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Comment: disk dispose.pl (Score 1) 1016

by persicom (#37562920) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

Drive.Open();
@Platters = Drive.Remove()
Pieces = map {crack in two} map {apply orbital sander} @Platters;
ForEach( Piece, Pieces)
{
        If( Today + 1 == garbageDay() )
        {
                push @garbage, pop @pieces
        }
      sleep 1 day
}

I leave garbage collection as a separate function...

Comment: Too bad... (Score 1) 62

by persicom (#31704124) Attached to: Postgres Project To Go NoSQL

that this is a joke. In 1987, I graduated Cooper Union, I worked at Citibank in Funds Transfer and I was programming in QUEL on a Commercial Ingres system. Having learned both relational algebra and calculus in school, I was pleased to be able to use the more expressive calculus. Alas, it was not meant to be. Citi started cutting over to Oracle. In then left. A few years (and jobs) later I started working with Sybase. In SQL. It took me weeks to understand how to use the algebra again. We'd go a long way if this post were NOT a joke.

Unix: Some say the learning curve is steep, but you only have to climb it once. -- Karl Lehenbauer

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