Hey, great news, Google Chromium just started a war and I'm going to enjoy this one

I mean, do it - just.... try and do it, fellas. The skies will blacken with a million screaming tweets

Mhoye captures the true horror, however: How they did this terrifically bad idea with zero discussion.

The implementor, Eric Lawrence, has apparently made it a mission to make the Web a little less.... good. Was happy to get right to the business of ripping FTP support out of Chrome, as well.

Hey, these blue underline things.... are they going out the window next, Eric?
Oh, no. This one's going to get attention too, isn't it.

OK, then.

Folks, spare me your justifications. Please spare me. Spare all of us. Just lie back and focus on the new streaming TV shows and explain to your cat why "machine owner-level admin applied to the browser" is good
Here. Eric dropped his justifications here, you can read them.


"I was just implementing orders more accurately and with less bugs" is the new "I was just following orders".

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