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Comment: Totally confusing... (Score 1) 444

by CoffeeDregs (#31647820) Attached to: Why Some Devs Can't Wait For NoSQL To Die

The article was stripped of all nuance and then injected with confusing bits. e.g.

>NoSQL will never die, but it will eventually get marginalized, like how Rails was marginalized by NoSQL

What? How was Rails marginalized by NoSQL?

Also, it's nice to see the whole BerkeleyDB-ish/key-value sector of the data storage world suddenly exploding with innovation. There's a lot of dogma on both sides of the NoSQL argument (and the name "NoSQL" doesn't help), but some of the many NoSQL tools look as though they'll be pretty useful. Cassandra and MongoDB especially. And big companies getting behind the growth of new tools is never a bad thing.

Comment: HIV is smart! (Score 1) 118

by CoffeeDregs (#31410216) Attached to: AIDS Virus Can Hide In Bone Marrow

I guess that I'm a little bugged by the summary's wording since it makes HIV seem like an intelligent system that chooses to hide itself. Is that the case or has the latent HIV virus been found in bone marrow?

From the article, it seems as though HIV is able to infect cells in more areas of the body than previously thought, not that the virus has any particular strategy... But I suppose a headline that screams "The AIDS is coming! The AIDS is coming!" probably gets more reads...

The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it. -- Allan Sherman