* Posts by ecofeco

3576 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Those Xbox Fitness vids you 'bought'? Look up the meaning of the word 'rent'

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There's an old saying

Beware Geeks bearing gifts.

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You can be my wingman any time! RaspBerry Pi AI waxes Air Force top gun's tail in dogfights

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Oh shit

You are witnessing history.

This takes us back to the time when high altitude bombers, fighters and ballistics missiles could not be reliably defended against.

Yes, the tactics are different, but the results are just as terrifying. Only railguns, energy weapons or highly accurate missile will be able to defend against this.

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DARPA's 'flying wing' drone inches closer to lift-off

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Drone, drone, drone your boat

Gently in the sea

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

The drones are come for thee

(so sue me)

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Down and out in the Middle Kingdom: Beijing is sinking

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Beijing is not the only one sinking

Many other major world cities are also sinking.

Just what did the super geniuses think would happen when you add several million tons of steel and concrete to the scale?

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Looking good, Gnome: Digesting the Delhi in our belly

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Re: Gnome Software

I hate Unity, When I ran Ubuntu, I used the old Gnome 2 desktop.

I still hate Unity.

So is Gnome 3.2 more like a traditional desktop or is more like Unity?

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We have hit peak Silicon Valley: New crazy goal to disrupt entire cities

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Re: What grumpy old man wrote this?!

Because grumpy old men have seen this snake oil fail thousands of times.

The only rich person in this world who seems to be doing anything practical at all for the average person is Elon Musk. Perfect? No. But nobody else is doing any damn thing at all except trying to figure how to screw the average person yet more.

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More proof the rich are clueless

Just more proof the rich are clueless. Or this is a tax write off.

My money is on both.

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Disco, Pogs, and the Microsoft Surface 3

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Surface vs Surface Pro

I've had to set up quite a few Surface Pros and the only issue we had was the same as with every MS OS since WiFi was first supported: wifi management is shit.

We bought the Pro's to replace the previous Surface 3s, which were obviously built by politicians.

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I want to learn about gamification but all I see is same-ification

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What's not love about game making? Insane hours, erratic pay, rocky career, slave driving bosses, bad food, mental fanbases, the list is long.

I just see women's lack of numbers as further proof women are still slightly smarter than men.

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Re: Huh?

>Then you sell them 50 gems for £19.99

A serious cold wind of ennui just blew though me when I read this.

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Does MTV still exist?

Yes... and no.

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I see 5 people did not detect the sarcasm.

Needs more particles effect.

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

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Re: "Never was so much lost by so many due to one stupid decision"

Not sure why the down votes, PNGuinn.

No matter your personal choice on this issue, truer words were never spoken about history not learned.

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Re: don't blame me. I voted to remain

Trump for president and Doris for PM, may as well have twin idiots eh!

We did that already. Thatcher/Reagan. That's how we got to here.

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

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Not always.

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Utah sheriffs blow $10,000 on smut-sniffing Labrador

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Re: Oh for God's sake...

You forgot the /rhetorical tag.

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Re: umm IoT?

For the win.

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Re: Wrong breed.

A little earl-y for puns isn't it?

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Re: Inefficient

Woof!

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Holy Crap! Bloke finishes hand-built CPU project!

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Well done

Well done. Very well done. A sincere congratulations.

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US Senate strikes down open-access FBI hacking warrant by just one honest vote

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Re: So ...

Goof beagle? Brilliant!

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77 per cent ignore company social media policies

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Using social media to learn?

Wow, that is a serious stretch. As in delusional. Work related solutions to work related problems are often found on websites related to the industry or straight up searches, not InstaFaceBookTwitterGram©®™.

I have YET to see ANYONE on the job who is learning something job related from social media bullshit.

As for taking a normal break and doing what they please, that's quite reasonable. No one should care what they are (legally) looking at on their breaks. But don't sell me this tired shit about social media having any redeeming value other than entertainment. Been hearing that for the last 10 years.

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NHS advertises for digital director at £131k

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An El Reg regular?

Of course an El Reg regular could sort them out, but and El Reg regular simply doesn't have the right connections or school tie.

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Baidu tech chief: AI smart enough to take our jobs, not our lives. Yet

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So lawyers will be obsolete?

If this means the elimination of lawyers and other self appointed "experts of social authority" (and quacks of all professions*) than I sure as HELL welcome our AI overlords.

*just the quacks, not folks with real wisdom.

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YouTube sharecroppers start world’s most useless trade union

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Exactly Seejay#

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Re: They sell the dream

Technical issues and costs haven't been a barrier for almost 10 years and stupid people shouldn't expect anyone to pay attention to them. Unfortunately, they often do and then yell the loudest when they are ignored. Can't master your medium? Tough shit for you. Learn it. The entire Internet offers free lessons. At your fingertips. In the comfort of the surroundings of your choosing.

