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Comment Re: If it makes you sleep well at night.... (Score 1) 375

It's certainly arguable that the Scottish line is just as broken as the one between William the Conqueror and Queen Elizabeth of England; probably most clearly at William of Orange, but it would be easy to pick other places. My main point was to contest the nearly universal assumptions that only England and England's royal line matter within the UK, and that they have the longest history; when in fact neither's true.

Comment Re: If it makes you sleep well at night.... (Score 1) 375

That's a very Anglocentric view of it. In fact the current monarchy is ultimately derived from either Kenneth I (841/3 - 858/9), usually considered to be the first king of Scotland, or Donald II (889 - 900), the first king to clearly bear that title. The English royal line died out when Queen Elizabeth of England died in 1603. The Scottish royal line's senior in every sense of the word.

Comment Re:Parsed and stored? (Score 1) 198

Also saving data that may be personally identifiable without the prior opt-in consent of the person concerned is likely a breach of Data Protection laws. That's up to two years too, I think, and the Information Commissioner in the UK has more or less stated he wants to find someone to make an example of.

Comment No, and Yes (Score 1) 605

We're a small company, developing on Windows using Visual Studio. Since Windows XP, all our developers work in a normal user account; as nearly as possible they use the same environment the most restricted of our users might, so that dumb security-related mistakes get caught fast.

Having said that, they also know the local admin account details for their machine, and are entrusted with installing/uninstalling stuff as necessary.

That differentiation - between the access we allow and what we encourage as day-to-day practice - is an important one. On other OSes you're more likely to be making this differentiation already. If you're using Windows and don't, please consider it. This is a useful resource:

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.