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Comment: If you have to ask ... (Score 2) 272

by ehiris (#46704231) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

It means you don't have any big data requirements so you're better off sticking with MySQL or something easier to manage at a small scale.
If growth is high or you have a lot of data to analyze, you can look into importing data into Hadoop using sqoop and query it with Hive and HBase. But you most likely won't need that for at least a couple of years.

Comment: Fox already gives it to them (Score 1) 667

by ehiris (#46551669) Attached to: Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

Creationism believers already get plenty of time on Fox. Unfortunately it's always the same audience that pays any attention to it.

belief = gullible stupidity
thinking = analytic intelligence

I happen to find thought provoking shows a lot more interesting than any preaching, which I just either very funny or rage provoking.

Comment: Re:Estate Taxes (Score 1) 300

So it's "protection" money?

Seems to me like extortion by government and uncivilized people more than tax.

Now if you said that the government has a right to the tax because the heirs earn it for practically not doing anything, then I would be on board with you.

We definitely don't want to be in a feudal state.

Comment: Re:It's just a tool I guess (Score 3, Interesting) 294

by ehiris (#46357549) Attached to: Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"

No one wants to punish people for victim-less crimes. We just fall prey as a society for the giant enforcement and correction industry and can no longer differentiate between what is actual crime and what is a money-making scheme.

Class extermination is the only true vice of the war on drugs. Which is why Meth has the worst reputation at the moment. Meth has brought lawlessness to predominantly white communities and turned them into drug-based ghettos. And heroin use increase in white communities is a result of controlled prescription drugs restrictions where people with real problems no longer have a safe venue to manage their pain or their addiction developed by improper administration of the pain pills turns them to the black market.

Not once I was ever prescribed pain pills was I given a plan on how to safely come off of them. Once the pain went away, it's like I hit a wall at 40 miles an hour. Fortunately I was able to handle that but a lot of people can't and they end up unable to live a safe life.

Comment: Oxygen only? (Score 3, Interesting) 375

by ehiris (#45974685) Attached to: Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own

Breathing only oxygen is dangerous. Oxygen is toxic at high pressure.

With the device described here you'd still need a tank with nitrogen or helium and then you're back to having a device similar to a rebreather where you have to carry and mix your own gasses, which is extremely dangerous and even experienced divers get killed by it.

Now this technology is not completely useless and could enhance a rebreather by allowing more bottom time if it can be used to refill the oxygen tank or something on that line.

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