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GOG.com Not Really Gone 276 276

gspr writes "On Sunday, Slashdot and many others reported that DRM-free games site GOG.com was shutting down. Now the site is back, revealing that it was all a hoax. According to the site: 'Now it's time we put an end to all the speculations once and for all. It's true that we decided that we couldn't keep GOG.com the way it was so we won't. As you probably know by now, GOG.com is entering its new era with an end of the two-years beta stage and we're launching a brand new GOG.com with new, huge releases.' So it was all an advertising stunt."
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Today's Children Are Officially Potty Mouths 449 449

tetrahedrassface writes "When the Sociolinguistics Symposium met earlier this month swearing scholar Timothy Jay revealed that an increase in child swearing is directly related to an increase in adult swearing. It seems that vulgarity is increasing as pop culture continues to popularize vulgarities. The blame lies with media, public figures, politicians, but mostly ourselves. From the article: 'Children as young as two are now dropping f-bombs, with researchers reporting that more kids are using profanity — and at earlier ages — than has been recorded in at least three decades.'"

Comment: Re:Firebird is better (Score 1) 344 344

How often do you spend time dealing with a mysql blowup that's not HW related? Also what kind of data are we talking about here? (size, xacts/sec, other pertinent info. tho, no need for a full profile of your rig or anything) I don't use MySQL myself, but that's because the screams of my friends keep me from venturing into those woods.

Comment: Re:As always... (Score 3, Interesting) 344 344

I think there has been some effort to bring a PostgreSQL "performance farm" online to show the differences in performance across versions of PostgreSQL, and to quickly identify regressions during development. I don't think it's up yet, but a search should reveal some details on the project.

+ - PostgreSQL 9.0 released->

greg1104 writes: "PostgreSQL 9.0 has been released today, including a pile of new features (with example usage for many). The biggest pair of features now included with the database allow near real-time asynchronous binary replication to slave nodes, along with the ability to run queries against them. Packages such as pgpool-II 3.0 have already been updated to build clusters using that feature, allowing transparent application load-balancing across multiple nodes for scaling read-heavy loads."
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