* Posts by ecofeco

4479 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Avaya's $3.7m bankruptcy bonus plan slammed by watchdog

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Rewarding Failure

And these will be the VERY same people that tell everyone they need to work harder and can't give you a raise this year because of some trivial infraction of your daily duties.

Funny how the 21st century looks a lot like the 19th century.

You'd almost think they'd never heard of Marie Antoinette.

3
0

Bloke is paid to scour hashtags for threats, spots civil rights boss's tweets, gets fired, sues

ecofeco
Silver badge

SOP

Standard U.S. whistle blower treatment.

Oregon just paid for this guy's retirement.

3
0

Racist Tesla staff drilled my buttocks, claims employee in lawsuit

ecofeco
Silver badge

2 wrongs

This doesn't look good for either side.

4
0

As a shock to absolutely no one, Uber is mostly pasty, male at the top

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Is it really necessary to troll us with racist clickbait headlines?

Because Uber hasn't been on record as being very very stupid?

Do you keep up with the news?

2
3
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: SOP

It went right over your head, didn't it?

Why didn't they send a mixed group?

And yes, if they had sent a group of five of any one race and gender, it would still have been laughable.

8
5

Robots are killing jobs after all, apparently: One droid equals 5.6 workers

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: please help me with the math here

Good catch.

I wonder if they are inferring secondary displacement. (the workers who provide services outside of the factory with the robots)

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: my robot

Will that be like the paperless office then?

How'd that work out?

1
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Validate the study

The industrial revolution resulted in very violent upheaval well into the 20th century.

Millions prospered, but millions died. And millions are still living in poverty even in the U.S.

Not a pretty model.

6
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Globalisation

...and keep getting...

BAH. Damn phone.

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Globalisation

Exactly. I've been saying this for years keep getting told I'm wrong.

0
0

Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Now watch Alabama's taxes dry up.

Exactly. Go across state lines and buy your gear there.

End of tax revenue.

5
0

Firefox Quantum: BIG browser project, huh? I share your concern

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: I don't know about lynx and w3m

Hear hear.

7
1

Pure Silicon Valley: Medium asks $5 a month for absolutely nothing

ecofeco
Silver badge

50 million a year?

I wish I had that kind of money to pretend to make something. I could actually... make something.

But then, I don't know the right people, do I?

0
0

Douglas Coupland: The average IQ is now 103 and the present is melting into the future

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Automation

"the industrial revolution gave us the weekend"

Except that is didn't. It was the unions who had to fight hard and bloody to get it.

I stopped giving him any credit right at that sentence.

5
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

The Golden Age

https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Age-John-C-Wright/dp/0765336693

If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it.

1
0

Lloyds Banking Group axing hundreds of jobs AGAIN

ecofeco
Silver badge

IBM?

I can already see the future headlines and it's not god.

1
0

King Battistelli's swish penthouse office the Euro Patent Office doesn't want you to see

ecofeco
Silver badge

6 bodyguards?

A little self important there, is he?

0
0

FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

ecofeco
Silver badge

Simple solution

Don't go public with your invention or idea until AFTER you leave the company and never say you thought of it while at the company.

0
0

'Sorry, I've forgotten my decryption password' is contempt of court, pal – US appeal judges

ecofeco
Silver badge

This is strictly un-Constitutional.

See title. The 5th Amendment makes no exceptions.

6
0

Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Wow.

Corporate America is all the same: Shameless crack whores who will stab you in the back for money.

5
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: The modern way?

A lot of coders think they can design websites and other user interface controls as well.

It's even worse when the marketing department thinks it can instead.

They can't.

1
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: This is nothing

You aren't even joking Kevin.

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

When is water not wet?

When we your corporate overlords say it isn't, peasant!

0
0

Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Canada debating a bill that would criminalize Islamophobia

Making threats of violence has never been and never will be legal.

To defend those threats is psychopathic.

5
3
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Hasn't history taught us to think twice before appeases the Germans?

Exactly. They ARE NOT the Internet, but like AOL back in they day, they want you to think they are.

For profit organizations have no civil rights, they just want you to think they do.

6
2
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: "which gives strong legal defense to all forms of speech no matter how offensive"

Nor calls to violence and destruction.

