* Posts by Synkronicity

12 posts • joined 1 Feb 2018

NASA rattles the tin for an extra $1.6bn to keep 2024 lunar hopes alive


Re: Hard to get excited

For me it's nuking some important gov't grants that helped put me through college that makes this a bitter trade-off

US foreign minister Mike Pompeo to give UK a bollocking over Huawei 5G plans


Re: 51st state

You'd be states 51 through 53 as I'm certain Wales and Scotland would like their own separate congressional representation. ;)

Champagne corks undocked as SpaceX brings the Crew Dragon back to Earth


Re: Well done, SpaceX ...

But that's the f-ing point. A private company is doing what was once the provenance of superpowers. Where we go from here can only get more exciting for the future of our species.

Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in 'catastrophic' attack


Re: Backups?

They should have used offline backups. This failure is on VFEmail.


Could be a former or current employee with an axe to grind.

Most likely a customer with some very compromising information on the service they needed removed without calling attention to themselves. So they deleted *everything* and left nothing to chance

This is the final straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far


Re: As ever

Who are the owners of Linux, GPL, and GitLab and what are their goals?

Now who owns GitHub and, together with LinkedIn, has exclusive access to a mother-lode of enterprise data and a history of abusing their market power?

Google Pixel 2 XL: Like paying Apple-tier prices then saying, hey, please help yourself to my data


Re: I stopped reading at

What's high end about the Pixel 2 other than the camera? No headphone jack, the same Qualcomm processor, the same NAND memory, the same Gorilla Glass, the same LTE modem, and the same OS as every other Android phone. The Nexus 5 had high end specs for midrange price. It was the whole point of the Nexus line. The corners were cut with build quality -- and the build quality of the Pixel 2 is a joke (awful screen, terrible industrial design, QA issues). So is the Pixel 2's camera worth several hundred more than the exact same phone made in China minus the imaging processing?

If you kept reading the article you'd come out less like a moron.

Planning on forking out for the new iPad? Better take darn good care of it


Re: Just

What are you even arguing about? You've completely lost it.

Why a merged Apple OS is one mash-up too far


I never got the impression this was about merging operating systems and user interfaces so much as it was about merging software ecosystems. Which would make sense considering the Mac App Store pales in comparison to the iOS App Store.

So you accidentally told a million people they are going to die: What next? Your essential guide...


Re: In the confusion...

Wtf? No, that just creates more urgency that THE NUKE WE TALKED ABOUT ON THE NEWS IS FINALLY HERE AND IT'S LANDING NOW SEEK SHELTER THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Now imagine that endlessly repeating, hijacking everyone's phones with loud sounds and vibrations for 38 agonizing minutes. That'll solve the panic!

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