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(VNU Net)   Three years of sock-related injuries go unrecorded because of database problems. Mike considers taking new job in England   ( divider line
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2003-07-15 09:21:10 AM  
The Home Accident Surveillance System (Hass)

Ho, I say Mawy Poppinsh. Nuffink been hinserted in the British Hass for free years.
2003-07-15 10:01:12 AM  
Jay_vee you very much asscrown
2003-07-15 10:16:35 AM  
I believe that's true but I will defer to the experts. However, I'll be able to tell you next week ;)
2003-07-15 10:26:12 AM  
Madame.M:- I'm usually one of the first to rise to the bait about British stereotypes, like our inability to correct.

However, he's basically correct, especially if he's talking about pubs. You can get them to cook it less if you ask for it though. If you like a stake medium rare, ask for it rare. I usually ask for it blue, and get it relatively rare. I think our biggest steak crime is quality and size of the slab of meat though. Because the steaks tend to be too thin, it's hard to get them nicely cooked.

Now you need to ban me for talking off topic ;)
2003-07-15 10:28:40 AM  
"like our inability to correct" should have been "like our inability to cook". I don't know where that came from.

Jive_Turkey:- I'm going to email you tonight about that.
2003-07-15 11:12:43 AM  
jay_vee obviously has his mind on Madame.M
2003-07-15 11:41:35 AM  

"While the statistics are often used as a source of stories about the number of people injured in bizarre sock-related accidents..."

In other news, it has been discovered that's database server was taken down in a strange socks and beer accident. Police have put out an APB for a barefoot suspect called Slayerswine.

2003-07-15 11:47:50 AM  
Anyone remember the story a couple years ago of a hospital that wrote it's patient records system in microsoft SQL Server? There was a bug in SQL SErver and for some reason certain records did not get stored. So, the hospital had to reimplement the system in Oracle. They tried to sue MS to recover the cost of reimplementing the database, but MS won. Turns out, there is a clause in the EULA to the effect "if this database doesn't store data you can't sue us"


If the IT problems in this story are similar I expect a similar outcome.
2003-07-15 11:49:38 AM  
Other than jabbing it in your eye, how can one suffer a sock-related injory?
2003-07-15 11:51:48 AM  
You're all laughing, but who here hasn't wiped out at least once while standing on one foot trying to put a sock on in the dark while still half-asleep?
2003-07-15 11:57:56 AM  
Oh, Thank god, I thought it said c0ck.
2003-07-15 12:02:38 PM  
enave, you think Oracle's license doesn't have a similar clause? What company is going to open themselves up to the insane liability of having millions of dumbass DBAs blame the software for their own incompetence? ALL packaged software has similar terms. Any company that didn't has long ago been sued into oblivion.

BTW, my anecdotal evidence is that SQL Server installations (7.0+) I've developed / used have been every bit as reliable as any other major RDBMS, and a *hell* of a lot cheaper.
2003-07-15 12:06:58 PM  
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2003-07-15 12:12:59 PM  
In 1999 a group led by IT services firm Fujitsu Services, along with consulting business CMG, took control of the systems in an outsourcing deal worth 200m.

If that's CMGi and our good friend David Wetherill, I think we may have found the problem.
2003-07-15 12:19:44 PM  
Fujitsu eh? Nothing with that name ever works properly I guess!

/avid Fujitsu HD hater!!!!
2003-07-15 12:45:21 PM  
Maybe the data for those 3 years was simply entered in dBASE II or VisiCalc or something, and they are just trying to recover the data on the floppies...

2003-07-15 12:46:31 PM  
Maybe the data for those 3 years were simply entered in dBASE II or VisiCalc or something, and they are just trying to recover the data on the floppies...

2003-07-15 12:48:20 PM  
Damn DB server problems... just ignore the first one! Please and thank you.
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