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How big is your Baan-DB (just Data AND Indexes)
0 - 200 GB
17%
200 - 500 GB
17%
500 - 800 GB
6%
800 - 1200 GB
6%
1200 - 1500 GB
17%
1500 - 2000 GB
17%
> 2000 GB
22%
Total votes: 18

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Stephen Hawking's motorized wheelchair is up for auction - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 17 sec ago
The late physicist was "renowned for being a rather wild driver," auction house Christie's notes.

Mozilla's Firefox offers VPN service to boost privacy for $10 a month - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 2 min ago
Financial independence from Google isn't easy for a web browser.

Oculus exit is latest sign Mark Zuckerberg can’t keep top Facebook execs - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 4 min ago
Brendan Iribe, who was Oculus CEO until 2016, is among a string of executives to leave the social media company.

Lime is opening a physical store in Santa Monica - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 16 min ago
The "lifestyle brand store" will hold events and focus on customer engagement.

YouTube CEO asks creators to ‘take action’ against EU copyright law - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 30 min ago
Susan Wojcicki protests the controversial Article 13 in Europe.

Huge if true: We'll put customers, applications, and AI first, says Oracle at annual SF shindig

The Register - 1 hour 36 min ago
Well, application revenues did rise a whopping six per cent, after all

OpenWorld Oracle has kicked off the first day of its annual OpenWorld gabfest with a hard sell on applications – the chunk of the business that is, according to the latest figures, struggling the least.…

Richard Branson resigns as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 10:56pm
The billionaire says the company needs someone who can be "more hands-on."

NASA brings a Hubble gyro back to life after a seven-year hibernation

Ars Technica - October 22, 2018 - 10:49pm

Enlarge / Hubble Space Telescope above Earth, photographed during STS-125, Servicing Mission 4, May 2009. (credit: NASA)

After NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entered "safe" mode about two weeks ago, its operations team has been scrambling to bring a balky gyroscope back online. Now, the space agency says it believes it has fixed the problem.

"The Hubble operations team plans to execute a series of tests to evaluate the performance of the gyro under conditions similar to those encountered during routine science observations, including moving to targets, locking on to a target, and performing precision pointing," NASA said in a news release. "After these engineering tests have been completed, Hubble is expected to soon return to normal science operations."

Ground operators put the telescope into a stable configuration earlier this month after one of the three active gyros that help point the telescope failed. According to NASA, the gyro that failed last week had been exhibiting end-of-life behavior for about a year, and its failure was not unexpected.

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Ghostbusters World hands-on: We ain't afraid of these AR ghosts - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 10:32pm
We test out the new Pokemon Go-like game where we gotta catch all the ghouls.

NASA scientist confirms Mars volcano isn't smokin' hot - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 10:26pm
And it hasn't been for about 50 million years. There's a big difference between a smoke plume and a cloud.

F*** = off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

The Register - October 22, 2018 - 10:22pm
No sex, please, we're the Chocolate Factory

Googlers must clean up their language at work as the ads giant is being anal about references to, ahem, carnal knowledge in internal web links and documents.…

12 days after hurricane, Verizon says Florida network is back to normal

Ars Technica - October 22, 2018 - 10:12pm

Enlarge / PANAMA CITY, Fla. - OCTOBER 19: Mark Mauldin hangs a sign near the front of his property expressing his dissatisfaction with his Verizon cell phone service following Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10. (credit: Getty Images | Scott Olson )

Verizon Wireless service is back up and running "essentially everywhere" throughout the area hit by Hurricane Michael, the company said today.

"Verizon engineers and fiber crews have been working around the clock after unprecedented damage to our fiber infrastructure caused by the most intense storm in history to make landfall in the Panhandle," Verizon's announcement said. "Services for our customers and first responders are back up and running today, providing wireless coverage essentially everywhere it was before Hurricane Michael hit."

