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Comment Re:a little late to the party (Score 4, Interesting) 98

Postgres has always supported transactions, as far as I'm aware. And in fact, what you can do with transactions is pretty incredible and beyond what most databases offer. For instance, you can actually put most database migrations in a transaction. Something not go as expected? Roll back and your schema's all as it was. I'm wondering if perhaps you are thinking of MySQL?

Comment Re:I find this thoroughly unsurprising (Score 1) 344

Sure, but that doesn't necessarily conflict with what I said, which was that laws are often quite ineffective. Clearly they are effective sometimes. But really my greater point was that sometimes laws change behavior for the worse. I know where I live, the likelihood of getting pulled over and ticketed for mobile device usage is very slim and when perception is "that won't happen to me" people don't take it seriously. Instead they change their behavior (for the worse) but trying to conceal what they're doing, to help ensure it won't happen to them. One might argue that the penalty isn't severe enough: that perhaps it should be in line with drunk driving, and that would solve the "not taking it seriously" bit. And that may reduce the instances of mobile device usage, but we still need to ask yourselves if the punishment is fitting of the crime and of that, I have my doubts.

Comment Re:I find this thoroughly unsurprising (Score 3, Interesting) 344

We also need to consider what happens when those laws are passed. In my state, it's illegal to use your phone while driving. Calls are permitted with a headset only. So do people stop using their phones? Not at all. They just keep their phone out of sight to try to avoid a ticket, which is even worse. Now, rather than bringing the phone up where one can see the phone and the road at the same time, people are looking down in their laps, taking their eyes off the road.

People will, for the most part, do what they want to do. Changing behavior is very difficult and laws are often quite ineffective at affecting the change desired. I'm not saying we should just accept that people will always use phones or that it's OK to do so, but a lot of times the "solutions" are worse than the problems they intend to solve. Also I'd love to see safety data regarding cell phones in regions that have strict laws vs. those that don't. Everything I've outlined has just been from personal observations and anecdotes.

Comment Re:bah (Score 1) 421

And how does the tribunal determine wages? It is arbitrary at that point because a crucial price has been divorced from the market. I don't mean to say that the market is perfect or anything like that, but without *any* relation to it, you're flying blind.

Comment Re:Why they are slow? (Score 1) 766

Browsers serve from cache based on what the caching headers say they should do. But there's a paradox between keeping content fresh vs caching content. Ultimately how much caching is done will be determined by the individual websites you visit. Also, reloading a page from your browser tells it to bypass cache for resources required for the page to load (follow up asynchronous requests generally will still use cached responses if available).

Comment Re:Good! (Score 0) 614

Sure, but only to an extent, since labor also compete with capital. I'm not sure what all of the complaining about salaries is about. In industries where there is a high demand for labor, the salaries seem fine to me--enough so to sway me away from my entitled millennial mentality + career choice into something actually useful and prosperous.

Comment Re: Apparently JC laws were against Business Inter (Score 3) 584

While I agree with you that businesses are there to make money, and are generally willing to forego personal prejudices in order to undercut the competition, there is a flaw in your argument. It can be financial suicide to go against what the surrounding culture wants. For example, if a region is racist, it may be a competitive advantage in the short term to go against the grain by expanding your hiring pool or clientele base by hiring and serving the minority group. However, this is likely to upset the majority, as they generally dislike the minority. A boycott or two later and you're bankrupt. Now all of that said, I tend to agree with what I think your overall point is, which is that private enterprise generally does a better job of being inclusive of different people groups than governments.

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