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Funding. Hillary Clinton (left), Bernie Saunders (right).

MH17 Crash - report

Disinformation as weapon PDF (Ben Nimmo & Edward Lucas)

To paraphrase Dobzhansky:

Nothing in Intelligent Design makes sense except in the light of Creationism   (original quote)

(The above paraphrase/quote was to go with a previous picture showing that evolutiondisbelief in the United States is almost as widespread as it is in Turkey (which I found astonishing) -- (Fig. 2 in: this article)

PostgreSQL 9.5beta2 is released - source/binary downloads (Nov 12, 2015)

PostgreSQL 9.4.5 is released - source/binary downloads (Oct 8, 2015)

Waiting for 9.6 ( new features committed in the 9.6 branch (development).

Waiting for 9.5 ( new features committed in the 9.5 branch (development).
(Of course you can also just read the commit log)

What's new in PostgreSQL 9.5 (or at wikipedia)

What's new in PostgreSQL 9.4

Legacy versions 9.3.10, 9.2.14, 9.1.19, and 9.0.23 (8.4.22 is no longer maintained) (download here) (Oct 8, 2015) A nice tool to experiment with different flavours of SQL.

PostgreSQL / featurematrix

PostgreSQL Development: git:// / gitweb view

Development takes place in regular commitfests (commitfest in progress / open).

dev docs (git master=9.5devel)

Hubert Lubaczewski's blog is; articles about new features as they get committed: "Waiting for 9.5".

PostgreSQL learns to walk and chew gum - First shot at parallelisation arrives
Michael Stonebraker, initiator of Ingres and Postgres, gets Turing Award
"Unbreakable" Oracle turns out highly breakable - glaring oracle backdoor
PostgreSQL's hipper, feistier self: interview with Bruce Momjian (June 2014)
Because MySQL is the PHP of databases (reddit, May 2014)
War on Oracle (May 2013)
The gift that keeps on giving to Oracle ... is dying (Dec 2012)
Why Oracle must kiss goodbye to its database past (Sept 2012)
PostgreSQL / French government (sept 2012)
PostgreSQL vs. Oracle (2007 SPEC)
Oracle squeezing MySQL (Oct 2012)
PostgreSQL vs. Sybase (Nov 2011, report of a Sybase->Pg migration
PostgreSQL vs. Brand "M" (must you ask?)    (more of the same)
Why PostgreSQL Instead of Brand "M" 2009 (again...)
Is MySQL really this bad? (2008)
Oracle is in decline (Dec 2011)
Oracle/RAC: (PDF) You_Probably_Dont_Need_RAC (2003) (PDF)

10 reasons why postgres >> sql-server

PostgreSQL has stored procedures in several languages. One of those languages is Perl.
See this article by Andrew Dunstan (2005)
or the fine manual.

I've been doing Perl on and off for more than 20 years. Working structured and using strict makes Perl lose some of that uncanny ability to understand intention, but it is still easily the best language there is.

Somebody had to say it. ;)

TWIMC: TEI encoding projects

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