* Posts by ecofeco

2548 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

I, ROBOT ~ YOU, MORON. How else will automated news work?

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It had to be said

Skynet became self-aware on August 4th, 1997

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How good a techie are you? Objective about yourself and your skills?

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Re: Trevor, sign it. Because it's not just your skills that matter.

AC is right. The mandarins run everything.

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Self doubt? Vacillating? Have seen the average wages these days?

Most of us are hardly making a living, let alone the big money, while we see utter, utter morons fuck up project after project.

Only the completely deluded would not have doubts.

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Re: On competence

I wish I had just a TENTH of that formula. I would never have to work again.

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You should be scared

Fucking idiot savants are writing the code these days and Dilbert's pointy haired boss is approving the final deliverable.

"Tech bling!" Yeehaw!

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Kickstarter folk pay $8 MEELLION for joys of EXPLODING KITTENS

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Re: NSFW

There is no explaining the penchants of furries. If you know what I mean.

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Re: Seriously. WTF?

Love them all, but totally useless shite.

People are going to wonder why WW3 started and will be utterly clueless. Clueless collateral damage.

"We threw money at a flash in the pan fashion du jur ideas and have no idea why the 4 horsemen are riding."

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Seriously. WTF?

No. Seriously. WTF?

Good for them, but $8 MILLION? There has to be more going on here than is being told. This is NOT normal.

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$533 MEEELLION – the cost of Apple’s iTunes patent infringement

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$533 million?

So in ten years, after appeals and delays, the plaintiff might collect, what, maybe $100 million? Made in payment over another 10 years. While appealing and delaying some more?

Rhetorical questions.

As for patent trolls, Velve has it right. Patent holding groups are often the ONLY way an inventor can make money, Most independent inventors have their patents stolen by.... the corporations who whine and cry about patent trolls.

Manufacture and marketing? Licensing and royalties without lawyers on retainer? Don't make laugh. Most indie inventors have nowhere NEAR that kind of money and finding a VC is almost the same as having it stolen anyway.

SMC Networks is a patent troll. (and their likes) Holding companies that pay inventors are not.

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Re: LibreOffice

Your phone was not made to do that.

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Re: Quiet news day?

"Linux/iOS user cannot say anything nice about Microsoft products."

For damn valid reasons. They suck and I make a living supporting them!

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Office now officially crapware

I've given Office a chance. Been using it now for several years, new ribbon and all.

If fucking sucks and was a giant step backwards. About as intuitive and easy to use as a fish riding a bicycle.

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Burning Man hackers get burnt

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Burning Man?

SO last century.

And just how counter culture is a motorhome anyway? Yeah, exactly.

Don't get me started about the "hipsterness" of it.

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Amazon tries to patent 3D printers on trucks

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Too early and too obvious

Self titled.

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Net neutrality crunch poll: Americans want to know WTF it is

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Re: What's the problem net neutrality is proposed to solve?

Net Neutrally means the big players cannot control the Internet.

From content to transmission speed to pricing, they want to control it all and this is bad for small companies and individuals alike.

Never forget, it was OUR tax money that created the Internet.

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This is all you need to know

Mark Cuban opposing the rules

100 startups agreeing with the rules

Local governments and small ISPs in favor

Tells you all you need to know right there and that NetNeut is a good thing.

It's already been noted on other websites that Cuban made billions from an open Internet and now wants only the big players be able to dictate its use.

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A truly SHOCKING tale of electrified PCs

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I believe it

When I worked for HP, one of my duties was QC on the server factory line. About one out of every 200 servers came down the line with a bad ground. Always loved touching those, because the effing ground test was the NEXT QC station after mine.

Idiots.

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HP's great – I prefer it on bacon rather than my printer, though

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HP?

I'm a Heinz 57 person myself.

Same with PCs. As for printers, what's on sale this week for less than $50?

DO NOT get me started about marketing departments. They really DO need to be on the same spaceship as the hairstylists and SEO consultants.

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TrueCrypt + Norton AV = BSOD, wail disgruntled users

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Re: It is amazing

Here's my repost from the Dabs Upgrade nightmare article.

Does it work? Then break it!

Modern IT vendors of all stripes seem to offer one thing consistently: millions of ways to break things that already work and making it even more needlessly complicated and inscrutable.

"Tech bling" as I call it.

Is this some new ITIL specification we haven't heard about?

There are SOME vendors that get it right. Tiny Firewall is one of them. After Commodo bloated out and my trust in Windows Firewall all by itself became forever jaundiced, (do not get me started about all the other popular brands) I finally found Tiny Firewall. Lightweight, intuitive and works like a champ.

It's not rocket surgery, people!

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Norton?

There's your problem right there.

End of story.

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Hellooo, NSA? The US State Department can't kick hackers out of its networks – report

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Re: G$500

They did. India as well.

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Re: If only

If only they would stop spying on average citizens?

That's just crazy commie talk!

