* Posts by ecofeco

4411 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Your next PC is… your 'Droid? Remix unveils Continuum-killer

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Re: I remember when I pointed this out last year

Have an upvote from me Bob. I got the joke. :)

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Re: I remember when I pointed this out last year

I agree with you Steve. When I'm away from my PC it's for good reasons. "Taking a break" is chief among those good reasons.

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Re: I remember when I pointed this out last year

Naw, I was told in no uncertain terms that a phone would never have the power or connection ability to replace a business or home PC.

I was gobsmacked to say the least.

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I remember when I pointed this out last year

I said last year that it was only a matter of time before your phone IS your PC as well.

Got a lot of down votes for it. Which was very surprising on a tech site.

I now to prove that I am indeed quite petty when it comes to being proven right, (something about not suffering fools), TOLD YA SO!

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Big Blue's big blunder: IBM accidentally hands over root access to its data science servers

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Bwahahahahahahah

Oh FFS.

Big Blew indeed.

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NZ High Court rules US can extradite Kim Dotcom after all

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Re: What a mess

Thanks kmiettinen.

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What a mess

While Kim is certainly no angel (far from it) this case gets more confusing every year.

I visited Megaupload when it was around and did not notice Kim actually selling anything other than storage.

I maybe wrong and if anyone has more details, please share.

Kim has always claimed Megaupload was just a storage place. If this is strictly true, than many other cloud storage place are also guilty as hell.

Again, I am NOT defending Kim, just trying to figure out why he was chosen and not certain other storage sites, ALTHOUGH I do know SOME other storage sites were shut down as well.

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Apple to Europe: It's our job to design Ireland's tax system, not yours

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

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NZ firm tucks into $27m on the back of VR 'hologram' promise

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Re: How many VR companies do we need?

You have a good point.

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How many VR companies do we need?

So just another VR company.

Must be nice to know the right people to get funding for something unoriginal.

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Re: Dance with Beyonce

You've never done the Horizontal Mombo?

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In colossal shock, Uber alleged to be wretched hive of sexism, craven managerial ass-covering

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Re: Rank and yank

I'd say you've nailed it perfectly DougS.

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Watson can't cure cancer ... or all the stuff that breaks IT projects

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I smell something rotten

This is close to, if not outright, criminal acts.

”Work performed under an amended scope of work extended beyond the OEA project and intent of funding as approved by the Board of Regents of the UT System (Board)”; and

”Invoices were paid in full regardless of whether contracted services were delivered as agreed upon, and invoice review and approval to process payment to the vendor was not consistently documented as evidence that invoiced services and deliverables were both received and acceptable.”

That last paragraph literally screams "kickbacks."

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Ditching your call centre for an app? Be careful not to get SAP-slapped

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Re: This behaviour

Sensible corporate risk management will weigh in against the possibility of being held to ransom in this way.

Wishful thinking against under the table/back channel kickbacks to said management.

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Florida Man jailed for 4 years after raking in a million bucks from spam

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"Forget it Jake, it's Boca Raton."

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Installing disks is basically LEGO, right? This admin failed LEGO

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I will always wonder how the hell these people have jobs.

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Re: RAID cock-up

the *wrong disk* had been replaced, losing all data.

Had a local computer shop do this to one of my hard drives. Needless to say I was ready burn the place down. Then they had the gall to insist I still pay for the service.

I was ready kill at that point. I came un-fucking-glued and literally read them the riot act in front of other customers.

No, I did not pay.

No, it was totally unrecoverable. They and I both ran the best data recovery available at the time and it was FUBAR'd but good.

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But hey what do hardware guys know?

Right?

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Smash up your kid's Bluetooth-connected Cayla 'surveillance' doll, Germany urges parents

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Re: Thanks for nothing, TECHNOLOGY

No kidding DNTP. We could have had solar system colonization and instead all we got was video games and fancy phones and the mighty waterfall of the shit spewing Internet.

In others words, consumer tat crap. Yet everyone thinks this is the coolest shit eva!

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Brit watchdog spanks Microsoft, Amazon, Apple into promising fairer cloud contracts

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Re: What nonsense...

It's ridiculous isn't it? I truly do not understand the rush back to the old time share terminal mainframe model.

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A webcam is not so much a leering eye as the barrel of a gun

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You know how I know this is fiction?

More than 3 people had working cameras in a single teleconference.

Go one, tell us another one!

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New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data

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For want of a nail...

See title.

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Paper factory fired its sysadmin. He returned via VPN and caused $1m in damage. Now jailed

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Yep. Guy was still a stupid crook, though, but the company certainly fell down on their end as well.

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Forget quantum and AI security hype, just write bug-free code, dammit

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Told ya so

When I posted this before, I got a lot of downvotes that day. Yet here we are.

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

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Roses are red, you're over the moon, 'cos you work in infosec, and you're retiring soon

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Re: You don't just need specialists

Perfectly stated AC. I have a few friend who work in InfoSec, for various organizations protecting very valuable assets, at the highest level, (just below CIO) who have extraordinary skills, experience and knowledge and I hear these complaints from them all the time.

