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Guys. You are trying to kill Java applets. Yes, they are a security vulnerability. But they are a much safer way to serve computation-intensive client-side content on the web than the only alternative, downloading and installing executables. (Not to mention that it's impossible for companies to provide executables for all architectures.)

So, to slightly reduce your legal vulnerability, you're going to force those of us who want such content to take on HUGE security risks.

(Though I suppose eliminating applets provides a competitive advantage to Google, which has more server resources than any other company.)

I'm grateful for Chrome, which is free, but we need Java applets. Move forward, not backward.
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Given the result of Oracle v. Google, Java is effectively dead as a language.  Its major features(independence from Oracle, APIs as publicly usable by open platforms) are now legal obstacles, even ignoring NPAPI.  It's a walled garden, now. 

If we want applets to exist, they have to be rethought around the huge block that is the US legal system.
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Help! I used this method to get into a room, but now it doesn't work when I try to open the door again to get out. The door handle was on the door's right when I came in, but now it's on the left! What should I do?

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Photos from this year's pumpkin-carving party. Sorry, most of you aren't in any of the photos.
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Today, my boss fired me for being "too morally ambiguous". I work at a bagel shop and had told a customer that I was indifferent towards cream cheese. FML
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Realistic painting died once cameras were better at it than humans.  What will happen to surreal art now that computers are better at it than humans?
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Resembles the joining and separating of mitochondrial tubes.

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#RorschachDoodle Very funny, Google. Get back in the garden, you two.
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This is a terrible idea. Now I can't sign into any Google services without inviting everyone who ever uses that computer in the future to try to log into my account. It doesn't save any time--username fields are already autocompleted in every browser. It does nothing for the user. Do you really have so many google accounts that you can't remember them all?

I suspect the real purpose is so Google can link the activities of different accounts in the hope they can target ads more accurately.
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They did some tricky aluminum body work on my Jaguar, and it looks great now.
Public - a month ago
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Craig Faunce sold me a good car at a good price. I spent two months shopping, and must've looked at 30 maintenance reports and a dozen used Jaguars before buying it, and there were no better deals available from any dealers within 60 miles for that model. There were many deals that looked better on paper, but didn't pan out on close inspection of the car. Many other dealers tried to sell me cars with mechanical or electrical problems, or with sketchy histories. Not surprisingly, the dealer with the best warranty (Rosenthal) had the best car. I've had the car for two months now, and I'm very happy with it, and I haven't had any unpleasant surprises. (I was a little unhappy with the service department, who said they would buff a few particular light scratches that I pointed out, and did not. But they did a great job detailing the car.) Well, I did have one unpleasant surprise, due to my own forgetfulness. I bought magnetic panels to protect the doors from dings in parking lots. They didn't stick, because the door panels are aluminum! If you think you might buy a car from Rosenthal, or any other dealer, ask about options such as warranty, clearcoat, theft-prevention devices, etc., before you go in to finalize the deal, because it's difficult to make a decision about all of those things while buying a car. (BTW, I said "Appeal: Excellent", but I don't know what Appeal is supposed to mean... Sounds like something I'd care about at a restaurant.)
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very Good
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