Dude, he was a VOIP CCIE who worked at Cisco. I think he was a real VOIP engineer.
Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).
Since this is just experimentation he will be fine with 8gb. The networking part of RAC on VM is relatively painless. Sharing the disks between VMs is the only tricky part.
My vote exactly--Oracle also has a bunch more math functions built in.
I'm in a similar income range to the parent and do a few of those things. I've bought some nice nearly new Armani sport coats and great shoes on eBay for next to nothing, and they are barely used. I got a brand new tux last month for $50.
Why spend it if you don't have to?
Canadian customs officers are known for playing 20 questions and generally being bullies. The US customs officials are no angels either, but Canada seems to be rough.
My favorite is France, where you show them your passport, and they let you in. No bullshit.