* Posts by ecofeco

6274 posts • joined 15 Jul 2010

Tech support scams subside somewhat, but Millennials and Gen Z think they're bulletproof and suffer

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Many people who drive cars think they are professional racers

Same with computers. Amateurs often think they are professionals. Age doesn't mater.

Microsoft has a workaround for 'HiveNightmare' flaw: Nuke your shadow copies from orbit

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Re: Why ?

Ah! There they are! Asleep at the switch as always!

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Re: Why ?

No downvotes yet? It appears the fan bois haven't shown up yet.

What is your greatest weakness? The definitive list of the many kinds of interviewer you will meet in Hell

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It all makes perfect sense when you realize

When you realize that not one single company is looking for skills, but compliant ass kissers who excel at group think and who will make perfect, unwitting scapegoats.

In the last 20 years, ANY job form or interview that used pop psychology assessment, got the big "up yer bum" from me. Same with personal life questions. My life outside of work is nunya goddamn bizness.

Lawn care SWAT team subdues trigger-happy Texan... and other stories

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Re: Bloody hell, nobody told me the police would cut my lawn!

To answer your question, it's a public health issue.

Do you like diseased rats? Because that how you get diseased rats. And poisonous snakes. And fleas. And ticks. And roaches. And many other nasty, dangerous vermin of various sizes.

So no, contrary to popular crackpot beliefs, you DO NOT have the right to endanger public health.

In rural, far less populated areas? Do as you please. But cities? Nope.

In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

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Re: Root cause.

Netscape also had Composer, which I built my first websites with!

And Newsgroups which I used to access usenet

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Re: Winscp is your friend

Thanks! Downloaded.

Looks perfect.

Hijacked, rampaging infrastructure will kill humans by 2025 – Gartner

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Re: Right to Repair

Neo-feudalism has been here for a long time.

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LOL!

We didn't often-wrong-Gartner to tell us this.

In fact, this might the only thing they've ever gotten right.

Troll jailed for 5 years after swatting of Twitter handle owner ends in death

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Re: Sentence should have been far longer

Well, since it's a federal conviction, there is no chance for parole, so it will be ALL five years. The exception is they can earn a reduced sentence from good behavior.

Not to mention a felony conviction. Which will fuck up the rest of his life.

You're not imagining it. Amazon and AWS want to hire all your friends, enemies, and everyone in between

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There are a LOT of involuntary itinerant engineers in all fields, these days.

Anyone who says STEM jobs are a guarantee of a better life is lying or... lying.

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Re: "You don't get through the process of hiring unless you're really, really good"

That is cult indoctrination by every definition.

Fuck that shit.

Ad tech ruined the web – and PDF files are here to save it, allegedly

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Re: JavaScript abuse killed the web.

This. But I blame marketing first, THEN the designers.

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Thank you. You just saved me a lot of typing.

This proposal to use PDF is either trolling or attention whoring because all you really to do is go back to basic HTML 4 to build fast, usable websites.

Everything since then has been garbage added for someone else's profit and job security

The framework that will not die: Microsoft gives Web Forms designer fresh lick of paint in Visual Studio 2022

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Yes, but... why?

Why are forms so complicated to design in this day and age? There is no damn reason for this.

This kind of crap is Rube Goldberg incarnate.

Cloudstar – IT provider for real estate, finance, insurance worlds – downed by ransomware

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And the hits...

...just keep on coming!!

Windows 11: What we like and don't like about Microsoft's operating system so far

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Anyone who trusts Microsoft is always going to be wrong.

Consider it a lesson learned.

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Re: Can't they just drop the GUI and boot to powershell

You forgot the /s tag.

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Why can't they? Becasue UX design is utter, utter shit these days and that's current fashion.

Make the user controls stupid, ugly, non-intutive and opaque are the current design rules for everything.

Open-source RAW image editor Darktable releases major update to version 3.6 – and it's very accessible

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Re: Grey on slightly darker grey.

Right? Who thought that was a good idea?

India bans Mastercard from signing up new customers

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That's how you do it

I love nations that hold giant corporations' feet to the fire.

Lenovo says it’s crammed a workstation into a litre of space – less than three cans of beer

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Re: There's no such thing as a workstation

LOL... no.

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Well damn!

This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for!

Nice.

