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stevo_com

Member since Jan 2008 • Last active Aug 2017

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    Remortgage update. MA proving his worth again. Bank are undervaluing the flat and trying to push for a higher LTV. MA has got them to agree to a free drive by valuation. If that comes back anywhere near what it should be, we'll get the better rate, save over £300 a month compared to the last 2 years and fix it for 5 years

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    Seconds previously fixie wanked his way up the inside of the chap with the yellow mudguards who had stopped at a zebra crossing while a patient pedestrian was waiting to cross.

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    On here?

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    If you only send email from one platform or application using that domain (no other types of auto generated emails, marketing, blog posts etc) then DMARC will be relatively straight forward (depending on what platform it is you are using and its ability to authenticate) and will prevent anyone else from spoofing your domain to send emails to recipients on platforms that honour DMARC as a receiver (most large mailbox providers).

    If you PM me I'll give you my personal email so you can send me a genuine email and I can give you some pointers.

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    Sounds like that wants to be someone else's problem!

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    But seriously, by denying you access they are insinuating some form of discrimination and causing you (albeit mild) distress. It is your LM's job to remove this.

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    Escalate through your line manager. You are trying to improve your general health and wellbeing by cycling to work, not to mention improving the carbon footprint for the wider organisation. Why are they deliberately trying to kill you? Will no one think of the baby seals!!!!

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    Pull something together more coherent than the above as to why they should extend swipe card access to the bike storage and if they say no, ask why not. There cannot be a reasonable argument to not do it.

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    Physical keys and coded entry are a bollocks and any employer in their right mind should be looking to ditch them ASAP. In my last place I had to help with gaining ISO270001 compliance and part of that was controlling physical access to the areas that might contain sensitive data. Not that bikes are sensitive data, but restricting physical access is the same regardless.

    Keys - these get lost and for proper accountability, records need to/should be kept as to who has them. This is often why it is expensive if you lose one as the cost is an incentive to keep hold of the bugger. It is also not very secure, as people go an get other copies cut for their mates. Technically, if one is lost or someone leaves without handing theirs in, you should change the locks and issue new keys to everyone who is supposed to have one.

    Coded locks - Even worse, as the privilieged few just need to tell their mate(s) the code. Or they will write the code on a slip of paper that they will undoubtedly drop just beside the lock when fumbling through their pockets for it. Depending on the device, they can be easily 'picked'. And if anyone leaves, you need to change the code, much to the annoyance of everyone else. Also, they break, all the fucking time, especially if exposed to the elements.

    Swipe card access is by far the best solution, especially if it is being rolled out through the rest of the building. It uses existing (barring maybe one or two additional locks/readers) infrastructure, it can be tracked to individual users and access times which improves accountability and security (something goes missing? check CCTV and who accessed the area at what time). You can also see who uses it and when so if someone has access but doesn't use it, you can assume they don't need it and given the limited space, restrict one and allow another through the central management portal. Way easier than getting new keys cut, asking for old ones back, changing codes, thinking of a secure way to distribute the code yada yada yada.

    TL;DR - swipe cards - will be easier and cheaper to manage and more secure.

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    Dare I ask/google?

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