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Unified NoSQL Query Language Launched

fimbulvetr Re:Are you for real? You're not joking, are you? (194 comments)

This is 100% bullshit and you (should) know it. You tout yourself as some sort of RDBMS person, but you come across as knowing absolutely nothing.

At the end of the day, Firebird, Postgres and Mysql all really only support one index type (or variant): b-tree. No matter where your data is presently (index or ram), you will ALWAYS pay a price for insert, and ALWAYS pay a price for select. Now, the number of i/os required for a btree seek is a very attractive equation for anything under the 10s or even hundreds of millions mark. If you're using a quote "standard server", it's exceeding that, or having to write where things _really_ start to suffer. Couple that with that foreign keys, which usually have a btree as well, and all your combinatorial indexes, and you're fucked with any reasonable large data set. There is no disagreement here, unless you suggest that btrees are infintely fast, or that postgres does indeed have a better index (It does have hash, but it's a piece of shit).

If you want to know more, I suggest you investigate the CAP theorem and apply some critical thinking skills to the age old question - given these tradeoffs and relationships and my tolerance to any given one, what is the best tool for the job?

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Homeschool Curriculum For CS??

fimbulvetr Re:Don't do it (364 comments)

English is hardly an exact business (read: language). Maybe you are suggesting we just remove duplication definitions from dictionaries? We could also remove opposites and adjectives, replacing them with double- and un-!

more than 3 years ago
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AF 447 Flight Recorder Found In the Atlantic

fimbulvetr Re:gps? on the ocean floor? (218 comments)

I was thinking it could grip it by the husk.

more than 3 years ago
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GeoHot Asks For Donations To Fight Sony

fimbulvetr Re:$20 for the fighting spirit (470 comments)

Matched, and the only sony device I have is an alarm clock!

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

fimbulvetr Re:It does look half bad (2254 comments)

Ubuntu & Firefox here, no clipping on the left. Looks just fine. Might be resolution - I'm 1920x1080.

more than 3 years ago
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When Should I Buy an Android Tablet?

fimbulvetr nookcolor, rooted (396 comments)

Posting from my rooted nook color.

Seriously, with the native book app installed, plus the kindle app and angry birds. This is some of the best$ 250 I've ever spent.
Ps:
You pay tax b&n books, but not on amazons.

more than 3 years ago
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MySQL's Influence On the GPL

fimbulvetr Re:FIFY (183 comments)

Agreed. I think code is _much_ easier to read, understand and work with if it's always the exact same syntax, tabbing/spacing/commas, etc(I suppose the fact that almost every software project has style guidelines lends credence to this). For this sort of stuff, especially harder (ORM generated or handwritten) queries, I use a very niche program named sqlinform that does an amazing job at putting queries into "your" style. When I do cleanups, the queries usually go from indecipherable to easily understandable. It by default uc'd the keywords, which I never did before but now I find it quite a bit easier to work with.

I'm not affiliated with the software/author, but I'm continually impressed how just how bizarre this software's functions are, yet how useful it is.

more than 4 years ago
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First MySQL 5.5 Beta Released

fimbulvetr Re:Troll, I know, but wrong decade. (95 comments)

It may be an oxymoron in the RDBMS world. In the distributed world, it's par for the course - in fact, it has its own letter in CAP.

more than 4 years ago
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First MySQL 5.5 Beta Released

fimbulvetr Re:Choose: Referential Integrity or Partitioning (95 comments)

They're also still missing 99% of the subquery optimizations they had in the 6.0 Alpha codebase and 99% of the other improvements. When they went sun they started worrying too much about BC and improvements slowed down substantially. In my opinion, if you want less buggy software on a faster release model, you need to not give priority to BC. But then you lose the support contracts, which is all sun cares about.

more than 4 years ago
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OpenSolaris Or FreeBSD?

fimbulvetr Re:Performance boost? (405 comments)

