* Posts by ecofeco

2461 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Super Cali's futuristic Tesla batt swap focus – even though car tech test is an expected bonus

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Re: This is the only reasonable way it works

Every single one of the 144+ that Tesla have already built.

They are also solar powered. http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger

In my city, any large scale new construction (condos, office building malls, etc) are all being built with brand neutral charging stations.

Do try and keep up.

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BRAVO!

Cheers for the headline and the news following it!

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Apple grapple: Congress kills FBI's Cupertino crypto kybosh plan

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Re: Odd

Congress ain't real bright. They've been known to shoot themselves in both feet just so they'll match.

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Re: Wow

Common sense? No, just very pointed self interest that also happens to benefit the rest of us peons.

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Re: No big surprise here ...

Exactly Gary. Exactly.

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Oh NOW Congress finally figures it out

Took them long enough to finally realize the spook agencies were also spying on them.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Horse

Beat. Dead.

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Movie industry's evil plan to destroy the internet is going precisely nowhere

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They really don't "get it"

The current aristocracy really does NOT understand what the Internet is and that they are NOT going to control it.

No matter WHO they are. (yes, this means you too Google)

Of course it isn't going to stop them from trying and making the rest of us miserable in the meantime.

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Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'

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Re: Only in America

Exactly, Mad. Exactly.

It doesn't get any more fascist than this.

Now if we could just get lobbyists, corporations and anyone else with a billion dollars lying around to stop writing Congressional bills. (yes, they really do and yes, they have become law)

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TorrentLocker ransomware pestilence plagues Europe, bags $500k

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Re: I don't get it

My quite elderly parents will answer the phone or even the door to complete strangers.

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Re: Got Caught

Same here, but it was the one making the rounds last summer.

We managed to stop it at 8 machines.

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Friday: SpaceX will attempt to land rocket on floating, robotic 'spaceport drone ship'

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Re: When does their UK division open

Because he is.

I'm no cult of personality type, but Elon really is making things happen. Electric cars. Solar panels. Advanced batteries. Spacecraft. None of it is pie in the sky pipe dreams. It's happening and they are each billion dollar everyday industries!

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Sincere good luck

This will be so cool if they pull this off!

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TALE OF FAIL: Microsoft offers blow-by-blow Azure outage account

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Cloud fail again and again

How many years will it take until people realize that handing your valuables to complete strangers is really, really stupid?

You would think after a few thousand years people would get this.

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Security SEE-SAW: $3 MEEELLION needed to fight a $100k hack

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Threat intelligence 'mostly snake oil and marketing'

TA DA! POTD. About time somebody said this.

SEO is exactly the same.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Rogen

Good post TPX.

Upvoted.

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Re: What a pack of gutless wonders.

Just shows that Sony can dish it out, but can't take it.

Please see their MPAA intimidation and prosecution tactics posted yesterday on most news sites.

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Re: Wimps.

Toothless? The pwned Sony in every sense of the word.

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Re: Came to see poster's USA-hate get the better of them....

There's more of that irony.

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Irony is a Sony

If this isn't the irony play of the year, I don't know what is.

Sony - vandalized people's computer with a root kit several year ago. Also large corporation used to getting their way and freedom to engage in extra-legal activities as well as mucho threats and intimidation in league with the MPAA. (as reported here and elsewhere yesterday)

NK- not known for l33t hackers. Not known to have root kitted anyone (yet). Small country not used to getting their way but still engages in extra-legal activities as well as mucho threats and intimidation.

Sony forced to eat humble pie by a group slightly less dictatorial than they are.

That's some damn fine irony right there.

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Re: Thank God for the NSA's Internet surveillance program

*snerk*

Upvoted.

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Profit-shy Instagram adds 5 new filters for hipster-photo types

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"...urine-filled swimming goggles."

FOR THE WIN!

Oh, and Instagram is an overall POS compared to other free pic handlers. (I use PicsArt) Considering how much it was bought for, it's just more proof that it's not what you know, but who you know.

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Re: 12 years gone from the company, and they still have all his details...

Short answer: it's America, not the EU. They can do whatever the hell they want to in the US. It's a fascist nation.

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Pirate

The IT dept? You don't how most companies work, do you? The IT dept usually gets no respect from the board of directors. You know, the folks who set policy and budgets?

The fault lies with the BOD and the BOD ONLY. (well 9 times out of 10, anyway) However, in this case, it was the consulting company of Bain and Co. that gutted Sony's IT dept.

Do you think BofH is fiction?

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Google must free us from 'invisible web of our personal data' – DPA

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Why just Google?

Why just Google? Why not also the credit card companies, the banks, the retail stores, Facebook? (ok never mind, that last is just stupid people)

In fact why not the entirety of both government and businesses who really have NO business sticking their nose into OUR business?

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LOHAN's Plucky Playmonaut touches down at Spaceport America

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Re: You sure must love driving

Agreed. That is some of America's finest boring wasteland you had to drive through.

In a Chevy no less! Dear god man! Why? Insult added to injury!

