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Posts made by dhromed
RE: Unholy Alliances
For example, if you need to store a nested object which structure can vary (let's say it can map to several different subclasses in your code). This would be hell to implement in relations, but super easy as some kind of complex document (xml or json) you store and retrieve as a single value.
Maybe you want to store what Twitter's API returns verbatim, so if something about it changes you can go back and re-parse previous records.
*waves royal hand*
Yep. If my earnings tick over a threshold value for the week, I go up a tax bracket and am taxed more per dollar, ending up earning less money after tax than I would've had if I was getting paid just under that threshold value.
You work a regular development job with a regular salary? You only get the higher tax rate on the portion over the bracket threshold. The rest is still at the lower rate.
There may be circumstances where this is not the case, but I haven't delved terribly deep.