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* Posts by ecofeco

4990 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun

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Skating away

Skating away

Skating away, on the thin ice

Of a new day

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IBM turns panto villain as The Reg tells readers: 'It's behind you!'

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You would think, wouldn't you?

IBM's workforce, particularly in front line field services, should be the company's crown jewels. They are its feet on the street.

But nope. The email round robin manglement are pretty sure they ARE the crown jewels.

And that front line? Temp workers not actually on IBM's payroll.

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Have three WINEs this weekend, because WINE 3.0 has landed

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I'm pretty good at things, but...

...for some reason I can never get WINE to work right.

No doubt it's just me, but the lack of good troubleshooting documentations doesn't help.

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You may not be a software company, but that isn't an excuse to lame-out at computering

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Here's another eaxmple:

Blockchain.

Can we send all the marketers on that special spaceship now?

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Feds charge Barclays trader with fraud in Hewlett-Packard deal

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Hard to believe, right? /s :)

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Sad-sack Anon calling himself 'Mr Cunnilingus' online is busted for DDoSing ex-bosses

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Not enough upvotes!

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Wanna motivate staff to be more secure? Don't bother bribing 'em

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Re: Dont' name and shame persistent offenders

Sack them.

Came to say the same thing. I have no sympathy if they have been trained and warned more than once.

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Intellectual Property Office drops, er, patently cool cartoon to teach kids about trademarks

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Re: Theft? stealing? Surely the IPO knows that it's called infringement!

Used to be the same is Amerikka. Copyright infringement was just... a copyright infringement and civil matter involving fines.

Now? It's equated with other "hard" crimes.

Quite Dickensian.

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Not enough upvotes.

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IP rights?

Do the large corps know about this? Or is it only when it applies to what they have stolen and now claim as theirs?

I never get tired of saying this: you have all the rights you can afford. You poor? Too bad.

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HTML5 may as well stand for Hey, Track Me Longtime 5. Ads can use it to fingerprint netizens

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And that's the real pisser. Why are they using my PC and bandwidth to do their work?

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Re: Bar-stewards

Private mode browsing, ad blockers, do not track, firewall, anti virus, and then CCleaner (old version) after browsing. And that's on a good day.

Soon I'll HAVE to get VPN.

It's fucking ridiculous.

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First it was the virus arms race

Now it's the malware arms race.

Ask me if I feel bad about my blockers. Go on, I dare ya.

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NHS: Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops

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Except they were using NHoS.

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Re: "Roll on the next general election, and get these shower of bastards away from the NHS."

Love those shows. Too bad they too real to be laugh out loud funny.

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Typical school ties mananglement

"then you can see why we have no actual innovation, just bullshitters retweeting each other about a vague fantasy Blockchain and AI future,

That about sums up the school ties, brown envelope, old boy network nicely.

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Meltdown/Spectre fixes made AWS CPUs cry, says SolarWinds

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A wha...?

“a Python worker service tier” on paravirtualized AWS instances.

I think I see the problem. Too much Rube Goldberg.

Seriously, they just make this shit up, don't they?

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Childcare is a pain in the bum and so is HMRC's buggy subsidies site

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Re: Define response...

I miss the 410 pages.

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I'm running out of clever titles for FAIL

To fail at building a website is inexcusable.

Here we are 20 years on into the Internet age and bad websites are still a thing? Maybe if they stood with the basics and quit trying to see how many angels can dance on the head of pin with as much wanking frippery as they can fit into the kitchen sink, websites may be fast and usable again.

Bah, who am I kidding, gingerbread houses will always the choice of the hoi poli and engineers of all stripes will make something complicated just for job security.

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Hawaiian fake nukes alert caused by fat-fingered fumble of garbage GUI

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The Post reports that the messaging system offers a drop-down menue two options: "'Test missile alert' and 'Missile alert'." Whoever sent the message chose the latter instead of the former, with now-well-known results.

I have used so many interfaces like this. To exact opposite commands right next to each other. Really bad design.

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Infamous Silicon Valley 'sex party' exactly as exciting as it sounds

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Re: Quite clearly scandalous

Well played. Well played.

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Intel AMT security locks bypassed on corp laptops – fresh research

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Not enough face palm

Biggest face palm ever.