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Roses are reddish, exam-takers more so: Cisco's test price hike's a smack to the torso

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Certs are becoming worthless

While certs are certainly the first thing HR looks for on your CV, and are valuable for that, I've found that many tests are wrong, prices too high and anyone who doesn't have real world experience and relies on the certs training and guides will make huge mistakes.

What I still cannot figure out is why the training and tests have wrong solutions.

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GoDaddy CEO says US is 'tech illiterate' (so, yeah, don't shut off that cheap H-1B supply)

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Re: He's a lying shitweasal

If you think a 12yo can fix your computer, you should call one next time you need one. Or go to Geek Squad.

That attitude is part of the problem. Thanks for making my point.

As for MY skills, I was just illustrating this point: the attitude that anything other than high profile project/skills du jour's can be done by anyone and paid accordingly.

It is one of the biggest reasons for project failures. The other of course being manglement.

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Re: just wondering...

It was known then that it was created to undercut local citizens and fought against with the same results we see today.

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The ONLY part you got right was your last paragraph, bob.

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He's a lying shitweasal

The U.S. tech job market is FUBAR. Low pay, ridiculous skills requirements*, H1-B undercutting citizens, short term contracts that nobody can live on. The list is endless and includes everything in your nightmares like worthless certs and clueless suits who make the pointy haired boss in BOFH look sane.

I get contacted everyday for short term contracts, (3 or fewer months) 1000 miles away for shit pay. Take a wild guess what my response is?

The bottom line: if you can't fill jobs, you aren't fucking paying enough. Live by capitalism, die by capitalism. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to experienced IT employees.

(* got a call for a desktop position that required travel to set up servers. My reply email was not nice. I get variations of these all time. Must have dozens of skills, pay less than $50K)

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USMC: We want more F-35s per year than you Limeys will get in half a decade

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Re: Swap

Very interesting SH. Thanks for that.

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Hyperloop sueball noose-man launches tube-travel rival

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Bam it!

Janet!

Hyper loop you!

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Web-standards-allergic Apple unveils WebGPU, a web graphics standard

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Re: Nice demo

That's pretty cool.

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Feds snooping on your email without a warrant? US lawmakers are on a war path to stop that

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Re: Who is Sen Cornyn

All R-TX politicians are ignorant SEL's.

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Oh NOW they're worried

Gee, I wonder why they suddenly care. That's the REAL story.

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Trump's cybersecurity strategy kinda makes sense, so why delay?

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Is this a trick question?

Out of all the executive orders he didn't sign, why did it have to be that one?

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Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit

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Facepalm

Rut Roh

Well... smeg.

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Update or shut up: Microsoft's choice for desktop Skypers

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Literally.

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Trump's immigration clampdown has Silicon Valley techies fearing for their house prices

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Cry me a river

That regional market is WAY overpriced. Crap shacks of less than 1000sqft selling for a million or more.

All I hear are dumbasses whining about being the last sucker.

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Thought your data was safe outside America after the Microsoft ruling? Think again

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Re: America's increasing isolation (@ Mephistro)

Where were the protestors demanding Obama's head on a pike at that?

Oh pretty much everywhere.

https://www.google.com/search?q=protests+for+obama+nsa&newwindow=1&safe=off&biw=1366&bih=575&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjC-_H7w_rRAhWEMyYKHR5fALsQ_AUIBygC

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Trump's new telecoms chief bins broadband subsidies for the poor

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Re: Idiots elected an idiot.

The message was clear as day. Which part did you not understand?

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Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API

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Re: Keep waiting for the day when users will start to push back....

You will have to wait until long after you and I are dead.

I keep saying this: the average person has no clue about computers and never will and THAT'S why they are being taken advantage of. Nor will they ever for a long, long time. Think about how many people actually know how their car works. That will eventually be the same average for computers.

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Chrome is done

Between this and the latest change that cripples your plug-ins, I don't see the point of Chrome any more.

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BOFH: Password HELL. For you, mate, not for me

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Re: Welcome back Simon...

Indeed.

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FYI: Ticking time-bomb fault will brick Cisco gear after 18 months

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Re: Not a canard

Beat me to it.

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Chinese pirates are facing lifelong 'social credit' downgrade

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Re: Don't forget Japan

Several decades is a pretty long time.

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Yeah, that'll teach 'em!

I'll bet they'll cry all the way to the bank.

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Disney shells out $100m in digital animator wage-fixing lawsuit

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Excellent!

Good for the poor VFX folks.

And now some background of working in VFX: it sucks. It's no different than being an artist for a game company. You work long and hard and make shit money and the work is not ever steady.

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Speaking in Tech's Greg accepts dare to moonlight as an Uber driver

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Re: "performance driven work sucks"

Yes it does. I'm currently working a somewhat comparable system right now (not a driving gig though) and the pay is erratic as hell.

And even though I'm an independent contractor, the company still dictates my appointment times and payout.

Over the last 6 months, pay per job has dropped, payout is taking longer, job offerings and the ability to claim a job have become unreliable and the dispatch interface has been badly redesigned.

The Uber business model is bullshit.

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'Grey technology' should be the new black

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Re: its a total farce.

Consumer tech is utter shit.

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