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

"Speech that advocates the injury or death of others based on their racial background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation" would be a good place to start.

That you got any downvotes is both stunning and appalling.

8
9

US regulator looks at Internet of Things regulation, looks away

ecofeco
Silver badge

This is going to end badly

Very badly.

4
0

Scott McNealy: Your data is safer with marketers than governments

ecofeco
Silver badge

Oh FFS

Ah, I noticed I've used this title before.

Well, it's certainly appropriate.

0
0

Fancy that – the sharing economy lobby doesn't speak for the sharers

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: " Until the "digital era" we've treated humans differently"

2 thumbs down?

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2010/dec/06/medieval-britons-richer-than-modern-poor

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Only idiots would work for chump change in the gig economy

The rest of us are constantly learning and developing valuable skills that are worth real money in permanent jobs with a regular income. Till they fuck us over and outsource us all again that is...

Your cognitive dissonance is stunning.

Or did you forget the sarcasm tag?

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: " Until the "digital era" we've treated humans differently"

We're WAY past "there". Wealth inequality is worse now than it was during the Medieval Feudal era.

0
2

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

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: IT project failure is now structural

After 15 years of marketing telling the suits that IT is a new kind of utility that just be thrown onto the cloud, never needs maintenance and any kid can fix your computer, is it any surprise that project failure is the new norm?

6
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: SOP

Been there, seen it myself. Fuck IBM.

2
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Typical IBM

And this isn't their first time.

Why does anybody still use these clowns?

2
0

Force employees to take DNA tests for bosses? We've got a new law to make that happen, beam House Republicans

ecofeco
Silver badge

You have problem with Corporate Communist Capitalism©®™, comrade?

6
1
ecofeco
Silver badge

It's confusing because there is no care nor system.

17
2

Devs bashing out crappy code is making banks insecure – report

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Writing robust code doesn't take much more time

That blue collar attitude toward all tech is pretty much the norm these days.

The eventual backlash and consequences will be spectacular.

3
0

The good times are over, Peter Thiel tells Silicon Valley's oligarchs

ecofeco
Silver badge

What?

I cannot parse any of what he is saying.

It seems like incoherent rambling at best.

The average American is no longer optimistic? Gee, I wonder why?

18
0

Firefox 52 kills plugins – except Flash – and runs up a red flag for HTTP

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: SKY GO NO LONGER SUPPORTS FF

Any website that is not browser neutral is FAIL.

I can't believe this is still a problem 20 years on, yet somehow it is.

3
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Uh oh

Sounds like one of those updates I'll not be installing.

0
0

Fraud detection system with 93% failure rate gets IT companies sued

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Wow Michigan's state government is out of control

Michigan is just another example, and not an isolated one, of how corrupt the American empire is and how stupid people keep voting against their own interest..

4
1
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: FFS

Who signs off on them? Who do you think?

Is this a trick question?

(seriously, I know it was rhetorical. I too am pissed about back channel kickbacks and favors)

1
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Due process?

In America? Is this some kind of joke? Due process is a damn liberal commie Un-American conspiracy!

No, no /s tag because it's not a joke. America has no claim to freedom and rights these days. Actually hasn't for decades.

3
1

Rap for chat app chaps: Snap's shares are a joke – and a crap one at that

ecofeco
Silver badge

Pump and dump

Pump and dump.

6
0

Watt the f... Dim smart meters caught simply making up readings

ecofeco
Silver badge

Scam

Many here said this was going to be a scam and so it is.

6
0

America halts fast processing of H-1B skilled worker visas

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Anyone care to correlate...

"You get what you pay for" is true in almost everything.

Hire cheap programmers, get shit code.

1
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

I wish it weren't so, AC, but unfortunately, this is all too true.

Of course not all H-1Bs are unqualified, nor rude, but far too many are. I get reports from various levels of the entire IT industry and most of the IT CVs from India aren't worth the paper they are written on.

It is a scam and western tech companies are active participants in the scam.

1
0

COP BLOCKED: Uber app thwarted arrests of its drivers by fooling police with 'ghost cars'

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: You gotta give them credit:

Uber schlect.

3
0

1.37bn records from somewhere to leak on Monday

ecofeco
Silver badge

1.47 billion?

That's... that's a LOT of records.

0
0

Forums

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2017