* Posts by ecofeco

4868 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Phone fatigue takes hold: SIM-onlys now top UK market

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Re: Who gets paid for stating the bleedin' obvious ????

To answer your question, new phones have a quite a lot, unless you bought a high end phone. Even the budget phones are amazing these days.

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Overpriced phones might be a cause

I upgraded this year. Had my last phone roughly 2 years. Had no intention of upgrading, yet I was able to get a 5.3 inch, dual low light camera that sees better in the dark than I do, 32gb x 2gb RAM, quad core, with high res screen, no cost tethering, unlimited everything all for the price of one month's, no contract payment.

In other words the phone was free.

What was once a high end, then mid-range and now budget phone is a giant leap forward compared to my last phone from just 3 years ago.

Hell no I'm not paying $200 plus for a damn phone.

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Peers told to push for cut-price access to med tech developed with NHS data

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Privatize the profits

Socialize the costs.

Reduced cost? It should damn well be free!

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Uber: Hackers stole 57m passengers, drivers' info. We also bribed the thieves $100k to STFU

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How the fuck are they still in business?

See title.

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Apple: Sure, we banned VPN iOS apps in China, but, um, er, art!

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$10bn says no way in hell will they EVER find the balls.

The Chinese own their ass. Apple made this bed and now they have to sleep in it.

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And that's the long and short of it, isn't it Andrew?

They have trapped themselves.

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Gulp. HPE's InfoSight self-repairs and makes 'proactive decisions'

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Gartner? I wouldn't brag about that if I were you.

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AT&T wants to bin 100,000 routers, replace them with white boxes

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Having done time with at&t, the culture is as rotten as they come.

It's literally a miracle the phone system works at all.

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Oh goody! More targets!

Seriously. WTF are they thinking?

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Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

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Yet somehow...

...Linux is faster and more stable that the other two popular OS's.

Maybe telling the idiots to shut up and shit down is the key? (of course it is. One does not suffer fools when it's one's own project)

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It's 2017, and command injection is still the top threat to web apps

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Injections?

Learn something new every day. All this time I thought it was outsourcing.

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WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

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Anything will be an "upgrade" to the admin panel

Wordpress has to be the platinum standard is shitty fucked up admin control panels. It's about as intuitive as anything can be that suffers from recto-cranial-inversion and has the fine control of a wrecking ball.

So anything will be an improvement.

Well, maybe.

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Help desk declared code PEBCAK and therefore refused to help!

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Seen them all

I've seen them all, but unfortunately, we can't even be so much as circumspect because the users see the ticket updates by auto-email.

However, most places I've worked allow two very good things: a limited amount of response time from the user, usually less than a week. We have to attempt contact every day, but once the deadline is reached and there is no response, we close the ticket.

The other thing is discretionary authority. If a user is being a real numpty, we can put them off or cut them off if needed. But, we also have to call the boss right right away and explain it. If we follow the process, the boss stands up for us. We have to document that we put in a best effort to resolve the issue before we cut them off.

Yeah, I've seen it all, but I have no doubt someone will surprise me again.

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True Telecom busted by Ofcom for 'slamming', misselling and more

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What the hell?

Do these companies never learn?

Rhetorical question of course.

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Why Boston Dynamics' backflipping borg shouldn't scare you

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Don't be afraid?

Are you joking? Look at how far they have come with Spotmini. Why would anyone think they can't continue their advances?

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Now Oracle stiffs its own sales reps to pocket their overtime, allegedly

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Re: I'm no salesist but...

Amazing isn't it. Actually its insane. I'll never inderstsnd it either.

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Google says broader right to be forgotten is 'serious assault' on freedom

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Re: The right to be forgottten was a bad idea

I am not here to defend Google. Far from it. But the problem is how is a search engine, ANY SEARCH ENGINE, any different than a library index system?

Is the index system liable for slander and libel? If I report I saw many different things on my daily walk, am I irrepressible for all of those things? Of course not. Is a library and librarian responsible for every word in every book?

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The right to be forgottten was a bad idea

Normal slander and libel laws should have been more than enough to deal with public reputations.

Google is just a search engine. They do not generate any content. How can they be held accountable for what is essentially something in the wild? (but they really do need to do a better job of vetting their news feeds)

The right be forgotten results in people with enough wealth being able to buy anonymity and hide their past crimes.

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Adobe dis-Connect: Corp collab service has been knackered for days

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Re: The Cloud...

In cloud, outage works you!

