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Comment BlinkyTape or a similar LED installation (Score 3, Interesting) 133

You could look into LED decoration. For example, BlinkyTape - a LED strip with an attached Arduino-compatible controller.

It can be just decoration, or you can use it for light painting.

Of course, you can build your own LED-based contraption.

Comment A gem from the discussion (Score 2) 324

I fully support this proposal. In addition to APIs, I'd like to propose prohibiting caching any resources loaded over insecure HTTP, regardless of Cache-Control header, in Phase 2.N. The reasons are:
1) MITM can pollute users' HTTP cache, by modifying some JavaScript files with a long time cache control max-age.
2) It won't break any websites, just some performance penalty for them.
3) Many website operators and users avoid using HTTPS, since they believe HTTPS is much slower than plaintext HTTP. After deprecating HTTP cache, this argument will be more wrong.

I'm sure the users will appreciate the extra traffic!

I can see 1 being a thing, but 2 is a penalty for the end-user on metered connections, and 3 is an argument for "Mozilla is much slower than [insert browser here]".

Comment Re:Buyer Beware (Score 1) 45

Not true.

You need Developer mode to install "unpacked" extensions, which essentially means "in development", with no auto-update.

On Windows, they disabled the ability to install packaged extensions from other sources, Developer mode or not. unless you have a domain-level enterprise policy to whitelist some.
On other platforms, you're free to install extensions from any source.
On any platform, you're free to install Chrome Apps from any source. The reasoning being that apps do not silently run in parallel and with access to your browsing.

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