* Posts by ecofeco

5377 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Public disgrace: 82% of EU govt websites stalked by Google adtech cookies – report

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Re: Public sector bodies now have the opportunity to lead by example

Not getting the downvotes. Have an upvote from me.

From MySpace to MyFreeDiskSpace: 12 years of music – 50m songs – blackholed amid mystery server move

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How's that cloud thing working for ya?

(why no. I never get tired of posting this thankyouverymuch)

Mayors having a right 'mare in Florida: Acting mayor arrested weeks after boss also arrested

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Re: If Florida Man did not exist

Damn. I just posted almost the same thing.

Yeah, Florida Man.

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America has a phrase for this

"Florida Man"

How many Reg columnists does it take to turn off a lightbulb?

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Re: Very accurate!!

Try the latest version. It's quite nice!

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Naw mate, it ain't you

Control interface design is now being done my marketers or engineers with no business designing control interfaces.

I mean, they changed the name to UAX. How intuitive is that?


Radio gaga: Techies fear EU directive to stop RF device tinkering will do more harm than good

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Re: What's the problem....

I'm with you. I am amazed that so many people do not grasp the serious consequences of RF interference.

Simply dumbfounding. Gobsmacking lunacy.

Libertarians and free marketers are idiots.

Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 on Arm64 to play nicely with KVM

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Yeah, but..

It's still Win 10, innit?

YouTube's pedo problem is so bad, it just switched off comments on millions of vids of small kids to stem the tide of vileness

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Re: Let the public moderate

“...reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays....”

Ever heard this one?

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Re: Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn...

“...reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays....”

Brave New World, ain't it?

IBM hunkers down for no-deal Brexit, warns of disruption to supply chain, data transfers

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Re: It'll be worth it

That WAS sarcasm, right? So hard to tell these days.

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Disruptions? IBM?

And how will we be able to tell the difference?

If at first you don't succeed, you may be trying to install that Slow Ring Windows 10 build

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Re: What a complete and utter fustercluck...

I see what you did there.

Well played.

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Goddamn Win 10

Goddamn Win 10 straight to hell.

What a major pain in the ass.

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Re: Does anyone bother with Windows anymore ?

Too many corporations suffer from sunk costs over literally decades.

Far to much custom middleware is written for MS interfacing for them to ever recover the cost of porting to Linux.

A shame because Linux is by far the better OS.

Psst, I use all three major desktop OSes. For decades. This is not opinion, but professional observation. Linux is now the best.

Fuck Microsoft.

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace

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Re: Its all about trust

You had me at "everything."

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Re: Arrgh!

The human race has a bad habit of not facing problems and fixing them until after exposed to extreme pain.

We are not as bright as we think we are.

And those of us who give warning are ostracized. Killing the messenger is a time honored tradition.

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Re: Facebook and Disabled Accounts

How's that cloud thing working for you?

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Re: Warning!

Exactly. Just because you aren't using it doesn't mean some numpty mate of yours hasn't posted your local pub piss up already.

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Re: Wow

There is nothing wrong with the moral compass of American company execs.

Because there isn't one to be broken.

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Re: Facebook is the absolute worst

I'd argue that Twitter holds that honor.

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Never forget how and why FB was first created

It was created to rate women at Zuck's college.

THAT should tell you everything you need to know.

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Power corrupts

And absolute power corrupts absolutely.

SPOILER alert, literally: Intel CPUs afflicted with simple data-spewing spec-exec vulnerability

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I am always disappointed in modern computing

How the hell the modern world decided on the worst possible bollocks for the majority of modern computing is dumbfounding.

UK tech has a month left to bare gender pay gaps, but less than a fifth of firms have ponied up

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Misogynist much?

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And they won't

Until they are forced too.

The UK becomes more like America every year. :(

And my god the number of misogynist comments here is appalling.

UK banking was struck by one IT fail every day for most of 2018

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Re: Cashless society?

I recently got screwed by an on-line payment system without recourse.

