* Posts by Harri Koppel

131 posts • joined 30 Aug 2007

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systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

Harri Koppel
Holmes

systemd is not the only issue with debian

Debian has also been infiltrated by SJW cancer. Make sure you do not take them with you to devuan or they'll eventually affirmative-action systemd into the new distro as well.

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Zuckerberg's absolutely mental: Brain sensors that read YOUR MIND at 100 words a minute

Harri Koppel
WTF?

Opinion as a fact

And here it comes - "facebook upload of a murder" means we need more censorship. No, it absolutely doesn't - all it means, is that murderer will be tried and convicted more speedily, since he just incriminated himself.

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Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets

Harri Koppel
Happy

Re: Reddit & 4Chan where are you?

They were busy editing the Wikipedia article about Burger King, so when Google did answer the question in the ad, it claimed that burger contains rat meat and toenail clippings. Not sure, how El Reg managed to miss this whopper.

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

Harri Koppel
Facepalm

Their first mistake was giving in to the first group of whackjobs. Others smelt blood in the water and came to feeding frenzy. Should have just ignored the vegan terrorists and printed the lot.

Never apologise to these people and never give them an inch - they'll want a whole yard

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What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass

Harri Koppel
Facepalm

Re: The perfect Password

A password change usually requires you to also enter your current password - they are not storing it in plain text, they have it in plain text since you just entered it.

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NASA swerves serious cash cuts – but Earth climate probes, asteroid snatcher face axe

Harri Koppel

Re: It's not a cut, its streamlining

AGW IS false. It's a total scam.

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Pharma hate figure Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter

Harri Koppel

Twitterati is lying

A very poor quality article that is extremely economical with truth and has some glaring omissions.

For instance Milo vs Leslie case is misrepresented - It has been proved beyond reasonable doubt that if anyone deserved to be removed from Twitter for "inciting hate mob" it was Leslie Jones. Twitter just wanted to ban Milo and did it when the opportunity presented itself.

Article also fails to mention that Shkreli's price hike did not apply to the most needy ones - federal healthcare programs such as Medicaid were still getting the drug at the reduced price. Not excusing his actions here, but a journalist should still strive to show a full picture.

Lauren Duca is also misrepresented here as a poor victim and there is no mention of her gloating on twitter about vicious verbal attack that may have well turned physical on Ivanka Trump and her children on a public airplane.

She was also interviewed by Tucker Carlson where she attempted to defend her hateful actions - it's hilarious train wreck of an interview - do look it up:)

Very low energy. Sad!

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Climate change bust up: We'll launch our own damn satellites if Trump pulls plug – Gov Brown

Harri Koppel
WTF?

Warmists drowning a tantrum

Warmists are spreading their lies again. It's sad to see that, El Reg has sunk so low, that they are now quoting a known fake news purveyor - Washington Post. There is no danger of Trump deleting any of the climate data - real or "massaged", which is used to prop up the global warming hoax.

This is just another misleading headline with no substance there has been no statement from Trump camp about going for the climate data. The article is based on Hillary-supporting fruitcakes, who have drunk too much of their own Kool-aid - they've taken base lies and slander disseminated by the proponents of one of the most corrupt politician in the recent history as literal truth.

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Uh-oh! Microsoft has another chatbot – but racism is a no-go for Zo

Harri Koppel
IT Angle

You should be careful with labelling calling climate change proponets conspiracy theorists - warmist conmen have considerable influence right now.

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UK warships to have less firepower than 19th century equivalents as missiles withdrawn

Harri Koppel

Re: Clickbait headline

You'll be outflanked and these 50 guys win.

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Dark matter? More like diet matter: Super-light axions may solve universe's mass riddle

Harri Koppel

Special relativity's "dark matter" takes on new kludged on magic properties.

Time to bring back the luminiferous aether theories, since we are back where we started.

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Capita STILL hasn't delivered usable Army recruitment IT system

Harri Koppel
Headmaster

Mistake in the title

You've misspelled Crapita.

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US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

Harri Koppel

I'd say something about it, but any comment against Hillary is extremely unlikely to be accepted by this site :( McCarthy was right.

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Unlucky Luckey: Oculus developers invoke anti-douchebag clause, halt games for VR goggles

Harri Koppel
Meh

Re: Trump Trolls?

FYI, the Communist Party USA has publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton, so one could say that communists have their candidate in the game - it's Hillary.

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Penetration tech: BAE Systems' new ammo for Our Boys and Girls

Harri Koppel
IT Angle

“We're focused on improving performance for the customer and end user,” continued Parker, emphasising the new rounds' penetration characteristics.

