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A New Approach To Database-Aided Data Processing

hanshotfirst Heresy! (45 comments)

Everyone knows database systems designed for concurrency and parallel processing across threads, cores, servers, and data centers are best used as a bit bucket for a warehouse full of Java VMs.

about a year and a half ago

Is the Era of Groundbreaking Science Over?

hanshotfirst ...eventually (470 comments)

" Those scientists who were able to throw off the yoke of established knowledge and break new ground on their own are revered and respected."... many years later. Their contemporaries often criticized and ridiculed them, even threatening excommunication if they didn't recant.

about a year and a half ago

US Government Announces National Day of Civic Hacking

hanshotfirst Lots of gems in this one. (102 comments)

They use the term "hacking" when they mean "coding". They use the term "Day" when they mean "weekend". They hope to have an event in a city in "all 50 states and territories". Someone is bad at geography, math, grammar, or a mix of the 3.

about a year and a half ago

Seas Rising Faster Than Projected

hanshotfirst Re:typical fear mongering (605 comments)

You seem to be confusing storm surge and a big*ss rain cloud with sea Levels rising. A few mm of sea rise didn't flood Manhattan. Your underlying point may well be valid, but your supporting argument of it doesn't float.

about 2 years ago

Earthquakes Correlated With Texan Fracking Sites

hanshotfirst Wastewater, not fracking (259 comments)

It's not the fracking, its the wastewater. Simply prevent earthquakes by dumping the wastewater on the ground or the nearest river or kiddie pool. What could possibly go wrong?

about 2 years ago

Apple Planning To Build Private Restaurant

hanshotfirst prior art (234 comments)

The cafeteria The break room The watercooler A conference room, with catering A conference room, bring your own food.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Share a SharePoint Site?

hanshotfirst Re:Making money (151 comments)

Funded by taxpayers doesn't infer the taxpayer has open use of what they funded. The B2 was taxpayer funded, but I can't just walk onto a base and ask to fly one, or get plans to build my own and offer joy rides for my own profit. I know there are probably several large holes in my analogy; maybe a car analogy would be better?

more than 2 years ago

Solving Climate Change By Bioengineering Humans?

hanshotfirst I, for one... (363 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new Bovine Overlords. Without their primary predator, cattle will take over the world.

more than 2 years ago

A Glimpse Inside Google's South Carolina Data Center

hanshotfirst Re:Hard drives need upgraded (89 comments)

None of which matter in Google's general architecture. It's not like they're running a bunch of W2k8 RAID5 servers. Everything is massively redundant and replaceable.

more than 3 years ago

Turning GPS Tracking Devices Against Their Owners

hanshotfirst This is great! (46 comments)

I often need to be in 2 places at once. With this "service", now I can!

more than 3 years ago

Man Open Sources His Genetic Data

hanshotfirst Large Privacy Implicatons? (198 comments)

Because anyone would guess his bank account password matches the first 5 markers? Medical info, ok sorta, but otherwise I'm missing the privacy issue here that could be exploited. Then again: " From:pharmco... Re:your genetics... We see in your genes you are due to have "performance" issues soon. Order your v14gra today! "

more than 3 years ago

Will Patents Make NCAA Football Playoffs Impossible?

hanshotfirst Bowl $trategy (177 comments)

1. Patent college football playoff system.
2. Sit on it so nobody else can.
3. Create the BCS.

more than 3 years ago

Oracle Releases MySQL 5.5

hanshotfirst Re:You have nothing to fear. (263 comments)

I don't see a merge as feasible in any way. The two RDBMSes have drastically different architectures. I could maybe see some moves toward common programming syntax, but a merge doesn't make technical sense.

more than 3 years ago

Yale Researchers Prove That ACID Is Scalable

hanshotfirst Re:Pfah. (272 comments)

So what do you do when the boss asks for data in a way the application didn't anticipate? Give me how many widgets we sold in June to evil inventors in the tri-state area, for example. I know I can do that relationally, and I know I can with cube-based DBs, but I've not understood how NoSQL systems handle the unexpected ad hoc needs, so I'm genuinely interested and not trolling.

about 4 years ago

What 'IT' Stuff Should We Teach Ninth-Graders?

hanshotfirst Re:backups are important. (462 comments)

You might want to look up the difference between a temple and the tabernacle before making yourself look as uninformed as you think the parent is. Parent post 1 - LK 0.

about 4 years ago

LHC Knocked Out By Another Power Failure

hanshotfirst Re:Bagel (338 comments)

Oracle Licensing, is that you?

more than 4 years ago

Can Unmanned Aircraft Mix With Commercial Planes?

hanshotfirst Re:Autopilot (203 comments)

Source unknown: "Planes of the future will be completely automatic, with a pilot and a dog in the cockpit. The dog is there to make sure the pilot doesn't touch anything. The pilot is there to feed the dog."

more than 5 years ago

Darwinism Must Die So Evolution Can Live

hanshotfirst Re:fixed that for ya (951 comments)

I don't normally feed trolls, but OK. (Maybe you just hit reply on the wrong post?)

This was a pithy turn of phrase to point out that it is most often the educational community that emphasizes "Darwinism", rather than the scientific community arguing amongst itself.

I didn't say anything about creationism or my personal beliefs, let alone religious dogma. I think the summary (no I didn't RTFA) makes the point well that "Darwinism" and "evolution" are not equals. Darwin's work is part of the study of evolution, but is often presented as the entire concept. That's not poor science, that's poor education.

Since you brought it up... if you are right then, logically, sin does not exist so lying is irrelevant and neither moral nor immoral. If you're wrong then whoever you think you're arguing with would be correct and, therefore, not lying.

more than 5 years ago

Darwinism Must Die So Evolution Can Live

hanshotfirst fixed that for ya (951 comments)

...educators have just ditto-headed Darwin rather than challenging and testing his ideas, or adding vast new knowledge.

more than 5 years ago

Net Neutrality Vets Join Obama FCC Transition Team

hanshotfirst Re:Bizarro World (179 comments)

Sorry to pinch you, but he named people to a review team which is advising a transition team, not exactly an important government post. He still has time to put doofuses there.

more than 5 years ago



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