Despite what the reactionaries assert, the world is not flat nor is it hierarchical. The world is relational.
Similarly, how many tweets for that bag of carrots?
Anarchy Favors the Rich
There's a smell of treason in the air. Imagine if J. Edgar Hoover or any other FBI director would have testified against a sitting president? It would have been a mind-boggling event. -- Douglas Brinkley/2017 [does Fifth Column strike a familiar note?]
Today, states containing just 17 percent of the American population, a historic low, can theoretically elect a Senate majority -- Emily Badger/2016
They wished to dance in a circle. I wished to dance solo. -- Ernst Haas on why he left Magnum/1983
... but Flash-based storage has such a different performance profile from rotating media, that I suspect that it will end up having a large impact on filesystem design. Right now, most filesystems tend to be designed with the latencies of rotating media in mind. -- Linus Torvalds/2007
I believe quite strongly that, if you think about the issue at the appropriate level of abstraction, you're inexorably led to the position that databases must be relational. -- Chris Date/2009
Finally, while Apple developing their own GPU is not unexpected given their interests and resources, the ramifications of it may very well be. There hasn't been a new, major GPU vendor in almost a decade - technically Qualcomm's team would count as the youngest, though it's a spin-off of what's now AMD's Radeon Technologies Group - and in fact like the overall SoC market itself, the market for GPU vendors has been contracting as costs go up and SoC designers settle around fewer, more powerful GPU vendors. -- Ryan Smith/2017
Therefore: In a time of SSD, multi-core/processor, half terabyte memory machines, there is no reason not to build from BCNF data. Time to do what Dr. Codd demonstrated. Technology has finally caught up with the maths.
I know a little something about SQL, DB2 (preferably LUW, z/OS if the money's right), Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, and database design in general. Mentoring/teaching/consulting on a short term basis, too. And a bit of stat analysis if it's R. gnuoytr at rcn dot com.
Well, it seemed time to post a "lost orphan son", i.e. side-by-side photos of Kim Jong-Don and Kim Jong-Un. A slam dunk for me. So, Goog brought up its usual photo array. Damn. I really can't top this one from Esquire: