It just blocks the autoplay and you click on it to get it moving which even helps on video sites when I open a few videos in tabs. For me personally, I don't usually mind seeing ads, it's mainly the animated, blinking or noisy ones I hate.
Could it be because it's still going to have a "fuck it, you drive" mode which passes responsibility to the human so Google can claim they're not responsible?
Well no, if it had a "fuck it, you drive" mode then there would need to be no regulatory changes. Also, it's right in the article that Google wants to avoid the driver panicking and taking control of the car when something goes wrong.
The "I read your email" shirts aren't a joke
I had a co worker complain about that shirt. Apparently "I don't like your email" is not an acceptable reply.
I'll take any of that over the time I found a pic of my overweight manager naked and sitting on some woman's face.
Not true. I have been blocking html5 animations in Chrome for about 2 months now.
As long as your fixing things.. do you think you could fix the download links to not be hostile to "wget"? Being able to paste the download link into an ssh session on a remote machine tends to be a huge time saver.
If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.