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  1. Comment on The first crew launch of Boeing’s Starliner capsule is on hold indefinitely in ~space

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    Especially since the helium is a key consumable that is used for the control thrusters. If too much leaks out, they can't do orientation maneuvers.

    Especially since the helium is a key consumable that is used for the control thrusters. If too much leaks out, they can't do orientation maneuvers.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future? in ~life

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    Yeah, I was being conservative in my 3-4 years. I'm still using a Pixel 4, which i though was about 4 years old and I only upgraded since my previous phone was a windows phone which was simply no...

    Yeah, I was being conservative in my 3-4 years. I'm still using a Pixel 4, which i though was about 4 years old and I only upgraded since my previous phone was a windows phone which was simply no longer supported.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Am I alone in thinking that we're bouncing back from a highly technological future? in ~life

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    The majority of people are not tech people, their usage and adoption of technology are purely need based. They will adopt something if they see a need to, not because they want to. Smart phones...

    The majority of people are not tech people, their usage and adoption of technology are purely need based. They will adopt something if they see a need to, not because they want to. Smart phones improvements have been rather minimal over the last 3 to 4 years, they are functionally complete until the next killer feature is developed. Why spend a lot of money on a new phone unless their is a need to? They aren't really fashion items, at least not anymore, and setting up a new phone is a pain.

    As for cars, people have a expectations about the UX of operating a car, glass cars are not easy to use. The ergonomics aren't there and if I'm spending 10s of thousands on a new vehicle, I want it to be easy or fun to use. The novelty wears off fast. Since most people aren't tech people and just want the thing to be easy use they are pushing back with their wallets.

    40 votes
  4. Comment on Google Cloud accidentally deletes UniSuper’s online account due to ‘unprecedented misconfiguration’ in ~tech

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    My point was that GCP obviously hard deleted everything. Many providers will soft delete, then hard delete after x days when it's the provider doing the deletion.

    My point was that GCP obviously hard deleted everything. Many providers will soft delete, then hard delete after x days when it's the provider doing the deletion.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Google Cloud accidentally deletes UniSuper’s online account due to ‘unprecedented misconfiguration’ in ~tech

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    Telling that the service is back up due to backups stored off Google Cloud.

    Telling that the service is back up due to backups stored off Google Cloud.

    27 votes
  6. Comment on Hey GM: If you want to beat Apple, give people the buttons CarPlay can’t in ~transport

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    My take is that Apple want full control over the entire dashboard. They want CarPlay to be the entire experience. That was the point the sample render in the article. Apple doesn't want to be...

    My take is that Apple want full control over the entire dashboard. They want CarPlay to be the entire experience. That was the point the sample render in the article. Apple doesn't want to be relegated to the Map and Music part. They want control of the A/C, speedometer, the heated seats, everything. Map and Music was their entry point, but now they are pushing for it to be the entire experience, which is why GM is dropping them. If Apple has full control over the UX of the driver and passengers, then the brands loose their distinctiveness.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Hey GM: If you want to beat Apple, give people the buttons CarPlay can’t in ~transport

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    That's UX navigation, Android supports that as well. What they don't support, as far as I know, is connecting a physical button or knob to a specific action, like adjusting the fan speed of the A/C.

    That's UX navigation, Android supports that as well. What they don't support, as far as I know, is connecting a physical button or knob to a specific action, like adjusting the fan speed of the A/C.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Hey GM: If you want to beat Apple, give people the buttons CarPlay can’t in ~transport

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    Throw some of those buttons and knobs that have programmable OLED screens on them and a screen for navigation , radio, status and that gives you the best of both worlds.

    Throw some of those buttons and knobs that have programmable OLED screens on them and a screen for navigation , radio, status and that gives you the best of both worlds.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~travel

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    I've had it, but never needed it. I've been in emergency rooms in Vietnam, New Zealand and Scotland. Never paid a dime, they just waived me off and said don't worry. I imagine it would only be...

    I've had it, but never needed it. I've been in emergency rooms in Vietnam, New Zealand and Scotland. Never paid a dime, they just waived me off and said don't worry. I imagine it would only be useful if you needed an emergency flight to another country for treatment, but I only get that sort of coverage if I'm going someplace with truly third world emergency care.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Instagram generated almost 30% of Meta’s revenue in early 2022 in ~tech

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    Sigh, yup. Only reason I still have a FB account is because so much stuff is coordinated via FB.

