* Posts by ecofeco

3073 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

The fracking oil price drop whacked Panasas – who's next in energy IT?

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Re: Who's next?

"Until end of this year"

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Who's next?

All of them are at risk. Oil prices are predicted to stay soft at least until of this year, at best.

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Pentagon can't check F-35 maintenance thanks to insecure database

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That costs extra.

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Google ninjas go public with security holes in Malwarebytes antivirus

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Short answer?

Suits.

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Safe Harbor ripped and replaced with Privacy Shield in last-minute US-Europe deal

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Re: Fifteen years worth of illegally collected data.

Funny thing that: you can damn near bet most of it can't even be read anymore due to degradation.

Have you SEEN the state of government IT?! Many, many examples right here on El Reg.

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Re: There may still be some individual sticking points

Some of us do, but civil rights are in short supply here, these days. 'Cause DRUGS AND TERRA AND PAEDOS, ON MY!

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Seconded.

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Re: Short Version

"Sounds like a Monty Python sketch."

I too used to think Monty Python was comedy. As I got older, I saw it was just excerpts from real life.

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"What's a US explicit promise worth? Very little, I suspect."

Allow me to put your suspicions to rest.

It's worth not a goddamn fucking thing, actually.

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Google calls out Comodo's Chromodo Chrome-knockoff as insecure crapware

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Comodo has been crap for years

Comodo screwed the pooch years ago. It's now total spamware shit.

Which is too bad because in its day, it was really good.

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Uni of Manchester IT director resigns after sacking 68 people

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When you know the right people

...then nothing succeeds like failure!

Will he work for HP next?

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Hackers mirror 250GB of NASA files on the web

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Too clever by half

So they hack data that... They could have free for asking.

Impressive.

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US government's $6bn super firewall doesn't even monitor web traffic

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It would, but none of them are on the approved pork/insider/lobbyist/defense contractor list.

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Cloud growth? Take a number, Microsoft. Two engines have stalled

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Re: This is a no brainer

Unfortunately AC, you are right. Still doesn't change the crippled usability of the new systems nor the very real complaints and degradation of productivity.

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This is a no brainer

365 and Win 10. Utter shite and too radical a change for even power users.

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Home Office lost its workers' completed security vetting forms

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Re: stolen from car

Back in the days when your dad rode dinosaurs, ANY information/documents that left the security agencies' buildings was instant prison time for the idiot who did so.

I don't see a problem with that policy.

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Re: But...

No.

Doubt lessons have been learned.

(Punctuation is everything.)

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Damn terra-ists!

Oh wait. It seems they are their OWN worst enemy.

Howe typical of all career bureaucrats. Fuck shit up, blame everyone else.

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HSBC online banking outage: Moneymen are 'still under attack'

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No surprise, here's why.

HSBC pays out £28m over money-laundering claims - 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/04/hsbc-fined-278m-over-money-laundering-claims

HSBC Judge Approves $1.9B Drug-Money Laundering Accord - 2013

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-07-02/hsbc-judge-approves-1-9b-drug-money-laundering-accord

HSBC became bank to drug cartels, pays big for lapses - 2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-probe-idUSBRE8BA05M20121212

The list goes on. They are the dirtiest of the dirty. Serves them right. I'll lose no sleep over it.

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App for homeless says walking on water is the way to reach services

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Despite the mouth frothing rhetoric and anecdotes to the contrary, getting any kind of poverty assistance in most western nations (UK, US, Australia) is damn near impossible and fraught with deliberate obscurity and misdirection.

Deliberate.

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FAIL

It is just me?

An app for homeless people.

First, what's wrong with this picture?

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Most of the world still dependent on cash

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Re: Asshole American banks

This is SOP at all US banks now. Why this isn't illegal is not acceptable.

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Ginni Rometty to pocket $4.5m bonus for IBM leadership

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They are 10 to 20 years behind in process, procedures and systems.

All they have is momentum.

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Re: Work at IBM

I met a few "mid levels" who took work home and worked until midnight. The bulk of the work? Email round robins with required responses.

