* Posts by ecofeco

3665 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

BBC will ‘retain your viewing history’

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Re: and six months down the line...

Down votes for marketing cynism? Far too many naive people in this world.

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Yahoo! She said yes. Verizon confirms $4.8bn acquisition

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Your's has a glitter safety? I am so jealous.

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Re: @Marissa

Now 2 down votes. Very disturbing.

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Re: what's the betting

We need a "It's good to be the King" icon.

A Marie Antoinette one would work just as well.

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Re: Marissa, the new Meg?

To be fair, Yahoo was already a basket case before her, but she certainly didn't make it profitable.

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Proud?

Who wouldn't be proud to profit from failure?

I wish I could get a big payday for failure. But I'm not part of the right club.

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By 2040, computers will need more electricity than the world can generate

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Re: Amusing coincidence

Y2K you say that?

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Re: That is one serious bullshit chart

Flat enough.

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FAIL

That is one serious bullshit chart

Oh this is rich. Energy production line stays flat? Immediate FAIL.

No trend line for efficiency? Double FAIL. This chart wouldn't make it out of a high school class for basic statistics.

WTF? Let me write down the name of this group so I can remember what liars and cons they are. Or idiots.

I'd bet all three.

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Linux 4.7 lands

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Cool

Cool.

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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

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Goddamn goddamn goddamn printers

Why are printers so fucked up? Why? There is no reason they should be so hard to set up and run. There is no reason the drivers should be 100s of megs. There is no reason the controls should require a degree in dead ancient languages and aberrant psychology.

It's just a printer, not the fail safe controls for a nuclear power plant!

FFS! And manufacturers wonder why they can't sell more? But then, it's the same problem with many products.

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Re: Сфзшефдшые Фьфеугкы

An old Epson?

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Re: If only...

They used to, but the lawsuits eventually made them the way they are today.

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Re: Homework

... and $NEWSHINY!

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Samsung: You won't settle? Fine, we'll do this the Huawei

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Good luck with that

See title.

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IT boss 'set up fake companies to charge his employers $2.4m'

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Re: Meh

I was too busy to finish my post, so here's the rest:

The people who do these types of skimming and embezzling are often also the ones who are the office asshole. You know, either the constantly cranky ones or the smiling backstabbers. The constant pressure to maintain the scam and pretenses and misdirection literally eat them up inside. Or they are mad at the world in general and figure they deserve self administered bonuses.

As for Texas, I've done business there and the amount of business fuckery is so high that the federal budget simply does not allow for the investigation and prosecution of it all. Remember, it's the oil and gas capital of the world. Literally. From trading to engineering to production, Texas is central to the entire worldwide operations in one way or another. With that amount of power and money, how could there not be high fuckery?

The amount of money wasted by business and government in that state is staggering. Yet they never seem to waste it on the average person.

So word to the wise: never let any romance of Texas blind you to the dirty reality. You can make money. You can also get screwed hard just as easy. The guy in this article is a very prevalent type.

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Meh

Business as usual in Texas.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

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Re: No, just don't

Ever worked in a large corporation? (rhetorical question, I'm sure you have)

Marketing people are the most goddamned arrogant, self important assholes you will ever meet. They make pro athletes look civilized.

Second rule of running a business is to never let your marketing department have any control. The first rule is to never let your accountants run your business either.

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Re: Calculator issues?

Yeah, that is probably the MOST damning thing right there. A simple calculator program that has issues.

If that doesn't tell us everything we need to know, then it's hopeless.

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Re: bashing

Strangely enough I get a Unix like experience on my Linux boxen, and the OS still free after the point Win 10 becomes non free

That's.. that's just CRAZY TALK! FREE?! Are you some kinda dang person who likes things to just work and not cost much?

You sir, are NO tech! No sir. No tech at all! Complexity, arcanity and stratospheric costs are the most noble of goals! How dare you?! You are a danger to the entire profession!

