* Posts by ecofeco

4174 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Wannabe Cali governor gives up against beach-blocking billionaire VC

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Re: And the animals who aren't rich

Read the law DBA-One because it's obvious you haven't.

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Re: Get a grip

Read the law DBA-One.

Access has been long established and he is breaking the law.

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California does and this fucktoad is breaking the law.

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Utter bollocks

Send the damn sheriff and get it done. Tear down the gate and send this motherfucker the bill for the demolition.

And people wonder why everyone hates the rich?

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CloudFlare warns of another massive botnet, er, flaring up

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Re: What’s in it for cloud flare?

Except, that unfortunately, you can bank on more IoT attacks in the future. It's pretty damn obvious.

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Next predicition

The sun will rise.

How did we ever live without these experts?

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Engineers say safety features got squished out of cramped Samsung Note 7

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So, manglement then?

Was it manglement or marketing?

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

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Already did Mark 85. Patriot Acts I & II.

Way ahead of you.

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It's ALL bad, bob.

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Re: A Big Welcome back ...

Yep.

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Team Trump snubs Big Internet oligarchs

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Re: Smorgasborg

Low pay is an effective argument.

Money talks, bullshit walks.

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US election pollsters weren't (very) wrong – statistically speaking

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Re: Not A Democracy

Not to mention they are the biggest employers of those "undocumented" immigrants.

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Re: You illustrate this perfectly!

You arrogantly assume that anyone voting for Trump SHOULD be ashamed!

They fucking should. This admin is going to make Reagan, and both Bushes look like a fucking church picnic. Not to mention the outright racism.

Remember what a great job they did for the average person? Yeah, me neither because they didn't.

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Funny thing, in the red state where I was during the election, most everyone I met said they would vote for Trump, yet the region went majority for Hillary.

I'm still scratching my head over that one.

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Re: They lied

They will have, in general, at least a high school education.

I wouldn't be too sure about that nor put much stock in a U.S. high school education.

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Local TV presenter shouted 'f*cking hell' to open news bulletin

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Newcastle?

No bollocks!

Cheers!

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Exclusive: Team Trump's net neutrality guru talks to El Reg

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Re: Very mixed metaphor

Have an up vote Frank ly. I literally LOLd.

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Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China

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Re: How about domestic software?

Have an up vote Jeremy.

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Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse

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Re: Windows 11

Well said V1.

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Re: Let me guess...

You know BB, this is the first thing I've ever agreed with you.

Don't scare me like this. :)

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Euro Patent Office prez 'a disgrace to France'

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Re: Translation

Thanks AC. What Snafu1 said.

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Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset

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Re: Intel seem to be a bit fallable

These days? Intel has a long history of fuck ups.

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King's College London staggers from outage, replaces infrastructure services head

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Just

Words fail me.

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GET pwned: Web CCTV cams can be hijacked by single HTTP request

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Re: Bah!

Well played. Well played.

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Re: Who writes this crap?

Who? The programmer who cost the least.

Was this a trick question?

(I know it was rhetorical, just making the point that good programmers, ITsec and IT folks in general struggle to find work because shitty programmers and techs are a dime a dozen. There is going to be serious consequences for this and we haven't seen anything yet and it's pretty fucking bad now.)

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Re: It's 2016 and buffers are still overflowing...

Better suggestion: hire programmers who know what the fuck they are doing.

Chance of suggestion being implemented? Yeah, none.

The Big Crash is coming. It's only a matter of when.

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UK cops spot webcam 'sextortion' plots: How vics can hit stop

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Re: Try stopping making people feel ashamed of sex and their bodies.

5 downvotes? I thought all the Puritans had moved to America.

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Wow. What a shock. The FBI will get its bonus hacking powers after all

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Meh, the 4th Amedment died decades ago

This is just the natural progression that has been in process for the last 40 years. It began with the War on Drugs and has thoroughly destroyed the 4th Amendment.

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'Mirai bots' cyber-blitz 1m German broadband routers – and your ISP could be next

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From monthly to weekly to daily

Seems like ages ago these types of attacks and take-downs were only happening every few months and then about one a per month.

Then weekly. Now it's daily.

And still the big companies haven't learned anything.

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Passengers ride free on SF Muni subway after ransomware infects network, demands $73k

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Re: Design failure

Because that costs more money and "there's no need to do that". (At least, thats what management says *before* it goes wrong, *after* it goes wrong it's "how could you let this happen!")

Exactly.

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Grand App Auto: Tesla smartphone hack can track, locate, unlock, and start cars

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DOH!

See title

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San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower: Tilt spotted FROM SPACE

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Re: Not the developer's fault.

I somehow don't think San Francisco is in the 3rd World

You would be surprised at some the 3rd world actions committed in the U.S.

