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Yup. Google doesn't want an "open web," they want a web based on their standards so they can add and remove support for new "technologies" (that are really one of thousands of popular open source plugins that do the same thing, but apparently open source isn't open enough unless its made by Google) at will to break plugins and websites they don't like.

I wonder how long its going to be before Google finally admits "screw w3, their standards didn't live up to our expectations and Chrome is going to be the new Internet Explorer." Because that's basically what they're doing.

And Google has paid trolls on sites like stack overflow (er, Google it) that will flat out tell web designers "nobody will hire you for this crappy outdated design, learn Google standards because they're the future, your boss doesn't care that 70% of his clients won't be able to use your site properly as long as you comply with the almighty Google, unless he's pointy haired." W3 is dead in all but name, the new browser wars have begun and they'll be worse than the first round 15 years ago that produced the proprietary horror we know as Internet Explorer 6.

Google doesn't do "open source," sure their stuff is based on Webkit and Linux, but they make proprietary forks of everything, force web designers to build for it, then threaten to decrease your search ranking if you provide a standards compliant fallback for other browsers.
 
You had a good run #NPAPI . You made the web a good time. You outlived your namesake browser by well over a decade. But sadly, the architects at Chrome would put their own dog down if it weren't an open source, standards compliant, javascript implemented pet.

Now so many of my favorite plugins will have to die too because no one in OSS land has time to completely rewrite them. Bye GWT DevMode, bye Garmin Device API (EOL, no replacement). Ah, but at least the ones people use will be grandfathered in, you known, like all the closed source plugins like Java, Silverlight and Facebook. That's just how the world works.
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You might think I'm insane for this, but I actually like the old neon blue tron theme with the blocky fonts and excessive drop shadows. So much so that I installed a Honeycomb 3.6 theme on my Android 4.4/Cyanogenmod 11 Tablet. I hope this still works on Android 5.0/Cyanogenmod 12, because the deep theming engine is truly the best feature of Cyanogenmod. Include it on stock Android 5.0, and I will no longer feel a need to root.
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Stops screen flickering in OS, but I still get a really worrying glitch when I lock the screen, when it shuts off it looks like a CRT monitor shutting off. You know, the white lines moving toward the middle at warp speed before the screen goes black. I've never seen this before and I'm worried it might damage my screen. Is this a glitch or an actual animation of Android KitKat? I'd rather have my screen fade to black then instantly shut itself off for fear of damage.
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True. Well I'm glad my trick still works on these newer ROMs. 

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Except...you know...the small problem that November 1st came and went more than a month ago, but don't let facts spoil your anarcho-end time fantasy!
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So, they thought the sky wasn't falling and fannie and freddie needed more leveraging, not less. Was this before or after Lehman imploded? Seriously fox, give up, you're not fooling anyone. Had the government allowed AIG to fail (and remember, this is still Bush, Obama hadn't been inaugurated yet, this is actually one of the few good decisions he made), the international financial system, which AIG insured 90% of, would have gone up in a puff of smoke before the week was over, as AIG went bankrupt from having to pay out on the 30:1 over leveraging of fannie and freddie. By the end of the month, the dollar wouldn't have been worth the paper it was printed on. Forget government help, by this point the government might exist in name only. Before new year 2010, western civilization as we know it would've collapsed and you grandchildren would be speaking Chinese. A lot of people don't realize just how much went on behind the scenes to prevent this. All you saw was the bailouts, but in reality bank executives were negotiating for 6 months beforehand. The bailouts were the absolute last resort, and when they happened we had mere hours left before everything went down in flames. The government didn't want to do the bailouts, and did everything they could to prevent it. But when Lehman failed, they started a domino effect, and the only way to stop it was to prop up the next domino with a $700 billion money pile. If anything the bailouts should've been even bigger.
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I still think all I really need to know is su, sudo, nano, chmod +x, apt-(command), cd, ls, and ./
For anyone who doesn't know, aptitude is also available as a .run, tarball, or .deb that you can chmod to run on any distro.
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Wow...I like this, they sound kind of like Evanescence :)
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