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The sound is not even close.
The world is an awesome place because:
1) it's safer for humans
2) we have lots of shiny stuff
That is so anthropocentric it's unbelievable.
I have the same doubts about urbanspoon.com which I no longer trust.
Exacerbated by companies like reputation.com.
The internet is proving once again to be less than it was cracked up to be.
Not to mention that violent crime and rape are at their lowest level since the 70's. The world is an awesome place now
That's a very narrow assessment.
And when the developers of the software (that the LOB wants) says "we only support db 'x'"...
We're not big enough to "force" the developers to port their applications, just for us.
We're not rich enough to develop all of our own apps.
So, like many (most) IT organizations, you have to ignore the idealists and Utopian views, and just serve the business.
Comments like "real SQL server" are unconstructive at best.
And I am pretty sure that in a db environment, 2 sockets with 6 cores each will handily outperform a single socket with 12 cores...
mass distribution of corporate created, centrally distributed content to an ignorant, consumption only masses which are treated with disdain and objects of manipulation by the elite...[blah blah blah]...psychologically manipulate and control a feeble and dim witted public
As opposed to the current state?
Link to Original Source
OK, the only country dumb enough to be caught?
but is there any way to share this sort of information electronically
Write it by hand.
Photocopy it on an analog copier, or if you can't find one, use carbon paper.
Send it by post.
Safer than any encrypted email.