* Posts by Eduard Coli

619 posts • joined 20 Apr 2007

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What's Big and Blue – and makes its veteran staff sue? Yep, it's IBM

Eduard Coli

Neocons

IBM has not been the same since the Neocons took the place over and lobotomized the company.

This should read IBM is replacing older skilled workers with cheap, exploitable, dubiously skilled, outsourced and foreign labor since that is what they have really been up to.

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America-China tariff tiff could flip the switch on Cisco price hikes

Eduard Coli
Devil

No worries, thanks to Cisco having all of its kit built in the the PRC there are lots of Chinese copies that are less expensive and even running current IOS.

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No worries, thanks to Cisco having all of its kit built in the the PRC there are lots of Chinese copies that are less expensive and even running current IOS.

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Smut slinger dreams of AI software to create hardcore flicks with your face – plus other machine-learning news

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Just say no

"NYU has amassed about three million MRI images of knees, brains and livers to train convolutional neural networks built by Facebook."

Facebook is the last service anyone would want handling sensitive health data.

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Google Spectre whizz kicked out of Caesars, blocked from DEF CON over hack 'attack' tweet

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Sadly Vegas

Everyone knows that the gambling monopoly that took over the casinos has no sense of humor. They also lack tact and perhaps common sense since one imagines gambling execs may have made themselves a target of interest.

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Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

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Meh

Duh

If it is true robots are white because Apple.

If IBM were still relevant they might be beige.

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PETA calls for fish friendly Swedish street signage

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What's in a name?

PETA can blame the Dutch, Fishkil, vis kill, fish creek.

Perhaps Fishkill though the original name Tioranda too pretentious.

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UK Foreign Office offers Assange a doctor if he leaves Ecuador embassy

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False sentiment

"Sir Alan Duncan told Parliament this afternoon that the British government is "increasingly concerned" about Assange's health." - concerned that he is still breathing, a step they seek to resolve forthwith.

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Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

Eduard Coli

Spinning in the news

What's sad is that not of this kind of thing ever makes pop-media as it does not fit their narrative on gun-control.

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Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

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2nd agenda

A lot of this is caused by constant hazing and because localities want to keep the crime rate down.

If you are different in a US high school you get hazed.

Before social media it ended when you went home but since US students are stuck to their mobes, and/or SnapTweetingFacebooking there is constant hazing on already stressed kids.

It has also been shown that in at least 2 cases the FBI was notified about a possible shooter and ignored it (like 9/11) and local authorities were trying to get the arrest record down and told police to ignore calls about a potential shooter.

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One year late, US senators act on fake net neutrality comments that drowned the FCC

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Fits his agenda

American Pai outsourced a flood campaign.

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UK has rejected over 1,000 skilled IT bod visa applications this year

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She added that rejections “send a damaging message that the UK is not open to the ‘brightest and best’ across the world”

Ms. Main must have copy-pasta this from the guidebook on how to trash your domestic workforce.

This argument is rather smooth and it has been shown again and again the brightest and best stay home and answer calls from those that get these visas about how to do their job.

"These figures show the scale of the problem and the urgency to find a solution," said CaSE executive director Sarah Main.

"Across the country, businesses and public services are being blocked at the last hurdle from recruiting the people they need... This leaves employers frustrated and the public poorly served."

One wonders how many visa applicants are qualified for Ms. Main's position?

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Exclusive to all press: Atari launches world's best ever games console

Eduard Coli
Mushroom

Same as it ever was.

Atari was quite capable of its own flann in its heyday.

Many of the games for the console would never live up to what was promised on the can.

Atari was also capable of its own corporate demise by missing the x86 trend and milking punters and consoles. It did not need Nintendo's help either. Nintendo used its influence with retailers and games publishers to prevent them from selling Atari's kit. If you published for Atari you could not publish for Nintendo.

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Soyuz later! Russia may exit satellite launch biz

Eduard Coli

Without the Russian source where will Spacex get all of its working rockets from?

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Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed

Eduard Coli

Re: So since Intel have now confirmed that are unwilling to fix...

I think a better car analogy would be if a car manufacturer released a car with a power window that would not go up thus allowing world+dog in.

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Floyd Mayweather-endorsed cryptocoin startup knocked out by fraud allegations

Eduard Coli

Truth in advertising

It's no surprise "Pretty Boy Floyd" stumped for this burning bag of crypto-crap.

His whole career has been a fraud.

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IBM offloads Notes and Domino to India's HCL Technologies

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Must be bonus time

Ever since the Neo cons hijacked the company in the 90's IBM has been in a death spiral.

