Aaaaand what percentage of the earths surface is covered by the UK?
Speaking as an Englishman: 100% of the important parts, plus Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
1. Do you have to go out of your way and invest significant time and effort to avoid the use of these Oracle-owned libraries when you want to develop software in Java?
I'm quite happy to go out of my way to not add an extra 'use expensive commercial features' flag when I invoke the JVM.
2. Are you able to write good software without the Oracle-owned libraries? (good = robust, efficient, secure,
I'd first like to see an existence proof that robust, efficient, and secure software exists, but assuming that axiom, any Java program that works with OpenJDK (i.e. the reference Java implementation) will work without any Oracle-specific things.
It doesn't. Someone has to authorize it with the admin password.
Is this based on anything, or are you just guessing?
The article makes it clear that in order to extract and run the malware, you have to extract and install other malware named "Java".
This "Java" is apparently malware developed by a large database company in order to install security holes in otherwise secure computers, and is so named to trick tired programmers into believing that they are installing coffee.
I owned a small consulting company in the late '90s and we were hired to do some work for a VPN vendor. We had to sign a rather onerous NDA and then they stiffed us on payment after six months' work and proceeded to ship what we had built anyway. The "separation" was acrimonious and involved court just so we could get paid.
Two years later, the president of the company contacts me begging for archival copies of what we'd produced, as they suffered some sort of catastrophic event and had lost a lot of source code.
I rather gleefully told him that (a) I had to take him to court to get him to pay me for shipping our work last time around, and (b) as per the NDA that they made a serious issue of in court, we had dutifully wiped everything we had ever worked on for them, and good luck.
I smiled for about a month after that.
wiped and disabled, or if he just ran Linux or *BSD on it and everything is still there, they just figure "not Windows or Mac, ergo broken, he must be trying to fvck us."
As of 2004, there were ~530,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Sweden (Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, p.197.)
So basically 5% of the population isn't going to hear the radio announcements, even if they have their radio on. Which they probably don't, or it's tuned to Sirius Satellite or plugged into their iPod/iPhone.
About as useful as touch screens for amputees whose prosthetic hands can't capacitively couple with trackpads or iPhones...
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