Oracle's Enterprise database costs $47,500 per processor core. There is no way in heck that I'd choose AMD over Intel when I have to run more cores to get the same performance.
Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise costs $6,874 per processor core.
AMD has a heavy investment in the server space. They should negotiate lower per-core license costs in these cases; license parity with Intel is throwing them out of the data center.
As the developers of x86-64, they should have a patent portfolio to do serious damage to 64-bit x86 systems vendors. Use it.
- Is supposedly destroyed by most stars, especially stars with planets
- Is the gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder.
Maybe they can get rights for the Declaration of Independence assigned to Jefferson's descendents.
Perhaps we should have to pay to read the U.S. Constitution?
And, certainly, the MLK descendents need to successfully pursue SCO's claims. That is most fitting.
Individual admins may have correctly seen great risk and tried mightily to correct it. Such people are commonly overruled because ease of access trumps data security until the breach is dire.
We are all undergoing a change in focus (especially in IT), as the hostile attack community becomes more prevalent and determined. It will have profound impacts on how we interface with our machines.
In 10 years, the population will look at Android/iOS and think we were insane for carrying such risky devices.
I am already nostalgic for the days when systems were lax and free. We can't live like that anymore.
I've heard of a few interesting access control technologies in my time, and even implemented a few.
Trusted Solaris? Oracle DBMS_FGA? Heck, even somebody who knows Active Directory and the CACLS command?
What is going on there? Who designed this network?
The name Oracle comes from the code-name of a CIA-funded project Ellison had worked on while previously employed by Ampex.
Below is a DVD of my classical rips, arranged as folders. This is hardly unmanagable.
12/25/2007 10:31 AM Aaron_Copland
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Albinoni-Pachelbel
12/24/2007 09:47 AM Antonio_Vivaldi-6_Flute_Concertos,Op._10-Trevor_Pinnock
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Beethoven_Symphonies_5,6_Karajan
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Chabrier
12/29/2007 12:15 PM Debussy
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Erik_Satie
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Felix_Mendelsohn
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Gabriel_Faure
12/29/2007 01:42 PM Gershwin
12/29/2007 08:32 AM Gershwin-Piano_concerto_in_F
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Glazunov
12/24/2007 11:03 AM Gould,_Glen
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Grieg-Piano_Concerto-Peer_Gynt
12/24/2007 09:03 AM Grofe-Grand_Canyon_Suite
12/24/2007 09:03 AM Handel_Water_Music
12/24/2007 09:50 AM Hubert_Laws-The_Rite_Of_Spring
12/24/2007 09:04 AM J._S._Bach-Brandenburg_Concertos_Nos._1,2,3
12/24/2007 09:04 AM J._S._Bach-Brandenburg_Concertos_Nos._4,5,6
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Jean_Sibelius
12/27/2007 08:31 PM John_Williams-The_Seville_Concert
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Mahler,_Gustav-(1860-1911)-Ljubljana-Symphony_No._1
12/29/2007 08:17 AM Mozart
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Mozart-Concerto_For_Flute&Harp_C_major
12/29/2007 08:33 AM Mussorgsky-Pictures_at_an_Exhibition
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Prokofiev-Classical_Symphony-Ormandy-Philadelphia
12/27/2007 06:35 PM Puccini
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Rachmaninoff
12/31/2007 11:35 AM Ravel
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Rimsky-Korsakov_Capricco_Espagnol_Op.34
12/24/2007 09:05 AM Rimsky-Korsakov_Scheherazade
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Rodrigo-Concierto_de_Aranjuez
12/27/2007 07:53 PM Saint-Saens-Symphony_No._3_Organ
12/24/2007 09:05 AM Schubert_Trout_Quintet
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Tangos
12/24/2007 10:36 AM Tchaikovsky-Symphony_No._5_in_E_Minor_Opus_64
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Trevor_Jones-Richard_III_Soundtrack
12/24/2007 11:02 AM Various-Sorcerer
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Various-The_Glory_of_Gershwin
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Vivaldi-8_Concerti
12/25/2007 10:35 AM Vivaldi-The_Four_Seasons
12/24/2007 10:33 AM X-Bruckner,_Anton-Symphonie_#_4_Es-Dur_Romantische
12/24/2007 10:33 AM Yo-Yo_Ma-Classic_Yo-Yo
If you are storing your music on flash media, you are not likely walking around with a terabyte. What is so unmanagable about a folder interface?
A few words about Linux technologies that originated from solid positions within the IBM camp...
- YUM (Yellowdog Updater, Modified)
- Yellowdog is a well-known RPM-based Linux distribution for the POWER architecture.
- The OS/2 native filesystem was incorporated into Linux and released to production in June, 2001.
- IBM's acquisition of Sequent eventually led to NUMA code releases for the kernel which have been particularly appropriate for Hypertransport and QPI - high-performance Linux ows much to IBM.
- While not a free product, the UDB database is likely the largest competetor/option to Oracle on Linux.
Linux owes a great deal to IBM.
Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.
He promises not to kill them anyway."
Having acquired these powers over decades, no amount of voter insistence will be effective in removing them.
What needs to happen now is at the state level - the legislatures must be convinced to grant themselves greater oversight and control over federal activities.
Article. V. - The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Our representative democracy was designed in an era where (horse-drawn) transportation was problematic, and the decisions of a few were practical. These conditions no longer exist, and the few are now too easily swayed by money and power. More people need to participate in federal decisions if we wish to (re)establish the consent of the governed.
Most people find this enlightening:
I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races. There is a physical difference between the two, which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position. I have never said anything to the contrary, but I hold that, notwithstanding all this, there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [Loud cheers.] I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects-certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal of every living man. [Great applause.]
Lincoln was a lawyer, and a politician. People attribute something profound to him. I have doubts.
A processor license for Oracle Enterprise database is $47,500.
Currently, this lets you run on a dual-core x86, or a single core RISC/Itanium. The SPARC Niagra line had some real discount wierdness, since they present 64 cores to the OS.
The syntax is:
alter database recover datafile '/path/to/restored/file.dat';
alter datafile '/path/to/restored/file.dat' online;
I used that on an Oracle 7 database about 2 months ago.