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Comment: JetProfiler is why you should use MySQL (Score 1) 319

by mveloso (#49295083) Attached to: Why I Choose PostgreSQL Over MySQL/MariaDB

Chances are, you don't know anything about databases. JetProfiler will show you the crappy queries you're using in an easy-to-understand way so you can fix your stuff and make everything faster.

AFAIK, no such tool exists for Postgresql.

As a bonus you don't have to deal with the annoying psql/pgsql crap, which for some reason drives me bonkers. I mean come on, make it psql or pgsql, not both. WTF?

Comment: UNCLASS emails (Score 3) 609

by mveloso (#49233767) Attached to: Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server

Clinton said she never sent classified emails from her server. However, she never said that she didn't receive classified emails on her server. As anyone in the government industry knows, when you get classified emails on an unclass system you have to "sterilize" your servers.

Did she do that? Probably not.

I guess that's why she was such a crappy SecState - everyone's intelligence services were reading her emails.

Comment: Good luck with that (Score 3, Insightful) 66

by mveloso (#49226067) Attached to: Secret Service Testing Drones, and How to Disrupt Them

There are two ways they could do this, as far as I can tell:

1. disrupt the onboard electronics to kill the power
2. spoof GPS so the thing goes somewhere totally different

You could do #1 as well by having nets spring up/out - basically have a physical barrier. The question is how would you deploy anything fast enough to catch an incoming drone? Even an energy weapon needs time to find, track, and fire.

#2 is easier, because most drones today use GPS. Just have the white house have a GPS signal that overloads anything the drone has. In fact, they could fuzz DC out of GPS, which would be the safest option.

#2 will cause drones to use an inertial system, which would then be hit with #1.

Really, they need a perimeter of cameras to track any fast moving objects from 1 mile out right down to the white house. That would probably give them enough time to figure out the vectors so they could actually do #1.

Comment: Telecommuting sort of sucks (Score 4, Interesting) 167

by mveloso (#49167941) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo

I work in an office where you can work at home. It's much, much better to work in the office. There's a lot of cross-talk, which makes our product(s) better.

That said, WFH is good when you need to get stuff done that's task-specific.

As a blanket policy WFH can work, but if everyone works from home then you have strong online collaboration tools. For a place the size of Yahoo WFH across the board is a "I don't feel like working" policy.

Yahoo was stagnating for years, so it's unclear what these people who were WFH were actually doing. If they were kicking out killer shit than the policy would be justifiable - but they weren't.

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