* Posts by ecofeco

5064 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Developer recovered deleted data with his face – his Poker face

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Re: Truckers

It was the backup tape itself and I claim my 5 pounds.

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Judges dismisses majority of Cisco's 'insane' IP defence against Arista

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Re: Sounds like a classic "Big US Corp" Defense.

Butthurt?

Seems like they are.

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Say goodbye to a chunk of that sweet Aruba payout, hedgies – judge

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But I was robbed my lord!

No you weren't. You was stupid.

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Facebook told to stop stalking Belgians or face fines of €250k – a day

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Re: Maybe there's hope yet?

Exactly. FBs day will come.

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A computer file system shouldn't lose data, right? Tell that to Apple

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What the hell?!

Is this the 1980s again? This was a common thing back in the last century. How the hell is happening again?

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James Damore's labor complaint went over about as well as his trash diversity manifesto

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Re: Lol

No kidding. You should all of his apologists on other comment pages. Douche bros defending a douche bro.

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BOFH: Turn your server rack hotspot to a server rack notspot

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Brilliant as always

Says it all.

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UK.gov: Psst. Belgium. Buy these Typhoon fighter jets from us, will you?

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Re: European project!

Ironic ain't it?

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Robot cars will kill London jobs – but only from 2030, say politicans

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Re: To Arms My Brothers

Most of us here work in tech and our job are daily "on the line."

Is it fun? Of course not. But frankly, NO job is safe these days.

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Jack in black: 12 years on, Twitter finally makes a profit from its firehose of memes and misery

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Re: Floater or a sinker?

NWO? You're soaking in it.

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And that's what it takes these days

A business no longer needs to be quickly profitable, just through enough money at it until it one day it magically is. For reasons.

Think about that the next time you contemplate starting your own. This is what you are up against. Not some one else's better business plan or product, but a bottomless war chest that can make bollocks profitable.

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Equifax hack worse than previously thought: Biz kissed goodbye to card expiry dates, tax IDs etc

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Your local country club, The fee will just be a few million dollars.

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Actually, it's already been gutted by the Trump admin.

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No sh*t, Sherlock! Bloke suspected of swallowing drug stash keeps colon schtum for 22 DAYS

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Well all the good jokes have been done, so here's a question

Why did they suspect him in the first place and why with no evidence is it good enough to hold him seemingly indefinitely?

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Talk down to Siri like she's a mere servant – your safety demands it

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Re: Reg does clickbait

There are in fact arrest records of people who use this scam, although the common version has been the "it's me!" technique. This is just a higher tech version.

This is NOT some urban legend.

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The "ore" scam

In Japan this is known as the "ore" (it's me!) scam.

People who defraud seniors should get the death penalty.

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If you haven't already killed Lotus Notes, IBM just gave you the perfect reason to do it now, fast

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How many? You would be surprised. I know I was. There are still many companies using this world wide. Rather large companies at that.

Sorry, can't name names on this one. Confidentiality and all that.

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Old joke is still best joke.

Have an upvote Fozzy!

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It's been 50 years since those damn dirty apes took the planet by storm

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Re: Homage, pastiche or parody?

Why not all three! :)

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Am I bad for laughing at this?

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Re: The Varsity, Palo Alto, 3PM, July 17th 1969.

The movie was never meant to be more than a matinée fare with a (then) current events relevant message.

Cheap moralizing I believe it is called with a twist ending.

In that form, it worked. The sequels sucked, but I have not seen the latest one.

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Re: Who doesn't like a talking monkey?

You bring political shit into a completely unrelated thread and you are still not sure?

Well the core story of the movie was that, wait for it... politicians blew up the world.

And there was political conflict among the monkeys.

Or have you not seen the actual movie?

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Uh-oh! Someone hit the Kalanick button! Uber's fired CEO claims Waymo deal vindicates him

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Kalanick is THAT guy at the pub

Kalanick seems like that guy at the pub who won't shut up, likes to argue about everything and is always wrong.

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Tech giants' payouts go to everyone but affected citizens. US Supremes now urged to sort it out

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SOP

Pay the victims? That's just crazy un-American commie talk!

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Of course a mystery website attacking city-run broadband was run by an ISP. Of course

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Re: "Marketing consultancy"

For a second I thought that said "dirty *icks."

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Re: Great Plains is starting to sound like a city you might like to move to....

Chattanooga, Tenn. has done the same thing and it has been a boon.

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Re: Very Trump-ish

Trump is just a symptom. Or the logical end result. However you want to look it.

The only thing I'd give him credit for was pioneering modern day to-big-to-fail. Trump casino failures in the last century.

