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How big is your Baan-DB (just Data AND Indexes)
0 - 200 GB
14%
200 - 500 GB
31%
500 - 800 GB
3%
800 - 1200 GB
7%
1200 - 1500 GB
10%
1500 - 2000 GB
14%
> 2000 GB
21%
Total votes: 29

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Instagram targets fake likes and comments

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 3 min ago
The photo-sharing service say it will warn those using popularity-boosting services before taking action.

Bill Nye: Humans living on Mars is a pipe dream - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 49 min ago
The Science Guy won't be eating Martian potatoes with Matt Damon.

VW says it’s 1 to 2 years behind Waymo’s self-driving-car development - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 56 min ago
That's not a huge surprise, given how close Waymo is to launching its public service.

Blackout for thousands of dark web pages

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 1 min ago
Hackers have deleted more than 6,500 sites being held on a popular Dark Web server.

The best Black Friday 2018 deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 1 min ago
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is coming, and you'll need to either get a Switch to play it on or a bundle of games to pair with it.

Facebook aims to support local news with fund to train UK journalists - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 2 min ago
Applications for the Community News Project open up in early 2019.

Black Friday 2018 Pixel 3 deals: Free Pixel 3, $600 Pixel 3, $300 off Pixel 3 XL - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 3 min ago
The latest from Verizon, Google and Best Buy.

Forget VR treadmills—Google patents motorized, omnidirectional VR sneakers

Ars Technica - 2 hours 4 min ago

USPTO

If virtual reality is ever going to become the immersive, holodeck-style platform that we all dream of, someone is going to have to figure out locomotion. Today, you can strap on a Vive or Oculus headset and more or less be visually transported to a virtual world, but the reality of, well, reality, means you can usually only take a few steps before you bump into your coffee table.

So far, we've seen a few solutions that take aim at VR's "limited space" problem. On the simpler side of the spectrum, one option has you stick a motion tracker in your pants and jog in place. On the more complicated end, there's the "VR treadmill" solution, which has you strap into a big plastic platform that keeps you in place with slippery footwear and a waist harness. Neither option is quite the same as natural walking, but a new patent from Google puts forth an interesting idea: what about motorized VR shoes?

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What we can learn about crowd behavior by watching the Tour de France

Ars Technica - 2 hours 14 min ago

Enlarge / Cyclists hit the 18th stage between Trie-sur-Baise and Pau, southwestern France, in the 2018 Tour de France. (credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images))

Check out the aerial footage of bicyclists competing in the annual Tour de France and you'll notice that riders tend to spontaneously group themselves into a diamond-shaped pattern. Jesse Belden, a researcher at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, says such patterns emerge because riders are trying to stay close to their competitors while avoiding collisions.

Belden, an avid cyclist himself, described his work at a meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics in Atlanta, Georgia. While watching coverage of the Tour de France, especially the aerial footage, he became fascinated by the formations of the group of cyclists. They resembled flocks of starlings or schools of fish—both examples of so-called "collective behavior" in nature. And he found himself wondering how one might model the behavior of riders in a peloton.

The study of swarming and other collective behavior in animals is a booming field, with scientists studying the group dynamics of murmurations of starlings, ubiquities of sparrows, swarms of midges, armies of fire ants, and schools of fish, among other examples in nature. The aim is to better understand the underlying mechanisms, with an eye toward identifying possible universal laws governing such behavior—a task made more difficult by the fact that there are slightly different mechanisms behind the collective behavior of each of the aforementioned groups.

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Black Friday 2018: Get Xbox One S with Battlefield 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 26 min ago
You can get an Xbox One S with Battlefield V and Red Dead Redemption 2 for just $230 right now.

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod, Alexa gadgets and more - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 28 min ago
We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. Here's our running list -- including the deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid first drive review: Worth the extra charge - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 32 min ago
Plug-in hybrid power makes the Crosstrek more compelling than ever.

The best Black Friday Xbox One deals, from console bundles to games - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 33 min ago
Black Friday isn't here yet, but you can already get some solid Xbox One S and Xbox One X bundles from select retailers celebrating the holiday season a little early.

PS4's digital Black Friday 2018 sale features PS Plus, God of War discounts - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 34 min ago
Recent PS4 games like Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey are all on sale in Sony's digital storefront.

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

The Register - 2 hours 34 min ago
Majority of sketchy apps can be traced to China, study finds

Many popular free VPN apps are sketchy Chinese operations with dubious privacy policies, according to research.…

Skype and Alexa are now ready for your sweet talk - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 34 min ago
The new skill rolls out this week, in time to "Alexa, Skype Grandma" during the holidays.

Richard Branson tucked a space rocket under the wing of a 747 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 39 min ago
Virgin Orbit's 747 has been customized to act as a flying launch pad for the company's carbon-fiber rocket.

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