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MegaIO-IND RaspberryPi Home Automation Board

Sequent Microsystems has created a new industrial and home automation system specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi allowing you to quickly build …

This Stunning Story of Kindness on Southwest Airlines Shows: Always Talk to Strangers on Airplanes

This is an incredible lesson on why you should always be nice to other airline passengers.<p>Many of us spend a lot of time on airplanes. So, imagine you're a passenger on Southwest Airlines.<p>You find an open aisle seat in Row 14. You stow your bags and settle in. You get comfortable. And then the …

Girl Scouts unveils 30 new STEM-related badges, including space exploration and cybersecurity

Girl Scouts can now earn badges in robotics, computer science, space exploration, and more<p>Girl Scouts of the USA announced today that it will introduce a slew of new badges that address what it called “some of society’s most pressing needs” by homing in on STEM and technology-related issues and …

7 Beautiful Small Towns to Visit on Your Next Colorado Adventure

From the Great Plains, to the dramatic Rocky Mountains and the red rocks of the desert southwest, Colorado’s diverse scenery mirrors the varied …

Why Are You Here?

That was the first question my interviewer uttered when he stumbled into the meeting room. At the time I was an independent consultant looking to …

SQL SERVER – Unable to Start SQL Resource in Cluster – HUGE Master Database!

One of my clients contacted me and informed that SQL in cluster failed over from Node 01 to Node 02. It failed to come online on Node 02, failed back …

Stairway to ColumnStore Indexes Level 8: Optimizing Clustered Columnstore Indexes

SQL in the City - Redgate

Session schedule<p>Time (GMT)<p>Session<p>12:00PM<p><b>Introduction to SQL in the City Streamed</b><i><br>Meet the livestream speakers as they introduce their favorite areas</i> …

Databases

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken …

SQLSaturday #745 Indianapolis

Directions: Take I-465N to Exit 37B and turn onto I-69N / IN-37N. After 3.5 miles take exit 205 towards IN-37N Noblesville.<p>After 6 miles turn Left on …

Unique index scans in the cloud or not

Every once and a while it’s good to refresh yourself on basic assumptions you have about how things work in Oracle. Like how unique index scan work. …

Here’s How We Traveled Across America For A Year Without Telling Our Bosses

“Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.” It’s a popular mantra in corporate America, and if it’s good enough for management, it’s good enough for us.<p>We’re two people whose full-time jobs became so unsustainable that we decided to swap our city apartments for the vagabond lifestyle of …

How to Talk to Your Boss About Money

<i>By Adam McClellan, Project Management Professional, Certified ScrumMaster, Six Sigma Greenbelt</i><p>"Hey, we need to talk about a raise."<p>Did you flinch …

3 reasons why Microsoft's more valuable than Google

Microsoft just earned some serious bragging rights.<p>The company surpassed Google owner Alphabet to become the third-most valuable company in the …

Satya Nadella

Amazon, Microsoft, and more Seattle-area businesses donate $7M to Special Olympics ahead of the 2018 games

Seattle-area businesses — including Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft — have given $7 million in cash and $2 million in in-kind donations to support the …

Disability

The Real Problem With Data Privacy Isn't What You Think

The new GDPR comes into effect next week, and even that won't solve the problems.<p>The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect next week. Even if you don't live in Europe or do business officially in Europe, you can find your life affected by these rules. Europe is very concerned …

The Unstoppable Growth of Azure

When Microsoft chose to move to the cloud in a major way, analysts weren’t sure if the move would pay off<p>The company was still primarily known as a …

Digital Transformation

The easiest, fully managed OpenShift in the cloud

Today at Red Hat Summit 2018 in San Francisco, Microsoft and Red Hat will jointly demonstrate our OpenShift on Azure offering, the first fully …

Video of reporter’s reaction to being groped while on live TV goes viral

A reporter covering the Guadalajara soccer club’s CONCACAF Champion’s League victory over Toronto FC in Mexico quite literally struck a blow for …

Google Tutorial on Machine Learning

This presentation was posted by Jason Mayes, senior creative engineer at Google, and was shared by many data scientists on social networks. Chances …

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two

A large crack, stretching several kilometers, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused …

In Conversation: Black Female Tech CEOs on Leveling the Playing Field for Youth of Color

At a time when the women’s movement is making headlines across the country, females remain vastly underrepresented in the industry that shapes our …

Women of Color

Tuning Oracle Using An AWR Report

You will be able to:<p>Choose your best performance tuning approach<br>• Find the true "top" SQL<br>• Understand how the operating system is impacting …

Power BI Developer community March update | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

This blog post covers the latest updates for Power BI Developers community. Don’t forget to check out the February blog post, if you haven’t done so …

SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional: Prerequisites

In this blog series, I’ll talk about SQL Server on Linux for the Business Intelligence Professional. You’ll need some prequisites, and this blog post …

Can You DIG It?

As I dig deeper into Linux for the SQL Server DBAs and for Oracle HotSos, I’m digging into DIG. Yeah, I went there with that first sentence….What is …

7 Visualizations You Should Learn in R

This blog was originally posted here<p>With ever increasing volume of data, it is impossible to tell stories without visualizations. Data visualization …

Data Visualization

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ has a faster processor and faster wireless internet

It's Pi Day, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation is marking the occasion by releasing a new, faster low-cost computer made for DIY projects.<p>The new …

Raspberry Pi