That the company’s consistent, nearly frozen posture of disingenuous smirking means that the most perceptible “Uber problem” is almost always how it frames things, rather than how it actually operates, whether it’s systematically sabotaging of competitors or using its quarter-billion-dollar war chest to relentlessly cut fares and driver pay to unsustainable levels in order to undercut existing transit systems, is remarkable in its way, though. If your company’s trying to conquer the world, in the end, being a dick might be the best PR strategy of all.
The sql! macro will validate that its string literal argument parses as a valid Postgres query.Based on https://pganalyze.com/blog/parse-postgresql-queries-in-ruby.html , which links the PostgreSQL server code directly into a C extension. Mad stuff, Ted! (via Rob Clancy)
right down the road from my house! how convenient
‘a distribution of long-living [distributed] transactions where steps may interleave, each with associated compensating transactions providing a compensation path across databases in the occurrence of a fault that may or may not compensate the entire chain back to the originator.’
this is nuts. 99 cents per month for a super-cheap host — I’m sure there’s a use case for this (via Elliot)
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