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Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 5:37 PM
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I think Richard Milhouse I am not a crook Nixon was a sick man who wrote a lot of books on his version of Watergate instead of being a man to clean up his image in his later years. So I think it is Archimedes and JOINS will be idempotent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes



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More excellent answers.

And yes, Darwin had a heck of a beard. Maybe it's time to grow mine again.


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I'd like to say Teddy Roosevelt, but I think he's a classic DBA. Strong willed, a bit of a bully, and pushing things through with a sheer force of will at times.

However, after reading Team of Rivals, about Abraham Lincoln, I think he might be a great one. He worked with disparate elements in his own party, bringing them into his cabinet and getting them to work well together. He maintained his agenda, doing what he thought was right, and worked to help others understand the path. Even sometimes letting them argue and make mistakes within the context of his administration and learn on their own.







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Good DBAs in History: How about George Washington Carver.

Thousands of experiments, many resulting in useful ( or delicious) products. He even made a diamond out of a peanut. My choice anyways.

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maperkins (10/19/2009)
Good DBAs in History: How about George Washington Carver.

Thousands of experiments, many resulting in useful ( or delicious) products. He even made a diamond out of a peanut. My choice anyways.

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Excellent choice. I grew up near Neosho Mo. where the George Washington Carver Institute is located. I took so many tours of the place that around age 10 I was correcting the tour guides. He was a very amazing man. You're right, he would have made a terrific DBA, or probably anything else he set his mind to.


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Posted Monday, October 19, 2009 12:10 PM
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maperkins (10/19/2009)
Good DBAs in History: How about George Washington Carver.

Thousands of experiments, many resulting in useful ( or delicious) products. He even made a diamond out of a peanut. My choice anyways.

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George Washington Carver very good choice and I must add I almost forgot my choice of great statesmen Ben Franklin, I put Ben Franklin not being president as one of the biggest mistakes of early America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin


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My pick would be H. Norman Schwarzkopf

He was able to coordinate and manage all aspects of a universal military coalition. Air, Land, Sea, Foreign Forces, Logistics, etc. during a time when the opposing force was doing all within their powers to disrupt it. Imaging him as a DBA integrating and managing all the areas of a humongous SQL Data Farm from Managing, Development, Maintenance, Security, etc. It would be an awesome thing to see!
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