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This type of thing is all that oracle do nowadays. They stopped creating anything worthwhile years ago, and all they have left is a bucketload of lawyers with time on their hands.

It's sad that the legacy of sun Microsystems is tainted this way.
Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) charged Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) of infringing its copyrights since the latter has copied certain
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Money grabbers. Reminds me of Atari, they even had a litigation profit centre.
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You may not have realized how much processing time is wasted by filling down formulas rather than using array formulas in Sheets. Here's an analysis that should convince you to always array-enable custom formulas 

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Great detailed explanation.  
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I've always enjoyed Cockney rhyming slang because of its ingenuity, and now there's a translation site.

http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk
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Good news - Oracle finally stopped installing ask.com crapware with Java. Bad news - they are still trying to hijack your browser home page. 
Yahoo may soon add users to its search engine without their even noticing.
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If anybody is planning to buy me a Xmas present....
 
I so neeeeeeeeeeed! This on my desk at work. What do you think +Stacy Devino​? 
I grew up watching Star Trek. In many cases, I speak in starship captain quotes and other Final Frontier sayings: “Make it so,”“he’s dead, Jim,” “Khan!” You name it. But this $150, bluetooth-equipped Star Trek communicator is going to enable my bad habits even further—and my friends will hate me for it.
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You romantic ;)
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Here's a useful Apps Script timing wrapper snippet  to check your functions relative performance.

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"...frankly we were most excited about writing Go code. We thought it would be a lot easier to recruit great engineers to write Go code than any of the other solid async languages."

"We did some preliminary benchmarking with Go concurrency and found that each network connection ate up only 4kb of RAM. After rewriting the EventMachine push backend to Go we went from 250k connections per node to 1.5 million connections per node without even touching things like kernel tuning. Plus it seemed really fun. So, Go it was"
The first lines of Parse code were written nearly four years ago. In 2011 Parse was a crazy little idea to solve the problem of building mobile apps. Those
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Did you know that Tim Berner lee's first ever web site is still being hosted at cern ?
World Wide Web. The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents. Everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document, including an executive summary of the project, ...
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Ever needed to transpose sheet data from rowwise to columnwise. It's pretty straightforward. Here's a couple of snippets showing different ways of doing it.

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You can find my desktop liberation blog at excelramblings.mcpher.com, and my site at www.mcpher.com. The content is mainly about getting off the desktop to the cloud I'm on google plus +brucemcpherson and on twitter @brucemcpherson. I'm happy to connect
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  • Pepada
    Consultant, 2015 - present
  • motorola solutions
    head of architecture, 2007 - 2015
  • Agere
    Head of operations, 2003 - 2005
  • Morse
    Cio, 2005 - 2007
  • Lucent
    Head of infrastructure, 2000 - 2003
  • Taylor Nelson sofres
    Cio, 1979 - 2000
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