This is pretty much what I do at Google, except I work on Chromebooks. We try to be as open as possible, and we fight against closed-source blobs for the same reasons given here. And while we don't have a user-programmable FPGA or slots to add hardware, we do welcome and encourage user hacking.
Oh, and when you read things from Google, don't look for hidden meanings or half-truths. I know the people who do speak for Google, and they don't spin things. They just say what the actual facts are. Sometimes things change, but there is no intent to deceive. If you want to read between the lines, the takeaway that I'd suggest is "Chrome OS has drastically changed and improved since launch. It will continue to change and improve. But we try to always make it better for our users, not worse."
So I was wondering if there were things that the other 49 states know that California doesn't, but which they've kept to themselves. After driving to Folsom and back this week, I realized that there is such a thing!
No one in the entire state of California has any idea what the words on this sign mean. I can only assume that they've put these signs up because all the other states are doing it and so they want to look cool, but they have no idea what it's really for. So sad.
"Right" means a legal claim to the lane, not the direction. This is frequently misunderstood
So, this sign indicates that slower traffic keeps have the right to use the lane to control the speed of others.
I was trying to awaken my 13-year-old this morning, saying "Up! Up! Get up! Up! Up, says Baby Judy!". He understandably said "What? What does that even mean?" I had to admit I wasn't entirely sure why that particular phrase bubbled up to the surface of my mind, but 30 seconds of Googling and I was playing this at him:
He got up.
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