Everyone and their brother seems to have moved to Git
I've seen a lot of proprietary development moving to Mercurial, but haven't heard of anyone moving to Git. The latter seems to be much more popular for Open Source stuff.
We never intended for a support contract to be required to keep JDK 7 up to date
Then provide bloody YUM and APT repos for easy upgrading on RedHat, CentOS and Debian based systems. Even Adobe can manage that for the poxy Flash plugin.
Since when did Slashdot become horribly biased in supporting Israel?
It's a US website, and having witnessed first hand how fucked up the teaching of history and reporting of foreign affairs is in that country I'm not surprised that it's biased. As an example, a couple of years ago a new book on the Anglo-American war of 1812 was published. It got a write up in a US paper where it was lambasted for not repeating the mantra that the British started the war. In actual fact, the documentary evidence proves that it was a war of aggression by the US that attempted to annex Canada while the British were struggling against Napoleon. The plan backfired, as the poorly organised US land forces were repeatedly defeated by determined Candian colonials backed later by hardened troops from Wellingtons Iberian army. Meanwhile the Royal Navy ravaged the US coast unopposed and Royal Marines torched Washington in revenge for similar actions by US forces at the start of the war. The war was subsequently portrayed as a victory by the US, despite achieving nothing more than a status quo ante bellum (the British could have pressed for concessions by threatening to use further forces freed up from the Napoleonic wars, but saw the whole thing as a sideshow and were content with the resultant treaty). The US maintained plans for annexing Canada as recent as the 1930s, and there was even strong public opinion in favour of putting the plan into action in the first two years of the Second World War.
Strange fortune cookie or whatever else that quote at the bottom of a Slashdot page is called:
To err is human; to forgive is simply not our policy. -- MIT Assasination Club
Seems somewhat awkward given events in Boston over the last 24 hours.