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Comment Content providers are the key (Score 1) 321

If they get a few big guys like Google and Yahoo to favor IPv6 hosted content over IPv4 when it comes to page rank, I think you would see a mad scramble to IPv6 with customers placing a crushing amount of pressure on their providers to get them a presence on IPv6. Not sure if I understand it right, but I *think* its not too difficult to serve content on both address spaces simultaneously?

Comment Re:NoSQL is a compromise (Score 1) 259

You can create giant planet-sized data stores and find things in them with an RDBMS, its just not cheap or fast. I am not bashing NoSQL as a data store, I am pointing out that it's query language is not what makes it powerful. It's query language is limited compared to SQL, a compromise to be able to do queries that scale across many machines.

Comment NoSQL is a compromise (Score 1) 259

From what I have learned about the uses for and abilities of NoSQL, its a compromise you make when affordable scalability is required to stay in business. It is nowhere near as powerful as the RDBMS/SQL combination, however it is much cheaper to run. Don't believe anyone who tries to tell you there are things you can do with NoSQL that you can't do with SQL. That is complete bunk. Maybe it makes speed cheaper, and scaling easier, but those decisions should be forced by application demand and budget constraints, not application design. I am most interested in NoSQL as a way to store denormalized data in a pre-cache for light write, heavy read applications. Any other use would probably be due to desperation to scale to keep up with demand.

Comment Re:In other news.. (Score 1) 413

Whatever kind of question it is does not change the risk involved in trying to profit from software, or any product for that matter. I would argue that the time invested to write the software is the same for either case. You are also gambling that someone will want to pay for your closed source software.

Comment Re:In other news.. (Score 1) 413

You asked a marketing question that I don't really know how to answer. I make a full time living as a contractor developing and maintaining free open source software. All of my revenue comes from companies who find my code useful and are willing to pay for access to my talent to add features, fix bugs, give support, etc. I am not listed in the phone book, I don't pay for any advertising, etc. Free stuff gets around quickly and people seek me out.

Comment He knew what he was doing. (Score 1) 844

The military has laws which make it very illegal to do what Manning allegedly did. At the time he allegedly released the documents, he was sworn to obey those laws. Assuming for a moment that he is indeed guilty, he should have to pay the price for his actions. As for whether or not his act was noble, that is for history to decide. Most heros pay a high price to earn that label. Often the price is their life.

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