* Posts by ecofeco

6869 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

FAANGs failing on keeping user data safe from bug hunters

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This can't be true!

I've been assured by impeccable sources that the cloud is a perfectly safe place for all my data and operations!

Impeccable! Sources!

General Motors charging mandatory $1,500 fee for three years of optional car features

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Re: So you pay the same as everyone else?

You spelled capitalism wrong.

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Re: milk the cow

Are you sure?

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Actually, no. No I won't

Why won't I? Two words: goodbye GM.

Facebook hands over chats to cops in post-Roe abortion case

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Maybe not storing so much bleeding useless data?

Oh wait, what am I thinking?! My bad. It is of course VITALLY important that corporations know which hand I use to wipe my arse on Tuesday at 5pm each August.


Sorry, don't know what came over me. My commie tendencies come out when I'm not drinking heavily.

Tech industry stuck over patent problems with AI algorithms

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Re: Patents Require People

All those words just repeat what the OP said.

They cannot hold a patent that was created by a machine because one cannot be issued to a machine.

Ex-CISA chief Krebs calls for US to get serious on security

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The comments section on this article is FUBAR

I keep getting no page exists errors and cannot edit post once made.

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I know how to fix this!

Just put it all in the cloud! All the cool kids are doing it these days! What can go wrong!

Economic uncertainty can't stop cloud growth

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God help us all

Yeah. Put everything in the cloud they said. It'll be fine they said.

LOL. Suckers!

Businesses should dump Windows for the Linux desktop

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You will change or Microsoft will own you

MS is moving everything to Azure. AD and SCCM are outdated. Long outdated. Azure is cloud. Office is cloud. Dynamics is cloud. Power Apps is Cloud. Teams is cloud. Sharepoint is cloud.

Everything that was once local, department and enterprise deployed and controlled by the administrator you could call within your office, has all gone cloud. This means MS can change the terms of service any time they want. And do anything with your data and what are you going to do about it? Your lawyers vs their lawyers? Get real. And your once useful admin is now at the mercy of the cloud as well. "Sorry, cloud is down, can't fix it and nobody to call".

Oh I know, you can just use something else! Oh wait, no you can't, because you're irretrievably sunk deep into MS and since nobody really created demand for an alternative, none really exists.


Hyperbole? LOL. Did you just fall off the turnip truck? And how did everyone forget WHY the PC was adopted? Just... how?!

But hey, keep on and find out. I'll be long retired and won't care about your hostage to MS consequences.

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Re: The entire article studiously ignores the fact

And why is that? Certainly not because it's easy and intuitive and productive, because it damn sure isn't or most of us would not have jobs.

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Your users have administration rights? Seriously?

Apple ends corporate COVID mask mandate

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Re: The panemic is over?

Right on cue.

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The panemic is over?

When did the pandemic end? Are those 450 Americans still dying every day from covid along with the never ending mutation of the virus just my imagination?

I have no doubt some well informed PhD epidemiologists and doctors will chime in and let me know I'm just imagining things.

Oh wait... no they won't. Just the Dunning Krugers will.

Google asks workers for ideas on being 'more focused and efficient' in internal survey

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Re: They don't even know how to support their products

Many, MANY moons ago, Google had some cool software. I remember decent business, engineering and scientific stuff. With intuitive interfaces.

Now? Long gone in the mists of time.

Indonesia sparks outrage by blocking PayPal, gaming sites, for compliance oversight

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Re: Yahoo

Actually one of the better news sites these days.

Yeah, I'm just as surprised as you are. Short concise articles with no spin. Like finding a coelacanth.

I paid for it, that makes it mine. Doesn’t it? No – and it never did

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Re: Let’s get physical, physical…

Fahrenheit 451?

Not much longer at the current rate. We all have the big tellies and social programs now.

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See title.

Feds put $10m bounty on Putin pal accused of bankrolling US election troll farm

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The only people who didn't who Trump was were those who had never paid attention to anything in their life.

It was a nightmare to find out just how many people that was. And it turns out, a very deadly one.

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Re: So Donald was right?

And it would appear you have attracted at least two of them

So have my upvote.

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It's a start

See title.

Your job was probably outsourced for exactly the reason you suspected

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Engineers on the brink of extinction threaten entire tech ecosystems

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I cannot believe you got any downvotes for this, let alone two.

The really smart nations are already offering free education all the way through uni and casual learning.

