Personally, I would enjoy most of the heat challenges, but the other challenges would be too much for me. Sometimes, it’s too much for Adam Richman too. This isn’t some 1950s feel-good show where Man always comes out on top. Food gets its share of victories as well.
I submitted a Lightning Talk for this year’s SQL PASS Summit titled How Bad Is Read-Only Access? and I need your vote to get to present it. I considered naming this session Man Vs Machine because this will not be some cutesy, canned presentation. It will be an outright challenge. I will be coming in unscripted without pre-written scripts armed with nothing but my knowledge of how SQL Server works, my T-SQL skills, and read-only permissions. I will be attempting to do as much damage as I possibly can using read-only permissions and ad-hoc T-SQL. No procedures will be used so you know that I won’t be using any dirty tricks like executing as a different account. It will be just me vs SQL Server.
Who will prevail? Will it be Man or Machine?
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How Bad is Read-only Access?
The debate over whether read-only access to production systems should be granted is not likely to end soon. Why are DBAs so adamant about not wanting to give this level of permissions? What harm could come from someone with read-only access? This demo-only talk will attempt to do as much harm as possible with read-only access. Tune in and see how much damage can be done with read-only permissions.