The "end user" is the intended recipient of the bullet, one presumes? Do we have some actual reviews from the people who have been actually shot with the new improved bullets?

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Systemd adds filesystem mount tool

Harri Koppel
Alien

borg

We are the systemd. Stuff your modularity and surrender your code. We will add your functional and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.

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HMRC's IR35 tweaks have 90% of UK's IT contractors up in arms

Harri Koppel
Happy

Re: Why only IT?

>What, only tax stupid people?

They already do that - it's called The Lottery.

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Ivory tower drops water bombs on dumpster fire

Harri Koppel
Mushroom

You think a good, nice and friendly guy has a snowball's chance in hell defeating Hillary?

We may not deserve to have Trump inflicted on the world, but he sure as hell is a hero we need, to save the world - WW III is a guaranteed thing with Hillary in the White House.

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Harri Koppel
Meh

TBH, most of the "crazy" claims come from the camp of the "crook". Crook just has no excuses and arguments, so its camp is hammering away with unsubstantiated claims of craziness and racism.

Scott Adams, who recently had to endorse Hillary Clinton ( for his personal safety *wink* *wink*) lays it out in his recent blog post: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/146945783646/the-crook-versus-the-racist

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Go catch Pokemon in this, nerds: Our space neighborhood of 1.2m galaxies mapped in 3D

Harri Koppel

This "Dark matter" is such an terrible kludge to validate a fundamentally flawed model. I prefer the blasphemous alternative theory - Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND). It attempts to tweak the gravity, not invent magic "dark matter".

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

Harri Koppel

You're using punctuation.. Don't you know that it's the current year and punctuation is rude and probably also rayciss?

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Harri Koppel

Re: Yep.

Politeness is highly overrated.

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Software bug costs Citigroup $7m after legit transactions mistaken for test data for 15 years

Harri Koppel
Headmaster

Management bug costs Citigroup $7m.

Fixed that for you, this was not due to a mistake made by developers, but by the inadequate documentation or inadequate retention and transfer of knowledge by the management.

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FBI won't jail future US president over private email server

Harri Koppel
Flame

You left out this damning paragraph by Comey:

"To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now."

Hillary Clinton confirmed to be above the law, rules that apply to the plebs do not apply to it.

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

Harri Koppel
Headmaster

Re: London Falling

I believe that correct spelling of this commie rag is "Grauniad".

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Lexus cars suffer Purple Screen of Death – code bug turns the air blue

Harri Koppel
Coat

So, it's now basically a machine, that goes ping?

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Tech titans demand free speech law to head off President Trump

Harri Koppel
Mushroom

Neither, but if it was Hillary vs Putin, It would be Hillary - she's a certifiable lunatic. Look up the clip where she does her evil genius laugh while boasting about her pet terrorists torturing Gadaffi to death.

Trump, however, has just hurt some feewings and crybullies are triggered.

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North Korea clones Facebook, forgot to change default creds

Harri Koppel
Facepalm

McCarthy

McCarthy was actually totally right, as proven by unclassified Soviet materials, the communist rot was just too deep and they got him.

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Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again

Harri Koppel
Facepalm

ofc

Obviously, since gcc can't compile C#

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World's oldest person scoffs daily ration of bacon

Harri Koppel
IT Angle

IT angle?

Unless this woman has been kept alive by robots, this story has no place on The Register - this is typical feel-good human interest story. I will be cancelling my subscription henceforth. Please tar and feather the author and editor.

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Round Two in Sky vs Skype trademark scrap goes to Murdoch's men

Harri Koppel
Coat

Re: So just like SkyDrive....

how about MSN?

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Eco-loons hack Thirty Meter Telescope website to help the 'natives'

Harri Koppel

Easi solution

Easy, just convert them with fire and sword - once they are Christian, they really have no argument against the telescope.

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Scientists splice mammoth genes into unsuspecting elephant

Harri Koppel

Re: I'm thinking that a mammoth is itself

Mind you, that global warming.. sorry "climate change" tidbit is only there, because its essential to pay lip service to the warmists agenda in science these days.

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Internet Explorer 12 to shed legacy cruft in bid to BEAT Chrome

Harri Koppel
Thumb Down

Re: Corporate ActiveX anyone

This comment started so nicely, but then devolved to the statist rant "why isn't the gubmint doing something!?!". Downvoted.