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You get what you pay for

I my country. EE's, like so many other professions these days, now work on contract/temp basis.

Job insecurity is a real de-motivator. No mystery to me why there is a shortage.

My Big Coin founder is – you guessed it – a $6m crypto-fraudster

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It never ceases to amaze me!

It never ceases to amaze me how so damn many fraud businesses are this insanely successful at making millions and how so many legit businesses fail.

Outlook email users alerted to suspicious activity from Microsoft-owned IP address

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Re: Dumbf***ery abound

Ublock and NoScript are your friends.

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Re: Careful what you wish for

Geo-fencing is already a thing.

Oracle, Microsoft agree to shared custody of your workloads in the cloud

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Re: This is silly

Only an idiot would not care about who is holding your data and processing in their hands.

And if it's not on premises, it will never, never, ever, be safe.

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Are you effing kidding me?! ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?!

Screw that shit.

Security flaws in GPS trackers can be abused to cut off fuel to vehicles, CISA warns

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Re: Cut off fuel ?

There are a lot of savants in I.T. A LOT.

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Re: Remember folks ...


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It's almost like connecting everything to the cloud was not a great idea.


After 40 years in tech, I see every innovation contains its dark opposite

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Re: Bricking It.

Thank god that's not happened before!

Oh wait...

Yeah, nailed it.

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Re: Once again, convenience

It's pretty obvious the Golgafrincham Ark Fleet Ship B crashed HERE.

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Well said

See title.

Slack to increase prices for Pro customers

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Re: Please, please price yourself out of the market

And this after XMPP settled the technical aspects of the problem 23 years ago.

Look, it the wheel isn't re-invented every 10 years, are tech douche bros even trying?

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Re: Please, please price yourself out of the market

I was about to say the same thing.

They are still around? Who knew?

Intel’s first discrete GPUs won't be a home run

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Re: Those that strive for mediocrity often find it.

Not sure why all the down-votes.

My experience of over a decade with Intel graphics has proven to me to never buy one again. And I thought nVidia was bad.

The CPUs as well. Intel lost the plot years and years ago.

Why $52b chip subsidies are being held up – and what the White House is doing about it

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The chip companies can go boff themselves sideways

See title. They deserve NOTHING.

IT departments often regret technology buying decisions

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Re: Glaringly obvious

"Whether or not some regret can be blamed on technology being oversold or buyers being ill-informed is not a point of discussion"

Exactly. It is fact, the WHOLE damn point and cause almost 99% of the time.

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Re: The IT department is often the last to know


Them: "Hello, I.T.? We've just made a major purchase with Lenovo and the new kit will be provisioned by IBM*. Can you deploy that across our national operations by next week?"

Me: "Goddamn you blithering morons!"

*yes, I know those are now two different companies. That's the point here.

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Re: One Reason

I've "salvaged" few nice odds and ends that way.

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I will never understand

I will never understand why, just WHY companies make it so damn hard to purchase things?! Websites designed by flying monkeys, customer non-support and automated voice menu hell.

And it's in every damn industry!

Even basic retail! No floorwalkers and no clear pricing to be found and only 3 registers out of 20 that are open. They are rejecting literally trillions in sales!

Never, never, NEVER let your company be run by bean counters!

Thousands of websites run buggy WordPress plugin that allows complete takeover

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Re: Built In

WP was never meant to be more than a self service blog for people who could not do HTML.

Then it went berserk. And it was never that good to begin with. It rode a wave of blogger mania (remember that ages ago?) and has a popularity it really doesn't deserve.

It's bloated trash with an administration interface that did too many drugs and now hears voices from a Monty Python skit.

Linux Mint 21 hits beta, and it's looking fresh

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Re: Snog marry avoid?

This. I've never had single problem with Mint across all the installs I've done.

For a "daily driver" it's as good as it gets.

SCOTUS judges 'doxxed' after overturning Roe v Wade

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Re: All sense of irony aside...

LOL, Gandhi was no doormat. Even though he preached passive resistance, there were times when he gladly overlooked very violent protests.

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Re: This data storage thing..

It favors both. Groups and individuals.

So yes, this is a self evident individual right.

Weird Flex, but OK: Now you can officially turn these PCs, Macs into Chromebooks

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Re: So, wait, what? Why again?

This. Replace Google Linux with better Linux.

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Just, why?


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