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RE: was (RE: SGADEF file?) is How to best detect database health

From: Carel-Jan Engel <cjpengel.dbalert_at_xs4all.nl>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:25:18 +0200
Message-Id: <1156879518.2807.4.camel@dbalert199.dbalert.nl>


Kevin, Mark,
Thanks for the explantion, both of you. So, the oxymoron is the 'contradictio in terminis'. I tought it was the translation of our word 'paradox' (which happens to be the name of the ship my son is a sailor on, but now I'm digressing a lot)

At least I've learned something today, so the day is not wasted!

And to answer Kevin's question: I think 'user-mode clusterware' is both an oxymoron and a paradox!
(or is that an oxymoron?)

Best regards,

Carel-Jan Engel

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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok) ===

On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 15:06 -0400, Mark W. Farnham wrote:
> An oxymoron is a self contradictory phrase such as “jumbo
> shrimp” (okay you can really have those), tall dwarf (as opposed to
> tall for a dwarf) or “square circle.”
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> A paradox is a logical situation that has no apparent solution, like
> Xeno’s paradox that you can’t get anywhere because you’d first have to
> get half way there and you descend into an infinite number of smaller
> steps. (Of course, since we like in a quantized world, that is really
> no problem at all, which you prove any time you walk anywhere and
> likewise because even if you tried to go half way somewhere to a small
> enough next distance you’d soon run afoul of Heisenberg.)
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> From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org
> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Carel-Jan Engel
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:46 PM
> To: kevinc_at_polyserve.com
> Cc: ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: was (RE: SGADEF file?) is How to best detect database
> health
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> On Tue, 2006-08-29 at 11:35 -0700, Kevin Closson wrote:
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> >>>What I like in this mailing list is that simple questions
> >>>very rarely require simple answers.....
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> ..Right, OK, I'll ask a simple question to test the
> theory. Who thinks the term "user-mode clusterware"
> is an oxymoron or a paradox?
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> ^^
> Is that a real OR or an XOR?
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> My understanding (to this date) of english was that these words are synonyms.
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> > What's that I hear? Deafening silence?
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> Satisfied?
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> Best regards,
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> Carel-Jan Engel
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> ===
> If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok)
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