As for traffic, if one is relying on someone else's audience, than one should not complain about free services created by that someone else.

I am NOT pro Google. I AM anti-fucking-whining-wanker.

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Re: Look on the bright side.

I was thinking the same thing, TeeCee.

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Respect? People who give their work away for free are fucking morons and make life harder for the rest of us punters trying to earn a living and pay the bills because they undermine EVERYONE's worth.

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Re: They sell the dream

Rips off? Look, there is nothing, NOT ONE DAMN thing that is stopping these people from making their own, personal website and posting their videos there.

Domain names and hosting and throw-down website builders are pocket change these days.

They don't have a leg to stand on and Google owes them nothing. Sorry, but that's reality.

The Internet was created so everyone and anyone could created their own website and have their "voice" heard, not complain like little fucking babies about the free ride they are getting on someone else's website.

Fuck them. Fuck them straight to hell. They ARE wankers. And shitty, lame, amateur video producers as well. The world does not need more stupid useless shit.

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Internetainerpreneur?

So he moved over from InstaFacebookTwitterGram, then?

I have just a few words of advice for him: "Yo scrode! Yer shit's all fucked up and you talk like a fag!"

Name that movie.

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Chattanooga mayor credits muni broadband with aiding city's revival

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It has also, however, fuelled a backlash from telcos and some lawmakers who see city-operated broadband services as an unnecessary government incursion into markets already served by private-sector companies.

Fuck 'em. Fuck 'em to death. This what happens when you don't learn the lesson of Marie Antoinette.

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When Capita job ads go BAD

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Loose quips sink ships

When you make a typo, the errorists win.

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Apple and Android wearables: What iceberg? It’s full steam ahead!

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Re: I like my Magellan Echo

Simplicity and long battery life. That's how it's done.

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Re: Is that the sound of an ax being ground?

A gimmick is a gimmick no matter how many people buy it and should be called out as such.

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Re: Smartwatch = YACTx

Nailed it.

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Softlayer embiggens its cloud VMs

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Cloud VM?

Ah, the worst of both worlds! What could go wrong?

This is the kind of stupid that can't be fixed.

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Charter halts TWC upgrades

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Have you ever seen a merger that didn't result in higher prices and reduced service?

Yeah, me neither.

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Cable box unlock block

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Re: Corporate welfare for Google

You forgot the sarcasm tag.

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Should we teach our kids how to program humanity out of existence?

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Re: We haven't got a decent programming language yet

What have they been going? Getting marginalized by VCs and MBAs in favor if InstaFaceBookTwitterGram garbage or vendor lock in.

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Re: Its not going to be a problem

Agreed. The bloat in software these days is beyond redemption.

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UK's education system blamed for IT jobs going to non-Brits

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Biggest pile of bollocks ever

This is one serious pile of bollocks. Mt. Everest scale in fact. The 1% do not value local talent one wit and they will tell any lie to hide their contempt of said talent.

Can't have the help getting uppity, you know. They simply MUST know their place. /s

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Outsourcery sold after Dragon runs out of puff

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Re: A ponzi scheme by any other name

Or pump-and-dump.

Either way, it's a tradition first pioneered by those kings of corporate raiding back in the 1980s. You remember. The Thatcher/Reagan era of prosperity for everyone except the average person.

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Yeah... who?

Damn! Looks like I missed another flash in the pan. How will I ever live with myself?

Oh wait. Don't care.

Just one question, though. Was ever heard to utter the phrase, "Do you know who I am?!"

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Dad of student slain in Paris terror massacre sues Google, Twitter, Facebook for their 'material support' of ISIS

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Just... no.

His grief is understandable but his targets are way off.

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You joke but every single example you gave has been tried and continues to be tried.

And then some.

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Get-rich quick trick Twitch snitch: Bots sued for fake video views

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Number of hits/views/units shipped faked

So just like every form of PR then.

Right. No surprise here.

The only surprise to me is that they don't seem to have even the most basic verification system installed. Has CAPTCHA, email confirmation, or 2 factor login been that easily defeated? Oh wait, I'll bet it wasn't even deployed.

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You Acer holes! PC maker leaks payment cards in e-store hack

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Another week another hack, yet again

If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium.

That an old movie ref, BTW.

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Ex-SAP exec and pals accused of $500,000 insider trading scam

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Re: It's in the subhead "folks got greedy"

The SEC could catch a lot more if they weren't constantly hobbled by Congress.

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Russian government hackers spent a year in our servers, admits DNC

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Re: OK, now there's a company I won't use for security..

Most IPSECS experts are snake oil con men.

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I've said it over and over

The PTB DO NOT understand the Internet.

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