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Govt control? Hah! It's IMPOSSIBLE to have a successful command economy

Harri Koppel

Re: Inefficiency

Sorry for the late reply, but I think my assertion still stands. Assuming the actuality of the scenario proposed in the article, one would also assume that the described system would actually be able to tell what part of it are doing, since these parts would be a part of the system. Quality of the information, obviously, is open to dispute.

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Harri Koppel

Inefficiency

To be honest, lots of complexity in the economy is due to the inefficiencies in the system. Modeling these inefficiencies into your hypothetical program to run the economy is not necessary. Said command and control system would know perfectly what all of its hands are doing.

Not that I think that said command economy would be a good idea, just saying that your estimate of the complexity of the system is way off.

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Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS

Harri Koppel

Correction

Only thing that, will i am is releasing, is gas and hot air. Tech is released by his current corporate owner, his name is just marketing tool.

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4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

Harri Koppel
Thumb Up

Remember the HD craze and what it did to monitor resolutions.

Don't really care about TV resolution, but this is a good thing for laptop and standalone monitors. Remember, when HD appeared for TV-s, then the availability of higher monitor resolutions actually dropped since HD was considered good enough. This 4K fad in the TV world is likely to revive the resolution growth in the PC world.

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Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?

Harri Koppel

trolls are like onions

So, I started correcting the spelling of "Crises" and almost submitted before I saw through the second layer.

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What happens in Europe, doesn't stay in Europe: US giants accused of breaking EU privacy pact

Harri Koppel

I am surprised that anyone is actually surprised about this

So called "safe harbour" laws were never intended to actually protect EU customers' data. They were enacted only so that US companies could claim with a straight face, that they are adhering to EU data protection laws and the local politicians could pretend that they are actually protecting their voters data. There never was an intent to actually protect the data in the first place.

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

Harri Koppel

Re: No "real" crime...

1) Ask a friend in 3rd country where smut is not illegal to send porn to various MPs.

2) Anonymously report the MPs to the police for being in possession of illegal porn

3) Profit.

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Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

Harri Koppel

Re: Told you so

Lies. Symbian was doing well and Meego was almost out, Nokia was in profit and cash positive. It went down when Elop started his sabotage.

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

Harri Koppel

Re: Single user PC database might be OK

The Access solution wouldn't be a problem if it actually stayed on one PC, but these "temporary" solutions are well known for their longevity and tendency to eventually jailbreak to company-wide solution, inflicting untold mayhem when it inevitably breaks.

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Google: OK world, make our 'End-to-End' crypto tool SPOOK PROOF

Harri Koppel

It actually makes sense for Google and its users

Google does mine messages for ad sales, but it doesn't need ALL the messages for meaningful analysis.

Messages with political content, for instance, don't hold much value to google - it probably could be monetized at a stretch, but it's unlikely. Personal e-mails are more valuable, but you won't get/want most of your contacts to subscribe into the encryption scheme.

Much more valuable are order receipts, account statements - all the commercial fluff - that stuff won't be encrypted since the end-to-end encryption would need engagement from both sides.

So, if users would use this in conjunction with Gmail, Google would lose a small percentage data of rather dubious value and users (products on sale) would have an option to hide some of the important messages from the mining and other scrutiny, when it suits their privacy needs. Google would retain the user, who need the extra privacy. Everyone's happy.

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Snowden never blew a whistle, US spy boss claims

Harri Koppel

Re: Nothing is true until it is officially denied.

I thought the original saying was "You shouldn't believe anything before it has been officially denied". It's even better put in the Pilger's law: 'If it's been officially denied, then it’s probably true'.

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US DoJ to appeals court: Haha, no, seriously – Apple totally inflated ebook prices

Harri Koppel

Corporations are persons

Since corporations are now actually persons, shouldn't they face the similar punishments as people, who are guilty of similar crime? Should a private individual face a jail time or even death penalty, then a same punishment should apply to all the direct and indirect shareholders of a corporation:)

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Fancy joining Reg hack on quid-a-day challenge?

Harri Koppel

Re: having to take a teapot to work

Well, it's obvious that you attempted to use a coffee pot for brewing tea. Make sure that you use the correct device and protocol (HTTPCP instead of HTCPCP).

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Revoke, reissue, invalidate: Stat! Security bods scramble to plug up Heartbleed

Harri Koppel

Re: thanks citrix

People forced to use citrix have bigger problems than a piddly OpenSSL vulnerability. Ability to remain sane, for instance.

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Dropbox erects sueball shield with new T&C and privacy legalese

Harri Koppel

Re: Law is a mystery to me

It should cut both ways - if business are people as well they should also be subject to criminal prosecution. Shareholders to electric chair?

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