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How big is your Baan-DB (just Data AND Indexes)
0 - 200 GB
14%
200 - 500 GB
31%
500 - 800 GB
3%
800 - 1200 GB
7%
1200 - 1500 GB
10%
1500 - 2000 GB
14%
> 2000 GB
21%
Total votes: 29

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald leaves me questioning so much - CNET

cNET.com - News - 12 hours 57 min ago
Harry Potter's world has gotten so, so complicated. Let's unpack everything we can.

Energy firms likely to miss smart meter deadline, warns Which?

BBC Technology News - 13 hours 9 min ago
Which? says suppliers would have to triple their installation rate to reach the 2020 deadline.

Sick of high rent and commuter traffic? Get paid to move - CNET

cNET.com - News - 13 hours 45 min ago
To increase Oklahoma's tech workforce, the organization Tulsa Remote is offering cash and the promise of a cheap lifestyle.

Star Wars Resistance episode 8: Synara's Score brings pirate danger - CNET

cNET.com - News - 15 hours 1 min ago
A sleeper agent lets pirates attack the Colossus, but doesn't seem happy about it.

Best mobile games of 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 16 hours 3 min ago
Looking for a new game to play on your phone or tablet? Here are our picks of the best mobile games.

Parents struggle to handle children's tech habits

BBC Technology News - 17 hours 31 min ago
Curbing excessive gadget use among children is hard, say parents asked for survey.

The 44 best Android games of 2018 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 18 hours 4 min ago
These are unequivocally the best Android games on the planet.

My journey from British army to cyber-security expert

BBC Technology News - 18 hours 14 min ago
How British veterans are using their military skills to retrain as IT security experts.

Black Friday 2018 deals at Sam's Club start Thursday: Fitbit Versa for $150, 55-inch Vizio TV for $450 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 18 hours 54 min ago
The 55-inch Vizio M-Series for $450? That's among the best deals of the year.

Walmart Black Friday 2018 deals: $199 Xbox, PS4 available now, $59 Instant Pot, $99 Google Home Hub coming soon - CNET

cNET.com - News - 19 hours 23 sec ago
Walmart comes out swinging for Black Friday -- with some sale prices already available.

Target's Black Friday 2018 pre-sale starts now: $750 4K Vizio TV, $200 PS4 bundle, $30 Roku streamer and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - 19 hours 21 min ago
No need to wait until Thanksgiving -- some great Target deals are available in-store and online right now.

The 41 best VR games - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 18, 2018 - 11:58pm
What's worth playing in virtual reality? Here are all our favorites.

Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: LG gaming monitor for $450, Nvidia Shield for $140 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 18, 2018 - 11:11pm
From motherboards to scarves for your mother, Newegg brings it for 2018.

Black Friday 2018 Office Depot deals: HP laptop for $450, Dell 27-inch monitor for $110 - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 18, 2018 - 11:08pm
This HP laptop (with a Core i7 CPU and 1TB hard drive) is one of the best computer deals we've seen.

Insect-inspired microfluidics could help Ant-Man and the Wasp breathe

Ars Technica - November 18, 2018 - 11:00pm

Enlarge / Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), would need 100 times more oxygen than usual at smaller scales. (credit: Marvel Studios)

The ability to rapidly shrink down to bug size (and beyond) gives Ant-Man and the Wasp tremendous advantages. But it also comes with some scale-related drawbacks, most notably, more difficulty breathing. Trick out their suits with insect-inspired microscale air pumps, compressors, and molecule filters, combined with the fictional "Pym particle" technology, et voila! Problem solved.

Anne Staples, a bioengineer at Virginia Tech, and her graduate student Max Mikel-Stites first outlined the respiratory difficulties Ant-Man and the Wasp would likely face while insect-sized in a paper published this summer in the fledgling journal Superhero Science and Technology. (Can I just say how delighted I am that this journal exists?) The group researches respiration at the microscale, using insects as models. They described their work at a meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mikel-Stites, a fan of the Marvel cinematic universe, was stoked for Ant-Man and the Wasp's release. So one day in the lab last spring, the conversation naturally turned to how difficult it would be for the superheroes to breathe when insect-sized. "Applying that perspective to Ant-Man and the Wasp seemed like a straightforward thing to do," says Mikel-Stites, who admits to being a bit nitpicky when it comes to science in the movies. And he couldn't stop thinking about the breathing problems that our superheroes would inevitably face.

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Best Black Friday 2018 deals at Staples: $24 Echo Dot, $99 Google Home Hub and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 18, 2018 - 10:42pm
Everything from cheap laptops and tablets to the new Google Home Hub.

Lowes Black Friday 2018 deals: $25 Google Home Mini bundle, $70 off Nest products - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 18, 2018 - 9:25pm
There's serious discounts on Nest gear, plus a Google Home Hub for $100.

Costco Black Friday 2018 deals: $800 Surface Pro bundle, $250 iPad and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 18, 2018 - 9:07pm
One of the best Black Friday deals of 2018 is now available: a complete Surface Pro 6 package for $800.

Battery idea: Hydroelectric pumped storage, but with bricks

Ars Technica - November 18, 2018 - 8:30pm

A mock-up of what Energy Vault's tower looks like. (credit: Energy Vault)

A company called Energy Vault has proposed a new utility-scale battery that is both old and new at the same time. The "battery" is mechanical, rather than chemical, and stores energy much like pumped hydro does, but it does it with bricks.

If you're not familiar with pumped hydro, it works like this. The system pumps water from a lower elevation to a higher elevation when electricity is plentiful and cheap. When electricity becomes more expensive, operators release that water through a hydroelectric turbine to give the grid some extra juice. Similarly, Energy Vault wants to build a system of six cranes, which will electrically stack heavy bricks into a tower when electricity is cheap and plentiful. When electricity becomes more scarce and expensive, the cranes will release each brick and harvest the energy from their fall.

This system solves an important problem inherent to pumped hydro: it requires a pretty specific kind of topography and often causes environmental concerns.

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Amazon's best Black Friday deals 2018: Available now and coming soon - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Big-time discounts on basically everything Amazon makes, with some available now.

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