* Posts by ecofeco

2750 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

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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Android ransomware poses as FBI smut warning

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Migrated did it?

So this finally made it to Android. This was making the PC circuit a few years ago.

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Boffins silently track train commuters without tripping Android checks

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Not much new here

The only thing new is the technique. BBC showed us a few years ago how easy it is to show anyone's daily routine just from cell phone use and tower location, let alone fancy snooping.

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Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app

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Buggy software?

Seems like F1 got taken for a ride.

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Hacker uses Starbucks INFINITE MONEY for free CHICKEN SANDWICH

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Re: A race condition, really?

I think studying transactions was moved off the curriculum at some point to make place for JavaScript hacking and social meedja.

Destroy All Monsters, I do believe you are right as well. Just look at the structure of your average website these days. Why the fuck is it so complicated? Talk about "unclear on the concept" and defeating the purpose!

But I see this mindset in almost all endeavors these days, not just IT.

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Re: A race condition, really?

"Forget trying to develop encryption, how about we just keep software from shooting itself in the foot, for a start?

Well said AC. Unfortunately, it seems most software is getting WORSE every year. I can see no other reason other than it being deliberate. But why?

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Exactly. BigCorp is NOT and never will be, your friend. In fact, they are trying their hardest to fuck you every day and because most people are morons, BigCorp is succeeding.

NEVER give them anything for free.

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Another day, another exploit

...but that sandwich in the picture looks DELICIOUS!

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Manchester car park lock hack leads to horn-blare hoo-ha

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Re: Someone else had complete control over all of our cars for well over half an hour.

"Proof of concept". Maybe you've heard of it?

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Nobody ever listens to me

Now about that IoT cloud thingy....

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Get off the phone!! Seven out of ten US drivers put theirs and your lives at risk

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Re: Texting while driving and talking on the phone while driving are...............

Zero danger? Are you insane? I see slow motion wrecks every day in traffic jams that last for hours.

Every. Day.

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Mobiles at school could be MAKING YOUR KID MORE DUMBER

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Paris Hilton

The kids?

They certainly make my coworkers dumber than shit.

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If IT isn’t careful, marketing will soon be telling us what to do

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Maybe?

Many places I've worked marketing WAS telling IT what to do.

I have yet to meet a more egomaniacal bunch outside of "entertainers" and politicians, although to be fair, many an alpha basement boi qualifies as well.

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Imation CEO voted off board in proxy war bombshell

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Who?

Oh wait, I vaguely remember this company. I think. Maybe.

Dodgy unreliable storage wasn't it?

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So why the hell do we bail banks out?

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Re: Fraud, extortion and the right connections

Thumbs down? Not letting facts get in your way I see.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104

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Re: But uncle Tim, I want to hear them pigs squeak!

There is plenty of proof of premeditation and it's right at your fingertips, but they really were/are to big to jail and there is also no shortage of sleazy sycophants apologizing for them.

Start here http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104 and read the entire series by Matt Taibbi.

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Fraud, extortion and the right connections

^^ Cause>Threat>Trump card.

That's why we bailed out the banks. All else is smoke, mirrors and crack pipe smoking.

The US and British financial industry literally brought us to the brink of WW3 and the repercussions are still far from assured or safely assumed.

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Microsoft's certification exams: So easy, a child of six could pass them. Literally

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Re: Nice

You must lead a charmed life because bucking the boss is a sure fire way to become unemployed.

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Pandora ordered to pay up extra royalties in BMI row

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Re: 20 years later

Thanks earl grey. Yeah, I remember those days quite well.

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I see what you did there. Very clever in more ways than one. Upvoted.

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20 years later

20 years later and the chronic masturbation entertainment industry STILL hasn't figured out how the Intertubes work.

Every single label, studio, and patent troll royalty holder/extortion enforcer association could build their own website and do the same damn thing!

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Penn State University network sacked by China malware blitz

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If you think government and corporate bureaucracies are slow and inefficient, you should see academics and non-profits.

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Re: Call me cynical

"They are totally unsecure in the first place (and this is as it should be: they are just a form of catalog number, not something for identification and certainly not for authentication). "

You don't actually live in America do you, because you would know you can't do shit these days without giving out your SS number.

Contrary to popular belief, there is also no opt out.

Corporate America has made the SS number the default ID number. So has most government departments.

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' - from his PASSENGER seat

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Re: Lemmings !

Naive? Because we all work in the aircraft industry?

Oh wait, no we don't. So just how the fuck are we supposed to be experts?

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If you have nothing to hide...

... then you having nothing to fear.... comrade.

Oh wait. Yes you do. Here is just another of the thousands of examples.

Normally I would say "wait and see," but the FBI is NOTORIOUS for trumping up charges and entrapment, so their credibility is shit.

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Never trust a developer who says 'I can fix this in a few minutes'

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Just another day in the life

Just another day in the life of IT world.

You should see the project I'm working on now. Same old same old. The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing and the client is up to the same old trick of trying to sabotage the SLA.

Many days I wish I'd become a forest ranger.

