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407 weeks ago @ Naked Security - Next version of the we... · 0 replies · +3 points

Unless you are using a browser which implements cert pinning, such as Chrome or (soon) Firefox.

But of course if your employer can add roots to the local store on your machine, they could also change the pins. Basically, if you don't trust people with access to your machine, you are unwise to use it for anything sensitive.

517 weeks ago @ ConceivablyTech - Mozilla: "We need to n... · 0 replies · +4 points

It should be made clear that the Bugzilla development team is made up of a number of people, several of whom contribute an order of magnitude more stuff than me. My work for Mozilla is widespread and hard to define, but Bugzilla makes up only a small part of it. So to call this "the Bugzilla team criticizing the Mozilla team" is wrong. I am a part of the Mozilla community, just as other people taking part in this debate are.

In terms of the place of innovation in our strategy, clearly it's vitally important. If our browser were to suck, we wouldn't expect people to use it just because it's produced by a non-profit with ideals. But my post was about what we have that other browser makers don't. Everyone in the browser space is innovating, so "innovation" didn't make my list.

547 weeks ago @ Messaging Add-ons - Updates to F1, more ac... · 0 replies · +1 points

Guys, there's one small snag. the F1 key means 'Help'. It's one of the few keys which is standard across multiple OSes, as it was defined in the IBM CUA guidelines first published in 1987.
Pick a random platform app and press F1 - you are very likely to get a Help screen. You certainly do in Thunderbird.

Therefore, it's one of the first keys you teach new people. And breaking it is really bad, because the most nervous and uncertain users are cut off from their sources of help.

That means that, appropriateness notwithstanding, it's a really bad choice for your keyboard shortcut.

576 weeks ago @ An Exercise in the Fun... - Dear NHS... · 0 replies · +1 points

Nothing easily removes that sticky stuff from heart monitor pads. You basically have to wait for the skin to fall off (a few weeks).


587 weeks ago @ An Exercise in the Fun... - Simon Guillebaud - Liv... · 0 replies · +1 points

Simon has done a whole DVD of 5-10 minute shorts called More than Conquerors. It's pretty good :-) Get it here:

This film is based on one of the shorts from that DVD.