* Posts by ecofeco

5223 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Test Systems Better, IBM tells UK IT meltdown bank TSB

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Facepalm

World class irony right there

See title.

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IBM loses mainframe docs down the back of the web, customers cry 'sabotage'

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What exactly is IBM useful for these days?

See title.

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You've seen the hype. Now you're curious. Why not have a crack at AI using this online lab...

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WTF?

Is it just me?

Or does it seem like these are nothing more that programming problems that have already been solved?

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Jawbone bods allegedly jogged off to Fitbit with secret gadget blueprints

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Oops

Morons.

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Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

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Re: tamper-proof screws aren't

Chinesium

Have an upvote!

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AT&T gets clearance to devour Time Warner for $85 BEEEELION

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Re: Simple answer went right by the judge..

Came to say basically the same thing.

Here are the charts.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36743.htm

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Microsoft will ‘lose developers for a generation’ if it stuffs up GitHub, says future CEO

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Sad

Sad to see so many commentards who have forgotten the old ways and are held hostage by the new shiny.

Fucking tossers. Roll yer own, remember sneakernet and stay free for the love of god.

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Re: Mobile frist

Silverlight.

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IBM to GTS: We want you to 'rotate' clients every two years

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Mushroom

IBM has lost its mind

But to to those of us who have worked for them, we are not surprised.

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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FAIL

Meh

Much of the Internet is useless infotainment anyway.

As for the ad blocking, that because it's often a bandwidth hog and spyware.

Optimize the image and turn off the spyware and I wouldn't mind the ads so much.

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Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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In America, the driver is ALWAYS responsible

This is the law, coast to coast, The driver is ALWAYS responsible and liable. ESPECIALLY if it is something that was preventable.

i.e. keep your damn hands on the wheel and pay attention to all warning instruments.

This bullshit that new technology is somehow confusing has been a con game since the dawn of time.

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Comcast's mega-outage 'solution'... Have you tried turning your router off and on again?

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Re: Official Statement from Crapcast

I've always said the wet dream American business is one that charges people and delivers nothing and people are forced to pay for it.

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Re: Duh!!!

Came to say the same thing. That Comcast is a shitbird of a company is something I thought was common knowledge by now.

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WikiLeaks took 10 days to reject Cambridge Analytica's US emails bid, says Tricksy Nixy

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Of course they have a lot in common. They both picked the right parents.

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At last: Magic Leap reveals its revolutionary techno-goggles – but wait, there's a catch

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Vaperware 3.0

This was, is and always will be bullshit.

It is a company of, by and for creating income for trustfarians.

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Those internet trends? It's bad news if you're not Amazon, basically

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Re: Ubers model is rather like that of the UK "Stagecoach"* company

Predatory pricing used to be illegal.

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'Incomprehensible failure' – Canada's $1bn Phoenix payroll IT fiasco torched by auditors

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No mystery here

IBM? Oracle?

A blind man can see what went wrong here.

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Finally: Historic Eudora email code goes open source

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Re: I remember Eudora

Yep.

I had forgotten the peppers.

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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

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Re: It's the same story...

chuckufarley nailed it.

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Software development slow because 'Most of our ideas suck'

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Flowcharts

Or are they longer in fashion?

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US prison telco accused of selling your phone's location to the cops

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Re: That's all citizens, by the way, not just prisoners.

I AM NOT A NUMBER!

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Re: Nuke them from orbit

My mommy always said there were no monsters, no real ones. But there are.

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Re: Professionals

*snerk*

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Re: Oh, Brave New World

Indeed. Indeed.

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'Alexa, find me a good patent lawyer' – Amazon sued for allegedly lifting tech of home assistant

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Re: I actually thought of that...

Not enogh upvotes Graham. Not enough.

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Decades-old data reveals shows Jupiter’s moon sprayed alien juice over Galileo probe

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Splooge!

Oh come on. Who wasn't thinking this?!

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Latest from the coming AI robot apocalypse: we're going to be fine

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Uhm Skynet

Skynet just became real. Google has a new contract with the Petagon for face reg for drones.

Yeah we're all fucked.

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Your software hates you and your devices think you're stupid

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Re: Hang the UX designer

It's not the designer it's their boss/client.

Every damn time.

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IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere

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Re: Modern IBM

You just described the last 20 years of IBM.

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Re: This is nothing new...

Gospel truth.

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Re: and in other news...

It's been this way for years. It's just getting worse is all.

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I've said it many times. NEVER let the accountants run your business. They save you right out of business.

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Oh this will be good

Can't wait to see the consequences.

*snerk*

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I've got way too much cash, thinks Jeff Bezos. Hmmm, pay more tax? Pay staff more? Nah, let's just go into space

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Re: The money is spent on Earth

Which one provides a greater good?

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And not funny "ha ha".

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Re: giving plegde

Pay a living wage? Thats just crazy commie talk!

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Exactly A Cowshed. Exactly. I've been saying this for years. It's a race to the bottom. On a rocket sled.

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TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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What went wrong?

IBM. Bank on it.

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FTC Commissioner refuses to budge until Trump fulfills promises

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The epitome of American society

As much as I loathe the current state of American gov it unfortunately perfectly represents modern America.

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Supercycle to su-'meh'-cycle: Apple iPhone warehouses heave with unsold Notches

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Re: iPhone 6 user here

Nailed it. Price plus fragility = oh hell no.

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Ahem! Uber, Lyft etc: California Supremes just shook your gig economy with contractor ruling

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Re: I don't see how this affects Uber/Lyft

Ah but they really don't. If they turn down too many calls, their status/ranking goes down. Nor can they charge anything other than what the company says they can charge.

That last is the very definition of NOT being a contractor.

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About damn time

See title.

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Doom and Super Mario could be a lot tougher now AI is building levels

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Re: "Imagine the frustration of playing a game where the difficulty can constantly change"

Oh hell. Beat me to it.

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Boss sent overpaid IT know-nothings home – until an ON switch proved elusive

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Re: Angry client rolled over the Ethernet patch cable with his office chair

Why was a patch cable unprotected in a situation where it could be rolled over - or tripped over?

Because often IT has no control over facilities or someone's personal office or very bad building design such as one port on the wrong wall 15ft away behind something heavy and awkward and no budget for proper cable and covers.

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Ah the old "overpaid tech" client

When I run into those I usually leave them on their own.

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Google Pixel 2 XL: Like paying Apple-tier prices then saying, hey, please help yourself to my data

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Fools and their money

I will never pay more than $100 for a smart phone. Yes, I know I sound like a broken record, but I never get tired of telling people they are being ripped off.

Each year, the new $100 phones are better than the $500+ phone from 2-3 years ago.

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That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer

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So Red Dwarf

Yes the coat with the helmet.

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Better idea

Use it as a solar orbiting shuttle/taxi/ferry/way station between Earth and Mars.

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Bungling cops try to use dead chap's fingers to unlock his smartmobe

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The Lazurus effect

Cops playing God.

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Your AI pet project is only as smart as its garbage training set

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GIGO

Same as it ever was.

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