The MySQL Deprecated Variables issue is pretty straight forward. MySQL doesn’t generally warn you if you use old variable settings rather than the new ones. Also there is no comment suggesting that perhaps these old variables in my.cnf file will be removed at some later stage. A bug report is already filled. Until MySQL 5.5.21 my.cnf uses both old, deprecated and new variables without a warning on startup.
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Fiat money is money that derives its value from government regulation or law. The term derives from the Latin fiat, meaning “let it be done” or “it shall be [money]”, as such money is established by government decree. Where fiat money is used as currency, the term fiat currency is used. Continue reading…
There’s more to the cosmos than meets the eye. About 80 percent of the matter in the universe is invisible to telescopes, yet its gravitational influence is manifest in the orbital speeds of stars around galaxies and in the motions of clusters of galaxies. Yet, despite decades of effort, no one knows what this “dark matter” really is. Continue reading…
A new store isn’t going to solve the major problem with Android tablets, which is that they lack compelling tablet-focused apps from major, popular brands. But it’s a good move, and it’s very different from Google’s first attempt at selling hardware online, the doomed Nexus One store. The reason: this time, wireless carriers aren’t involved.
While this is true and carriers aren’t involved this time, Google has a bad record when it comes to selling hardware:
1. Nexus One – doomed
2. Chromebook – doomed
3. Google tablet – ?
PC Magazine assumes that telcos will give up subsidizing and selling 3G and 4G tablets and surrender to Google’s try to promote the WiFi Google tablet only. With a fail record like that, chances are Google will fail again because Google is still the old Google. This is not a bad thing though. It just means that Google has no retail experience and it still is an engineer driven company.
Even if Google “subsidize these tablets itself” it won’t make much of a difference for the “lack compelling tablet-focused apps” and lack of successful marketing and successful sales of Google hardware using Google online stores.
Google has to make it with its Google tablet store but chances are it won’t, not this time, not this way.
In memory of Whitney Houston and all the great artists who left us too soon. Whitney Houston meets Michael Jackson in heaven along with John Lennon, Jim Morisson, Freddie Mercury, Elvis, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain.
Even mere mortals can recognize the 10 early signs of the financial crisis, right before the big economy crash. It takes 5 to 3 years from blooming to dooming and the financial meltdown. In the beginning everything is beautiful, smooth and shiny. As time flies pretty much everything turns out to be the clusterfuck we call financial crisis and economy crash.
These are 10 signs to watch pre financial crisis in no particular order
1. New banks appear out of nowhere
2. Existing banks open new stores like crazy
3. Banks literally beg you to get their money
4. New strip clubs are all over the place
5. Betting, lottery, monitor and number games in the wild
6. Retail stores literally give away their stuff with first payment due to 12 months
7. Retail stores offer almost unlimited opportunities to pay back the bill due to 100 years
8. Telcos create way too many mind boggling products, offer unlimited choices
9. Car companies and leasing companies literally give away cars even super expensive SUVs
10. All of a sudden, “amateur” porn becomes mainstream
Bonus: TV stations rely heavily on reality shows, repetition of older shows, gossip shows
Throughout his three-decade career here at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies.
Having taught introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship classes, he recently celebrated assigning his 29,000th grade earlier this year.
Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Larry has also coached several of his former students to help them position and develop their businesses, the most famous of which is Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the revolutionary BlackBerry wireless mobile smartphone. Larry also sits on the advisory panels of start-ups to provide his guidance on financing and negotiation with investors and venture capitalists.