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I am leaving this monkey from Alligator Adventure in Myrtle Beach here. I feel he expresses fairly well how I feel returning from vacation tomorrow.
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This could be good if done right and with good tool support. Most people so far focus on the browser implementations, but this should be extremely attractive to the #nodejs  developers out there, too. In fact, this might give server-side .Net and Java a good run for the money.
The next step in the evolution of JavaScript and asm.js is to do away with both of them.
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A VM with instructions JIT compiled to native code is what we should have had all along. We should be able to write in whatever language we please and compile it to a platform-independent instruction set. It's ridiculous that we're compiling other languages right now to a high-level language such as JavaScript. I hope some bytecode supplants it.
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This graphics card comes with a suitcase and its own external water cooling system! What!?
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Wow, Google Photos search feature looks a lot like the recently updated Flickr's Magic View.
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It's old news that Google is removing support for NPAPI (Netscape) plugins in Chrome 45. It is currently only disabled though, so you can postpone the inevitable for a little while by following the instructions on this page. Or, you can switch to another browser like Firefox for the tasks which require these plugins. 
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Spotted this beast at Donley Ford of Ashland yesterday. #fordmustang   #racing  
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Free ad-supported streaming radio and curated playlists from Google Music without a paid subscription.
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This has to be the stupidest most invasive thing coming out of Redmond in a while. Um, no sorry, I'm not letting you on my guest WiFi with your Windows 10 device. My bandwidth is metered and I don't need your 300 Facebook friends leeching off of it. Seriously, WTF Microsoft?
This feature allows you to share Wi-Fi login information — network names and passphrases — with your friends. It’s designed to automatically connect Windows 10 devices to shared networks.
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Well, there goes the college fund.
Buying discounted games lets you play a mini-game to unlock even more discounts.
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I haven't done C/C++ in decades, so this was educational.
 
Spot the C++bug in this quiz.
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Despite the quippy headline, this unfortunately isn't just about Java and there are a couple of problems with Google's heavy-handed approach here:
1) Tons of widely used plugins use the API and do not have alternative implementations; and
2) Google does not offer a good drop-in replacement. The only alternative is to use the Chrome-specific NaCl API (Edit: and PPAPI) or HTML5 extensions with limited browser support.
Those among us who depend on plugins that are now abandoned are faced with one of two long-term choices:
a) switch to another browser for everything; or
b) switch to another browser for just the tasks that require a plugin.
Either way, weaning users off Chrome cannot possibly be a good direction for Google. I figure they've already done the math (they're very smart people) and come up with what is an acceptable loss of market share, but I'm a little disappointed how they went about this.
On the other hand, the plugin creators (Oracle and Citrix, I'm looking at you) simply suggest we switch away from Chrome instead of trying to fix the problem Google is trying to address here: the NPAPI sucks and is insecure.
 
Google​: Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Java​.
The Netscape-era NPAPI is now off by default in Chrome 42.
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