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Comment Re:why? (Score 1, Insightful) 153

Look-up a bunch of cheap hosting providers. How many have postgres? How many have mysql?

You do realize that it's not just web apps that use databases right?

See why you might choose mysql over postgres (or db2 or sysbase or oracle) for non-technical reasons?

No, I just see a reason not to use a cheap hosting provider.

Comment Re:why? (Score 0) 153

It's an interesting question then; the situations I see are the opposite: MySQL is the compatible solution already functioning, and a user would have to choose to change to Postgres.

Change what? You still seem to be unable to comprehend what he said. He was saying that if he was writing a new app that required a SQL database that he can't see any reason to choose MySQL over Postgres. Where are you seeing anything about changing databases? And secondly how is Postgres not a compatible solution that already functions? In what way is it either incompatible or nonfunctional?

Hey ("barely able to read"), thanks for being childish. It adds humour.

Well considering how you seem to be unable to comprehend basic English sentences one has to question your ability (or inability as it seems) to read.

Comment Re:why? (Score 1) 153

Maybe I misread your post -- you were asking why we don't change from MySQL to Postgres, since MySQL is the default server in most cases.

You seem to be barely able to read since that's not what he said at all. He said:

For app that need advanced SQL or high load, I use Postgres. I can't imagine a scenario when I would chose to use MySQL (or MS SQL, for that matter).

No where in there does it ask why people aren't switching over. He was saying he can't imagine a scenario for why he would choose MySQL over Postgres.

Comment Re:Not first ?? (Score 2, Insightful) 144

Also, 1 GHz is the core speed without overclocking.

False. It's overclocked alright, it just doesn't have to be overclocked by users or the third party manufacturers to run at 1 ghz. From their press release:

Nine years after launching the world's first 1 GHz CPU, AMD is again first to break the gigahertz barrier with the factory overclocked, air-cooled ATI Radeon(TM) HD 4890 GPU -

Comment Re:tags are in the books (Score 1) 630

If history is any guide, the affected consumers will get a credit for $0.99 off their next purchase from Amazon while the law firm who initiated the lawsuit will walk away with millions.

Considering in most of these big class actions that the law firms invest probably millions of dollars in the case it's only fair that they get equitably compensated.


Measuring the User For CPU Frequency Scaling 190

An anonymous reader writes "The Empathic Systems Project a Northwestern University demonstrate up to 50% power savings by controlling CPU frequency scaling based upon the end user. They measure the user with eye trackers, galvanic skin response, and force sensors to find a CPU frequency that the user is satisfied with. They are currently studying user activity and system performance on mobile architectures, specifically the Android G1 phone."

Scientists Create RNA From Primordial Soup 369

Kristina at Science News writes "The RNA world hypothesis proposed 40 years ago suggested that life on Earth started not with DNA but with RNA. Now a team of scientists bolsters this hypothesis, having assembled RNA in the lab from a mixture that resembles what was likely the primordial soup. 'Until now,' Science News reports, 'scientists couldn't figure out the chemical reactions that created the earliest RNA molecules.' The new work started the RNA assembly chemistry from a different angle than what earlier work had tried."

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