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Splitters! CSC to break itself into pieces following job cull

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My experience

CSC is also losing major contracts in the US. I was recently on the wrong end of one such for a VERY large international company.

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BOFH: Getting to the brown, nutty heart of the water cooler matter

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Re: Looks like dog shit

Ogg like this joke.

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Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES

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Be afraid, world. Be very afraid

This is the class of politicians we've had for the last few decades and it is pervasive from the federal government down to the local councils and even the HOAs.

It's why America is now running almost last in every standard of living of the industrialized counties... except for the number of nuclear weapons.

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Mad Max: Fury Road – two hours of nonstop, utterly insane fantasy action

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Insane waste?

"Finally, I couldn’t help thinking that for a society that’s low on gasoline, water and bullets, everyone seemed as keen as mustard to waste as much as possible of each one. Firing live weapons at fuel tankers they hoped to capture, throwing water over themselves when they barely have enough to drink and punctuating their rage with random machine gun fire into the sky."

Sounds like normal human nature to me.

All in all, this movie sounds like fun!

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Samsung offers $90,000 if you can fix California's epic drought with tech

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Yep. No gimmicks required!

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Re: Solution

Thanks Wade! I've been trying to remember this for the last 3 years. I first read about it in a book called "Mendoza in Hollywood" (by Kage Baker) and the rest of that series.

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Re: Desal

Nukes plants in an earthquake zone.

Can you even hear yourself?

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Re: Disaster by arrogance

Unless Artik can make more water, it's total bullshit.

Either farming is reduced or seriously, seriously advanced or more water is found. Period. Less people would be nice as well, but I don't think anyone is going to voluntarily off themselves, do you?

There already exists FAR better farming techniques. Maybe now they will use them. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129524.100-vertical-farms-sprouting-all-over-the-world.html

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/farm-box-produces-acres-worth-crops-shipping-container.html

But the easiest thing is make low power desalination plants. Again, technology that already exists.

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Disaster by arrogance

This type of thinking is so gimmicky it is pathetic. What should be done with the radio devices? Tag drops of water?

Hydro science is much older than computer science and throwing "Internet 'cause Internet" at it, is last century thinking.

1980s coder nails it. Cattle and supporting industries are NOT industries that should be operating under these conditions.

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$19 billion made from dumped e-waste every year, says UN

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And there you have it, yet totally unacceptable to the oligarchs, corporations free market governments fascists.

So we're screwed.

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What to do when the users are watching Nazi dwarf smut at work?

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Re: Wit and grace?

AC, you have guessed correctly. The wide range of rules at different companies can be confusing, but most large US companies are pretty strict about porn at work.

My personal opinion of porn is that it's a security threat and not very professional at work. That's as far as I care about it. I have also just given warnings even thought it was within my power to report them and probably have them fired. Quite warnings were usually sufficient. I've also been on the wrong end of some seriously anal security admins as well.

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Wit and grace?

Those were some damn lucky employees. Everywhere I've worked that would have been instant on the spot lost job offenses.

Hell, I've seen people fired for LESS!

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Re: And the moral of the story is :

POTD!

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Sprint and Verizon to pay $158 MILLION over bogus 'cramming' fees

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Good

Having worked for them and AT&T, I cannot think of any industry more deserving of punishment.

OK, maybe insurance companies.

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Ding-dong, the cloud calling: The Ring Video Doorbell

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Overpriced

Overpriced.

WAY overpriced. For that money, it should work flawlessly. And it would still be overpriced.

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Spotify springs bloody leak as losses grow to $197m – report

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Re: Must be fucking nice

HA! Right?

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Must be fucking nice

Where can I get job where I live well and lose millions of dollars?!

Fucking wankers!

I'm working on project with a partner making a little utility that keeps your bookmarks safe from prying eyes while synchronizing them across all the various browsers and I can't even raise one damn dollar for it.

You know, something useful. Maybe that's my mistake right there.

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SOD TABLETS, if you want to get anything done travelling get a ... yes, a LAPTOP

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Re: TL;DR version

Exactly, David. Exactly. Except laptop aren't very good at all day intensive work either, but they are FAR better than tablets.

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Didn't play where I live across the pond. Something about inbed not being allowed.

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Rogue cybersecurity firm killed cancer testing lab, claims ex-employee

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Got popcorn?

Bold claims by everyone, but who really has the hard evidence?

If the former employee did not cover his ass with offsite logs, then he's pretty screwed.

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18-wheeler ROBOT JUGGERNAUT hits Nevada's highways. Cower, fleshies!

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Re: Forget Transformers

That was a pretty damn good bad film!

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Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

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84,000?

Uhm, is it just me or does this seem like a COMPLETE FUCKING FAIL by Google?

84-fucking-thousand? Just how the FUCK did they let it get that high?

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Online pizza order saves woman and children from knife-wielding kidnapper

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Florida

...'cause Florida.

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Why don't you rent your electronic wireless doorlock, asks man selling doorlocks

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Re: Philip K Dick Warned of this Nonsense

Almost all good to great sci fi warned us of the modern world we live in.

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