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Code Quality 3

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It's like a half-solved cryptogram where the solution is a piece of FORTH code written by someone who doesn't know FORTH.
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rickhensley
48 days ago
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So it's securely obscured?
Ohio
Brstrk
48 days ago
It was until the new hire pushed the keys to their branch.
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majuje19
37 days ago
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Que lo mire alguien que no sea el Cuco
hansschmucker
47 days ago
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Why do I see many colleagues (past and present) in this picture 😆
alt_text_bot
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It's like a half-solved cryptogram where the solution is a piece of FORTH code written by someone who doesn't know FORTH.

Microsoft's SQL database software now runs on Linux

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Remember when Steve Ballmer likened Linux to cancer, and the notion of Microsoft courting the open source crowd was virtually unimaginable? The company has come a long, long way since then. Microsoft has unveiled a version of SQL Server, a flagship database program, for Linux. That's right -- you can get a major Microsoft data center app without having to touch Windows. The company is even working with the creators of key Linux distributions (such as Red Hat and Ubuntu maker Canonical) to get the program running smoothly. SQL Server for Linux won't officially ship until mid-2017, but there's already a preview for corporations that want a peek.

SQL Server for Linux

If you've been following along in recent years, the release isn't that much of a shock. Microsoft has been much more willing to support competing operating systems under CEO Satya Nadella, who was quick to acknowledge that Windows was no longer the center of the computing universe. Its Azure cloud service is explicitly Linux-friendly, for example, and many of Microsoft's mobile apps arrive on Android (itself Linux-based) and iOS before they reach Windows phones.

As the executive tells the New York Times, this is all about "market expansion." Microsoft would rather corner the server software space, which has been shifting toward Linux, than insist on a Windows-only policy out of stubborn pride. It's tough to know if the Linux server crowd will warm up to its longtime arch-rival, but those more open-minded firms are now free to integrate Microsoft without making a wholesale switch.

Via: New York Times

Source: Official Microsoft Blog

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rickhensley
471 days ago
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If only the price was not so Microsoftian
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Bird is the Word

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Hovertext: The original draft of this comic was 12 panels long. Then I realized there was exactly one joke in it.


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We have announced the judges for BAHFest Seattle!

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rickhensley
631 days ago
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Finally someone realizes that "the" counts as a word, too!
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[10 years later] Man, why are people so comfortable handing Google and Facebook control over our nuclear weapons?
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rickhensley
736 days ago
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It's only a matter of time, really...
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astw56
736 days ago
Heck, it's safer to let FB and Google control them... Their users are all across the globe. Why destroy their own user base?
timdiggerm
736 days ago
sometimes there's only one way to stop a ddos attack
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thelem
736 days ago
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I'd prefer to live in a world where Google / Facebook had nuclear weapons than one where people like Putin and Bush control them.
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alt_text_bot
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[10 years later] Man, why are people so comfortable handing Google and Facebook control over our nuclear weapons?