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Comment: Re:Timing is everything (Score 1) 465

by jcrash (#26187265) Attached to: Hardware Is Cheap, Programmers Are Expensive
Better make sure your triggers are designed for set based logic and not row based updates. If the application only updates one row at a time, the trigger might very well only handle that. Bad coding, but I've seen it plenty and your mass update would produce unpredictable results in such a case.
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+ - A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION: MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS

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Corey Stewart
Corey Stewart writes "www.KeepingMyHeadUp.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Corey Stewart
Cell Phone: 682/597-5679
Email: keepingmyheadup@gmail.com

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION: MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS
Brokenhearted and Homeless, Just Days After Christmas, a Dallas Man's New Year's Resolution is to Keep his Spirits High and to Make a Million Dollars.

Dallas, TX. — For many, New Year's resolutions have been ambitious decisions to lose weight, to quit smoking, to get out of debt, or to find a new job. When a man found himself brokenhearted and evicted from his home just days after Christmas, he set himself an even loftier goal, to keep his head up and to make a million dollars!

Just three days after Christmas, in a story that reads like a comical, tear jerker movie, a Dallas man's girlfriend suddenly ended their two and a half year relationship and ousted him from their place of residence. Depressed and dejected, Corey Stewart made a New Year's resolution to turn every negative into a positive for an entire year. "I'd just finished reading Shad Helmstetter's 'What to Say When You Talk To Yourself' and vowed to turn my life around," explains Stewart with a confident smile. "I simply make up my mind, speak positively to myself, and then do it."

Stewart did just that. Less than 48 hours later he decided to make a million dollars through a website that modeled the successful milliondollarhomepage.com. Stewart's site contains an image of the former couple, which will slowly be replaced by paid advertisements that are displayed over the picture. Pixel by pixel the negative is turned into a positive.

When asked about his motivation, Stewart replied, "I do this with no ill will towards her. Whether the site succeeds or fails does not matter. I'm simply turning my life around with a well timed New Year's Resolution. What's more important to me is the hope to inspire others not to give into despair but instead to see the opportunities in the worst of times."

Stewart's website can be viewed at www.keepingmyheadup.com.

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If you would like additional information or would like to schedule an interview with Corey Stewart, please call him at 682/597-5679 or email at keepingmyheadup@gmail.com."
The Almighty Buck

+ - Amazon "Deal" Goes Sour

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Andy
Andy writes "In the wee hours of December 23rd, a member of the DVDtalk forums stumbled across a glitch in an Amazon.com DVD promotion. It was a buy-one-get-one-free deal, but at the check-out the promotion was applied twice, resulting in a free order! Others began posting the same results — some ordered dozens of DVD sets with free shipping for a total check-out price of $0.00. The glitch was corrected later that day. Despite doubts that orders would be allowed to go through completely, shipping notifications were sent and packages were received. The thread degenerated into squabbles on ethics and was closed.

That was the end of the story until yesterday, when forum members who took advantage of the pricing glitch began receiving e-mails from Amazon that they would be charged the correct amount if they did not send back their orders unopened. Some are claiming that this action goes against Amazon's own policy (see Confirming Prices) and threaten to dispute any further charges."
Communications

+ - AT&T clears final hurdle to $86 billion BellSo

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Quasimodoca
Quasimodoca writes "As reported by Reuters- AT&T Inc. on Friday cleared the final U.S. regulatory hurdle to acquire local telephone carrier BellSouth Corp. (NYSE:BLS — News), bolstering the company's position as the top U.S. telephone provider. In a somewhat surprise move late Thursday AT&T conceded to some of the FCC's net neutrality provisions to complete the acquisition."
Censorship

+ - Grand Canyon no longer 6,000+ years old

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boingo82
boingo82 writes "
HOW OLD IS THE GRAND CANYON? PARK SERVICE WON'T SAY — Orders to Cater to Creationists Makes National Park Agnostic on Geology
Grand Canyon National Park is not permitted to give an official estimate of the geologic age of its principal feature, due to pressure from Bush administration appointees.
Also,
Park officials have defended the decision to approve the sale of Grand Canyon: A Different View, claiming that park bookstores are like libraries, where the broadest range of views are displayed. ... "As one park geologist said, this is equivalent of Yellowstone National Park selling a book entitled Geysers of Old Faithful: Nostrils of Satan,"
How very sad. Thank you Bush Administration and Creationists for deliberately dumbing down our country and its citizens. If they are selling that book at the gift shoppe, they should also sell the alternate book explaining how and when the FSM carved the Grand Canyon with His noodly appendage."

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