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Comment: Re:Making money (Score 1) 151 151

Funded by taxpayers doesn't infer the taxpayer has open use of what they funded. The B2 was taxpayer funded, but I can't just walk onto a base and ask to fly one, or get plans to build my own and offer joy rides for my own profit. I know there are probably several large holes in my analogy; maybe a car analogy would be better?

Comment: Large Privacy Implicatons? (Score 1) 198 198

Because anyone would guess his bank account password matches the first 5 markers? Medical info, ok sorta, but otherwise I'm missing the privacy issue here that could be exploited. Then again: " From:pharmco... Re:your genetics... We see in your genes you are due to have "performance" issues soon. Order your v14gra today! "

Comment: Re:Pfah. (Score 1) 272 272

So what do you do when the boss asks for data in a way the application didn't anticipate? Give me how many widgets we sold in June to evil inventors in the tri-state area, for example. I know I can do that relationally, and I know I can with cube-based DBs, but I've not understood how NoSQL systems handle the unexpected ad hoc needs, so I'm genuinely interested and not trolling.

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