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Comment Re:Caught up to Chrome 20 from 2012 (Score 3, Informative) 122

As a Linux user I'm sometimes jealous of a browser that doesn't change every month.

Recently, Google announced that they would support IIRC the latest two versions of Chrome and Firefox for their services. The only browser they support for longer than a year is ... (drumroll) ... IE.

I was really getting my hopes up for the LTS version of Firefox, but they do everything they can to sabotage it (just try to find the LTS version on their website - it's impossible, you have to specifically search for it, they intentionally hid it and do not provide links to it).

Recently Chrome on my Android tablet changed (it now reloads the site when you scroll to far up). Gosh - I'm really starting to hate Google. And I already hate Firefox for their chicken-brained release schedule. And on Linux there is not really an alternative.

Somebody has to fork Firefox and offer a stable platform. The funny thing is that they would not really have to do a lot - just fork it and maintain it.

Until about 2 years ago I was still using Firefox 2 (yes, two) and I didn't have any problems until Google decided to "drop support" (= intentionally break) Google Translate.

Browsers were "good enough" 7 years ago. Firefox was great except for memory consumption and instability. Today, Firefox is adequate (no longer great, they messed up the UI too much for that) except for memory consumption and instability. So all the real issues of Firefox were ignored while we got "features" we don't need.

Comment Re:Can't wait... (Score 0) 737

Well, he was gay so you can bet your last t-shirt that the media will drop the story pretty soon. (Can't say anything bad about them, even though both murder and suicide are pretty common in that community. It would lead to "prejudice", you know...)

See, you can have a media cover-up without a conspiracy, just wait a few days after the news-cycle has turned.

Comment Re:Inertia (Score 1) 320

Pretty much the same for me.

I tried to use Postgrest 2 years ago, but I could not get it to compile into a custom directory and decided that it's not worth the effort.

In the meantime I have written so many wrappers geared to MySQL that I will use it for many years to come. But I will certainly give Postgrest a try sometime in the future.

Comment Re:I choose MS SQL Server (Score 3, Interesting) 320

(un)paid advertizement:

I love to dump on Microsoft as much as the next guy, but honestly SQL Sever 2000 on is pretty damn good.

Now, if SQL server is "honestly" so good, why are the one million busiest sites slowly migrating away from Microsoft?

In 2008, 20% of the million busiest websites used Microsoft, now only 12% do, and the decline slowly continues.

When we talk about these installations, we talk about very heavy loads, very much data and very high requirements on reliability and availability.

So why does the high-end "enterprise" systems move away from that "pretty damn good" platform? The Microsoft apologists on this thread constantly tell me who licensing costs don't matter and how good all Microsoft products are ("honestly"!) - but exactly in the one area where licensing costs really don't matter (the one million busiest sites) Microsoft is also losing it. So why then?

Maybe it's not as "pretty damn good" as some anonymous internet commentators claim? Honestly?

Comment Re:I choose MS SQL Server (Score 0) 320

3: Finding MS SQL expertise is easy.

That's a lie - and you know it. Everybody (and their dogs) runs MySQL. Wordpress uses MySQL. Pretty much everybody in the computing industry who is working with databases (except maybe some Microsoft-diehards who refuse to run anything not from Redmond out of principle) has at least some MySQL experience.

Comment Re:I choose MS SQL Server (Score 2, Insightful) 320

If you're doing something that data intensive and can't afford a DB license, then you're doing something wrong.

The sheer stupidity in that statement is outrageous. You may not believe it, but it's not just Fortune 500 companies that do "data intensive" stuff. Even a freelancer (i.e. a single person) is able to do "data intensive" stuff.

So, whether you can "afford" a DB license depends on the application. There are lots of applications where using DB would price you right out of the market.

Comment Re:You don't say... (Score 3, Informative) 606

Don't you feel any shame?

It's trivial to expose your lies, it's even on Wikipedia:

Recently, gang-related incidents have been on the rise. Between the years of 1997 and 2005 over 300 gang-related deaths have occurred. [..] In late September 2005, Toronto police arrested 44 members of the Rexdale-based "Ardwick Blood Crew" also known as A.B.C.

Hmm, also according to Wikipedia, "Rexdale's first residents were mostly English and Scottish, but evolved into a multicultural neighbourhood in the following decades."

But there is more:

Then in May 2006, 106 additional gang members were apprehended, who were part of Rexdale's "Jamestown Crew" (a Crip gang), in the largest gang sweep in Toronto's history.

Hmm, what ethnicity could a gang be that is called "Jamestown Crew"?.... Hmmm, you will probably never know...

In June 2007, Toronto police arrested about 95 people, including leaders of the Jane and Finch-based "Driftwood Crips" and the sister of murder victim Jordan Manners, for a lengthy list of 700 criminal charges.

Aha, a "Crips" franchise gang. What ethnicity could that be... It's a mystery...

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