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Comment: two words..... (Score 1) 209

"Business Intelligence"

Reading between the lines, and with over 20 years experience of working with Oracle E-Business Suite, when you say 'managing' data, what you really mean is 'analysing' data. I agree Oracle E-Business Suite is primarily a 'repository' for the data, and typically the analysis is done with Business Intelligence tools built on either the EBS database directly, or on a dedicated data warehouse. The canonical product you would use is Oracle BI, but there are free tools probably just as good like Pentaho, Jaspersoft et al. Probably the only major benefit of using Oracle BI is that it comes with E-Business Suite specific queries and dashboards pre-built and configured.

Comment: Re:Oracle sucks (Score 1) 170

by MrCreosote (#40814251) Attached to: CowboyNeal Reviews Oracle Linux

Speaking of making things more difficult than they should be, the ISO images for installation are not readily available for download. There is a heinous registration form but no promise of the ISOs even if you fill in the form (with either fake data or real). If Oracle is going to be serious about establishing a distro, it has got to be available at all the usual download sites along site CentOS, Debian and the other established distros.

Yeah, like you can download RHEL without having to buy a subscription, and without having to register or anything, and its a full version, not some crappy evaluation version. Oh, wait.....

Comment: Re:Oracle not worth it (Score 1) 170

by MrCreosote (#40814167) Attached to: CowboyNeal Reviews Oracle Linux

And Linux Mint is just what a Fortune 500 company wants running their mission-critical systems.

which includes this little tid-bit

"The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is available as binary RPM packages that can be installed from Oracle's public yum repository as well as the Unbreakable Linux Network. The kernel's source code is available via a public git source code repository from"

Comment: Re:lol (Score 1) 1706

No, it was because 'A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state'. They opposed the idea of having a standing army, because standing armies had been used against citizens in the revolutionary war and in other countries. The idea was that everyone would have a weapon so that in the event of the 'security of (the) free state' being threatened, 'a well regulated militia' could quickly form to remove the threat.

IIRC, the USA has a reasonably well-equipped defence force to deal with threats to the security of the USA (opposition to the idea of standing armies notwithstanding) so, yes, the 2nd amendment is past its use-by-date.

Comment: Re:Too stupid to buy a copy of X-Plane eh? (Score 1) 232

by MrCreosote (#29255883) Attached to: Australian Defence Force Builds $1.7m Linux-Based Flight Simulator

I must have missed the part on the x-plane website that shows how it can 'allow pilots to experience real-world combat situations' and 'is also configurable, which allows the evaluation of "novel systems and concepts"'

And where does it say that the AUD 1.7M is on software?

Comment: Re:And next up (Score 1) 467

by MrCreosote (#27469919) Attached to: Believing In Medical Treatments That Don't Work

"While the idea of universal free happy healthy health care sounds sugary sweet, there are some dire consequences of handing our individual health to governmental control"

as opposed to handing your individual health to an HMO whose goal is to maximize the return to its share holders, partly by minimizing costs by refusing to pay for treatments. Assuming you can afford to be with an HMO in the first place.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?