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Too Much Data? Then 'Good Enough' Is Good Enough 56

Posted by timothy
from the ready-when-it-ships dept.
ChelleChelle writes "While classic systems could offer crisp answers due to the relatively small amount of data they contained, today's systems hold humongous amounts of data content — thus, the data quality and meaning is often fuzzy. In this article, Microsoft's Pat Helland examines the ways in which today's answers differ from what we used to expect, before moving on to state the criteria for a new theory and taxonomy of data."
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Too Much Data? Then 'Good Enough' Is Good Enough

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  • GOATSE ALERT (Score:1, Informative)

    by commisaro (1007549) on Thursday June 02, 2011 @06:25PM (#36326376) Homepage
    GOATSE ALERT
  • by billrp (1530055) on Thursday June 02, 2011 @06:29PM (#36326410)
    SQL DBs are not appropriate for storing, processing, querying, and browsing unstructured documents.
  • Re:GOATSE ALERT (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 02, 2011 @06:48PM (#36326558)

    I do,
    I have for example the http://www.thoughts.com/geekatwork/at-work.
    I am putting goatse onto various wikis, blogs, etc. Works like charm.
    Lately I somwhat busy so I use that tinyurl link
    (but that link isn't that simple, it contains 'data:' blob which decodes to tiny html page that embeds goatse.
    So that should fool extensios that resolve shortener links.
    Anyway, todays trolling got me 279 victims. I can do better that that sometimes.
    (In total I got around 10000 victims on goatse.ru so far, and handful of hundreds on tubgirl, some random gay porn link, hai2you, but I prefer to post goatse.

    I also keep a collection of responses (both positive and negative) - aka troll food.

    Favorites:
    "Ugh. Goatse. NSFW. Asshole (poster and picture, both)."
    "Seriously ... new account to post that ... what a douche!"
    "You're a fucking douchbag." - "That is the most accurate comment yet"
    "I hope you die in a fire before you are old enough to contaminate the gene pool."
    "Death to all assholes - Let's put you first into the guillotine"
    "Asshole... Ginormous asshole, in fact."
    "Ugh. Goatse. You asshole."
    "Better than you, you arse bandit."

    Hate:
    "I hate your guts."
    "WTF you fucking asshole."
    "Damn! Mod this fucker to hell"
    "Fucking troll, do not click there"
    "It would be more interesting if I had a piece of pipe and your face, in close proximity so I could smash your face beyond recognition,"
    "You fucker" - "I had the same thought as you. What a fucking asshole. The link is nsfw."
    "Bravo teeny bopper. You're a really mature mother fucker (or do you prefer father fucking? Damn you homo erotic shittter)."
    "Wait! I think I hear your mommy calling to give your tongue a good soap washing. And maybe she'll execute you too"
    "You fucking piece of shit!" , "You sorry piece of shit." , "You cunt.", "Fuck you."
    "It's because of Assholes like you that I can no longer trust URL shorteners"
    "I did not even bother to look, but this same idiot has been doing this for weeks now. Fuck off asshole."
    "What a retard..... enough said...."

    Funny:
    "Didn't click it, but the magic 8-ball says goatse."
    "Thanks, I'm reading slashdot in class like a good student and just got tubgirl'd."
    "not gonna click it to find out, but I'd be surprised if parent's link wasn't goatse... It appears you would be correct sir. Why oh why do I always forget.."
    "Watching second monitor, there was something wrong with the other screen. Control + w. Phew..."
    "Doh! One has to also recognize data urls. *sigh*"
    "That's somewhat clever, but some of us do know what base-64 encoding is."
    "Can you not afford normal entertainment?"
    "Hey family! Come look! They're opening the Google Talk client! Now, click here...... (sees goatse)"
    "I tried to post warnings about the goaste loving jerk yesterday but was modded into oblivion as a karma whore"
    "Turn on TinyUrl previews. It saves lives."
    "Posting your picture online again?"
    "Really? Are you not tired of this yet?"
    "High likelyhood of being a Goatse link. Proceed with caution"

    Emotion:
    "i WAS eating lunch you ass!"
    "Oh dear god my eyes. Haven't seen THAT awful image in a while."
    "My eyes are burning... argh! Damn you!"
    "MY EYES... dude i am at work here "S "
    "WARNING: Don't click on the parent's link! Damn goatse! The first I experienced, no less.
    "Oh goddammit. I didn't need that right before bed."
    "goatse warning! I'm still recovering."
    "Please friends, I beg of you, do not click that link! Do not look at that image, whatever you do! It is a bad image! It is a goatse image."

    Frustration:
    "Can someone make a fucking goatse blocker firefox plugin please? This is pissing me off now."
    "I am sick and tired of that crap on /. "

    Philosophy:
    "Goatse trolls are getting better these days..."
    "Why the sudden coordinated campaign for Goatse? Is someone making money off this?"
    "You're right, this is the most

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