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A UK company has launched a competition to send one lucky database administrator into space. All the fortunate BOFH has to do is answer some sci-fi based video quiz questions online, complete some simple SQL tasks and fill in an application form. Oh, and survive an X-Factor-style vote-off where the talent in question is their …

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Simon... Your ship awaits.

Of course, you need to squash PFY in his attempts.

Unfortunately New Zealand isn't one of the countries allowed (according to the article).

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Little slow off the mark here?

I mean it's the last question tomorrow and they've been advertising on this very site for at least a week.

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Safer.......

than making their BOFH redundant I guess!

Run fake competition, let him think he has won, lost in space.............!

The Boss is learning, albeit slowly.

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The Irish BOFH are left out of the running so

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Happy

People do know that DBA = Does Bugger All?

Right?

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Exactly

Database Admin != Basement Dweller. More like Posh Wine Bar Dweller.

Why do you think the local night clubs advertise like crazy at Oracle World and never send any leafelets at IETF, NANOG or USENIX?

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That's exactly how it's meant to look. Ever encountered the word "Sprezzatura"?

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Equating a DBA with the BOFH

I'm sorry but we are talking about DBA's who are only one step above the crayon wielding Customer Solution Architects?

Yeah send them on the trip, just make sure that it's one way

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No Love for SysAdmins?

No Love for SysAdmins?

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I believe they're offering to send a developer to Hull. (I am not joking www.developerinhull.com/ )

But nothing for sysadmins yet.

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No Love for SysAdmins?

The competition is open to anyone who works with databases, whether or not they have DBA in they title. So sysadmins, or devs are both eligible if they manage or develop against databases.

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space or money

You also get the option to take the cash, $100k.

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