Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oracle Priority Service Infogram for 05-DEC-2013



Oracle WebCenter Best Practices, from the Oracle WebCenter blog.


Recap of Oracle GoldenGate 12c and Oracle Data Integrator 12c Launch Webcast, from the Oracle Fusion Middleware blog.


APEX Listener and Excel Upload, from the Denes Kubicek ApEx BLOG.


Automate RAC Cluster Upgrades using EM12c, form the Oracle Enterprise Manager blog.


Some of the best Oracle resources are now in Twitter. Here are a couple of postings at Forbes with a wealth of valuable Twitter feeds to add:


New Releases




The Hotsos Symposium 2014 will be held March 2-6, 2014 in Irving, TX. This is always one of the best, if not the best performance conferences for Oracle professionals. We have a a discount code for Oracle Priority Service customers that will get you $250 off on the symposium: 14BSYMRK.


At the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog:


Yet one more thing to turn off on sensitive computers: The microphone. New type of audio malware transmits through speakers and microphones.

...And Finally

History may view this year as one of the most important points in our growing understanding of how the universe is put together due to a recent discovery on black holes. It was previously thought that black holes have a quantum singularity at their core. But that may not be so, and if it is not a singularity in there one problem is resolved…and a much larger change of thinking that comes about. The problem solved is the loss of information. Because a singularity takes in information and never releases it, eventually fading away itself, that means a loss of information. According to quantum theory information cannot be lost. So that put cosmology in a bit of a pickle. But without the singularity at the core, the black holes may be portals, rather like the stargates in several science fiction works. But don’t get all excited yet. What comes out on the other end of the trip through the black hole is not subatomic particles, but it’s also not spaceships, just small particles. They still seem to act like giant wood chippers. But the change in our understanding of black holes means that the fundamental concept of the ‘Big Bang’ may be wrong. I have thought for many years that in an infinite universe it seems implausible for everything to come from one ‘spot’. I have always thought that at some point our instruments will be able to see far enough out to see other big bangs hurtling toward us through the howling emptiness of the void. But it may be that there was a big bang, but it’s more of a big bounce. The contents of another universe are sucked into a large black hole and spewed out into our space, thus putting in place the great cloud of gas that eventually forms the stars, tadpoles, baseball stadiums, etc. of our reality. Here’s a news item from the SciTech Daily on it: Study Takes Singularity Out of Black Holes.

It's said that imitation is the highest form of complement (though outright plagiarism if frowned on). The difficulty sometimes lies in what is the optimum natural design to imitate. Scientist at NYU have created an elegant robot for use as a small drone. From the SingularityHUB: Flying Robot Jellyfish an Exceedingly Light, Simple Design.

In the realm of 'this is really cool looking and you just have to take a look':

A new major find in the scient of materials reported on over at GIZMODO: Move Over Graphene: The Wonder Conductor of the Future May Be Stanene.

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