Oracle tightening the screws on Java users Show more
@freakazoid you're overblowing this in a big way. they're end of lifiing their own five year old jvm, which is a typical and reasonable thing for a software company to do. updates to oracle jvm 9 onward are still available. the open jdk is still available. a number of alternate jvms like graalvm are still available. this is hardly "tightening screws"
@rick_777 @MatejLach @Shamar they don't just want future employees. they want people, whether future employees or not, to think a certain way. investing into educating kids on the off chance that they'll work for your company ten years later makes limited sense. investing in convincing kids, and by extension their parents, that company X's products are the only good products makes a lot of sense.
@suetanvil right?? I think he's cynically trying to use the news cycle to enhance his image, and pundits like Paul Krugman are helping him
@jbob yeah you're right. I was thinking of the bits that say don't use your knowledge/skill to harm others. the IP stuff is meh. I do think some attention should be paid to how computing technology can be used to take things in a harmful way.
@jbob thing is, there already are codes of ethics. the ACM has one, for instance, and it's not horrible--in my view a good proportion of the badness we see now wouldn't pass a clear-headed ethical review if there were such a thing. but programmers aren't taught to pay attention to such things, usually, and organizations like the ACM do not lead by example imo.
@antifarben Facebook is a good web site /sarcasm
"Why do I need a 4Ghz quadcore to run facebook?" This is why. A single word split up into 11 HTML DOM elements to avoid adblockers.
@paeneultima I wish for that so much 😩
I hope the National Enquirer moves forward with its plan to publish pictures of #Jeff Bezos's complexifier /sarcasm
@dwardoric this link is not working for me, but I'm very interested!
@paeneultima so I guess someone from the national enquirer tried to blackmail him, so he wrote this thing on medium and now the media is in a frenzy over it http://medium.com/@jeffreypbezos/no-thank-you-mr-pecker-146e3922310f
it's cool how #Jeff Bezos is trying to get the media to fight his personal battle for him instead of using some of the money he stole from all of us and Earth to deal with the consequences of his choices.
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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more