This is just more outsourcing, laying off anyone who still knows anything about the product and selling a license to some overseas firm.

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We sent a vulture to find the relaunched Atari box – and all he got was this lousy baseball cap

Eduard Coli

Deja Vu

Perchance Atari could just buy a controller:

https://innexinc.com/pc-wired-atari-style-controller-black.html

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Scared of that new-fangled 'cloud'? Office 2019 to the rescue!

Eduard Coli

Google luv?

Perhaps M$ will grow up and support Oauth2 in their Mac and Pee Cee versions?

One can only hope...

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The Great China Tech Panic is just posh xenophobia

Eduard Coli

Excellent article comrade!

For any company to open shop in the PRC a partnership has to be made with a local Chinese firm. The new company must also have a CPC member on its board. It is also common knowledge that if the CPC or the PLA are interested in something you are manufacturing in the PRC then you best be quick about giving them a peek otherwise your cheap exploitable labor goes on strike, you suddenly have IE problems and your factory burns down. The PRC is also helping students get into and pay for universities in the West as these are hotbeds of innovation thanks to cheapskate Western corporations that want to offload R+D costs while getting a big fat tax break and a gym or library named after the CEO.

Only a naive Register reporter and those that are paid to think like him would believe that all of this has nothing to do with technology advances in the PRC. Sure, the Chinese are historically masterful engineers but why work for it when it is far easier to steal it.

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More money than sense? Saudi Arabia invests $400m in Magic Leap

Eduard Coli

BS

One can't help but think that this is being done because large investors, banks, etc. all know that a bailout will be forthcoming if hotair tech corps like ML fail.

For its part if ML is smart, or at least buys some brains, they will buy out a startup that actually knows what they are doing.

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NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

Eduard Coli

NASA = SPACEX

With only 19 billion dollars from the US taxpayer NASA could not kill this quick enough to free up the budget so they could chuck more money at SPACEX so they could pay out bonuses and with what was leftover buy some Russian rockets and hire the India's space agency to put stuff in orbit..

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US broadband is scarce, slow and expensive. 'Great!' says the FCC

Eduard Coli

"It's your FCC"

The FCC has been hollowed out and turned into a mouthpiece for the carriers.

It is not going to change until they kick out or arrest that corrupt sell out Ajit Pai.

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H-1B visa hopefuls, green card holders are feeling the wrath of 'America first' Trump

Eduard Coli

Immigration is not H1B

H1B are not immigrants.

They are temporary workers usually with made up credentials willing to work for less playing at doing a similar job. Execs like them as they help meet goals for fat bonuses.

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FCC drops idiotic plans to downgrade entire nation's internet speeds

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It's your FCC

This is the kind of thing that makes the US lags behind Europe, Asia and most third world nations in broadband quality and speed.

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Apple iPhone X: Two weeks in the life of an anxious user

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Expensive on purpose

Apple product high cost is just a bit of marketing.

The expense is meant to imply exclusivity.

The extra dosh doesn't hurt either.

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Jocks in shock as Irn-Bru set to slash sugar and girder content

Eduard Coli

Cost?

Ahh, sugar is expensive, so perhaps someone wants a bonus and needs to meet a goal?

They did the same thing to Coca-Cola in the states and it was never the same.

The closest you can get to "the real thing" is to either get it from Mexico or wait for the Passover formula.

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

Eduard Coli

There was a lot of illegal coercion by Silicon Vallay threating employees if they voted for Trump. Trump had threatened to turn off the tap on their supply of cheap, exploitable labor plumbed through the various US visa programs.

For example this from Bryan Llenas :

The CEO of Grubhub, an online food delivery service, sent a company wide email Wednesday suggesting employees who agree with President-elect Donald Trump’s behaviors and his campaign rhetoric should resign.

“If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here,” wrote Matt Maloney, Co-Founder of Grubhub. “We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team."

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Indian call centre scammers are targeting BT customers

Eduard Coli

Common problem

It is a hazard of BPO.

The identity theft is rampant with call center workers thinking Limey is rich and so a little credit card fraud won't hurt them. There are whole call centers setup to scam westerners.

It will only stop when it is made to hurt, something like the government in the offending area and the corporation that hired the service being made to pay a fine plus restitution.

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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

Eduard Coli
Stop

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

Eduard Coli
FAIL

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

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli

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?

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli
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

Eduard Coli

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

Eduard Coli

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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Eduard Coli

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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Eduard Coli

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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Eduard Coli

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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Eduard Coli

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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