Cybercriminals took advantage of WFH to target financial services companies, say financial bods

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Re: In other news..

Reminders that users are never to be trusted with security is always useful.

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Having supported my share of home workers, they are the perfect targets.

Little to none security, security updates or much of anything else. But they WILL call to figure out why their ISP isn't working. I smile every time I tell them there is not a damn thing I can do about their ISP or home modem/router as it's not company kit.

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Re: "Any analysis at this stage needs to bear in mind that the pandemic is not yet over"

Those who are being infected and 99% of those dying from the virus and it's latest variation, have not been vaccinated.

Try paying attention to respectable news services.

NEC to move its IT into Azure and give staff – all 110,000 of ’em – a cloudy Windows desktop

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The other saying ends with, "...and three times is enemy action."

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Brilliant move!

Now let's see if they can shoot off their other foot!

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra: Strong effort from an entity-lister, but your tiny child hands may struggle

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Re: Hard Nope

The I guess I shouldn't tell you that 85% of every, single, consumer electronics in the world is built by Chinese companies.

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Nope

Edge screens are terrible. It's far too easy to accidentally always click on something you don't want.

Google killed desktop Drive and replaced it with two apps. Now it’s killing those, and Drive for desktop is returning

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Re: Google - great at search...

And far, FAR better looking and useful!

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You aren't even joking.

Silly Valley has shot itself in the foot so many times in my lifetime I have no idea how they stay alive without all the really stupid investors.

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I never get tired of saying it

So... how's that cloud thing working for ya?

What is GitOps? This is the technical introduction you've been looking for

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But wasn't the cloud supposed to simplify things?

See title.

Windows 11 still doesn't understand our complex lives – and it hurts

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Re: You've stumbled across the dark secret...

Mordac, The Preventer of Information Services is real.

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Re: Man confuses 'Teams' with 'Windows'

Microsoft confuses Teams with Windows.

FTFY.

Linux Mint 20.2 is a bit more insistent about updating but not as annoying as Windows or Mac, team promises

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Re: Linux Bloatware

Go on! Pull my other one!

Oracle files $7m copyright claim against NEC's US limb over 'unreported royalties' from database distribution

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Re: Only benefit ?

Oracle, like IBM, are very expensive liabilties these days.

Amazon Lumberyard is dead, long live the permissively licensed Open 3D Engine

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Re: Online shopping.

Retail stores can barely, just barely, keep their inventory somewhat up to date as it is. 3D? Total quantum rocket surgery.

Just use curbside service. It's as close as we can get right now.

Galaxy quest: Yet another sub-£500 phone comes to trouble mobile big dogs in the form of Realme GT 5G

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Re: sub-£500

Same here. I let the early adopters eat the prices and then get the same performance for less just a few years later.

There's no damn reason for a smart phone to cost $200+ except to fleece the punters.

Big Tech’s Asian lobby warns Hong Kong its anti-doxxing laws could see its members leave town

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Well there you have it

Big tech has flat out said they really don't care about anyone's privacy.

Quite the Frankenstein they've created.

British Airways data breach lawsuit settled: Airline coughs up potentially millions to make sueball bounce away

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2000 pounds?

In America, you would be lucky to get a $200 discount coupon. No wait, I meant $20.

After waiting five years. After the final judgement. No, that is not an exaggeration.

New mystery AWS product 'Infinidash' goes viral — despite being entirely fictional

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Masterful!

Top shelf pranking!

IBM email fiasco complicates sales deals, is worse than biz is letting on – sources

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Re: Unable to schedule meetings

Ah I see you've worked with them before!

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Re: Notes vs. Exchange

Beat me to it. Notes was amazing.... In 1998. I last touched it in 2011. It was obsolete by then.

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Re: The best email migration is…

That's how I've always done it.

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Re: Unbelievable

This is IBM for the last 20 years.

Why anyone still uses them is a mind boggling.

India's IT minister angry that Twitter broke local law by following US law

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Much ado about nothing

If Twitter is that important in someone's life, they REALLY need to re-examine their life choices.

Good news: Google no longer requires publishers to use the AMP format. Bad news: What replaces it might be worse

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Re: Sometimes you cannot see the forest because of the trees

The real problem is bad website design. Nightmarish bad.

So much cruft, so little need for it.

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