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The Actuator - April 27th

Level 17

Things I find amusing from around the Internet…

2015’s MVPs – The Most Vulnerable Players

For all the Microsoft® haters out there who believe Windows® is insecure when compared to other platforms, here is some data to help you get a feel for the truth: everything is broken.

The Costs of Running SQL Server on Linux

Yes, SQL Server® costs a bit of money, but with the move to Linux®, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the costs come down in favor of a subscription-based model. 

No Cybersecurity Training Required at Top U.S. Universities

Well, that might explain why there seems to be a lack of such experience among members of Congress, too. 

Titanic Sinking in Real-Time

For me, the best part of this video was the absence of Celine Dion songs.

Boaty McBoatface and the False Premise of Democracy

This is why we can't have nice things. Also, this is a great reminder at why crowdsourcing is often a horrible idea. None of us is as dumb as all of us.

Bigger Underwater Data Center in the Works

The future of the data center could mean lots of extra time spent on a beach for many of us. I like where this is headed.

How Much Would Darth Vader's Suit Cost?

Pretty sure the cost of the suit was covered through UnitedEmpire HMO premiums, but interesting to note the costs. I bet Elon Musk could build this for 1/10 the cost.

RDBMS Genealogy

For those of us who like to remember the good old days.



Love that meme.... I may have to steal it


+1 on the meme !

Level 14

The Boaty McBoatface article explains a lot of what is happening in the current US political environment.  Good read.

Level 14

The lack of cybersecurity training at top computer science programs is disconcerting.  Perhaps they feel it is beneath them and leave it to the IT programs to address?

Level 14

The MVP write up was a little surprising.  So much for Apple being the most secure.

Level 21

Love the meme, I work in OPS and that is spot on.  It must be nice to be an engineer and work in a perfect bubble with out silly things like "the real world" getting in your way.  LOL

Meh. sqlrockstar​ 's quote is spot on "everything is broken." To me, its rarely a game of being the most secure - but a race to not be the last person running in front of the bear.

Of course I would bet for most of us we now also need to focus on the raptors approaching from the sides; that we didn't even realize were there.

Level 14

I love the articles.  Especially the first one.  I have never been a real big fan of Apple, so I think it is rather funny how all the Apple freaks talk security.  Now I have some place to point them when I tell them how wrong they are for buying into the hype.

Level 17

Yeah, I know many a fanbois who don't like being reminded that their software isn't secure, or stable, or usable, or...

There should be a joke in here about how long we've been working from "OS X" - granted, the various cat-types and now locations we've been though - STILL.

Level 14

Got to add something else about that article.  "With all those vulnerabilities, even Adobe is recommending everyone stop using Flash​"  So I think that SolarWinds should look to get away from using it for Virtualization Manager.  I just said this a little while ago. 


funny that, in an article about all sorts of internet oddities, there are as many comments about the awesome meme as there are about the links

Level 9

Good read.  Keep them coming.

Thanks for the data. 

Level 11

Boaty McBoatface, interesting.  Democracy was not really meant to be popularity contests for the uninformed.  Constituents are supposed to care enough to educate themselves on the issues of the day and vote for the candidate who most closely represents them.  Event though we are a republic not a democracy, we have no one to blame but ourselves, it is ours to lose.

Level 20

Isn't that picture the truth!

About the Author
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft® Certified Master, SQL Server® MVP, VMware® vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.