Verizon had faced repeated criticism from Florida Governor Rick Scott, who said Verizon lagged behind AT&T and other carriers in restoring service after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall on October 10. Scott last week suggested that Verizon misled the public about its post-hurricane recovery, saying that Verizon's claim of covering "98 percent of Florida" was only accurate because it included customers "hundreds of miles away from impacted areas."

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LEGO DC Super-Villains is more of the same, and that’s just fine

Ars Technica - October 22, 2018 - 10:01pm

Enlarge / Never fear, the... Justice Syndicate is here? (credit: Traveller's Tales)

Traveller’s Tales has been developing licensed Lego games for more than a decade now, and though the series has made some leaps and bounds, the core formula remains the same: jump into a familiar pop-culture universe, embody Lego-fied versions of your favorite characters, and play through a story that involves action-adventure gameplay and lots of scenery smashing.

Lego DC Super-Villains is comforting in its familiarity, like a favorite meal that always makes you feel better. The character creator adds a new mechanic while fitting neatly into the story, and there’s enough content to keep players occupied for dozens of hours. It’s not particularly challenging, and gameplay remains largely the same. But there’s enough heart and humor to make Lego DC Super-Villains an enjoyable adventure.

No more heroes

Unlike the previous Lego games in the DC universe, Lego DC Super-Villains puts you squarely on the side of chaos, working alongside baddies like the Joker, Scarecrow, and Harley Quinn. When a mysterious group from an alternate Earth pops up and banishes the Justice League, it’s open season for the villains of Metropolis and Gotham—at least until the so-called “Justice Syndicate” starts showing its true colors. Evil colors.

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Razer loses mobile chief right after launching Razer Phone 2 - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 9:54pm
He's making the switch from phones to drones.

Tiny NASA spacecraft snaps its first view of Mars - CNET

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 9:45pm
A dainty CubeSat becomes the first of its kind to take a Martian snapshot.

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

The Register - October 22, 2018 - 9:41pm
Database creator explains Christian-based rules to El Reg

Open-source database SQLite has told its developers it expects them to follow Christ, love chastity, clothe the naked, and not murder, steal, nor sleep with their colleagues' spouses.…

Report: Intel is cancelling its 10nm process. Intel: No, we’re not

Ars Technica - October 22, 2018 - 9:34pm

Media reports published today that Intel is ending work on the 10nm process are untrue. We are making good progress on 10nm. Yields are improving consistent with the timeline we shared during our last earnings report.

— Intel News (@intelnews) October 22, 2018

Earlier today, it was reported that Intel is cancelling its troublesome 10nm manufacturing process. In an unusual response, the company has tweeted an official denial of the claims.

Development of Intel's 10nm process has been difficult. Intel was very ambitious with its 10nm process—planning to increase the transistor density by something like 2.7 times—and wanted to use a number of exotic technologies to get there. It turned out that the company had bitten off more than it could chew: yields were very low, which is to say that most of the chips being manufactured were defective.

In a bid to recover, Intel is now striving for a less ambitious scaling (though still more than double the transistor density of its 14nm process). It has one oddball processor on the market: the Cannon Lake core i3-8121U. Unusually for this kind of processor, the integrated GPU has been disabled. That's because they're not working; the GPUs use different designs for their logic than the CPUs, and these designs are proving particularly troublesome.

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Ring's redesigned Stick Up Cams want a spot inside your home - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - October 22, 2018 - 9:34pm
The Ring Stick Up Cam Wired and Stick Up Cam Battery are the first indoor cameras for the Amazon brand.

Ford will start testing self-driving cars in Washington, DC - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - October 22, 2018 - 9:22pm
The Blue Oval will be the first developer to test in our nation's capital, but it probably won't be the last.

Get patching, if you can: Grave TCP/IP flaws in FreeRTOS leave IoT gear open to mass hijacking

The Register - October 22, 2018 - 9:05pm
AWS-stewarded net-connected platform has multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities

Serious security flaws in FreeRTOS – an operating system kernel used in countless internet-connected devices and embedded electronics – can be potentially exploited over the network to commandeer kit.…


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