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Comment: Re:JUST USE POSTGRES (Score 1) 272

by Tanaka (#46703141) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

I like Postgres, and I like MongoDB too. Both have their strengths. Best tool for the job I say.

The great thing about MongoDB is you can install two or three servers in different datacenters, and have redundancy out of the box. It's really simple. And you can scale horizontally if you need to without any downtime.

The last time I looked at Postgres, to do the same, you had to use third party solutions, and the client side drivers didn't support it. Is it any better now?

Comment: From Germany. (Score 1) 68

by Tanaka (#46670807) Attached to: CryptoPhone Sales Jump To 100,000+, Even at $3500

At least it's not from a US company. There is another phone like this, and it's from a US based company. And I'm thinking... yeah right, NSA honey trap.

We need secure software. We cant trust hardware at all, unless it's for a single purpose, with a verifiable protocol. The Bitcoin community are coming up with some great solutions, which will help.

Comment: Re:Um... (Score 1) 93

by Tanaka (#45120251) Attached to: Netflix Pursues Cable-TV Deals

Unfortunately, this doesn't always work. Building the infrastructure costs money. Even if you could cover the cost of setting up a rival service with reduced profit margins, you run the risk of the rival service undercutting you. Of course, Google have shown it can be done, but they have a lot of cash to burn.

Comment: Re:Abolish the licence fee (Score 3, Insightful) 171

by Tanaka (#44958521) Attached to: BBC Thinking of Canceling <em>Sky At Night</em>

It's good value when you look at the diversity the BBC provides. Sure you cant agree with the BBC on everything, but a lot better overall. Look at the Olympics. In the US, they got highlights. The BBC showed just about everything, live, without any breaks, for no extra cost.

Personally, I'd like to see the BBC paid out of taxation, providing it cant be touched by MPs. Link the rate to GDP or something, so there is never any question over how much money they get each year.

It seems intuitively obvious to me, which means that it might be wrong. -- Chris Torek