* Posts by ecofeco

3456 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

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Re: As a consumer - 2 key issues ...

For me it was 2 other keys issues: price and Microsoft's long record of abandonment.

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Re: I wonder when Microsoft is finally going to pull the plug.

Well said, Gene Cash. That's exactly how it always plays out.

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Should space be a biz-free zone? Join us on June 22 to find out

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Er, biz free?

Then what are those several odd thousands commercial satellites doing up there? Primping?

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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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This is NOT new

The sleep and even hibernation of death has been around since XP. Along with sloppy as hell wifi management, I've been dealing with this shit for over a decade.

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Republicans move to gut FCC and crush its net neutrality crusade with paralyzing budget rules

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GOP throws hissy fit, tries to end party

So typical of the GOP. If it benefits the average person and they can't find a way to monopolize it, then it's EEVVVIILLL!

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Re: Chaotic Neutrality

Because that's actually how it is.

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$10bn Oracle v Google copyright jury verdict: Google wins, Java APIs in Android are Fair Use

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Re: Google must have paid big bucks...

Joerg, you forgot the /sarcasm tag.

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Hulk Hogan's sex tape, a Silicon Valley billionaire, and a $10m revenge plot to destroy Gawker

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Uh oh, now you've done it!

Be prepared for the onslaught of 'bot puppets!

BTW, you might also want to look into other things this guy has supported. Most of it quite loathsome and quite anti-republic, anti-democtractic, anti-due process, and very, very class based. Among other things.

If you liked the 18th and 19th century, you'll LOVE this guy.

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If you knew the history of Barnum you would already know the answer and that answer is not just yes, but hell yes he would!

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Seattle Suehawks: Smart meter hush-up launched because, er ... terrorism

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Re: IOT

Is it the Internet of Things or "everything is the Internet" that spells doom for humanity?

Skynet has a plan...

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Smart meters?

Not so smart now, are they?

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More than half of people on UK counter-terror biometrics databases are innocent

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Due process? What's all this then?

No surprise. Due process and real evidence were never favored by the rich and powerful.

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Euro Patent Office prez's brake line cut – aka how to tell you're not popular

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Talk about can't take a hint

See title.

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Sky! Blue!, Oceans! Wet!, Yahoo! Overvalued!

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Re: Failed to turn around....

Yes, yes we are well aware the job of the CEO is to loot the company and help increase board of directors stock profits, bonuses and expensive perks increase shareholder value and be chief liar and front man the public face of the company.

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Re: stop the press!

Not for a long, long time.

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Re: All things come to an end

Death by bean counters indeed. Never, NEVER let the bean counters control your business. They know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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Re: Let the Bidding begin!

You're overbidding by $3.50 if that's the small bag.

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Hypersonic flight test hits Mach 7.5

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Congratulations

Good job. Well done.

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Great, IBM has had a PCM breakthrough. Who exactly is going to manufacture?

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Re: What???

We live in very odd times. Both science and technology are moving ahead at near science fiction speed, but the average person is getting dumber by the minute.

As the old saying goes, this will not end well.

Good article though. Very rarely do I want to do more research from just reading an article. This was one of those times I did.

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Modular phone Ara to finally launch

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Re: hmmm

And just how many of those do you think there are? 10? 100? 1000?

The number would close to a million or better. That is only a small market to people with unreasonable expectations.

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Yeah those colors have GOT to go. They do look like shit.

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Re: Geeks...

Exactly this.

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Re: So much pessimism?

Well said LeoP. Upvoted.

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Yeah, well, I was promised moonbases, flying cars and house robots and world peace and the leisure time to enjoy them.

That this is even going into production at all in any form is pretty impressive.

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Re: What happens if you drop it?

Don't drop it. Simples. Or do like most people do and get a cover/case for it.

In theory, this is the least of your worries. You would simply replace the damaged part.

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Re: There are severe technical limitations

"Or, more likely, it's going to fizzle out in a heap of whining that you can't upgrade the RAM, or they picked the wrong screen, or Apple didn't make it. Sigh."

Seen this happen with many a product so that we always seem to end up with the least common denominator technology.

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China caught astroturfing social networks

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Re: $0.50 per post?

