* Posts by ecofeco

4753 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

GitLab freezes GraphQL project amid looming Facebook patent fears

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I uh

Wut? WTF?

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Equifax's disastrous Struts patching blunder: THOUSANDS of other orgs did it too

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Re: Security should be commensurate with the consequences.

Sad but all too true.

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Google, Bing, Yahoo! data hoarding is like homeopathy. It doesn't work – new study claims

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Quality unaffected?

My fucking ass. Search quality has gone to absolute shit over the last 5 years.

Surgeon's Law writ large. Almost to the point of useless.

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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

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Pirate

Equifax should have to pay for all of the fees associated with freezing all of the affected accounts at all three companies, period!

LOL That's just crazy commie talk! You private the profits and socialize the losses, son! That's the American way!

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Re: Business as usual in the US&A...

No "may be the reason" about it.

They ARE the reason.

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Re: How long before....

...and new paradigms leveraging and repurposing existing content by reaching out to overlooked possibilities!

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Pirate

I've said it before: the perfect American business is to produce and deliver NOTHING and force people to pay for it.

Here is that very example.

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Mushroom

Hours?

We're damn lucky if we find out within MONTHS.

To hell with all those bastards.

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Equifax's IT leaders 'retire' as company says it knew about the bug that brought it down

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Re: There's something missing

This. There's a lot more going on here than Struts.

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Unloved Microsoft Edge is much improved – but will anyone use it?

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Re: And its only Windows 10?

Curl. Holy moly that brings back memories.

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Re: And its only Windows 10?

Good lord. Wget. Haven't thought about that ages.

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Python explosion blamed on pandas

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Re: Hmm

BA DUMP BA!

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Cops' use of biometric images 'gone far beyond custody purposes'

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Re: Napolionic

Heading? We are there and far past that point.

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Doubleplus good

Absolute minmax!

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Linus Torvalds' lifestyle tips for hackers: Be like me, work in a bathrobe, no showers before noon

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Re: Umberto Eco

Too loose and no structure. Too tight and no freedom.

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Re: Linux Foundation Rocks to Roll with Memes that EnLiven ...... WeKidU2Not

I've missed you MFM.

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Re: Bathrobes are for cissies, work naked.

Damn Novleys, I actually spit my beer.

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Re: Last time I tried to work in a bathrobe...

Uhm coffee maker with timer?

That's my process.

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Re: The money motive

debuggering

Definite up vote.

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Re: hmmm

Krusty the Clown?

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Apache Foundation rebuffs allegation it allowed Equifax attack

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Lotta bullocks

Some of my security mates say this was a social phish hack, from what they've been able to see. Someone high up in manglement got pwned and that was the door in.

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Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways

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Re: It's really not that complicated

So bottom line, Drive as it is will remain?

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Re: Time to Migrate?

OneDrive will NEVER be "attractive."

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Re: I dont get it....

What's to be suspicious about? This is SOP for all large shitware makers these days. Making it complicated is what ALL the cool kids are doing!

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Re: What will people make of this?

They've gone Microsoft on us.

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Cloud storage? Issues?

SPLITTER!!

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Re: What about Chrome OS?

Chrome? The only use I've found for Chrome is that it runs faster than the native browser on my phone.

That's about it.

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Re: Clouding the situation

Ah but they DON'T have their photos. Google does.

And contrary to common fantasy, nobody is really connected 24/7. There are just as many dead zones in the city as in the country. Then what do you do? Oh right, yer fucked.

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There will be no simple folder you dump stuff in, now you tell it which folders to sync

I fucking hate that system.

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More shitware

Why did they have to change it? What's the fucking point? And why not a clear and logical update?

More shitware.

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F-35 firmware patches to be rolled out 'like iPhone updates'

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Shitware. It's all shitware these days.

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Shocking: Former Amazon analyst fed frat brother insider info

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Come now

This is clearly a case of a productive, educated member of society, who has at least tried to improve their lives instead of being a lazy, no skilled leech, making a regrettable mistake.

/s

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Equifax mega-leak: Security wonks smack firm over breach notification plan

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How do you know they haven't? :)

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Wot?

You means Wordpress and crusty kludgy websites with 3 dozen external 3rd party servers and multiple scripting languages that also uses an unsecure phone app are not the Interwebs?

Get with the times old farts!

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How alien civilizations deal with climate is a measure of how smart they are. Just sayin'...

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Mushroom

This will not end well

The human race is notoriously well documented for not fixing large scale problems until many people have died.

In other words, this will not end well for many people.

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Retail serfs to vanish, all thanks to automation

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Unemployed people can't by things.

Economic Collapse 101

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Re: I see...

But no one would be able to afford them.

And that's one part of the two part problem of the local store.

No one can afford the products and the store owners can't afford the rent per sq m/ft because even now, current real estate prices do not favor small enterprise... and rents NEVER go down.

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Yeah... nope

Full automation has been the capitalist wet dream for 100 years.

I work in, on and near large scale production systems. As big they come. None bigger. Globe spanning. They still employees thousands of people at the sharp end and there is no plan within my lifetime to replace them because... it's really not cost effective.

Sure, there has been some automation, just like there always has, but wholesale replacement is not going to happen any time soon.

So take it from someone who actually works on these systems and not the ivory tower gits. It ain't gonna happen for a long time.

Especially not given the current state of shitware.

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80% of IT projects in public sector delayed due to IR35 – report

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Remind me again why there is no I.T. guild or union?

A prefect example of the power I.T. professionals wield. Yet for some reason, as a group, we refuse to unite for better conditions.

So smart yet so stupid.

I.T. controls the world. Why are we letting everyone+dog screw us? Ayn Rand was utter bollocks you know.

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Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

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Re: I want a smart water meter

Wyrdness, in all honesty and sincerity, it sounds like your toilet is leaking. Most likely the flapper valve inside the tank.

I've experienced the same problem many times. I now know that when my water bill goes up mysteriously for 2 months or more, the toilet needs fixing and it is almost always the flapper valve. Sometimes it's the fill valve.

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Re: Common sense is free!

And 11 is even better!

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Google, propaganda, and the new New Man

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Meh, same old same old

The rich and powerful will always try to influence popular opinion and often suceeed.

So what else is new?

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It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild

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Sorry, keyboard fail

I like keyboards with actual spaces between the keys. This does not have that.

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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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You aren't joking.

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Asterisk RTP bug worse than first thought: Think intercepted streams

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It's all shitware these days init

We should stop saying software and call it shitware until otherwise proven.

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Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

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Re: Hahahahahaha.

Both of us.

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US government: We can jail you indefinitely for not decrypting your data

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Police state? What police state?

The United Police State of American. Home of the slave, land of the knave.

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Huge Apple news CONFIRMED. Software deal with Accenture is official

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Ass-enture

Oh god. Why?!

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Is it possible to control Amazon Alexa, Google Now using inaudible commands? Absolutely

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This shit will not end well

This shit will not end well and we'll be lucky to live through it.

(referring to the never ending incredible mistakes being make regularly by computer companies)

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Airbus issues patch to prevent A350 airliner fuel tanks exploding

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Are you kidding?

Just, wow.

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