* Posts by ecofeco

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Today's 'China is misbehaving online' allegations come from Google, Meta

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Pot, kettle

Just another perfect example of the pot and kettle.

America's ambitious Artemis III likely to miss 2025 Moon landing date, auditors sigh

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Re: Delay

Blowed up real gude! And more than once!

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Re: Delay

I love the downvotes and comments from people proud to support Space X Elmo stans.

Oh wait, Anonymous, eh? Never mind.

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Re: Delay

Nice deflection. Well almost.

But sure, blame Space X failures on regulations.

Can you even hear yourself?

Electric vehicles earn shocking report card for reliability

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Bravo. Brav-effing-o.

I would bet good money on this future. Unfortunately, I'm poor so I'm having to bet my life. No, not happy at all about that.

Ex-school IT admin binned student, staff accounts and trashed phone system

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Right? This is how it's done. Do nothing and let the system eat itself.

Have one on me. You are obviously a true pro and veteran. ----------------------------->>>>>>>>

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I'll bet something else as well

I'd bet good money he was also a pain in the ass to work for.

AWS plays with Fire TV Cube, turns it into a thin client for cloudy desktops

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Re: unloading unloved FireTV hardware?

Wait. Ads?

Kill it with fire.

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Re: Er, is this article 15 years old ?

The future? Funny way to spell present. They already know which hand, how many times and which direction you wipe.

Watchdog claims retaliation from military after questioning cushy federal IT contracts

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Payday it is then!

Whistleblower retaliation is expensive. He just got rich.

If I were him, when I finally got the money, I would take it then quit the business, then move to a foreign country. Preferably a first world one. Without extradition.

Meta goes to war with FTC over right to profit from kids' personal data

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Never forget kids!

Billionaires are psychopaths.

Admin of $19M marketplace that sold social security numbers gets 8 years in jail

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Re: 10 years?

D you know just how underfunded most U.S. watchdog agencies are?

And care to guess why?

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Call me crazy

But maybe companies requiring SS numbers from customers should be outlawed.

Uh-oh, update Google Chrome – exploit already out there for one of these 6 security holes

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Do people still use that janky thing?

Oh wait. (looks at my company) Well damn. :(

Bitcoin's thirst for water is just as troubling as its energy appetite

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Bitcoin, the perfect example

Bitcoin is the perfect example of our modern era: exists only as a concept, produces nothing of value, has no inherent value, benefits nobody but the insiders, and wastes resources like nothing else.

AI won't take your job, might shrink your wages, European Central Bank reckons

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Have you even heard of America?

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Re: Central Banks

2 downvotes says they also read El Reg!

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Mark my words

The day is coming soon when the bank street investors fire the entire BoD of many companies and let the AI run it.

Okta data breach dilemma dwarfs earlier estimates

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Re: Oktagone

Well played for the title alone.

Well played!

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How's that cloud thing working for ya?

Uncle Sam probes cyberattack on Pennsylvania water system by suspected Iranian crew

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Re: Shut Up And Make It More Secure

Ah I see someone else has spotted the obvious.

WTH were they thinking?!

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Why are critical systems even connected to the Internet?

Goddamn but we live in Idiocracy.

Car dealers openly beg Biden to put brakes on electric vehicle drive

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LOL! It's the 1980s all over again.

And even after passing very stringent and restrictive import tariffs, the Japanese STILL kicked U.S. car makers ass in the end.

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Re: Cars dealer in America?

That's actually against the law in America.

Not even joking.

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Cars dealer in America?

Car dealer in America can go play with the alligators.

And cry me an effing river while doing so.

Adobe's buy of Figma is 'likely' bad for developers, rules UK regulator

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Call me a heretic

But maybe, just maybe web developers need to stop piling the cow dung so high and go back to basics?

Websites were not meant to be complicated. Ever.

And then you will never be held captive by a vendor ever again.

“Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex.”

— Albert Einstein

Rogue ex-Motorola techie admits cyberattack on former employer, passport fraud

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He what?

