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Comment Re:5 or 8 port switch at the entertainment center (Score 1) 279

With poorly labeled cables in a tiny space, you might accidentally plug two ethernet cables from the main switch into the downstream switch. I suppose that could also happen on a multi-interface end device, though outside of dual-homed static IP servers, I can't recall running across that situation.


Comment Re:Murica Fuck yea! (Score 1) 635

Most American cities were built after the invention of the railroad. (ca 1825)

I can't tell if you're agreeing with him or not or ... ?

Most cities were founded after the invention of the railroad. Most of the growth of cities was post-automobile era, however. Certainly after the early 20th century industrialization. It was easier and more compelling for a number of reasons to foster automobile growth rather than public transportation (like the reasons aforementioned in the thread).

Am I missing something about your post?


Comment Re:Spreadsheets? (Score 1) 165

In general, it is bad form to peek under the sheets in the database. However, it could be extremely useful to tie a trigger to a primary key + address for these specific cases. The database should also not block on it if there is no DML or DDL going on -- just piping to a message queue or executing an external script or whatever.

Blue-skying. It's still early, here.


Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce