Old Apr 30, 19, 11:19 am
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mvoight
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
Database bloat was a thing in the old days, when storage actually cost money. Nowadays, I doubt that a few bytes per account of mileage balance data are an issue given that the accounts themselves ("records pertaining to people who do not fly the airline") remain open.

I recall when our IT people would hound me to delete old e-mails to free up space on the POP server. Perhaps the database administrator culture is left over from those days.

PS I'm not saying that the 18-month cutoff is a big deal.
The cause of the Y2K panic was because of the use of 2 digit years in order to save storage space
I can hardly wait to the Unix Epoch rollover of 2038, which will be preceded in 2036 by an NTP counting issue
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