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Comment Re:Oracle worked very hard at making a closed ecos (Score 1) 198

SQLite is the most deployed database in the world.

So? How often do those /databases/ need to be anything more than a JSON or XML doc? How often is said SQLite DB a technologically advanced, elegant, or better solution?

Just because someone /can/ create a database doesn't mean someone /needs/ a database.

Comment Re: Obligatory.. (Score 5, Funny) 235

Archaeologists near Mount Sinai have discovered what is believed to be a missing page from the Bible. The page is presently being carbon dated in Bonn. If genuine it belongs at the beginning of the Bible and is believed to read "To my darling Candy. All characters portrayed within this book are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental." The page has been universally condemned by church leaders.

Comment Re: Why do people continue to believe alarmist cra (Score 1) 156

Global Warming is causing major extinctions - citation: Gawker Media. I'm not saying it isn't happening, but I'd much rather an article from someone who doesn't make a living from flashing photos of starlet'a crotches, intertwined with stories of "is your cat the cutest on the block? 15 steps to know for sure".

Comment Re: Possible solution... (Score 1) 299

I'd think it's because you likely know a vast majority of the people in your area (at least superficially), and in the event that something happens by an outsider, they'd have a 30-60m drive to leave the county on the 1, possibly 2 highways out of town. I say that having lived in a place just like that.

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