Many people hate them unfairly because either a) They've used one on a non-IBM that sucked because it was poorly made, b) They've used one on a computer that didn't have the proper drivers so it sucked or c) Both of the above.
cluster in a box. 512 atoms in 1/4 closet...
My Toshiba laptop has both a touchpad and a trackpoint, and I find myself using both, depending on what I'm doing. However, I also have a cordless notebook mouse that I use as well, which makes a lot of tasks easier to do than using the touchpad or the trackpoint.
One thing I just thought about though...My laptop can convert into a tablet.
There's a mini-joystick in one corner of the tablet which can perform some limited navigation: cursor up, down, left, right. It might've been more useful if there was a trackpoint there instead of the mini-joystick.
Everybody raves about git. That doesn't make it good or useful for my purposes, it just means everybody raves about it.
Everybody raves about windows, doesn't make it good, os/2 was superior
Telling git that I specifically want to commit something, as opposed to letting it figure it out seems a bit of a drag to me. Obviously to other people so they added the -a flag.
But again, I find value in having the repository be elsewhere, so by making my localdisk the repository of all versioning information (by default, I know it can sync else where, I haven't gotten to that yet) this seems less useful to me than cvs or svn.
What I liked a lot was that you can say switch to branch, and it just does. you can do that in cvs and you can't do that in svn and it drives me nuts.
registered me a number in less than 5 minutes and works.
I expected at least some small hiccups because of the vm but it works so far.
I haven't seen such a seamless install of anything since 1995 or so when I installed apple's digital camera software on windows 3.1
All these interesting possibilities...
Mar 31 2010 10:46am from Peter Pulse @uncnsrd
I see it from a different point of view.. if I am going to pay a
kazillion dollars for a database and people to run it, it damn well
better have referential integrity. That is one of the MAJOR selling
points of these systems isn't it???
Ok, well yes and no. It's a major selling point of RDBMS in general I agree with that. I don't agree that it's a major selling point of Oracle in specific, because it's become a very commoditized feature let's face it. Most of the major open source RDBMSs implement it... the value proposition of Oracle is further up the pyramid, with things like partitioning, and RAC, and replication, and all those fancypants SQL extensions, like analytical queries (some of which are standard ANSI SQL now, btw.)
In any case, foreign keys sometimes just don't work, because they can impose unpredictible lock orderings on your queries. Every time you issue DML on a constrained table, Oracle (and probably every other RDBMS suffers the same problem) spawns a child cursor/query against the parent/child tables to check indexes and enforce constraints. That child query creates the lock-order problem and as near as I've ever been able to tell, the ordering is simply undefined and can't be relied on.
So most likely FK constraints will work just fine for you for months or years, but eventually as your load creeps up and your schema becomes more complex and you have more and more disparate queries hitting it, you will start running into ORA-00060 (deadlock.) And most likely the problem is universal across RDBMS.
When this does happen, you can spend a lot of time scratching your head, analyzing Oracle dumps, and trying to fix your queries to consistify the locking order. But you will likely fail - so you either have to code around the ORA-00060 with retries, or just drop your constraints. Best not to go down the analysis route - it's so unlikely to work - just retry queries or drop constraints.
This is one reason you should never write code that DEPENDS on the presence on FK constraints in some what, particularly code that relies on CASCADE DELETE. Code must continue to function properly if the constraints have to be dropped, some day.
known to be a good way to brick your wii so I'm not too crazy about
them, plus I like the standard interface.
I can't find a specific example of the middle finger giving, but I know
for a fact it's been done.
As for netflix on wii, it seems to run really well for me too, even on
the sub par connection I deal with. It's nice where youtube and
silverlight netflix netflix wii succeeds, though I'm almost positive
that's because the wii is using higher compression that the pc doesn't
use in order to keep "quality up". I'm assuming they make a somewhat
fair assumption that you'll notice graphical artifacts alot better on a
high resolution display then you will on a standard definition tv, even
if the source content itself is standard definition.
nah, NT4 made it worse. Back in NT 3/3.51 days, the GUI layer was in userland. They went and put the whole stack from driver through GDI in the kernel for NT4 if I'm not mistaken. This persisted until XP. Vista finally took it back out when they figured out how to do it with something approaching the performance they were looking for.
Even a quick TTS will read faster then I will when I want to do something else. I really just have issues focusing on things I consider completely pointless though... ah well.
I like my Kindle. It does exactly what it's designed to do pretty
well. I wouldn't push it beyond that, though.
Right, except for that little "experimental" menu which has.... you guessed it, a browser.
I would have thought, with all the iPad hype, that it more likely could be used as a hoverboard.
I asked that, too.
These days, most of these guys are using digital tape, no less... which just seems bizarre to me.
The broadcasting industry is only just now starting to dip their collective toe into the digital age. This industry is so freakishly far behind the technology curve, it's amazing they can get anything done at all. But then, I suppose this is the industry that hasn't realized that they are soon to be obscoleted by the internet.
dell also has touch-points;
you should have a look at whether you need a via c7 or some intel thing...