I can see why he's an ex-employee. He sucks at his job. LOL!

Experienced Copilot help is hard to find, warns Microsoft MVP

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Re: The same applies...

Becasue the pros and competent ones will never be paid their real worth and won't do the work for the pay offered.

"The person who buys based solely on the cheapest price is fair prey to those who take advantage of them."

- some famous person I can't remember right now.

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Re: Jesus is my copilot


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Re: Good ol' snake oil peddlin'

How else can one look bright at the country club party? Bragging about family and school connections only goes so far.

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Re: Seen it before...

I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Am I missing something?

Isn't the whole point of Copilot.... to not NEED assistants?

Or is it not fit for purpose as advertised?

Yes, that's a rhetorical question. It is after all, Microsoft, innit?

Share your 2024 tech forecasts (wrong answers only) to win a terrible sweater

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Re: Simples!

Damn. Beat me to it.

Google Drive misplaces months' worth of customer files

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No they won't.

Learn that is. Just ask Hegel.

OpenCart owner turns air blue after researcher discloses serious vuln

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Our modern "betters" are all Elmo Musk.

What do Apple, Meta, TikTok have in common? Fighting off Europe's stiff antitrust rules

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Doing the Lords's wrok

Euro regs are doing the Lord's work.

We can only dream about such thing on the other side of the pond.

Rights warriors claim online ad auction data a danger to national security

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Crazy commie talk!

Only a gotdam commie would think not knowing which hand everyone wipes their arse with, is a good thing!

Do I really need the /s tag? Oh wait. Modern times. *sigh*


Windows Server 2022 update gave ESXi host VMs the blue screen blues

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Re: Ah, Microsoft…..

Oh boy, wait until you dabble in Azure and InTune! And for laughs, try Exchange! And for a good reason to prematurely destroy your liver, Powershell and now Power Automate.

And then there is Teams. goddamn *%$!@ Teams.

Oh wait! I almost for about Dynamics. Yeah... Dy-effing-namics.

I don't bash MS to be on the bandwagon. I have actual scars. And more than justified hate.

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Re: Standard Operation Procedure

Move fast (in circles) and break things" is their new motto.

New? That's always been their motto.

Your online store down? Can't get to your fave web shop? Maybe blame Shopify

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Re: You know the drill

God, the number of business sites I've seen run on that POS Wordpress.


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Webmasters used to do this and local ISPs still offer easy to used services. So do small hosting companies.

One time set-up, webmaster called if needed.

In fact, until ISPs deliberately started blocking it, you could set up a simple and secure web server in your house. With simple and secure e-commerce.

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Re: You know the drill

They do not need all that.

Problem solved.

One does not need an elephant to tow a donkey cart. Unless you live in America, then you always buy an elephant to haul two bags of groceries.

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You know the drill

So how's that cloud thing working for ya?

When it comes to personal data, we're on a highway to hell

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Re: Slurpage

After buying my last used car, I had to clear 14 phone numbers from the system left there by previous users.

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Remember when wiretapping was illegal?

But somehow "digital" makes it OK now?

Oh well, not much longer to go before it all falls gloriously to bits.

Google dragged to UK watchdog over Chrome's upcoming IP address cloaking

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Speaking of...

When did El Reg start blocking posts and require cookies?

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Not to mention the cost of hookers and blow! And politicians.

Oh wait, that's redundant.

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Re: Surprised none of these clown and other usual suspects haven't suggested...

Your're down votes are not for the post, it's for giving them ideas.

For god's sake man! We have enough problems!

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Marketers hate it?


Marketers can piss right off every second of the day. They are the number one reason we can't have nice things, ever.

Want a well-paid job in tech? You just need to become a cloud-native god

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Re: So what do you need for these jobs?

"Automation that requires an army of experts is not progress."

Exactly. It's not even really automation, is it? But words mean nothing these days. It's all Humpty Dumpty:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."