nav search
Data Center Software Security DevOps Business Personal Tech Science Emergent Tech Bootnotes
BOFH
Lectures

* Posts by ecofeco

5240 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Pointless?

Voland, it's called "roaming profile" and "data stored of assigned network drive" and "standardized image with AD controlled access".

And it's been around for yonks.

10
0

Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: 18:9

"But it goes to 11, see?"

1
0

Indictment bombshell: 'Kremlin intel agents' hacked, leaked Hillary's emails same day Trump asked Russia for help

ecofeco
Silver badge
Holmes

Re: Shooting the messengers much?

Blah blah blah.

Russians interfered in an election of the other superpower on earth. Do you think YOUR country is safe?

Do you LIKE having Trump at the head of a superpower? Do you NOT realize the danger we are ALL in?

Thank you Watson, that will be all.

9
7
ecofeco
Silver badge
Black Helicopters

Red card. Improper use of icon.

This is the correct one for your post. ------------------------------------->

3
0

It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Bollocks

Everything counts in large amounts.

I'm sure people thought others were just generalizing about Nazis as well, eh?

3
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Something in common

4 downvotes have proved you right.

Have an upvote on me.

5
4

Mastercard goes TITSUP in US, UK: There are some things money can't buy – like uptime

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: How's that Cashless-Society looking now Sir?

I can't believe you got any down-votes, let alone 3.

Seems to be a lot of corporate tools around here these days.

15
2

Oracle? A strategic priority for CIOs? Nope, says Goldman Sachs

ecofeco
Silver badge

About time

What took so long?

0
0

GitHub given Windows 9x's awesome and so very modern look

ecofeco
Silver badge
Facepalm

Yeah

Why?

0
0

Imagine a patent on organizing computer files being used against online shopping sites. Oh, it's still happening

ecofeco
Silver badge

Oh for the love of...

It's a damn database, like any database since the dawn of databases.

Prior art and all that.

57
0

Boffins build neural networks fashioned out of DNA molecules

ecofeco
Silver badge

Oh hell

And here we go...

2
1

Micro Focus offloads Linux-wrangler SUSE for a cool $2.5bn

ecofeco
Silver badge
Paris Hilton

My head hurt

I can't keep up with whose sister is whose cousin's second aunt by marriage to the grandmother of the uncle's nephews other cousin.

So yeah, OK, SUSE. Whatever.

2
0

IBM loses mainframe docs down the back of the web, customers cry 'sabotage'

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: What exactly is IBM useful for these days?

5 thumbs down? Had no idea that many IBM tools browsed here.

0
1
ecofeco
Silver badge

What exactly is IBM useful for these days?

See title.

5
5

Why the 'feudal' tech monopolies run rings around competition watchdogs

ecofeco
Silver badge
FAIL

How about we ban gathering personal data altogether?

Crazy commie talk, I know.

Somehow it became just fine for both the government AND corporations to spy on us. In the name of capitalism and freedom.

3
1
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Not 'Feudal'

Are you saying we don't have fealty?

Seriously?

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Monopolies and Oligopolies

We're firmly in oligopoly land.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36743.htm

3
0

At last! Apple admits its MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards utterly suck, offers free replacements

ecofeco
Silver badge
Coat

Utterfly?

Did you mean Superfly?

"Apple has finally admitted the utterfly-mechanism keyoards..."

3
0

Test Systems Better, IBM tells UK IT meltdown bank TSB

ecofeco
Silver badge
Facepalm

World class irony right there

See title.

3
0

You've seen the hype. Now you're curious. Why not have a crack at AI using this online lab...

ecofeco
Silver badge
WTF?

Is it just me?

Or does it seem like these are nothing more that programming problems that have already been solved?

2
2

Jawbone bods allegedly jogged off to Fitbit with secret gadget blueprints

ecofeco
Silver badge

Oops

Morons.

0
0

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: tamper-proof screws aren't

Chinesium

Have an upvote!

3
0

AT&T gets clearance to devour Time Warner for $85 BEEEELION

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Simple answer went right by the judge..

Came to say basically the same thing.

Here are the charts.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36743.htm

9
0

Microsoft will ‘lose developers for a generation’ if it stuffs up GitHub, says future CEO

ecofeco
Silver badge

Sad

Sad to see so many commentards who have forgotten the old ways and are held hostage by the new shiny.

Fucking tossers. Roll yer own, remember sneakernet and stay free for the love of god.

1
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Mobile frist

Silverlight.

3
0

IBM to GTS: We want you to 'rotate' clients every two years

ecofeco
Silver badge
Mushroom

IBM has lost its mind

But to to those of us who have worked for them, we are not surprised.

2
0

In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

ecofeco
Silver badge
FAIL

Meh

Much of the Internet is useless infotainment anyway.

As for the ad blocking, that because it's often a bandwidth hog and spyware.

Optimize the image and turn off the spyware and I wouldn't mind the ads so much.

1
0

Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

ecofeco
Silver badge

In America, the driver is ALWAYS responsible

This is the law, coast to coast, The driver is ALWAYS responsible and liable. ESPECIALLY if it is something that was preventable.

i.e. keep your damn hands on the wheel and pay attention to all warning instruments.

This bullshit that new technology is somehow confusing has been a con game since the dawn of time.

20
3

Comcast's mega-outage 'solution'... Have you tried turning your router off and on again?

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Official Statement from Crapcast

I've always said the wet dream American business is one that charges people and delivers nothing and people are forced to pay for it.

1
1
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Duh!!!

Came to say the same thing. That Comcast is a shitbird of a company is something I thought was common knowledge by now.

6
0

WikiLeaks took 10 days to reject Cambridge Analytica's US emails bid, says Tricksy Nixy

ecofeco
Silver badge

Of course they have a lot in common. They both picked the right parents.

5
0

At last: Magic Leap reveals its revolutionary techno-goggles – but wait, there's a catch

ecofeco
Silver badge

Vaperware 3.0

This was, is and always will be bullshit.

It is a company of, by and for creating income for trustfarians.

3
0

Those internet trends? It's bad news if you're not Amazon, basically

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Ubers model is rather like that of the UK "Stagecoach"* company

Predatory pricing used to be illegal.

3
0

'Incomprehensible failure' – Canada's $1bn Phoenix payroll IT fiasco torched by auditors

ecofeco
Silver badge

No mystery here

IBM? Oracle?

A blind man can see what went wrong here.

1
0

Finally: Historic Eudora email code goes open source

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: I remember Eudora

Yep.

I had forgotten the peppers.

4
0

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

ecofeco
Silver badge
Unhappy

Re: It's the same story...

chuckufarley nailed it.

3
0

Software development slow because 'Most of our ideas suck'

ecofeco
Silver badge

Flowcharts

Or are they longer in fashion?

2
0

US prison telco accused of selling your phone's location to the cops

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: That's all citizens, by the way, not just prisoners.

I AM NOT A NUMBER!

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Nuke them from orbit

My mommy always said there were no monsters, no real ones. But there are.

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Professionals

*snerk*

0
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Oh, Brave New World

Indeed. Indeed.

0
0

'Alexa, find me a good patent lawyer' – Amazon sued for allegedly lifting tech of home assistant

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: I actually thought of that...

Not enogh upvotes Graham. Not enough.

0
0

Decades-old data reveals shows Jupiter’s moon sprayed alien juice over Galileo probe

ecofeco
Silver badge

Splooge!

Oh come on. Who wasn't thinking this?!

10
1

Latest from the coming AI robot apocalypse: we're going to be fine

ecofeco
Silver badge

Uhm Skynet

Skynet just became real. Google has a new contract with the Petagon for face reg for drones.

Yeah we're all fucked.

2
0

Your software hates you and your devices think you're stupid

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Hang the UX designer

It's not the designer it's their boss/client.

Every damn time.

4
0

IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere

ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: Modern IBM

You just described the last 20 years of IBM.

5
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: This is nothing new...

Gospel truth.

2
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Re: and in other news...

It's been this way for years. It's just getting worse is all.

2
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

I've said it many times. NEVER let the accountants run your business. They save you right out of business.

7
0
ecofeco
Silver badge

Oh this will be good

Can't wait to see the consequences.

*snerk*

0
1

The Register - Independent news and views for the tech community. Part of Situation Publishing