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.
And yes, many (most?) other countries work the same way
So, you are saying that the Bahamas records every cell phone call made in the US?
Simultaneously, I'll bet.
In my view, the problem is cultural, not political.
Does this give us a free pass to revolt now?
You need a pass????
Years back, teen pregnancy was very rare. A handful in a state.
Bullshit. It was prolific. Were you born last year?
I know, I was poor. I was unemployed and the 'case workers' at the unemployment office actually told me NOT to look for work and they would 'take care of me.
This stinks as much as the rest of your story. Again, I call bullshit.