* Posts by ecofeco

4672 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Ten new tech terms I learnt this summer: Do you know them all?

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Who comes up with these words?

Does these words come from military intelligence or re-branding marketers?

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Re: I am still waiting

Well played Chronos.

Well played!

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Re: DabbSmithing

Dabbsing?

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'Millions of IoT gizmos' wide open to hijackers after devs drop gSOAP

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Re: Maybe I'm growing into a grumpy cynic but...

https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/01/learned-helplessness-and-the-languages-of-dao/

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Over before it began

So IdioT is over before it really began.

That was quick.

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Another Brexit cliff edge: UK.gov warned over data flows to EU

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It boils down to this

The back and forth of the ramifications of Brexit are quite fascinating, but to get back to the subject of this article, think of it this way:

Currently, many European countries will no longer use U.S. based cloud and large data systems due to the inability of U.S. companies to ensure strict adherence to EU privacy standards. Those that are still used are under constant legal pressure and severe penalties for not doing so and are losing.

This is not speculation, it is everyday news.

GB has decided that's the boat they want to be in.

Cui bono?

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Apache says 'no' to Facebook code libraries

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Good for Apache

Smart decision Apache. Well done.

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'Help! I'm stuck in this ATM,' writes poor bloke on a scribbled note

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Re: The hard way?

Exactly: Texas.

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Hey, remember that monkey selfie copyright drama a few years ago? Get this – It's just hit the US appeals courts

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Facepalm

WTF?

How is this even a thing? How?!

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Just in time for summer boozing: Boffins smash world record for the most perfect ice cubes

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Pimms No. 2 please

Thank you good sir.

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Trump to world: Forget moving to America to do a startup

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Re: Chinese entrepeneures

But Trump does not want this?

Small, innovative companies are a threat to the established monopolies.

This is NOT an exaggeration. Think of all the articles just here on El Reg about small companies with great products being bought and then literally shut down AND the product being taken off the market.

Now extrapolate that to other industries. This literally happens every day.

The U.S. now has not only one of top three highest income equality societies, but also the LEAST upwardly mobile as well.

So unless you are well connected and have deep pockets, the U.S. is no longer small business friendly and hasn't been for decades.

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Re: Two Terms

Despite what many may think, Europe really is living what USED to be the American dream.

It's also one of the biggest reasons for the constant hate of the EU by the U.S.

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Web inventor Sir Tim sizes up handcuffs for his creation – and world has 2 weeks to appeal

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Re: NoFX - Dinosaurs Will Die

Exactly. The old business models gave become moribund.

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Re: The long night has come...

It wasn't bad.

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Re: "Whyte has since been charged with assault, possession of marijuana"

*groan* :)

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Re: Best spacey-type series ever, no arguments!

I was just young enough to watch the first seasons.

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5th Element

Seems to be the one I rewatch the most. I know, I didn't expect it either.

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BOFH: That's right. Turn it off. Turn it on

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Re: Then there's change control idiocy...

5 minutes after the ass reaming by the CIO and I claim my prize. :)

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Brilliant LaeMing. Brilliant.

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Re: Some monitors are just weird

Gamma settings. Honestly most new flat screens have bad gamma settings from the factory. Took me months to figure this out.

No joke.

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Re: Thnak you, thank you, thank you!

Don't forget to show them the halon closet as well.

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All too real

All too bloody real.

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Largest advertising company in the world still wincing after NotPetya punch

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A good idea, hypothetically, but you are still at the mercy of a 3rd party.

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Re: IBM...

Mere coincidence. /s

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Google blows $800k on bots to flood the UK with 30,000 'articles' a month

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Who will buy nobody has jobs?

As most of the modern world economy is 70% consumer/retail driven, what happens when you destroy the jobs that pays for the tat?

A very serious question that both the US and UK are experiencing right now.

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Dark web souk AlphaBay outage: Users fear they've been scammed

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Re: What's the world coming to, eh?

Crazy ain't it?

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Re: Sorry, what did they do again?

Sincere appreciation for the answers. I assumed "the usual" but was not sure and now I see my assumption was lacking.

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Sorry, what did they do again?

They are, or were, a marketplace for... what exactly?

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While USA is distracted by its President's antics, China is busy breaking another fusion record

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Spicey hot take(out)!

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Get the Canuck out: Vancouver vows Airbnb, Expedia crackdown

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This is actually a problem in many big cities world wide and is caused by speculators.

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European MPs push for right to repair rules

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Re: don't get me started.....

I'm with you AC. So many retail products are utter shit.

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...and both the UK and Europe are light years better than American consumer writs of the Spanish Inquisition.

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Last phone I bought. Screen died. Right after the very short 30 day warranty.

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Windows Insiders with SD cards turn into OneDrive outsiders

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MS have looked for many years like they no longer have functioning management.

Because they haven't. Some folks I know who USED to work there confirm that the departments are as silo-ed as they come.

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Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

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Just think of the search engine effect

This is really going to screw up a lot of search engine results.

Can't wait to see the results.

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Re: Pulling The Rug From Under People's Feet

It works almost everywhere. It's called market inertia, meaning that just enough people really are too lazy to shop somewhere else even when they are getting screwed, making it profitable for companies to keep screwing them.

Eventually, the consequences catch up to the business, but it's often a long time.

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Search results suddenly missing from Google? Well, BLAME CANADA!

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Little known fun fact

Product counterfeiting utterly DWARFS the illegal drug trade and has lesser penalties.

Is it any wonder it's so attractive?

And now a question I have yet to see satisfactorily answered: in this now world wide digital age, how does one effectively stop IP theft?

A serious question as I also have IP I'd like to not have stolen.

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Tanks for the memories: Building a post-Microsoft Office cloud suite

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Re: Online editing is the Devil's work

HA! I once worked on a spaceship manual in Harvard Graphics!

No joke.

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You fogot one other option

Lotus Notes anyone?

Mine's the one with NFIXUP and NCOMPACT in the pockets. ----------------->

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Met Police laggards still have 18,000 Windows XP machines in use

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I did a VERY short stint in gov IT.

Never again. Never again.

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FAIL

So, so wrong

This is just wrong. Insanity level, wrong.

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Ever wondered why the universe only has black holes in S or XXXL? No? Boffins have an answer

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So just like shopping then

Same old story. They never have the size you are looking for .

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We'll drag Microsoft in front of Supremes over Irish email spat – DoJ

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Black Helicopters

I was just about to post that example.

I'm no fan of Kim, but the U.S. really overstepped their authority.

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Re: Wonder what would happen if

The backlash began years ago. This will just seal the deal.

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Smart burglars will ride the surf of inter-connected hackability

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Re: Who needs to hack?

Far too true.

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

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Only in America

Only in America and other 2nd and 3rd countries is this quackery legal.

Simply stunning.

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Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

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Re: It'll probably be rather irrelevant...

I also remember viruses becoming a serious threat around that time as well.

Just a coincidence I'm sure. /s

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How do we know betaarchive is telling the truth?

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Facepalm

Wow

Just... wow.

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Yes, this is our third Cisco story of the day. It's about 23 bugs you need to fix, stat

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Aye yi yi!

Cisco... kid!

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