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Re: Déjà vu

"We put things together not really thinking through the end-to-end scenarios and this is why at times we have failed to deliver."

Straight from the horse's mouth.

This has been their modis operandi for the last 20 years. 2 damn decades and they STILL can't get it right..

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Re: Cue people complaining

If you work in IT you're just making yourself outdated.

I've worked for a few Global 500 companies in the last couple of years and they only just finished upgrades to Win 7 last year and are NOT about to upgrade again for a few more years.

Say around, oh, 2020.

But thanks for the advice.

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Microsoft to rip up P2P Skype, killing native Mac, Linux apps

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Damn, I forgot all about TrueSpace.

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How's this for irony? US Navy hit with $600m software piracy claim

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Re: Bah!

...said Cpt Petard.

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Re: Piracy?

With letters of Marque.

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3D is so last century.

4D is all the rage now. Time goes backwards.

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Re: Argh

A torrent on TOR.

By the sea shore.

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$500 million IS small change, it is barely enough to buy a box of DoD approved hammers

Or toilet seats.

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Holy shit. This plus Tam's post paints a very revealing picture.

Son of a bitch! I knew it was bad but not this bad.

Goddamnit!

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Re: Yada yada, manifest destiny, eminent domain.

Damn Tam. Holy shit!

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Los Desaparecidos di Disruption: The Final Days of Conservative 2.0

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A Man from Mars

Is that you? Well played sir. Well played.

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Torrent is a word, and you can't ban words, rules French court

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Re: Much simpler solution

Genius. Seriously. Up voted.

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Hacker shows Reg how one leaked home address can lead to ruin

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Way too many steps

Select address>go to local tax assessor's website>done

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Re: So...

The only Trek movie I really liked was the first Next Gen movie.

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Re: A bit harsh

Dammit I liked Enterprise as well. Did not and still don't get the hate for it.

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Re: Shame

The only thing missing was Daniel Craig in a cameo as a Tribble.

OUCH!

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40 years ago today the US govt sent a taxpayer-funded robot to invade an alien hostile world

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Still amazing

Still an amazing and great accomplishment.

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Blighty's Coastguard goes into battle against waterborne Pokemon

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Re: Yawn. Nothing to see here...

But, but... $NEWSHINY!!

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Yesterday. Florida. Of course.

Check your favorite news sites.

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UK's climate change dept abolished, but 'smart meters and all our policies strong as ever'

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Re: Finally......

Turbo. Turbo encabulator.

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If managing PCs is still hard, good luck patching 100,000 internet things

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Stop

Just stop. There's the solution.

Cloud. IoT. Both incredibly bad ideas that will not end well.

Speaking of which, what will be this week's hacked website and security failure?

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Ban ISPs from 'speeding up' the internet: Ex-Obama tech guru

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Re: why can't I pay for "better service" ?

I dunno. Why can't you?

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And that down vote has proved your point.

Strange times.

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Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

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My theory is that companies get too big. Then they attract management that are used to getting to the top by bullying their way through.

If by theory, you mean the true scientific definition, then yes, you are correct. That's exactly how it works.

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It's not our fault we don't hire black people, says Facebook

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Wow. Your handle brings back some memories.

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Empty your free 30GB OneDrive space today – before Microsoft deletes your files for you

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Typical Microdick

Bait, switch, abandon, yet people still defend and use them.

You can't fix that kind of stupid.

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In these troubling times, senators unite to end America's big divide – rural v urban broadband

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Have an up vote from me.

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Microsoft wins landmark Irish data slurp warrant case against the US

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Re: Common sense did not prevail - bought justice did

I think most posters here are aware the U.S. legal system is mostly for sale.

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Re: Us citizens data in ireland

".. whereas US law is more rights are for citizens only."

Correction: only citizens who can afford it. You poor? You fucked.

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Re: Well done

"Well A/C, you can always emigrate. Leave the land where your government oppresses you and head somewhere new. I believe that was the idea some 300+ years ago."

I would in a heartbeat if I had the money.

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