American developers are notorious thieves and liars and cheats. Local government agencies are "influenced" every day. The corruption is as bad as every empire in history ever was.

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Have some sympathy for the AT&T devil

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Re: "Have some sympathy for the AT&T devil"

Maybe no one in your offshoot cared about the customer, but many other parts do.

Honestly, I have to say you may have a point. The field technicians and maybe the engineers do seem to actually care about customers. But they are hamstrung by the rest of the entire company. The customer facing and management part.

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Re: "Have some sympathy for the AT&T devil"

Cannot upvote this enough.

If att is for it, the customer IS going to get fucked and fucked hard. Take it from someone who worked for them. In no way, of shape, form or fantasy world does att give a flying shit about its customers.

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Integrator fired chap for hiding drugs conviction, told to pay compo for violating his rights

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In this case

The verdict is correct.

Any company that tells you past convictions, your credit rating and other private life factor don't have a bearing on your hiring, are lying through their teeth.

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2.1Gbps speeds over LTE? That's not a typo, EE's already done it

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4G speeds are already good and more is better, but...

Now lets talk about sub-standard tower maintenance.

All that speed means nothing if the local towers are not maintained.

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Office Depot halts PC Health Checks amid bogus infection claims

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Re: Different perspective

How to solve? Pay for competence techs and stop promising bullshit sales numbers and defrauding people.

Crazy commie talk, I know.

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Re: Exploit US citizens for maximum profit

I have to upvote you. Hate to, but have to.

The entire U.S. economy is based on defrauding the customer no matter the consequences, because the consequence often prove that crime DOES pay.

And the American people vote for it as often as possible. Because, you know, one day they'll get their chance to screw over people and get rich. You can't fix that kind of stupid.

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Re: Shocked I tell you!

Damn Gray!

Seriously, people who take advantage of seniors need just be put out of everyone's misery.

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Hey techbros, make an airplane mode but for driving for your apps – US traffic watchdog

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Re: Missed one ...

Surely you expect too much logic, reason and responsibility from the average driver.

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Re: If Fines Can't Stop It, Can Technology Really Provide An Answer?

In my city there is at least one traffic fatality every day.

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Re: Texting while driving banned in 46 states

I think you'll find the remaining 14 states, along with DC and assorted offshore US possessions, have banned the use of hand-held phones by drivers.

Oh no they haven't. I can name three without even having to look it up, that haven't.

Or did you forget the sarcasm tag?

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Re: Texting while driving banned in 46 states

We need the distracted driving laws enforced. I'm all for NO PHONE while driving. Pull the hell over if you need to use the phone.

You DO NOT have the right to endanger my life. Distracted phone driving has become worse than DWI where I live.

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Comcast is the honey badger of ISPs – injects pop-ups into browsers, doesn't give a fsck

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Thank god for No Script

Thank god for No Script. It was the only way I could stop those goddamn pop ups.

Have I mentioned "fuck American companies" lately? Yeah, fuck American companies.

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WordPress auto-update server had flaw allowing anyone to add anything to websites worldwide

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I've done the same. Every time I try to help a friend with Wordpress, there is always, ALWAYS some undocumented glitch.

It gets worse when they pick a fancy template.

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Re: Welcome to the future. It's not safe.

Last I knew, WordPress is free software, so this 'rich corporate bastards' take is probably not very hot.

There are several tiers. The 1st tier IS free. You pay for fancy stuff from there on in.

Estimated revenue for 2016 is $55 million. There is no "hot take" only facts.

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Re: And in related news...

I've seen many, MANY businesses use Wordpress as their official website.

Which is insanity. The Wordpress admin console is the biggest pile of shit I have ever had the displeasure to have to use. The plug ins and add-ons even worse. It defines "non-intuitive" yet the average user doesn't really have much better choices in website builders, will not search for one as they do not have the knowledge and many hosts either offer a crappy one of charge for it.

That said, I'm currently playing with a new website builder called Mobirise, which has got to the simplest website builder I have ever seen and seems perfect for individuals and small businesses.

But let's face it, most people are not going to pay for a website designer nor learn, say Dreamweaver Adobe Creative Suite. Wordpress then becomes the default.

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Kids' Hour of Code turns into a giant corporate infomercial for kids

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Re: Don't get me started

Did you actually read and think through my post?

Rhetorical question. I AM railing against the "new and shiny" because teaching using software will be the process of choice in the future, but right now it is still being bastardized resulting in the "new and shiny crap" we have today.

I have also given other examples in other replies here, how it IS being done right.

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Microsoft still working to fix Outlook sync issues

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Re: Azure... Aptly named

It was right in front of us the whole time.

Good catch!

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Outlook outage outrage

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I NEVER get tired of saying this

How's that cloud thing workin' for ya?

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