* Posts by Eduard Coli

590 posts • joined 20 Apr 2007

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

Eduard Coli
FAIL

Here's your problem

M$ frustrated developers and customers with constant incompatible software upgrades on mobile. So devs just wrote for the more profitable Apple and Google platforms and because the apps were there those platforms got the customers.

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China cools on Apple's high-priced iBling

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Shold have known better

Corporations pay a price for production in the PRC. Huawei products are probably better as they benefit from surreptitious examination of Apple and others engineering. The low cost iPhone floppiness may have been more about too much feature chop by Apple and availability than fashion. Huawei has one of the best smartwatches with perhaps Apple and Samsung variants as its only competition.

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It's Russian hackers, FBI and Wikileaks wot won it – Hillary Clinton on her devastating election loss

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Re: Comey was required by Congress to inform Congress

What is sad is that you believe that. If nothing was out of the ordinary in the way Hillary was using out of band communication even for classified information why did she feel the need to lie about it? First there was no mail server, then there was but it was decommissioned and erased, then it was in use but no classified stuff so on a so forth.

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Let's go live now to Magic Leap and... Ah, still making millions from made-up tech

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Digital snake oil

Corporations as solid as M$ have gotten away with vaporware for years. Many computing gadgets and software fail to do what it says on the can.

The problem has been exasperated with the demonstration by the banking industry of how uncomfortable authorities are to collar well-to-do criminals.

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It's high time we extend Freedom of Information Act to outsourcers

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Well yes, actually

The prime motivation for the outsourcing was so they could skirt FOA. At least it is the main reason they are doing this in the States.

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Personally, I couldn't care less...

I'll probably watch the first episode and if she's good continue and if not chock it up to PC.

In the fluff they could have run a parallel Rx. Who as a women in the form of his clone in "The Rebel Flesh".

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Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?

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M$ loves MacinDosh

M$ has been hungrily eyeing the size 10s Apple has been giving its fanbois for new Macs and did not want any Microsofties to miss out on the experience.

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Google to remove private medical data from search results

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And the mustachioed contenance of Big Brother opened into a smile

Should it not be that Google nee, Alphabet is required, by as some law to remove these records from search rather then reliance on Google's benevolence?

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FCC revised net neutrality rules reveal cable company control of process

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Pai in the bum

It should be obvious by now that Ajit Pai has to go if not face charges for fraud. He is corrupt and is basically a mouth piece for Big Comm. This has been a trend i nthe US for some time recalling how ICANN ('t) turned into a insiders club for that part of the industry.

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Drugs, vodka, Volvo: The Scandinavian answer to Britain's future new border

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United Ireland

It is really too bad that Brexit is going to split Ireland even more.

Why can't Blighty give up NI?

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While Microsoft griped about NSA exploit stockpiles, it stockpiled patches: Friday's WinXP fix was built in February

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Just as planned

Citizen 4 showed us that M$, Apple, Facebook and all of the rest of the usual suspects were on the dole to provide spook + dog custom built back doors. M$ and all of the others should be dragged before the beak for selling a hobbled product.

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Creators Update gives Windows 10 a bit of an Edge, but some old annoyances remain

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Edgey

If you care about privacy then you don't use Windows because by using Windows you have no expectation of privacy and this is common knowledge considering the past behavior of this corporation. That being said Edge would be better if they restored the delete usage data that they aped off of Firefox.

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How Ford has slammed the door on Silicon Valley's autonomous vehicles drive

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Stop

Not yet speedy

"IVOX then stores the data, aggregating it to produce a driver's score. It sends that score, rather than your precious vehicle data, to insurance firms who will then adjust the premium to suit both grannies and boy racers." Everyone including IVOX and the insurance corporations know that this is less about reducing premiums and all about making non-monitored driving as expensive as possible.

The data needs to be owned by the guy who bought the car before any of this other stuff can be considered otherwise it will be a massive invasion of privacy and will result in a big pile of lawsuits.

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Lloyds to outsource 2,000 staff in IBM deal

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Lloyd's prodding

Sounds like Lloyd's needs to bend over for a good examination. Outsourcing like this tends to indicated executive malfeasance.

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Trump's visa plan leaks: American techies first

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Umm... more of the same

US corps. are supposed to already perform due diligence about looking for a US citizen before giving the job to a maggot wrangler. That many do not is just part of the reason why there should be a new visa freeze with existing visas allowed to expire with the option to allow the holder to nationalize or leave. There also should be reciprocity as it is there is no way to legally work in India unless you find yourself there as an internal transfer.

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Re: "SV companies ... weren't willing to offer adequate compensation"

The you can't find US citizen/techs is that SV will not hire them. There is a discrimination suit bouncing around against Google and others. SV gets a tax incentive to hire unskilled labor from outside of the US.

