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Comment: Re:why? (Score 1, Insightful) 153

by JackARot (#27958491) Attached to: MySQL Founder Starts Open Database Alliance, Plans Refactoring

Look-up a bunch of cheap hosting providers. How many have postgres? How many have mysql?

You do realize that it's not just web apps that use databases right?

See why you might choose mysql over postgres (or db2 or sysbase or oracle) for non-technical reasons?

No, I just see a reason not to use a cheap hosting provider.

Comment: Re:why? (Score 0) 153

by JackARot (#27958267) Attached to: MySQL Founder Starts Open Database Alliance, Plans Refactoring

It's an interesting question then; the situations I see are the opposite: MySQL is the compatible solution already functioning, and a user would have to choose to change to Postgres.

Change what? You still seem to be unable to comprehend what he said. He was saying that if he was writing a new app that required a SQL database that he can't see any reason to choose MySQL over Postgres. Where are you seeing anything about changing databases? And secondly how is Postgres not a compatible solution that already functions? In what way is it either incompatible or nonfunctional?

Hey ("barely able to read"), thanks for being childish. It adds humour.

Well considering how you seem to be unable to comprehend basic English sentences one has to question your ability (or inability as it seems) to read.

Comment: Re:why? (Score 1) 153

by JackARot (#27957933) Attached to: MySQL Founder Starts Open Database Alliance, Plans Refactoring

Maybe I misread your post -- you were asking why we don't change from MySQL to Postgres, since MySQL is the default server in most cases.

You seem to be barely able to read since that's not what he said at all. He said:

For app that need advanced SQL or high load, I use Postgres. I can't imagine a scenario when I would chose to use MySQL (or MS SQL, for that matter).

No where in there does it ask why people aren't switching over. He was saying he can't imagine a scenario for why he would choose MySQL over Postgres.

Comment: Re:Not first ?? (Score 2, Insightful) 144

by JackARot (#27957279) Attached to: AMD Breaks 1GHz GPU Barrier With Radeon HD 4890

Also, 1 GHz is the core speed without overclocking.

False. It's overclocked alright, it just doesn't have to be overclocked by users or the third party manufacturers to run at 1 ghz. From their press release:

Nine years after launching the world's first 1 GHz CPU, AMD is again first to break the gigahertz barrier with the factory overclocked, air-cooled ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4890 GPU -

Comment: Re:tags are in the books (Score 1) 630

by JackARot (#27951193) Attached to: Remote Kill Flags Surface In Kindle

If history is any guide, the affected consumers will get a credit for $0.99 off their next purchase from Amazon while the law firm who initiated the lawsuit will walk away with millions.

Considering in most of these big class actions that the law firms invest probably millions of dollars in the case it's only fair that they get equitably compensated.

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