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Comment Re:Build one (Score 1) 165

Yup, that little programmer published in Transactor Magazine for the C64 was a life changing event.
    None of this instant, ebay gratification you whippersnappers have. 4 weeks and 2 email (Fidonet) exchanges
    with the author and I had something that burned a 2732 in less that 5 minutes!
    And God was it horrible looking.

Comment Re:Not part of the RFC... (Score 1) 301

Read RFC1912 - no, it's not for SMTP, but a requirement of being on the net in general.
Note the "loss of internet services" - of which smtp is.

      Make sure your PTR and A records match. For every IP address, there
      should be a matching PTR record in the domain. If a
      host is multi-homed, (more than one IP address) make sure that all IP
      addresses have a corresponding PTR record (not just the first one).
      Failure to have matching PTR and A records can cause loss of Internet
      services similar to not being registered in the DNS at all. Also,
      PTR records must point back to a valid A record, not a alias defined
      by a CNAME. It is highly recommended that you use some software
      which automates this checking, or generate your DNS data from a
      database which automatically creates consistent data.

Comment Re:Delusional editorialism! (Score 1) 509

"When MySQL launched, PostgreSQL was always an option."

Note: the article picks on all "OLDSQL" engines, so don't be so smug in having Postgres to choose
from. It's are next on the bashing list.

If people were complaining about how /slow/unreachable/screwed up/ Facebook was, this might have
been an actual article and not FUD about Mysql. But they aren't. Even Google has an investment in
mysql. and there is very little complaint about how reachable they are. If it ain't broke - invent something
new and PROFIT!

Comment They should rename it the Darl-a-SCOpe (Score 1) 98

    I can only think about the massive lawsuit Mr. Allen attempted last year was
    to be a further fund arm for projects like this.

    Ok, Google, you have Google Sky, you got out of a stupid lawsuit, here's
    a tax writ ..... good project!

You will lose an important tape file.