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George Takei Helps Facebook Troubleshoot MySQL 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the good-work-sulu dept.
miller60 writes "Actor George Takei recently helped the Facebook infrastructure team troubleshoot issues with its MySQL databases. Takei, a veteran of the original Star Trek series, now has more than 1.2 million fans on Facebook. Takei recently noticed that some status updates were missing or appearing inconsistently. That led to a dialogue with the Facebook Engineering team, which gave Takei a shout-out on its latest blog post, which also included some technical discussion of Facebook's challenges in scaling MySQL (a topic of previous discussion here at Slashdot)."
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George Takei Helps Facebook Troubleshoot MySQL

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  • by FrootLoops (1817694) on Wednesday March 07, 2012 @08:52PM (#39283069)

    I'm pretty sure the whole whale plot was intentionally silly. I view Star Trek IV as an experiment in something different and funny/oddball ("Nuclear Wessles", "Cap'n, there be whales here!", "[Said into mouse] Hello computer", etc.). It contrasts well with Star Trek II and III which were both very serious/dramatic (especially II).

    If you want a truly flimsy TOS-era plot, there's always Spock's Brain and its many ridiculous moments [youtube.com]

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