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Comment: Re:Triticum aestivum spelta (Score 0) 333

Then you haven't met someone who dealt it then... (a bit of British humour - when someone asks "who farted" the reaction is usually - "Those who smelt it, dealt it", quickly followed by "Those who denied it, supplied it" I'll agree with "shoon", and I only hear "shod" when talking about horses.

Comment: Re:This is interesting.... (Score 1) 573

by drewlake2000 (#49326689) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic
Which I and George Mombiot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Monbiot#cite_note-Monbiot2011-45) welcome. Nuclear fuel is probably the only way to go that we have now. And if Fukushima has shown anything it is that an old outdated plant can have all the disasters it has had thrown at it, and cause so little damage, imagine how safe the newer reactors will be.

Comment: Re:Hasn't been involved with Greenpeace since 1985 (Score 1) 573

by drewlake2000 (#49326569) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic
I remember a sketch a very long time ago from "KYTV" it was a parady version of "John Craven's Newsround" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N... a new programme for kids. Anyway it was discussing the US political system thus: "The Republican party, which are like our Conservative party ..." "...and the Democratic Party, which is like our Conservative party" to us brits, the US extreme left would be somewhere near our Labour Party after Tony Blair.

Comment: Re:You cannot tax a corporation (Score 1) 602

by drewlake2000 (#48522575) Attached to: UK Announces 'Google Tax'
Companies in this country, and the one in question (both the UK) do not have a sole obligation to provide a return for shareholders, to quote the FT (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a7319a86-cc5f-11e2-bb22-00144feab7de.html#axzz3KwTHMDBP) "they must have regard to six specific factors: the long-term consequences of their decisions, the interests of employees, relationships with suppliers and customers, the impact of corporate activities on the community and the environment, the company’s reputation for high standards of business conduct and the need for fairness between different members of the company."
Android

+ - Android | Windows 7,Cloud Computing,Virtualization,Wordpress,SEO,Google,Themes->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Best Android Web Browsers Those Support Voice Commands are quite funny, some opens the corresponding website as you speak, some have more features.
There are many websites which published one or two names, we have prepared the list of Best Android Web Browsers Those Support Voice Commands after searching,
installing and testing each and every applications.

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Most torrents ARE 'piracy' (Score 1) 239

by drewlake2000 (#23116012) Attached to: BitTorrent Use Up 24% Since November

The industry always complains that they have lost $x million in sales but they do not allow for the fact that the vast majority of the downloaders would never buy what they downloaded?
How many people download copies of films, T.V. programmes and music that they already own in another format? I often wonder about the relative morality of this. It's possible to argue that you don't purchase a copy of the work, just a licence to consume. Between you and me it's much easier to nip across to TPB and grab a copy of something I own on vinyl than to copy the original into whatever format I want to use.
Databases

+ - MySQL vs PostgreSQL benchmarks

Submitted by spatialguy
spatialguy writes: Tweakers is a dutch community of online tweakers that are deciding on new hardware for their website and databases.
The link http://tweakers.net/reviews/674/7 [tweakers.net] leads you to some stunning performance graphs on a 8-way opteron system.
It shows that not only postgresql 8.2 is faster then MySQL 5.0, it also scales much better on heavy loads.
The tweakers community are longterm MySQL users and were new to PostgreSQL. However they even brought in a MySQL/Solaris expert to configure it optimally.
Still PostgreSQL turned out to be the better dbms under heavy loads.
They are very thorough in their tests, are themselves MySQL users, and give insight in which optimizations they used to perform these tests.

Interesting is that they discovered a small issue in the stable release of postgresql 8.2 which was subsequently patched by the postgresql developers.
The version pg 8.2.1 did ship with these patches.
They also revealed issues with Solaris, which were investigated by Sun developers, who helped in configuring the Solaris installation.

This second link http://tweakers.net/search?DB=Reviews&item_catId=1 2&productCatId=&Query=postgresql&x=0&y=0
will give you a search results page with links to many similar benchmarks on different architectures of MySQL vs PostgreSQL on their site.

All in all a very convincing read.

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