* Posts by ecofeco

5340 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

It's a lot of work, being popular: Apple, Tim Cook and the gilets jaunes

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Re: Apple has increased prices across the board to "obscene" levels

Plaid. Plaid obscene.

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Re: Apple business plan

Too be fair, that is the American business model in a nutshell.

The holy grail of American business to sell nothing and make everyone pay for it by law.

People often think I'm joking when I say this. Ignore it at your own peril.

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$1000 phones?

What could go wrong?

50 years ago: NASA blasts off the first humans to experience a lunar close encounter

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Steely eyed missile men.

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Re: Stayed up late

Same here, but can't remember what time. I was actually at summer camp.

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Re: Our 5 years mission..... to seek out .....

It was completely wasted. Criminally so.

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Look at my works...

...and despair.

Silicon Valley CEO thrown in the cooler for three years, ordered to pay back $1.5m for bullsh*tting investors

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Re: Screwing the rich gets jail

Truer words were never spoken.

Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics

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Rite of passage

I did thousands of these. Isn't it a right passage?

I know what you're thinking: Outsource or in-source IT security? I've worked both sides, so here's my advice...

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Good article.

See title.

Well done and thanks.

Worldwide Web wizard Tim Berners-Lee sticks wellington boot into Worldwide Web's giants: Time to break 'em up?

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We either break them up or accept a fascist Internet

See title.

Nobody, not even your friends and family, will care about your niche, back alley website no matter how cool it is when they can't find it.

We are pretty much there already.

Now Europe wants a four-million-quid AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints

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That's some damn expensive bollocks!

Now seems to be a good time be selling bollocks!

Smartphone industry is in 'recession'! Could it be possible we have *gasp* reached 'peak tech'?

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Well said m0rt.

This is exactly the problem.

My reply when reading about new, overpriced phones, is "wake me when we finally have a tricorder."

30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

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The world is run by morons.

The old CIA would have never let something like this happen in the first place.

McAfee says cloud security not as bad as we feared… it's much worse

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Well duh

So... How's that cloud thing workin for ya?

Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

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Re: wait, what?

Ah, so you're a waffle man! Can I make you some waffles then?!

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Doubleplus good!

Well isn't it?

AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin

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Terminator

Insanity

Have NONE of these morons ever seen "Terminator"?

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Re: Completely mental, please ship this human reject to a superfund site,

No kidding. It's like none of these pig fuckers in charge have EVER read a history book.

Oh but I'm sure it's different this time!

Samsung Galaxy A9: Mid-range bruiser that takes the fight to Huawei

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Re: Mid-what?

I wait 2-3 years and a get all the once hot features for 1/5 the price.

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Re: Wireless charging should not be high-end

How long? Next year. Not even joking.

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Excellent!

I'll get most of these features on my next low budget phone in 2 years!

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD

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Re: Here's what I don't understand with all this...

Americans are morons.

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Many us have not trusted them for twenty years. That's how long this kind of amateur bullshit has been happening.

On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

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Brilliant.

Well played.

Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

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History shows that the vast majority of people always have to learn the hard way.

That syncing feeling when you realise you may be telling Google more than you thought

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ADD Another FYI

Google has partnered with Doubleclick for ad tracking.

Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams

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COTD YAAC. COTD.

iFixit engineers have an L of a time pulling apart Apple's iPhone XS

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Pint

Well played. Well played.

Buried in the hype, one little detail: Amazon's Alexa-on-a-chip could steal smart home market

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Funny, he same thing is said about nuclear power plants, yet it only takes just one accident...

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Re: Funny how?

It's not so much the tech, it's all the goddamn spying and breaking things that aren't broke.

Best example: Windows 8 and 10 and the retail Internet and Dabbs' article about buying coffee.

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Re: 'I won't have it in my house'

America has had this for decades. It's called your credit score. And it directly affect your social standing.

Twitter: Don't panic, but we may have leaked your DMs to rando devs

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So...

How's that cloud thing working for ya?

Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

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Seems like this is the same almost everywhere

Almost every place I've worked had some bottleneck like this.

I've also realized that even when you come up with a solution it is either rejected or at best, not rewarded, so I just do my job these days and not much more.

Which is why I laugh and laugh when I hear other people say companies are wanting innovation and motivated people and you if are a person who is not making a lot of money it's because you aren't motivated.

And then I laugh some more.

I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

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Re: Let the free market decide

Which is exactly what I do.

I'm not a big fan of "free market" but sometimes it's bloody obvious to not spend money with some companies.

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Re: Try travelling with First Bus and their (cr)app

"Don't underestimate the power of business to harness technology to make your life more complicated for no obvious benefit to anyone."

COTD right there.

Still using Skype? Good news! After HOURS of meetings, Microsoft reckons it knows when you're Not Active

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Yes but...

When does Skype actually work?

First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum

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Re: Feeling old yet?

So am I. I have yet to fly on one. Never got to ride the 747 either.

Old AND poor.

A basement of broken kit, zero budget – now get the team running

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Did we work for the same boss?

I swear I know that boss!

Xero needs a hero as business accounting site takes morning off

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FAIL

How's that cloud thing working for ya?

I NEVER get tired of posting this.

$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

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Re: 'understand' does NOT mean 'agree with socialists'

BB, everything you said was wrong.

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You can always count on the GOP!

..to create a recession!

Microsoft tells volume customers they can stay on Windows 7... for a bit longer... for a fee

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Re: Microsoft is giving people some extra time...

And FreeIPA is the Linux counterpart to AD.

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Re: I would consider 'Windows 9'

Why bother at all? Win 10 is absolute shit. I've now deployed hundreds at the corporate level, and creating the image alone just about drove our team 'round the bend.

Then there are the infinite updates. I'm not even exaggerating. We had the latest version and the updates never stopped day after day after day after day, long AFTER we had already deployed them.

People were literally losing serious hours to updates and it was having a crippling effect on productivity.

Fuck Win 10.

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Re: Divorcing Microsoft

"It feels like innovation has been totally replaced by a subscription upgrade boot stamping on a human face forever..."

Because it has. MS is taking us back to the terminal/mainframe systems as fast as it can.

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Re: Microsoft is giving people some extra time...

No kidding, Unless your company runs some weird custom middleware or specialized software that should have been updated 10 years ago, switching to Linux is the no brainer solution.

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

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Re: Dislike

Ha! I just posted sort of the same thing!

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The layers keep piling up

More and more layers of obfuscation keep getting added to the Internet, further distancing most people from having any clue how it actually works.

Creaky systems 'cost lives': Health secretary Matt Hancock pledges to solve NHS IT woes

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TITSUP he means.

I worked on a project for a major U.S. hospital that was successfully completed, on time, in 3 years.

Over 20,000 users and over 100,000 patients a year and rising. This hospital also has a top tier school and major research center and is spread out over dozens of facilities.

It can be done, just not by well connected morons.

This SAME system is also being successfully deployed at other major U.S. hospitals.

Soft eng salaries soar by 25 per cent – and, oh yes, devops is best paid for non-boss techies

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How about the rest of us?

Some of techs would like a decent raise as well.

All that pretty software can't run on broken machines.

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