Fuck them all.

Don't bother with blaming the victim, the details are not what you think they are and there truly is no recourse for me.

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It's epidemic

Major systems are breaking everywhere every day.

No, this is NOT normal. That anyone would think this is acceptable and normal shows how bad it has become. It also points to a serious coming catastrophic event in the near future.

Systematic failures are not a sign of normal operations. Ever.

Bun fight breaks out after devs, techie jump ship: Bakery biz Panera sues its former IT crowd

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He got a rise out of you, did he?

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Re: For maximum profitability

Call it Water 2 Wine?

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Both of which are still not very good systems.

Trust the public cloud Big Three to make non-volatile storage volatile

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I NEVER get tired of saying this

So how's that cloud thing working out for ya?

Japan's Hayabusa 2 probe has got the horn for space rock Ryugu – a sampling horn, that is

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You know what they say

Probes gonna probe.

OK, your boss allegedly called you a lazy n*****, promoted the person you trained ahead of you and paid you less, but you can't PROVE it's racism, Facebook says

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A Narcissist's Corporate Prayer

That didn't happen.

And if it did, it wasn't that bad.

And if it was, that's not a big deal.

And if it is, that's not my fault.

And if it was, I didn't mean it.

And if I did...

You deserved it.

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web

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Of course it barely works on today's web

Today's web is bloated fucking crap.

The first thing I learned when building websites was to bum the script. Anyone remember what that means? It means to use as little "code" as possible to get the job done.

Today, the headers of most websites are as big as the entire pages I used to make. Yes, that includes nice graphics. (because we knew how to optimize the images)

First they came for Equifax and we did nothing because America. Now they are coming for back-end systems and we're...

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Re: Codswallop

Every place I have ever worked has so busy putting out fires from understaffed and underfunded systems that reviews of any kind simply do not get done.

I have yet to work anywhere that is different.

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Nobody suspects!!

The Spanish Inquisition!!

Seriously, the number of large scale data breeches to date has become a Monty Python satire at this point.

It's a lot of work, being popular: Apple, Tim Cook and the gilets jaunes

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Re: Apple has increased prices across the board to "obscene" levels

Plaid. Plaid obscene.

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Re: Apple business plan

Too be fair, that is the American business model in a nutshell.

The holy grail of American business to sell nothing and make everyone pay for it by law.

People often think I'm joking when I say this. Ignore it at your own peril.

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$1000 phones?

What could go wrong?

50 years ago: NASA blasts off the first humans to experience a lunar close encounter

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Steely eyed missile men.

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Re: Stayed up late

Same here, but can't remember what time. I was actually at summer camp.

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Re: Our 5 years mission..... to seek out .....

It was completely wasted. Criminally so.

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Look at my works...

...and despair.

Silicon Valley CEO thrown in the cooler for three years, ordered to pay back $1.5m for bullsh*tting investors

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Re: Screwing the rich gets jail

Truer words were never spoken.

Tech support discovers users who buy the 'sh*ttest PCs known to Man' struggle with basics

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Rite of passage

I did thousands of these. Isn't it a right passage?

I know what you're thinking: Outsource or in-source IT security? I've worked both sides, so here's my advice...

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Good article.

See title.

Well done and thanks.

Worldwide Web wizard Tim Berners-Lee sticks wellington boot into Worldwide Web's giants: Time to break 'em up?

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We either break them up or accept a fascist Internet

See title.

Nobody, not even your friends and family, will care about your niche, back alley website no matter how cool it is when they can't find it.

We are pretty much there already.

Now Europe wants a four-million-quid AI-powered lie detector at border checkpoints

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That's some damn expensive bollocks!

Now seems to be a good time be selling bollocks!

Smartphone industry is in 'recession'! Could it be possible we have *gasp* reached 'peak tech'?

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Well said m0rt.

This is exactly the problem.

My reply when reading about new, overpriced phones, is "wake me when we finally have a tricorder."

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