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Who's that at Ring's door? Why, it's Skybell with a begging cup, er, patent rip-off lawsuit

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Re: @ecofeco They have a case?

Well you get an upvote from me, Ian Michael Gumby because, unfortunately, you are all too right.

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Holmes

They have a case?

I'm not sure I see how they have a case. Motion detection, streaming video and an alarm or notification of some kind on your phone are ALL prior art. By years and decades,

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Intel top brass smacked with sueball for keeping schtum about chip flaws

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Re: Meanwhile, and in future...

Oh, like that ever happens with ANY corporation that screwed it customers!

I mean come on man! Meaningful customer compensation for theft by unfit product/service? That's just crazy commie talk!

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Funnily enough, small-town broadband cheaper than big cable packages, say Harvard eggheads

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Why can't we have more of this?

Because everything in America is a scam and Mammon is god.

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Intel’s Meltdown fix freaked out some Broadwells, Haswells

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I'm sure it's just a coincidence

Any casual connection between this latest round of SNAFU and the preceding layoffs last year are purely coincidental, I'm sure.

BTW, I have this lovely bridge for sale, gently used.

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Cortana. Whatever happened to world domination?

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The 3 Es again

Embrace. Extend. Extinguish.

Now lets see how many downvotes I get from the citizens of De Nile.

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No wonder Marvin the robot was miserable: AI will make the rich richer – and the poor poorer

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Re: Poor Poorer.

Just saw the summary the other day:

"Communism won't end capitalism. Workers who can't afford to buy things, will end capitalism."

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So tech support will still pay piss all?

That is to say workers in our brave new world will still have things to do, but many of them, assisting and assisted by machines, will be paid poorly while robot owners get rich.

So much for learning new skills to improve your income.

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GoPro exits drone market and slashes jobs amid sales warning

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Black Helicopters

The drone market was saturated years ago.

See title.

It's all over except the tweaking.

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Linux Mint 18.3: A breath of fresh air? Well, it's a step into the unGNOME

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Re: Decent

You've built your PC wrong.

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Re: Freezing ...

Honestly, it sounds like a hardware issue.

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It is crazy fast. I'm running it on an old CoreDuo and it acts like a quad core.

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Re: What's all the fuss about?

Th fuss is that Linux is by far the faster and more efficient of the three OSes and Mint has become the favorite because it is the least cluttered and needy.

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Same here. Updated fast and no issues. It took a few weeks for the FireFox update to catch up.

Running on an old CoreDuo. You would think I have a quad core.

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Time's up: Grace period for Germany's internet hate speech law ends

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Re: Bah!

It *is* personally disturbing that the international public rhetoric sounds so much like that being tossed around in the mid-thirties. Are we collectively *that* ready for another global ding-dong that as soon as the surviving generations who remember the last one are almost all dead we are itching for another go?

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this way. The amount of on-line comments supporting Nazi's right to free speech is... fucking scary.

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Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Suggestions? Sincerely.

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'Twas the night before Y2K and a grinch stole the IT department's overtime payout

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Re: Every Week

Exactly.

No pay, no play.

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Re: Overtime payments

I now those bastards.

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There is no moral obligation to anyone who is not paying you for your work. (friends and family excluded, maybe)

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Microsoft Surface Book 2: Electric Boogaloo. Bigger, badder, better

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Re: it's a Microsoft product...

This is version 3. Or is it 4 now?

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Re: Buy the US 15” from Amazon or similar

I see what you did there, but the /s tag would have been helpful.

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They are actually quite nice! I was surprised.

But not as surprised as at the insane price of one.

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And still way overpriced.

See title.

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Missed opportunity bingo: IBM's wasted years and the $92bn cash splurge

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Re: Failure to attract new business

Do yourself a favor. Never invite them into your business.

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Re: Puzzled

HP also does some incredible R&D. The problem is neither company remembers how to make profits from real tech and not baffling people with bullshit.

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It seems obvious what they should have done

They should have leveraged existing content and re-purposed it to create new synergies that changed the exiting paradigm that offered more value to stakeholders while raising visibility and brand awareness to drive more actionable results in response to projected pent up demand and reached out to....

Oh fuck them.

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Oh good. Transport for London gives Capita £80m for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi

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Hahahahahahahahahaha

Oh this will work out well.

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