Yes, it's that bad.

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...that gambling is happening on these premises!

"Here are your winnings sir!"

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Infinidat techie: Let me tell you a thing or two about ruler-format SSDs

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About that photo

That's the famous Chinese port explosion at Taijin.

A VERY interesting bit of trivia about that port: it's very near one of China's supercomputing facilities, the National Supercomputing Center of Tianjin. Close enough that it caused some minor structural damage to the building and they had to shut the computer down for some time.

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Can't wait to get to Mars on a SpaceX ship? It's a cold, dead rock – boffins

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Re: I call fake.

Where shall we send the 5 pounds? (<-character map not working today)

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But we knew this

We've known this most of the last century. Mars' only reason to be colonized is to act as a base for asteroid mining.

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Newsflash! Faking it until you make it is illegal in Silicon Valley: Biz boss pleads guilty

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Re: Genuinely surprised

It's not just Silly Valley, but California in general. The state is full of businesses that fuck over their employees.

O.K. well that's the US in general, but you get the idea. Silly Valley is even worse.

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Re: Not a crime (inspired by real news)

It was the wire fraud. The rest was just dirty laundry.

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Hortonworks accuses ex-sales bod of stealing customers for new job

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Sore losers

That's how it works. You treat your sales people bad and they leave and are more than free to contact their old clients.

This retaliation makes it obvious WHY he left in the first place.

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Facebook-basher Schrems raises enough dosh to get his Noyb out

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Willing? Like they have a choice?

Deactivate cookies and tracking and you can't even pay your bills on-line or take on-line classes, let alone shop. Hell, most websites won't even load if you block all their bullshit.

It's gotten bad even in the old backwaters of the Internet.

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A tiny Ohio village turned itself into a $3m speed-cam trap. Now it has to pay back the fines

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Proven scam

Speedcams as used in the USA is a proven scam.

Also, I'll be surprised if they actually ever pay that money back before hell freezes over. Another great American scam: we'll pay you back when we feel like.

Everything in America is a scam.

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Epic spacewalk, epic FAIL: Cosmonauts point new antenna in the wrong direction

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Pointed antenna in wrong direction?

But did they really?

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Web searching died the day they invented SEO

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Re: Hmmmmm...

Idoru!

I was trying to remember that title 2 days ago!

Thanks!

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SEO - snake essence oil

SEO is the biggest scam ever and I should have got into it 18 years ago.

I might yet.

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Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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How thoughtful of her

I love it when people bring their own petard and rope.

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Should ISPs pay to block pirate websites? Supreme Court to decide

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And they STILL don't understrand how the Internet works

The PTB are truly clueless about the Internet.

You can't stop the piracy, the dark web, porn, none of it. The ability to route around obstacles was built in from the beginning. Just like the entire purpose of the PC was freedom from the mainframe.

To badly paraphrase Sir Pratchett, " a mistake every corporation has been trying to fix ever since."

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Good news, everyone: Ransomware declining. Bad news: Miscreants are turning to crypto-mining on infected PCs

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"The only sign that a miner is installed is an increased CPU load on the infected machine"

And how can we tell the difference between it and regular Microsoft operation?

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Symbiotic instead of parasitic

Evolution in action!

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Fujifilm, Xerox throw each other a US$6.1 billion lifeline

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Ichan the vulture capitalist.

You can always smell his stench around once great and now dying companies.

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And thus ends yet another era

Funny how many once great American companies have killed themselves over the decades, yet we are still forced to believe that American capitalism is the absolute bestist!

Pro tip: ditch your IBM stock before the middle of this century. They're next.

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AT&T's financial figures reveal 19 BEEELLLION reasons why it lobbied hard for US tax cuts

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Here's some candy little kid. Now run along and play. The adults are trying to fuck over people here.

- every company that pulls this PR stunt.

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Re: Off The Topic Yet Again

I can relate. It's a fucking miracle the phone system works at all.

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Been bugging the boss for a raise? Now's the time to go into infosec

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Re: Really?

"...it is important to note that this follows a prolonged period of IT professionals commanding higher and higher wages."

Those surveys are bullshit. I don't know who they are asking, but my income and experience is nowhere close to what the surveys say my income should be.

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Forget cyber crims, it's time to start worrying about GPS jammers – UK.gov report

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Re: Big Brother is Watching You

Not getting the downvotes, Peter so have an upvote from me.

Don't shoot the messenger folks. Be smarter about your everyday habits.

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Critical?

Well yes, if people can no longer read maps.

Oh wait, GB and America have become that stupid.

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