CloudFlare have found it impossible to exploit the bug to steal keys despite their efforts:
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The health aspect is just one of many reasons why one might buy organics, so suggesting that they're a waste of time because there's doubt over one of those aspects is presenting a logical fallacy.
And saying that it "won't save you from cancer" is a straw man. No-one has ever claimed that.
Okay, then are they saying there's a direct link between the 70x join performance improvement and the millions of transactions per second? And is this a best-case scenario for very small tables that are entirely cached in memory? Or even cached query results without accessing the table? There's no detail on the type of transactions carried out, only the type of application it was used on, which could just use the same few queries repeatedly.
Those are interesting claims, but I'd be more interested in non-Oracle real-world examples using large tables. A database with a total of 33.5k rows is negligible. And the environments used to conduct the tests between versions weren't the same. In fact the one used to get the massive hike in performance was significantly different.
Does anyone know if there are details on how to recreate this test?
So are they saying they've got a 70x increase in performance because of Memcached using the optional NoSQL integration tool? There's very little clarity here. If that's the case, it's a very misleading claim. That would surely come as the cost of consistency (C in ACID)? Can someone shed more light?
Just go onto YouTube and look up "Chinese fur skinned alive".
It's a well-known practice, but I don't think the horrific animal rights abuses around the world are helped in any way by PETA working against the public rather than with them. Most people have absolutely no idea what really goes on in factory farming, the fur trade and the "traditional medicine" trade. Why do you think that the public and cameras are strictly prohibited from ever visiting such places? Free range and organic farms often welcome people to take a look around.
The chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, the guy who's responsible for government spending and budgets and the UK economy, himself has avoided £1.6m tax. I notice they're not doing much to close those holes. The wealthier you are, the more likely you can avoid paying tax. It's the majority of us who don't have a choice, and we can afford it the least. But then he's a Tory, so I'd be shocked if he were any other way.
The example El Reg gave is a bad one and yes, it can be done with 2 statements in a transaction. But what it does provide is a logical chain of queries that can take an input and provide an output to the next, like you would with bash functions. So if you wanted to delete records from a table, then aggregate the data and update another table based on that information, you *could* update a table based on the aggregated data you plan to delete, then go ahead and delete it, but it's more logical to delete it, then start using that data. This way you've only had to define your conditions once.
Actually, there's an example of something more complex than this on the PostgreSQL wiki: http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/What's_new_in_PostgreSQL_9.1#Writeable_Common_Table_Expressions
It was brand new and the company didn't install anything. Windows is rarely used within the company and control over the machine is pretty much left to me, not some clueless centralised IT dept. I do know the type you mean though as I did work for such an outfit once.
Not much. I use Chrome, LibreOffice, TextEdit, VLC, Finder, pgAdmin, psql, Terminal, Skype and Adium most of the time. That's pretty much it, just essentials to get work done.
Yes, I use it entirely for work, and occasionally the odd episode of some random TV series while travelling. My much older Acer Aspire One netbook has never yet failed me and I'm more productive on it. And the kernel panics are the tip of the iceberg. The whole list of qualms is too long to go through here. Actually, maybe a blog post is called for, but considering how litigious Apple have been lately, I'd probably be hauled into court over some blasphemy law which they probably now qualify for.
But I didn't buy it. As I said, it's a work machine. I actually asked to pick something cheaper and more powerful, but I didn't have a say in the decision.
The "geniuses" at the "Genius Bar" have looked at it twice, and run all manner of tests on it which took hours. No hardware issues were shown.
Fortunately there are no forms of Microsoft Windows installed anywhere within my household. Long may that be the case.
Apple isn't going to change? It's not going to stop being a litigious church of pointless consumerism hell-bent on creating a media frenzy every time they update their online catalogue, which strangely requires bringing their site down temporarily, unlike any other company which manages to update their product lines without such downtime, exaggerating every feature in every product like it's a revolution and as if they invented it, but all they did was add a gloss-style curve to everything, discontinuing products the second a new version is released, and continue to fail to interoperate, continue to keep their walled gardens and sealed un-upgradable products where something as basic as wanting to replace a battery has been relegated to fantasy?
Well... it makes them money through the endless sea of drones who buy anything they release. Why would they want to change that?
[Typed begrudgingly on a work Macbook Pro, 9 months old, 12 kernel panics and counting]
You're referring to standard installations of a relational database on EC2, which there have been many for a while.
Read up on: http://aws.amazon.com/rds/
What the article is about is Amazon's Relational Database Service, which currently only provides MySQL, and will shortly be providing Oracle. It takes a lot of the administrative overhead away (in theory) and auto-patches the database, and various other things. Standard installations, however, are still entirely managed by their EC2-instance user.
But it still sucks. Amazon only have 2 offerings for RDS, and both are from Oracle. Not exactly freedom of choice.
That's not defeating the block at all! Facebook still can't access people's Google accounts to get their contact lists.
Guess what? I can download all my Facebook wall postings by looking at my wall and copy and pasting them into a text file, and pasting into an email. Look, Google's now got an interface to Facebook's wall feature!
They haven't sued a customer. That's the problem. They had no option of them becoming a customer. But the point was that government agencies should be required to consider proposals from competing bidders, which is an even wider problem than just this case. It's also been the case in UK schools where the school were only allowed to choose from a selection of Microsoft-only options, meaning it allowed a private business a monopoly for a public service.
Is TheReg intentionally tip-toeing around PostgreSQL? Despite the fact that PostgreSQL had the biggest release in years less than a month ago, or that Sun Microsystem's founder, Scott McNealy, will be keynote speaker at the flagship PostgreSQL conference, PGWest, TheReg hasn't mentioned PostgreSQL a single time in an article since mid-July, and even then it was a passing comment.
Just seems very odd that most other database systems get a mention.
"In a recent study from Zend Technologies, forty two per cent of PHP programmers named Windows as their primary development operating system."
That isn't the same as saying "PHPers prefer Windows desktop to Linux"
We all use Windows here to develop PHP apps, but not through choice. That's just the operating system the company provides. If we had a choice, most of use would be using Linux, so that study merely indicates usage trends, not preferences.
And all the apps we developer are only written on Windows, so it's really just a glorified text editor for us. They're tested using Linux servers and deployed to Linux servers.
So why does he criticize Linux but does not mention Microsoft Windows Mobile or Apple OSX on the iPhone, both of which are already present in the marketplace? As Drak said, this is just industry FUD to make their own product more appealing. That's the only reason any company criticizes a rival product, because it's a threat.