* Posts by Sinick

18 posts • joined 17 Mar 2010

$30/month email upstart Superhuman brought low with a blast of privacy Kryptonite



"fed up with the tech industry's inability to regulate itself"

s/inability/deliberate refusal/

Under fire for its shoddy response, FCC finally wakes up to Puerto Rico



If you keep on as you are, you silly sods, the recovery'll slow down so much it'll start RUNNING BACKWARDS!!!

Australia builds facial recognition as a service for plod, spookhaüses


Oh come ON, P. Lee!

Can't you have the common courtesy to keep the irrelevant, offtopic biblethumping out of a completely unrelated discussion for five bloody seconds?

*SIGH* Obviously not.

Oh well, since you did drag that load of old rot in, I'll give a similarly old reply: "You know that time when the church DID rule the state? They don't call it the Dark Ages for nothing."

Let's be real, there's not a whole lot of "excellent morality" in oppressing the living crap out of scientists, women, atheists, pagans, and every other religion around. But, hey, who cares about that lot, amirite?

[Icon choice should be obvious: to those bitten hard enough by the religion meme, any criticism is Demon Inspired (TM)]

Assange offers job to sacked Google diversity manifestbro


Just as well you added the "apparently", because he was bald-faced LYING about that Ph.D.


Which just goes to show his honesty and ethics are about on a par with his grasp of logic and biology.

User left unable to type passwords after 'tropical island stress therapy'


Re: re: I prefer not to look like a ragbag

'worshiped and revered'

I want some of whatever you're drinking!

Parliamentary Trump-off? Pro-Donald petition passes 100k signatures


Re: The Solomon Islands

Oh BigMouth John. As always, you lie like a whole goddamn rug store.


Leap second scheduled for New Year's Eve 2016


I almost thought the title was meant to be New Year's Eve 2017

and then I realised I was either too sober now or too drunk on New Year's Eve 2016 to work it out properly.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!


You know the arms race won't stop until...

Farcebork's pages look like this:

text you actually want to read BUY IRRELEVANT CRAP more text you came here for BUY ANNOYING CRAP a little bit more actual text BUY THIS USELESS CRAP INSTEAD are you still paying attention to this text anymore BUY MORE CRAP OBEY YOUR OVERLORDS

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung


Re: Shame

>> Or Daniel Craig in a cameo wearing only a tribble...

I would pay GOOD cash money to see that! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Cinema boss gives up making kids turn off phones: 'That's not how they live their life'


Re: @ DougS So have a cell phone section

You're drawing a mighty long bow there, William Tell, er, DiViDeD

Of course "DVT was almost unheard of back then." That doesn't mean the incidence is necessarily any higher now. They'd only just started to officially recognise some of the many medical risks of smoking by the time the ban came in. In the decades since smoking was banned on flights, awareness of the medical consequences of long periods of inactivity has also increased.

And even IF the base number of cases of DVT has gone up since then, that doesn't mean the proportion of cases has risen. The sheer number of flights, and the average length of flights (and therefore the overall number of person-hours in the air) have all gone up tremendously in the decades since smoking was banned.

And even IF the proportion of DVT has gone up since then, how the hell is air quality THE key causal factor in thrombosis, as you claim? A far more likely causal factor would be the way that average legroom/seat width/aisle room/overall cabin space per person has also decreased, making it harder to stretch/move.

$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience


Anyone who would fall for this load of old bollocks...

...is so damn dense they'd undergo gravitational collapse and become a black hole.


Anyone who would fall for this load of old bollocks...

...is so bloody dense they'd undergo gravitational collapse and become a black hole.

Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?


I can't believe nobody's mentioned...


The FX alone have to be seen to be believed; they look like they've been done with MS Paint.

Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray


Probably not as wrong as...

...knowing first that you have absolutely no use for it whatsoever, THEN thinking, "damn, I better buy one of those because I might not be able to in future."

And buying it.

And then going back and buying all the accessories you didn't notice the first time round.

Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook


One of these things is not like the others...

How very telling that you lump homosexuality together with bestiality and other fetishes most people would be ashamed to admit.

As for why a CEO of a big company needs to go public, is it too intellectually taxing for you to actually read a single sentence of what he wrote?

"So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

Coders are creatives too: Where's our love?...


"Wah wah wah nobody appreciates my beautiful code!"


Users don't owe coders appreciation, any more than drivers owe car plant workers appreciation.

Car plant workers/car designers etc. are doing the job they're being paid for PROPERLY if the car doesn't break down, and the driver doesn't have to know everything about what's going on under the hood to make the damn thing go. Drivers just want to get from point A to point B, and THAT IS FINE.

Similarly, coders are doing the job they're being paid for PROPERLY if the software doesn't break down and the user doesn't have to think about the code.

By your own argument, if you don't blueprint your own engines OMG YOU DON'T DESERVE TO DRIVE!

No, dear, coders are not Super Special Snowflakes. Their salaries are ultimately being paid by the users, and they are employed to meet the users' needs. The users care about getting their job done, not about code. Code is your job, not theirs. Deal with it.

Microsoft cuts out paste



I WAS pissed off that my HTC HD2 would not be able to run WinMo7.

NOW I'm going to sit back and revel in my sense of schadenfreude (and my cut/copy/paste).


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