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Re: "SV companies ... weren't willing to offer adequate compensation"

They have access to foreign government backed services that will place a job maggot and help them get a visa.

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Re: "SV companies ... weren't willing to offer adequate compensation"

If not then why dump all of that lobby money into fighting legislation like this while at the same time look like a bunch of evil bastards (which for the most part they are...).

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Re: "India won't be happy"

No, the US taxpayers gets to pay to train and house unqualified, low skill labor and everyone else gets access to stolen US IP.

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Pennsylvania sues IBM for fraud over $170m IT upgrade shambles

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In for a penny...

Ahh, the wonders of outsourcing. IBM outsourced this to various maggot wranglers cum sub contractors and they got what they paid for. It is fraud, anytime you read outsourcing, think fraud.

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I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

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Re: This should be covered by a different clause in the contract

Unless you and your colleague are boxers...

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Three quarters of Oz science grads can't get science work

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Re: Can Australia copy Israel?

Israel is smart enough to prevent foreign nationals from using visas to destroy the tech sector. Oz is in the same boat as Blighty and the US as greedo executives have used cheap, exploitable labor and broken visa systems to keep salaries down so that executive compensation can go up without ticking off the stock holders terribly.

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Two words, Mozilla: SPEED! NOW! Quit fiddling and get serious

Eduard Coli

Privacy?

Interesting article but the 90 gallon gorilla in the room is privacy. Chrome is there to funnel information into Google, Edge/IE the same for M$. Firefox is the most popular browser with believable privacy features.

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GoDaddy CEO says US is 'tech illiterate' (so, yeah, don't shut off that cheap H-1B supply)

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No need, we've been there already

Before the Tech industry wrangled a tax incentive to bring in cheap, exploitable labor computing was supporting entire universities, newspapers entire sections to just computing related employment and even bookstore dedicating whole floors to computing related reading.

Irving is hypocrite, his maggot wranglers are being sued for discrimination because they hire only South Asian and mainly male. GoDaddy is losing relevance anyway, there are better and less expensive domain pimps out there and GoDaddy's service bites.

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New York to draft in 250 IT contractors because state staff 'lack talent'

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BS

Albany is full of it. Maybe if they would actually hire some of the IT workers who take the placement exams they would have some. It smells like a kickback scheme where someone is looking at a big kickback payday form some IT head shop maggot wrangler.

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How Rogue One's Imperial stormtroopers SAVED Star Wars and restored order

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Times change

Stormtroopers in ANH were an elite troop type but have devolved into blaster practice.

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Possible reprieve for the venerable A-10 Warthog

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Politics

The Airforce has been trying to kill A10 since soon after its introduction as they do want to be in the business of supporting ground troops but rather picture themselves dueling in the sky. Too bad missiles, not jets dogfight now. It is surprising that the Marines did not pick these up since flying artillery is their kind of thing. These are much more reasonable to service than a Harrier and are hell on helicopters and any ground armor.

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Microsoft goes back to the drawing board – literally, with 28" tablet and hockey puck knob

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Batteries???

One supposes by then M$ will have admitted that it has a battery issue with Surface Pro or will they just sweep it under the rug and obsolete the devices?

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Eduard Coli

Re: The big question It's a PC, I don't see any reason it wouldn't.

Really, then maybe UEFI only looks like a shill for M$ as it used Secure Boot to lock out Linux and control updates on devices like Surface RTs at least until they leaked the golden keys.

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British jobs for British people: UK tech rejects PM May’s nativist hiring agenda

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Re: The elephant in the room - stagnant wages because of the free movement of labour

"But it's definitely incorrect to say that if all the foreigners leave, we will get better pay." That is counter-intuitive and history has already shown that it is wrong. Supply and demand still works.

Before they opened the floodgates to outsourcing and visa abuse IT workers were in high demand and IT jobs were indeed much better paying.

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Fight over internet handover to ICANN goes right down to the wire

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Anything but ICANN

I could see a more neutral third party but not ICANN.

ICANN is corrupt, self serving and evil.

One need only look at the history of ICANN to see why they should not be in charge of a toaster never mind domains.

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ICANN shoots down incoming Cruz missiles

Eduard Coli

Dump ICANN

Dump ICANN, it is more complicated and less transparent in its current form that what came before, it is also corrupt.

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US work visas for international tech talent? 'If Donald Trump is elected all bets are off'

Eduard Coli

The numbers for H1-B are far higher. There are to be 65,000 new visas for industry at the college-graduate level of skills, there are to be 20,000 more for high-tech workers with U.S. graduate degrees, and there are to be no limits at all for H-1B workers toiling at university addresses - not necessarily working for an academic institution, but simply working on campus. This year the 65,000 and the 20,000 limits have already been reached. Then there are H1-B workers who stay after their visa is up, who know how many of these guys are sitting in a job illegally. The visa system in the US is broken and is tailored to replace American workers with cheap, clueless foreign labor.

