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Comment: Re:This is a good thing. (Score 1) 198

by synaptik (#47934291) Attached to: Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise
A) Yes, I realized this after my haste to make the joke.
B) You have clearly missed that this was supposed to be a joke.
C) Had this story actually been about tides and not wind (see A above,) then I would be right: retarding the tidal bulges even more than they already are (via harnessing) would slingshot the moon even faster than the tides currently do.

Comment: Re:Isn't "Peak Stupid" writing about it. (Score 2) 100

by synaptik (#47663417) Attached to: Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait
You should re-read the comment you are replying to. You have misunderstood Chrisq's point (which is, in summary: by talking about the spammer's stupidity in this case, we risk alerting said spammers to their stupidity, in which case they might correct it. It is better for us to just STFU about it.) And of course, by replying to you I am now part of that problem. Damn!

Comment: Re:Please NO (Score 3, Interesting) 111

by synaptik (#47579017) Attached to: French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

Please everyone just leave T-Mobile alone. They are doing great the last few years.

I agree, but T-Mobile is doing great because they don't *want* to be left alone. They are being so aggressive with their pricing because they want to be targetted for a buy-out. Their parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG, has made it clear that they want out of that business.

Comment: Re:This is newsworthy??? (Score 1) 77

by synaptik (#46874963) Attached to: After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed
If by 'screen sharing' you mean VNC or RDP: that is often acceptable within a single LAN. But when VPN'ing in from home, the latency can be tiresome. With a character-based interface, there is of course still latency, but it is much less tiresome because the stream is a tiny trickle compared to the graphical modes.

Comment: Re:This is newsworthy??? (Score 2) 77

by synaptik (#46870989) Attached to: After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed
Terminal multiplexers such as screen and tmux still have their place. Not only do they allow you to organize your terminals by task, but they are also detachable from your console. This allows you to (example) start a build at the office, where your machine physically resides, then later from home SSH into your work machine and reattach to the tmux / screen session.

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke