* Posts by ecofeco

4627 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

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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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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Homeland Security: Putin’s hackers tried to crack electoral networks in 21 US states

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An entire country of Idiots

..with the largest military on earth.

Sleep well.

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Holmes

And that's that

So it's true after all.

How about that.

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Conservative manifesto disappears offline – then mysteriously reappears

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Conservatives engage in revisionism?

Shocked I tell you. Shocked.

Why next you'll be telling us they also try to rewrite history and science!

My butler shall see you out. Good day sir!

/s

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IBM's contractor crackdown continues: Survivors refusing pay cut have hours reduced

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Re: The 'Hours Plan'

Can sock puppets be considered tools?

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Holmes

Kickbacks are a very big incentives to the executives who are actually signing the contracts.

Did you think those offshore tax shelters were JUST tax shelters?

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Re: Why contract these days?

Why? Many people have no choice. Many companies offer NO choice.

People don't work crappy jobs because they want to.

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US voter info stored on wide-open cloud box, thanks to bungling Republican contractor

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Re: Police State

Damn crazy commie anti-bidness Frenchies!

Oh wait...

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Alert

Exactly. We warned about this 30 years ago by William Gibson. There is no excuse for anyone who thinks their data is secure in the cloud.

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Re: Data mining?

but I seem to recall reading once that the legislation that introduced SSNs specifically barred them from being used as proof of identity.

It was made law and then eventually ignored.

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Far fetched? No, its easily done.

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Worried about election hacking? There's a technology fix – Helios

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Re: No! No! No!

Exactly Gnosis.

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Google coughs up $5.5m to make recruiters 'screwed out of overtime pay' go away

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Re: It'e like the 'kin; wild west out there!

How did you know I was talking about IBM? :)

Yep, been there done that with Big Blew.

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Re: It'e like the 'kin; wild west out there!

Yes and no.

Yes, the laws exist, but unless you can afford a lawyer, you're screwed, because the agencies that are supposed fight for you, are massively underfunded. Want to guess by which party?

The last time someone tried to pull this on me I raised serious stink. I did get my money, but was fired shortly thereafter.

And guess what? I couldn't afford a lawyer so no retaliation suit was filed.

I've said it before and it always bears repeating: A U.S. company will try to screw you just as hard as a Chinese, India or Russian company will.

As for any reform, the pain obviously isn't bad enough yet. You see, many Americans, instead of seeing what the rich and powerful are doing and demanding they be thrown in jail, instead wonder how they can get in on the action. Being Lord King Boofoo is more important to them than social justice.

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Re: A Couple Of Things...

I hope UrpanTech is also being penalized.

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Re: Wait, that's not allowed?

Far too common in the U.S.

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Yet more reform efforts at the Euro Patent Office, and you'll never guess what...

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Re: American CEO sleeper?

Good points.

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American CEO sleeper?

Are we sure Battistelli isn't a former American CEO?

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Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs

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WTF?

Wait. What? HOW much?!

Most devs make less than 60K?

What... what happened?!

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Move over, Stuxnet: Industroyer malware linked to Kiev blackouts

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Re: Puzzling

There are only 5 versions of PLC in the first place and they vary only a little at that.

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Two leading ladies of Europe warn that internet regulation is coming

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Re: Such backwards logic it could only come from polticians

Ignore? Oh no, no, no. The terrorists are SOME ONE'S pawn.

Now does it make sense.

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My unpopular career in writing computer reviews? It's a gift

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Rock climbing with router?

I'm looking forward to that review.

Carry on!

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Record number of non-EU techies coming to Blighty

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The quantity of non-EU IT workers coming to the UK to fill local skills gaps

"Skills" gap?

Funny way to spell "low pay". I guess I've learned something new today.

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Windows 10 Creators Update preview: Lovin' for Edge and pen users, nowt much else

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Re: Windows as a service

Something wrong with facts, downvote person?

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Re: Windows-as-a-service...

Not enough upvotes for you.

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Windows as a service

A few of us here said this was the direction they were going.

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DIY self-driving cars are closer than they appear (and we're not talking about in the mirror)

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Re: Bring it on!

Where I live has one of the highest auto insurance rates in the nation and contributes more than its share of auto deaths.

Automation will not come soon enough for me.

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Re: New Zealand has a much better solution

That's... impressive!

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Re: Criminalising the opportunity to make mistakes

Most people are idiots, and only a handful aren't.

FTFY

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When can real-world laws invade augmented reality fantasies? A trial in Milwaukee will decide

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Re: Wont somebody think of the flowers?

Priorities, man! Priorities!

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Re: Actually seems reasonable to me

Exactly. This was not an organized event. It was people taking their personal property and using it in a public space.

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Re: I rather approve of a ban.

The park is a public area. So people have a right to go thru the park.

That's the long and short of it right there. Why they do so do is their business.

Also, the company didn't trash the park, the people did. They should have been fined, not the company.

This case fails on so many levels. and is a frivolous lawsuit. But I'll bet they win it. I hope I'm wrong.

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Avanade getting into hardware to deliver an Azure Stack

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Re: @ MyffyW

I can also confirm.

I wouldn't ask them for the time of day.

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State senator sacked by broadband biz Frontier after voting in favor of broadband competition

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Re: I'm torn

That's just American politics/business as usual.

Did you know that many bills put forth by Congress are written by lobbyists?

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HPE to staff: 'We are PERMANENTLY clipping your costs'

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At $50 Billion proft last year

They can't afford travel and meals for the working staff?

*cough*bullshit*cough*

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Tech can do a lot, Prime Minister, but it can't save the NHS

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I will never understand how any contract can have enforced customer payment for failed delivery to the customer.

Correction: I will never accept that any contract can have enforced customer payment after failure of delivery to the customer.

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FAIL

Raise taxes? Why?

There is more than enough money sitting in tax dodges.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/apr/08/global-inequality-may-be-much-worse-than-we-think

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NSA leaker bust gets weirder: Senator claims hacking is wider than leak revealed

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Re: I like Russians. I could support rapproachment

I believe that Trump is being used as a useful idiot by people who are even more scary that he is.

He is. You can bet your life on it. In fact, we all have without our consent.

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Re: Reds are under our beds

Exactly AC, and to think otherwise is incredible naivete.

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No doubt

No doubt at all.

Actions at this level are not some "oopsie"

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UK PM Theresa May's response to terror attacks 'shortsighted'

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Re: FFS!

The Village, AC. They want to turn it all into The Village.

Now enjoy some of the coolest theme music ever created.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhnTMxHOWlY

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Microsoft totters from time machine clutching Windows 10 Workstation

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When your punters will buy anything..

.. .you sell them everything you can.

What's not logical about fleecing well heeled morons?

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Consultancy titan EY to shift jobs to Indian outsourcer TCS

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You forgot the joke icon, or are you trolling?

Did YOU forget the joke icon? Because these are the same deals that have been made for the last 2 decades, yet people keep electing the same parties that are screwing them.

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Re: That outsourcing craze....

The 1980s actually and it's never stopped.

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Remind me again?

Remind me again why anyone would work in British IT?

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