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Comment Re:This simply means we're succeeding. (Score 1) 226

It's often also cheaper. It costs me less to take a train to Stansted airport, then an Easyjet plane from Stansted to Edinburgh and a bus to the city centre than it does to take a train from Cambridge to Edinburgh. Even including faffing at the airport time, the plane is a bit quicker. I'll take the train given the choice, because it's more comfortable and I can get some work done on the way, but it's a close-run thing.

Comment Re:Exposing those who store plaintext passwords (Score 1) 126

Make sure that you let them know that, because you have gone through responsible disclosure, if they are compromised then you will happily testify in court that they were aware of the insecurity of the personal information and that this makes them liable for increased damages for any compromise resulting in a failure to address the issue in a number of jurisdictions.

Comment Re:Bandiwidth is *free* fallacy.. (Score 1) 215

Bandwidth isn't free. However technology makes it cheaper to produce every day.

My cable internet has the same cables it always had for decades. As the companies course of business where they replace their technogy it gets faster and faster. So for your current price you should expect increased bandwidth.

When I was a kid I use to run a BBS. It was first at 2400bps. Then after the modem died I went to 14.4k my users liked the extra speed and there was no way I could find a 2400bps at the store anymore. Then after that died I went 56k modem.

Having a modem die was part of the risk running a BBS replacing it cost money but it was mostly the same amount each time and we get faster speed.

Comment an infection is as an infection does (Score 1) 152

Despite the brass ring TOS of whatever version you were previously running, an infection is as an infection does.

Also, read your antibiotic prescription carefully.
* may include systemd[**]

[**] First we keep Berlin, then we take Warsaw, someday soon we annex Prague, and eventually perhaps we'll incite the Arabs to cut Manhattan down to size.

All hail PC-BSD: the systemd-free libertarian antibiotic of last resort.

Comment Re: Comment (Score 2) 302

You don't need the DOB for Age discrimination in tech.
If you meet the job experience requirements, then you are too old to work there.

Also even if you are young and like to learn Old Technology and Languages as a hobby better not put them on your resume, because then you will be pinned as an old timer.

Comment Re:Privacy Concerns. (Score 1) 52

The difference is that they know you are in a vehicle and which vehicle. To get that data from your phone, there will be a lot more statistical correlation on the data. So if your phone is going 100mph in a 45mph zone. How do they know it is you, or your just left your phone in a car that went at that speed.

If it is a car that is registered to you, you hold responsibility for infractions of that car.

Also being that we know it is automobile data. if we want to catch speeders it is a much smaller data sets with less big computation.

Select Distinct C.Name, C.Address, Cast(D.DatapointDT as date) InfractionDate from Customer C left join DrivingData D on C.CustomerID = D.CustomerID where D.SpeedSegment >= 75

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