No kidding. Nice job if you can get it.

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If you know what's good for you, your health data belongs in the cloud

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Oh hell NO!

Nothing, NOTHING belongs in the cloud except data you really don't care about. Personal health information? Go fuck yourself.

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Tech support locker scam poses as failed Microsoft Update

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Re: hmmm...

Affinity looks damn nice! A Microsoft version and Linux version would pretty much kill Adobe.

Too bad they don't have a Dreamweaver substitute.

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Re: Erm... theres

Phones can be forwarded.

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

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Re: Patrick Moore

You are free to post credible sources of proof. That's the beauty of the Internet.

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FTC's Jerk ruling against ex-Napster boss upheld by court

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Exactly.

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SEC warns cybersecurity is biggest threat to financial system

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SEC also warns water is wet

Financial business continue to ignore warning and complain about their colds and pneumonia, attempt too pass laws against tides.

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Google slaps Siri with Assistant and Amazon with Home device

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Yo we heard you like ceaseless nattering

So we made it possible to embiggen your ceaseless nattering.

Cuz there just isn't enough people talking and saying nothing!

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Cryptxxx shipwrecked: Laughing white hats shred latest ransomware

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Excellent

Congrats.

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Help! We're being crushed, cry billionaire cable giants

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Re: Cry me a river.

Yep. Fuck them. They charge more and offer less and less. I get that they are also getting squeezed by the copyright holders of the content, but fuck them too.

I've pretty much opted out of the whole entertainment circus. I watch free broadcast TV, don't buy music and rent the occasional movie and if something is really interesting, I'll see if I can get it over the Internet. If not, then I stop caring.

Nothing about the industry makes my life better in any substantial way. Nothing.

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The Windows 10 future: Imagine a boot stamping on an upgrade treadmill forever

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Re: Here's the Windows 10 future I see ... it will be used to download Android desktop

Android desktop? Hahahahahahahahahahahhaa

God help us.

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Re: If there's one thing...

"I am sorry, I assumed that the individual would be able to make their own minds up as to whether or not the T&C's for the action pack are suitable for them or not."

Why would you assume small business owners are IT savvy? Because they sure as fuck are not.

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Any justificaitons fanbois?

Fuck Win 10. Just fuck it to death already.

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Destroying ransomware business models is not your job, so just pay up

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Wait. Embolden?

Embolden? This guys is a fucking moron so no surprise at his statements.

He needs to embiggen his educationing.

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Got $130,000 down the back of the sofa? Great. Grab an HP 3D printer

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Re: hp brand damage

You left out "Ladies Man" Hurd.

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Yes but what about the drivers?

Does it come with the mandatory 64GB driver bloatware?

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Politician claims porn tabs a malware experiment, then finds God

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Re: thought process

Republicans politicians are proven closet pervs.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise hiring temps to cover for redundancies - sources

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Blast from the past

When HP bought Compaq, they fired everyone and made them reapply for their jobs.

Some of the white collar employees got their jobs backs and did well. Some didn't. Some of the factory employees got their jobs back and took huge pay cuts. Many did not get rehired at all except for...

To cover the factory labor loss, they then hired temp employees only and this became (and still is as far as I know) the policy with no chance of ever being hired on to HP, proper.

This is pretty much SOP for almost any technical positions at the big corporations these days and has been for years.

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HSBC swinging axe on UK IT department, 840 heads to roll

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Honest question: how so?

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Americans cutting back on online activity over security and privacy fears

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Re: Yes, to all the above, and "we accept / make no commitments by e-mail ..."

Most contracted IT is won by who is known and how undetectable you can make the kickback much discount and how cheap you can get the actual employees who will do the actual work.

Merit and competency hardly come into play.

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Re: Be safe online AND on the phone

This should be taught to children. I have to tell my aging parents this all the time. No caller ID? No answer.

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Re: And I thought I was an anomalous holdout --

Perhaps, one day the banking system in USA might move into to 20th Century let alone the 21st.

Why would they when they can fail and still be rewarded? You simply will not ever beat that kind of corruption.

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Re: It's not surprising.

Steve Knox. Dear god! That's insane!! WTFF?

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