[CentOS] New java update?

Tue Mar 5 22:20:45 UTC 2013
John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com>

On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 02:10:02PM -0800, John R Pierce wrote:
> sad, really, as one of Java's original goals was to be a completely 
> sandboxable environment.

I was just discussing this very issue with someone the other day.  That
was such a huge marketing factor in the beginning.  And we waited.  And
waited.  And waited.  And it never materialized.

> I wonder...  is Java really getting worse, or is it that the hackers are 
> getting more sophisticated and finding ever more fiendish ways of 
> violating systems  ?

I think it's sort of a little of both.  Tools and people are getting better
and the people maintaining Java aren't getting any better.

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us

-- Oscar Levant (1906-1972), American pianist, composer, author, comedian,
   and actor, as quoted in "On the 8th Day -- God Laughed" (1995)
   by Gene Perret, pg 95
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