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Comment Re:SMOB (Score 1) 28

I'm trying to come to grips with how the Fed could lend out 16 Trillion dollars over 24 months without having rampant price increases. Maybe I'm just paranoid, but could it be we witnessed the largest money laundering operation in the history of civilization?

Comment Re:'Why don't they tell people?'" (Score 1) 243

Because your chances of killing yourself wandering around out here in the summer without water are MUCH higher than your chances of contracting Valley Fever. I've lived in the Phoenix area for 12 years and it's pretty much common knowledge as far as I can tell.

And thirst is not a good guide for when to drink. By the time you even feel thirst, you are already on your way to dehydration. That goes even more for hot dry places like Phoenix.

Comment Acadmi (Score 1) 3

Their website is almost a parody of corporate websites. Apparently they've won something called the "Corporate Compliance of the Year Award" for 2012. What the hell is that? The words are English, but they don't parse to anything meaningful to me.

Comment Re:MySQL workbench (Score 1) 10

Nope, all of those are horrible too. I have not actually put a lot of thought into what I would like a relational query language to look like. Now that I'm thinking about it, though, I'd like to give the problem some consideration.

Comment Re:MySQL workbench (Score 1) 10

I like relational dbs, but SQL is kind of a crap language to access them. The default join is a Cartesian which is almost never what you want. The defaults for UPDATE and DELETE are to affect every row in the table. Yes, transactions prevent data loss here, but transactions aren't there to save us from crappy syntax.

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