I once wrote a COBOL code generator, in COBOL
one of these
I have one - has made it through various security checkpoints and x-rays, including airports and courts - no-one has ever questioned me about it
Solitaire for grown-ups....
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.....
Oracle *database* is expensive. OEL is free.
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 http://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=linux-uek-2.6.39.git"
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.
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?
"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.
So you must have missed where he said, right at the start
'I want to experiment at home...'
re needing Oracle EE + Dataguard to get a standby database - you can still get a standby database with SE - DataGuard is just the framework that that makes managing a configuration easier, but with SE you can still set everything up manually ie configure remote log_archive_dest, and manually manage the standby ("recover managed standby database disconnect from session;") and failover.
Also, with 11g, RAC is now included with SE, but an option on EE (go figure).
look up 'herd immunity' - IIRC, government is supposed to act in the interests of the general population.