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Comment: Re:The guy completely misses the point (Score 1) 65

by dotancohen (#49614891) Attached to: Accessibility In Linux Is Good (But Could Be Much Better)

The "proprietary" OS features for accessibility are still ridiculously good and have only gotten better while Linux has been playing catch up.

Linux has not been playing catch up, Linux has been falling behind. Due to disability I use Sticky Keys and for a short time there was not a single supported distro in which Sticky Keys was usable. Now that it is usable again, it still has issues, such as if a modifier key is activated, a second keypress will not disable it even with the proper option enabled. I can work around this, but it is still a pain.

Comment: Re:Crippling exploit in 3...2...1.... (Score 1) 299

by dotancohen (#49551653) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes
I know that he means the on-board electronics in the battery, including the temp sensors and such. I'm of the opinion that all software is exploitable, even int main(){ printf("Hello, world") } has a clever exploit when compiled on a common consumer non-posix platform. If someone wants to hack that battery, there is a way that just needs to be found.

Comment: Re:Define 'Terrorists' (Score 4, Insightful) 230

by dotancohen (#49526505) Attached to: UK Police Chief: Some Tech Companies Are 'Friendly To Terrorists'

Hamas launched their rockets into Israel, Israel retaliates with full scale massive military campaign --- Gaza Strip almost flattened as a result. While Hamas are terrorists (nobody can deny it) the Israelis are also not that 'non-terrorists' either

How did the US retaliate when Al Qaeda attacked them? How many Afghans were killed in that campaign, and how long did it last?

How did the US retaliate when Iraq attacked them? How many Iraqis were killed in that campaign, and how long did it last? For that matter, exactly _when_ did Iraq attack the US?

Comment: Re:SwiftKey (Score 1) 140

by dotancohen (#49454411) Attached to: Finding an Optimal Keyboard Layout For Swype
I bought both Swype and Swiftkey for my Note 3 (huge screen). In both English and Hebrew Swiftkey was both easier to start using and consistently gives better results. I even tried using Swype exclusively for a few weeks to see if I could train Swype / train myself to get it to work as well as Swiftkey, but that never happened.

Comment: Re:Are non-China users safe? (Score 1) 100

by dotancohen (#49453917) Attached to: Apple Leaves Chinese CNNIC Root In OS X and iOS Trusted Stores

I don't know what certificates he settled on, but if you aren't doing a whole lot of international browsing, you can safely disable any foreign CAs (especially foreign government CAs or anything you can't read). In Firefox, you can get the country of origin by viewing the certificate and looking at Issuer, under the Details tab. "C = " will list the country code. Most of the big CAs are in the US, but there are a few big ones that aren't: Comodo, StartCom, Thawte, AddTrust.

In Firefox, you can disable without deleting, by clicking "Edit Trust...". Even if you delete a root CA, it will show back up on restart with all of its trust disabled. You can't delete them permanently from the UI.

Thanks. I did notice that a deleted CA returned on restart, but I didn't notice that it still had all of its trust disabled.

Comment: Re:Are non-China users safe? (Score 1) 100

by dotancohen (#49452875) Attached to: Apple Leaves Chinese CNNIC Root In OS X and iOS Trusted Stores
Thanks. I've tried that in Firefox, but there is no way to disable a cert and then reenable it: the option is called Disable/Delete and it does the latter: Delete. There does not seem to be a way to disable certs until they are needed. What region are you in, and which certs do you have enabled. I would like to know just as a starting point. Thank you!

Comment: Linux foundation using MS Word?!? (Score 1) 116

by dotancohen (#49447821) Attached to: 'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple
The draft of the "Let's Encrypt" Certificate Policy is available in PDF here: Note that the PDF document's title is "Microsoft Word". I find that rather unusual for the Linux Foundation! Wasn't LibreOffice or some other Linux-available office suite good enough to write that document? I'm surprised that they are using a Windows desktop for everyday tasks such as document editing.

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