Other than that, great article. Thanks!

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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Cloud

Cloudy cloud cloudy.

*sigh*

Oh yeah! Cloudwagon! (I really do like that word!)

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This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

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Re: Come to Portland, Oregon!

Better yet, don't, so it stays that way.

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Bong Ventures LLC: We've been cyberhacked

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How's that cloud thing working for ya?

Cloud.

Because it's the best way to share 950 TB of adult anime along with your company secrets!

(950 TB?! Holy crap! That's got to be the majority of all that has ever been made! Not that I would know these things.)

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Seriously?

My dog could eat a box of crayons and... a better backup.

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Euro consumers have TOO MUCH choice – telco operators

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Re: The US reasonably has two players

Exactly.

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Re: re: /sarc tag

I know it's hard to believe theodore, but yes, the sarc tag is still required. There are still millions of people who would take your statement at face value.

Still, I upvoted you.

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Re: "EU market while the US does perfectly well with four or five"

What Anon said.

Merging usually means the customer it getting crewed.

Just this year my 3rd tier phone company was bought by ATT. Customer service went immediately to shit.

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Satyam Computing Services founder jailed over $1.4 BILLION fraud

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Trollface

Fraud you say?

Shocked I tell you. Shocked.

Yeeeaaahhh... not.

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US Congress in cash freeze bid to DERAIL global DNS handover

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Terminator

Easy answer: Skynet

(you think I'm joking?)

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DoJ's extra-territorial data demands: now Ireland is baulking

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Re: Surely...

TA DA!

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Washington State corporate charter

Microsoft's corporate charter is in Washington state and therefore it is answerable to all laws and regulations of that state and the U.S.

Everything else is a legal fiction or outright disregard by MS for those laws and regulations.

This has nothing to with Ireland. That is a diversion and delay.

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Net neutrality: Cisco, Intel, IBM warn FCC NOT to crack down on ISPs

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Re: Easily demystified

Nailed it Gray.

If the corporations are against it, I'm for it.

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Re: No surprise here

You do know the history of the Internet right? ARPA ring any bells?

Do you really think the NSA doesn't have VIP access already? Do you REALLY trust the corporations more?

And last but not least, do you get out much?

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Stifle broadband growth?

The only "stifling" going on around here is customers getting that "stifle" up the bum.

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'Critical' security bugs dating back to 1987 found in X Window

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Re: No worries...

Exactly Stuart. It's impossible to look 30 years into the future and predict anything*, let alone what part of your code may be exploited.

(*the exception being that people will still be practicing the 7 Deadly Sins)

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Uber? Worth $40 BEEELLION? Hey, actually, hold on ...

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Re: Uber valuation

They already are.

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Uber - NOT worth 40 BILLION

Uber is not worth 40 billion. Uber is just another tech bubble and someone is going to get rich and someone is going to get burned.

Besides the Uber copycats, many cab companies have had, now have or are about to introduce, their own phone app.

As we speak, many an Uber driver is finding out what many short-haul drivers of both taxis, trucks and couriers, even pizza delivery, already know: there's no money in it except for the lucky few. (and hasn't for almost 2 decades) It makes waiting tables part-time look lucrative. (I've done all three)

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Dirtbags dressed up malware as legit app using Sony crypto-certs

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Sony

The derp is strong with this one.

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Apple lawyers fight to silence dead Steve Jobs: 'No right' to hear him from beyond the grave

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Lawyer wankfest?

This all looks and sounds like a lawyer circle jerk.

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This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

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This is why...

... I work strictly hourly.

You want after hours service? No problem, just pay the rate. Don't want to? See you tomorrow during regular hours.

I'm on vacation, sick, earned personal day? Fuck right off.

Yes, I've been fired and demoted for that. Fuck 'em double. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been rewarded after providing exceptional service. The lesson learned it that I was being screwed.

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VW's Scirocco diesel: A sheep in Wolfsburg’s clothing

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Re: The new Scirocco Diesel.

I see what you did there.

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G'Day Australia! Office 365 and Dynamics CRM bounce Down Under

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Cloudwagon

As much as I loath "cloud" anything, I do love that new word.

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NASA prods sleeping New Horizons spacecraft: Wakey, wakey, Pluto's calling

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Congratulations to NASA

I love these long term projects that end successfully.

I'm aware the mission is not over, but just having the craft wake after all this time and distance is a huge success by itself.

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Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

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More money !=more in return

Like everything else in the U.S. (and yes I do mean everything) you spend the most money to get the least in return.

A good example is the U.S public school system (grades 1-12) which spends more per student than any other country in the world, (~12k avg. annually as of 2013) yet student performance constantly ranks in the high 20s to low 30s globally* where 1-10 are ranked as best.

While your statistics are correct, the map is not the terrain and that is never more important nor more dangerous if ignored, than in the U.S.

It is the same with welfare. While you SEE a lot money being spent and allocated to the poor, a large share of that money never actually reaches the end recipients.

(* there were a variety of scales, studies and reports to choose from. I chose the averages)

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