* Posts by Mark 124

8 posts • joined 22 Apr 2012

Whaddya mean, 'niche'?! Neo4j's chief scientist schools El Reg on graph databases

Mark 124

Ooops, I stand corrected. I'm working in Gremlin so I thought it was "the other one". My brain conflated the "Cypher to GQL" as "SparQL to Cypher"

Mark 124

Cypher is the new name for SparQL, which is much more SQL-like than Gremlin. Remains to be seen which one turns out to be VHS and which Betamax...perhaps both will be Betamax! :-)

Astroboffins may have raged at Elon's emissions staining the sky, but all those satellites will be more boon than bother

Mark 124

Re: This is where we are now

How would LEO beat microwave links at ground level? The signal via satellite has to go all the way up and down, so unless a) the microwave relay hops slow it down so much that a lower number of satellite relay hops is worth it or b) the thinner/no atmosphere means is going closer to c, I don't buy it.

LEO definitely wins against fibre though.

The Foot of Cupid emits final burst of flatulence in honour of fallen Python Terry Jones

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Re: Captain Buzzkill

Python the language is named after these Pythons, not the snakes. The documentation has "spam" all through it, e.g. https://docs.python.org/2/library/csv.html#module-contents. That's relevant enough for me!

If I've killed your buzz-killing buzz with an injection of facts.... tough!

Yahoo! Groups! Go! TITSUP! for! Days!

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1Password won't axe private vaults. It'll choke 'em to death instead

Mark 124

Re: So, how many credit cards do I need now?

From the 1password FAQs:

"What happens if my subscription lapses?"

Don't worry, you will never be locked out of your account or your data. If your subscription ends, your account will be frozen but you will still be able to access, view and export all your data.

...So presumably all you need is a working phone with mobile internet, or an internet cafe, or a friend's PC?

British IT consultant talks of his three years as an Iraqi hostage

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Well done on surviving

Well done Peter Moore on surviving an horrific situation and living a balanced life afterwards. "Living well is the best revenge."

I'm a little disappointed and surprised that it's only the 15th and 16th comments (as I write this presumably-17th) are basic congratulations from Register readers, given that we are probably the closest website-peer group of his. Only a little, since this is The Register, and what would it be without cynical comments about IR35, the cynicism of the US and UK governments, etc etc? But FFS he was chained up for a whole year and went through mock executions!! I've been in London for 10 years and would quite happily be forced to stay inside the M25 for the rest of my life rather than be put through a mock execution. How many of us can honestly say we would come through anything like that without being a gibbering wreck for the rest of our lives?

So, enjoy the holidays, Peter!

Anonymous crashes Formula One site over Bahrain protests

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F1 in Bahrain = sports tours to South Africa during apartheid

"No history of South African Rugby would be complete without mention of apartheid and although some would suggest that there should be a seperation between sport and politics they are inextricably linked."

http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/south_africa.html (search for Apartheid, there isn't a contents table - don't blame me I didn't write the page).

Sport and politics are linked. Grow up and deal with it. That repressive regimes like Bahrain's (and China's) can _still_ gain legitimacy, and profit, from deluded people who are too focussed on winning to see that life is more important is disgusting. In 20 years will Sebastian Vettel be happier with one more race win than making a stand for freedom and equality?

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