Unless it's some extreme niche where the shaved cycles really pay off over some time, it seems like a gigantic waste of time for 5%-15% here and there. When you use precompiled, you're already looking at diminishing returns WRT compiling performance, but when you're spending your time compiling everything for that extra 3%, it seems pretty ridiculous. A fraction of that time could be spent flipping burgers to get enough dough to secure yourself a nice SSD which would make totally irrelevant any 1%-5% boosts. In fact, you might even get to finish up on the computer earlier, and go have some beers with your newfound supply of money and time.

more than 4 years ago
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Tired of Flash? HTML5 Viewer For YouTube

fimbulvetr Re:Only video sites? (372 comments)

Microsoft tends to make the argument - validly so - that they don't want to incorporate new features until the standards are set.

I saw you try to sneak that one in there. Haha, nice try!

about 5 years ago
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Solid State Drives Tested With TRIM Support

fimbulvetr Re:fragmentation? (196 comments)

(Originally replied to wrong poster, now modified to prevent "This exact comment has already been posted. Try to be more original... ")
It's extremely unfair to link to the print version of that article. Anand put an immense amount of time into that (and everything before it!) and scarred quite a few bridges to bring it to light for his readers - there are very, very few reviewers out there that would do that for their readerbase. The least you could do is offer him and his site _some_ respect.

more than 5 years ago
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Solid State Drives Tested With TRIM Support

fimbulvetr Re:fragmentation? (196 comments)

Whoops! Sorry, wrong post!

more than 5 years ago
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Solid State Drives Tested With TRIM Support

fimbulvetr Re:fragmentation? (196 comments)

It's extremely unfair to link to the print version of that article. Anand put an immense amount of time into that (and everything before it!) and scarred quite a few bridges to bring it to light for his readers - there are very, very few reviewers out there that would do that for their readerbase. The least you could do is offer him and his site _some_ respect.

more than 5 years ago
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Solid State Drives Tested With TRIM Support

fimbulvetr Re:Potential data recovery problems (196 comments)

If you delete a partition or even a file, why the *hell* are you expecting it to be reversible? That's "delete" we're talking about here, not "hold my hand recycle bin". Delete. If you don't know in you're soul what you're doing, then why are you even in a partition editor?

more than 5 years ago
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Solid State Drives Tested With TRIM Support

fimbulvetr Re:But its the future (196 comments)

I can see how you would draw that conclusion alone on just the numbers, but I think you failed to take into account that hard drives are selling at much faster rates than they did during the times of HDDs, and those rates are accelerating. Since volume is ramping up considerably, manf have insane incentives to increase there economies of scales at commenserate rates, thus lowering the costs.

If you don't believe it, use your same reasoning for SIMMs vs. DIMMs. Then try it against DIMMs vs. DDR1, then DDR2. I picked up two 2GB SODIMM DDR2 modules yesterday for $20/piece.

more than 5 years ago
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Is Linux's "Overall Market Share" Statistic Meaningful?

fimbulvetr Re:of course it means something numbnuts (300 comments)

Heh, yeah, I guess I forgot about that. It's such a habit now to hit Escape immediately when I see the username and password box that I don't even think about it any more. That right there makes it one of the most inconvenient sites I have to visit. At least they do just about everything else right.

more than 5 years ago
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Is Linux's "Overall Market Share" Statistic Meaningful?

fimbulvetr Re:of course it means something numbnuts (300 comments)

I've been using Linux on the desktop since '01, and I can for certain that around 2004 or was when I could visit random sites and have them work without any issues. There are two that I know of that "require" a browser/OS combo, but they let you carry on any way - at your own risk. Of course, they work fine. One is HR Block when filing taxes, the other is CitiCard's virtual/temporary CC# generator webapp.

more than 5 years ago
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iPhone 3.0 Software Announced

fimbulvetr Re:CRAAP (619 comments)

Nintendo and Sony are based in Japan. No USA == no regulations/pressure to follow GAAP.

more than 5 years ago

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