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BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff

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On a rocket sled.

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Silverlight extinguished while Angular wins fans among developers

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Re: No idea what some of those things are

And I thought it was just me.

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Re: Or to look at things a different way...

Nailed it.

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You, Google. Get in here and explain all this personal data slurping – Missouri AG subpoena

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Grandstanding

Nothing to see. A politician is grandstanding. Nothing will change.

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Munich council: To hell with Linux, we're going full Windows in 2020

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Re: Look on the bright side.

Exactly.

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Re: "When it's political, technology cannot do anything."

Maybe they should reign in their users, and instead of everyone running their own little IT kingdom

This is exactly what the real problem sounds like. The problem wasn't Linux, it was lack of standards across all departments. Every department sounds like they are a silo.

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Re: Not sure about Office?

Microsoft would be a dead and buried a long time ago if it weren't for their repeated predatory pricing.

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Augmented reality: Like it or not, only Apple's ready for the data-vomit gush

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Re: This all sounds very impressive,

Yep. pr0n.

Then games.

And last, instructional videos.

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Re: They make phones too?

To be fair, they are also a branding company.

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Re: Magic Leap ?

Magic scam.

As the article clearly shows, AR and VR are literally decades old technology. My personal experience is that AR and VR simply is not that hard. The TV industry has been doing it for decades. HP mastered it back in the last decade on the their iPaq. (remember the iPaq?)

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Seems redundant has Facebook has already taken over the world.

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Did I read the article too fast?

I saw no mention of HP's early AR efforts with the iPaq in the previous decade.

https://www.fastcompany.com/1359459/what-ever-happened-hps-augmented-reality-game

http://adage.com/article/digital/hp-s-autonomy-gave-augmented-reality-tech-brands/239268/

While there is very little to be found on Google, I distinctly remember they were using AR for museum and city tours and some games.

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Uber loses appeal against employment rights for workers

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Re: Surely...

I'm pretty sure that Zero Hour Contracts have kinda rendered this point moot.

Yep, live by the sword, die by the sword. This is certainly fair turn about.

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What's this?!

Someone is miffed the American labor model doesn't fly in Europe?

Oh dear. Whatever will they do? *snerk*

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Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

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Most extensions are useless crap

Most extensions are useless crap anyway.

I checked the website referred to for the updated extensions and I see all my security extensions have carried over as well as most of the utilities is use. (thanks for that El Reg!)

I have noticed that someone seems to know what they are doing at FireFox as each of the recent updates has significant improved performance.

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Jet packs are REAL – and inventor just broke world speed record in it

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Re: I just flew in from Wiltshire

BA DUMP BA!

Not enough upvotes!

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Jetpack Aviation. They've done it better.

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Re: Duration?

Yet somehow Williams Aerial Systems pulled this off decades ago.

With a single engine.

45 min flight time. 60mph top speed.

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Logitech: We're gonna brick your Harmony Link gizmos next year

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Re: Difference in terminology

Well shadeister that's certainly the free market wet dream.

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Smart TVs suffer the problems. Ehat once cool is now no longer supported after a few years.

A pox on all of them.

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Paradise Papers were not an inside job, says leaky offshore law firm

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No honor among thieves

Seems like fair turn-about to me.

Steal from the masses and hide the money then get outed by someone else who steals.

Poetic justice, that.

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KFC turns Japanese bath tubs into party buckets

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Re: I heard ...

Please don't egg him on!

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To use an old phrase...

WTF Japan?!

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HPE HQ to leave Palo Alto birthplace as it 'consolidates' offices

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Re: New building?

A current American fashion. It's ALL the rage!

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Longer than that!

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Re: From the photo-

Well they do have a lot of... capacitance.

Where did I leave it? ------------------------------------>

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Hells door-bells! Ring pieces paralyzed in horror during Halloween trick-or-treat rush

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Re: Ring the door bell...

I just had a Red Dwarf moment...

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Hipsterverse horror as Slack takes Halloween hiatus

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Slack is hip?

How is slack hip? That shit is OLD. :)

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Microsoft reveals network simulator that keeps Azure alive

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Read title

Heard Queen, "Keep Yourself Alive."

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A draft US law to secure election computers that isn't braindead. Well, I'm stunned! I gotta lie down

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Re: This seems a sensible, reasonable law with fairly modest goals which everyone agrees with

The answer is in your title.

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Re: I propose....

Malice and incompetence do not cancel each other out except in childrens books.

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