* Posts by ecofeco

2799 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time

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Gorgeous fucking aircraft

Just fucking gorgeous. Truly transcendent. Way ahead of its time in style.

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'I am so TIRED of your bullsh*t...' Sprint boss flips lid at T-Mobile US CEO

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Phone companies?

Fuck them all. A pox on ALL their houses.

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Hold my vodka, comrade – I got this: Russians blast supplies to the ISS

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Coat

In space...

...no one can hear you starve.

Mine with the melted candy bar ------------------->>

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GM's cheaper-than-Tesla 'leccy car tested at batt-powered data centre

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Re: Way Ahead Of Tesla

BA DUMP BA!

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Layoff-happy Capita charges staff to use cutlery in canteens

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Exactly. I've been in somewhat similar situations and left as fast as I could.

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Re: Capita is doomed

"The trouble here is that the company is - along with many others - overmanaged."

POTD. I see this everywhere.

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Yep, it's true: Android is the poor man's phone worldwide

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Re: So when ...

Been out for several years now.

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Re: Sound and fury

Gingerbread? You are several years behind the times. Also, only the top of the line Android devices can have their OS updated. The cheaper phones cannot, but for the price, it doesn't mater. Phone lifespan of 2 years is considered the maximum these days.

I'm still running Jelly Bean and it suits my needs just fine. I've set up and supported the latest, Lollipop 5.1. It's nice, but I didn't see any "must have" features I need.

http://faqoid.com/advisor/android-versions.php

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It's certainly mine

Cost: 0 after rebate.

Carrier: 2nd tier brand name $40 per month all I can eat

Phone: ZTE white box. 16gb SD card that I still can't fill up.

Does all I need. Video, pics, email, weather, IM, maps, Internet, calendar, notes, clock, Google acct synch, news.

Apple is never going to beat that.

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10 things you need to avoid SNAFUs in your data centre

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One day

One day I will get to work at someplace that follows all those guidelines... but I'm not holding my breath.

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AT&T fined about 3 days of profit ($100m) for limiting 'unlimited' plans

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Something changed

I don't if the fine had a direct impact, but something sure has changed at my house this week. I'm actually getting the speeds I signed up after several previous days of severely crippled service.

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If they (or any company actually) did that, the marketing types would soon be jobless.

Don't tease me like this. The world would be a far better place if this was so.

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Reg scribe feels disturbance in the force at secret Empire Strikes Back screening

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Wait. What? Animation lecturer?

Day job? Some people have all the luck. *sigh*

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JavaScript creator Eich's latest project: KILL JAVASCRIPT

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Re: Kill JavaScript?

Interesting take on it, Neil. Upvoted.

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Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X

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This is where I ask my usual question

How's that cloud thing working for ya?

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How swearing at your coworker via WhatsApp could cost you $68,000

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Fuck the UAE

There, I said it. Someone had to.

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FBI to 'aggressively' probe St Louis Cardinals in baseball 'hack' storm

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It's all over now

It's the beginning of the end or at least a new low.

Just wow.

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How much info did hackers steal on US spies? Try all of it

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Re: Forget all that yap, the danger is....

Exactly.

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I keep telling ya

You can't fix the special kind of stupid that is the US.

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UK.gov crackpots: Let's build vapourware-based sharing economy CITIES

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Pork barrel

In the US, this is called pork barrel spending because it serves no purpose but to enrich a few at the public trough.

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If hackers can spy on you all then so should we – US Senator logic

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Re: the only solution

Wrong on so many levels.

Most seniors are also just barely able to keep roofs over their heads. Being fired for voting is against the law. If they don't stand up for that then they need to STFU and stop blaming anyone else.

Not that boomers are not to blame to some extent as well. They bought into Gorden Gecko greed is good in the 1980s and Rush Limbaugh hate radio back in the 1990s. Why? Because they didn't believe that the GOP was selling us out to foreign companies so they had to blame something else.

The hippies, war protestors and civil right marchers (both black and white) back in 1960s were fighting against the same problems. Many went to jail. Many lost their jobs. That's how it is when you go up against institutional corruption. Hey, I can relate, I'm seeing more and more places trying to stiff people out of overtime and lunches and sick days and vacations and they can do this BECAUSE PEOPLE LET THEM!!.

So if Gen X and Y aren't willing to stand up just to that, then they're screwed and the longer they wait, the more we're going to become just another large banana republic from the 19th century.

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Re: the only solution

Stop blaming the boomers. Gen X and Y have been able to vote for a few years now, yet old cronies keep getting elected. The worst ones at that!

Millennials are now larger than the boomers. Start voting or shut up.

BTW, a lot of boomers got just as screwed as everyone else. Try being poor after a lifetime of work through no fault of your own.

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I knew immediately!

I knew it was Republican saying this just from the headline. I claim my prize.

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Renault Kadjar: La Regie's new full-sized, inexplicably named SUV

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Renault?

I'm seeing a re-badged Mazda. Not saying it is, just what it looks like to me.

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Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

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Sexism?

More likely the crappy pay, long hours and mentally ill upper management crippling every project and even daily operations.

For many, IT has become the high tech equivalent of the 19th century.

Oh. I see a few other commentards have said it better than I.

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

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Looks like fun

Why not?

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Only good thing about Twitter CEO storm: 140 character limit gone

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Remind me again

What innovative, ground breaking must have technology does Twitter offers?

Oh yeah. Nothing.

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Screw you, ISPs: Net neutrality switches on THIS FRIDAY – US court

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Have I ever mentioned....

...how much I HATE the telcos?

About time someone put a leash of some kind on them.

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Apple store staffers probed like 'criminals', lawsuit claims

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Re: Amazon set the precident

This is sarcasm, right? Because $6 BILLION in the bank doesn't seem "short" to me.