    Sigh, yup. Only reason I still have a FB account is because so much stuff is coordinated via FB.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Megathread: April Fools’ Day 2024 on the internet in ~talk

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    The siblings controller was pretty funny.

    The siblings controller was pretty funny.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Historic covered bridges in the US are under threat by truck drivers relying on GPS meant for cars in ~transport

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    https://11foot8.com/ Can't mentioned trucks going where they shouldn't without mentioning good ol' 11foot8.

    https://11foot8.com/ Can't mentioned trucks going where they shouldn't without mentioning good ol' 11foot8.

    31 votes
  13. Comment on 100,000 years and counting – how do we tell future generations about highly radioactive nuclear waste repositories? in ~enviro

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    I really don't understand the point of worrying. There are plenty of natural places on earth that are deadly to humans but don't appear so at first. Hot springs, volcanoes, lakes have released...

    I really don't understand the point of worrying. There are plenty of natural places on earth that are deadly to humans but don't appear so at first. Hot springs, volcanoes, lakes have released methane clouds that have killed villages.

    Bury it deep, encase it in concrete and call it done. Stone crumbles, pictures get graffitied or erased, nothing is permanent on a geologic time scale.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on Is a NAS for me? in ~tech

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    The Raspberry Pi 3 has the Ethernet port on the same bus as the USB ports. This caused contention when using both USB and Ethernet at the same time, like when run a NAS. The Raspberry Pi 4 and 5...

    The Raspberry Pi 3 has the Ethernet port on the same bus as the USB ports. This caused contention when using both USB and Ethernet at the same time, like when run a NAS. The Raspberry Pi 4 and 5 moved the Ethernet to a separate bus so the Pi can use both simultaneously. This means upgrading to a newer Pi will get you more ram, faster Ethernet and better performance.

    11 votes
  15. Comment on Are Swedish dishcloths more environment-friendly than paper towels? We investigate. in ~enviro

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    I noticed that too. They also didn't detail the environmental cost to manufacturer the towels, or how long they have to last and how long they typically last. If you need to use them for two years...

    I noticed that too. They also didn't detail the environmental cost to manufacturer the towels, or how long they have to last and how long they typically last. If you need to use them for two years but people toss them after a year since they get nasty, then it's not worth it.

    8 votes
  16. Comment on Mexico aims to compete with Panama Canal by using cargo trains in ~transport

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    This project had been discussed before on other sites. I remember some comments saying the unloading can be a benefit since it gives an opportunity to route more directly, e.g. Ship leaves from a...

    This project had been discussed before on other sites. I remember some comments saying the unloading can be a benefit since it gives an opportunity to route more directly, e.g. Ship leaves from a Chinese port with cargo for US East Coast, France and Africa. The unload in Mexico gives a an opportunity to transfer to ships with more direct routes to those locations.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Dating apps have gotten so bad that speed dating is in again in ~life

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    Because if they match people well then they loose two paying customers. A subscription based service relies on people keeping their subscriptions going for long periods. But a successful match...

    Because if they match people well then they loose two paying customers. A subscription based service relies on people keeping their subscriptions going for long periods. But a successful match maker gets you matched quickly with a compatible SO. It's in the best interest of the app to only be kind of successful.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on One in four school-starters in England and Wales not toilet-trained, say teachers in ~life

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    At home you have easy access to a toilet, many kids learned to wait to the last minute because the toilet was a couple steps away. Now they have to raise their hand, get the teachers permission,...

    At home you have easy access to a toilet, many kids learned to wait to the last minute because the toilet was a couple steps away. Now they have to raise their hand, get the teachers permission, then walk to the toile. What they used to be able to be with 10sec now takes 5 min so they are now learning to act when the urge starts not when you are about to go.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on One in four school-starters in England and Wales not toilet-trained, say teachers in ~life

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    So, this is the cohort of kids that spent a year shut inside their houses, with stressed out parents, little social contact, no access to Pre-K and no access to developmentally enriching...

    So, this is the cohort of kids that spent a year shut inside their houses, with stressed out parents, little social contact, no access to Pre-K and no access to developmentally enriching activities and folks are surprised they have developmental delays?

    3 votes