The credulity is strong with this one......
Wow. If I hadn't seen that, I would not have believed it. What a jerk!
This is about much more than just the filesystem. You can run a full-on AD controller now, complete with group policies, etc. It really is a drop-in replacement for most of Active Directory does.
Lots of broken sarcasm meters here apparently.....
You're not going to end up as some freedom fighter in a post-apocalyptic future where end users can't control their software. You're just a nerd at a computer. There are no "stakes".
These people are insane and have little-to-no sense of perspective.
grr.... "I used to be the type to think..."
/not sure if serious......
But, if you are, I'd say you actually have a good point. Probably less than 22% of those educated in the California public school system will actually go on to USE basic science in any meaningful way. That same principle could be applied to any other public or private school system.
I used to the type to think that educating every single person in every single subject was a good idea, but as I've gotten older, I'm not so sure of that anymore. Trying to expect every student to be above average (yes, that's impossible) in every subject is simply a demoralizing exercise, and my personal belief is that it causes kids to have either a) unrealistic expectations of what "successful" means or b) they are utter failures at everything they try.
They weren't emulating the Amiga. They were emulating Commodore. Looks like they nailed it too. Very Commodore-like.....
Easily the most racist thing I've ever seen on Slashdot. Assuming you're serious.
I've not used a NoSQL system (meaning I'm *perfectly qualified to speak*!
My co-workers think I'm nuts, but I have for years said that I would only use stored procedures, triggers, functions, what-have-you when I absolutely have no other choice. The reason is that it smears application logic into your database, which most of the time means that all of the fancy, gee-whiz tools you use to write, maintain, version and otherwise manage your code are nearly useless. It's also more difficult to scale that code (you can make copies for sure, but if you've ever had to do change management on a sizable Oracle cluster, for example, it can be painful).
Scaling application logic across cheap hardware is also easier than scaling your database.
So, for me, assuming that I have access to an abstraction layer, I can't see a downside (apart from strict ACID compliance) to a NoSQL system.
My $0.02. And I've been called a crochety old man before, so if you disagree with me you wouldn't be the first.
Now we know what the water receptacles in Dune were made of.
GP is right though: The fact that there were drawings should have tipped them off that maybe their analysis was incomplete, rather than drawing the unwarranted conclusion of "Well, they must have just made them up".
This is the scientific equivalent of those idiots that drive off of cliffs because of what their GPS tells them rather than what they see with their own two eyes.
I'd love to see something better, but the rhetoric sounds a WHOLE lot like the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. How'd that work out?
Listen, I understand that you're mad, but you have to provide a solid alternative. Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it, and no matter how badly you want something to not be so, still it remains. These revolutions have a history of plunging their respective people into the dark ages.
You know, I'm really tired of hearing this. This was MAYBE true for Win95/98. It's simply no longer true, and likely never was. (Try putting your average user in front of a prompt asking them how they want to partition. LVMwhat? Encrypted? Manual mode?)
For the record, I've been using Linux since 1999 and FreeBSD since 1996...my first computer was an Amiga. I'm a developer and have developed for both *NIX and Win32, as well as web apps. I'm hardly an MS fanboi.
Come on man, come up with a new meme. Folks around here are beginning to look like caricatures of themselves.