Sunday, August 16, 2015

Weekly Update

1. Quote of the Week
Later, as use of RDBMS became more widespread, the complexity associated with design of a RDBMS was also well documented ... The associative database model is claimed to offer advantages over RDBMS ... “two fundamental data structures” as “„Items‟ and a set of „Links‟ that connect them together ... Items, which have "a unique identifier, a name and a type” and Links, which have “a unique identifier, together with the unique identifiers of three other things, that represent the source, verb and target of a fact that is recorded about the source in the database ... “each of the three things identified by the source, verb and target may each be either a link or an item.”
--Homan, J. V. and Kovacs, P. J., A Comparison of the Relational Database Model and the Associative Database Model, Issues in Informtion Systems, Vol. X, No. 1, 2009.
2. To Laugh or Cry?
A Comparison of the Relational Database Model and the Associative Database Model
3. Online Debunkings

4. Interesting Elsewhere
Why Domain Expertise is More Important than Algorithms
5. And now for something completely different

We are building systems that encourage ignorance and weaken democracy
Is there any wonder? Psychic Capital Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice
Kerry: If we reject Iran deal, world will lose faith in US leadership
This is backwards: It's the Iran deal that lost US faith in its leadership!
US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
Have you heard anybody, including the White House, express concern or condemnation? That's reserved only for the Jews.


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