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US tech CEOs demand Congress programs US kids to be tech workers

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Sad really

Pre- outsourcing and visa abuse CS departments were supporting entire universities, whole levels of bookstore were dedicated to comp-sci. IT paid well and demanded competence.

Then we had the politicos set it up so taxpayers would fund outsourcing and visa hires. CS is now generally dead, India now considers it a trade item and all competence has gone by the wayside.

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Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

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Been here before

Progressive is the mother of this horrible concept or at least some bastard sibling.

One hopes this massive invasion of privacy never catches on or makes its way into la buried in some larger, perhaps unrelated script inserted there by a well meaning or more likely well paid MP or Congressperson.

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Hillary Clinton private email server probe winding up – reports

Eduard Coli

The other shoe

Hillary needed a private email server to obfuscate quid pro quo for State Department access and approval. There are many articles about irregularities at the Clinton Foundation which was the clearing house or "fence" to hide payments for Hillary's services at the State Department. A good example of the outcome of Hillary's work is the Uranium One fiasco where the Clinton's were paid off through the Clinton Foundation so that all of the uranium mines in the US and Canada could be bundled up and sold to a Russian concern tied with Putin. Hillary was head of the State Department when it gave approval for the sale of uranium as a strategic resource.

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Linux Foundation quietly scraps individual memberships

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Seems familiar

Remember when ICANN did this? When an inner circle realized how much they could make squeezing domain names.

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Google overlord Eric Schmidt to run Pentagon advisory board

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This is not good

The same Eric Schmidt who said, "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." When asked during an interview for CNBC's recent "Inside the Mind of Google" special about whether users should be sharing information with Google. Besides Citizen 4 showed us that Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and others were already taking US taxpayer money to sellout their user base as part of NSA PRISM.

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Computer Science grads still finding it hard to get a job

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Camouflage Packyderm

All of that and no mention of the obvious elephant in the room.

All of those visa worker and outsourced labor seats have to come from somewhere.

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China to set up its own virtual currency

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Hypocritical PRC

How hypocritical of the PRC since it is common knowledge that the CPC make bank on Bitcoin with some of the largest server farms in the world.

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Fiorina: I rushed out HP servers to power NSA snooping. Mwahahaha!

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?!

Fiorina drives Lucent and HP into the ground and now brags that she could not get that tax payer funded dole to enabled Booz and others to abolish the 4th amendment fast enough. If HP and Fiorina knew what the servers were going to be used for she should be under indictment next to Hillary never mind nominated.

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ZUCK OFF: Facebook nixes internship after student embarrasses firm

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Facebook, ethics????

Facebook, ethics, bwahahaha!!!

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Intel doubles its bounty for women and ethnic minorities

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Diversity matters (?)

Infosys and Tata are staffed by >96% "South Asians" (read Indians) but have said that diversity doesn't matter so why should it matter to Intel?

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Eduard Coli
Big Brother

Forced lease?

"Windows as a service" sounds like leased software. Does M$ want to make users constantly pay for software? What will they do when Joe bloke who is used to retiring a PC with the Windows it came with complains about yearly charges for mandatory updates?

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SPACESUIT, once FOUND ON MOON: Crowd action saves it for the public

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Sad state of the US space program

The US space program has been reduced to paying for bots to go to other worlds and for connected rich people to smash prototypes and some not so prototype crafts into the desert.

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India ponders home-baked chips for defence and nuke plants

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Should be cake

They could easily steal designs and technology from Intel and others in a similar fashion to the way the PRC does. The corporations that "provide " the tech. dare not complain lest their facilities be targeted for arson, inspections and workers strikes.

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Hacking Team spyware rootkit: Even a new HARD DRIVE wouldn't get rid of it

Eduard Coli

UEFI is bad

BIOS may have need to be updated but UEFI was a bad idea. Every vendor has a different implementation and it is plain to see that it was really designed with content management and lock-in in mind rather than addressing any shortcomings in BIOS or introducing feature that end users might actually want to use.

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Cisco gobbles OpenDNS, sorts out cloud security portfolio

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Great big sellout

I'm sure Cisco has only the comfort of their masters on their collective minds. It would certainly help the CPC if Cisco would block a service that might allow the Chinese people access to something besides state propaganda.

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Glassholes beware: This guy's got your number

Eduard Coli

Great idea

It would generate fewer legal fees than my lethod of rapping them in the face with a tire iron.

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NSA refuses to deny spying on members of Congress

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Big $$$

Eavesdropping on politicos is where the big money is and this has to be the main reason the various sub-contractors were involved.

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