In the game Taboo (by Hasbro), the objective is for a player to have their partner guess a word written on a card, without using that word or five additional words listed on the card. For example, you might have to get your partner to say “baseball” without using the words “sport”,…
Endicott, NY is the birthplace of IBM, an iconic company that once employed 10,000 workers in that city.
Now, about 700 employees remain. Jobs have been cut or relocated overseas.
Investors in IBM, however, have fared much better. The company has given them a ~25x return on their…
The concept of NULL is used in many programming languages. No matter where you look, an empty string is never NULL…except in the Oracle database. It is, in fact, impossible to store an empty string in a VARCHAR2 field. If you try, the Oracle database just stores NULL.
This peculiarity is not only strange; it is also dangerous. Additionally the Oracle database’s NULL oddity does not stop here—it continues with indexing.
One reason I dislike Oracle—and why so many people at my place of employment call empty fields “NULL”, even when they’re just empty strings (like in a CSV file).
This is what it looks like when a comedian gets way deep and insults his advertisers and audience.
Craig is really smart and really nice and terrifyingly funny. Here, he demonstrates the smarts.
Always be prepared.
It was a confluence of magnificent proportions that led six agents from the joint terrorism task force to knock on my door Wednesday morning. Little did we know our seemingly innocent, if curious to a fault, Googling of certain things was creating a perfect storm of terrorism profiling. Because somewhere out there, someone was watching. Someone whose job it is to piece together the things people do on the internet raised the red flag when they saw our search history.
By like, I mean HOLY WTF?!!!
24 hrs in Penn. Gave a speech at Wharton, had to stop by the world’s first computer!!
Your keynote was great — nailed it. Everyone I spoke to liked it. Thanks for coming to Philly!