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* Posts by ecofeco

5325 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

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Re: wait, what?

Ah, so you're a waffle man! Can I make you some waffles then?!

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Doubleplus good!

Well isn't it?

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AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin

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Terminator

Insanity

Have NONE of these morons ever seen "Terminator"?

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Re: Completely mental, please ship this human reject to a superfund site,

No kidding. It's like none of these pig fuckers in charge have EVER read a history book.

Oh but I'm sure it's different this time!

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Samsung Galaxy A9: Mid-range bruiser that takes the fight to Huawei

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Re: Mid-what?

I wait 2-3 years and a get all the once hot features for 1/5 the price.

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Re: Wireless charging should not be high-end

How long? Next year. Not even joking.

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Excellent!

I'll get most of these features on my next low budget phone in 2 years!

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Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD

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Re: Here's what I don't understand with all this...

Americans are morons.

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Many us have not trusted them for twenty years. That's how long this kind of amateur bullshit has been happening.

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On the seventh anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, we give you 7 times he served humanity and acted as an example to others

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Brilliant.

Well played.

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Facebook: Up to 90 million addicts' accounts slurped by hackers, no thanks to crappy code

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History shows that the vast majority of people always have to learn the hard way.

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That syncing feeling when you realise you may be telling Google more than you thought

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ADD Another FYI

Google has partnered with Doubleclick for ad tracking.

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Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams

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COTD YAAC. COTD.

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iFixit engineers have an L of a time pulling apart Apple's iPhone XS

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Pint

Well played. Well played.

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Buried in the hype, one little detail: Amazon's Alexa-on-a-chip could steal smart home market

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Funny, he same thing is said about nuclear power plants, yet it only takes just one accident...

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Re: Funny how?

It's not so much the tech, it's all the goddamn spying and breaking things that aren't broke.

Best example: Windows 8 and 10 and the retail Internet and Dabbs' article about buying coffee.

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Re: 'I won't have it in my house'

America has had this for decades. It's called your credit score. And it directly affect your social standing.

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Twitter: Don't panic, but we may have leaked your DMs to rando devs

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So...

How's that cloud thing working for ya?

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Spent your week box-ticking? It can't be as bad as the folk at this firm

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Seems like this is the same almost everywhere

Almost every place I've worked had some bottleneck like this.

I've also realized that even when you come up with a solution it is either rejected or at best, not rewarded, so I just do my job these days and not much more.

Which is why I laugh and laugh when I hear other people say companies are wanting innovation and motivated people and you if are a person who is not making a lot of money it's because you aren't motivated.

And then I laugh some more.

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I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

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Re: Let the free market decide

Which is exactly what I do.

I'm not a big fan of "free market" but sometimes it's bloody obvious to not spend money with some companies.

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Re: Try travelling with First Bus and their (cr)app

"Don't underestimate the power of business to harness technology to make your life more complicated for no obvious benefit to anyone."

COTD right there.

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Still using Skype? Good news! After HOURS of meetings, Microsoft reckons it knows when you're Not Active

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Yes but...

When does Skype actually work?

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First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum

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Re: Feeling old yet?

So am I. I have yet to fly on one. Never got to ride the 747 either.

Old AND poor.

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A basement of broken kit, zero budget – now get the team running

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Did we work for the same boss?

I swear I know that boss!

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Xero needs a hero as business accounting site takes morning off

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How's that cloud thing working for ya?

I NEVER get tired of posting this.

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$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

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Re: 'understand' does NOT mean 'agree with socialists'

BB, everything you said was wrong.

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You can always count on the GOP!

..to create a recession!

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Microsoft tells volume customers they can stay on Windows 7... for a bit longer... for a fee

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Re: Microsoft is giving people some extra time...

And FreeIPA is the Linux counterpart to AD.

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Re: I would consider 'Windows 9'

Why bother at all? Win 10 is absolute shit. I've now deployed hundreds at the corporate level, and creating the image alone just about drove our team 'round the bend.

Then there are the infinite updates. I'm not even exaggerating. We had the latest version and the updates never stopped day after day after day after day, long AFTER we had already deployed them.

People were literally losing serious hours to updates and it was having a crippling effect on productivity.

Fuck Win 10.

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Re: Divorcing Microsoft

"It feels like innovation has been totally replaced by a subscription upgrade boot stamping on a human face forever..."

Because it has. MS is taking us back to the terminal/mainframe systems as fast as it can.

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Re: Microsoft is giving people some extra time...

No kidding, Unless your company runs some weird custom middleware or specialized software that should have been updated 10 years ago, switching to Linux is the no brainer solution.

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Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

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Re: Dislike

Ha! I just posted sort of the same thing!

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The layers keep piling up

More and more layers of obfuscation keep getting added to the Internet, further distancing most people from having any clue how it actually works.

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Creaky systems 'cost lives': Health secretary Matt Hancock pledges to solve NHS IT woes

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TITSUP he means.

I worked on a project for a major U.S. hospital that was successfully completed, on time, in 3 years.

Over 20,000 users and over 100,000 patients a year and rising. This hospital also has a top tier school and major research center and is spread out over dozens of facilities.

It can be done, just not by well connected morons.

This SAME system is also being successfully deployed at other major U.S. hospitals.

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Soft eng salaries soar by 25 per cent – and, oh yes, devops is best paid for non-boss techies

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How about the rest of us?

Some of techs would like a decent raise as well.

All that pretty software can't run on broken machines.

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Re: From the "no shit, Shirlock" files:

Came to say pretty much the same thing.

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Hundred-million Kiwi Oracle project on hold after Deloitte review

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FAIL

They never learn, do they?

You would think by now that the words IBM and Oracle would be known as being synonymous with FAIL.

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UK.gov: NHS should be compensated by firms using its data goldmine

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So the UK has gone "full American"

Take people's data without permission and then MAYBE pay everyone BUT the individual.

That's "full American"

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Skype can now record your 'special moments' in front of the computer

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FAIL

You mean, when Skype works

See title.

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Ever wanted to strangle Microsoft? Now Outlook, Skype 'throttle' users amid storm cloud drama

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I NEVER get tired of posting this

How's that cloud thing working out for ya?

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If you weren't rich enough to buy a Surface before, you may as well let that dream die

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WTF?

Ah, but...

Why would I even want a Surface?

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Microsoft gives Windows 10 a name, throws folks a bone

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"Higher and Deeper"

Now THAT would have been the more correct name.

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TSB goes TITSUP: Total Inability To Surprise Users, Probably

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Abandon shit!

No, that's no typo.

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Apple to require privacy policy on all apps

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FAIL

Oh well, that will show them!

How about a privacy policy that mandates real privacy?

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Security bods: Android system broadcasts enable user tracking

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Your wi fi should be off by default

Keep your phone wi fi off by default. Only use it when needed.

Mine is off even at home.

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Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’

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Re: Rearranging the deckchairs

Detecting browser and region of that browser has been easily accomplished for well over a decade.

Tracking is whole 'nother animal and needs to be stopped dead.

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Re: Check your tracking status

Yes, thanks Norman. Quite useful.

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Re: Could they make deleting cookies easy again?

Privacy Mode. Looks like a black mask icon.

Also Tool>Options>Privacy & Security>Cookies and Site Data

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Tool>Options>Privacy & Security>Cookies and Site Data

Been there for a few years, too.

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About time

Excellent news.

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