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So, just saw a story that indicates Tom Clancy may have passed away.

I quite enjoyed Red Storm Rising and Hunt for Red October. Sum of All Fears was OK, never did get into any of the other books.
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So, just saw a story that indicates Tom Clancy may have passed away.

I quite enjoyed Red Storm Rising and Hunt for Red October. Sum of All Fears was OK, never did get into any of the other books.


Yeah I had just heard the same news.





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Posted Wednesday, October 02, 2013 9:46 AM


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Oh my. I hope that's not what they're teaching in "university" now.


If you have read any of the other posts by that person you would know that if they actually went to "university" they didn't learn anything.


I didn't notice it was the same person.



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Oh my. I hope that's not what they're teaching in "university" now.


If you have read any of the other posts by that person you would know that if they actually went to "university" they didn't learn anything.


I didn't notice it was the same person.

I'm having difficulty deciding whether I should believe that he's incompetent and ignorant beond all belief or that he's just taking the piss out of us. Honestly, this last one is seems just very much like something I might like to do to describe something taught as serious IT at a certain well known University (a long way, in fact a few thousand miles west, from here: in prime-minister-ville in quakerland. It's far too coherent and meaningful to be a diagram of the recomended Prince2 dataflow between project components, and it clearly doesn't conform to the waterfall model (it's not purely linear). So there are plenty of things taught in respected academic institutions that are a good deal crazier than that. I hope that doesn't horrify you too much, Jeff; it used to really upset me that rubbish was being taught, until I decided to laugh instead of crying, so I think the hope you expressed is forlorn.


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ARRRGGGGHHHH!

Why, oh, why do people keep perpetuating (or creating) myths about backups? And in an article about interview questions no less.

I wouldn't hire anyone who answered the first question here the way that the article has listed. I mean, seriously, since when do recovery models dictate retention? That is so totally a subjective measure that is decided by the individual shops, NOT by SQL Server.

#headdesk.

I know what the author probably thought he was saying, but seriously, the way it's phrased is way beyond the pale and will get so many people in trouble.


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It was bad enough around here when it was just "furlough Fridays" or "furlough Mondays..."

But a furlough week? And the guy who would normally sit next to me (Oracle DBA) being out of the office for the moonth? And the servers are (so far) behaving themselves? And there's no one here who could approve a request to get a new VM stood up to replace an existing (at least I'd be able to work on installing SQL on it?)

I'm going to lose what little mind I've got...
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Oh my. I hope that's not what they're teaching in "university" now.


If you have read any of the other posts by that person you would know that if they actually went to "university" they didn't learn anything.


I didn't notice it was the same person.

Okay...that's scary. Tom - I think you have it right when you decided to laugh instead of cry over the garbage being taught to kids in school.



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Yeah, we might want to have a "Come to Odin" talk with Jeremy. This one for example:

...in order to keep the transaction log small...


No, no, no, no, f' no, no, no, no.



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Brandie Tarvin (10/3/2013)
ARRRGGGGHHHH!

Why, oh, why do people keep perpetuating (or creating) myths about backups? And in an article about interview questions no less.

I wouldn't hire anyone who answered the first question here the way that the article has listed. I mean, seriously, since when do recovery models dictate retention? That is so totally a subjective measure that is decided by the individual shops, NOT by SQL Server.

#headdesk.

I know what the author probably thought he was saying, but seriously, the way it's phrased is way beyond the pale and will get so many people in trouble.


Oh, and the questions. "Post all questions for a DBA with 3+ years experience..." Really? Here's an idea. HAVE 3+ years experience and you ought to be able to answer those questions.

Have no fear, that sound you hear is my teeth grinding, not tectonic plates shifting.


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