Complex Fibonacci Numbers?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghxQA3vvhsk

=IF(use = critical, "Formal Software Engineering Process", IF(use = important, "Use a database", "have fun with spreadsheets!"))
– Dr Simon Thorne, programme chair of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group
http://www.eusprig.org/

My video offering YouTube filming advice: Why are Talk-Show Hosts so Bad at YouTube? A Closer Look
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEC8q9i2fOw

CORRECTIONS
– At 03:23 I say "36,536" when the correct number of rows in an .xls file is "65,536". The on-screen number is correct!
– at 06:13 and again at 10:04 I say "National Health England" instead of the correct "Public Health England". I have no idea why my brain did that. I think it merged NHS with PHE.

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Spreadsheet ad performed by Gemma Arrowsmith
Music by Howard Carter
Design by Simon Wright and Adam Robinson
"Spreadsheets" packaging by Matt Parker

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