Impressive kit no doubt, but you have to be rolling in $$$ to take advantage of it.
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I bought my OP6 256GB model mainly due to it having great OS patch and upgrade support OUTSIDE of a vendor, plus a fair price. Upgrading from an AT&T Samsung, it was a great experience and continues to be so. This does everything I need, and I am careful to charge it to less than 90% to keep the battery healthy longer. The drop off of security updates is my only real concern.
That said, I've watched the new releases steadily climb in price though, and I'm not sure what I'll get in the future. That's a pretty steep price to pay when that money could be better used for a higher end development / video edit laptop upgrade.
SLS - Senate Launch System. It's a pork program, like most of everything in government.
Government cost plus - $20B development (with gifted engines), plus operations, plus vehicles and launches ~ $30B?
Private Enterprise - SpaceX Starship $? total unknown. However, Falcon Heavy can launch the same amount of payload of SLS with three launches and still be 1/3 the operational cost of SLS.
Any question about why government should do as little as possible is well illustrated here. Unless of course you are one of those contractors...
As of the conferences last year at least, the biggest limitation to Postgres in terms of performance is that it has a single threaded writer. You can have multithreaded readers, just not writers. For databases that have a lot of writes, this is a huge bottleneck compared to databases like Oracle. However, for the majority of databases, this is not an issue.
Operation capability is one thing, but then there is the backup question. When, what kind, and how much.
Sure they all worked fine when on separate storage, but then it got pooled and many of those databases trying to do full backups at various times over the weekend now saturate this pooled storage I/O, so they take longer. Which causes backup windows to run into other windows. And then you have a total FUBAR situation.
Be careful out there...
For some of my apps, version 10.
Why? They removed the highly useful for corporate apps - Java Web Start. Morons.
So 11 and beyond we'll have to compile it into an installable application that has to be pushed out to desktops, instead of them just getting the latest code as they need it.
What a pain in the rear!
I haven't noticed any difference over the last 10 years. We have the same providers here in the OKC area as we have had at about the same costs for slightly faster speeds.
The biggest changes are right around the corner between 5G to the house and the various LEO satellite providers. That should finally provide some much needed competition beyond the cable vs twisted pair duopoly.
Instead of this "old fashioned" binary light system - how about two LED bar graph lights?
One green that starts full then decreases in size until it is time to switch to red.
One red that then starts full then decreases in size until it is time to go back to green.
This way you can see approaching just how much time is left and judge (or ignore for idiots) when you need to stop, or can get going again. No more - yellow was too short - arguments.
It seems to me the biggest plus of 5G won't be for mobile (at least in the US), but data distribution for the "last mile" to homes in subdivisions that are not economical to install fiber into. Put up a roof antenna for 5G, and you get high speeds without the cost of that low return infrastructure.
FYI Trump is behind Clinton in the total number of these at this point, and about even with Bush and Obama.
If their software has actually been shown to be coded to forward duplicate packets to a questionable target when triggered (not by normal diagnostic means), this seems quite reasonable for any president to declare a national emergency against.
Could we add HVAC manufacturers to this list? They don't want to sell you anything such as replacement blower fans, etc. unless you are a "licenced professional". And if you do somehow manage to get a unit or part, all warranty is void This is complete rubbish as there is nothing complicated with installing a replacement fan, etc.
This is just another example of the current control freak society who thinks nobody should be able to do anything for themselves and we all should be completely dependent on "professionals" who they can further tax (license) and control to make themselves feel more powerful.
You obviously know nothing about databases and data interfaces. If anything, people are moving current Oracle db applications to Enterprise DB due to the Oracle compatible interface, and new systems to Postgres to avoid vendor lock-in.
Aurora is a joke using a mix of old mysql and old Postges code. It's just the new shiny object that idiot managers think we should use.
10A - use it!
There are parts of the FCC that make sense at a federal level - such as broadcasts of high power that can easily cross state lines. 5G certainly does not fit that bill and should not be regulated at the federal level. The states / cities should tell them to stuff it since the FCC was never recognized by a constitutional amendment to start with.
For New Orleans, it's not that the sea is rising faster than other areas (this is - hardly at all) that is the problem, it's that the land is sinking. It's built on weak sediment from the Mississippi river, not bedrock - this is to be expected. Time to move to "solid" ground (technically no such thing as it's all a thin crust on a bunch of molten core material).
Not to mention that thing called multi-tasking. So what it each app is optimized when the scheduler then dumps you out to run the next thing in que. THAT was the main technical problem with the EPIC approach as far as I could see. Great product for a serial processing mainframe... :-)
For us dropping Oracle it came basically down to two things: Audits with Oracle people who don't know their products and licensing so they try and unfairly screw you over (partner - yeah right). Cloud Tax - only allowing 1 "core" per license for x64 on anything but their own cloud (so yeah, it IS faster by default).
Can you say - hello PostgreSQL and SQL Server? PostgreSQL for the heavy lifting and spatial databases, and SS for the sleepy databases where the app can use whatever platform.
How is Mongo a migration target from Oracle? It's not a relational database...
PostgreSQL - absolutely. That is where the majority of our Oracle databases are migrating to. And with the PostGIS extensions, it also replaces the Oracle Spatial option as well for the location part of your data.
The only other database that is of any interest that isn't open source based is NuoDB, due to it's unique scaling abilities especially for use with containers.
Of course, MS Sql Server has the same problems as Oracle - old monolithic technology at a high cost. Why anyone would build anything new with either SS or Oracle is a mystery.
We are migrating away from Oracle. On the spatial databases that is to PostGIS (PostgreSQL). While not a direct conversion (EDB is no help there), it really isn't that hard.
For new non-spatial work, if it doesn't need to be elastic (most things) - PostgreSQL. Otherwise we are looking at NuoDB for things like microservices.
The entire software world is not about services and web apps! And not every app can even connect to the internet. There are heavy-duty apps for things like CAD and GIS that need the grunt, memory, and draw speeds that only a local, non webby apps can provide. In addition, these also hit multiple sources (especially for GIS) to render the current view, something that the cross site vulnerability prohibits in a browser. Plus - multi window, multi screen.
We have (still) a Java Webstart desktop application for managing world-wide telecom plants. When silverlight became a viable option, we started to write code for that to replace the JWS application. Then MS killed silverlight and left us no other better MS solution.
So why don't we trust MS? That's why - wasted effort.
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