Yes, coondoggie is Michael Cooney, a news editor at Network World. He spends hours every day spamming his articles to Slashdot, Hacker News, etc. Why Slashdot editors continue to reward this sort of bad behavior is beyond me: his "articles" are rarely more than a quick, semi-accurate summary of someone else's article on another site.
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That's no asteroid: Chuck Norris roundhouse-kicked half the football field from Falcons Stadium into heliocentric orbit, after they beat the Seahawks in the playoffs.
"Yes, perhaps it's not a perfect bill, but those who are rejecting it are arguing that we should do nothing."
No, it's not perfect, because it's a bag of shit. Throw it out.
The company I'm currently working for has a mix of Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server and Informix. They've decided to standardized on SQL Server, for which they're shelling millions in license fees and migration costs, and so far there's been no performance or uptime gain. A critical multi-terabyte DB has been left for later in the migration project: everyone (apart from the consultants and a few managers) is worried it's not going to work, and wishes we could simply leave these perfectly good, working database servers alone.
MySQL used to be thought of as a low-end RDBMS, but has evolved into a good choice for many applications, though of course no single RDBMS is the right choice for all types of DBs. For the point-of-sale application asked about here, if the
The King James? The Eastern Orthodox? The Coptic? Hebrew? Syriac? Which apocrypha will be in or out? Will they charge extra for those? Get back to me on that, willya?
According to their list of included translations, ETEN's "YouVersion" reader provides 27 English translations so far. This includes the King James that you mentioned, and two Roman Catholic translations (CPDV and Douay-Rheims) which include several Apocrypha not included in the Protestant translations. I'm not sure what you mean by the "Eastern Orthodox Bible": there is a new translation to English by that name, with the New Testament just released and the full release due later this year, so that obviously hasn't been included yet. There is no Coptic translation included yet, but there are three Coptic Church groups so far listed on the YouVersion groups pages, so that's clearly not a problem for them. Hebrew and Syriac are also not available yet. There is no charge for any of the included translations, and they are working to add more translations to the list: according to their "vision" page they're working with other Bible groups to pull in more translations.
If Sam's Club were lobbying Congress to pass legislation banning the book from being printed or sold, or getting an agreement from all of the other major retailers not to stock the book, then that would be censorship.
I can't find anything on the author's Brick Testament Facebook page calling this "censorship", and the author notes on that page that "The Brick Bible remains available at many other major retailers like Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com, and at many independent bookstores as well." The free PR that this is generating will probably boost sales of the book overall.
Mmmm... yummy crunchy flamebait! Scrunch scrunch scrunch...
But back here on earth, yes, agreed, and from the polls I've seen most people in Wales and Scotland favour autonomy within the UK, rather than full independence. Catalonia is the best argument I can think of for this: they can run all the stuff they want to run themselves, but don't have to pay for a separate military, passports, foreign service, embassies, etc. Seems like a pretty sweet deal, and with Franco dead they no longer have to fear for their lives for proposing such a thing. I'm hearing pro-autonomy noises from Labour, and even from a few Tories lately. For minor politicians in the existing Westminster parties, it would mean they'd get a shot at being bigger fish in the smaller ponds of Holyrood and Cardiff Bay.
Of course, this makes the EU all the more irritating to Euro-sceptics in the UK...
Yes, users can choose another browser. Is that really all the choice that the FF developers wish to extend to their users? This "take it or leave it" attitude was one of the reasons that I quit using Gnome. The next feature that Firefox forces on you might be one that you don't like.
Just in case anyone is curious and doesn't want to read TFA, the issue is that MS allowed an oust side consultant to view the source code provided my Motorola.
An "oust side" consultant: what an excellent egg corn!