Comment Re:Sales flow chart. (Score 1) 97

I don't disagree with you, but I'll also add that there are some kinds of environments which need a huge DB like Oracle.

Because, let's face it, SQL server doesn't really scale up to the same level of performance, no matter what anybody tells you.

If you're big enough that nothing but Oracle will do, this is the cost of doing business.

If you believe SQL Server actually provides Enterprise class solutions ... well, you aren't very well informed. It simply doesn't handle stuff on the really big end of things.

Not saying that Oracle aren't greedy bastards who gouge their customers, but sometimes you really do need a bigger environment.

So doesn't Oracle's SPARC/Solaris line already cover this?

Comment Even for working A devices data scrub is a wash (Score 1) 113

Check out this article in The Guardian 'Factory wipe' on Android phones left naked selfies and worse, study finds,

Really keep the thing for parts yourself. Or just keep it. You can't safely wipe it. Really. You can't. Though the chance of somebody actually harming you is small it is there. And if you have enough paranoia to ask this question then you will worry. Even years from now it will pop into your head at three AM unbidden and for no reason. Was that picture of me and Irma Plotnik really gone? Really really?

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Comment Re:sure, works for France (Score 1) 296

You know, you are an idiot, right? I clicked one of your links at random:

"Wheat futures for March delivery climbed 0.8 percent to $5.735 a bushel, the first gain in six sessions. On Jan. 10, the price fell to $5.605, the lowest since July 2010."

Wow, we have deflation!!!111ONEONEONE. Hmm, maybe another link?

Bad news for burrito addicts: Chipotle announced it will raise its prices for the first time in three years, by 5 percent, in response to the increase in beef, avocado and cheese prices.

Whole 5% other 3 years, that's like 1.5% of inflation each year! The sky is falling!

If you actually could follow a logical argument, you'd have checked - it tracks the actual prices. So far their numbers are in agreement with the official stats. But no, libertards prefer to live in imaginary worlds, they are too scared to actually admit that their mythology of tax cuts as a universal treatment is wrong.

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Comment Windows Phone? (Score 2) 112

(from article) Is there any hope for the likes of Tizen, Firefox OS, and Windows on phones and tablets?

How did Windows Phone get in that group. That's the 3rd largest ecosystem and growing rapidly with multiple billions behind it. It has shipped and is shipping. Unitwise it is over 1/3rd of of iOS sales. Definitely 3rd place but not marginal, or non-existant.

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Comment Re:Get used to this... (Score 1) 250

All that writing and you never covered the fact that no one will buyout a municipal ISP. Or "merge" and that's a BIG consideration. Why the negativity and 'speaking for us' Slashdotters??? I think a lot of these responses are from paid employees of the providers, Eh? And what are they so afraid failing? No it might be what we actually need for balance. And this is not "health care" so why even try to scare people by mentioning it.

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