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Comment Re:Electrolysis? (Score 3, Insightful) 187

This is a huge multi-year project that almost rewrites whole portions of the browser. It's not just an entry on a changelog. It's a major undertaking that people have been discussing using a codename for a very long time. You need codenames because saying "project to split tabs into separate processes" over and over gets old. The name Electrolysis makes sense because that's essentially what they are doing: splitting one monolithic thing into smaller parts.

Comment Re:Allo, allo? (Score 1) 127

They did. Except just 1 and 2 and in this order. There is no 3 because that would be dumb.

1. Encrypted but where Google has the key so can "listen in" and provide those helpful suggestions (default because the app wouldn't be able to do anything cool otherwise)
2. Encrypted end to end for people who want it.

End to end encryption has its benefits but it also prevents a lot of cool things like the chat bots, syncing messages to desktop and tablets, and other cool things.

Comment Re:config gui held random (Score 1) 131

I don't see how this is any different than driver packages today. If you have no internet or the company goes out of business then you can't download the drivers. If you have drivers on a CD then they still work. The configuration webpage/app that uses these JavaScript APIs on that CD will still work too.

Comment Re:The problem is not a wifi policy (Score 1) 129

The problem was the employees wanting to put their personal devices on the corporate network to surf the web.

You never explained why exactly this was a problem. Their devices couldn't possibly be a security risk if your internal servers and networks were set up properly.

Employees were unwilling to accept that there's no good reason for their personal crap being attached to the network.

Maybe they weren't willing to accept that because it's not really true and you are just stating it like a fact. There's lots of good reasons employees would benefit from guest network/internet access: Wi-Fi calling, not getting any cell signal at all in buildings like Casinos and some resorts, better battery life on their devices, not needing to use valuable mobile data while at work, etc.

From a security standpoint letting employees onto the guest network is fine. It makes their work satisfaction higher and costs little to nothing for the business. Maybe you have a policy of not wanting employees to use their devices at work (like in the old days where businesses didn't want employees using phones for personal calls) but that seems more like a political move than having anything to do with security which was the topic.

Comment Re:Most plans wont cover that much. (Score 1) 238

In the UK, third party costs are unlimited - you might not get your car repaired but the person you hit will see their life altering injury costs covered for as long as they need them.

This wasn't clear. Who pays for the injury costs? Your insurance, their insurance, or the government?

Also a side note, I thought most major healthcare int he U.K. was already covered by the government.

Comment Re:Adroid's Reputation is Ruined (Score 1) 214

I'm not seeing how Google caused your problems. Maybe be angry at Samsung for not giving you access to Lollipop?

This API specifically makes your "organize my pictures on it" use case possible in an easy fashion. Instead of being happy that Google is working to make your use cases easy you somehow turn this into a tirade about Google. I'm just a little confused.

Comment Re:Sounds good until Google pulls the plug (Score 3, Insightful) 126

No, they wouldn't.

Killing Reader doesn't mean Google is shutting down all of their products. Reader is the only "important" project they've shut down and that's only because we are all nerds and used Reader constantly. Most people on the internet don't use RSS or even know what it is.

Chromebooks are one of the major pieces of Google's ecosystem. There's no way they will be shut down or neglected unless Google completely changes its business model. At that point we will have more to complain about than Google shutting down a few products.

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