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London's Public Bike Data Can Tell Everyone Where You've Been

Dazza Re:Seems ridiculously easy (41 comments)

It's not that simple.

You can't track from 'your house' to 'your work'. The tracking data is for London's bike hire scheme. These are picked up from specific 'docking points' around the city, and are returned to any docking point.

So you can only get 'station to station' data.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Not Linux For Security?

Dazza Re:Can of worm !! (627 comments)

Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements contain specific clauses that allow Microsoft to give notice ( 90 days I think ) that they are going to come on site and perform a software audit. You don't have to sign these agreements, but then you lose a whole load of benefits ( pricing, downgrade rights, etc )

We currently have a customer that has been put on notice by Microsoft that they are going to be subject to a random audit. We have 4 weeks to supply a full list of software in use, list of purchased licenses and other evidenced documentation that they are in compliance. If MS aren't satisfied, they can send a team in to do an audit.

This type of thing applies to all sorts of domains. IT, finance, insurance. If you look, you'll find any large business has signed countless contracts that allow for on-site inspections to ensure compliance.

D.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Not Linux For Security?

Dazza Re:Wonderful Support... (627 comments)

Wait... With Windows, you are beholden to HP to fix the driver, but.... with, Linux HP would be able to fix driver ?

Wonderful.

And I would lay money that a driver/firmware upgrade solved the issue, rather than HP deploying a brand-new, non-regression tested driver to a high volume site that was due to go live in under 12 days.

D.

more than 2 years ago
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MUDs Turn 30 Years Old

Dazza Re:FuskerMUD / StrangeMUD (238 comments)

Hey Quint!

I remember you. The zone with the tower that had the guardian that had the awesome armor/spear was yours, right ? Lots of lectures missed whilst taking it down with Malcolm, if memory serves.

'93 - the year my degree died..

more than 5 years ago

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