I work for a "big data" company too...but we are a bit different than most (streaming SQL), not trying to replace DBs and data warehouses as this going to get someone fired when they learn the hard way what ACID is.
It seems to me that its not really that the Tea party bunch are so bad. Its that the rest are near their equals in the stakes of being so poor.
I'm an Anglophile. I hope the US gets back on its feet soon. The world needs you.
Please, for the love of all that is holy tell me you are joking. Nothing about the Tea party is rational and their having a "seat at the table" is what caused this non-sense in the first place. Their type of thinking is what caused this mess over the last 30 years and they behave like spoiled children even when they get their way. Unless we get rid of some military spending, we can't maintain our current debt load. And going after "entitlements" is basically stealing from the poor (SS is getting back your own money, not getting it from someone else). Most of our debt is from military spending, not from entitlements unless the FICA line on my paycheck is something else. We can't keep spending $700B a year on defense (that's about $2.3K per person each year) and keep not taxing the wealthy. Pick one and we'll talk. Until then they will continue to be the same people who didn't realize that teabagging is a sexual term and not a source of serious political thought or even adults.
Its real. The apache logs are read by our streaming SQL backend, transfered to HBase and then used to generate the AJAX web front end. We make a streaming database which is architected much like a traditional DBMS with the additional capability of streams which act like tables but instead of being a destination for relational tuples on disk, they instead are conduits through which data flows. Think JMS with a standards based SQL control (publish is an insert, subscribe is a select). This allows for SQL queries to support streaming and windowed aggregation (think querying on a tuple's timestamp in addition to its data). I'm trying not to make this a cheap marketing ploy so if you want to know more, just go to our website: www.sqlstream.com
Do you really have problems with people throwing beer bottles at you?
Does this comment answer your question?
Here in Austin the frapping bikers are everywhere. It would be so much nicer if they'd stick to areas with bike lanes, parks, etc, rather than making their political point and stressing everybody out trying not to kill them. Get off the road!
Drivers are very impatient when it comes to cyclists and don't care if there are no available bike lanes which push cyclists onto the roads with faster traffic. In my experience, most drivers are very impatient and don't even want to wait on cyclists when it won't effect their arrival time. I've seen it get downright nasty even here in San Francisco (to the point of violence in some cases). The truth is that bikes are only practical in certain places, usually very dense population centers. And even there, there is generally quite a lot of friction between drivers and cyclists. Because of the anger among the cyclists, Critical Mass was started which generally only pisses off the drivers but also is a lot of fun.
And riding a bike in some locations does have a certain amount of cultural cashe (and yes, will even get you laid). The fact that an bike expert doesn't know this says more about the article's lack of research than anything.
That entry happened, according to the site, in Florida, so it's a different area. But there's certainly not enough information there to make a judgment call on his intelligence.
Sure it is, they were from Florida.
Either all of the companies' wiki entries are spam or they are not. The absence of these types of policies and the seemly capricious nature of these decisions is a problem. Its not that we don't agree that there is a lot of wiki spam. Its that the human editors are acting as the world's worst spam filter. Spam filters are judged not entirely by their accuracy rate. False positives are dramatically more important than false negatives and so we tolerate only a reduced amount of spam in exchange for very few valid emails being flagged as spam. More importantly, a software spam filter doesn't enforce a personal agenda.
The much bigger issue here for the Wiki org is that its alienating its most loyal users. Most companies have contact information on their products to identify the most involved customers because they influence sales by an order of magnitude more than other people. Wikipedia is in the interesting position of having those customers not only identify themselves, but contribute to their "product". But instead of welcoming this, they actively are driving them away. A curious behavior to say the lest.