Why the link to “Oracle Partitioning Policy,” is actually linked to the google search for it, and also what is ia in this line In Oracle’s mind, using VMware like this means ia customer could? Journalists no longer proof read even in businessweek, good I wont feel bad next time I do not proof read myself
That's very similar to what we were tought over here in Western Germany.
It might be interesting that this was one of the few things that were same before and after 1945.
Luckily, my parents didn't join the communist bashing, but had a nuanced view, and could justify why they were against communism, as it was manifest in Eastern Europe. But that was an exception. Many people from my generation found out that the authorities lied in some aspects about communism (and about other things) and concluded that therefore, a) the authorities were completely wrong, b) the communists were completely right. This is the Either-Or Fallacy ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma ), which by the way very much helped someone to seize the power in Germany in 1933.
>Microsoft warned that as of June 1 any program containing search protection functionality—code that tries to stop you from changing your browser or default search settings—would be treated as malware.
This, coupled with
Correction: After this article was published, Microsoft clarified that the version of the Ask Toolbar it classifies as malware is not the current version. The latest version of the toolbar will not be banned by Microsoft as it does not contain search protection code. PCWorld regrets the error.
makes the situation arguably worse than it was, since you can't even use a legitimate app to protect your start page, and Ask will presumably still reset it on every update.
Unless it gets worked around, which it will.
I dare say that such protection software will be fine if they allow you to set the protection level yourself - as in:
Don't do anything
Ask me if something wants to change this setting
Deny all changes automatically
Then set it to Option 2 upon installation and offer to change to either Option 1 or 3 upon showing such a notification.
In short: Do it the way pretty much every antivirus software currently works.
You know you love me, I know you care
But the end is coming, please be aware
You are my love, you are my heart
But apocalyptic floods will make us part.
Are we an item? Girl, quit playin'
All of my calendars are Mayan
Say there's another and look right in my eyes
Yeah well December 21st you'll be surprised.
I find it particularly funny how Mr. Oracle (in their own documents) compare almost exclusively to DB/2 on LUW and mostly ignore DB/2 on System z.
From my impressions, that is because "DB/2 special hardware not fair!"
And then, right on their front page it says in the bottom: "Hardware and Software. Engineered to Work Together".
the 100-word blurb just didn't happen to mention it?
Often the original documentation mentioned it, but one of the re-aggregators of re-aggregators chopped it off to “make it snappier” or in order to grind some political axe. On the other hand, most of the more direct submissions to /. seem to be just utterly unreadable dreck; the firehose is a truly dispiriting experience and you end up realising that the editors really do pick the best submissions by far.
Well, who uses java in the browser anyway, not even java diehards like me, removed the plugin ages ago for obvious reasons (0-day everyday). Honestly make an exception to binary compatibility (even though it's a sacred java principle) and just give up on the damn plugin.. java getting bad press because of this, resources best spent anywhere else.
Oracle java spokeswoman are you listening? (no, even though you should). Do you realise even the US government advises removing the plugin?? GIVE UP ON THE JAVA PLUGIN! Don't you realise? And don't tell me it was signed in the SUN days, don't give a shit at this point.
Sorry for venting.. been programming in java since 1.2 (and don't plan on stopping, plenty of great stuff apart from that) so you can see where i'm coming from.. gotta post this somewhere else.
I sent the club a wire stating, "PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT PEOPLE LIKE ME AS A MEMBER".
Telegram to the Friar's Club of Beverly Hills to which he belonged, as recounted in Groucho and Me (1959), p. 321
[Variant:] "Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member".
As quoted in The Groucho Letters (1967) by Arthur Sheekman. The sentiment predates Marx by 61 years, however; it likely originated with John Galsworthy in The Forsyte Saga. In Part I, Chapter II, "Old Jolyon Goes to the Opera", it's said of Old Jolyon that, "He naturally despised the Club that did take him." after another refused him because he was in a trade.
Just about everything Oracle has been involved in is a joke, except for their database.
The database is top-notch... SQL Server proponents like to think they're trading a little bit of performance for a lot of usability, but the reality is that the GUI used to administer SQL Server sucks.
Take the backup/restore dialog, for example. Until recently, it exhibited only garden variety stupidity. It was, like, the one Microsoft dialog that apparently had no concept of filename extensions, and was just generally clunky. In the most recent versions, though, Microsoft has redesigned the dialog to be far, far worse.
My favorite part: restoring a backup file defaults to putting the restored file over the location from which it was backed up, even if you change the name of the database you're restoring to. Imagine a scenario where you have a copy of the data that you restore/trash/restore repeatedly during development... better remember to change that target data file name every fucking time, or you'll trash the database (production?) from which the image backup was originally taken.
Oh, and the fancy GUI that's used to maintain your schema? A lot of the time it pussies out, forces the table edit window closed, and saves the fucking name of the object you were trying to edit (and nothing else) to a text file. What the fuck does that accomplish? And I'm talking about ordinary changes where the corresponding ALTER TABLE command goes right through, e.g. making a column NOT NULL in an empty table.