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Virty servers' independence promise has been betrayed

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It's not just VM

I see this same attitude and disaster happening at all levels of IT.

Far too many people have been paid to hype the koolaid and it's being drank by the tanker shipload.

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So why the hell didn't quantitative easing produce HUGE inflation?

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Re: Numbers don't lie, but liars fudge the numbers

You got most of it right Gray, except for blaming the president.

The president tried like hell to get many infrastructure bills passed and the GOP controlled Congress stopped every one of them. He tried to create a better climate for workers and small business. The GOP stopped it.

Over and over the GOP threw the average person to the wolves just to spite the president.

Here are just two examples:

Reuters 2010

In Sept of 2010, Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill on Tuesday to end tax deductions enjoyed by companies that close their U.S. plants and move overseas.

With a largely party-line vote of 53-45, Democrats failed to muster the 60 votes needed to clear a Republican procedural hurdle against the measure, which would also give employers a tax break to hire new U.S. workers.

In November of the same, just 2 months later, the GOP was voted into the majority of Congress. That's a stupid that can't be fixed by anyone. They then proceeded to:

Published November 03, 2011 Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Republicans in the Senate Thursday dealt President Obama the third in a string of defeats on his stimulus-style jobs agenda, blocking a $60 billion measure for building and repairing infrastructure like roads and rail lines.

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Re: No inflation?

Citation? Proof? Go to your local library and request newspapers from 2008. Make sure they still have the ad inserts and circulars. Compare both prices and quantities to present.

Compare residential rents and lease.

Compare used car prices.

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No inflation?

Where the hell does this fantasy and far to often repeated bullshit come from? Consumer prices DOUBLED during the last recession. DOUBLED, while unemployment rose and wages stagnated.

No matter how many times anyone says it, the fucking emperor is still not wearing any clothes!

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Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung

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Sales slipping

The only reason I think of causing the drop in sales, is price.

Good god Samsungs are fucking expensive!

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Caterham 270S: The automotive equivalent of crack

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30k for a bare bones car?

Must be nice to be able to sell on cult perception.

Don't get me wrong, that's a very cool car, but the price is ridiculous.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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FAIL

Our self service modern wolrd

SUCKS.

That is all.

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Mad John McAfee: 'Can you live in a society that is more paranoid than I'm supposed to be?'

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Re: What a wanker

Mankind tends toward antagonism, exaggeration and punishment, not understanding. Traits that must be met with the same level of determination and neutralized before a more calm situation suitable for developing understanding can be accomplished. (a right to self defense) But there is almost never reasoning with fanatics.

There is an old saying: "Fences make for good neighbors."

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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future

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Re: as Mr Bernard Shaw tells us..

I feel the same way, David.

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Taking bets on the remaining life of Microsoft

MS is going backwards. By leaps and bounds. 8 was far more convoluted than it should have been. Office 365 is the biggest piece of shit I have EVER seen and this is what MS will force us to use moving forward. Windows server are the slowest pieces of shit on the market and Sharepoint is a nightmare. ( I have YET to see ANY company use SharePoint effectively but after looking under the hood, I can see why) Now combine all that, put it in the cloud and call it Azure.

Nope, nope, nope.

Then there is Dynamics, which looks like it has serious enterprise level potential, until again, you start looking under the hood.

But then again, it seems the entire OS industry (and many other major software companies) is going fucking backwards. The exception, might, MIGHT be Linux . Maybe. All I know is that it's starting to look better every year.

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Wikileaks publishes TiSA: A secret trade pact between US, Europe and others for big biz pals

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It seems everyone has missed the main point

It seems everyone here has missed the main point: it further weakens national sovereignty and worker and citizen protections, which is what the fuss is all about regarding the entire treaty.

In other words, it is nothing less than total global fascism which we already have too much of.

Most people don't seem to know that the real motivation for the American Revolution wasn't taxes or lack of representation, although that was part of it, but a fight against what was then the largest global corporation of its time, the East India Trading Co. which was indistinguishable from the actual British government.

Sound familiar?

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Re: Tools of convenience

BOHICA

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Spoiling staff with toys could turn against your business

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BYOD is insane

EVERY place I've worked, BYOD is relegated to guest status on the wifi and never even allowed to be connected by cable nor to be used for ANY official business.

I've said it over and over and most security admins I know agree with me: BYOD is a stupid, stupid security risk.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (of the net). Make your vote count

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Villain: web "developers."

Reason: turning website code and layout into overburdened convoluted crap.

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Forget black helicopters, FBI flying surveillance Cessnas over US cities. Warrant? What's that?

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Warrants?

Warrants have been passe or merely pro forma since the 1980s. The 4th Amendment is dead.

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Small businesses trashed in big malware campaign

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Small business IT admins?

Oxymoron right there. Most small businesses have a part time contract person at best and no user policy at all.

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The rare metals debate: Only trace elements of sanity found

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Re: Future mineral reserve creation

Landfill recycling has been an idea for almost a century, yet the biggest problem with it has yet to be resolved: toxins.

Hideous, dangerous, catastrophic, mind boggling in both number and variety, toxins.

Solve that and you will be rich beyond dreams.

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Re: Bilderbilgers...

"You'd have to be some wild half-arsed commie to think that anyone has or will run/plan the world... ;-)"

Or an American Republican.

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Tom's got this one right

Having recently worked for the largest mining company in the world, I can tell you they worry about this on a daily basis.

Sorry I can't enlighten with more info. Tom pretty much said it all.

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20 years on: The satirist's satirist Peter Cook remembered

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Superthunderstingcar

Nailed it. Wow. Very impressed with their ability to recreate the puppet action, let alone the entire pace and style of Thunderbirds.

Real talent there. (seriously)

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