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Re: I never thought it would come to wanting Reagan back, but here we are.

You know it's FUBAR when Reagan starts looking good and he SET the bar for FUBAR! (we're still living the nightmare he created)

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Re: NSA duties

""to maintain or strengthen privacy and civil liberties protections"."

Irony. They haz it.

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Depends on whose nation, doesn't it?

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For pity's sake, you FOOL! DON'T UPGRADE it will make it WORSE

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Re: Decaff soya latte

Just think about how long it for trains, planes and automobiles to become reliable and comfortable and easy to use.

Yeah, about that long.

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Re: Excellent recounting, Mr. Dabbs

BRAVO!

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Does it work? Then break it!

Modern IT vendors of all stripes seem to offer one thing consistently: millions of ways to break things that already work and making it even more needlessly complicated and inscrutable.

"Tech bling" as I call it.

Is this some new ITIL specification we haven't heard about?

There are SOME vendors that get it right. Tiny Firewall is one of them. After Commodo bloated out and my trust in Windows Firewall all by itself became forever jaundiced, (do not get me started about all the other popular brands) I finally found Tiny Firewall. Lightweight, intuitive and works like a champ.

It's not rocket surgery, people!

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

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Re: No point moving out

And THAT is the only game in town for now.

Nature tends to be self correcting. Our correction is coming just at it always has throughout history.

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In praise of China’s CROONING censors: Company songs NOW!

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Bizarre

Completely bizarre.

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Jaguar F-Type: A beautiful British thoroughbred

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Just saw one the other day

Just saw a convertible the other day. This is a gorgeous car.

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Intuit halts TurboTax filings after states spot mass tax fraud scheme

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Re: This is a huge fraud and the IRS and US Govt are to blame...

The fraud is occurring at the state tax level, not federal.

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Tiger Moth: Old school flying without all those pesky flaps, brakes and instruments

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POTW!

Post of the week!

Excellent find, article and video.

These were aircraft made back in the day when men were men and aircraft were barely more than jeeps with wings.

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Smartphones don’t dumb you down, they DUMB you UP

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Re: GIF

May the Schwartz be with you, Lord Helmet.

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Maps?

People have been unable to use maps ever since they were created. A LOT of people.

It's another one of those "there are 2 kinds of people" things.

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Carmakers DEFLATED by AIRBAG FLAW as US watchdog recalls TWO MEELLION vehicles

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Re: How's that offshoring working for ya now?

...in Mexico.

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How's that offshoring working for ya now?

Mexican made, doncha know.

Both the Japanese and US car makers got screwed on this one.

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#VultureTRENDING: YESS! It's Pantsr, the Sharing Economy super app that delivers on the BOTTOM line

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Satire as a business model

This is from the The Onion, right? Because most people I know just... go to the nearby store.

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Trans-Pacific trade treaty close to signoff says USA

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As I say, it's the New World Order!

You have problem with Corporate Communist Capitalism©®™, comrade?

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What do China, FBI and UK have in common? All three want backdoors in Western technology

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Re: I wonder what they really want

Half of history is the story of morons who thought they could.

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It's the New World Order!

You have problem with Corporate Communist Capitalism©®™, comrade?

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How's this for customer service: Comcast calls bloke an A**HOLE – and even puts it in print

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They aren't the only ones

They are not the only ones doing everything they can to screw their customers.

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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

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Will it be stable?

Seriously, WTF is wrong all the browsers these days that they are no longer stable? And will MS EVER allow ad blocking, cross script killing add-ons?

I not only need fast, I need armored... and some way to send a message to the fucking morons who build websites these days that their code should be shoved up their ass.

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FUMBLE! NFL app drops privacy ball just before Super Bowl Sunday

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That's not a FLAW!

It's a FEATURE! Just not one that benefits YOU.

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FTC to Internet of Stuff: Security, motherf****r, do you speak it?

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Because trusting the corporation always works, right?

/SARCASM

Here's what will happen: We be forced to buy in no matter what and we will get fucked. Period. Disabling the connection will become a crime.

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HDS embiggens its object array by feeding it more spinning rust

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Short answer: yes.

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When you embiggen something...

... you should not misunderestimate it!

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'People ACTUALLY CONFUSE Facebook and the internet in some places'

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Re: facebook IS more important than portugal...

Dey is be famous! This means one day dey will be rich!

QED

If there was any doubt that most people utter morons, the Internet has dispelled that doubt. Most of the knowledge of the human race is now available at our fingertips and yet people are still incredibly, incredibly stupid.

Maybe in another generation the Internet might help change all that. Sometime after WW3 I think.

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'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt

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Re: What flavor is his Koolaid?

The flavor? Stockholder vanilla.

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Will disappear?

Will it then change the conditional paradigm and re-purpose exiting content by bringing new synergies that reach out to current matrices while effecting tonal nuances that leverage past histories?

Fucking wankers.

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