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How Much Is Oracle To Blame For Healthcare IT Woes?

SDrag0n Re:Can't make it work if it can't work (275 comments)

Some more reading leads me to take back my second sentence as what I was looking at was unrelated to Oregon. Still, some states seemed to have managed the impossible spec.

about a year ago
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How Much Is Oracle To Blame For Healthcare IT Woes?

SDrag0n Re:Can't make it work if it can't work (275 comments)

Yeah, it's so impossible many other states have done it. Keep blaming Obamacare for what what Oracle admits was their IT fail.

about a year ago
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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

SDrag0n Re:So what (321 comments)

I don't know why I took the bait in my previous reply (A bit of a rough morning I suppose). The point I wanted to make in the original post and did poorly at is this: The guy seems to feel dehumanized that he got a scanner which told him what to do and had an expected minimum rate at which to work. I don't know the specifics of Amazon, but in warehouses this is standard. You don't sit down and have a conversation over each item that needs to get shipped, you go get it and ship it out. While having an expected rate isn't always exciting, especially if you are feeling sick etc., typically the software telling you what to get is having you move around in some kind of efficient manner.

At the warehouse I was at, the system knew where I was (based off the last location I scanned) and would send me to my next location based on priority and proximity. What I'm suggesting is that nothing abnormal is going on. I'm sure hundreds of thousands of people around the globe work in similar positions. While it's not intellectually stimulating, I don't know if I would consider it dehumanizing.

about a year ago
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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

SDrag0n Re:So what (321 comments)

Way to throw out some racist bullshit. Am I white and male, sure. Am I privileged? Not particularly anymore than others in Indiana. I worked that crap job for 9 years, and I would have kept working it as long as necessary to support my family. Sorry I wasn't able to pick where I was born and my race so I could have the privilege of being unprivileged.

about a year ago
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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

SDrag0n So what (321 comments)

I worked at a factory for 9 years. It sucked. A lot of people were "lifers" and would be there their entire life. In the warehouse we had a job almost exactly like that.

In a 12 hour shift you would walk around a giant stretch of belts and racks and throw things weighing between 2-40 pounds a piece on a moving belt. I would only throw things on the belt that had a LED indicator next to them with a number because *shock and fucking awe here* that was what was ordered. It was ridiculously hot in the summer (no air conditioning and the belt system was about 30 feet off the ground and heat rises), you walked several miles over the course of the shift in steel toes.

I didn't really like it because it tore up my feet but some people actually preferred to do that most nights. I didn't like working there at all so I put in a lot of effort outside of work and got a job in databases which I love. My point being: boo hoo. If you can't handle it, grow a pair or find a different job. I'm sure the special reporter snowflake felt very dehumanized because no one cares about you very much unless you show you are going to be around for a while and he obviously probably wasn't.

about 10 months ago
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MS Researchers Develop Acoustic Data Transfer System For Phones

SDrag0n Ah, the circle of technology (180 comments)

It's amazing what comes back as "new developments"

about a year ago
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TV Programmers Seek the Elusive Dog Market

SDrag0n Probably already bundled... (199 comments)

This is probably bundled in with other important stuff like MTV and Ice Road Truckers 35. Exactly the reason I decided to cut the cable (or the satellite etc.)

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Postgres On Par With Oracle?

SDrag0n Re: READ THE MANUAL FFS (372 comments)

Yes, there is such a thing as a database developer.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Postgres On Par With Oracle?

SDrag0n Re: READ THE MANUAL FFS (372 comments)

There is such a thing as a database developer. You know why stored procedures are awesome? It's because letting a database engine use relational math properly can make thing wildly fast. The real problem is most application devs think they know all there is to know about databases but typically they barely even understand how an RDBMS work at a high level. With that though, don't let me stop you from running some query, copying a bunch of data across a network to load and process by an application, and then send some response back across the network to run another query to do something simple.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Postgres On Par With Oracle?

SDrag0n Re: The sorts of things you get (372 comments)

I hate it when I get too many where clauses on my tables. You know, the kind where tables have where clauses.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Postgres On Par With Oracle?

SDrag0n Oracle is a huge waste of money (372 comments)

I'm not very familiar with PostgreSQL but I can tell you that Oracle is a giant money machine. To do anything with Oracle is complex and so it takes "experts". Usually people who talk about how Oracle is the one and only true solution are people who have spent their life making a lot money off of "solving" complex solutions that didn't really need to be that way to begin with. My advice is to stay as far away from Oracle as possible.

Almost all of the junk they sell to execs is designed to sound fancy but is usually a lie. Guess what a "personal Oracle cloud" is? A machine that sits in your server room that everyone else calls a server. It's just junk designed to cost more money.

about a year ago
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ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

SDrag0n Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

Yup, having a menu fill the screen instead of just a portion of the screen is definitely as horrible and complicated as all that shit you just spouted off.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Holds Firm As Publishers Settle With DoJ Over e-Book Pricing

SDrag0n Re:Of course Apple are going to take it to court. (129 comments)

You don't seem to understand. You're right, Apple shouldn't have the ability to set prices for other stores, but what they did was get the publishers to agree that they wouldn't allow other stores (aka: Amazon) to sell for prices less than Apple.

That's why there is such a "to do" about this. It's not the way things normally work and that's why the DOJ has brought the lawsuit about.

about a year and a half ago
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Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set

SDrag0n Re:Huh? (514 comments)

HAHA! Love TMBG... makes me feel old though.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Steeply Raising Enterprise Licensing Fees

SDrag0n Re:How to treat a loyal customer (571 comments)

Oracle is definitely a cheaper more open option to float out there...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Little Boxes Around the Edge of the Data Center?

SDrag0n Re:Little boxes (320 comments)

You do realize that everyone who watched weeds will be humming along right?

about 2 years ago
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Congressman Warns FTC: Leave Google Alone

SDrag0n Re:As much as I like Jared, I differ here (303 comments)

Apple keeps suing everyone around Google. I'm sure that really encourages Google to want to do anything for Apple for free.

about 2 years ago
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Oracle Open World: Ellison Preaches Cloud Religion

SDrag0n Re:He's got a couple keys to that kingdom, eh? (49 comments)

I regularly feel like the power of almighty Oracle is slightly overstated. SQL Server has a bad rap from around SQL Server 2000 and under but today it's pretty powerful right out of the box. With that said, I don't have any hard data to back it up, but my guess is its a lot of misconceptions and design flaws. Throw a giant team of people and a boatload of hardware at each solution and I bet you could get similar results, its just that people expect to spend a stupid amount of money on Oracle, not so much on SQL Server.

about 2 years ago

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Oracle claims Solaris is now the first CloudOS

SDrag0n SDrag0n writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SDrag0n writes "Personally I think Oracle is a joke but this is above and beyond. Oracle had a private customer seminar where they made claims such as Solaris is the "First CloudOS"."
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