412 posts • joined Monday 15th June 2009 07:57 GMT
This was the game
That convinced me to buy a SNES.
Many papers were delivered to achieve that goal!
Re: It is only getting worse
Don't blame capitalism. No large scale economy has ever looked after workers rights.
Even the trade unions will start to turn a blind eye once enough money gets involved.
Re: Wrong? @ BlueGreen
What happens when you need to compare the current row with the next 10, 15, 1000 rows?
The point is, you are always going to have to make SQL do something which is slightly unnatural when you want to compare rows like this.
No one is saying it can't be done, as both of us have pointed out, it can be done and any SQL expert isn't going to run into any difficulties writing the SQL to do it.
BUT if all you are doing with the data is ploughing though the sets and analysing it in a sequential manner then SQL is a second best choice.
"SQL is wildly incompetent at comparing sequential rows"
I think the Prof was exercising his Journalist Licence when making that statement :)
"Ok, ordering: yes, it's a set but there's nothing in the relational model that prevents one from matching a row with the logically prior row "
Typically when you are comparing a row with "the next row" you have to define 2 sets, both containing the same data which you then join in such a way as to compare a row with its equivalent next row. With a self join method this would mean doing something like:
select Sale1.Price - Sale2.Price
from sales as Sale1
inner join sales as Sale2
where Sale1.ID = Sales2.ID+1
Sales1 and Sales2 might both contain data from the same table but they are defined as separate sets.
This is NOT the same as defining something as
Select current.Price - next.Price
Which something like MDX would allow you to do as MDX works with ordered data sets
What's better than competition? The illusion of competition
IBM will have taken full advantage of the fact that requirements weren't properly articulated. They would have known it at the point of tender and they would have known it during "the build". Their sales and account management teams would have been constantly looking for extra revenue streams and doing their best to make sure IBM took as much money as it could from the project.
This is how all the big consultancies behave. It does seem unfair to single out IBM for what is typically cuntish consultancy behaviour
All my banknotes...
...Already have a woman on them.
If you read the article you would see that it's Not an android dongle
For their next company name inspiration...
... some one should send them a Dam Busters DVD
Re: over a terabyte
"Hmmm. Seems a very small amount of data. Wonder if it was a type on the release."
How much data were you expecting?
I know the world and his dog keeps bleating on about "big data" but for the majority of companies a Terabyte of database data is actually quite a lot of data
Given that they only have 375k users that still equates to 2 -3 mb per user or approx 8000 rows of uncompressed data
"No more powerful code can ever be devised and further research is pointless."
Having committed that to print the Law of Sod dictates that you will be proved wrong
Possibly by the quantum computational devices currently being devised.
As the old joke goes:
What does DBA stand for?
Don't Bother Asking!
Let the Forks vs Chop Sticks flame wars begin!
Re: No Choice but Windows 8?
I've been running a windows 8 Dell laptop for 4 months now - a Dell XPS15-l521x.
I have had multiple VMs running at the same time (Windows server and Linux) and I've been running SQL Server natively both database and analysis services usung a 1TB database on an external drive. I regularly eat up all 8GB Ram, and will be upgrading that to 16GB although the immediate need has gone since I changed to a new contract.
Anyway, my point is that once you get a start button replacement running and change the default applications to NOT use the win8 apps then you'll be fine.
Apart from the tiles thing windows 8 is actually pretty nice
Re: Very true
One person and one game does not prove a point about indies in general
Re: Very true
Indies do not know how to make better games, Indies however are able to slip under the radar until they produce a game good enough to get them noticed.
The larger companies, like EA, are measured on all their output, good or bad especially when the game is part of an existing franchise (SimCity anyone?)
Have a look at the games on your app store, ignore the first few pages and have a proper look at the amount of utter dredge being pumped out, more often than not by indie games companies
"a special bonus $1337 reward for critical or clever flaw discoveries"
With a reward like that, how can Google ever be considered evil?
Re: I remember now .....
Nucleus, Axon, Myelin sheath...There's nothing that difficult to understand how the brain works
Re: A new keyboard...
"Yes, why not have some tutorials for an interface nobody understands instead of fixing the interface."