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Re: Soviet era is right

You have problem with Corporate Communist Capitalism, comrade?

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Re: It's even more fun working there

It sucked when it was just 2 systems.

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Re: IBM

Well said ledswinger. I've seen the same at other companies as well.

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Seagate’s triple whammy: Disk numbers, costs, and flash

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Same here. This is probably thier root problem.

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US police contracts and private forum posts dumped online

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Beat me to it.

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Criminal records checks 'unlawful' and 'arbitrary' rules High Court

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There's a clever quip in here somewhere.

Something about how the police state will eventually only be able to employ criminals because it made everyone a criminal.

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Net neutrality-lovin' Sweden mulls law to censor the internet

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When did the GOP take over the Swedish government?

So basically, conservative governments are the same all over: ignore the law while claiming to be the champions of law 'n order and doing so when the laws especially benefit the average person.

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Full of fear at work: Blame the boss, or yourself?

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Are you kidding?

Any place I've ever worked that had fear as the overall culture was as effed-up as it gets in their operational polices and procedures and head-firmly-up-arse supervisors.

The places that I've worked that embrace innovation, progress and realistic polices and rock solid testing processes had no fear.

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Forget the drones, Amazon preps its own cargo container ship operation out of China

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Welcome!

I, for one, welcome our new container overlords!

Wait. What? They've been here for decades? Are you sure? Really? Chinese products with American logos? Amazing!

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Trend Micro AV gave any website command-line access to Windows PCs

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WTF?!!!

Did Trend Micro hire some ex McAfee folks?

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Freelancer.com fined for 'reckless indifference to privacy rights'

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Re: I made the mistake

It's the same with their copycats as well. Simply not worth it. Great idea, but went to ruin quickly.

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Hacks rebel after bosses secretly install motion sensors under desks

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If I ever saw one of those under my desk...

...it would the last time it ever senses my butt in that chair.

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Cisco forgot its own passwords for seven weeks

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Why not ask HP?

After all, those are just re-badged HP servers.

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Future Snowden hunt starts with audit of NSA spooks' privileges

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"If the CIA wanted him dead, he would be dead. Russia or not."

You give the CIA too much credit. They really don't have the humint and influence they used to have.

Now if it were the Mossad...

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Barn door

Horse.

Next: more spilled milk coming and control freaks continue to not learn their lesson.

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Comcast repeatedly crams modem upgrade demands into browsers

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Again?

Or maybe this was another cable company I'm thinking off.

Still, it also shows that most people do not have a good enough defense system in place. A good firewall, script blocker and AV would fix that nag.

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Boozing is unsafe at ‘any level’, thunders chief UK.gov quack

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Re: News Just In

And just who's crazy damn idea was this anyway? It's like life was deigned by some damn government agency!

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Unsafe?!

Next they'll be telling us that fapping will make us go blind!

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American cable giants go bananas after FCC slams broadband rollout

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Re: Comcast and Co disagree

"Yeah, but artificial scarcity is the only thing taught at the MBA schools."

GOT THAT RIGHT!

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Re: Back Story

How you get "conflict of interest" from a government agency at least trying to benefit the average person is beyond me.

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Re: It's an anti-terrorism measure...

"This is for protection, citizen."

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Re: No surprise, really ...

"...most all US agencies, including the FCC, are thralls of the corporations they supposedly regulate."

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

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Re: Thanks FCC

"Because of the "Minimum downlink rate" update I now am getting 50 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up at the same price of $34.99 from Time Warner that I was getting for 15 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up.""

We went from 1Mbps down and 0.3 up to 5 down and 1 up. Same reason. at&t.

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Re: "FCC's fault"

"I'm hoping the ISPs get beaten soundly multiple times with a very large stick."

I hope they have that very large stick put where the sun don't shine.

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The report MUST be wrong!

The report has to be wrong! Everyone knows that free market capitalism provide the best product and services! Even though the damn socialist/commie countries in Europe and Asia have faster and cheaper broadband, it's just a fluke!

A fluke I tell you! Ignore the man behind the curtain!

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NSA spying on US and Israeli politicians stirs Congress from Christmas slumbers

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