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Thread Google's "revolutionary" database
Sat, Jun 13 2009 1:05 AMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
Interesting piece today from InfoWorld re Google's "breakthrough"
database-in-the-sky "which will make conventional databases go the way of
the rotary phone."

Google tests 'revolutionary' cloud-based database
http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/google-tests-revolutionary-cloud-based-database-290?source=IFWNLE_nlt_daily_2009-06-12

I don't think Tim should quake in his boots just yet. The hype sort of
reminds me of all the predictions that  "artificial intelligence" had
arrived in the '60s and '70s. We're still waiting.

Jerry
Sat, Jun 13 2009 3:12 AMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

NLH Associates

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Jerry

>The hype sort of
>reminds me of all the predictions that "artificial intelligence" had
>arrived in the '60s and '70s. We're still waiting.


Or "this is the year of Unix" or "COBOL is dead"

Roy Lambert
Sat, Jun 13 2009 7:37 AMPermanent Link

Fernando Dias

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Jerry,

A Google search by "fusion tables" returned as first result this link:
http://www.fusiontables.com

I'm sure it can really improve our productivity while working on database
applications. Smiley

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Fernando Dias
[Team Elevate]
Sun, Jun 14 2009 9:42 AMPermanent Link

"Rita"

"Jerry Clancy" <jclancy@billtrak.com> wrote in message
news:91AA1795-0DB3-4C4D-ADE7-FEB8DFDE1B6D@news.elevatesoft.com...
> The hype sort of  reminds me of all the predictions that  "artificial
> intelligence" had arrived in the '60s and '70s. We're still waiting.

Jerry I'am here Wink

Rita

Sun, Jun 14 2009 10:42 AMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
They don't explode if you accidentally slam two of the pool tables together,
do they?

Jerry

"Fernando Dias" <fernandodias.removthis@andthis.easygate.com.pt> wrote in
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> Jerry,
>
> A Google search by "fusion tables" returned as first result this link:
> http://www.fusiontables.com
>
> I'm sure it can really improve our productivity while working on database
> applications. Smiley
>
> --
> Fernando Dias
> [Team Elevate]
Mon, Jun 15 2009 2:33 PMPermanent Link

Tim Young [Elevate Software]

Elevate Software, Inc.

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Jerry,

<< They don't explode if you accidentally slam two of the pool tables
together, do they? >>

Ha ! Smiley Who would have guessed that the solution to all our energy woes
was a special type of pool table ?

Just nit, though - wouldn't that be "fission tables" instead ? Wink

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Tim Young
Elevate Software
www.elevatesoft.com

Mon, Jun 15 2009 3:38 PMPermanent Link

"Jerry Clancy"
As I recall, fusion of hydrogen atoms is achieved be creating either
enormously high temps or similar extraordinary pressures to overcome the
force of protons naturally repelling one another. I might be wrong, but I
think the first hydrogen bombs actually used an atomic bomb as a trigger to
achieve this. Not exactly appropriate for a controlled reaction to produce
electricity. They've got fusion experiments going on right here in
Princeton.

"Tim Young [Elevate Software]" <timyoung@elevatesoft.com> wrote in message
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> Jerry,
>
> << They don't explode if you accidentally slam two of the pool tables
> together, do they? >>
>
> Ha ! Smiley Who would have guessed that the solution to all our energy woes
> was a special type of pool table ?
>
> Just nit, though - wouldn't that be "fission tables" instead ? Wink
>
> --
> Tim Young
> Elevate Software
> www.elevatesoft.com
>
Mon, Jun 15 2009 6:05 PMPermanent Link

"Jeff Cook"
Rita wrote:

>
> "Jerry Clancy" <jclancy@billtrak.com> wrote in message
> news:91AA1795-0DB3-4C4D-ADE7-FEB8DFDE1B6D@news.elevatesoft.com...
> > The hype sort of  reminds me of all the predictions that
> > "artificial  intelligence" had arrived in the '60s and '70s. We're
> > still waiting.
>
> Jerry I'am here Wink
>
> Rita

Kia Orana Rita

"artifical" implies "not the real thing".  I suspect that you, Rita,
may have real intelligence - provided you bring your marbles.

Kia Manuia

Jeff

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Mon, Jun 15 2009 10:05 PMPermanent Link

Tim Young [Elevate Software]

Elevate Software, Inc.

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Jerry,

<< Not exactly appropriate for a controlled reaction to produce electricity.
>>

"Okay, Bob, I'm going to detonate the bomb, we run like hell, and if we
don't evaporate, we should be able to run the coffee maker, and the eastern
US, for free for the next 1000 years."  Smiley

<< They've got fusion experiments going on right here in Princeton. >>

Yeah, I've been reading a lot about them lately.  I find the pursuit of new
energy sources to be fascinating.  I believe they've got a monster-laser
type of setup in California as well as in France where they're also doing
fusion research.  Here's to hoping that they make it work. Smiley

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Tim Young
Elevate Software
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Tue, Jun 16 2009 6:40 PMPermanent Link

"Rita"

"Tim Young [Elevate Software]" <timyoung@elevatesoft.com> wrote in message
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>  I find the pursuit of new energy sources to be fascinating.

Like a schoolkid who told a windfarm guy that he would get
more speed, meaning more energy, if he mounted the blades
of his fan, like those that hang from the ceiling. The kid was
right so expect windfarms with a different look Wink
Rita

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