If Microsoft tried anything this shoddy I'm sure there would be at least 3 other people complaining
Cash is king
Who knows what the payment intermediaries will one day decide is verboten
If anyone should be getting a settlement it should be Frank Herbert. Avatar has more than a passing resemblance to the Pandora Sequence:
Main Planet called Pandora
World covered in an Intelligent and "networked" plant
Humans can see,feel,control other organisms/humans
mad man wants to control the native plant to gain access to resources
Re: This tiny vessel
You have to remember that the planets were literally aligned in voyagers favour back then.
Still another 150 years before such conditions will occur again
Can't say I've had an issue with Samsung products, we've got :
Plasma TV (now 6 years old)
Nexus 10 (made by samsung)
All of which have performed flawlessly so far.
Having said that, I do believe that most peoples bad "quality" experiences no matter who the manufacturer is can usually be put down to either bad luck or massively over the top expectations
Agreed 2 years contracts and a LOT of people have the S3 already
Add to that the fact that the S3 is a very capable device and can run pretty much anything thrown at it means that most people have no reason to upgrade.
"Dunno - I don't have a smartphone, I've never used a smartphone, and I have no intention of ever purchasing a smartphone."
And yet here you are literally putting the tard into commentard
Re: Online advertising?
Think about it
Of all the advertising methods, online advertising is the easiest to prove the effectiveness of. The advert is the door into the website and if you can track how the customer entered then you can track which adverts are performing.
If online advertising didn't work then most companies would stop spending on it.
The difference was the sense of danger
If you know a track and car already then the video game will boost your understanding of the track and reinforce prior learning
Track time is not just expensive it is also physically exhausting. F1 cars especially have to be driven at speed to remain safe. Of course there is nothing to stop the drivers learning the circuit in a different car but it will still be expensive, exhausting, disruptive and less safe than a simulation.
Racing circuits in video game are very accurate compared to real life and the drivers can use the games for the monotonous lap churning required to imprint a track on their brain.
Also, some of the circuits are only open during race week (Monaco, Singapore, Australia) and so the only way to really learn the track.
"More bad editorializing"
says the man who uses the word 'editorializing' without seeming to know what it means
You ain't seen nothing yet
Have a look at the comments on the windows 8 articles!
Nuclear bomb as a flame seemed too under stated
Re: What video?
Re: Own goal ?
I'd bet that at least half the crusties dancing in that store have an iphone and would be in tears if forced to part with it
perpetuating the myth that Mark Thomas is "Funny" or a "Comedian"
Re: Printing is Android's achilles heel
One of the reasons I bought a Tablet was to go paperless... printing from a tablet sort of defeats the purpose.
As for printing photos from a tablet... you have to be near a printer to print, so probably at home. It's a simple task to transfer the photos to a PC, this can even be done automatically via something like dropbox or a direct syncing app. Once on your PC the photo can be edited and corrected as appropriate and then printed.
This is why there is a position called DBA (Database administrator) which should be filled by a suitably qualified person, not some spiv who thinks it's easy cause it's SQL Server.
Re: This seems rather half-arsed
The third party start menu applications work by activating hidden/deactivated features of the the Windows GUI.
Given that I think it would be difficult for them to complain about much
Re: "A cold boot takes about 18 seconds to reach the login screen;"
Boot times are a pointless metric, I might reboot my laptop at most once a week. Most of the time I'm just putting it to sleep.
However, I do agree that a proper hybrid drive is better than the small factor SSD and HDD hybrid combo fitted to these. Especially if you do use any RAM heavy applications.
The Intel Rapid Store technology running on my current laptop is rubbish and I will be soon replacing both the 30GB mini sata drive and the 2.5" drive so that when rebuilt they will work independently
Re: Wrong, wrong,and wrong again
Congratulations on having no idea what statistical analysis is.
What you are querying is an absolute question with an absolute answer. Something which by the sounds of things you would need to query a live system for as you are so clear in wanting the most correct answer (Any backup is out of date as soon as it's finished building)
Please please please don't apply for a job with me until you get a clue
Re: Wron, wrong,and wrong again
Proves my point
In large data sets (population samples) 1 data point should not be able to skew your results that much. In most uncleansed data sets, max and min are junk values anyway and their only use is in finding anomalies in the data. What you really want to find is the percentiles.
When performing statistical analysis on large data sets there no need to compare data sets to workout how important that one row was. The only answer is; it wasn't important
If it is one row in a hundred thousand or a million it is statistically not important
If you think that one row in a million is statistically important then you're doing your stats wrong