Re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads with SQL Server on Linux

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This post is authored by Marko Hotti, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SQL Server. Today, we’re excited to introduce a free e-book, SQL Server on Linux: A guide to re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads. This is the third in a series of technical e-books helping you get the most out of your database. With SQL Server 2017,

This is something I should share with a few colleagues. Pretty useful given our upcoming transitions.

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

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We dismiss claims about mobiles being bad for our health – but is that because studies showing a link to cancer have been cast into doubt by the industry?

There are so many directions I could go with this …

What is depression and why is it rising?

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It’s an illness that fills our news pages on an almost daily basis. Juliette Jowit asks what causes depression, who is susceptible and what the best treatment is

The best treatment for me is a couple days of personal time. That’s not always possible, though …

Germaine Greer calls for punishment for rape to be reduced

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Feminist academic tells Hay festival that ‘most rape is just lazy, careless and insensitive’

Wow. Germaine Greer must have a lot of enemies given her views.

SQL Server on Linux, does it have Microsoft's full attention?

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SQL Server on Linux doesn't support Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Why weren't Microsoft ready for the next LTS release?

This has certainly bitten me on the development box as I’ve been unable to install SQL Server outside of a VM running 16.04 LTS.

Six reasons why social media is a Bummer

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Jaron Lanier, pioneer turned digital sceptic, explains in an extract from his new book why we must take back control

While Jaron Lanier has clearly invested a great deal of thought into his assertions, the black and white “solution” presented is not the only way forward.

North Korea says it could reconsider Trump summit if US insists it give up nuclear weapons

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Official says North Korea has no interest in ‘one-sided’ talks with US afterstate news agency warns US over ‘provocative’ military exercises

I'm sure these military exercises were planned quite some time ago, but was it really so necessary to perform the joint drills this close to the Korea talks?

Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops' facial recog tech slammed

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False positive rate of 98% doesn't count, say police, because 'checks and balances'

Well that’s a pretty sad state of affairs …

And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor

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The new Honor 10 – which like the P20s has an optional, removable Notch – also includes an "ultrasonic under-glass fingerprint sensor", the first in a mass-market phone.

Nice 👍🏼

Chinese double amputee conquers Everest on fifth attempt

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Xia Boyu, 69, reaches summit after his feet were amputated in his first bid 43 years ago and losing his legs to cancer

This is real nice …