Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why Academia Slows the Search for Cures

Great article, should be entitled "The dangers inherent in having your primary concern be a secondary outcome."

Corporations want profits, not cures. Acedemics want tenure, not cures. The government, as an entity that does not have to generate profits or meet other bizarre criteria for survival, is uniquely positioned to drive and promote medical research, and should take a more active role in doing so.

Creating Hash Values for Strings In MSSQL, DB2 UDB for LUW, and Oracle

It will often occur that we need to search a large character string in a relational database, something like an email address, postal addres...