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Submission + - Wired write up on 'Presto', an SQL tool for 'new age' databases.

NCamero writes: This a a pretty good, and short, article. http://www.wired.com/2015/03/o... I have used 'Cassandra' and 'Hadoop', but not heard of 'Presto'. ... "Presto, in short, lets data analysts use the SQL skills they already have to query data stores in new age systems, such as Hadoop and Cassandra".

Comment Future Information Wars (Score 1) 123 123

Do a search someday on " Information Wars 2025, Air Force". The information is not always for machines. Our soldiers will have protection from nervous system interference. While the 'terrorists' will hear, feel, and see, etc what ever we project onto them. Ever notice how the Slashdot war helmet resembles the tin-foil hat?

Comment Re:How did they calculate exactly $31 million? (Score 1) 326 326

They skipped IP V5, so why not skip V6? IP V7, although alpha is more likely to be adapted than IP V3, or V5. Skipping generations seems the historical precedence. Probably the military had an IP V5, and V3 for internal use that was very secure, and DARPA funds less secure information for us.

Comment Orange book... (Score 3, Informative) 34 34

Orange book:

You are are a single communication construct. No one outside the circle of trust has any idea what is communicated.

You are in a network (circle) of trust. moving data to each other is logged, and allowed/censored.

A typical LAN with verifiable security.

The internet, a net work of networks. Data can 'vanish', as a function of time/money spent on keeping the data stored.

Read the data security handbook summarized:

Comment Re:And the UNIX philosophy is... (Score 1) 318 318

The post about OS-X, is both a "flame-bait", and a noteworthy, free speech comment. Often when moderating and I read such a post, I will use "interesting" which does not penalize the remarkable comment. It would be nice to have the option to mark the post as "flame-bait" but not subtract rating points. "Off-topic" has the same problem.

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain. -- Pliny the Elder